Time left to start watching rental?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by toddngina, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. toddngina macrumors member

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    I downloaded a couple of rental movies to my computer 4 days ago with the plan to move them to my iPhone before heading out on a trip soon. I've rented on my computer in the past, and I could have sworn that there was a little statement by each rental that said "There are xx days remaining..." or something to that effect before it expires. That statement is nowhere to be found now, so I don't have an easy way to tell how much time is left. The little ticket icon for Movies on the far left of iTunes has turned red, I assume that means I'm in the 30 day window. Is this a change to the software? Any easy way to determine how much time is left to watch?

    Thx
     
  2. toddngina thread starter macrumors member

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    Correction, the red ticket icon is by "Rented Movies" not "Movies" in iTunes.
     
  3. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    Not sure....

    I rented an HD movie on my AppleTV the other night with plans on watching it this weekend, but when I checked the AppleTV to see if it was done downloading, it told me that I had 15 hours to watch the movie. I don't know why it started the 24 hours by itself, but it did.

    Sorry for getting off topic....
     
  4. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    The pop up window that tells you when your movie is ready to watch is probably your problem.

    I was browsing and renting movies with the intent of having a handful ready for watching. I clicked purchase on one and it began to DL in the background. As I was surfing looking for other movies, the popup window telling me my first movie was ready to watch came up.

    Just so happen I was pressing the select key for another movie when that came up. Right away I hit menu, but the damage was done, my 24 hours had started.

    Not the end of the world as I just watched the movie then. Looking from the outside in, I would say thats what happen to you.
     

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