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LG UP970

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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Overview

Our take on the LG UP970

I recently took the 4K plunge and upgraded my living-room TV to an LG OLED 4K TV. When I hooked it up, all I had was my old 1080p movie collection. The picture looked great, but I still wanted something in full 4K to truly test my new screen's performance. The LG UP970 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.

Find out what your 4K TV can really do

I recently took the 4K plunge and upgraded my living-room TV to an LG OLED 4K TV. When I hooked it up, all I had was my old 1080p movie collection. The picture looked great, but I still wanted something in full 4K to truly test my new screen's performance. The LG UP970 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.

Front of the LG UP970

The LG UP970's front-panel USB port lets you play music or videos from a thumb drive or Android phone.

Ready for current and future HDR standards

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. Watching sunlight peek over a mountain and spill over a lush landscape with true-to-life shading is really a sight to see.   

And the LG UP970 supports the required HDR 10 format, and will support the more sophisticated Dolby Vision™ format with a future firmware update. 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.

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 UP970 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.)

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
  • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10 format
  • will support Dolby Vision™ with future firmware update
  • 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
  • Ethernet port for a fast, reliable wired network connection
  • remote control
  • 16-15/16"W x 1-7/8"H x 8-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

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

Very nice unit is made all my DVDs Blu-rays look awesome. Hooking up was a snap.

Billy, Rustburg, VA

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Features and 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 1
HDMI Version 2.0a
Ethernet Ports 1
Analog Audio Outputs None
1080p Video Output Yes
Component Video Outputs None
RS-232C Port None

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

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The LG UP970 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 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.

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

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 UP970 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.

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 dimensionality. 
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.

Audio Section

Surround Sound Decoders: The LG UP970 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 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 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 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 services.

  • 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 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 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 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 7.3 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.

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 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.

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Why did you buy this?

Was told product is compatible with WiFi speakers [ JAMES  Mar 28, 2018 ]
To watch Star Wars Blu-Rays. :-) [ LINAS  Mar 15, 2018 ]
it should work nicely with my LG tv setup. [ KIRK  Mar 09, 2018 ]
Price and compatability [ John  Mar 04, 2018 ]
I chose this because it was on sale and I received an additional $30 discount for buying it with the TV. [ Rose Anne  Feb 03, 2018 ]
need the 4K and the price! [ William  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Matches up with the new TV purchased on the same order. [ GREG  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Pricing and features and when combined with the TV purchase the additional discount was great. [ JOHN  Jan 21, 2018 ]
looked at the others in the category and Andy said this was the best match to my TV and had the best support of new standards [ Charles  Dec 28, 2017 ]
An extra $30 dollars off at the time of the TV purchase [ Don  Dec 16, 2017 ]
best in class [ CHRISTOPHER  Dec 16, 2017 ]
The Crutchfield write-up convinced me to go w/ the LG UHD Blue Ray DVD pairing for the OLED 65C7. Now if we can only get Redbox to go UHD BlueRay then my kids will get their broadband pipe back. [ Harry  Dec 14, 2017 ]
necessary to used my 4K tv [ James  Dec 03, 2017 ]
The separate HDMI was a must. I've used LG products and have been happy [ Ron  Nov 23, 2017 ]
Reviews were positive, it was a match to the OLED TV I bought and onsite for a decent price. [ Richard  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Its Dolby Vision update is now available. Many competitor players don't have it around this price point. [ Michael Orterz  Nov 20, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield. [ David  Nov 18, 2017 ]
Just needed a Blu Ray player, and the price was reduced with the LG purchase. [ Donald  Nov 14, 2017 ]
David said it would be a good pick for TV [ Paul  Nov 11, 2017 ]
Same manufacturing company wanted compatibility. [ Ronald  Nov 10, 2017 ]
Plays Dolby Vision [ ALEXANDER  Oct 29, 2017 ]
Goes good with my LG OLED TV and Denon receiver (just bought from Crutchfields). I was looking at the OPPO player too, but my Denon receiver does not have code for remote and I like current remote. [ Timothy  Oct 19, 2017 ]
Good deal with discount package [ Jonathan  Oct 18, 2017 ]
I chose this 4K player for Dolby Vision. [ NAUMAN  Oct 18, 2017 ]
Reading reviews and looking for the best picture quality and reliability. [ PAUL  Oct 16, 2017 ]
HDR and Dolby Vision on this machine, like the LG 4K TV I just bought. [ Brian  Oct 12, 2017 ]
This is just what I was looking for with a great Price [ Michael  Oct 09, 2017 ]
LGs TVs of all stripes have won me over. Ready to give their 4k players a shot. [ Adrian  Sep 27, 2017 ]
special offer [ Stephen  Sep 20, 2017 ]
Current offer and price [ John  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Also bought LGOLED55C7P TV. This is one of only two manufacturers/models that support latest Dolby audio standard for 4k audio. [ James  Sep 16, 2017 ]
UHD and HDR10 [ Daniel  Sep 14, 2017 ]
I have an LG in my Den and has worked flawlessly for 4 yrs. I'll replace the one in the Den with this one and replace the Toshiba in the Bedroom with the older LG. I'll give the Toshiba to someone. [ Roger  Sep 14, 2017 ]
I have a lg oled tv. [ GARY  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Known quality plus I already have 8 LG high end TVs around my house [ Dennis  Aug 10, 2017 ]
I have an LG TV, OLED. Both being LG should be a better match! [ James  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Only mass market player with Dolby Vision [ M  Aug 05, 2017 ]
I believe this will be the best match for my LG Ultra HD TV [ Donald  Jul 22, 2017 ]
To go with my recently purchased (from Crutchfield) LG OLED TV. Streaming 4k just isn't cutting it. [ Chris  Jul 19, 2017 ]
I like the comment that was written and i know LG is good product plus it will be great with my Sony4k Tv [ Arthur  Jul 18, 2017 ]
I have the LG OLED TV and want to take full advantage of all of LG's features. I don't want to lose features because of incompatible products. [ Ronald  Jul 12, 2017 ]
I have the OLED TV from LG and that they would be very compatible. [ Tommy  Jun 26, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

