HD rental only on apple tv?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Holmez, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    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 :)
     
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    FreeState

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    #2
    Only available on a :apple:TV and once you rent it the movie can not be moved - its :apple:TV only.
     
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    SheriffParker

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    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...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    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 :(
     
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    samh004

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    #5
    Apple never marketed the Mac mini as a media centre.
     
  6. macrumors member

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    ouch, didn't know that. I almost got a Mac Mini instead of an Apple TV last week.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    but would be nice to see HD if you have your mac mini connected to a TV and a home cinema :)
     

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