Are movie rentals from Amazon the same quality as from iTunes?

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    Notices a few I've rented to be $1 less on Amazon and wondering if the HD quality would be the same. I am assuming it would be.
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    OK, since no one has replied I'll tell what I have learned so far. Amazon rentals are basically $1.00 less that Itunes (who charges sales taxes, also). However, when I went to download a movie from Amazon it apparently takes Flash to be able to use Amazon's payment system. Of course, the iPad won't use Flash so that means we're out of luck on Amazon rentals.
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    iMacs on amazon are usually a couple hundred less than from apple...and they are the same ;)
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    i think the same quality as from iTunes
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    Could you buy it on your computer and then download it on the iPad?
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    No. I've got about a terabyte of digital files bought from Amazon that won't work with my iPad, as they use different file formats and DRM schemes. I wish Amazon's VOD service worked with the iPad, as I like it much more than iTunes since it's cheaper, has much more selection and it's cloud-based. Unfortunately it's all Flas and the iPad/iPhone market isn't big enough to warrant a change-over.
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    Does it work with Amazon's iPad app?
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    No, that will work for letting you buy and rent, but you still won't be able to stream or download video; that is still all Flash.

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