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LG UBK90

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision™

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Since I upgraded to my  LG OLED 4K TV , everything I watch looks better.

Since I upgraded to my  LG OLED 4K TV , everything I watch looks better.

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About the LG UBK90

Get the best out of your 4K TV

Since I upgraded to my LG OLED 4K TV, everything I watch looks better. But I geek out the most over shows and movies in true 4K. They just seem to pop off the screen. And the LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray player will play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with Dolby Vision — the absolute best-quality video source available today.
The LG UP970's front-panel USB port lets you play music or videos from a thumb drive or Android phone

The LG UBK90's front-panel USB port lets you play music or videos from a thumb drive or Android phone

Get the best out of your 4K TV

Since I upgraded to my LG OLED 4K TV, everything I watch looks better. But I geek out the most over shows and movies in true 4K. They just seem to pop off the screen. And the LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray player will play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs with Dolby Vision — the absolute best-quality video source available today.

Ready for the best HDR formats

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. HDR content makes for serious eye candy on my new OLED TV — it stands out even among other, stellar-looking 4K videos.

And this player supports the required HDR 10 format, and the more sophisticated Dolby Vision format. Dolby Vision is one of the reasons I ended up going with the LG OLED. Dolby's dynamic system can adjust brightness and color levels on a scene-by-scene basis.

Netflix has a bunch of shows in Dolby Vision, and some of them look so realistic and vibrant that it actually adds to the storytelling. Take the brutal Western show Godless: the beautiful yet nightmarish landscape is practically one of the characters. Watching sunlight peek over a mountain and spill over the dusty terrain with true-to-life shading is truly a sight to see.   

Top movie sound formats and flexible connections

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. 

There are two HDMI outputs: one for sending audio to your home theater receiver and one for video directly to your TV. That means you can still play sound through receivers that don't have a free HDMI input that's HDCP 2.2 compatible. You can also use an optical digital connection to get surround sound from the player to your receiver.

Dual-band Wi-Fi means smooth 4K video streaming

Along with playing discs, you can use the UBK90 to stream Netflix® and YouTube. These are the two video services that offer the most 4K content available right now. And this player's dual-band Wi-Fi gives you the strong connection needed for streaming 4K. (We recommend having an internet speed of 20Mbps or faster for 4K streaming.)

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Product highlights:

  • plays Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, DVDs, CDs and rewriteable discs
  • full 4K resolution video for use with Ultra HD TVs
    • 4K video upscaling for standard Blu-ray and DVDs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision
    • Dolby Vision adjusts brightness dynamically for premium shading and depth
  • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Wireless Features and Technical Specs:
  • dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi for smooth wireless streaming from Netflix and other video streaming apps
  • HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from Netflix (requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
  • selectable video resolution up to 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
    • can pass Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundtracks when HDMI output is set to "bitstream" for decoding by a compatible receiver
  • plays AAC, FLAC, MP3, and WMA audio file formats
  • BD-Live and BonusView support for added bonus features with compatible discs (requires external USB storage device)
Connections and General Info:
  • front-panel USB port to play music, movies, and images from external hard drives, thumb drives, or Android phones
  • 2 HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals
    • HDMI 1 output is HDMI 2.0a (connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input, and must have HDMI 2.0a to support HDR)
    • HDMI 2 input does not output video signal (audio only)
  • optical digital audio output
  • dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Ethernet port for downloading firmware updates
  • remote control
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-13/16"H x 9-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # UBK90
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What's in the box:

  • Ultra-HD Blu-ray player
  • Remote control (AKB75135301)
  • "AAA" battery
  • Simple Manual
  • Safety Information
  • Warranty Card

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good unit, got what i paid for

Crutchfield customer from Fort Davis, TX on 6/10/2019

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needed an up-to-date disc player, review of the specs showed this was what i needed for both tv/movie discs AND my mp3 music. set-up was easy, and the manual is good, easy to understand

