When renting it via AmazonPrime instant download, it says that I can't watch it on my computer but I can watch the standard def version - however standard def link is dead. Looks like LOTS of people are having same prob.
I called them about this yesterday morning and they have not removed the link. I just called again and they said it will take a week to fix yet people are still buying it and they won't remove the standard definition link. BAD BUSINESS PRACTICE.
I asked about it and was told they've had a problem with the developer of the SD version, which suggests a technical problem. However, I noticed that iTunes is also selling only the HD version, which makes me think there's a sneaky money-grabbing motive underneath this problem. As Dale Clark suggests above, it could be that these companies want people to buy their tablets. Or it may be that the studio is trying to squeeze more money out of people by selling only the more expensive version, capitalizing on people's desire to get the movie before the DVD release. Either way, I think I'll be buying the DVD from a non-Amazon source. As MsMusic27 said above, this is a bad business practice, indeed.
Am I the only one to say - that the download at least tonight was clearly stated, it would only work on a device capable of handling the HD version? Amazon lists them out. I downloaded it tonight (2/8/13) and I've watched it on both my TiVo and Roku!
I have the same problem. Can't watch in HD. So I watched it in Standard Def. Now I am billed for both. I haven't used the HD version because Amazon won't let me amd I want to take it off my bill and return the balance to my gift card, but I can't seem to find where to do that either.
Will someone at Amazon services please credit my gift car dback the $5.99 or tell me how to do it, please?