LG Electronics and Dolby Laboratories, today announced the LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player, LG's first 4K Blu-ray player which will support Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging.
Leveraging the HDR technology that powers Dolby's most advanced cinemas around the world, Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Dolby Vision capability for the UP970 will be available through a software update scheduled for later this year. The UP970 also offers enhanced dual format HDR compatibility with support for the generic HDR format (HDR10).
The LG UP970 also 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.
The UP970 has two HDMI ports, an HDMI 2.0a port for Ultra HD video output and an HDMI 1.4 for audio output that can connect with hi-fi devices, such as AVRs and sound bars. With Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, users can stream their favorite online content via Netflix and YouTube, while the USB port allows for playback of movies, pictures and music.