LG - UBK90 - Streaming 4K Ultra HD Hi-Res Audio Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-Ray Player - Black

Set up a Dolby Vision home cinema with this LG Ultra HD Blu-ray player. It supports 4K and HDR content, and its Wi-Fi connectivity lets you enjoy premium on-demand programs from your favorite streaming providers. Play media files from a portable device via the USB port of this LG Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (59 out of 63)

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Logitech - Harmony 665 10-Device Universal Remote - Black
Logitech - Harmony 665 10-Device Universal Remote - Black
Throw away your extra remotes in favor of the Logitech Harmony 665 remote control. This functional remote works with a range of devices, from basic cable to Apple TV, and can combine up to 10 remotes in one versatile unit. This Logitech Harmony 665 remote control offers one-button setup for easy incorporation with your entertainment system.

Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Netflix
  • YouTube

True 4K Ultra HD

Play 4K Ultra HD movies at 4x the resolution of full 1080p HD, letting you watch your favorite scenes with a level of detail and clarity like never before.

HDR playback

Content created for High Dynamic Range, or HDR, can display an even more breathtaking picture with bolder contrast and more vibrant colors. This LG Blu-ray disc player is HDR compatible with Dolby Vision* and HDR10.

High Resolution audio

This UHD Blu-ray DVD player supports High Resolution Audio. Enjoy lossless sound audio playback that can deliver a Dolby Atmos** experience, DTS-HD Master Audio and FLAC file formats.

Blu-ray player

For high-definition movie playback with resolution up to 5 times greater than DVD. Watch films in stunning high-definition just like you do on the big screen.

Blu-ray & DVD backward compatible

This LG UHD Blu-ray disc player is backward compatible supporting both of these popular legacy standards, so old favorites and new discoveries won't be left behind.

3D technology

So you can experience full 3D content when you pair this Blu-ray player with a 3D HDTV.

Built-in Wi-Fi

For access to streaming content and firmware updates.

Ethernet port

Enables simple wired network connection.

Playable formats

Include CD-R, DVD±R/RW, DVD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-ROM, Blu-ray Disc and CD-DA.

Also supports AAC, MPEG1 Layer2, MP3, FLAC, LPCM, MPEG2 Layer2, MPEG-1, XviD, MKV, H.264, VC-1, AVCHD, MOV, AVC, 3GP, VOB, TS, DAT, FLV, M4V, H.265, MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-4 AVC and MP4 formats.

2 HDMI outputs

High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a Blu-ray experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision* high dynamic range optimizes the color and brightness scene-by-scene for an even more spectacular picture. This LG Ultra HD Blu-ray player supports multiple HDR formats, including premium Dolby Vision.

Full 4K experience requires a 4K UHD TV and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs or 4K streaming content. HDR and some color features require a 4K UHD TV with HDR and may need manual HDMI UHD color setting on TV.

For additional information please see the Specifications Tab.

*HDR/Dolby Vision TV sold separately and required for Dolby Vision playback. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

**Dolby Atmos enabled audio devices sold separately and required for Dolby Atmos playback. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.


Customer rating

4.5
94%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Those few that were available were either very expensive, had known "issues", and/or they weren't actually going to support DV until a future firmware update would be released.TTNH
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture; Limited Features

