Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Everything HDTV, High-end Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray and beyond > What's on HDTV?

What's on HDTV? Post about your favorite shows, glitches in programming and more. Tell us what shows look the best on your set as well as what HD looks like garbage.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2009   #1
rex
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 379
Default Amazon downloads now in HD

You can watch high-definition movies from Amazon Video On Demand on your television through compatible devices including: Panasonic VIERA Cast-enabled TVs, the Roku Digital Video Player, TiVo Series3, HD, and HD XL DVRs, and the Sony Bravia Internet Video Link. (HD movies are not currently available for viewing on your computer.)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...d_i=1000364351
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009   #2
Administrator
 
rbinck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Katy, TX
Posts: 768
Default Re: Amazon downloads now in HD

Maybe someone who has used this service will weigh in on how the picture quality is on these downloads.

I might be interested if they offered a software package for my HTPC, but to buy into the devices they require, I'd need more information as to the results. The HD of the major networks is not worth any more that what they cost (free) in my opinion. I know that's a streaming deal as opposed to a download, but they still have to keep the file sizes down to make the download reasonable.

But one thing is for sure, delivery of HD material is headed toward downloads. Thanks for the info.
rbinck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2009   #3
rex
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 379
Default Re: Amazon downloads now in HD

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbinck View Post
Maybe someone who has used this service will weigh in on how the picture quality is on these downloads.

According to Engadget the video quality is better than Netflix HD downloads:
Roku hooked us up with an early preview of Amazon Video on Demand in HD for its Video Player, and while we didn't have much time to poke around, but what we saw was mostly impressive. Video took a little longer to buffer in than Amazon SD or Netflix's HD streams on our 10Mbps cable connection, picture quality was noticeably better, although still not at Blu-ray levels. Apart from the HD content, the experience on the Roku box is essentially same as always: there's still no search in the interface, so be prepared to hunt around for what you want -- anything other than popular or blockbuster titles requires a little digging. Selection and pricing seem to be about on par with Apple TV / iTunes, but you're getting a little less for your money, since audio is stereo-only compared to Apple's 5.1 encoding. That's a potential dealbreaker for us, but it might not matter to you, and Roku's $99 Video Player is now an undeniably appealing way to beef up your HD content options. http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/04/21...e-go-hands-on/

VUDU HDX titles are already supposed to rival Blu-ray for video quality, but they still lack lossless audio.
I have personally never used Netflix, Apple, or VUDU; but I watch Netflix downloads all the time on my Samsung BDP-2550. The quality is quite good; especially after the BDP-2550 upconverts the 720p signal to 1080p. It is definitely much more convenient to watch something whenever you want instantly, rather than ordering a disc from Netflix and then waiting for it to arrive. Presumably someday downloads will have lossless audio too, and then there will be no need for discs at all.
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2010   #4
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pakistan
Posts: 1
Default Re: Amazon downloads now in HD

this is a very nice and interested tv channels so i like to visit this impressive and entertaining web site which is more informative so i like to visit this site for more and important show watching.
humaira1414 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 6
Default Re: Amazon downloads now in HD

yes tell the info about HDTV
=================
elenalee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 7
Default Re: Amazon downloads now in HD

Yes I knew that and its a good step of Amazon towards quality.
electronicevolution is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
amazon, audio, code, download, downloads, hd, img, music, netflix, on, problems, quality, roku, uk, video, videos

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple HD Downloads Robinson_A Discuss AVRev.com News 40 03-14-2013 01:04 AM
Amazon 50% off sale! rex Blu-ray Software 5 05-26-2009 05:05 AM
Amazon new B2G1F sale. rex Blu-ray Software 1 07-16-2008 12:49 AM
Poll who would support HD downloads prerich Music/Video Servers & MP3 Players 1 01-23-2008 04:25 PM
Hi-Res Downloads MilleRSV The Best in New Music 2 06-26-2007 04:48 AM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1