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4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility

  • UP970

Key Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Playback
  • 4K Streaming Content
  • HDR Compatible
  • 3D Blu-Ray/DVD Playback
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
4K Disc Playback

4K Disc Playback

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc provides the ultimate in audio/video quality with a stunning 4K picture and state-of-the-art audio and no internet connection required.

HDR Compatible

HDR Compatible

Content created for High Dynamic Range, or HDR, can display an even more breathtaking picture with bolder contrast and more vibrant colors.

* Additional subscriptions services may be required. Content partner lineup and availability may change without notice.

4K Streaming Content

4K Streaming Content*

Popular online video services such as Youtube® and Netflix offer a wide range of premium 4K content, much of it unavailable from any other source.

* Additional subscriptions services may be required. Content partner lineup and availability may change without notice.

Blu-ray DVD Compatible

Blu-ray and DVD Compatible

Have a library of Blu-ray discs and DVDs? The UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player supports both of these popular legacy standards, so old favorites and new discoveries won’t be left behind.

USB Connectivity

USB Connectivity

The USB port here allows you to quickly, easily connect a digital storage device and share all your digital media. Just plug it in and use your remote control to navigate through your files.

Ultra HD Premium Yes
4K Blu-Ray Disc Playback Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
3D Blu-Ray/ DVD Playback Yes
4K Streaming Content Youtube®, Netflix
Built-in WiFi Yes
Youtube® Yes
Netflix Yes
3D Yes
LG Remote App Yes
USB Playback Yes
External HDD Playback Yes
Noise Reduction Yes
NTSC⇔PAL Conversion Yes
BD-R Yes
Audio CD Yes
CD-R Yes
MPEG-1 Yes
MPEG4 AVC (H.264) Yes
SMPTE VC1 (VC-9) Yes
AVC Rec Yes
M4V Yes
3GP Yes
MP4 Yes
TS Yes
DivX Yes
DivX HD Yes
K3G Yes
Dolby True HD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS 2.0 + Digital Out Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
MPEG 1/2 L2 Yes
MP3 Yes
Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi® Yes
HDMI Out (2) HDMI 2.0a x 1 | HDMI 1.4 x 1
Optical Audio Output Yes
Standby Power Consumption Less than 0.5W
Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.9" x 1.8" x 8.1"
Shipping Size (WxHxD) 18.9" x 11.1" x 4.2"
Unit Weight 3.6 lbs
Shipping Weight 5.7 lbs
Remote Control Yes
Batteries Yes
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 719192610125

