UBK90 Vs. UBD820 on LG OLED
I purchased an LG UBK90 last week to accompany my LG OLED65B7P. After putting in a Man of Steel 1080p bluray, I was very dissatisfied with the upscaling. It looked worse than it did when played on my old Sony bluray player hooked up my LG OLED, meaning it appeared the LG OLED upscaling was better than the DVD player’s. Being that there is no way to turn off the upscaling on the UBK90 and that I’m giving my old HTIB to my in-laws, this is annoying for the remainder of my collection.
I’ve also learned about the UBD820’s tone-mapping capabilities and am curious if I’d see diminishing returns/competing interests in that regard when coupled with the LG OLEDs capabilities for the price.
Asked a similar question on the UBK90 Owner’s thread with no response.
So, having about six days to return the UBK90, I’ve ordered the UBD820 to compare the two (almost) side-by-side. I will compare upscaling and dynamic range/PQ of the two. The only 4K DVDs I own thus far are “Into the Spiderverse” and “Dynasties.” I will likely borrow a friend’s copy of “Into the Spiderverse” for direct comparison.
I’m pretty new to all this so am looking for advice on how to test the two platforms, comparatively (i.e. what settings to use, test pictures to view, scenes to examine, etc.). I am an Amazon Prime member, so I can view the Altered Carbon scene referenced in an earlier post.
ATMOS 5.1.4 - KEF Q700 - Q600C - Q100 - KEF Ci160CL(x4-in-ceiling) - Rythmik FV15HP - Marantz SR7012 - LG OLED65B7P - Panasonic DP-UB820 - Roku Ultra
Last edited by ibrewmination; 04-09-2019 at 10:51 AM.