I have just discovered the coolest feature on my laptop. I have about 4 different pieces of software that I can use to play my DVDs. I just discovered a feature on the proprietary Hewlett Packard QuickPlay software. With this software one can set a DVD to play at 1.2, 1.4, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32x. I watched the entire length of Norbit and most of the Queen at 1.2x and most of Apocalypto at 1.4x. In English 1.4 distorts the voices too much, but in captioned movies like Apocalypto 1.4x is not so bad. It enables me to cut down on viewing time and see what all the fuss is about with certain movies. I do not think I am missing anything by viewing fast.
This software came with my new HP laptop. It sucks. The is the most boring piece of hardware I ever saw. It is utterly useless.
Like watching a movie on speed... without the speed...
The 1.2x 1.4x feature is the greatest thing for watching movies, tv shows on DVD at 1.2x you rarely notice it. Many movies are fine at 1.4X. I once watched one at 2.0X it was due back at the library that was a bit fast. Wish it had more stops like 1.3X and 1.5X
Now if only Netflix streaming could do the same thing
A comfortable HP Quick Play allow users access to video, photos, audio files, streaming TV, just a few clicks. A great sound system, HP provides a surprisingly clear sound. Listen to your favorite songs on this laptop is a real pleasure.