movie rental

  • Redbox to rent Blu-Ray discs for $1

    Redbox, the company that runs the dollar-per-day DVD rental kiosks at grocery stores around the country, is apparently going to start renting Blu-Ray discs.  According to TVPredictions the Blu-Ray discs will be $1, too! The convenience and low price could appeal to Blu-ray enthusiasts who have struggled to obtain new Blu-ray releases from online DVD rental service Netflix. Blockbuster has… Read More

  • 'Take Two' Apple TV update unhooked from its leash

    It’s here! Hot damn, it’s here! I don’t own an Apple TV but I saw one in an Apple store once. It looked so awesome. Anyway, the new update is here. Check for the Software Update option under the Settings menu. Once everything churns and wiggles, you’ll be able to rent iTunes movies and access Flickr and .Mac photostreams. Enjoy! Apple TV ‘Take Two’ update… Read More

  • Netflix goes Blu-ray, tells HD DVD 'it's not you, it's me'

    This just in: HD DVD is in trouble, much to the chagrin of our own intrepid HD DVD-lover Devin Coldewey. According to a Reuters report, Netflix said that it’ll be offering Blu-ray DVDs exclusively. It’s been divvying up both Blu-ray and HD DVD discs but will stop purchasing HD DVD movies today and phase out its inventory by the end of the year. Netflix says chooses Blu-ray format… Read More

  • Fifth-gen iPods no workie with iTunes movie rentals?

    I’ll be honest, Apple is starting to weird me out a little bit. I picture Steve Jobs like the paranoid Mr. Burns in that Simpsons episode where he owns the casino and he stops shaving and starts wearing Kleenex boxes on his feet because he hates germs. It’s just that some of the recent decisions behind certain products and services don’t make much sense, like charging iPod… Read More

  • Apple TV high-def movies are rental only, not for sale

    iPod Observer recently spoke with someone at Apple and was able to get a little more information about renting HD movies using the new Apple TV software. The basic gist is that HD movies can only be rented, not purchased. Standard definition movies can be purchased, but high-def movies can’t. The movies are streamed directly from Apple’s servers and displayed on your TV. Nothing… Read More