Not impressed with ATV4 film quality.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Marco123, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2012
    I purchased the Star Wars collection on iTunes and I know they're old films but I definitely remember my blurry collection being a lot better in picture quality.
    This has soured the appeal of me building my film collection on iTunes any further.
    Anyone else?
  2. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2014
    Streaming is getting better, but prime time is still a ways away. We only redeem digital copies and maybe buy a film we already own in BD but don't have a digital copy when it can be had for the cost of a rental. They are handy for road trips. Physical media is still the way to go if you want quality.
  3. benjitek, Dec 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015

    benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    The quality of the HD file looks great accessing it from my ATV4, not blurry. One thing to keep in mind regarding building your video library digitally vs. physical media is whether or not you want to leave it to someone. Your digital library expires when you do, you can't leave it in a will (or lend out a title while you're living). You don't own your digital library, it's more like the equivalent of a 'lifetime-lease'. Same goes for digital music and eBook purchases. That may or may not be a consideration, but it's in the TOS for all the digital media stores, not just iTunes...
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    I dont 'build any collection' where DRM is involved.
    I didnt start buying music until iTunes dumped DRM. Its now backed up in Carbonite and through iTunes Match.

    Movies are still for $7.99 subscription services, renting or pirating.
  5. mellofello macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2011
    iTunes movies look decent. Netflix/Amazon has far surpassed them though. Especially in 4K.

    I was watching transparent yesterday in 4K, and my gf walked in the room. She said "ugh turn this off it is so HD it is making my eyes bleed". She is far from a techie either.

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