Apple better hurry up...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by billabong, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. billabong macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2004
    If Apple want the :apple:TV to be a huge success they need to hurry with the rentals, and HD content.

    Check out this new device that could take away from the success of the AppleTV. It's called Vudu, while it doesn't have the sleek Apple interface. It is really close to what the AppleTV could be.
    They have rentals with all major movie studios signed up for $.99-$3.99 with the option to buy your movie for $4.99-$19.99. It even has HD movies too.
    Damn Apple hurry up, you guys know you can do it better than these guys...

    If Apple plays there cards right they could have a wicked movie rental service. While this device is slightly pricier than the AppleTV coming in at $399.99 so we shouldn't get too worried. But this look like a glimpse of what is to come...
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    i don't know how much apple cares about apple tv
  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000


    Oct 20, 2007
    Apple better hurry up and make a set top box that ONLY does rental streaming? No thanks.
  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2006
    i have a good feeling that appletv and iphone users will get some very happy updates in january :) plus we all know its the studios that need to pull there fingers out, they are so dumb that they are to scared to make some money, im actually surprised they have the guts to release a film, will know one tell thee guys that dishonest people will find a way no matter what, and honest people need to be trusted and treated with a little respect or they feel like 'why should i pay'
  5. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    Haha, that's cute.
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    I think they care about it very much, but are facing a coalition of broadcasters, producers, studios, distributors, retailers and Microsoft who are determined to not let Apple repeat the market-dominating power of the iPod's hardware platform, which has let them call the shots on pricing and track availability for music.
  7. billabong thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2004
    No no, just the rental aspect of it. If Apple could get the studio support and follow elements of this business model it would be a big push for AppleTV. But asides from the rentals, this box has nothing on AppleTV.
  8. sminman macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2006
    Here's An Idea...

    I think Apple should take full profit from the hardware (Apple TV) and then let the movie companies take full profit on the movies that they sell.

    What do either companies have to lose?

    A win win situation for both Apple and the movie companies because people will love the fact that Apple is the only company that has all the major movie corporations on board and then we will all go out and purchase Apple TV's.

    Offer a rental service with a sleek interface and they are golden!

    MacWorld 08...
  9. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Uhh.. that's practically what Apple does—it's called the "iPod/iTunes" model. The problem is studios want the profit they would have received from a DVD release plus additional revenue because the method of delivery was "convenient."
  10. chatin macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2005
    PGD: pretty good definition .

    I see many folks asking about Blu-Ray multifunction devices, but these people invariably have Cable TV and a DVD rental habit.

    :apple:TV seeks to leapfrog, more plastic cluttering shelves, and make one their own Network-Programming-Guru.

    As a NPG, all my def is what I call pretty good def. I don't use HD differentiation anymore. :eek:
  11. Matiek macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    I like that you can buy movie content for, in some cases, as low as $4.
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    The one and only thing that would get me to use my :apple:TV for video would be support for 4:3 mode. I currently have one, and use it for audio, but cannot use it for video because my tv is only 4:3 format. Without this change, no amount of video rentals or other features would help much.

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