Pros: handles a wide variety of discs, easy to set up, good manual

Cons: being a confirmed nit-picker, i have yet to find fault with this unit

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LG UBK90

Bob from Charlottesville, Va on 5/19/2019

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Recently purchased this with LG OLED55C8PUA and have to say I am spoiled. Hard to watch other TVs . Shopped at Cville store ,had a knowledgeable and salesperson great support . Company and salesperson went out of their way to make me comfortable in my choices. Thank you

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Not for bells & whistles fans

Crutchfield customer from Lincoln, NE on 5/14/2019

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This is a good, basic, bare bones 4K BluRay player. Do NOT expect any bells and whistles. In fact, it is so basic that it has no front panel screen. The only way to even tell that it's on is that the front panel LED goes from red to green! That's it! Even the onscreen settings are very basic. For users who are intimidated -- or just irritated -- by all kinds of tweaks, this is your BD player. Out of the box with a couple of selections (like, which language do you want to use?) and you're up and running. Likewise, it streams only Netflix and YouTube. That's it. But, seriously, with all the other options to get to OTT streaming services, do you really need your BluRay player to do it? The wi-fi connection is just a convenience for firmware updates. As to operation, disc loading is among the fastest I've seen in a player, operation is smooth, and 4K reproduction and upscaling from standard BluRay discs and DVDs is very good. Not only do you not have the option of glancing at a front panel screen to see how far along you are in a disc, but you have to go through 2 clicks to bring up the Options screen to get a countdown. Like I said, bare bones. But simplicity has its virtues if everything works the way it's supposed to. And it does. Nicely. For a reasonable price.

Pros: Reasonable price, does the basics very nicely, simple operation.

Cons: No front panel screen, so if you want to know ANYTHING about what the player is doing, you have to call it up.

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Crutchfield customer from Mc Rae Helena, GA on 5/5/2019

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I am only into the use of the ULTRA 4K DVD player a week now. Watched BOHEMIAN RAPHSODY in 4K . WOW!

Pros: none yet

Cons: Everything

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Lg 4K player

Espirito from Worcester, MA on 4/22/2019

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Awesome 4k player! Plays regular dvds , and Blu-ray's and I believe 3D movies as well! Haven't tried it though! Great product from a great company that goes above and beyond for their customers!

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Awesome player

Connie from Vancouver, WA on 3/12/2019

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This is a great player. Works great with my LG TV and Marantz SR7012 AVR. All but TV bought from Crutchfield

Pros: Ease of use,picture

Cons: Could use some more aps

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Failure

Richard from Greensboro, NC on 3/10/2019

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Very disappointing player, limited to the two factory installed apps, when playing 4k discs it projected double images, finally returned and replaced by a Sony

Pros: Good job of streaming its two apps

Cons: Limited apps Double imaging

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Good Product

Crutchfield customer from Purvis, MS on 3/8/2019

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It works.....just like it is supposed to. No hassle. No fuss. This may seem like not enough info, however conpaired to the unit I bought before this one (Sony), this is high praise. After several movies of all types, I get no hangs, no blank screens. The picture quality is as good as anything I've seen. I do not consider it noisy. It load speed is completely acceptable to me. It has a nice little light to let you know it is on (Not all do.....and that one got left on for two days.) I am very happy with it. I am also very happy with Crutchfield. The unit I bought before this one (not this brand) would hang several times during a movie. Crutchfield worked with me and we decided on the LG ......which I am very happy with.

Pros: Good Product It works as advertised

Cons: Instruction manual is a little light

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LG UBK90

Crutchfield customer from Port St Lucie, FL on 3/2/2019

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The unit upscaling of regular DVD's is very good. On current disks the picture equals blu ray, and does a really good job with older films and TV shows on DVD. The 4k disks are clear and crisp. Only had it a few weeks and very happy with this unit.

