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The first HD DVD title to hit BitTorrent networks
The results of hacked HD DVD keys turn up as HD DVDs are released on the Internet

Late last year, a hacker claimed to have circumvented the copy protection scheme used to protect HD DVD and Blu-ray content. Just over two weeks after the news broke, the online pirate community is seeing the fruits of hacker labor with the first release of a full HD DVD available for download.

The first HD DVD movie released is Serenity, which weighs in at 19.6 GB. The file reportedly is available in EVO format and is playable with PC-based players such as PowerDVD at full 1080p resolution.

Other HD DVD movies have quickly followed with the release of Pitch Black at 21.37 GB, The Chronicles of Riddick at 24.94 GB and Batman Begins at 24.76 GB. All HD DVD movies released thus far appear to retain all aspects of the original discs, including various audio options and special features.

While PowerDVD is the software of choice to play the pirated releases, PowerDVD’s developer, Cyberlink, has publically stated that it believes that its software is secure and is not a part of the exploit in extracting the title keys used to decrypt HD DVDs.

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RE: what's the point?
By CrazyBernie on 1/17/2007 6:22:50 PM , Rating: 0
Your internet connection is 6 migabits per second, not megabytes... see mine and other replies below :) So with 8 bits to the byte, 700KB/s is about 6Mbps

Unfortunately connection speeds are listed in bits even though download speeds are listed in bytes... I can't tell you how many tech support calls I've fielded trying to explain this to a customer....

RE: what's the point?
By puffpio on 1/18/2007 5:54:58 AM , Rating: 2
yeah I know...see how I lavled it 6 Mbps and not 6MBps..and then all the other calculations has them in Bps and not bps...I took that into account

RE: what's the point?
By Araemo on 1/18/2007 8:49:05 AM , Rating: 2
"With my comcast cable internet I get 6 Mbps download speed which in reality I've gotten about 700 KB/s which is even lower than your estimate!"

#1: You imply that 700KB/s is less than 6 Mb/s. (Ok, so 6Mb/s is technically 750KB/s, but whatever, close enough.)

#2: You imply that 700KB/s is less than the 1Mb/s in the original post you were replying to. (1 Mb/s is about 120KB/s.)

You may not have meant all that, but with the way it is written, I think most of us thought you were making the implications I pointed out above, which would show a confusion between bits and bytes in regards to data transmission speeds.

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