iTunes UK gets it's first HD TV show

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  1. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have just noticed that the new season of Lost is available in HD on iTunes in the UK now. I wasn't able to spot anymore shows in HD but hopefully we should see them coming in the not too distant future.
     
  2. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i just noticed too! It's a good sign. Although I was really expecting it to be (when it happened) more of a sweeping change, i.e. many high-profile shows receiving HD treatment. But as I said, a good sign. Pricing is off the mark at 2.50, 60p more than standard.
     
  3. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    expensive :-( wake me up when its £1.19 for HD and 89p for SD at least!
     
  4. iann1982 macrumors regular

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    I think they're missing a real killer of Apple TV and the iTunes store by not having HD films to buy - does any one know the reasoning behind this? Surely they're coming?
     
  5. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    Well on :apple:tv you can buy HD films, just not on your computer. Also I don't think you can get them on you computer in the US, and they're always ahead of us so it'll be a while yet... :(
     
  6. wrkngclasshero macrumors regular

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    You can't buy HD films on the apple tv. Only rent them. I am eagerly awaiting the day you can purchase them.
     
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    HD? I don't think so. The video might be 1280x720 but it will be blocky as hell, as this chart will demonstrate:

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  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    That chart doesn't demonstrate a single thing about video quality, and I hate when people keep reposting it. Where is it from? Gizmodo, I think.

    There are so many options in h.264 encoding that a 2MB bit-rate can actually be of higher quality than a 4MB bit-rate with lesser options.

    Also that chart doesn't tell you that h.264 is considered twice as efficient as mpeg2 thereby requiring half the bitrate.
     
  9. voodoofish macrumors regular

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    I'm actually impressed with the video... why don't you download the free lost starter pack in HD and then you'd see it's not blocky, instead of just looking at a chart?
     

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