WTH??? UK and Canada get 48hrs???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by slate1, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    What's up with that? I really hope that this means a change in the 24hr rule is forthcoming for the US as well.:mad:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    I'm gonna have to agree. We should've got 48 hours to start with, now they're just breeding resentment.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    I am afraid it might be a typo :eek:
    But I'll keep you guys posted when I rent the first movie here.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Take that anger, multiply it by like 1000 and then you'll feel how we feel in Canada most of the time when it comes to Apple products/services :D
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    Yep us brits get 48 hours because we have to stop the movies half way through for a cup of tea and jam butties.... :)
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    I've got a business trip to the UK next month that I'm seriously reconsidering now that I find out you brits enjoy somthing called "jam butties"....
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    ha ha, they're great.

    Bovril butties are also a fave of mine.
  8. afd
    macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    I know 48 Hours is a good film, but don't think it's worth getting that upset over....
  9. macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    You have got to be kidding

    You mean for the first time in the history of Apple, Apple actually does something that doesn't absolutely favour the US, you complain. Give those poor sun starved Brits a break. Think of all that rain they have to live with! An Apple TV with movie rentals will probably save a whole nation from chronic depression.
  10. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The copyright holders are different in different countries than the US. It is plausable that some have chosen 48 hours, but certain US copyright holders may be stubborn about keeping the 24 hour rules. This is not Apple's problem, but instead that of the studios and distributers. Contact the studios and distributers to get them to increase the standby time.

  11. macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Actually the 24 hour rule is from the Studios - not Apple. All cable/satellite pay per views here are bound by the same rule as well (as are any other similar rental services).
  12. macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2003
    Yeah for once we get something better then the states....it doesn't happen often. We don't even have the iPhone yet. :rolleyes:
  13. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Stop complaining, you pay less than us for the actual device, and less than us for each rental.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2006
    A film I rented yesterday (26 hours ago) has still got 22 hours left until it expires. It seems that US films now have 48 hours until they expire.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    That's fantastic! I just bought an Apple TV the other day for my dad, haven't taken it out of the box yet! Makes me feel even better about the purchase!
  16. macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
    cheese toasties, surely?
  17. macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    I know your in Italy (Love the country, Want to live there some day) but that is a bit stereotypical isn't it:eek:, I mean in Cornwall (Where I live) we have loads of sun so Ha your line back fired LoL.

    Back on topic I thought the US have 48hrs now as well:confused:.
  18. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    Are you sure? That would mean you started watching it aprox. 25 hours ago (since, I believe, it's 24 hours from the ending time of the movie...), does that sound about right?

    That's awesome if it's true! Seems odd Apple wouldn't have announced it.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    West Coast, Canada
    I've been trying (and failing) to rent movies. I get all the way to accepting the rental and then get told NO CAN DO (see my related thread). ANYHOO, it says that we have 24 to watch the movie once we've started. After trying to rent well over a dozen movies not a one gave me 48 hours, all were 24.

    Given that we STILL don't have iPhone, and we had to wait this long to rent (and some of us still can't) and a million other things that we get to watch you guys do South of the 49th that are unavailable to us...I'm not too sympathetic if we do end up with a longer watch time than the US.

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