I just tested the hd video playback on my Eee PC 1000HD. Over all it's good, but not great. I can never ever run full 1080i hd video on my netbook. Too slow. However, 720p hd video performs much better. I downloaded Endeavour Launches For Space Station video (720p) off of this site. http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/index.html I used VLC to play it. I should have done this with the Eee PC 901 w/ the Atom CPU. On my 1000HD, I used regular CPU setting, 900 mhz, not underclock nor overclock. So if you want to test your HD video performance, go ahead. Though I really want to see the Atom performs.