iPad HD vs SD vs iTunes on a Macbook vs iTunes on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LA89, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 6, 2012
    #1
    Hi all,

    Quite in the weeds with this one and my research is bringing up all sorts of different arguments, so I wanted the opinion and experience of real users - here goes...

    Buying films/movies through iTunes is simple enough, until they bought in the HD/SD option...my question is: Are there any consequences of buying a HD film via the iPad, rather than though the Macbook??

    For example, say I bought a HD film on the Macbook, would it play back on the iPad?

    If i bought it through the iPad, would I end up with a different quality version when I downloaded it on the Macbook?

    Or, is it just a case of buying a HD film through iTunes, whether using your iPad, iPhone or Mac will give you the same result?

    The floor is open...

    Many thanks :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    #2
    If you buy HD version at 1080 on your Mac you get both SD and HD versions. This helps if you have a version 1 Apple TV 2 or an older iPad. If you buy HD on a iPad 2 you only get the option to buy HD in 720 not 1080.

    It does seem a little messy with the different options so I guess it depends on your device configuration.
     

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