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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Finally can buy HD movies on iTunes?

Was browsing the iTunes store and noticed that there's now the option to purchase some movies in HD (like Punisher: War Zone and Transporter 3). Has anyone tried to purchase HD movies in iTunes?
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Wow I'm surprised this happened with no announcement.

And incase it disappears I attached a screen shot.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:21 PM   #3
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I think I'll wait for the Apple TV upgrade so that I don't have to pay AGAIN to get them changed to 1080p from 720p, though.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:24 PM   #4
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Wow, this is huge, although we've seen similar things with movies like Ironman only to find it was an error. In this case, however, I hope it's true!

They've included more this time... before it was simply a misplaced HD logo. This time they have made substantial changes to the interface, and even included things like file size differences.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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Nice find, wonder if it downloads an iPod version too.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #6
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Hopefully it's not an error, it looks like you can pre-order the new Bond movie in HD too
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #7
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Nice find, wonder if it downloads an iPod version too.
Yes it does as it say's in the smaller pic I attached above. Just like TV shows you get an iPod friendly version as well.

They even have some movies now for pre-order in HD. Twilight and Quantum Of Solace for example.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:28 PM   #8
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Hopefully it's not an error, it looks like you can pre-order the new Bond movie in HD too
Sweet, I'll pre-order that in HD tonight!
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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Looks like it's been removed. I only see a version for $9.99 and it's not HD.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:35 PM   #10
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Hmm I'm looking for something to d/l just see if the buy link is real or not. They all seem to be $19.99 for the HD version.

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Looks like it's been removed. I only see a version for $9.99 and it's not HD.
What movie?

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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:35 PM   #11
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Hmm I'm looking for something to d/l just see if the buy link is real or not. They all seem to be $19.99 for the HD version.
I'm not seeing HD versions at all.

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What movie?
The ones the OP mentioned. Only transporter 3 is HD

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I'm not seeing HD versions at all.
It say's you need iTunes 8.1 to view them.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:37 PM   #13
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Only for a few movies at this time. It's official, here's the press release: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009...tml?sr=hotnews
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Well if it has really been removed already, I think we can all say fairly confidently that it should reappear sometime in the near future. The programming is there and ready for the press release to be posted.

EDIT: Looks like I spoke too soon!
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The new James Bond movie is available for pre order in HD.
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 05:02 PM   #16
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what a suprise to see!!! i just canceled my pre-order of "QoS" for the HD version now!

bring them on... i could care less for the others currently. lol
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Here is a link to the Store Page.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...e=pageHDMovies
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It say's you need iTunes 8.1 to view them.
Yeah, that was my problem, thanks!
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Yeah, that was my problem, thanks!
No problem, it reminds me of when they went to HD TV shows. You had to upgrade iTunes to be able to view them.
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