HBO Shows Now Available in HD on iTunes

HBO has been a popular programming source for iTunes Store users since its debut three years ago due to the premium cable channel's highly-regarded original programming. As noticed by one MacRumors reader, the iTunes Store has just begun offering HD versions of a number of HBO shows, adding another option for those looking for higher-quality content.

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Among the shows now available in HD: Big Love, Bored to Death, Carnivale, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 7), Deadwood, Eastbound & Down, Entourage (Seasons 3–7), Flight of the Conchords (Season 2), The Life & Times of Tim, Hung, Rome, Six Feet Under (Seasons 3–5), The Sopranos, True Blood

As with most HD content on the iTunes Store, episodes carry a $1.00 premium over their respective standard-definition versions. Most HBO content is priced at $3.99 HD and $2.99 SD, although some shows come in at $2.99 HD and $1.99 SD. The new HD offerings appear to be available in the United States and Canada.

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Top Rated Comments

bushido Avatar
123 months ago
3,99 for one episode??? that's like 49 $ for a whole 12 episode season, u can get the same for like 35 $ on BluRay. studios r stuck in 1990 or sth
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Achiever Avatar
123 months ago
It blows my mind how content providers (i.e. the studios) continue to charge premiums for digital media over physical media when they are able to avoid all of the inherent costs of physical media (materials, production, transportation, labor, insurance, theft, etc.). I continue to refuse to buy digital content at the same price or at mark up, especially when I don't get to share it or use it as I want/need to and I don't get the numerous extra content provided on physical disk copies OR the HD quality of a Blu-Ray. Until then, I catch as much as I can on cable and buy physical disks when I really want to own something long term.

The saddest part of this is that I know, not so deep down, this is exactly the behavior the studios want. So short sighted.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scarred Avatar
123 months ago
Price seems high. Content seems old.

What is sad, is they'll look at how much money they [don't] make with this, and conclude that 'piracy makes them lose money'.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DavidLeblond Avatar
123 months ago

Am I the only one still surprised and disappointed that Apple, a forward-thinking company, still charges a premium for HD?


Pretty sure that's up to the networks.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WiiDSmoker Avatar
123 months ago
Why would anyone buy this from iTunes? You can get a physical copy for much cheaper.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eduardo1971 Avatar
123 months ago

If in iTMS HD = 720p, what will Apple call 1080p content when they are available? (they aren't in the store now, are they?)


Super Duper High Definition (SDHD)-which will come with a $1.00 premium over 720p.:cool:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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