downloading 1080p movies from iOS iTunes Store

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by harpal999, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. harpal999 macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2009
    I'm trying to download an HD movie but when i click purchase it gives me the option to choose SD or HD. When i download the HD it only comes in at 720p. is there a way to make it download in 1080p - a bit like in the iTunes on my Mac where I can select to download 720p or 1080p in the options?
  2. pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    You can change that in the iTunes preferences pane under "Store'. However, when I do this my older MAC MINI cannot play the content on the computer. It can stream it to the apple TV but will not play it on my mini or my PC.
  3. harpal999 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2009
    i need to do it on my iPad - not my Mac iTunes. I'm trying to download straight onto my iPad
  4. HazyCloud, Mar 22, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012

    HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    If the movie is available in 1080p, your new iPad will download that version. The best way to check is to search the movie in iTunes on a computer as that will tell you what resolution it's available in.
  5. VicTheBerg macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2012
    But that's not always the case. I've downloaded the first season of The Walking Dead, and when I access my purchase history and download them on my computer theyre avalible in 1080p. But when downloading them on my iPad I only get the 720p version. Same with The Killing for example.

    Some of my shows have no problem downloading in 1080p.
  6. harpal999 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2009

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