Bargain iTunes 4K Movies

Discussion in '4K Ultra HD Blu-rays' started by AT06, Sep 15, 2017.


    1. LordPinks

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      Love the 4k of the Apple TV and price of movies but very disappointed no Dolby Atmos / DTS X is mentioned. Does anyone know if it will / could support Atmos enabled movies tracks.
       
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      The iTunes films certainly could support atmos as its capable of Dolby Digital + in the same way that Netflix have Atmos - but for clarity this is still not lossless Dolby True HD with Atmos
       
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      how do I get these, looking in itunes Uk they dont seem to be there?
       
    4. Vila

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      They're listed in the Apple TV iTunes store and on iPhone / iPads
       
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      Is this right? For Alien Covenant it lists 4k for £9.99 buy or £5.59 rent?
       
    6. Vila

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      Yup
       
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      I'm wondering if they will still support downloading. I don't stream, but on iTunes on my PC I download in 1080p then just play over my home loan via sharing (and the apple tv loads it). Stuff streaming, honestly. Whenever I've had to, in Australia it is a poor poor substitute, and you are just expected to put up with glitches, no chapter stops, poor subtitles, no extras, and substandard audio and video.
       
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      For streaming local files with an apple TV you should consider infuse. It sets up your library automatically and keeps track across platforms of what you have seen and not seen. You can save your library to icloud and most importantly it does not need a PC for transcoding as it uses the CPU of the apple TV for that. it costs money but totally worth it in my opinion
       
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      I think it would be interesting a comparison in terms of image quality between NetFlix 4K, Amazon Prime Video 4K and iTunes 4K... :)
       
    10. LordPinks

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      Just read on Cult Of MAC that Apple do intend to support Atmos and DTS X. Now the 4K and everything sounds amazing to me.
       
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      well i've just bought Kingsman as bargain price and quality even just on mac looked pretty good so i can imagine will look even better in 4K
       
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      They say 4K under the thumbnail but when you look at the download file size the highest only says 1080p! So is it 4K or not?
       
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      As far as I’m aware, you can’t download 4k, so that might be why the download size is showing 1080p.
       
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      Apple probably don't want to offer a lower grade experience on the Mac just yet, but I imagine this will turn around when the iMac 5K + MacOS + iTunes all support HDR. I guess at 500 nits and a billion colours, the iMac Pro could already do this.
       
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      Yeah you can't download 4K from iTunes, only stream it
      https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207949
       
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      That truly sucks. Why then don't they spend an extra 25c and stick 50gb storage on the Apple TV and allow you to download content in advance. Stuff streaming.
       
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      Well I bought one. Not a lot to say other than it’s amazing. Picture quality is truly astounding. Think they’ve also improved the sound quality. Impressed would be a serious understatement. Been watching sone of my old movies which have been updated to 4k and the quality is amazing. Just need to add Dolby Atmos now with an update and not a lot will touch this little black box.
       
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      Well it is a streaming device - just like all the streaming devices it competes with like the Shield, the Roku, the Fire TV and the chromecast.

      Its available 32gig or 64gig but even if you could store the movies on the box you'd very quickly fill that.

      And unlike most streaming devices it buffers the films quite substantially if you turn quick start off.

      Im not sure what you expected from a streaming device?
       
    19. darcym

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      not all device support itunes, and should I have to put itunes on a device to watch it ? also not all devices are laptops (a laptop is a good example) the drm stuff sucks (not just from apple) but being able to play the media you own (subjective term I appreciate) on the devices you want makes it hard to justify.

      I'd love to just login to the apple store buy a film and enjoy it, but then I have to have itunes on a device and have itunes registrations spare eg: you can only have you account on 5 devices at one time.

      itunes offering 4k content with a good bitrate at a fair price is really attractive, but with the drm policy they have it's worthless (to me). You can see why ripping and to an extent pirating is still the main option for people because it's so hard to use the media you've paid for without buying it 3 times for 3 different apps.
       
