The company's Ultra HD Blu-ray player now supports Dolby Vision disc playback.
LG has released the Dolby Vision update for its UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray player ($237). Customers can now download the new BD.37.767.70811.C firmware by navigating to the software update section of the settings menu.
The UP970 offers Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback, along with Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and 4K streaming capabilities. And in addition to the newly added support for Dolby Vision, the player also includes HDR10 support. With that said, while Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback is now provided, LG's site currently states that Netflix Dolby Vision streaming support for the UP970 will not be added until later this year.
Here's a rundown of additional player features per LG:
- Support for 10-bit color and Rec. ITU-R BT. 2020 color gamut, as well as playback of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC)
- Compatible with a variety of leading sound formats, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Atmos and DTS-HD Master Audio, for a truly cinematic audio and video experience
- HDMI 2.0a port for Ultra HD video output and an HDMI 1.4 for audio output that can connect with hi-fi devices
LG is now the second manufacturer to launch support for Dolby Vision Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Oppo previously updated its UDP-203 & UDP-205 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Players to support Dolby Vision back in June. In addition, a Philips branded Ultra HD Blu-ray player with Dolby Vision support is also in the works, and Cambridge Audio just announced its own Dolby Vision compatible player as well.