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Item # 689UBK80 | MFR # UBK80
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I'm the proud owner of an LG OLED 4K TV, and I can still remember when I first hooked it up. I immediately wanted to watch something in full 4K to truly test my new screen's performance. The LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player can help scratch this "new TV itch." It will play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs — the absolute best-quality video source available today.
Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with HDR (High Dynamic Range) allow compatible TVs to display extremely bright and dark black picture content together within the same image. This player supports HDR 10, the format most commonly found on 4K discs with HDR.
HDR content makes for serious eye candy on my new OLED TV — it stands out even among other, stellar-looking 4K videos. Watching sunlight peek over a mountain and spill over a lush landscape with true-to-life shading is really a sight to see.
This player has built-in support for the highest-quality surround sound formats, like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS Master Audio™. It also plays Dolby Atmos®-encoded discs. You simply set the HDMI audio output to "bitstream" when connected to an Atmos-capable receiver. You can also use a separate optical digital connection to get surround sound from the player to your receiver.
meets all my expectations
Anthony J, Hermitage, TN
Average Customer Review(s):
meets all my expectations
Delivery was quick. Easy install/setup, good performance.
Plays well. Remote is basic and the commands for playback are sometimes unintuitive. Good product for the price. Still trying to figure out how to use LG TV magic remote for all functions. I figured LG connectivity would be easier.
This blue ray player was easy to set up and produces a great picture. Played several discs with no issues.The delivery time was only two days. Great service Crutchfield.
Pros: Great picture
Cons: No wifi
Good player but feels a bit slow to respond to the remote. Great picture but the control LEDs are impossible to see from greater than 8 ft from the unit. This makes it tough to operate in a larger living room. It has Hung up on me a couple of times still trying to figure that one out. 1Gb internet wired Ethernet and 866 Mbs wireless. So I don't think that's the problem. Good price for a close out item. Still not sure if I will keep this one or trade it for a different brand
Excellent unit for the price great picture and sound. I don't believe Crutchfield could ever sell a bad product. Number one in service and excellent products. I should know I have purchased quite a few things from them over the years and everything still works and sounds great.
The unit plays blu-rays very well and is exactly what I was looking for. Easy to set up and easy to use. I have an ethernet source close by so I didn't need wireless functionality. I highly recommend this unit if you do not need wireless functionality. Crutchfield provided great service on the order.
great value - set up was easy - excellant picture on my 4K TV - what more is there??
Beautiful picture, love it, only dislike is it doesnt have wifi, but it plays all the formats I needed, cant have everything, no matter what I chose I had to give up something.
Pros: Great picture, plays all the formats I need.
Cons: Doesn't have wifi
I should have given it 5 stars because I new it didn't have wireless when I ordered it . It does everything it is supposed to do .Ill wire it up .
Love your service. Great DVD machine, works wonderful with new LG tv.
This player fully met our needs and expectations. Buying through Crutchfield for our last two items; this DVD player and a CD player earlier has been a cut above going with a big box place or other on-line sources because they facilitate the buyer to get right to the crux of identifying what one needs. The speed and simplicity of the purchase process once the selection is complete couldn't be easier. We will keep Crutchfield as a go-to source for such items for future buys. There is nothing about this experience that would cause a rating less than a five. Well done.
Pros: simplified choices of the best in field offerings speed of purchase process
wife loves movies. im sure she will wear it out. very nice unit
|Surround Sound Decoding||
Dolby Digital Plus |
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
|4K Ultra HD||Yes|
|Internet Movie Streaming||No|
|Built-in Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n/ac|
|Smartphone App Control||No|
|DVD Video Upconversion||4K, 1080p, 1080i, 720p|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Digital Optical Output||Yes|
|Digital Coaxial Output||None|
|Analog Audio Outputs||None|
|1080p Video Output||Yes|
|Component Video Outputs||None|
Disc Compatibility: The LG UBK80 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types.
|Disc Type||Disc Description|
|Blu-ray||UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, 3D-BD|
|DVD||DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW|
|CD||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW|
Ultra HD Blu-Ray: Ultra HD Blu-ray provides these key features and advantages over standard Blu-ray.