I have no idea. I don't know what these files are. [ Richard  Feb 01, 2018 ]
I do not know. Sorry [ WILLIAM C  Jan 31, 2018 ]
The LG UP970 supports .FLAC Audio format and .MKV Video Format. (Source LG Product specifications) [ Peter  Jan 31, 2018 ]
Dont know, haven't tried [ Tom  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Just to add some additional clarification, yes, generally requires 2 HDMI cables unless you have a 4k receiver. in order for 4k to work, the entire chain from disc to output needs to be 4k compatible. The multiple HDMI outputs for picture (which needs to be in 4k) and sound (which needs to run through your reciever to get surround sound but doesn't require 4k) are a workaround that LG (and some other BluRay players have built in). Unless you have a 4k receiver, you need 2 HDMI outputs if you want 4k picture and surround sound. Or you have to send sound to TV and reexport to receiver via a digital cable. [ Jeffrey  Jul 31, 2017 ]
2 HDMI cables are required 1 from the Blu Ray to the Receiver and a second for the Blu Ray (out) to the HDMI2 Port to the TV. That is how I configured to my Onkyo Rec and Samsung UHD Television. Hope this helps. [ ERIK  Jul 28, 2017 ]
Identify HDMI 1( Jack on the left) and HDMI 2 (Jack on the right) on the backside of the LG UP970 these jacks are labelled so look for them. Make sure the cable plugged into MDMI 1 is connected to your TV and HDMI 2 is connected to your receiver. These jacks are not interchangeable. This should resolve your problem. If not contact Crutchfield tech support for further assistance. Good luck! [ Peter  Jul 28, 2017 ]
I have the same tv and the Onkyo 444 receiver. I plug the HDMI cable from the LG UP970 to the receiver. Still had some issues with sound and the LG tech had me run a digital optical cable from tv to receiver now everything works ok. It worked fine when I went from Player directly to the tv without the receiver (it was in repair). When I brought in the receiver is gets confusing. LG tech was helpful [ Troy  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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