Now that Apple TV offers movie rentals in high definition, the question naturally arises: how does Apple’s HD stack up against, say, a Blu-ray disk or the HD content offered by the cable networks?
To get at an answer, the folks at iLounge have done a favor for the rest of us (who don’t necessarily have an Apple TV, a Blu-ray player or even an HD TV): they’ve posted side-by-side comparisons of the latest Bruce Willis vehicle, “Live Free or Die Hard”, viewed on four systems.
- Apple TV
- HD video on demand
- Standard DVD
If you’re in the market for an Apple
TV set top box, you owe it to yourself to read Charles Starrett’s full review. But here’s the money quote:
That said, Starrett points out that resolution numbers don’t necessarily mean as much as compression, color, motion, aspect ratio, download time and price. His conclusion:
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