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UP970

Key Features

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

$299.99

Suggested Price
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.

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Dolby Vision

The LG UP970 blu-ray player is HDR compatible with Dolby Vision™*, delivering a visually stunning and truly immersive entertainment experience.

*HDR/Dolby Vision compatible TV sold separately and required for Dolby Vision playback. NOTE: The Dolby Vision firmware upgrade recently made available for LG UP970 4K Blu-ray Player is fully compatible with Dolby Vision TVs, except for Sony Dolby Vision TVs, whose implementation of Dolby Vision requires additional software upgrade to devices that connect over HDMI, such as streaming media players or UHD Blu-ray players. However, standard HDR10 content will play on Sony TVs. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

HDR Compatible

  Multi HDR  

Content created for High Dynamic Range, or HDR, can display an even more breathtaking picture with bolder contrast and more vibrant colors. This LG device is HDR compatible with Dolby Vision™* and HDR10.

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This 4K Blu-ray disc player supports the premium HDR, Dolby Vision™* favored by renowned film makers from all over the world and also offers compatibility with other HDR formats such as HDR10.

HDR Dolby Vision

*HDR/Dolby Vision compatible TV sold separately and required for Dolby Vision playback. NOTE: The Dolby Vision firmware upgrade recently made available for LG UP970 4K Blu-ray Player is fully compatible with Dolby Vision TVs, except for Sony Dolby Vision TVs, whose implementation of Dolby Vision requires additional software upgrade to devices that connect over HDMI, such as streaming media players or UHD Blu-ray players. However, standard HDR10 content will play on Sony TVs. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

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.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
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What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Netflix Dolby Vision I bought this model in April 2018 to use with my LG65E7 TV because it is the only one that broadcasts Netflix in DOLBY VISION, the problem is that the Netflix application is in DOLBY Vision, since the opening screen is in DOLBY VISION, movies that are HD also stay in DOLBY VISION generating a bad image, when will be solved this problem.
Date published: 2018-10-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Since I started using the player Jan 2018 it has been sent to LG repair three (3) times for rattle, humming, loud noise and vibration. Each time they tell me that they repaired the loading tray or replaced it. It is currently in repair again for over a week and I don't know what they will tell me this time around. Of course when I ask to have the unit replaced with a new one they tell me that they have to have the opportunity to repair it first; how many times do I have to go through this aggravation? The unit needs to be replaced and LG will not admit it. I will never buy another LG product moving forward.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PHENOMENAL PICTURE QUALITY This is by far the best TV I have ever purchase and the remote is comprehensive but easy to use
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 65" LG 4k UHD TV and UP970 player combo I bought this UP970 to pair with a 65" LG Ultra 4K TV we just purchased a month ago. What an excellent combination. Picture is crystal clear and outstanding. The only drawback is I wish the remote was backlit. A standard Blu-ray is excellent but the 4K disk are way beyond that. I was so impressed, that I bought a second unit for the bedroom TV. I would definitely recommend this player to anyone. You can't go wrong.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works beautiful with 65 inch OLD TV Only have a few days but great 4K viewing from older dvd and flash drive files. Great 4K streaming from Netflix
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Player Fast load times and a great picture, I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great player, needs more apps Works like a dream. No noticable lag in playing or any excessive noise. The one draw back is the only two apps on it is Netflix and YouTube. My old Bluray player and Pandora, Hulu, Amazon and several others that would be nice to have here. LG should really partner up to enhance the streaming services.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loud Vibration When Playing 4K Movie Unfortunately, after one year of use and hoping an update would have resolved the issue as I was advised at the time by a LG representative. The vibration that I have experienced when playing 4K movies as other have described on other various sites, still remains. I've owned quite a few players in the past and never encountered this issue. Unfortunately, LG advised that the unit is out of warranty and as a result is ineligible for repair and/or replacement. I will need to purchase another player as a result.
Date published: 2018-07-23
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ASK & ANSWER

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I have a SONOS playbar which will only accept optical cable for sound. I have an LG OLED tv which will pass through 5.1 to the soundbar. Can the UP970 convert a 7.1 DTS signal to 5.1 and output it through the HDMI out?

