Review: LG UP970 Region-Free 4K Blu-ray Player

Ultra HD Blu-ray is here from LG and it’s time to get with the swing of things and begin reviewing some of the new players coming out. Today we’ll take a look at the Region-Free LG UP970 4K Ultra-HD Blu-ray Player. This model is a good choice when considering all aspects such as features, design, price and usability. The region-free playback, worldwide voltage and streaming media really set it over the edge when it comes to having a lot of options, but the core of this machine is the Ultra-HD and 3D Playback.

4K Ultra-HD Plus Up-Scaling
Featuring full Ultra-HD resolution, the UP970 is ready for both 4K and 3D Blu-ray playback. It can also play your old DVDs, even upscaling non-HD discs to Full 1080p resolution for improved quality. Furthermore, older Blu-ray discs that are not Ultra-HD will get a nice boost from the 4K upscaling feature. It’s also HDR compatible, ensuring the finest luminosity for a improved level of depth and clarity. Whatever you’re playing, you’ll experience the best clarity possible thanks to LGs latest technology.

Region-Free Playback
Since we’re writing about a region-free model that’s been professionally modified, it’s important to note that this player has extra capabilities that were not included from the manufacturer. The modified (region-free or code-free) LG UP970 will play Blu-rays and DVD discs from anywhere in the world, regardless of their region code. You can purchase foreign movies online and have complete confidence that they will play without hassle. Blu-rays require a single step to switch regions while DVDs switch automatically. It really couldn’t be easier and more convenient. This gives you a chance to really build up your movie collection with various foreign titles.

Worldwide Voltage and Internal Pal/NTSC Conversion
You can take the region-free UP970 anywhere in the world, no matter what the voltage is – and use it without any type of converter. Simply change the voltage setting on the rear of the player and you’re all set. We think that’s pretty cool, and it adds true international flexibility to the package. This means it will also work in your yacht or RV. Another great feature is internal Pal/NTSC conversion, meaning this model will work the same with a European, Australian or American TV without messy and costly digital video converters. You can play any disc, on any TV, from any country in the world. It’s the ultimate in Blu-ray flexibility.

Audio and Video Playback
One great favtor about the UP970 is that it supports all popular audio formats, including LPCM, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, FLAC, AAC, WMA, MPEG 1/2 L2, MP3, and more. If you’re looking for home theater sound, this player has you covered. The video situation is the same – it plays practically anything you throw at it, including MPEG-1, MPEG2 PS/TS, MPEG4 AVC (H.264), SMPTE VC1 (VC-9), H.265, MKV, Xvid, AVC Rec, AVCGD, M4V, WMV, 3GP, MP4, MOV, FLV, VOB, TS, DAT, and more. Not only does it play these formats on disc, but you can also use the USB port to connect an external drive loaded with your favorite movies for easy disc-free playback.

Connectivity
With built-in Wi-Fi and streaming media, there are plenty of movie and TV shows for your viewing entertainment. Netflix and Youtube are available streaming, and this includes 4K Ultra-HD content, for the clearest, most lifelike media experience available anywhere. The player features strong connectivity but also has an Ethernet port for anyone who prefers a wired connection. Dual HDMI outputs and an optical audio output make this player quite flexible for the average audio/video needs.

Overall, We’d Recommend It
Priced just around $379, we think the UP970 is a solid deal. If you’re interested in 4K Ultra-HD and looking for something that will last without breaking the bank, this LG is a good option. Learn more or purchase your own Region-Free LG UP970 4K Blu-ray Player today and begin immersing yourself in Ultra-HD. This player gets a well-deserved recommendation.


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