As far as i know, the UP970 still locks onto Dolby Vision for everything on the UP970 Netflix appI've been messing around with watching Netflix through a couple of different devices and notice that when I open Netflix on my lg up970 4k player, my c8 immediately locks into DV hdr mode. Does anyone else who uses a up970 notice this? Do you think the issue would be with the player itself or maybe a tv setting? Thanks in advance.
Best solution would be to use Netflix app on the internal LG OLED C8 Netflix app! (thats what I do) It passes Dolby Atmos via ARC for Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and even Disney PLus (Dolby Atmos was added on the most recent OLED C8 update!)
UP970 is still a fantastic physical Dolby Vision/HDR10 4k disc player and does playback of Dolby Vision physical discs flawlessly with Dolby Atmos. There were some earlier release models that had a loud noise, but if you have a semi - recent version of the UP970 - there is no noise on disc playback.
Now that things are shifting so much towards streaming, it is preferred to get a streaming box (ATV4k) for streaming apps like Netflix since they keep those updated more often than older tvs, blu ray players, etc... Then, you can use your UP970 for just physical discs, and the LG OLED as display duties only for physical discs!