Apple TV Dials into HD Movie Rental Desires

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Apple TV will soon give you HD choices

The latest edition of Apple TV will allow you to rent HD movie titles from Apple to view directly on your TVs.

Jan. 15, 2008 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

While we’re on the subject of online video rentals today, here’s a new wrinkle Apple is tossing out at Macworld: HD rentals you can enjoy from your Apple TV.

Word from Macworld is that a $229 Apple TV will begin shipping in a couple of weeks, with more than 100 HD titles ready to be rented. Cost will be $4.99 for new releases and $3.99 for library titles.

Once you choose a movie, you’ll have 30 days to watch it, but once you press play, Apple notes, you need to finish watching within 24 hours.

High-def films will be available in 720p, and may include 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. We say may, because as one observant commenter noted, there’s a little footnote that clarifies that it’s not available with all HD rentals. DTS 5.1 then??

If you already own Apple TV, you’ll be able to download a firmware update to have the HD capabilities.

Via: Engadget HD

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