I have used Amazon Instant to rent HD movies before. Yesterday I decided I would like to purchase the movie Phantom of the Opera. So I search within the Amazon channel on Roku and the only option available was to rent in HD. So, I went to the Amazon website and found that the movie was available on the website rent AND purchase in SD. It also said that the movie was available to rent and purchase in HD on your TV. It also listed Roku as one of the devices that allowed you to rent and purchase in HD. However, in the Amazon Roku channel, you can only rent and not purchase. So, I purchased the SD version on the website and it showed up in my Video Library on the Roku, but of course in SD and not HD. I found this to be the case with a lot of other movies as well.
Anyone else had problems with this? Does anyone know a way around it? I don't mind purchasing from the website but I do mind being stuck with SD when I would rather purchase HD.