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richardmu
Oct 13, 2010, 03:26 PM
the new apple tv is a nibby little box of tricks but the prices of movie rentals on itunes in the uk means i only rent infrequently. 3.49 for sd and 4.49 for hd is too much!

i use lovefilm rentals mainly. a one off subscription works much better. i don' t often get my first choice but it is a lot cheaper.

apple needs to sort out some sort of subscription service to make this work.

any rumours to that effect?



fieldy au
Oct 13, 2010, 05:29 PM
I feel your pain, they are indeed expensive! The good news is that apparently netflix is due to come to the UK soon...

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni1485357/

richardmu
Oct 14, 2010, 02:19 AM
Many thanks for that. Good news indeed.

JAWWC
Oct 14, 2010, 02:40 AM
And if netflix doesn't come to the apple tv in the uk maybe LoveFilm will. They have just made a deal with Sony for ps3 streaming. Maybe apple next?

AAPLaday
Oct 14, 2010, 03:14 AM
No way im paying almost a fiver some something that isn't even full HD. Ruins the impulse rent option for me. If it was 2.50 for SD and 3.50 for 720p then i might get one.

ruralguy
Oct 14, 2010, 03:43 AM
If you think that's too expensive, you should try a trip to the cinema :)

rogerram
Oct 14, 2010, 04:56 AM
the new apple tv is a nibby little box of tricks but the prices of movie rentals on itunes in the uk means i only rent infrequently. 3.49 for sd and 4.49 for hd is too much!

i use lovefilm rentals mainly. a one off subscription works much better. i don' t often get my first choice but it is a lot cheaper.

apple needs to sort out some sort of subscription service to make this work.

any rumours to that effect?

Open a US iTunes account: I live at an address of Walmart Miami & buy $ Vouchers from eBay=newer films cheaper.

AAPLaday
Oct 14, 2010, 04:59 AM
If you think that's too expensive, you should try a trip to the cinema :)

I do when a films worth watching. 5.75 at my local :D

wodeh
Oct 14, 2010, 01:24 PM
I, too, was pretty shocked at the rental prices. But the UI in nice for browsing movies that you can then rent elsewhere.

I'll probably rent one sooner or later, though. There's some good Anime at the 3ish mark.

When/if Lovefilm or Netflix come to the AppleTV here, I'll be all over it like a rash. My problem with Lovefilm when I used to subscribe to it was that the DVDs I fancied watching were never the ones to turn up, and we never seemed to get 'round to watching them either.

And when we did, they wouldn't damned well play!

Rent & rip works okay... If I'm paying a subscription I should be able to watch anything in their catalogue, irrespective of whether or not they can post or steam it to me.

Shoesy
Oct 14, 2010, 01:38 PM
Similar prices / better quality / more choice - than renting from Virgin media. Live a little.

jamied95
Oct 14, 2010, 02:53 PM
The Apple Site says you can rent movies in HD for 2.49?
http://images.apple.com/uk/home/images/ipod_appletv_20100901.jpg

wodeh
Oct 14, 2010, 03:00 PM
That's an epic lie. We should sue!

Although, movies which are a total sack of *****, or have been out for years, perhaps.

Love Happens is a ****** film which is dated 2009 on IMDB, and doesn't even turn up in the search results on the AppleTV. So that image is pure ********.

jamied95
Oct 14, 2010, 03:05 PM
I know, I posted a thread about it, apparently I was wrong and Apple can do no wrong ;) I sent feedback, got ignored. It's the same image as the US site, so yes, pathetic. And seen as it's splayed across the front page of their site, it attracts the sight of thousands of people a day. False Advertising.