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Sony To Shut Down ULTRA on July 26, 2019

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Todd Erwin, May 28, 2019.

  1. Todd Erwin

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    I just got an email about this. I was a little surprised because I’m not setup for UHD and as far as I know never had an Ultra account.

    However, it worked out well. I did have the UHD discs for Ghostbusters 2016 and Passengers, which I had originally bought for the included 3D discs. The digital copies had only redeemed as HD, not UHD. But the email included a code to get UHD copies of those two titles on Movies Anywhere.

    So I’ll call that an unexpected win.
     
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    You probably redeemed those two 4K/3D combo packs on the Sony Pictures Store website and linked to UltraViolet, and that is how Sony figured on upgrading those titles to UHD. Those redeemed as HD for me, too, at least on Vudu (and are still HDX - but Vudu does not offer either of those movies in UHD yet), but at the time did redeem as UHD on ULTRA.
     
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    I received the email today, too. After redeeming the code, twelve of my films upgraded to 4K on iTunes. None of them upgraded on Vudu. Here are the films I received the code for:

    The Shallows
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    Labyrinth
    Passengers (2016)
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Director's Cut)
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Special Edition)
    Starship Troopers
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The Professional
    Underworld
    The Fifth Element
     
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    Most of those titles were on my list as well, and upon further investigation, Vudu still does not offer those in UHD yet.
     
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