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Old 09-16-12, 07:52 PM
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Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

I didn't see this covered here yet, but I had ordered Cabin in the Woods BD off Amazon, and saw something about the iTunes digital copy it comes with being for either the HD or SD version... upon further research it looks like Hunger Games, Jaws, and all newer HBO "select" BD's come with the option of downloading the digital copy in HD.

We have an Apple TV 3 in our home, so this is pretty awesome news for us. Have I missed something, or this becoming the new trend?
Old 09-16-12, 09:11 PM
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Yeah, the last two digital copies I redeemed on iTunes, (Jaws & Hunger Games) came with 3 separate files: HD Version, SD version, and extras.

I'm assuming it's going to be standard for iTunes digital copies going forward.
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This is great news! I posted about this when i got an ipad 3 and saw all my digital copies look like crap. Glad to hear the times are finally changing.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

sweet
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

well..that's badass.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Glad it wasn't just me. This is awesome news.

Really happy about full HBO seasons too. Glad I waited for Boardwalk Empire, the re-release will have the HD iTunes copies.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Youch. How big are the HD digital copies? Aren't the SD ones 1-2.5G?
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Hunger Games is 4.6G.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

There are lots of new movies out there that says in itunes: "When purchased, this movie will not be availabe from iTunes in the cloud." (check Cabin in the Woods for instance).
Does that mean, if I buy a blu ray with a digital copy, I can't watch it on my apple tv? Or share off multiple devices like an ipad?
Or when it says "when purchased" does it simply mean, if you purchase it from itunes, not use a digital copy code.
If I can watch it on apple tv, how do i do that?
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

I can see these HD files chewing up your laptop's hard drive very quickly.
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Let's hope some of the upcoming releases like Avengers, Spiderman, Batman, etc are in HD digital copy
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

I remember asking for this years ago and people thought it was ridiculous. Good to see it is a trend, I have a few myself now.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Hunger Games is available in HD to watch from the cloud. I can't speak to any others though.
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Anyone crack open their Avengers yet? Is the digital copy HD?
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Originally Posted by bahgee View Post
Anyone crack open their Avengers yet? Is the digital copy HD?
yep. nope.
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Well, that is very disappointing! Thanks.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

I can confirm Titanic and The Avengers were both SD only.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

It's weird that they'd do a few with HD and then stop...

Avengers is a disc based digital copy, so I was going to blame it on that, but I have no idea if Titanic was on a disc or a download.
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

I am trying to use one of these for the first time with Boardwalk Empire Season 2. It has Vudu, Ultraviolet, and iTunes, but I don't use those and would really like to get it on Amazon - anyone able to do that for this one?
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Re: Wait a minute, digital copies are now in HD?

Originally Posted by Bob_Bobbson View Post
Avengers is a disc based digital copy, so I was going to blame it on that, but I have no idea if Titanic was on a disc or a download.
Titanic was a download.

Buena Vista/Disney is the only studio left still supplying digital copies on an actual disc. The other studios have ditched them.

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