just going by the first one...http://www.icefilms.info/ip.php?v=127779&
"I Am Number 4"
1280 x 588 = HD 720p
Therefore, yes it IS HD... according to the site's criteria
From the link - viewtopic.php?p=182493#p182493
720p and 1080p are lumped together as "HD", BUT, when you label a video as such we expect the following:
- 1080p = 1920 x 1080 or higher
- 720p = 1280 x 720 or better, but less than 1920 x 1080
SD is anything less than 1280 x 720
In a case like this, you go by horizontal resolution.
1280 = HD 720p
So, rather than 16x9 (HDTV) it's 16x9 (widescreen letterbox) which is a "standard" widescreen movie ratio.
Much like other examples, this just shows that the entertainment industry makes rules and then sidesteps them to create new ones when it feels like it.
So, even though you may not feel as though the video is HD, it is. According to the definitions we work with on this site, and the definitions decided by the entertainment industry and the release groups that create the content.
If you don't feel it's HD content, please, post a reply as to why you feel it isn't.