Originally Posted by acejh1987
Most of iTunes TV Show Episodes are now 1080p and 5.1 Lossy. Not BD quality but not too bad.
Interesting to know . . .
It's odd to me that every major platform is headed so quickly in this direction. The only problem with downloadable content replacing all physical discs is the US intraweb congestion.
Apple has to be the most notorious company out there in regards to congestion. The number and size of itunes (for windows) updates that they push is astounding. It's a complete d/l re-install everytime, and it provides little to no new feature. (Usually just serves to plug up some exploit that jailbreakers found) They really need to learn better application framework/update management skills.
Windows updates come in second place in my mind.
It seems like Netflix, Amazon instant, Hulu and others offer decent prices for a lot of content, but the defacto requirement to get it to a majority of users via streaming has been to offer lower quality audio/video.
Audio file sizes seem to be close to fixed, but video takes up a majority of the filesize for a blu ray. This won't get any smaller with 4K, so the chances of D/L content providers pushing that through the web to consumers seems very unlikely
It's interesting that the Google music store debuted and provided people a place to easily buy music on their device and came with the option to download the DRM-free mp3 to their PC, but their TV shows and Movies don't offer this option.