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iTunes goes High-Def

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Apple March 19 announced that high-definition downloads are now available at the iTunes Store.

Customers can download to own recent releases of box office hits such as Quantum of Solace and Twilight in high-def at $19.99 each. Download rentals will also be available for $4.99 within 30 days after release.

To view the latest offerings, visit www.itunes.com/movies/hd

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/itu...high-def-15073

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post #2 of 12
Wow..this will totally propel them.. they seem to be using contacts to studios to offer this.. I think it's pretty unfair to Vudu but I guess that's business.
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So it says pre-order. When will it be available? Will these movies be available while still in the theaters. I can pre-order blu-ray discs also - not that big a deal. Now, if i can get these movies at home at the same time that they are available in theaters - that is a different story.
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Twilight, Quantum of Solace and The Spirit are pre-order. The rest appear to be available to buy and download today.
post #5 of 12
But itunes HD is 720p- correct?
And doesn't vudu let you rent 1080p HD?
post #6 of 12
This is not news - yes so you can get 720p on itunes while both Vudu and BluRay offer 1080p. The movies they have listed are available on BluRay and Vudu. I was thinking that these were new movies currently in release in theaters. Now that would be news.
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Interesting. For Twilight you can purchase 720p from Apple now for $19.99. 1080p (non HDX) now from Vudu for $24.99 or 1080p Blu-ray from Amazon pre-order (May 5 release) for $23.99. And the DVD two-disc special edition from Amazon is available now for $17.99.
post #8 of 12
Anyone know if these HD offerings can then be transcoded for PMPs such as Archos, PSPs, etc? Or are they protected - view only vids? They can probably be d/l to iPods, iTouchs easily...
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Originally Posted by miata View Post

Interesting. For Twilight you can purchase 720p from Apple now for $19.99. 1080p (non HDX) now from Vudu for $24.99 or 1080p Blu-ray from Amazon pre-order (May 5 release) for $23.99. And the DVD two-disc special edition from Amazon is available now for $17.99.

My guess is the studios want their profit. So much for the lower cost structure for streams being passed on to the consumer.
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Originally Posted by miata View Post

Interesting. For Twilight you can purchase 720p from Apple now for $19.99. 1080p (non HDX) now from Vudu for $24.99 or 1080p Blu-ray from Amazon pre-order (May 5 release) for $23.99. And the DVD two-disc special edition from Amazon is available now for $17.99.

Amazon is not selling the Blu-ray until May 5th?
post #11 of 12
If people wanted blu-ray to succeed the blu-ray would be out before the DVD.
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Amazon is not selling the Blu-ray until May 5th?

Strange but true.

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