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Official LG UP970 4K Blu-Ray Player Owners Thread (No Price Talk)

This AVS Forum thread is for discussion of the LG UP970 4K Blu-Ray Player

The following hyperlink is to a LG press release dated January 6, 2017:

http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2017/01/lg...r-at-ces-2017/

The following hyperlink is to a LG-USA web page for the specific model LG UP970:

http://www.lg.com/us/home-video/lg-U...lu-ray-players

Intention is to update this initial post as more official information is provided by LG and/or authorized retailers.

The anticipated public release date is now a mid March* 2017 time frame with a retail price of $299. At this time several online retail outlets are now accepting pre-orders. Although not available for delivery yet... the LG UP970 is now being advertised on by Best Buy (Coming Soon!) as well Frys (Shipping Soon!) .



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4K Blu-Ray Disc Playback
3D Blu-Ray/ DVD Playback
Ultra HD Premium
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4K Streaming Content
Built-in WiFi

Streaming Content Providers
Netflix
Youtube

Features
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SIMPLINK
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Playable DISC Type
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BD-RE
DVD-ROM
DVD-R
DVD+R
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DVD-RW
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K3G

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*In a joint statement announcing the UP970 on January 05, 2017 at CES, LG and Dolby Laboratories announced that it would also be "compatible with a variety of leading sound formats, including Dolby Atmos. DTS-X is an object-based audio standard designed to compete against Dolby Atmos and we currently do not have any information on if the UP970 will also support DTS-X or if that will be added later through an LG firmware update.

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Ethernet
Wi-Fi®
HDMI Out (2) HDMI 2.0a x 1 | HDMI 1.4 x 1
Optical Audio Output

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Remote Control
Batteries

Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor

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Post # 2 reserved for hyperlinks / updates / summaries.

The Owners Manual and Users Guide are available for download on the LG website:


http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-UP970#manuals

UPDATE Mar 21, 2017: Various market sources now indicate the public release in the US has slipped until the first week of April.

UPDATE Mar 24, 2017: Reports arriving today indicate the UP970 is now available for sale in the UK with several people already taking ownnership.

UPDATE Mar 28, 2017: Confirmed shipment for the first allotment of UP970's to retailers in the US.

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Anticipation grows with the hope that the apps with the LG UP970 will provide the streaming capabilities for Dolby Digital Plus & Dolby Vision which are currently lacking in the apps of the LG's series OLED TV's. If it does it may prove to be a perfect match for OLED owners.

The following excerpt taken from HDTVtest.co.uk - Jan 04, 2017:
... the UP970 will join the OPPO 203... as the most suitable 4K Blu-ray machine for LG OLED owners. Whilst improved over the course of 2016 through firmware upgrades, tone-mapping of HDR10 UHD Blu-rays on LG’s 2016 OLED televisions such as the B6, E6 and G6 remained problematic due to clipped highlight detail from lower peak brightness. It’s hoped that Dolby Vision’s dynamic metadata could help address this issue.


The following excerpt taken from HomeTheaterReview- Jan 11, 2017:
The LG UP970 also features additional picture quality technologies that further enhance the viewing experience for consumers. The LG UP970 includes support for 10-bit color and Rec. ITU-R BT. 2020 color gamut, as well as playback of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC). It's also compatible with a variety of leading sound formats, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio, for a truly cinematic audio and video experience.

However, as of early March, there have been no changes or updates in the leaks / rumors in regards to what streaming capabilities will be included with the initial March release of the UP970 other than Netflix and YouTube. As reported earlier, LG intends to release a feature update via firmware after the initial March rollout. The rumored time frame for the firmware update appears to be mid to late April, but still no word at this time as to what additional apps and/or features will be included with the update and/or if the rumored DTS-X compatibility update will be included.

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I pre-ordered from BB and it indicates that I should get it by 4/10/17. Probably will not have Dolby Vision support initially since there are no DV disks out yet?
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Interested to see if LG ups there game with its blu-ray players and can compete with Sony.
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Interested to see if LG ups there game with its blu-ray players and can compete with Sony.
I chose the LG rather than Sony for two reasons:

1. LG is going to have Dolby Vision support where Sony will not.
2. Sony didn't have the Ultra app which is the only reason I had considered the Sony.
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I chose the LG rather than Sony for two reasons:

1. LG is going to have Dolby Vision support where Sony will not.
2. Sony didn't have the Ultra app which is the only reason I had considered the Sony.
We don't know for sure if the Sony will or will not have DV - we are almost 100% sure the X1000 will have it, but whether the X800 has it is not clear yet.
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We don't know for sure if the Sony will or will not have DV - we are almost 100% sure the X1000 will have it, but whether the X800 has it is not clear yet.
But you can't make purchases on future "not sures" especially when it comes to these big conglomerates.

