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Holmez
Jan 21, 2008, 07:17 PM
Hi,
is it only possible to rent HD movies with apple tv?
i have a mac mini connected to a 46" full hd lcd screen, so it would bee nice wacthing high def movies :)



FreeState
Jan 21, 2008, 07:22 PM
Hi,
is it only possible to rent HD movies with apple tv?
i have a mac mini connected to a 46" full hd lcd screen, so it would bee nice wacthing high def movies :)

Only available on a :apple:TV and once you rent it the movie can not be moved - its :apple:TV only.

SheriffParker
Jan 21, 2008, 11:20 PM
too bad... but I heard that maybe the studios didn't want HD copies of their movies floating around on computer hard-drives, in case someone breaks the DRM...

Holmez
Jan 22, 2008, 02:34 AM
a little sad that consumers that invested in a product like the mac mini as a mediasenter will not have the same deal as the ones who spent less cash on a apple tv :(

samh004
Jan 22, 2008, 03:05 AM
a little sad that consumers that invested in a product like the mac mini as a mediasenter will not have the same deal as the ones who spent less cash on a apple tv :(

Apple never marketed the Mac mini as a media centre.

DennisVR
Jan 22, 2008, 04:48 AM
ouch, didn't know that. I almost got a Mac Mini instead of an Apple TV last week.

nlivo
Jan 22, 2008, 05:03 AM
I've said this before and I'll say it again....I think it's fair. If you own an appletv you get the luxury of having better quality rentals and purchases. I think its nice. I think it gives people a good incentive to buy an appletv. Plus, you don't need perfect quality if you're watching it on your iPod or computer screen.

Holmez
Jan 22, 2008, 07:24 AM
but would be nice to see HD if you have your mac mini connected to a TV and a home cinema :)