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LG to bring 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision HDR Blu-ray Player in 2017

UP970 is first with Dolby Vision

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 4, 2017 at 4:01 PM


  • LG has done what we were expecting by announcing its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CES 2017.
    Having sat back and watch the market grow and no doubt been impressed by the sales of Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, LG has formally announced the launch of its first capable player, the UP970. The most important snippet of information about the device is that it is, at least for now, is that its the first 4K BD player to support both the HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats.

    At the present time, this isn't particularly significant in terms of the content of the physical media available to buy but, going forwards and with a Dolby Vision capable display, it could give an edge in terms of overall image quality.

    LG didn't confirm, although we'd assume it to be the case, that the UP970 is blessed with Ultra HD streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon where in the case of the former Dolby Vision support would be a plus.

    Little else is know on the LG UP970, at present, and whether it might have a psuedo HDR mode, as per the latest flagship TV models announced by the Koreans, but we'll be visiting LG on their stand soon to find out more.

    Pricing and availability details will also follow.

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