Originally Posted by Dizzy714
Thanks for the response!
1) Got it. Will a UHD UV/MA redeemed title port over to iTunes in UHD? I guess that’s where I assumed HDX ports would ‘upgrade’ to 4k, since it seemed Apple has treated HD/4k as the same essentially.
2) Got it.
3) I thought I had read that UHD ports the opposite way, iTunes to MA, will not port over in UHD? Any chance you can share some great outlets to purchase iTunes redeems and any other methods to score on UHD titles at the best bang for buck. Thanks!
1) MA has stated that if you redeem or buy a UHD title, that it will port to all services that have it in UHD. So if it's in UHD at Vudu and you buy/redeem, that will go to iTunes in UHD (same the other way). Apple made it clear last week that only direct redeems/purchases qualify for the free upgrade. You can read more about it here: http://hdgear.highdefdigest.com/5242...sanywhere.html
Basically if Vudu has it in UHD, then it should port. Problem is Vudu needs to expand their catalog.
For Sony redeems since those can't be done directly in iTunes. If you have to redeem at Sony and it's a UHD code, then Vudu needs to have it in UHD or it won't port to iTunes. Since the process would go Sony -> Vudu -> MA -> iTunes. If anywhere along the chain doesn't have UHD, then you wouldn't get UHD in iTunes. It's confusing.
3) As long as you don't already own the title in Vudu, if you redeem directly on iTunes or buy on iTunes, and both Vudu and iTunes have it in UHD, then the UHD will port. I bought I am Legend on iTunes and I get it in 4K on iTunes and UHD in Vudu. Others here like
have redeemed codes and gotten the UHD in Vudu. NOTE that if you care about UV and sharing at Vudu, redeems outside of Vudu will not get the UV license. This also won't work to upgrade titles in Vudu unless you can manage to delete them completely and that can be a pain between Vudu and UV.