Do you rent (or buy) movies off of ITunes?

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    I looked at it the other day. The movies didn't seem to be that much cheaper than DVDs or blu-ray.

    If I fill up my iPad, can I swap files onto my desktop hard drive, even if I can't watch them there? With the HDMI connection, how does the video quality compare to a disc? Does it stretch out properly, or does it make a little square like my desktop?
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    I have never done either, actually! Out of the loop, I guess.:eek:
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    I've never rented or bought. They are too expensive.

    sent from iPad
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    I havent rented any from itunes yet, normally if it is a good movie ill buy it. I change mine out from ipad to laptop, you just tell it what ones you want synced each time.
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    If you buy movies, you can copy from iPad to iTunes and also watch them on the computer. Only rented movies can't be transferred from the iPad to a computer.

    Also, if you download an iTunes movie onto the iPad and watch it onto an extermal screen, it will have proper format, most likely widescreen. The movies are not displayed in the 4:3 iPad display ratio, if you use the HDMI connection.

    As for video quality, iTunes SD videos have a somewhat lower video quality than normal DVDs and HD movies have a lower quality than Bluerays.
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    I donT rent, but watching my own ripped DVD collection through a hdmi cable from my iPad onto m tv is awesome. I'm sure the quality isn't 100% the same, but the Joe public, which most of us are, you'd not notice any difference.

    The flexibility of watching films on tv via the iPad is truely amazing. We love it. Infect, haven't used the DVD player in weeks now.
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    A quick comparison in pricing has

    Justin Bieber's "Never say Never" for purchase at iTunes for $19.99. You can buy it at Walmart for $13.96 and rip it for free. Just one example.

    Do the math
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    I rent movies from iTunes regularly. I rarely watch a film more than once so it is not
    worth me buying any.I download direct to iPad and enjoy being able to watch the film wherever I want to. I don't even choose the HD version, when there is one, as I find the standard version quality to be fine for me....and cheaper!
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    Don't buy or rent. I'm happy to wait the month to get it from Netflix with as many movies as I can turn around in a month. In truth we don't watch that many but if I have a yen, have a good instant queue if I'm on the one day in between DVDs with Netflix. For a number of years we had 4 but in the past year or so didn't really make good use of that many and when instant became available changed to streaming and one DVD at a time. More than enough,
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    I'm not much of a home movie watcher so I've never watched one through iTunes. There is always something on TV so it's hard for me to sit still and watch a movie at home.
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    We have Apple tv version 1 and rent movies from the iTunes store USA plus buy music cost is about $50 per month all up with no late fees and total convience. There are many excellent titles each week for 99 cents My partner loves horror movies and has access to hundreds. Some times we rent movies on the iPad when travelling but not often. I have purchased mainly music full length concerts which play on all of our iproducts.

    In addition I have access to the British iTunes store and of course the Australian store. We can often watch movies up to 3 months before they are even available here on DVD .
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    Netflix and Red Box is your friend :)
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    We cannot use either in Australia as it detects the ip location
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    Every month iTunes has various movies for sale for only $4.99. This month it's comedies. Includes: Wayne's World, Sixteen Candles, Bubba Ho Tep, Road Trip, The Jerk, and Bedazzled among others. There have been some really good movies offered in the past at this price.
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    I have Netflix, but as a Canadian i'm stuck with whatever their limited online library is. I'd gladly buy a movie for here, but only if it was significantly cheaper than the physical disc. I mean, blu ray's so expensive because of the cost of the plastic disc, right...?

    <glare>
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    Netflix for me. Redbox every once in a great while.

    I don't buy any Apple content unless I have to, like with apps.
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    Ya, I'm the same, I would buy a movie as well if there was a noticeable price difference between one here an a physical disc. That is why I got a small portable DVD player and rent movies from the Red Box (small vending type machine DVD rentals).
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    Don't know anyone that does
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    Hmm...that's promising. And I mean, if (God forbid) something happens to my iPad, and I have to get a new one, or I accidentally delete the file, I can just re-download it for free, right? I'm thinking like when the SD card inside my wii got fried, and I had to redownload all my games that were on it, but Nintendo didn't charge me twice. Something like that...right? This is my main concern without a physical medium.
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    Apple isn't allowed to let you redownload movies twice. If you delete the movie, you would have to pay for it again. Which is why iTunes automatically transfers purchased movies on syncing to the computer. It is essential that you make your own backup of the purchased songs and movies.

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