Price (RRP): $399
The LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray has full support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. If you want to get the most from your 4K TV, this is the one to buy.
LG has two new models. The $399 UBK90 is premium offering Dolby Vision (a superset of HDR10), Native 4K UHD Netflix streaming, Wi-Fi AC/Lan and Dolby Atmos. It is the stuff of audio/videophile dreams.
The $299 UBK80 misses out on Dolby Vision (has HDR10) and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Review: LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos
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In the box
- The DVD Player
- Remote control and batteries
No HDMI cable but that is now so common.
The first impression
At 430mm (wide) x 46mm (high) x 211mm (deep) x 1.7kg it is a little bigger and heavier than the other 4K Blu-ray players I have reviewed.
The best description is a big black slab. I don’t think any current Blu-ray player makes a fashion statement. It may be nice to see it in Sonos White!
Not that this is a bad thing – it fits in well and is strong enough to stack the Foxtel IQ3 on top.
It has HDMI Out ARC (called Simplink if you use an LG TV) and HDMI Out (to a soundbar). Both support HDCP 2.2. That makes it a little more flexible.
Most will connect it to a soundbar if that supports 4K pass through. I used an LG-SJ9 (last year’s Dolby Atmos model), and it was perfect.
It also has Digital Audio Optical (to a sound bar), Ethernet LAN port, Dual-Band Wi-Fi AC and USB (5V/.5A) that supports flash drives and external hard disks for playback. Take care with the USB – at .5A it may not support external hard disks. I tested it with an SSD.
A nice feature is support for DLNA devices on the LAN/WAN. It found my WD My Cloud DLNA server.