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Author Topic: HD versus SD video on iTunes  (Read 2297 times)
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« on: August 12, 2011, 11:04 AM »

So I bought my first TV show from iTunes.  It was in HD.  I didn't realize that it also came with the SD version.  Anyway, I installed just the SD version on my iPad and watched the show.

Then I uninstalled it, and put the HD version on it.  I couldn't tell the difference.  Am I crazy?  I've tried the same experiement on my 42" flatscreen and couldn't tell the difference either?  Why should I pay the extra for HD?



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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 04:31 PM »

To watch it on your small screen there wouldn't be a reason to purchase the HD I don't think. I don't know the screen resolution of your iPod but I bet the HD version is being down converted to match your resolution. Now if you're going to watch them on a HD TV or Computer Monitor at any time then you'll want to invest in the HD content.

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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 08:02 PM »

I am with you.  I think there is hype.

I have a regular DVD, HD player (yup!) and Blu-Ray player.  All of them look exactly the same on my HD TV (1080p).

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