More Studios Signed on for iTunes Rentals?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The New York Times confirms earlier rumors that Apple will be launching an iTunes Movie rental store at Macworld San Francisco. And according to their sources, more than one studio will be signed to the service at launch:
    The Financial Times first broke the news that Apple would be launching an iTunes movie rental store. Pricing and terms of the rentals remain unknown.

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  2. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2003
    First Amazon, then Target....

    Next.... Netflix=)

    More to reason to not get off your butt and head to the Hollywood or Blockbuster
  3. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    News would be if "another" studio is more then Disney since we almost KNOW they are a part of this.
  4. Peace macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  5. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
  6. The Toon Master macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    Well, Disney is guarenteed. So probably all the studios who already allow downloads and 20th Century Fox (I wish Universal, but doubt it, same with WB)
  7. s0upb0ne macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    just got a Vudu for Xmas


    I am very happy with Vudu, but know I am now wondering if Apple will finally turn AppleTV something worth buying.

    Oh well..may have another set top box :)
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    I guess the only question now is at what resolution?

    and how will this resolution relate if they allow it to be transfer to ipod/iphone.. meaning do they go the lowest common denominator or mutliple versions?

    I think them and Amazon showed the studios that they can play safe with these guys and get almost no rentals/sales or go with apple and see better numbers.
  9. law guy macrumors 6502a

    law guy

    Jan 17, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Not so fast, NYT

    Any time now, the New York Times will be contacted by Apple legal and offered money to shut down in order to prevent the publishing of additional spoilers prior to MW events.
  10. zerkour macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
    Good question... I was wondering about that myself. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
    I'm stoked about this.
  11. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    i really don't like the sound of this as a non american.

    It is going to be another of those Itunes US store only things isn't it.
  12. Object-X macrumors 6502a


    Aug 3, 2004
    Good luck with that

    I just got a Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3 for Christmas. Let me know how it all turns out.
  13. macfan881 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2006
    and what does that have to do with this?:rolleyes:
  14. s0upb0ne macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    You can download movies on the Wii and the PS3?
  15. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    And lastly, did the movie studios do a reverse iphone thing where they said, big cut of rental fee = access to their movie library.

    I would bet yes without a doubt.
  16. KindredMAC macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2003
    :apple: tv and iTunes needs to be able to offer HD content more than ever now.

    That is the one point about :apple: tv that never made sense.... why did you need to have an HDTV WideScreen to run it? The content does not look good on a 42" 1080i LCD.
  17. s0upb0ne macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007

    I was wondering the same thing. Could the the big movie studios finally see the bridge over that 'last ten feet' and the start to true convergence.
  18. mattvolp macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2005

    Doesn't Netflix offer some sort of internet-rental-computer-viewer-thingy-majig?
  19. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Yes, their "Watch Instantly" service. But it has some rather inconvenient requirements for us Mac users.

    Netflix "Watch Instantly" Requirements:
    • Computer running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, or Windows Vista
    • Internet Explorer version 6 or higher
    • Windows Media Player version 11 or later
    Apple's service, of course, will not have that little problem. So we could actually use it!
  20. traderx1 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Apple can announce all the partnerships they want with every Movie Studio, but without HD content AND Dobly Digital/DTS/5.1 it just will not be worth it. I have been waiting and waiting for HD content on AppleTV along with decent 5.1 audio support. If they want to compete with current HD offerings (HDTV, Blu Ray, HDDVD) they first need to beat plain old DVD, which is not happening as of right now.
  21. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Gots to be HD. I will download HD at night if it takes a long time, but I won't spend a dime on cute little pictures or big fuzzy ones.
  22. mdntcallr macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    this is great!

    who wants to buy digital movies when you can rent?
  23. scotty321 macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    A. Your comment has nothing to do with this article.
    B. Wow, you sound like one productive human being. Spending all of your time playing games.
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Rent online and buy in store.

    I like this model. If I REALLY want it I want a physical copy.
  25. liven2 macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2002
    Bonney Lake, WA
    Weeeee now update my AppleTV

    I am hoping this comes with a software update for my AppleTV so it is a more robust system. I love the device but honestly feel it could be way better, and being able to download and rent from it would be ideal!!!

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