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HD or sd which one to buy?

by Nomore24 / June 17, 2013 1:44 PM PDT

I was wondering if I could ask your opinion on when to buy standard definition over high definition tv shows or movies from iTunes? Right now I have a Sony 1080P in a bedroom and a 42" inch 1080p on living room. I ask this question because 1. The price
differences on iTunes between the definitions and 2. Sometimes I'm unable to see that big of a difference in the two definitions. In my bedroom I watch tv at around 6 to 10 feet and in the living its probably around 8-13 feet. Please any help is appreciated.


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In your case.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 1:03 AM PDT

You opt for cheap. You can't tell the difference.

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Another question on iTunes HD or sd
by Nomore24 / June 21, 2013 2:33 PM PDT
In reply to: In your case.

Thank you for telling me that sd would be best. But I do have another question and that is when would buying the HD version of the movie of show be the best choice. Is it because the distance I watch right now is far enough away that it doesn't matter and if I got closer I'd want HD or is it the size of TV I'm watching on ? Thank you for your time

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That's a personal preference.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2013 4:11 PM PDT

For example when I watch the old TV series there is little to be gained even in HD. So for me, I save the bucks.


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Agree with Bob, and,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 8:53 AM PDT

I wonder how you are getting those movies onto your TV.

AppleTV perhaps? If so, which version?


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Apple TV
by Nomore24 / June 21, 2013 2:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Agree with Bob, and,

I get it through Apple TV the newest out there that will give me 1080P

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OK, just checking that your "in-house" source
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 21, 2013 11:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Apple TV

could actually supply HD.


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