Finally, hardware acceleration?

I’m not necessarily encouraging it, but I’ve got some interest in the latest beta version of the Flash player. (Here’s the link to download the browser plug-in.) The press release (again, [URL=“”]link) mentions some neat stuff:

[]A strengthened connection to JS through the ExternalInterface API
]Vector graphics acceleration for multi-core machines
[*]“Hardware scaling” in full-screen mode, “for improved video performance and quality”

What, pray tell, does “hardware scaling” mean? It sounds like it could be a feature limited to video in full-screen mode. But do you think it could pave the way for hardware acceleration?