iTunes Movie Rentals v.HighDef

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  1. ez4me2c3d

    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    Does everyone already know that you cannot rent HD movies off the iTunes store on your computer? They pretty much fucked everyone with decent monitors and everyone using mac mini's as media centers.

    :rolleyes:

    Fuck it, I'm going to rent a regular movie and just see how it looks on my 41" LCD.
     
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    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    Turns out you need a CC on file to rent movies even with a gift card. That's odd.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    thats really odd...
     
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    I just watched The Brave One... it was decent, the quality was a little low. Overall I was not very satisfied. I'd rather rent from OnDemand in HD for a dollar more.
     
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    Yeah, this kind of pissed me off to. I don't get why you can't rent HD on your computer...

    So I just went out and bought Transformers on HD-DVD for $15 used. Screw iTunes movie rentals
     
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    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    Probably for copy protection. Once it gets on a computer Apple knows people will find a way to break the drm if it hasen't already.
     
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    It has to do with the high definition copy protection (HDCP) when you use the HDMI port of the Apple TV. Most computer monitors don't support this, and my best guess is the movie studios didn't want to allow potential bit-for-bit copies of the HD rentals if you could rent via iTunes to your mac.
     
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    So the AppleTV is not a computer? lol ;)
     

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