So, I have been a customer of Amazon video on demand, and formerly unbox and have rented quite a few movies over the years. They download directly to my home theater PC and we watch the DVD quality media and enjoy it. I really like the Amazon DD model, it works well for us.
So now I see that HD movies are available and that perks my interest since I watch Amazon on demand movies on an HDTV. When I open the page I see that Amazon on demand HD movies are only available for Tivo, Roku and a few other devices.
What's the deal? I have to buy a Roku or some other device to watch an HD movie? My money was good enough to watch standard movies on my PC, but suddenly I should have a Roku if I want to buy or rent HD movies? This is either a bizarre oversight, or a blatant insult.
I'm guessing that behind the scenes Roku, Tivo and the companies behind these other annointed devices, have paid a lot of money to license the right to have this specific Amazon content? I mean that's the only way I can fathom Amazon would even consider this absurd policy.
Here's a tip Amazon. I'm not going to buy a Roku, and I already have a DVR from my cable company. I'm not going to buy a Tivo, that would simply be a redundant device/service. I'll just get HD/standard content elsewhere. I did enjoy your on demand service before you shut me out of the section of the store where you sell HD movies.
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