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Great Picture & Audio & Fair Price

David from Spring Grove, IL on 3/1/2019

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Great 4K player. Paired perfectly with my LG Oled B8. Transmits Dolby Vision and HDR perfectly and even has an extra HMDI out for a direct Audio Connection to my sound bar. Limited Apps are available, but I'm sure like most, using an external streamer or TV apps is preferred streaming method anyway. The menu settings are a bit archaic, but once you set up your preferences how often do you need to go into the settings of a 4K player? All in all, a great buy at a fair price.

Pros: Great Picture, Dedicated HDMI Output for Audio & Fair Price

Cons: Limited Streaming Apps & Archaic Setting Menu

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Disc tray malfunction

Crutchfield customer from Nashville, TN on 2/27/2019

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Unit was dead on arrival. Powered on, but tray did not open more than 25% and would not allow disc to be inserted. Exchanging for another of the same unit. Hoping based on other reviews that this was an isolated incident.

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LG UBK90

steven from Glenmont, NY on 2/25/2019

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So far, so good. Smooth operation and quality display on moderately-priced 4k tv. Remote presents no problems.

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No Dolby Vision for you

Michael from Midlothian, VA on 2/21/2019

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I recently purchased a Sony 4K TV that supports Dolby Vision content (using the extreme edition processor) and decided to buy this Blu-ray player to pair with it. While this is one of the few players out there that is directly marketed to support DV content, it does not support Sony's implementation of the Dolby Vision codec. From what I have read, Sony added Dolby Vision support to their TVs by software and did not include a dedicated DV chip in their system (the X1 processor handles DV trans-coding), LG's player uses the dedicated chip. Considering how Sony implemented DV support in their TVs, I can't directly blame LG for not working with my particular equipment. However, I can't get past the fact that my Apple TV works perfectly with my TV and this player does not. Apparently this has been an issue from day one with LG players... Furthermore, LG clearly markets this player as being capable of rendering Dolby Vision content, but neglects to mention that they do not support Sony's implementation of the DV spec. Lastly, the owner's manual only reference to a TV supporting DV content or not, is one small sentence on page 11 saying "When this unit is connected to a TV that supports Dolby Vision, the resolution can only be set to [Auto] or [2160p]"... Crutchfield's customer support is awesome and their generous return policy is why I felt comfortable giving this player a try. I will most likely return this player, since I have the Oppo Darby Editio

Pros: Dual HDMI outputs Price One of the few Dolby Vision players out there

Cons: Does not support DV playback on some Sony TVs. Vague Owner's Manual. No On / OFF switch for Dolby Vision Simplistic User Interface and Limited Options

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LG UBK90 4K Player

Anthony from Maysville, NC on 2/11/2019

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The LG UBK90 4K Ultra HD player is a quality player at a really good price. And it supports Dolby Vision and HDR10. Very simple menus and operation, very quick, silent in operation. I would buy again.........

Pros: Supports Dolby Vision and HDR10

Cons: None

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Best Deal On A 4K Blu-ray Player

Robert from Brandon, MS on 2/7/2019

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I purchased the LG UBK90 at the same time I purchased the LG OLED65C8PUA so that I could take full advantage of the television with 4K blu-ray programing. I selected this player for two reasons. First, this is a very basic player. All I intend to use it for is playing movies, so I was glad not to be paying for bells and whistles that I would not be using. Second, I wanted Dolby Vision and this was one of only two that were available. Considering that the cost of the other one was more than three times as much, it was an easy decision. So far we have watched The Greatest Showman and Planet Earth II, both suggested to experience the full potential of the TV. Some reviews have suggested that the unit seems cheap, I don't agree with that at all. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

Pros: LG quality Dolby Vision capable

Cons: For some, no display on the unit

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Good player!

Daniel from East China, MI on 2/5/2019

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This bluray player works great and has a great picture! The menu is very basic but other than that it's a nice player and it has Dolby vision.