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I chose the LG rather than Sony for two reasons:

1. LG is going to have Dolby Vision support where Sony will not.
2. Sony didn't have the Ultra app which is the only reason I had considered the Sony.
Other than the extreme gap between price points, and when discussing players capable of supporting Dolby Vision... I'm expecting the OPPO 203 will also be part of this showdown once the pre-order owners and some professional reviewers have had a chance to give the UP970 a thorough workout.

Granted, at this time there are no Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray discs on the market. That said, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros and Lionsgate have all indicated they will have releases of the format in 2017, hence the desire for Dolby Vision support. In the meantime, the streaming side of Dolby Vision is more advanced with Netflix, Amazon and VUDU all supporting Dolby Vision HDR.

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I was thinking about getting one of these bad boys. With a few saying theirs shipped I'm surprised no one here that they got it!

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i get mine next week, can't wait
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Pre-ordered mine on 3/14 and Best Buy still says I should get it by 4/10, which is Monday. Hopefully that is true!
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The firmware on UK models is very basic. Looks like my 2014 budget LG player menu. Dissapointed. Hope they add more options soon. Also out of box YouTube and Netflix don't work.

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Pre-ordered mine on 3/14 and Best Buy still says I should get it by 4/10, which is Monday. Hopefully that is true!
Bestbuy pretty much had first batch of sony's 4k player x800 which i had, so pretty sure, that's when they will get it on 4/10

Anyone know if 970's youtube app will have HDR support?
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Is there any advantage of using a LG PLAYER for a LG OLED TV over getting a Sony, Samsung, Oppo player?? I'm still worried about the judder when playing HDR deep color BD on my OLED.
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Is there any advantage of using a LG PLAYER for a LG OLED TV over getting a Sony, Samsung, Oppo player?? I'm still worried about the judder when playing HDR deep color BD on my OLED.
Odds are better you won't get the "we don't support non-LG peripherals" BS from LG support. They're the absolute worst support I've ever experienced, so taking that (worthless) argument away from them could help get resolution if you have a problem.
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Bestbuy pretty much had first batch of sony's 4k player x800 which i had, so pretty sure, that's when they will get it on 4/10

Anyone know if 970's youtube app will have HDR support?
BB is now indicating that we will get it by 4/12 instead of 4/10...

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BB is now indicating that we will get it by 4/12 instead of 4/10...
FWIW - My BB still shows 4/10 and the order is now preparing.
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fwiw - my bb still shows 4/10 and the order is now preparing.
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FWIW - My BB still shows 4/10 and the order is now preparing.
Yes, I just got the shipping notification with delivery on Monday, April 10th.
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Hopefully LG release firmware update worldwide on 10th to enable netflix and youtube and maybe add more options for output settings.
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I was at Fry's this afternoon and they had one in stock.
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I'm would really know if it is possible with this player to convert HDR->SDR with keeping BT2020 intact.... This would help me a lot with my Epson LS10000... I'm also looking at the Sony UHD Player also.... But it looks like the Sony doesn't do that
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Hopefully LG release firmware update worldwide on 10th to enable netflix and youtube and maybe add more options for output settings.
Preach!
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I had alot of anticipation for this player but got sick of waiting and ended up buying a opportunity 203. Hope it turns out to be everything body is hoping for, I can't believe it is still not out.
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I had alot of anticipation for this player but got sick of waiting and ended up buying a opportunity 203. Hope it turns out to be everything body is hoping for, I can't believe it is still not out.
The oppo has issues with discs. Whole thread on it haha

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The firmware on UK models is very basic. Looks like my 2014 budget LG player menu. Dissapointed. Hope they add more options soon. Also out of box YouTube and Netflix don't work.

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Have you tried to use this player with a 1080p display?

Also is there a multiregion/multizone mod/hack available?

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Have you tried to use this player with a 1080p display?

Also is there a multiregion/multizone mod/hack available?
Don't have 1080p display to test on. Doubt anyone will use it like that as it defeats purpose of uhd.

No software mods for multi region blu.
Could get hardware MOD.

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