LG has started selling its latest Ultra HD Blu-ray players. The Korean manufacturer brings the UBK90 and UBK80 on the Dutch and Belgian market. The main difference between the two lies in the support for Dolby Vision, the HDR format from Dolby.
LG Ultra HD Blu-ray players for sale
The LG UBK90 supports a large number of disc formats, including 4K Ultra HD Blu -ray, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, DVDs and CDs. The player also supports the rec.2020 color space and HDR playback in the form of HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Content in lower resolution can be scaled up to 4K quality. Of course streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube are on board, with which 4K and HDR can stream.
In the field of audio there is support for Dolby Atmos DTS: X , LPCM bitstream, Dolby Digital and DTS HD and Dolby TrueHD soundtracks. In terms of music, AAC and Flac files are supported in high resolution. In addition, the player has two HDMI outputs (HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 1.4) so that image and audio can be separated. There is also a USB 2.0 port, you can use the ethernet port and there is WiFi on board.
If you want an Ultra HD Blu-ray player but do not need a second HDMI output and support for Dolby Vision then the UBK80 is an option. This model is largely the same as the UBK90, but comes without Dolby Vision and that extra HDMI port, with which LG can save a few bucks again. It is striking that LG has also removed the WiFi function. So you have to do it with the ethernet port.
Price and availability
The LG UBK90 and UBK80 Ultra HD Blu-ray players are already on sale for prices of 249 euros and 219 euros respectively.