iTunes 1080p Video Gets Compared to Blu-Ray

Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7931 views

ArsTechnica has published another look at iTunes 1080p video, this time comparing it to Blu-Ray.

The site found that the iTunes download looked surprisingly good when compared to Blu-ray. It did will with color reproduction and text; however, it was slightly worse with movement and highlights.

I was surprised to see how close the iTunes 1080p download comes to Blu-ray, considering that it's only a fraction of the file size. And let's be honest: there are lots of Blu-ray titles that look much worse than this iTunes download. But despite an impressive effort by Apple, Blu-ray still reigns king when it comes to image quality. And unlike iTunes titles, BRDs can have uncompressed multi-channel audio, multiple audio language options, and special features. Am I being greedy in wanting both good-looking downloads for convenience, as well as buy-once-play-anywhere Blu-ray discs of my all-time favorite movies?

A couple comparison shots can be seen below. Hit the link for more. Note: iTunes is always the top or left image.

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Honeywell - March 31, 2012 at 8:04am
30 days of night, awesome movie, and if its on blue ray print then its awesome, thanks for the sharing info,
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