Asked by: jimbo987
The LG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970 supports the LPCM, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS 2.0 + Digital Out, DTS-HD Master Audio, FLAC, AAC, WMA, MPEG 1/2 L2, and MP3 audio formats. An LPCM (usually referred to as just PCM) signal is read off a disc and can be transferred in two ways. One way is by retaining its digital form and sending that signal to a home theater receiver via a digital optical, digital coaxial, or HDMI connection. The receiver then converts the PCM signal to analog so that it can be sent through the amplifiers and on to the speakers. The reason the PCM signal has to be converted to analog is that the human ear works by hearing analog audio signals. The second way is for the player to convert the PCM signal back to analog form internally, and then transfer the re-created analog signal to a home theater or stereo receiver via standard analog audio connections. In this case, the stereo or home theater receiver does not have to perform any additional conversion in order for you to hear the sound. The UP970 can also read undecoded Dolby Digital or DTS type audio signals. Dolby and DTS are digital audio formats that use coding that compresses the information in order to fit all the surround sound audio information digitally onto a DVD or Blu-ray Disc. Usually, undecoded Dolby Digital and DTS audio files are transferred to a home theater receiver for further decoding to analog. The other option is that once read off the disc, the UP970 can internally convert Dolby Digital and DTS signals to uncompressed PCM, and then pass that decoded signal directly to a home theater receiver via an HDMI connection, or convert the PCM signal to analog for output via two or multichannel analog audio outputs to a home theater receiver that has the corresponding compatible inputs. However, since a PCM signal is uncompressed, it takes up more bandwidth transmission space. So, if using a digital optical or coaxial connection, there is only enough room to transfer two channels of PCM audio. For Dolby Digital or DTS surround signals that have been converted to PCM, you need to use an HDMI connection, as it can transfer up to eight channels of PCM audio. Digital Optical and Digital Coaxial connections can only access standard Dolby Digital/DTS surround signals and not the higher resolution digital surround sound formats, such as Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio, and DTS:X. Those higher-resolution audio signals can only be passed through the HDMI connection...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-09-02

Recently buyed, and I played a pair of 4k Blu-ray and the noise was awful. From the moment I put he disc in, the buzz began. Some solution or support?

Asked by: ill_Gamu
That doesn't sound right. We will need more information on your set up. Please give us a call when you are with the unit at 1-800-243-0000. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-07-05

Seriously thinking of purchasing a LG 4K TV and UP970 Blu-ray but very disappointed with ratings here and on Amazon, problems of no Dolby Vision software/firmware updates????? Problems from many with noisy operations??? Has this been fixed yet?? 4-7-18

Asked by: cobreeco
Hello, the UP970 received the Dolby Vision update a couple of months ago. Less that 1% of the units sold have experienced noise and those seem to have received some sort of shipping/transport damage. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-04-12

I understand about Regional codes & restrictions on playing Blu Rays & DVDs. My question is simple, will the UP970 play 50hz discs? Some models & brands will and others won't. Thanks in adavance.

Asked by: naus
Regrettably, we are not familiar with 50 Hz discs. Movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps), and although advanced digital TVs support 24 fps and can display movies natively, analog TVs and many digital TVs cannot. As a result, movie material must be converted to either 30 interlaced frames or 60 progressive frames by the DVD player or TV. Since 24 does not divide evenly into 60, four progressive movie frames are converted to five interlaced or 10 progressive frames. The process, known as "3:2 pulldown" or "2:3 pulldown," cannot create a flawless copy of the original movie because 24 does not divide evenly into 30 or 60. Although new movies on DVD are in the progressive 24 fps format (24p), older movies on videotape, which have previously undergone the telecine process and contain the 3:2 conversion, are sometimes recorded on DVDs. If a DVD player or digital TV supports "cadence correction," it reverses any 3:2 cadences it finds back to full film frames before it applies any telecine processes. The 1080p or 2160p video output frame rate on the LG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc™ Player with HDR Compatibility, Model # UP970 may be automatically set to either 24 Hz or 60 Hz depending both on the capability and preference of the connected TV and based on the native video frame rate of the content on the BD-ROM disc. There is no option for 50 Hz...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-04-02

Will the UP970 play 50z discs? (I have some old BBC Region free Bluray programs). A lot of players can't handle 50hz discs. My Philips 7501 does, but I want a player with DolbyVision. Thanks in advance.

Asked by: naus
This unit has a regional code printed on the rear of the unit. This unit can play only BD-ROM or DVD discs labelled same as the rear of the unit or “ALL”. Should you need assistance, do not hesitate to reconnect with us directly via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook www.Facebook.com/LGSupportUSA ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-03-31

How can I turn off CEC?  I do not want my UP970 turning on whenever I turn my TV on.

Asked by: SparkSweet
You would need to go into the TV's menu and turn off SIMPLINK. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-12

Is it Region-Free for DVD? I tried to play a region 3 DVD, but didn't work.

Asked by: Luke WANG
This unit has a regional code printed on the rear of the unit. This unit can play only BD-ROM or DVD discs labelled same as the rear of the unit or “ALL”. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2018-03-09

Where is the IR receiver on the UP970?  Trying to connect an IR blaster. Ty

Asked by: Gw02035
On the front face of the UP970 to the right of the manual control buttons is a rectangular dark red glass. That is where the IR sensor is. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-03-06
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