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Old Dec 15, 2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Itunes HD Movies, Are They Worth It?

I have the HD display so I was wondering if it's worth paying almost DOUBLE the price for HD movies? Is there somewhere where I can compare regular movie to HD?

Any of you guys buy HD movies from itunes or elsewhere?

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Old Dec 15, 2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Apple makes some content available free in HD as well as the HD podcasts out there. So there's plenty to use to evaluate for yourself. For me, yes, the HD is worth it. I found that the quality is very high for the HD content and pretty good for SD. When I have the option I go with HD.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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Yes, as the poster above said you can use the movie previews to see if you feel the movie is worth buying in HD.

Personally...sometimes they are, sometimes they aren't, and for a very low monthly fee they're all available in Netflix anyway! :-)
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I have the HD display so I was wondering if it's worth paying almost DOUBLE the price for HD movies? Is there somewhere where I can compare regular movie to HD?

Any of you guys buy HD movies from itunes or elsewhere?
you whiner
hell their worth it, where i'm from we pay $40 for a regular dvd movie, so i got myself an american credit card. "Cha Ching!"

but seriously i don't know where you can get a better deal, only thing is they are protected by DRM so you cant play them outside itunes/ipod.
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Short answer, nope.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 10:41 AM   #6
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Short answer, nope.
I think you are right. With this HD display every non HD dvd I watched looks really nice. Can't ask for more, specially with those high prices for HD movies.

But thanks everyone for your input.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 11:01 AM   #7
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Depends on the movie
do you really need to watch Weekend At Bernie's in HD? Probably not but if you want to watch something like Avatar then you might make the choice
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Can anyone comment on how "HD" apple's HD files are? I am talking bit-rate, complexity, file size...
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 12:33 PM   #9
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The DVD Player application does an exceptional job of upscaling non-HD content to HD resolution. It makes ordinary DVD's look really great, much much better than what a cheap $29 stand-alone DVD player would produce.

HD content is nice, but I need to wear my glasses to even see the difference, and I certainly wouldn't pay double the price for what is essentially the exact same movie.
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