Alien: Covenant

What is the difference between Digital HD and DVD

15,261 Views8 RepliesAdd A Reply


OvomorphMember85 XPJul-18-2017 1:06 AM

Digital HD will be released at August 1 but what is the different from DVD?

8 Responses to What is the difference between Digital HD and DVD


DeaconMember10358 XPJul-18-2017 7:57 AM

As pointed out above ^^^^

Blu-ray runs at a higher resolution and due to larger storage on the Discs, they can also hold more Extras.

In regards to Digital HD, i think you are referring to the ability you get with some DVD/Blu-ray Purchases to have a Free Digital Copy, you will have a CODE usually with the DVD/Blu-ray and they give you a website to then download a Copy of the Movie that you can use on a Computer or other Medium, Tablet/Phone and some DVD/Blu-ray players.

The Digital Downloads usually come as just the movie alone and most commonly were available in 720P and 1080P Formats.

R.I.P Sox  01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017


FacehuggerMember457 XPJul-19-2017 12:35 AM

Digital HD is an option when making iTunes movie purchases, for an additional cost. The resolution is far superior to Standard Definition (DVD equivalent), about five times as many pixels on the screen. iTunes movies often come with a menu and extras, like you find on a disc release, marketed as 'iTunes Extras'.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJul-19-2017 8:27 PM

My understanding for resolution is that there is no noticeable difference on most 32 inch TVs be it bd , hd or dvd. 


FacehuggerMember457 XPJul-20-2017 1:29 AM

The combination of screen size, distance and pixel resolution determines whether there's a noticeable difference or not. Check out the coloured 'optimal viewing distance' chart on this page. The lilac (1080p) zone represents HD movies.

Any closer than 11' to a 32" TV, and HD is better than DVD for you. These days, however, most screens sold are larger than this, which is another nail in the coffin for DVD.


OvomorphMember59 XPJul-20-2017 3:01 AM

I've got to get some use out of my Xbox One S (silly impulsive purchase) so, as long as it's got the extras, I'm going for 4K.



TrilobiteMember8212 XPJul-30-2017 10:22 PM

 hox Nice chart. Thanks for posting.


TrilobiteMember8212 XPJul-31-2017 6:26 AM

Ah- Spam above last post.


FacehuggerMember390 XPOct-13-2017 10:45 PM

Itunes is selling AC for 9.99 only currently. I am still thinking should I purchase one. I was planning to buy the blu ray if price drops.

Guys do you know any content differences between Blu ray and the iTunes releases? 

Add A Reply
Log in to Post
Enter Your E-Mail
Enter Your Password

Stay Logged In
Alien & Predator Alien & Predator Fandom
Hot Forum Topics
New Forum Topics
Highest Forum Ranks Unlocked
61% To Next Rank
83% To Next Rank
Michelle Johnston
Michelle Johnston
76% To Next Rank
48% To Next Rank
15% To Next Rank
Latest Alien Fandom Activity

Alien: Covenant is a sequel to 2012's Prometheus as well as a prequel to 1979's ALIEN. Alien fans looking to know more about Alien: Covenant should check back often. is an information resource for film enthusiasts looking to learn more about the upcoming blockbuster Alien: Covenant. Providing the latest official and accurate information on Alien: Covenant, this website contains links to every set video, viral video, commercial, trailer, poster, movie still and screenshot available. This site is an extension of the Alien & Predator Fandom on Scified - a central hub for fans of Alien and Prometheus looking to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Images used are property of their respective owners. Alien: Covenant, Prometheus and its associated names, logos and images are property of 20th Century Fox and are in no way owned by Scified and its related entities. This is a fan-created website for the purpose of informing and exciting fans for Alien: Covenant's release. If you have any questions about this site, its content or the Scified Network in general, feel free to contact Scified directly.

© 2023
Sign in with your E-Mail & Password

Log in to view your personalized notifications across Scified!

Jurassic World
Aliens vs. Predator
Latest Activity
Search Scified
Sci-Fi Movies