Buying HD movies in iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jchildress, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. jchildress macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    I just bought an Apple TV last night and have a question about ordering movies from iTunes. I bought the 40 GB ATV because I have a lot of network storage that I planned on using.

    So I was wondering if I oder a movie on my ATV, is there anyway I can move it to my network storage and add it to my iTunes library, so it doesn't use space on the ATV itself? Then I'll just stream it from my Mac?

    If that is not possible, then I'm not opposed to ordering a movie from iTunes on my Mac and just stream it to the ATV. But when I look at ordering movies from iTunes on my Mac, it offers a $14.99 price, but doesn't mention if it's HD. Below the price it says that the movie is available in HD from Apple TV. So am I buying a SD movie for $14.99 on my Mac, but HD on ATV for the same price? Or is it saying that if I buy it from iTunes on my Mac, that I can only watch it in SD on the Mac, but HD on the ATV?
  2. gadabout macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2007
    at this time, movies are not available for purchase in HD. the HD version is a rental, which is, i think, 3.99 or so.

    so yes, 14.99 is to buy an SD movie. but that is the only version available for purchase so far
  3. jchildress thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008
    OK, then I was getting confused between the $9.99 & $14.99. I assume, $9.99 is for older movies and $14.99 is for newer releases?
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    That's mostly correct. However, certain studios charge $14.99 for certain movies all the item. For example, Disney on titles like Cars which have been out for ages.

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