GeekBeat.TV #232 | Self-Inflating Bicycle Tire! Cali Lewis August 29, 2011 Episodes 5 Comments 29 Shares Google+ 1 Twitter 20 Facebook 5 LinkedIn 3 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 29 Shares × TV Rentals Gone from iTunes iTunes quietly removed the rental choice for TV shows, leaving just the purchase option. Will you miss being ably to rent at a slightly lower price? Skullcandy FIX Earbuds Do you hate it when earbuds won’t stay in your ears? Skullcandy FIX earbuds stay in, and give you great sound as well! Self-Inflating Bicycle Tire No need to keep adding air to your bicycle tires to keep them at the optimum pressure – this new tire and valve design does it for you! Sponsored by Gazelle When it’s time to upgrade your tech, what do you do with the old stuff? You can sell over 200,000 products to Gazelle, and make some money to take the bite out of getting the latest and greatest. 29 Shares Google+ 1 Twitter 20 Facebook 5 LinkedIn 3 Reddit 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 29 Shares × 5 Responses Ignolopi September 8, 2011 My friends and I had been renting episodes of the British show Merlin from the AppleTV… and we had 4 episodes to go to the end of the season… which means we will now wait until the set is released then buy it just for the last 4 episodes… and that makes me sad. I usually prefer to buy, but in some cases (where I will only ever watch it once), the cheaper cost (and convenience) of renting is just the smarter choice. Other than the 1 show it won’t really affect me, but I dislike the decision anyhow. On principle. (My sister just bought some Skullcandy ‘phones! Not those kind but now we know what to look at next time…) bosun99uk September 2, 2011 Wont miss the TV shows rentals that much, I only rented a TV show once. But if Apple stops the Movie rentals I will just go Gaga. Just rented Ironclad and Limitless. J.P. August 31, 2011 Like you, I’ve only ever rented one thing through iTunes: a movie. As for buying content…I think I’ve put some of their kids through college. (I won’t miss the TV program rentals.) Aaron Bowen August 30, 2011 Ahem: bought. Aaron Bowen August 30, 2011 Well I for one am not a fan of Apple’s decision. Like you, I never really rented or bot much video of any sort through the iTunes store, but if I were to watch TV this way, I would want to rent. In my case, Apple’s assumption that I prefer to buy is not only flat out wrong, but also looks a lot like an attempt at a moneymaking ponzi scheme. Not a good beginning for Apple under Tim Cook (though I’m sure discussion of this idea took place even under Jobs).