iTunes movie rentals....(help please!)

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it is supposed to download in about 30 seconds right? (for modern broadband)
i have that, and i just rented the south park movie, and it is taking forever. it says 3 hours (but hasn't changed in a long time) and i timed it and said its downloading at about 6 MB per MINUTE! i definitely know something is wrong, but i have no idea how to fix it. it has done this for a long time, with everything from videos, to updates =[ thanks in advance if you can help

ps im using windows
 

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Maybe try to restart your computer and hope that your connection will be better because' I'm not having any troubles at all...
 

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That seems to be a bit too long. Try turning your connection on and off. Then try resetting the modem. If both of those don't help then restart and hopefully it'll go faster.
 
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that isn't going to do anything because everything i have downloaded since forever ago (not completely sure, maybe like august?) has downloaded VERY slow. it drives me nuts.
 

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You should try contacting your internet provider then because it's obviously a hardware issue.
 
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umm maybe the modem thing. but im not sure. i was looking towards connection settings somewhere? but i don't know anything about that.
 

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Are you connected directly to the modem or wireless? Follow these steps to reset it from the computer:
1. Go to Start--->Connect To--->Show All connections
2. If you're using Wireless, then under "Wireless Network Connection" right click the icon and click "Disable". Wait a few seconds and then right click it again and select "Enable". This will turn the wireless on and then off on the computer and might help.
3. If you're using a LAN connection, so the same thing but right click on the "Local Area Connection" and disable and enable that.
 
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Are you connected directly to the modem or wireless? Follow these steps to reset it from the computer:
1. Go to Start--->Connect To--->Show All connections
2. If you're using Wireless, then under "Wireless Network Connection" right click the icon and click "Disable". Wait a few seconds and then right click it again and select "Enable". This will turn the wireless on and then off on the computer and might help.
3. If you're using a LAN connection, so the same thing but right click on the "Local Area Connection" and disable and enable that.
uh nope didn't fix it
 

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Then other than resetting the modem itself and trying a restart, it has to be a poor hardware set up. The wiring might be compromised and allowing a lot of interference into the system which would severely slow down the connection speed. Go to this website and tell me the speed it gives you.
http://www.dslreports.com/stest
 

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Your download time matches mine. I've downloaded a 1.2 GB file, The Usual Suspects. Taken about 4 hours to download at a rate of ~5MB/min. I'm using a DSL connection ~768 kbps according to speakeasy.com.
 

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im in the uk and updated iTunes + iPhone but cant find movie rentals anywhere where are they?

ps. how much are they and how long do you have them for? im presuming they self erase after a time?
 

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Ok I have not tried to rent yet but can it be done straight to the iPhone? By using wifi and iTunes on the springboard?
 

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im in the uk and updated iTunes + iPhone but cant find movie rentals anywhere where are they?

ps. how much are they and how long do you have them for? im presuming they self erase after a time?
You need the latest iTunes and at least 1.1.2 on your phone. With the latest iTunes you will find rentals. Don't know how much they are (I think $3.99 & $4.99 American) but you have 24 hrs to watch.
Don't really need 1.1.2 I don't think. I was thinking of the iTunes store on the phone.
 

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Ok I have not tried to rent yet but can it be done straight to the iPhone? By using wifi and iTunes on the springboard?
I would like to know that answer also. I would think it would take a long time to download a movie via wifi.
 

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im in the uk and updated iTunes + iPhone but cant find movie rentals anywhere where are they?

ps. how much are they and how long do you have them for? im presuming they self erase after a time?

Movie rentals aren't available outside the US yet. Still working on liscensing issues according to Apple.

You have 30 days to watch them. 24 hours to watch after you start watching them.