Apple to allow 30 day movie rentals for $2.99 on iTunes

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by mearlus, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    Not sure but I'm guessing mp4 compression you can get a few. How many are you going to watch in 24h without wanting to stream? There is also the $329 160GB version of the AppleTV if you need the extra capacity.

    EDIT: Looks like you can also pick up a refurbished 40GB AppleTV for $199 or the 160GB for $279
     
  2. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    I'd say you could get anywhere from 3-4 HD Movies on a 40 GB harddrive. If compression is better for Apple TV than the Tivo HD or S3 then maybe more.
     
  3. larrs

    larrs Movie Fan-Addict

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    Apple TV is only 720P cabable, so that's it, but that would be OK with me. I would settle for Unbox to offer widescreen 480P and 720P!
     
  4. nrc

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    480P would be adequate. 720P is where they need to be - good compromise between quality and download time. It's a shame that Amazon couldn't get out in front of this.
     
  5. jbrasure

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    My problem with Unbox is the compression. I watched Casino Royale, and during all of the fast motion scenes I could see major artifacts. It was so obvious that I thought it was a style they purposely used in the film. Later when I saw the DVD version I realized that it wasn't.
     

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