Also new to the player are 3D hardware acceleration and faster performance.
Adobe's Flash Player gets a lot of hate from folks, but Flash Player 11 looks like it might be changing some minds. The newest version of Flash - ready to launch next month - brings a whole new level of quality.
Adobe boast "console quality" games on the new platform. Based on the videos, they may be misleading a bit, but most of the titles look at least the quality of the original Xbox, some veering into XBLA and PSN territory. Still very impressive for Flash.
Also new to Flash is the ability to display full frame HD video with 7.1 channel surround sound. Not too shabby, especially paired with support for rentals and subscription based viewing.