Pros: Dolby vision.

Cons: Rather generic looking

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A solid choice

Crutchfield customer from Galloway, OH on 1/16/2019

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So far this has been a solid product. It does everything it's supposed to do well. I spoke with an advisor and he confirmed the specs are up there with several higher priced options.

Pros: The face of the unit is very plain. That may be a con if you like a status display, but it's a very clean look for minimalists.

Cons: None

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Happy Customer

Karen from Waymart, PA on 1/9/2019

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Love it! Great product and great company !

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Great 4K Player

Bob from Elmont, NY on 1/5/2019

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Easy setup, works nice with our new LG OLED55C8PUA. Clear, sharp & colorful. The Martian & Interstellar were awesome.

Pros: Nice clear & sharp awesome colors. 4K upscaling is sweet.

Cons: Not really a con, but it could use more apps.

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LG UBK90

Crutchfield customer from Nipomo, CA on 1/3/2019

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First device was DOA, and sort of ruined our Christmas viewing plans :( But Crutchfield got a replacement sent to us so News Year's day worked out well. Easy set up. Plays nice with the LG TV and Yamaha receiver that I have.

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Nice 17" player

Jim from Broomfield, CO on 1/1/2019

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Nice 4k blu-ray player, more reliable than Sony counterparts. Not many apps, but I don't need or want them since all other devices are loaded up anyways. Less plasticy compared to most others. Works well with LG oled tv. Don't buy it if you want a lot of apps

Pros: Reasonable build Full size Reliable (unlike my experiences with Sony 4k players) Plays well with LG oled tv

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Beware of problems with 3D with AV receiver in the loop

David from Clarksville, MD on 12/29/2018

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I still watch 3D Blu-rays and this unit will not play 3D Blu-rays when connected through my Onkyo TX-NR5009 to my Samsung 3D TV. My Samsung Blu-ray player and my Xbox one will do 3D in this configuration, but the LG unit displays a message that it is not connected to a 3D TV and it will not play. It will play 3D when directly connected to the TV, but that takes the surround sound out of the loop. Additionally, it is an incredibly spartan unit - plain black, unreadable black buttons in front, and very cheap looking. It offers only two apps for streaming - Netflix and YouTube. Its picture is fine on regular blu-ray (don't own any 4k UHD disks).

Pros: Good picture

Cons: Cheap construction and appearance; won't do 3D through my Onkyo AV receiver; few streaming apps

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Great Picture

Crutchfield customer from Sandy, UT on 12/21/2018

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Works just like it should. Simple to set up and operate.

Pros: High quality, Simple straight forward design.

Cons: None

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Very good 4K player

John from Tigard, OR on 12/13/2018

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Works very well with the LG OLED 55" HDTV. Upscaling of DVD and normal Blu Rays is good, 4K blu rays look fantastic. Have read some reviews that this player is slow to respond to commands from the remote, haven't had this issue at all. I actually prefer the simple interface to the many Sony products I have owned over the years, less is more if you ask me, Sony has a giant menu which is overwhelming at times. I would buy this product again.

Pros: Good upscaling, great picture, good connection options

Cons: Kind of large, but does cover a lot of formats

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Good Price

Kyle from Peoria, IL on 12/10/2018

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Works great. It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 which should give some more flexibility when watching HDR content. There aren't a lot of smart options built into this device. I did not need these because I use an Apple TV for that. If you're looking for a quality player that doesn't need a lot of smart services, this is a good option.

Pros: HDR formats supported

Cons: Low on smart features (not necessarily a con)

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Good device....wish it integrated better with TV

Michael from Gualala, CA on 12/9/2018

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Good DVD player, a little harder to set up than others. Easy to connect to LG Smart TV but the remotes have little integration.

Pros: Good picture, fast loading

Cons: I purchased this together with a new LG TV and the on-line specs suggested full integration between the two. Hard to interconnect, poor documentation and limited integrate.

