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    Renting films?

    Hi there. Is it worth renting movies or is it better just to buy them?. How long have you to watch it until the movie expiers and how many times can you watch them?.

    Oh by the way not used my ipad much my mum keeps nicking it and playing Harbour Master for some reason all time :P.

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    This is all a matter of personal preference. The vendor from whom you rent videos determines the period of time in which it can be viewed.

    There are a few "desert island" movies that I actually own (you know, the movies that you could watch over and over and over if you were stranded on a desert island), but for the most part, I rent.

    You have to decide what is right for you. We can't do that for you.

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    if you rent a movie from iTunes you have 30 days to begin watching the film before it expires. Once you start the movie, you have 24 hours from that point before it expires. You can play it as many times as you like within that 24-hour window.

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    I am a fan of netflix. I am inclined to be a renter, I rarely watch a movie more than once, but my nieces watch the same stuff constantly. $9 a month is a steal based on how much I use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figmo10 View Post
    if you rent a movie from iTunes you have 30 days to begin watching the film before it expires. Once you start the movie, you have 24 hours from that point before it expires. You can play it as many times as you like within that 24-hour window.
    Yes and the purchase price is usually 3 times the rental fee.

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    My wife and I use Netflix now pretty much exclusively. For $8.99 per month we get unlimited streaming movies through any of our web connected devices including our LG blu-Ray so we can watch on our 50" plasma. Also on our iPads which is great for when we travel. Throw in DVDs delivered to our door and it's a great deal.

    We only buy our absolute favorites now.

    When rentals were $4-$5 we would be more likely to buy a DVD that we thought we might like and keep it in the library. But with streaming content and $1 rentals from Redbox we buy less and less.

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    Is this question relevant in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applefreak12 View Post
    Is this question relevant in this forum.

    What, the one about the movies or the one you just asked?

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    I would like for someone to clarify the Netflix thing for me. The only reason that I would want to watch a movie on my Ipad is to do so while on a plane or some such place where I had no TV. I don't fly that often, but I have a cross country flight coming up in 2 weeks. Will a movie stream live to the Ipad while on a plane? Also, and I know this is a stupid question to some people, but is internet available while on a plane?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerip1 View Post
    I would like for someone to clarify the Netflix thing for me. The only reason that I would want to watch a movie on my Ipad is to do so while on a plane or some such place where I had no TV. I don't fly that often, but I have a cross country flight coming up in 2 weeks. Will a movie stream live to the Ipad while on a plane? Also, and I know this is a stupid question to some people, but is internet available while on a plane?

    Well, I had the same question....so I don't think its stupid. As far as I know airplanes do not have internet connections on them. In fact you are supposed to turn all of it off...iPad gives us a button for this in the settings area-airplane mode.

    As far as I know you cannot stream a movie on the airplane.

    I downloaded my movie (took flipping forever on my 1mb isp...so I did it at night after I went to bed.) I bought a head phone splitter as 2 of us wanted to watch, had 2 headsets and we were happy campers and the envy of our fellow travelers.

    It was great. I'll do it again, next time I travel.

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