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      I don't get this DRM argument. Put yourself in the position of a Sony Pictures board member; are you going to allow your content to be distributed without protection against theft? Absolutely and unequivocally no! And when purchasing a film, in any format, do we obtain the right to copy/rip the content to storage devices for distribution around the home? No, unless we specifically purchase this right via supporting closed systems.

      Apple gets around this with their walled-garden approach. I appreciate that this goes against the grain of those not using Apple devices or iTunes on the PC, but how else are they (or any other organisation) supposed to come up with a way of satisfying the film studios in the fight against theft? When buying into the Apple ecosystem, some feel that they're somehow confined or restricted in viewing options, but the functions we have largely work and work well, and most are well polished and easy to use. I don't see anyone else replicating this experience, in a single ecosystem.

      It's still early days for 4K, and especially for Apple. They played the waiting game yet again, let everyone else suffer problems and battle specification changes, and then pitch a stable streaming offering. I've not had problems streaming 1080p content; we'll see what happens with the 4K upgrade soon (will someone buy my Blu Ray player already so I can afford a new ATV!). I get the iTunes storage argument, and I believe that the iMac Pro and iPad Pro may push Apple into making this a reality soon, or at least I hope so. I have neither so my wish is for those fortunate others.

      I guess the real argument is about Internet connections and the lack of investment/progress in this area. I don't think that's going to turn around any time soon though.
       
    21. gabriel2

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      Apple is actually pretty generous in this respect. Firstly it’s 10 devices not five but only five of the 10 can be computers. From Apple support...

      “You can have ten devices (no more than five of them computers) associated with your Apple ID and iTunes at one time. The list of associated devices that you can view in iTunes is not the same as the list of devices that you're currently signed in to with your Apple ID.13 Jun 2017”

      Also, you can use family sharing. I use this so there are a number of households currently using my family shares, again from Apple Support

      “Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases without sharing accounts”

      So 10x6 means that your sub £10 4K HDR movie can be played on a max of 60 devices. I buy the movies in my family so whilst Kingsman is £3.99 right now on iTunes in 4K HDR it can legally be watched in many places by even more people without them having to buy it. Seems like a bargain to me.
       
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      I agree, I can’t believe how good it looks. I also tried Netflix and the picture quality on that is equally as good. I’m really pleased with it.
       
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      ....as long as you have devices that run and support itunes
       
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      Yep but this is about iTunes movies.

      My son has my old cast off ATV3 so for zero cost (due to our recycling) he has access to my not inconsiderable iTunes movie and TV series collection. He hates Apple with a vengeance yet he is one happy camper. Everyone on my family share has either one of my cast off ATV’s or a refurb so either free or reduced price. I’m not saying it’s for everyone but for us it works perfectly YMMV.
       
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      I want to reassure everyone that the picture is astounding. So much so that I’m considering not buying discs anymore. I watched the Boss Baby today as it only cost me a quid (USA account and buying the code from the number of websites who sell them). Firstly it was 1080p and I was honestly flabbergasted. Same with the most recent transformers film. Sound is fantastic too and is really atmospheric is pseudo Atmos on my pioneer amp. When they add Atmos/DTS X I will seriously consider not buying discs anymore. This coming from someone who always swore by owning the actual disc and that streaming could never compare. Well, with my eyes this seriously does. Cannot imagine the discs of the above movies looking any better. And, as I said, these are 1080p. 4K just blows it out of the park. Hope this helps if anyone is on the fence.
       
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      is it for us or uk only
       
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      This is my plan. Was about to order Wonder Woman steelbook for £22 but it’s not 4k. £13 on iTunes. And saves space! I’ve run out of shelf space. Makes sense.
       
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      What’s the deal with Blade Runner? Doesn’t look right to me.
       
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      Looks very bright compared to the disc, hopefully it’ll get fixed.
       
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      If what for uk or us? Apple TV? Both uk and us.
       

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