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from UP970 I bought this player from Best Buy. I am not happy with it. It feels cheep and it does make noises.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome player We purchased today and tried out 3D movie Gaurdians of the Galaxy! Fantastic picture!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from HDMI signal not powerful enough for long distance 1. The HDMI port cannot drive the signal over long distance (e.g. 30 feet) to a projector. Snow noise (red and blue flashing dots across the whole picture) and picture flickering are introduced. When connected through a short cable (3 feet), everything seems normal. Another HDMI video source has been used with the same 30-feet setup to confirm. 2. There is audible or loud motor noise when playing certain discs (e.g. The Babadook Blu-ray). 3. USB file playback does not support embedded PGS subtitles. Switching between multiple embedded non-PGS subtitles sometimes does not display the correct subtitle. 4. USB file playback does not support ISO files. 5. USB file playback does not have a list view mode where the complete name of a file can be shown.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 4k blu ray discs look the same as regular blu ray When playing 4k blu ray discs from UP970 4K player or standard blu ray on the BP550 on the 65UH6550 65” the image is the same. At least I cannot tell the difference. Changed settings on the UP970. No change. For instance I’ve tried Dawn of Justice, X-Men Apocalypse & Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them these titles come in standard HD 1080P and 4k. Played these discs and the image in not any better in 4k. When I use youtube to view 4k content there is a significant difference. Using 18Gbps certified hdmi cables and 27Gbps cables. Nothing I do changes the image quality of playing 4K discs. The Television can produce 4k imagery when displaying content from Youtube but not from 4k blu ray discs on the movies listed above. I’ve updated the firmware on 65UH6550 to 4.30.85. Is there a firmware update soon to be announced for the UP970? Firmware on the BP550 is A000M63. The 4k blu ray disc image quality on the UP970 is no better than standard blu ray on the same movie on the BP550. Also, I’ve read that HDMI port 1 is the best port to use on 65UH6550 TV other places I’ve read that HDMI port 3 is the best to use. Does it make any difference if so I’d like to know?
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning picture This is LG's first foray into ultra HD blu-ray. The really did their homework. It is a simple design with no distracting display on the front of the unit Any info you wish can be brought up on screen. HDR movies look crisp, clean, and lifelike. Works well in an LG environment and syncs perfectly with my new LG OLED tv. The price is very good also for such advanced technology.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intuitive setup, quiet operation, superb results 4K disc and 3D Blu-ray upscaling are fantastic, truly amazing sharpness with deep colors. Used with a LG 55UH8500 Smart TV. LG's SimpLink was straightforward and intuitive to link to the player and TV, enabling both remote controls to operate the player and TV. Used an audio optical cable to connect the player to my decades old (way ahead of its time) JVC RX9000V 5.1 surround sound system. Had to disable the player's auto-HDMI cable selector output and set it to HDMI2, so that sound played only via the optical cable connection. Initially, left the player's default settings, which resulted in out-of-sync audio via the TV speakers instead of the JVC sound system. Had delayed buying this unit after reading several reviews complaining of loud mechanical noise when playing 4K discs. Couple days ago, decided to go for it, anyway. So far, 4K and 3D Blu-ray discs have not caused the player to make any mechanical noise.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound and picture The only problem I had,the control was missing and no original accessories came with it and no box cams with it.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Stuff, leaves you wanting more I have found this player to be a great companion piece to my 65UH8500. What struck me as strange is the lack of apps that are available and the revelation that my player can recognize youtube videos in HDR, but my TV can't. If you do pick up this great player check and make sure your player was manufactured in March 2017 and later. I love the slo mo function. Using my TV remote to capture great scenes in Planet Earth II is remarkable. This Player makes me happy I have a LG TV.
Date published: 2017-05-22
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Are there any plans to add more Apps to the lineup of this 4k player? I mean Youtube and NF are ok but how about Amazon Video?

Asked by: Pgcmoore
Thank you for your interest in the Blu Ray Player. There are plans to have more apps added, however, we would not have a timeline for the update.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-13

Does LG plans on  releasing a high end  model of a 4k player?

Asked by: ptpbowling
The LG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970, which will receive an update for Dolby Vision support via a firmware soon is that high end "4K Player"...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-07-13

Will there be support for DTS-X through a future updatde? Hopefully soon?

Asked by: Aljomota
We appreciate your interest in this BluRay player. At this time, we have no notice of any pending updates for this player.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-06-29

What do I need to watch a 3D Blu-ray

Asked by: Loislayne79
We appreciate your interest in this BluRay player. In order to view a 3D video, the following is required: a 3D BluRay player; a 3D BluRay disc; a 3D capable television; 3D glasses compatible with the TV.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-07-02

Is the Up-970 Dolby vision comparable?

Asked by: Joemoma
Support for Dolby Vision will be available soon via an LG Software update for the LG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-06-22

I'm about to buy this product, the LG UP970, so my question is, does this include the HDMI cable? if it does not, then, What specifications does the required HDMI cable should have? Whats the proper HDMI cable to support 4K and HDR. 

Asked by: Memoth666
The LG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970 does not come with an HDMI cable as an included accessory. Any High-Speed cable bought from 2010 onward will do. Regardless of whether it's an HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 cable, it will work with 4K HDR. If the cable is a true High Speed HDMI cable actually made to handle the maximum amount of High Speed data as specified by HDMI Licensing. , it can handle HDR...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-30

Can I add Amazon Video to Premium Content and if so - how?

Asked by: Bbedwin37
We appreciate your interest in this projector. According to our information, the Premium Service Partners for this model are Netflix and YouTube. There are no options available to add additional content.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-05-25

Will this blu ray player play full Dolby Atmos and Dtx blu ray disks

Asked by: mhart21
Asa mentioned in a joint announcement for the LG 4K HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970, made at CES by both LG Electronics and Dolby Laboratories, Inc., "The LG UP970 also features additional picture quality technologies that further enhance the viewing experience for consumers. The LG UP970 includes support for 10-bit color and Rec. ITU-R BT.2020 color gamut, as well as playback of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC). It’s also compatible with a variety of leading sound formats, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio, for a truly cinematic audio and video experience.". It currently does not support DTS-X...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-05-25
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