iTunes movies resolution?

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  1. inertiat, Nov 17, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010

    inertiat macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I had an impulse to buy Avatar on iTunes because I fancied watching an action movie in HD on my Mac, but I'm in the iTunes store an it doesn't specify what resolution the movie actually is - only that it's 'widescreen'.

    I've searched on Google and not found any results, so can anyone tell me what resolution iTunes movies normally are and how I can find out?

    Thanks
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    If it says "HD", then it's 1280 wide. If it doesn't say HD, it'll be 853 wide.

    iTunes HD content is up to 1280x720, but wide-aspect movies will have a lower vertical resolution (I believe that it's 536 in this case).
    iTunes SD is up to 853x480, again wide-aspect will take this down to... 356 high?
     
  3. inertiat thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Nermal.

    I'm on the UK store and it doesn't specifically mention HD for any films I can see new or old. But it does have it's own HD section for TV shows. So I'm guessing the UK store doesn't have HD movies?
     

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