LG has launched the 2017 LG Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Player with high-dynamic range (HDR) compatibility.
Previewed at CES 2017, LG's first 4K Blu-ray player (model UP970) will support Dolby Vision Blu-ray disc playback. Leveraging the HDR technology that powers Dolby's most advanced cinemas around the world, Dolby Vision is delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of colors.
In addition to Dolby Vision, the LG UP970 also offers support for generic HDR (HDR10), meaning consumers will have access to the widest library of HDR content available.
The LG UP970 is also compatible with a variety of sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. It 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 legacy hi-fi devices, such as AVRs and sound bars, which may not be able to pass through an HDR signal.
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.
The LG UP970 is available now for $299.