Movies that used to be 4K now are HD

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by keeganskylar, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. keeganskylar macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    why is it iTunes keeps removing movies that once listed as 4K and watchable as 4K but now are HD ?

    For example these used to be 4K now only show up as HD ....

    The Accountant (2016)
    Battleship (2012)
    Birth of a Nation (2016)
    The Bourne Identity (2002)
    The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
    Casion Royale (2006)
    Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
    The Fate of the Furious (Theatrical/Extended Bundle) (2017)
    Fifty Shades of Grey (Unrated) (2015)
    For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    The Girl on the Train (2016)
    Goldfinger (1965)
    The Great Wall (2016)
    Hidden Figures (2016)
    Independence Day (1996)
    Jason Bourne (2016)
    King Kong (Extended Version) (2005)
    Lost City of Z (2017)
    The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
    Moonraker (1979)
    Morgan (2016)
    The Mummy (2017)
    Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008)
    Oblivion (2013)
    The Perfect Guy (2015)
    Princess Bride (1987)
    Sing (2016)
    Snow White & the Huntsman (extended) (2016)
    Song to Song (2017)
    Vacation (2015)
    Victor Frankenstein (2015)
    Wild (2014)
    X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut) (2014)

    Seems to be a daily change. One day a movie is 4K the next day it’s HD.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 7, 2017 ---
    Just last weekend I watched Bram Stoker’s Dracula and it was 4K Dolby Vision just thinking it’s odd they removed the 4K
  2. mrrobotoplus macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
  3. randian macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2014
    A lot of them are Universal titles. They've pulled most or all of their 4k titles (and some never got 4k thought I expected them to, like The Hunger Games).
  4. geesus macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2015
    It's 4K here. A few films have had faults in the stream, so maybe have been removed temporarily to fix the issue - Arrival for one had problems but is now fixed.
  5. mmm1345, Oct 8, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017

    mmm1345 Suspended


    Aug 8, 2017
    Yeah, this is BS and why I'll never trust digital content. Free 4K Upgrades was the MAJOR reason for me to buy the stupid box. Feels like a giant bait and switch scam. I know defenders of this will say people who got these upgrades for free can't complain, but what about the people who purchased these titles in iTunes because it was cheaper than the 4K UHDs? How is this legal? This is not a good start and doesn't give me confidence in the future of this box. Unfortunately I'm passed Apple's awful 14 day return policy so I'm stuck with it.

    I've said in the past I don't think a lot of these streams are actually in 4K, so I'm hoping they were temporarily pulled just to fix them. But still.... Pretty scummy job by Apple all around. I'm not a Jobs was "god" person, but Apple's quality control has gone downhill since Cooke took over.
  6. mrrobotoplus macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Still HD today here. It was 4K HDR. No problems with Mad Max. The only 2 titles i've bought to test ATV 4K.
  7. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    Maybe you should contact the iTunes support. Maybe this is related to the latest iCloud and iTunes issues.
  8. mrrobotoplus macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    yes, i did. waiting for the answer.
  9. Hanterdro macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2014
    I usually call them and don't put it on until I get an answer. ;)
  10. killr_b macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2005
    Something must be going on. Front page has Blade Runner 4K offer banner, only plays 1080p. Ghost in the Shell is also 1080p again. Hmmm
  11. vince22 macrumors regular


    Oct 12, 2013
    it must your network connection, lts all 4k HDR dolby here..

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  12. mrrobotoplus macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    They just answered telling me to try, before refunding, to delete the title from the library and to download it again. So, they don't even know that 4K movies can't be downloaded.
  13. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Yeah, add Casino Royale and Skyfall to the list... Doubting in getting the Apple TV 4K if my movies are going to be downgraded "magically".
  14. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
  15. Tortri macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    Whoa that’s bs. I bought Independence Day on iTunes because it was 4k and now it’s not? If this keeps happening I’m not going to buy anymore movies on iTunes in fear it won’t be 4k down the road. I’d rather just buy a hard copy.

    Has vudu (ultra violet) pulled this stunt?
  16. mrrobotoplus macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2010
    Hey, just checked again. Alien Covenant is back in 4K HDR here. After 4 days.
  17. JWort93 macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2013
    My guess is they found some issue with the original 4k encodes for these titles. They will probably eventually be 4K HDR again yet. I don't see any reason to start freaking out just yet.
  18. Bfarmer38119 macrumors member

    May 27, 2012
    How did you get this information?
  19. geesus macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2015
    By using the developer HUD option. It posts the stream info on screen when used.
  20. Bfarmer38119 macrumors member

    May 27, 2012
    Thanks. I had used this before but couldn't remember how.
  21. keeganskylar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    Never heard of that is that an Apple TV option or something you must run on a Mac or an app ?
  22. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
  23. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    Silly me.
    Swipe down confirms Pacific Rim is 4K/Dolby Vision.
    Aptc4k is proved it’s purchase worth!
  24. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    The 4k versions of these fims show a slight improvemnt over their 1080p counterparts, but i still think I'll be picking up a 4k blu ray player for Xmas
  25. andrewstirling macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2015
    You might still only get a slight improvement. Many films are mastered in 2k and then upscaled for their 4k release.

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