1080p US store vs UK store???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by smashie, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Been looking at varies movies recently and cannot understand why there are

    differences between UK and US stores??

    I wanted to buy Moneyball and to my disappointment its £13.99 and 720p :(

    In the US store it $19.99 and is in 1080p :mad:

    I can understand some issues with studios selling movies in different countries,

    but this is the SAME movie but only available in the UK at a lower resolution.

    Anyone have any idea why?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2009
    Many UK rights holders do not want Apple selling 1080p versions of their content, clearly.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    All movie content takes time to move from the US store to the UK. It seems that there are a lot of negotiations that have to be repeated for each country. The film studios seem reluctant to move to digital distribution, but if one decided to take the lead and go for it, they would have a massive head start in the almost inevitable switchover.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Why be happy taking the money for 720p content but not 1080p?

    I thought if you were happy for apple or any other distributor to sell your

    movies then the higher the quality of that content the better. Clearly not though

    and has put me off buying it through the UK store, especially when i know its

    not the best quality i can get and have devices that can play the best resolution
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2008
    You don't seem to be able to buy ANY movies on the Apple TV in the uk, only rent.

    You can buy films through iTunes, but not the TV :(
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
    that's because Movies are not available as part of "iTunes in the Cloud" in the UK.

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