Originally Posted by wxchaser
I am seeing the content in 4K HDR in iTunes on ATV4K while MA shows SD only.
How are you determining MA is SD only? MA doesn't show the resolution of the redemption. Are you playing it back in the MA app and only getting SD?
I just want to make sure you are talking about MA and not Vudu or UV. If it's Vudu/UV, it's a known issue with vudu at this time and being worked on.
Originally Posted by aaronwt
When you redeemed the Starship Troopers code, did it show up on the Sony site too?
I just redeemed that code this morning from the Ultra app. It showed up right away in my UV locker with the UHD streaming rights, and in HDX on Vudu. But so far it has not shown up in Movies Anywhere.
Currently, it only shows up on the Sony site as SD until Vudu sorts out the SD issues they are having. It won't ever show up on Sony's site as UHD unless Vudu adds it in UHD.
Really, here's where we are.
1) Redeem Sony title on MA, you get UHD rights in MA which should port to any of the connected services in the highest quality they have.
2) Redeem Sony title in UV, you get UHD rights in UV but it only ports to any of the connected MA services at the highest quality Vudu has.
, you won't get UHD rights in UV (and therefore Ultra) unless Vudu carries it in UHD.
, you won't get UHD rights in MA (and therefore Google Play or iTunes) unless Vudu carries it in UHD.
So, if you have your egg's in Ultra's basket and/or have hope that Vudu will add all the current UHD Sony titles, UV redemption makes the most sense.
If you don't expect to ever get access to Ultra due to its low availability and don't want to count on Vudu ever adding those titles. You are better off redeeming on MA.
I'm actually not really all that bothered about the current SD issue in Vudu because I still have it in HD or higher in Amazon, Google Play, and the MA app directly. I want the SD issue in Vudu to be resolved for completeness sake, but it's not impacting me in any meaningful way as all the places I'm likely to play the digital copy runs the other three services better than Vudu anyways.
Noticed I've left Amazon out of the whole UHD redemption debate because they currently have major issues with title mapping since they keep UHD and HD movies under separate titles. At some point I'll get up enough energy to open up a support ticket about it with them, but for now I've gotten enough confirmation though Google Play that UHD is being redeemed properly that I'm not worrying about it.
At the end of the day, my digital copies are mostly about mobile and about playback on other screens in the house that are not UHD. So, playback of UHD isn't strictly necessary. I just want to be sure I'm positioning myself the best way I can moving forward though.
Best case scenario would be for Sony to link Ultra (Sony Pictures Store) to MA and then all the rights will cross pollinate. I just don't know if that's feasible since Sony only has Sony movies through their service and we don't know the terms of MA linking membership.