Radeons Not Defective?
Apparently that report is now being reported as false:
Several product managers and engineers were left scratching their heads when confronted about receiving batches of faulty Radeon HD parts. ASUS representatives, speaking on the condition of anonymity, claim that no journalists inquired to the company about faulty Radeon-series graphic adaptors, and that the company has not found a single defective in its inventory.”
Nothing is certain at this time, but the current theory is that the rumor may have originated at Acer when they recently received a shipment of Radeons without UVD.