Disc & USB Compatibility
Network + Internet Functions
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray disc
player is compatible with many disc types.
||UHD BD-ROM, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE,
| 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
- 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 formatted in FAT32 or NTFS. 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 hubs or computers.
Media File Formats: The LG UP970 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.
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) |
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 output to send audio only to your AV receiver and
the HDMI 1 2.0a to send only video to your HDTV. The HDMI output resolution can
be set to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p, or Auto.
Note: There is no analog video output.
Ultra HD Premium: The LG UP790 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
HDR Compatible: The LG UP970 Ultra HD
Blu-ray player supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) video - including the HDR 10
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.
- HDR 10: HDR 10 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 (future firmware update): 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
Note: Dolby Vision is to be enabled by a software update available at a
later date (not ETA).
3D-Ready: The LG UP970 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.
Surround Sound Decoders: The LG UP970 UHD Blu-ray player has
Dolby Digital and
DTS surround processors with support for
Dolby Digital Plus,
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 HRA ||up to 7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD HRA ||DTS ||Dolby Digital/DTS
| DTS-HD HD MA ||up to
7.1ch ||2ch ||DTS-HD MA ||DTS ||Dolby
| DVD || PCM ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch ||2ch |
| Dolby Digital ||up to
5.1ch ||2ch ||Dolby
| 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
Optical Digital Output: In addition to HDMI connectivity,
the UP970 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 UP970 supports
a wired or wireless network connection. Via the Ultra HD Blu-ray player's
network & internet connection, you can enjoy select online entertainment
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The LG UP970 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 UP970 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
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 UP970features an Ethernet port and built-in WiFi to connect to the
internet via your home network, and features USB (type-A) port for additional
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.
Start Up/Play Back Times: The LB UHD Blu-ray player has a
start-up time of approximately 7.3 seconds. It takes approximately 29.7 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 UP970 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 UP970 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 UP970 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 UP970 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.