No Movies Rental on 5thG iPods?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by sdguy6904, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. sdguy6904 macrumors newbie

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    Is the page 2 rumors correct and you can't play Movie Rentals on th 5th Generation iPod video?

    If that is true, then why is that?
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    Probably to drive us to get new ones. :mad:

    SCR
     
  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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  4. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Well I'm not the least bit surprised. Why not just go ahead and make new music non compatible while you're at it, hmm?
     
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    Bother to read thread much?
     
  6. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    The analog hole is not a logical explanation, because the analog hole exists regardless of whether you have a 5G or Classic iPod, and whether you use a 3rd party cable or a Apple brand cable/dock with authentication chip. Either way you're outputting analog video through component, s-video, or composite.

    I suspect that they may possibly port rental playback to 5G iPods, but it's not a sure thing. The hardware and OS in the 2 is significantly different, so even if rental support is coming to 5G iPods it's not surprising its first available on the Classic models.

    It would be nice to get confirmation from an official Apple source one way or the other, for 5G owners. There is a tradeoff involved for Apple too- they want to grow the rental market to generate momentum, but also want to sell new iPods. And I'm not sure there are a huge number of people that will replace their 5G iPod just for video rentals.

    At this early point, I think it actually makes more business sense for Apple to support rentals on 5G iPods, as it would increase the user base and probably rental numbers as well. Steve loves saying those big numbers with lots of zeroes in his keynote.
     
  7. sdguy6904 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what unit can actually play movie rentals (behinds the iPhone & iPod Touch)?
     
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  9. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    All the new ones. It says so right on the site.

    Basically when Apple announced the video rentals, they said all the current and future models would be okay with it. The older ones that came out before video rentals can't do it.

    It's a bitch if you have the old one, but it sounds fairly reasonable to me.
     

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