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LG UBK90

Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 12/6/2018

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I really like the customer service in selecting this player. The expertise of the employee was great.....explained all features and recommended the best one

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LG UBK90

Crutchfield customer from Cayce, SC on 12/3/2018

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I am extremely pleased with my LG UBK90 4K blu ray player. Although I have not yet looked at any 4K content, the upgrade for both normal blu rays and DVD's is great. Looking forward to viewing 4K blu ray movies. This is the only 4K blu ray player that Crutchfield sells that supports Dolby vision. Thank you to Crutchfield for pointing that out to me.

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Easy set up and great picture

John from Corinth, MS on 12/2/2018

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LG DVD player was easy to set up. It provides a great picture. I was able to run the digital audio only to my old receiver (receiver has no HDMI but ran audio through cable with Toslink connection on each end to get Dolby digital surround). Have not tested the streaming capability of device.

Pros: Easy set up, Works well with my 4K LG TV.

Cons: Limited streaming options

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Good Picture

Roger from Richmond, KY on 12/2/2018

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It is a very good UHD player with a good feature set for the price. It would be nice to have a few more streaming service apps but overall it is well worth the price and I have streaming apps on other devices already. Having no display or button lights on the front is both good and bad depending on your preferences.

Pros: UHD picture quality Works well on HD too

Cons: Few streaming service apps

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Excellent Bare Bones 4K Player

Andy from Ft Worth, TX on 12/2/2018

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Great overall bare bones player. One issue related to my installation others might learn from: I had a home theater installed 2 years ago which allowed for the installation of a 4k player in the future. The installers ran a passive 35' high-end 26awg HDMI 2.0 cable from where the player is mounted to a Marantz receiver in the AV closet. Another 35' cable connected the receiver to our LG OLED monitor. When I installed the LG player - the LG OLED forced me to use "HDMI Ultra Deep" while watching some 4k content- this resulted in no picture on the screen. I manually switched off "HDMI Ultra Deep" and had a grainy picture - looked almost "sparkly". I troubleshot this issue down to the cables. Deciding not the find an active HDMI solution or HDMI extension, I ran a new passive 12' HDMI cable laterally through the wall to my rack and then to the monitor. I now have an incredible picture and everything works as it should. Speaking with the cable manufacturer (they were expensive) tech support rep, I learned many cables are tested to "function" @ 4k/60hz prior to packaging/shipping, but monitors/receivers/players can be sensitive to a number of factors which cause issues like what I experienced. Use the shortest possible cable... I learned the "fun" way!

Pros: Simple Menu, Simple Setup

Cons: Can't make me coffee

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LG UBK90

James from Cocoa, FL on 12/2/2018

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The LG UBK90 4K Ultra HD player is a quality player at a really good price. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) is what makes 4K movies so much better than blu-ray. I have a Sony TV with HDR10, not Dolby Vision, and the picture looks fantastic. I connected the player to my Marantz NR1607 AVR with a hdmi cable for surround sound and it sounds amazing. The setup of the 4K player was very easy.

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Tullahoma

Michael from TULLAHOMA, TN on 10/25/2018

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A superior product. I had a Sony blue-ray player and replaced it with this LG. My new unit has amazing picture quality and sound reproduction and I couldn't be more pleased. Thanks Crutchfield, you did it again!

Pros: Easy setup, great quality.

Cons: None

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A Simple Dolby Vision Capable Blu Ray

Bette from Amherst, NY on 8/31/2018

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It's a very fast very capable uhd blu ray with support for dolby vision, I got it along with my C8 OLED. It loads disc's very quickly and is extremely simple to setup and use. The remote could be better in my opinion (the buttons are a bit mushy and it lacks an info view like on my UDP-X800) if anything my biggest complaint is that it's too simple with very few options or advanced controls for a player at this price. In terms of up conversion of normal blu rays I don't feel it's as good as my x800 but it's not terrible. It's also very quiet in operation and feels quite well made. I've also yet to have any issues with disc's freezing or refusing to play (a problem with some other earlier uhd players, a caveat of a new format) I've kept my X800 to upconvert blu ray disc's but for 4k disc's the LG works very very well.

