The first DVD players were called VCRs. That's the way they were marketed. When HD-DVD and Blu-Ray came out, they were called HD-DVDs and Blu-Rays. They were also marketed as HD. When Blu-Ray took off in the market, the VHS market took a dive. So, marketing always goes with what's popular. It's not some egotistical reason. It's just the way it is. You could go to a movie theater and see wall-to-wall HD-DVDs. They're marketing the fact that the movies are in HD. If they weren't marketed as HD, HD-DVDs probably wouldn't have been so successful. The movie theaters are also marketing it. Blu-Ray is the best selling format in the movie theater. HD-DVD may be the best selling format elsewhere.
I think that HD-DVD is mostly a marketing term. The HDMI television spec says 848x480, not 720p. The Blu-Ray spec is 720p. I think that HD-DVD is actually 720p. I see HD-DVDs in the stores all the time, and I've always been under the impression that it's just 720p. Hi-def and 720p are often used interchangeably. It's all marketing. * -KageTora (talk) 05:31, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
I do also want to add that I don't know why DVDs are given more status than HD-DVDs. HD-DVDs support resolution higher than DVD's 1280x720. 1280x720 is not HD. At it's best, it's 720p. Even more so, if you look at the resolution of a television, 720p is not HD. It's 720 x 576 at 30fps. 720p is the highest resolution for progressive scan TVs. However, this is still 720x576, not 1280x720. No, it's not HD. It's still 720x576. Stop fiddling with the numbers and get the real story. :-) * -KageTora (talk) 05:29, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
I have a friend who has a problem with her IBM Laptop. I haven't seen the laptop yet, so I don't knwo what type it is, but she says it is only two or three years old. She has also informed me that she uses a P2P software to download music, so I believe that it must be an adware/spyware/malware problem. I have told her I will try to fix it tomorrow, but in order to do so, I may need to get software that I can put on a USB to run on her system, without the huge start-up time (in excess of 20 minutes). What I want to do is get the computer to run as fast as possible so I can install the anti-spyware and anti-adware, as well as software to deal with the malware that may be present.
If it isn't P2P, then I'm not sure what would be the problem. If you have a virus or a Trojan or whatever that's downloading to it, then you could contact a PC repair service, and possibly have it fixed.
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