UK Ratings not supported on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by loobola, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. loobola macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    When using MetaX (although this isn't a MetaX issue) to tag my movies I use Using this setting the rating of the movie (PG etc) defaults to the UK style of ratings - 12, 15, 18 etc... It seems though that the Apple Tv does not support displaying these UK ratings. I have done some testing and selected a couple of US ratings (TV-Y) and this displays fine on the Apple TV however the only Uk rating that will display is PG and this is because this is a universal rating that is recognised outside the UK.

    I opened up a downloaded Ugly Betty episode (from iTunes) in MetaX and the rating showed as bbfc ||0|. On the Apple TV it doesn't show a rating either. Looks like Apple need to do some support for this for the UK.

    Can someone confirm this to be the case and if so what is the best way to point this out to Apple so that it is supported in the next Apple TV release?

    (I did several searches looking for a similar post but couldn't find anything so apologies if this has been pointed out elsewhere).
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
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    I've noticed that sometimes it shows them and sometimes it doesn't. It does seem to enforce them if you have parental controls set up so I haven't worried about it too much
  3. loobola thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    Not played with the parental controls yet to check it. Will try that tonight. Would be nice though if the ATV displayed it correctly though....especially as we have to wait significantly longer for movie rentals in the UK!
  4. loobola thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    Yes confirmed that the parental controls work even if Apple fails to display the UK rating. Strange. Seems apple left out the images to display "15" etc. I am assuming they will fix this in a subsequent release.

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