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It does - I have watched a few 3D titles and it does send 3D as 1080p/24. Looks fine though. :)
thanks guys for answers.

I had tried the older LGUP970 but returned it for the noise issue as well as I found it running exremely hot. Have people noticed if the UBK90 is running cooler, not just quieter?
 

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I picked this up as well. Impressed with the PQ. Tested an array of older Blu Rays and 4K content. So far has been working flawless.
 

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thanks guys for answers.

I had tried the older LGUP970 but returned it for the noise issue as well as I found it running exremely hot. Have people noticed if the UBK90 is running cooler, not just quieter?
Definitely quieter. Mine makes like no noise and even loading is almost silent. Haven’t checked the heat factor but I suspect it’s fine.

I picked this up as well. Impressed with the PQ. Tested an array of older Blu Rays and 4K content. So far has been working flawless.
Yep, watched a Netflix copy of Jumanji last night on standard Blu-ray and it looked really good. I guess the scaling is decent enough although I still don’t like that it’s forced. My TV supports Dolby vision so I’m limited to choosing 2160p as the players output resolution or Auto. But, like I said, so far it’s been doing a solid job with standard Blu-ray Discs.

Is there any network, local media functionality on this? I generally use Plex on my PS4, but I am kind of curious.
There is a network sub section but I haven’t checked what it does. I don’t think the player is very feature laden. Check the manual online and they may have more info. Or, I’ll take a look later tonight when I get home.
 

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Definitely quieter. Mine makes like no noise and even loading is almost silent. Haven’t checked the heat factor but I suspect it’s fine.

I wouldn’t say mine is silent. There is a constant hum/buzzing whenever you’re watching a movie on disc because the disc is spinning. Definitely audible during quiet parts of movies if the player is out in the open. I have my player in a cabinet with glass doors and it’s now only barely audible if you concentrate and try to hear it. It is completely silent if you’re just using the onboard apps and there is no spinning disc though.
 

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I wouldn’t say mine is silent. There is a constant hum/buzzing whenever you’re watching a movie on disc because the disc is spinning. Definitely audible during quiet parts of movies if the player is out in the open. I have my player in a cabinet with glass doors and it’s now only barely audible if you concentrate and try to hear it. It is completely silent if you’re just using the onboard apps and there is no spinning disc though.
I actually use my TV apps and not the ones in the player. I hear ya though - every player will be slightly different but mine is very quiet. The nice thing is that its pretty much confirmed that this new player is quiter than the previous gen! ;)
 

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I actually use my TV apps and not the ones in the player. I hear ya though - every player will be slightly different but mine is very quiet. The nice thing is that its pretty much confirmed that this new player is quiter than the previous gen! ;)
Mine is dead silent in an open cabinet.
 

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Not sitting right next to it. About 8 feet away, can’t hear any spinning or any noise at all.
How far are you from yours?
Me too - about 8-9 feet. Quiet as far as I can tell.

Or perhaps variability in the perception of sound levels.
This also playes a role. ;)

Watched Batman Begins last night and even though thats just an HDR10 title(No Dolby Vision) it looked pretty darned good overall. No playback issues at all. Very pleased with the player at this point, albeit still not thrilled about the forced player upscaling but it wont be a deal killer for me. If it keeps playing the discs I throw at it and the PQ stays good, shes a keeper. :)
 

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OK so from reading this thread...

If you own a Sony 940E TV with the X1 Extreme processor that supports DV, you can buy the X700 BD player and manually switch back and forth for DV. Ugh

Or you could buy the UBK90 which has auto detect for DV, but DOESN'T SHOW DV on a Sony TV. Because Sony is "different"

Or you could buy the Oppo 203. No issues with DV on that for Sony TV's?
 

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Watched Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises in UHD on the player. Had a couple hiccup/glitches towards the end of Rises but it played thrugh them. Just a couple pixelated hesitations. Didnt have to pause or skip. It recovered. I blame the disc since these Nolan Batmans have a history of disc issues that are reported by people using all kinds of different players. Im not worried. PQ and AQ were excellent - just HDR on these, no Dolby Vision though. Still, its the best they've ever looked despite some DNR here and there.

So, Im still happy with the player at this stage. Another week or so of evaluation yet to come. Lets get some other reviews here guys.... post your viewing results!!!
 

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NOTE: In the interest of providing additional reviews on the UBK90... the following review was copied from another thread titled: LG unveils 2018 UHD Blu-ray players - UBK90/80.

Thanks to mike1sc for providing the following information:

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"Ok, after having the UBK90 for almost a month, I have been happy with the overall performance, primarily now having a player that will correctly play 4K disks in Dolby Vision, which is the specific reason for purchasing it. The UBK90 is about 3 times more sensitive than the Samsung 8500, meaning a fingerprint or smudge on the play side of the disk will cause playback issues, so where the Samsung would play a smudged disk, I have found issues with three different disks, and after ejecting the disks and inspecting it, each one of them was dirty. A quick cleaning and the disks played as designed. I now know to insert clean disks into the UBK90. The other issue, and it is really not an issue, just a quirk, is the white screen that appears when a disk is stopped or removed. My first thought was that LG rushed this player to market. However, while I am not a fan of the white screen, I have gotten used to it. This player is not noisy. Overall, as stated earlier, I like this player, and I am glad to finally get a player that plays Dolby Vision."
mike1sc
 

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Interesting about the smudged discs. Yesterday, watching Westworld UHD on this player, I had repeated dropouts where the audio froze and part of the video turned solid green with rainbow blocks at the bottom. I gave up and watched the rest of the disc on my Xbox One X in regular HDR, but maybe I should have checked for smudges instead. The discs were brand new out of the package, so I didn't think to check how clean they were. The disc played just fine in the Xbox.


I have 10 more days to return the UBK90, on the fence at this point.
 

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Interesting about the smudged discs. Yesterday, watching Westworld UHD on this player, I had repeated dropouts where the audio froze and part of the video turned solid green with rainbow blocks at the bottom. I gave up and watched the rest of the disc on my Xbox One X in regular HDR, but maybe I should have checked for smudges instead. The discs were brand new out of the package, so I didn't think to check how clean they were. The disc played just fine in the Xbox.


I have 10 more days to return the UBK90, on the fence at this point.
It is possible that you got a fussy player and perhaps a swap out would be worthwhile? Just a thought. But, if it doesnt please you then by all means return it. Im still evaluating mine but if I have any major issues over the next few weeks with playback then mines outta here too. I do like it though and I hope it keeps me happy.
 

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I'm giving up and sending it back. They announced Dolby Vision support for disc playback on Xbox One X, so a glitchy standalone player with a 1997 UI is no longer a thing I need :)
 
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