Question about iTunes store and buying films

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kiranmk2, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    When browsing the iTunes film store from the aTV, how can you tell whether it has 5.1 sound and/or is HD?

    For example, Iron Man is now available to rent in SD and HD and to buy. The description page has the symbols for HD and dolby digital. But there is no information about what the "to buy" film is - HD? 5.1 sound?

    Also, are Apple adding 5.1 to the titles that first came out with 2.0?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    The movie studios will only allow Apple to rent movies in HD with DD 5.1. Any movies we buy from the iTunes Store are SD with stereo sound.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn. SD I could have coped with (all my own ripped films are SD anyway), but the lack of 5.1 puts me right off - even the $5 films of the week.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I can live with the SD now that they are using anamorphic, but the lack of DD 5.1 is disappointing.

    Regards,
    Michael
     

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