Pros: Very simple menus and operation, very quick, silent in operation, plays dolby vision disc's, reliable

Cons: Perhaps too simple at times, lacks features for advanced users, the remote is a bit low quality not befitting an player for this price. Up conversion of standard blu rays isn't as good as some other players.

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LG UBK90

David from Oradell, NJ on 8/7/2018

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Good value, not expensive. I make an excellent choice.. !!

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Great 4K picture

Neil from Oil City, PA on 8/7/2018

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Have only used a couple of times with my LG 4K 75 inch tv, but so far the unit has met my expectations. The picture from the DVD is great.

Pros: I am new to Crutchfield, but have purchased an LG 4K tv and DVD. The equipment is great and the service and promptness of Crutchfield is even better.

Cons: None so far.

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Excellent choice to pair with LG 4K TV

Guest from Irvine, CA on 8/1/2018

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Absolutely love this player. I'm using it with a 65 inch LG OLED television and the picture is just phenomenal using a 4K Blu-ray dvd such as Mad Max Fury Road. The HDMI output is going directly into an Onkyo NR676 receiver. The audio is also phenomenal on a 5.1 surround system. The small number of included apps is of no concern to me since I have a 4K Apple TV and a Roku.

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Crutchfield customer from East Brunswick, NJ on 6/26/2018

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Great image - little slow to accept commands from remote

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Great picture quality but light on Apps

Arnold from Florence, AZ on 6/25/2018

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Very good picture quality but not happy with the lack of apps on unit. There are only 2 -one is Netflix but requires 3 button clicks to access it There is no Prime app

Pros: Good picture quality

Cons: Lack of apps (only 2) and no shortcuts to apps

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Super Fast start up and supports Dolby Vision

Rick from Fort Wayne, IN on 6/11/2018

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This new LG HDR Blu Ray player is great - super fast start up and supports Dolby Vision HDR.

Pros: Super Fast Start up Good remote

Cons: No front display but all functions viewable on your tv screen.

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LG UBK90

RONALD from North Carolina on 6/11/2018

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Really good 4K player. Worth the money especially when you get a discount on it when you purchase it with a LG TV.

Pros: Very reliable 4K player, easy set up, picture and sound from it on an OLED TV is spectacular.

Cons: none

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Features & specs

General
Surround Sound Decoding Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
4K Ultra HD Yes
3D Capable Yes
Internet Movie Streaming Netflix, YouTube
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
DLNA Certified No
Smartphone App Control No
DVD Video Upconversion 4K, 1080p, 1080i, 720p
Multibrand Remote TV
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable Yes
CD-R/W Capable Yes
SACD Playback No
DVD-Audio Playback No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output Yes
Digital Coaxial Output None
HDMI Outputs 2
HDMI Version 2.0a
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None

Product Research

Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Section
Audio Section
Network + Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The LG UBK90 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.

  • 4K Resolution: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports resolutions of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 4x as many pixels as Full HD televisions, and 27x as many pixels as Standard Definition televisions
  • Wider Color Gamut: Ultra HD Blu-ray can display over 75% of the visible color spectrum; this is known as "Wider Color Gamut". That's more than twice the color range of current Ultra-HD TVs.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range): Ultra HD Blu-ray also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. Dynamic range is the difference between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks on screen. HDR means that scenes with high contrast can be shown with much greater clarity and detail.
  • Smooth, Realistic Motion: Ultra HD Blu-ray supports progressive frame rates of 24, 25, 50 and 60 frames a second, enabling smoother, more realistic motion.
  • Greater Capacity & Speed: Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs will be available in a dual layer 66 gigabyte disc and a triple layer 100 gigabyte disc. Ultra HD Blu-ray can stream video up to a maximum of 108/128 Mbps for 66Gb and 100Gb discs.
  • Backward Compatible: Ultra HD Blu-ray players will play all current Blu-ray Disc & DVD content. When connected to a current Ultra-HD TV television, the player will output a standard Ultra-HD TV signal. Ultra HD Blu-ray players will support existing Blu-ray media, as well as provide down conversion and HDR to SDR conversion functionality to match the connected television's capabilities.

