HD rental in ATV on old films

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chimpboy74, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

    chimpboy74

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    Right.

    I'm fairly certain that I will get an answer on this quickly that will make me feel daft but I went to rent National Lampoons Xmas vacation and noticed that you can rent it in HD.

    My question is this:

    If it wasnt filmed in HD how can they offer this?

    next question:
    is there a noticeable difference to merit paying for the HD version rather than the normal?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    35mm movie film >>> HD video (in terms of resolution)

    Now, as for whether or not the video transfer of the film was recently redone to take advantage of modern HD video is something else entirely. And that I don't know the answer to. You'll have to see if there's been a "remastered" version done recently. No point in renting an "HD" version of the same crappy VHS-quality video transfer...

    If so, then depending on your particular TV setup, you should see some benefit.
     
  3. chimpboy74 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ok. Going to rent it next weekend so will give the HD version a shot.
     
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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