Note: Like standard BD, Ultra HD Blu-ray discs use region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. This Blu-ray player is region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.
Firmware & Software Updates: As Blu-Ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet. The player's Software Upgrade menu allows you to upgrade the player's software & firmware for these performance improvements & additional services. You can upgrade via Network (Ethernet) or USB.
Note: Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
USB Port: The front-panel USB (type-A) port supports playback of a variety of video, photo, and audio files on a USB MSC (mass storage class) or MTP (media transfer protocol device). Compatible MSC devices include USB thumbdrives or external HDD(s) formatted in FAT32 or NTFS. An external HDD will require a separate power supply. Compatible MTP devices include Android smartphone & tablets (running Android OS 4.0 or later). The player can recognize up to 2,000 total files/folders.
Note: The USB port is not compatible with Apple iOS devices, USB hubs, card-readers, or computers.
Media File Formats: The LG UBK80 supports the following video, photo, and music files recorded onto BD-RE, BD-R, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs; or downloaded onto a USB MSC/MTP device.
|Video||MPEG 1/2/4, AVI, MKV, XVID|
|Photo||JPEG, PNG, GIF, MPO (4000x3000 max)|
|Music||MP3/WMA (up to 48kHz), AAC/OGG (up to 96kHz), AIFF/FLAC/WAV (up to 192kHz)|
Ultra HD Premium: The LG UBK80 garners UHD Alliance's ULTRA HD PREMIUM logo which identifies products and services that meet or exceed strict performance levels for 4K resolution, high dynamic range (HDR), and wide color spectrum.
HDMI 2.0a Output: The LG UBK80 Ultra HD Blu-ray player is equipped with a HDMI 2.0a output with support for ultra high-definition video and high resolution multichannel audio. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p (4K), or Auto. Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view Ultra HD and HDR content.
Note: There is no analog video output.
HDR10 Compatible: The LG UBK80 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) video using the HDR10 format. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.
Note: HDR10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
3D-Ready: The LG UBK80 UHD Blu-ray disc player supports 3D playback of high-definition (720p/1080p) 3D Blu-ray discs when connected to a 3D-Ready HDTV via HDMI, along with wearing a pair 3D vision glasses.
x.v.Color: This player can playback AVCHD discs using the x.v.Color format. x.v.Color offers a wider color range than normal DVD camcorder discs.
Display Mode: When the player's resolution is set to 1080p or 2160p, you can select the 24Hz mode for smooth presentation of film material (1080p or 2160p/24 Hz) with a HDMI-equipped display compatible with 1080p or 2160p/24 Hz input. You can select a 60Hz mode for video material.
TV Aspect Ratio Settings: You can select the aspect ratio according to your television. Choose from 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan Scan, 16:9 Original, or 16:9 Full. You cannot select 4:3 Letter Box or 4:3 Pan Scan when the Blu-ray player's resolution is set to 720p or higher.
Picture Adjustments: The following picture adjustments are available - Contrast, Brightness, Color, & Sharpness.
Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing.
Surround Sound Decoders: The LG UBK80 UHD Blu-ray player has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS surround processors with support for Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio. Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD are only output via the player's HDMI output. You can set the unit's Digital Output (HDMI or Optical) to match the capabilities of your connected AV receiver.
|Disc Type||Audio Stream||PCM||Bitstream (Unprocessed)||Bitstream (Re-encode)|
|HDMI||Optical||HDMI||Optical||HDMI or Optical|
| Ultra HD Blu-ray |
|PCM||up to 7.1ch||2ch||up to 7.1ch||2ch||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital||up to 7.1ch||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital Plus||up to 7.1ch||2ch||Dolby Digital Plus||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby TrueHD||up to 7.1ch||2ch||Dolby TrueHD||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|DTS||up to 6.1ch||2ch||DTS||DTS||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|DTS-HD||up to 7.1ch||2ch||DTS-HD||DTS||Dolby Digital/DTS|
|Dolby Digital||up to 5.1ch||2ch||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital||Dolby Digital|
|DTS||up to 6.1ch||2ch||DTS||DTS||DTS|
Note: If you have an AV receiver which decodes Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, you will need to set this UHD Blu-ray player's HDMI output to bitstream.
