DIRECTV offers new movies in 1080p resolution

MUMBAI: DIRECTV will be offering the most movies in 1080p, the highest resolution format available for HD video enthusiasts and the same format used by Blu-Ray HD DVDs.

DIRECTV customers with DIRECTV Plus HD DVR receivers have access to more than 30 new pay per view movies through the DIRECTV on Demand platform, and all new HD pay per view movies will soon be in the razor-sharp format optimized to bring the movie theatre experience to DIRECTV homes. Customers can also download additional movie titles via their broadband-connected HD DVR.

The movies available this month include Transporter 3, Twilight, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Changeling, Body of Lies, Milk, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Dark Knight, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Wanted.

New HD VOD titles such as Slumdog Millionaire, The Wrestler, Marley & Me and Quantum of Solace will also be available in 1080p when they premiere on DIRECTV on Demand.

"This is fantastic news for all of our HD customers because DIRECTV HD in 1080p will enhance the HD viewing experience even if they don’t have a 1080p-compatible HDTV, and all HD DVR customers will have access to 1080p titles. As the HD leader, we continue to push the envelope with unmatched HD quality and breadth of content. By offering the largest selection of 1080p titles, we further strengthen DIRECTV’s position as the premier destination for the most compelling and complete lineup of HD content," said DIRECTV Entertainment executive vice president Eric Shanks.