Predictions: HD TV and Films in iTunes Store

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by 05elstonc, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. 05elstonc macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2006
    When do you think Apple will start selling HD content in the iTunes store? I used to think it was going to be a long ways off due to stingy content providers fear of unleashing HD quality content into the wild. Now that Microsoft has cut some great deals with their Xbox Live marketplace, which is tiny in comparison to iTunes I am feeling more confident HD is in our near future. Now that AppleTV is finally out Apple has to know people will be wondering why it is so "HD Centric" if the main source of content, iTunes, is not HD yet. I say within 60 days we will see select HD TV shows and Films on iTunes. What do you think?
  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    In the USA, I think a lot sooner than that.

    In the UK, it seems that TV shows are a ways off, but movies may be just around the corner.
  3. zoetropeuk macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2002
    Oxford UK
    I don't think UK TV shows are that far off at all. A few weeks a go they had a season of "Bad Girls" in the US iTMS TV show section. When you clicked any of the links it errored out saying this content is not available in the US store. A few days later it was removed. So Apple are obviously in the process of converting UK content.

  4. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I have never bought a movie from iTMS.

    I'd rather BUY movies at 1080p on disc, but when iTMS does offer 720p content I really hope it's rentable. I'd be all over that.
  5. logandzwon macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Same here. I'd love to "rent" 720p movies over iTunes/AppleTV.
  6. TimV macrumors member

    May 15, 2005

    I'd like to be able to rent 720p movies from iTunes via AppleTV, as well. I'm thinking $1.99 is a good price.

    If I'm going to buy a movie, though, I want it to be on a prepackaged disc format, ala HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

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