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HD Movies for UK store

586 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2010 9:49 AM by kncowans RSS
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May 5, 2010 1:20 PM
I would be very grateful for anyone with any information about dates when HD movies will be brought out in the United Kingdom?

Just one last question, what date did USA iTunes store get HD movies?
Just so I can see what sort of delay we will have untill it reaches the UK...

many thanks
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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,960 points)
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    May 5, 2010 2:48 PM (in response to HD TV in UK store)
    Apple has made no announcements, so no one here knows or can say anything about when HD movies will be available in the UK. And knowing when HD movies were available in the US will be no guide to when, or indeed if, they'll be available in the UK. The holders of the rights for distribution in the UK are different than they are in the US (if only by being different divisions of the parent companies) and so may or may not ever agree to allow HD downloads.

    Sorry, but we'll all just have to wait and see.

    Regards.
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  • Tangus Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2010 3:42 AM (in response to HD TV in UK store)
    Hi

    I've been searching the net for an answer to this too. I can't find an answer. However, what it does throw up are links to numerous sites with the offer to download HD movies either for free or with a minimal payment. Whichever way, both are still illegal.

    Me for one would much rather have access to legal methods of downloading and if iTunes offered this, I'm sure there would be a massive uptake in legal paid HD downloads in the UK, not only making the the studios their coffers but also taking away the temptation for people to become criminals purely because they are lovers of movies and the fact they would prefer their fave movies in glorious HD.

    This isn't any fault of iTunes but the petty squabbling of film studios. I mean, we've had HD ready TVs for years now, downloading seems to be THE most popular way of building digital libraries yet we are not allowed to legally download HD! 3D TV is the next big thing and we still haven't caught up with HD! It's a crazy world.
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  • kncowans Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 9, 2010 9:49 AM (in response to Tangus)
    Hello all

    The annoying thing is that it states that some Movies are available to download for the AppleTV or the iPad.

    Why not allow these Movies to be downloaded the same as SD so those of us with a HTPC can view them.

    Bye for now

    Kevin
    Custom Build, Windows 7, iPod Touch 3G 64GB 3.13 and iTunes 9.1.1.12

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