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 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.

Media Type Format
Video MPEG 1/2/4, AVI, MKV, WMV, 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)

Video Section

Ultra HD Premium: The LG UBK90 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 + HDMI Audio Only Output: The LG Ultra HD Blu-ray player is equipped with dual HDMI outputs for separating audio and video signals (the "Sub" HDMI output does not output video signal). The HDMI-1 2.0a output can be used to carry both video and digital audio all in one cable. You can choose to use the HDMI-2 1.4 output to send audio only to your AV receiver and the HDMI 2.0a to send only video to your HDTV. The HDMI output resolution can be set to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p (4K), or Auto.

Note: There is no analog video output.

HDR Compatible: The LG UBK90 Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) video - including the HDR10 and Dolby Vision (future firmware update) formats. 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.

  • HDR10: 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.
  • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata, Dolby Vision adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene (supports 12-bit color and 10,000 nits). Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. As a result, Dolby Vision delivers incredible brightness, color, contrast, detail, and dimensionality. 
Note: Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view Ultra HD and HDR content.

3D-Ready: The LG UBK90 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 et 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.

Audio Section

Surround Sound Decoders: The LG UBK90 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
& 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
DVD PCM 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch 2ch
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 UBK90 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.

DTS Neo:6: If this Ultra HD Blu-ray player is connected to an AV receiver by HDMI connection, you can select the DTS Neo:6 mode to enjoy a matrixed surround sound from a 2-channel audio source. The DTS Neo:6 mode can be set to Off, Music, or Cinema.

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.

Network + Internet Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The LG UBK90 supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Ultra HD Blu-ray player's network & internet connection, you can enjoy select online entertainment services.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The LG UBK90 is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the UHD Blu-ray player to your home network and computer. A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for wired connection to this player.
  • WiFi (wireless LAN): The LG UBK90 offers built-in dual-band (2.4/5.0GHz) WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac) that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The player's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the unit with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security; a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N or better router is recommended for 4K streaming.
Note: LG recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

Netflix & YouTube (4K Content): Thanks to built-in HEVC & VP9 decoding, you can enjoy 4K content from Netflix & YouTube.

Note: A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for 4K content. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better for 4K streaming.

BD-Live: BD-Live technology allows you to download and stream bonus content such as additional scenes, shorts, trailers, movie-based games, and more from a broadband internet and home network connections (fees may apply). The UBK90features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional storage.

Note: You must have a minimum 1GB USB memory device inserted in the unit's USB slot in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Times: The LB UHD Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 7.7 seconds. It takes approximately 27.7 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.

Last Scene Memory: The LG UBK90 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 UBK90 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 UBK90 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.

