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    Are I-tune movies worth it?

    I am a huge movie buff. Not into music at all(have a maximum of 1 Gig worth of music in all my life to date). I know that I-pad and movies don't really go hand in hand but I do want to have at least two films on my I-pad. One is Avatar and the other is Chinatown. I checked the I-tunes site and it costs about 10 dollars to buy a film. Before purchasing I wanted to clear a few doubts:

    1.) How is the clarity? Is it HD- crisp clear?

    2.)Is it worth it to buy from I-tunes considering I will be buying only 2 titles?

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    I know the quality is amazing but they are WAY overpriced. Like everything on the app store.

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    Maybe it's my eyes but I don't see much difference between the standard version movie and it's HD version. However I have not viewed a HD movie from the iTunes store on my new iPad 2, only on the orig iPad.

    Slightly off topic, have you considered converting your DVDs to mpg4 and then loading on the iPad? The definition is pretty good and you can take advantage of any movies you've already purchased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leolaksi
    Maybe it's my eyes but I don't see much difference between the standard version movie and it's HD version. However I have not viewed a HD movie from the iTunes store on my new iPad 2, only on the orig iPad.

    Slightly off topic, have you considered converting your DVDs to mpg4 and then loading on the iPad? The definition is pretty good and you can take advantage of any movies you've already purchased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayshark95 View Post
    I know the quality is amazing but they are WAY overpriced. Like everything on the app store.
    I have to disagree. You can purchase movies from iTunes for $4.99. You just need to look at the monthly specials. You may not find something every month but for the price you will find something you want on enough occasions to call it worth it.

    And how is free and .99 cents overpriced? Lots and lots of apps at those prices in the app store.

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    I agree with "The Alternative". iTunes movies can be cheap. I have over 6TB of movies/tv shows. Both purchased from iTunes and converted from DVD I already own. I personally do not like the HD version of the movies and always buy standard. Standard is cheaper and takes half the disk space. You can find a lot pf free TV episodes on iTunes or rent (99 cents) or buy ($1.99), which I think is more than worth the price so you don't have to see the advetisments.
    There are several free programs that will convert DVD to mpg4 files. My favorite is Handbreak, which even has presets of iPod, iPad and Apple TV. Very easy to use and of course it's free

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    I buy the HD versions if available because the difference is much more obvious when I stream them to my 60 inch HDTV via Apple TV. The prices are not great but are generally similar to buying the blu-ray version. To me convenience has to be considered as you can buy and iTunes movie anytime without leaving your house and be watching it within minutes if you have a good broadband connection.
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    There is some DVD that come with 2 disk one is a regular DVD the other is for copying to your pc or mac and you load it to iTunes then to your iPad I have 2 movies on my iPad that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Alternative

    I have to disagree. You can purchase movies from iTunes for $4.99. You just need to look at the monthly specials. You may not find something every month but for the price you will find something you want on enough occasions to call it worth it.

    And how is free and .99 cents overpriced? Lots and lots of apps at those prices in the app store.
    Touché.


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    Do you already own those movies on DVD? If so I would just download DVD43 and handbrake (both are free). DVD43 removes the blockers and handbrake converts it into a file the iPad can read.

    Can take up to five hours (average is three) to convert the movie but I have had iTunes take that long to download a movie. I would just set it up to convert before you go to bed and you will have a file in the morning.


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