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    Everything seems to kinda take forever to get going in Canada when it comes to technology and approval from our beloved crtc. Before I go and plop down good money on a Apple TV, can someone confirm how I can buy and rent movies if located in Canada for Apple TV. Is it really as simple as buying an ITunes card in the States and using that. What about the wifi connection through my Mac puter. Can they tell when I'm wanting to purchase anything that I am actually located in Canada and refuse the sale? Just don't want to end up with a paper weight if you know what I mean. Main useage would be the new rental option just announced.



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    You'd need a U.S. iTunes account, which requires you have a U.S. mailing address with your credit card company, so that a credit card would work with that store. I don't think that just picking up a gift-card in the U.S. will do it. You still need to create an account to use the card and it verifies your address/I.D. somehow.

    I have an AppleTV sitting in a box since the last XBox update provided Divx/XVid support. They won't run out of AppleTV's anytime soon, so I'd wait until the rentals actually happen here.

    One post I read (I think it was on Engadget) says that having the rental service in Canada is dependent upon that new scary copyright act being passed, but not sure where he got that info from.

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    Thanks for the advice. US address and credit card stuff is not an issue as I have relatives who live there. Only problem is, can they tell I'm located in Canada by the internet connection and refuse the transaction.

    Do you think that Shaw, Videotron and Bell will just let Apple come in and take away all there pay per view? Do you think all the dvd rental plaaces will not put up a fight to stop this from entering Canada? Personally I would not expect the crtc to approve anything like this until 2074 if we are lucky.
    Last edited by Viewman; 01-18-2008 at 12:03 PM.

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    They don't care about where you are. As long as you can "prove" you're American (credit card/address), you can have access to American content, anywhere in the world.

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    yup thats right! I've been enjoying iTunes content including tv shows, movies, etc using an Bank of America debit visa that I set up in iTunes as my credit with a Mass address..I was there once during a summer a few years ago... ONe thing I'd suggest though: make a separate .mac account for iTunes stuff. I used to use my typical .mac account, then I noticed everytime I buy from iTunes, I need to verify my credit card info since when I bought stuff from the actual Apple online Store (not iTunes - Apple), I used my Canadian credit card, and then iTunes brought in that info next time I was in iTunes...so I needed to change it back to American credit card/address...
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    My CC is at a California address and my home is in Canada I have no problems accessing the US ITMS

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    Thanks everyone, sounds like it's a go. Will buy in the us and activate in the us with a us based card and billing address.

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    Just wanted to add to this:
    I'm Canadian and bought a US Gift Card over Ebay a couple of months ago. I set up a new account and it never asked me for any address/card info or anything. I've since downloaded several movies and have never had a problem. I'm hoping this continues to work with the rentals! I've never added to the account though- when I run out of money I'm not sure if I'll have to create a new account with a gift card or if I can the money onto my current one.
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    Just wondering why on earth you would buy it for the rental alone. I have ripped about 550 movies to a 2TB storage unit and LOVE the fact I have all my media at hand when I need it without having to do an endless search for DVD's (I donated my collection to a youth shelter).

    yes the "HD" rentals will be nice but I seriously doubt waiting 30-40 days after they are released on DVD will be enjoyable

 

 

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