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    Burning a dvd movie
    I have just downloaded my first movie on iTunes.

    I was able to put it on my iphone, however is it possible and legal to burn it to a dvd as I wish to watch it on my TV and only have a dvd player and not the apple TV device

    Thanks.

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    No, movies purchased from the iTunes store are encrypted and copy-protected and can only be used with iTunes, AppleTV or an iPod/iPhone.
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    Absolutely ridiculous.

    I've bought a few movies on iTunes because it was easy for me to download them and not have to wait for the discs to arrive, but then to not be able to watch them anywhere else other than on my laptop is the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard.

    If I bought the discs I'd be able to watch them anywhere, lend to whoever I like and generally act like a sentient human being.

    Sometimes I just hate Apple.

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    I'm sure Apple could care less whether you burn it to a DVD. Much like with music, the controls are dictated by the studios.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    In all honesty, this is how any of the places that supply movies for sale (or rent) with DRM works, so don't blame Apple for standard practice - eventually maybe apple will convince the production companies to release DRM free movies (similar to iTunes plus music) but I wouldn't hold my breath. Yes, DRM sucks, but it's the way of the world when it comes to movies as long as that's what the production companies want.

    If you want to watch it on the TV, I'd suggest getting an appropriate cable and hook your laptop to your tv, then (hopefully if you have one) use an apple remote to control the playback so you can watch the movie on the big screen.
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    Thanks cwa, macdontfloat and Nethfel.

    It does seem a bit crazy, yes I have an apple remote but the most logical place to watch a movie is on a TV using a DVD player. We should at least be allowed to make one dvd copy!

    Last movie I download for a while, or time to get apple TV,

    Thanks for all the advise

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    Quote Originally Posted by berrill View Post
    Thanks cwa, macdontfloat and Nethfel.

    It does seem a bit crazy, yes I have an apple remote but the most logical place to watch a movie is on a TV using a DVD player. We should at least be allowed to make one dvd copy!

    Last movie I download for a while, or time to get apple TV,

    Thanks for all the advise
    For what it's worth, I agree. And I vote with my wallet. In this case, I have never purchased any video from iTMS and never will until I can back it up on permanent media and easily port it over to my TV without the need for a half-baked device like the AppleTV.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    I never did purchase any video from them until I got my HTPC set up either.

    Have bought some HD TV seasons now that I've got a way to play it and keep it all backed up. They're only hurting themselves at this point by having much of their HD content only available via AppleTV. Not to mention their HD 720p pricing as high or higher than the B-R disc.

    Also takes forever to download video from iTunes vs Amazon's service.
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    ps - I will also note, I don't get any videos via iTunes, the only ones I have are when a DVD or bluray I bought would come with a digital version included... Like CWA, I vote with my wallet.
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    Thanks all

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