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Old Aug 19, 2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Blu-ray iTunes Digital Copies Now Redeemable in HD?

So I bought the Best Buy Exclusive version of The Hunger Games, and normally I ignore the Digital Copy Version for a while because I make my own digital copies by ripping the Blu-ray and encoding whatever files I need. However, I felt like getting the Digital Copy immediately for some reason and to my surprise, when I redeemed it, it started downloading the HD version!

Is this the first movie that's doing this at the moment? It's unfortunately downloading in 720p, I didn't realize that it was set up like that in my preferences, but since it's in the Cloud, I'm sure I'll be able to download the 1080p version in future. This is neat.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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It's up to the movie studio which version you will get. It really makes no sense to me why they would force the SD version with Blu-ray purchases though, but most do.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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I got the Blu-ray of The Hunger Games from Amazon and had a choice of Ultra Violet or iTunes. iTunes gave me a 1080p download. Like you, I use makemkv and put the movie on a disk drive attached to my TV.
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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It really makes no sense to me why they would force the SD version with Blu-ray purchases though, but most do.
It makes perfect sense... the digital copies are for ipad, ipods, iphones or other portable stuff. You'd don't really need that type of huge file for a portable device.
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 01:29 PM   #5
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It makes perfect sense... the digital copies are for ipad, ipods, iphones or other portable stuff. You'd don't really need that type of huge file for a portable device.
They are also played on Apple TV and Mac so no, I don't follow.
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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They are also played on Apple TV and Mac so no, I don't follow.
AppleTV streams the HD content (at least for me it does with an SD copy)
but viewing on the Mac they suck.
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 02:04 PM   #7
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AppleTV streams the HD content (at least for me it does with an SD copy)
but viewing on the Mac they suck.
Only The Hunger Games streams at HD for me. All of the other digital copies I have stream at somewhere in the 480p range.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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The Jaws Blu-ray also comes with an HD Digital Copy.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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Do digital copies require a disc or can I use a purchased code from eBay?
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Old Sep 5, 2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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The Jaws Blu-ray also comes with an HD Digital Copy.
Why has mine downloaded in SD then?
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 02:12 AM   #11
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Why has mine downloaded in SD then?
Do you have it setup to download or play HD content?
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Old Sep 6, 2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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What is the preferred video version in your preferences?
Yup, mine is 1080p
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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Somebody ought to start a list. Might as well start it and hope someone else picks up.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Hunger Games
2a. Hunger Games (Best Buy exclusive version)
3. Jaws
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 07:27 PM   #15
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Somebody ought to start a list. Might as well start it and hope someone else picks up.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Hunger Games
2a. Hunger Games (Best Buy exclusive version)
3. Jaws
I think that's a good idea. I'm also surprised that Game of Thrones has an actual Digital Copy, makes me want to go pick it up.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 08:14 PM   #16
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HBO is now also releasing their Digital Copies in HD, even re-releasing some older Seasons of shows (True Blood, etc.) that have already been released on BD, with their new HBO Select packaging. They include the BD, DVD, and HD Digital Copies. I really hope all the studios start following suit and start releasing their Digital Copies in HD.
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HD and iTunes extras, and a choice of iTunes or ultraviolet, I hope more studios follow this.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 07:56 AM   #18
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This is very encouraging news. I don't particularly enjoy encoding movies. I'd rather buy the disc and just download the file.
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HBO is now also releasing their Digital Copies in HD, even re-releasing some older Seasons of shows (True Blood, etc.) that have already been released on BD, with their new HBO Select packaging. They include the BD, DVD, and HD Digital Copies. I really hope all the studios start following suit and start releasing their Digital Copies in HD.
This is a little frustrating. I bought all the True Bloods for my wife when they first came out each year. I also bought Game of Thrones for me. All on Blu ray and only season four of True Blood came with a digital copy. Game of Thrones came out four months ago.
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This is a little frustrating. I bought all the True Bloods for my wife when they first came out each year. I also bought Game of Thrones for me. All on Blu ray and only season four of True Blood came with a digital copy. Game of Thrones came out four months ago.
I agree, it's definitely frustrating, as I bought Season 1 & 2 of True Blood before their new format came out. I also bought Game of Thrones on iTunes, whereas now when they re-release it, I could get 3 different versions for less than I paid just for the digital copies.
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Battleship is......

...., standard def.
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Does anyone know if the standard (non Blu-Ray) edition's digital copy gives you a choice of UltraViolet or iTunes (even SD download)? Or is the regular release limited to UV?
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Does anyone know if the standard (non Blu-Ray) edition's digital copy gives you a choice of UltraViolet or iTunes (even SD download)? Or is the regular release limited to UV?
The older released ones only work on Ultra Violet, but the newer ones work for both. From the Hunger Games on seems good for either or. The older versions you can have some luck with sending an email to the Ultra Violet customer service and they may give you a iTunes code.
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Battleship is......

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This must be punishment for actually buying Battleship....
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You would hope your getting blu ray digital download if you buy blu ray but it's 720P. Better of not buying the full pack and ripping it yourself. Just downloaded battleship (pretty good movie) and its 720P. Don't think any digital download I have done came in at 1080P.
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