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LG's Dolby Vision HDR-capable UP970 4K Blu-ray player to arrive in June

By Ng Chong Seng - on 20 Apr 2017, 10:30am

LG's Dolby Vision HDR-capable UP970 4K Blu-ray player to arrive in June

(Image source: LG.)

First announced at CES, LG has also announced at its just-concluded TV and IT product launch that the LG UP970, the company’s first 4K UHD Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision HDR, will hit retail in June.

Supporting both the open HDR10 and Dolby Labs’ Dolby Vision HDR formats, as well as 4K and HEVC content from Netflix, YouTube, and the like, the UP970 also plays nice with leading sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos (via bitstream), and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Connectivity-wise, the player has two HDMI 2.0a outputs, an optical audio output, and one USB port. Internet connectivity can be achieved through wired or wireless means.

LG has yet to announce pricing for the UP970, however. For reference, the Samsung UBD-K8500 that went on sale last year costs S$600, but that doesn’t do Dolby Vision. The Xbox One S is another HDR10-capable 4K Blu-ray player. Finally, Sony also has a new UBP-X800 UHD BD player, but there’s no word when it’d come to Singapore.

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