Remote Control

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 UBK90 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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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reading the information about it does all, that i wish with 4k movies an my old blue rays.talking with francis sorry if i butch his name,but he explain the god way to hookup. 90 percent of the reviews also was hellpful.the young man that wrote about explain it well. an offer to help. good job (crutchfield) [ mckinley  May 22, 2019 ]
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Product reviews, pricing, and Crutchfield of course !! [ Michael  Mar 02, 2019 ]
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Same manufacture of the TV purchased. [ K  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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for the 4k and Dolby vision [ Connie  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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Because it was 4K and has Dolby vision and was $50 less because I purchased the Lg OLED 65C8 TV. [ Craig  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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I have an LG Oled 55" TV and want to see how the LG UBK 90 will work with it. [ Mihai  Feb 23, 2019 ]
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Wanted high quality player, good price [ SCOTT  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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Reviews [ Kim  Feb 07, 2019 ]
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It has Dolby Vision and it's reasonably priced. Plus it should work well with my LG Oled TV. [ WELTON  Feb 05, 2019 ]
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Was informed this is the best LG DVD player [ abel  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Sale price, Dolby Vision support, practical remote control [ Jason  Jan 22, 2019 ]
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I upgraded my TV (LG) to the latest technology and needed a Blu-Ray player that could match its capabilities [ Christopher  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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Great price for the features; and after adding a new LG OLED to our Entertainment Center, an LG UHD Blu-ray seems like the perfect companion to show off the best OLED can bring. [ Roland  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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Best specs and fits my current needs. [ Bob  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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I needed a new bluray player. I like the reviews on it. Plus I have a LG Smart TV. [ Donald  Dec 22, 2018 ]
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Because I bought an LG TV from you and will be compatible... [ Robert  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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Reviews have been constantly good for LG Blu-ray products. I look forward to trying it out. [ Casey  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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Great price and great product! [ Isaac  Dec 14, 2018 ]
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Good reviews and price point. [ Jim  Dec 09, 2018 ]
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For an upgrade in UHD Blu Ray picture quality from my Xbox One X [ Ryan  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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now one of the best producers of this type of product. [ David  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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It has all the features I was looking for, and then some. And, it is a good deal. [ Mike  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Have lg 4k tv [ K  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Recommended by vendor [ Frank  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Discount [ ANTHONY  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Dolby vision [ Michael  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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To match up with LG oled C8 TV [ WALTER  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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Great reviews. Has everything I need and does not have functionality I do not need. [ Robert Dexter  Nov 19, 2018 ]
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4k & Dolby Vision [ David  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Seemed best for my TV. Price was right. [ Andrew  Oct 15, 2018 ]
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Upgrading to 4K; received discount when purchasing an LG 4K TV [ Martin M  Oct 12, 2018 ]
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dolby vision, and sale when purchasing with lg oled [ Zach  Aug 05, 2018 ]
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Does the 4K TV connected to must support Dolby Vision or does Dolby Vision work with any TV? For example the SONY XBR-85X850F or XBR-85X850G the 850F does not support Dolby Vision according to the SONY web site. Is Dolby Vision a big deal? Thanks
[ Vincent  Apr 27, 2019 ]
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Your TV needs to support Dolby Vision as well to get the best possible picture. Dolby Vision itself enhances the quality of the picture like color, contrast, etc..
[ CRAIG A  May 05, 2019 ]
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Vincent, my thoughts on this are that if you have a tv that is Dolby 4K capable and need a new player then sure buy a DVD player that supports Dolby Vision. Virtually all of my Dolby Vision I watch is either on the high end package of Netflix that supports Dolby Vision or Amazon Video and my Dolby capable TV takes care of it. It's really awsome when the source is Dolby Vision! If you don't have the Dolby Vision capable tv then forget it. I have never rented a Dolby DVD to date and will when Redbox starts distributing them. But for now the Dolby DVD player is used for standard blu Ray only.
[ DIANE  May 05, 2019 ]
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TV must support Dolby Vision
[ Thomas  May 05, 2019 ]
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I mean a 12 bit 2.1 tv
[ JAMES A  May 05, 2019 ]
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Yes a 4K tv must support Dolby Vision in order for Lg blu ray player with Dolby Vision to work with 4k Blu Ray discs that have Dolby Vision.The image quality is improved with a Dolby Vision blu ray disc.In the future when there will be 12 Bit 2.2 TV will show the the true HDR and Dolby Vision.
[ JAMES A  May 05, 2019 ]
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The tv must support dolby Vision
[ JOSEPH C  May 05, 2019 ]

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