Wow. I ordered a UP970 on Amazon black friday for an "amazing" price, or so I thought.
Just happened to be checking my orders and shipping and noticed it said "UP870".
I was like, wait, what? I didn't even know there was a UP870 or one coming out. I feel tricked just a bit, I saw the price and jumped on it, thinking LG only had one UHD player.
That said, I think I'll keep it instead of canceling before it ships.
I don't have a Dolby Vision set and likely won't for some time (years probably). And I don't need any streaming or anything, I have a ShieldTV for all of that. I literally only wanted a UHD disc capable player, and that's what this is. So, actually, its the right device at the right price for me.
I've been buying new titles in UHD since launch, just using the regular BD until players hit my breaking point, which the UP870 did. While I was at it, I took advantage of Amazon's 3 for 49.99 deal to bolster that collection, ended up saving over $50 on UHD blurays I've been watching since launch that haven't really gone on sale or dropped in price much.
(note, I have a 1080p plasma and a 1080p projector and don't expect to upgrade for some time, but still looking forward to improvements as both will accept 4:4:4 RGB so I look forward to color improvements, as well as higher bitrates, plus Atmos/DTS-X as soon as I can justify an AVR upgrade)
edit: LG really stealth-released this thing didn't they? I was Googling and there is NOTHING anywhere about this player, no one has reviewed it, there's not even a press announcement or anything. Weird.
edit2: the Spec Sheet and Manual have conflicting info on what is supported. The manual makes no mention of Atmos, I'm guessing its just an oversight, they tend to copy/paste manuals and just tweak them, I'm guessing they copy/pasted from a Bluray player instead of the UP970.
Last edited by Lazarus Dark; 11-26-2017 at 10:21 AM.