Well, if you read this blog then you know that Apple
is set to start renting movies by way of iTunes
. When I wrote that last article, I was disappointed that you would not be able to own the movies you download. Now I am beginning to realize how big this idea really is. Follow me for a moment...
It's Saturday night and you decide to stay in and watch a movie. Right now that requires you to:
A) Rent a PPV from your cable or satellite provider.
2)Viewing on their schedule
B)Go to the movie store and rent a movie.
1)Having to go out to the store
2)Desired selection may be "rented out"
C)Rent from Netflix or Blockbuster Online
1)Waiting up to 3 days for your titles to come
2)your selection may have an additional wait if it is popular
Soon, with iTunes and an iPod, you can choose any movie that is out, you download it to iTunes, sync your iPod, pop it in a dock by your TV(or plug in a cable) and watch it at your leisure. You never have to leave your home, you never have to worry that your movie will be out, you never have late fees and best of all, you can do it on your time table.
Here are some links to the current versions of the TV docks and cables:Apple's AV Connection Kit
(includes Dock, Remote and Cables)Griffin's Tune Center
(includes Dock, Remote and Cables)DLO's Home Dock
(includes Dock, Remote and Cables)Apples AV Cables
(cheapest option, but no remote)
You may want to be prepared and while you are at it, you may want to get a dust cover for that DVD player.