Guess I should have read the fine print. I downloaded a movie rental from iTunes. 30 days to watch it — okay. My wife and I started watching it yesterday, but she fell asleep. We went to watch the rest of it tonight — afte rthe house cooled off a bit from all the heat here — but no luck. iTunes only allows you 24 hours from the time you start watching the movie, then it just disappears. Seems like a ridiculous restriction to me. I think I’ll just stick with Netflix for now.
Update: I complained to Apple via a web form, and to their credit they gave me another download/viewing without question. And they replied very quickly, particularly considering how busy they must be today (iPhone 2.0). I still don’t like the policy, but at least Apple’s iTunes support works.