Originally Posted by solipsism
I see Teckstud's point here. The window is a bit limited in that if you have to stop, for example, half way through and then try to start it up the next night at the same time you are screwed unless you paused it and didn't do anything else with the device. I think even a 30 hour window be better as it would give you two evenings or two afternoons or whatever time of day you usually play a movie.
However, one must wonder what percentage of people that would be iTS movie rental customers are not going to rent because it's 24 hours (and not 30 or more hours)? I don't think it's enough to make the studios want to change their model anytime soon. I predict that once digital rentals really take off, then we should see some competition with rentals lasting longer as a marketing ploy to generate more business. Others will have to follow suit in kind.
I'm not saying it wouldn't be better with say, 3 days, to watch a movie. my point is that if you are so flighty or your life style so haphazard that you don't know if you have 2-3 hours free.. how do you manage at a movie house?
in the event of a major (or even minor) family crisis then sod the film!
but surely one is in charge of enough of ones life to sit down and watch for 2-3 hours.
I turn the phones off and lock the door, and assume no-one will call to the house after 9pm, or at least that it is unlikely.
3 days to watch, however would be an added bonus
and something I would welcome, even if I personally didn't make use of it.
what I can't understand is someone saying they would click on the RENT button today, and then would leave watching this "instant gratification" movie for 3-4 weeks.. that just sounds to me as something VERY disordered and finding any possible way to pick holes in some simple and (according to the will of the studios) apparently necessary "rules".
Life IS full of rules, weather we agree with them or not, and I don't necessarily
mean the man made ones either!