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Old 05-13-12, 09:00 PM   #1
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Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

So, I had an iPad 2 and the digital copies that come with DVD/Blu-ray sets looked pretty good on it. I recently got an iPad 3 and those same digital copies look like crap.

I bought some 1080p movies from iTunes for comparison and they look great on the new iPad. Is there anyway when downloading a digital copy that comes with a Blu-ray/DVD combo from iTunes to get a 1080p version?

I am no expert, but it seems that is the issue?
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Old 05-13-12, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

That sounds like crazy talk.
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Old 05-13-12, 10:04 PM   #3
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

Didn't have an iPad 2, but digital copies look good on my new iPad. Don't know what to tell you....
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Old 05-14-12, 08:27 AM   #4
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

Well maybe crap was an overstatement, but given the new iPad's resolution, they surely do not look as good as they did on the iPad 2.

Maybe one day we will get a true digital copy from these studios like the ones sold on iTunes.
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Old 05-14-12, 09:52 AM   #5
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

So the iPad is doing a poor job upscaling lesser resolution digital copies, not a big shock.

Isn't a problem so much as just lacking a feature.
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Old 05-14-12, 01:15 PM   #6
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

The fine print always says that the DC is SD
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Old 05-14-12, 02:23 PM   #7
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

How much bigger are the HD versions, though? I have a few kids tv shows that I bought, and I always download the SD versions because even those take up quite a bit of space...
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Old 05-14-12, 04:46 PM   #8
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

Digital Copies are not just SD, I believe they're actually lower res than 480p.
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Old 05-15-12, 09:09 AM   #9
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Re: Digital Copies and the new iPad (3)

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How much bigger are the HD versions, though? I have a few kids tv shows that I bought, and I always download the SD versions because even those take up quite a bit of space...
1080P TV shows are typically 1.7GB for a "1 hour" (~45min) show.
720P - 1.4GB for the same thing.

Note that iTunes allows you to download either the 1080P or 720P version (there is a preference setting, which obviously can be changed back and forth if you wish).

You can do your own calculation, but the HD take up at least 2~3 times the space of the SD ones. However keep in mind that you can always re-download from iCloud any purchased show or movie -- you can delete it to make space and then redownload it later if you want to watch it (again).
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Old 05-15-12, 09:47 PM   #10
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The fine print always says that the DC is SD
That really explains alot. The movie I tested was Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol. This set came with a Blu-ray, DVD, and a code for the digital copy. I ensured my iTunes was set to download @ 1080p. That however seemed irrelevant as the digital copy didn't look that great. I then purchased the 1080p copy from iTunes and that looked great - just like the blu-ray.

Most know that digital copies come in two forms - on a disc or a code. This release being a code for the digital copy, I thought it would download the 1080p version based on my settings from iTunes, but it seems like it downloaded the SD version from iTunes.

Hopefully, there will be an option in the future to get and HD digital copy.
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