Optical Digital Output: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the UBK80 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player features a digital optical (toslink) output. The optical digital output supports Dolby Digital, DTS, & PCM (2ch to 5.1ch) audio signals with a sampling frequency of 48, 96, or 192kHz.
Note: There is no analog audio output.
DRC (Dynamic Range Control): DRC (Dynamic Range Control) allows you to listen to a movie at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound. This feature is only available for Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, and Dolby Digital Plus audio signals. DRC can be set to Auto, On, or Off.
Start Up/Play Back Times: The LB UHD Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 8.1 seconds. It takes approximately 25.1 seconds for a UHD Blu-ray disc to begin playback.
Note: The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the UHD Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Home Menu screen appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the UHD Blu-ray disc began playback.
Ethernet Port: This player can be connected to a local area network (LAN) via its Ethernet (RJ45) port on the rear-panel. By connecting the unit to a broadband home network, you have access to services such as software/firmware updates and BD-Live interactivity. BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more (fees may apply).
Last Scene Memory: The LG UBK80 memorizes the last scene from the last disc that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory even if you remove the disc from the unit or switch off the unit. If you load a disc that has the scene memorized, the scene is automatically recalled.
Music During Slideshow: You can display photo files while listening to audio from a disc or USB device.
Parental Control: The LG UBK80 offers Parental Control settings to limit BD & DVD playback according to the age of the users. The parental control settings are protected by a custom 4-digit password.
Closed Caption: The LG UBK80 offers Closed Caption (CC) for the hearing impaired when viewing a BD or DVD disc. The disc must also be CC compatible (usually there is a "CC" logo on the disc jacket).
Audio Guidance: The UHD Blu-ray player will narrate some playback functions and menu settings to assist the visually impaired.
Auto Power Off: A screen saver appears when you leave the player in Stop mode for approximately 5 minutes. The unit will then automatically turn off within 15 minutes since the Screen Saver is displayed to save power.
IR Remote: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Ultra HD Blu-ray player. You can also program the IR remote to control select brands of TVs (including LG, Sony, & Samsung).
SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC): Some functions of the UBK80 can be controlled by your TV's remote control when the player is connected via HDMI to a SIMPLINK compatible LG TV or other brand of HDMI CEC compatible television. Controllable functions include Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, and Power Off.
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For the digital optical audio out. This for my 15 year old Integra receiver. [ Kenneth Feb 17, 2019 ]
A no frills 4K player at the right price. [ dwayne Jan 22, 2019 ]
Needed a blu-ray player; this device was budget friendly. [ JASON Jan 21, 2019 ]
I actually picked this because it wasn't "smart" and have all the additional streaming apps. I have all these on another device and wanted a clean set-up. Decently priced 4k capable. [ Daniel Dec 18, 2018 ]
Outstanding product! LG is very dependable! [ James Dec 18, 2018 ]
Positive reviews [ David Dec 14, 2018 ]
I was looking for a fully capable blu Ray player that would be compatible with multiple formats and perform upscaling, but I didn't need or want the internet connectivity. This appears to fit my needs very well. [ Matthew Nov 20, 2018 ]
Recommended to me by Jaden as a significant upgrade to my current player, and has what I need and no more, so it saved me money. Grateful for the sound advice. [ Raymond Oct 23, 2018 ]
Price and features for the cost [ Kevin Oct 05, 2018 ]
It was in stock and has good ratings [ Jason Jun 23, 2018 ]
Carson, inquired as to room size and television needs. Was very thorough in identifying what would best fit my needs and budget. [ M May 20, 2018 ]
supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision adjusts brightness dynamically for greater shading and depth
2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
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