It same model hardware and software as old 970. Noise level seem quiet than old 970! Picture is same as old 970! All lg did was improve noise to fix the problem that the reason why it call ubk90.Most of the UKB90 reviews I've seen seem to think it's quite quiet, so that's interesting.
Yes I heard about it? I been offer 7 days money back or exchange, if I'm not happy with panasonic ub820! So wait and see review from me starting tomorrow for next 48 hours.By contrast, a number of people have reported significant drive (or possibly fan) noise on the UB820; again, looking forward to your review!