    Posted
    ryanmcv
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    The LG UBK90 is a worthy successor to LG's previous player, the UP970. It is Dolby Vision-compatible out of the box and should be an excellent 4K Blu-ray player for most users. However, it's missing a few features that some A/V enthusiasts would enjoy. PROS: - Easy set up. Simply connect an HDMI cable (make sure it's a Certified Premium cable), plug it into a power outlet, and then follow the on-screen instructions. - Very fast and responsive. Discs are fast to load and the unit responds to commands from the remote quickly. - Dual HDMI outputs. HDMI 2 is reserved for audio-only output. Perfect for those with older soundbars or receivers that can't pass through Dolby Vision or HDR signals. - Beautiful picture quality. I've tried several UHD Blu-rays, 3D Blu-rays, regular Blu-rays, and even some old DVDs. All look very nice. For UHD Blu-rays, the player automatically engages Dolby Vision or HDR10 depending on the format of the disc. Unlike some other 4K Blu-ray players, this player supports Dolby Vision out of the box -- you don't have to wait for any firmware updates. - Quiet operation. A common complaint of the previous UP970 model was that the disc drive sounded like a jet engine. The UBK90 has been extremely quiet during all discs that I've played. - Solid build quality. It's not as sturdy or hefty as some competing models, but it feels noticeably heavier and more solidly built than the UP970. - The remote control is lightweight and comfortable to hold. CONS: - There is no "subtitle" button on the remote. If you want to turn on subtitles during movie playback, you'll need to press the "info" button and then turn on subtitles via an on-screen menu. - The user interface design of this player is archaic - like something out of the early 2000s. It works, but I personally think it's time for LG to add a bit more polish. - The settings menu is extremely limited. There are no advanced audio/video settings. No Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headphones. No obvious way to stream media from a home network. - There is no advanced playback information while watching a disc. Some other Blu-ray players are capable of displaying detailed video/audio codec information as well as bitrate during disc playback. Likely not a big deal for average users, but advanced users might miss having this information available. - Only two streaming services - Netflix and YouTube - are available. It doesn't appear that anymore will be added. OTHER THOUGHTS: - There is a known issue with Dolby Vision over HDMI on LG OLED TVs. During certain movies, black levels (particularly the black bars above and below the picture) will appear as a murky grey rather than perfect black. Usually, the black levels will flicker back-and-forth between perfect black and grey during the entire movie. I tried to watch The Matrix 4K disc (with Dolby Vision) on the UBK90 connected to my LG OLED C6 TV. The elevated black levels were so distracting that I had to stop watching. Unfortunately, there is no way to force the UBK90 into HDR10 mode for discs that have Dolby Vision, which would solve the black level issue (at the expense of Dolby Vision). So in order to watch The Matrix, I had to reconnect an older 4K Blu-ray player that does not support Dolby Vision. Some discs do not have this issue: Black Panther and Saving Private Ryan appeared to play in Dolby Vision with perfect black levels. Regardless, LG has acknowledged that this is a problem with its OLED TVs, but still has not fixed it. It needs to be fixed ASAP. OVERALL: If you're looking for a no-frills 4K Blu-ray player to go with your new Dolby Vision-enabled TV, this is a great option. However, competing models in the same price range offer more advanced features and more streaming services that some users will enjoy. Perhaps most importantly, LG needs to address the elevated Dolby Vision black level issue via firmware updates ASAP. Otherwise, the benefits of many Dolby Vision Blu-ray discs will be lost on owners of LG OLED TVs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good 4 K blu ray player

    Posted
    sdmarsh
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    I've had the LG UBK90 for about two weeks now, and so far it has done a very nice job on playing regular blu rays and 4K blu rays, not to mention listening to 3 or 4 cd's. My LG is hooked up using both of the HDMI out's on the back of the player. HDMI #1 goes directly to my 2017 LG 65" B7 Oled 4K tv and HDMI #2 goes into my Marantz SR7008 for the audio. My Marantz is about 5 years old, so it will not pass 4K signals through the receiver to the tv. If you have a newer receiver, and it allows the 4K signal to pass through your receiver, then you'll only need to use one HDMI cable from the LG which would go into your receiver, then from your receiver another HDMI cable to your 4K tv The LG UBK90 unit is pretty basic. There is not any type of digital display to show movie progress. Something that not necessarily missed, but very strange to see a player without any display. On the front of the unit, there are buttons for eject, play/pause, stop, and power off/on. Next to the off/on button there in one tiny light that will glow red when the power is off, and green when the power is on. You can see the green light in my first photo. And, next to the red/green light there is an uncovered USB input. The rear is pretty bare bones as well. LAN port to connect to the internet. You can connect to the internet wirelessly as well. HDMI #1 out and HDMI #2 out and optical audio out. So, since this is a pretty bare bones 4K player, it is very simple to hook up. But, my player came with just a tiny sheet of paper for the manual. Not much info on it. I'd recommend going to LG's website and downloading the owners manual. It's 61 pages long and goes into much greater detail on the player. This LG will play 4K blu rays, standard blu rays and dvd's. It will up convert standard blu rays to near 4K quality and does it pretty good. It will also up convert dvd's, but I did not try that as I no longer have any dvd's. I was pretty disappointed to find that the LG UBK90 will not play SACD's or DVD-audio discs. The player is 3D capable which is nice, but my Oled is not, so I could not test that out to see how well it does 3D playback. While I use my Roku to stream content, the LG is again bare bones in this department. It only has Netflix and Youtube. Youtube did very well at streaming, and I don't have Netflix to test that app. Hopefully in the near future more apps will be available for this LG unit. A big plus for this player is that it supports BOTH Dolby Vision and HDR10. Dolby Vision will come in the near future in a firmware update. HDR (High Dynamic Range) reproduces a greater dynamic range of brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to your 4K tv. Go into a Best Buy store, and just about every tv displayed, especially the Oled's, will show the difference between HDR on and off. When on, the colors and contrast will blow you away. Almost like comparing a black and white tv to a color one. The HDR is more important in my opinion than the 4K resolution. The remote control is not back lit. Something that almost all consumers want, but the manufactures don't listen. I'd willingly pay $5.00 to $10.00 more for something if it included a back lit remote. The remote is pretty standard, but something I found neat, was that it only takes one AAA battery instead of two batteries. One AAA battery comes with the player by the way. Overall, I'm giving this LG UBK90 4 stars. Personally for the regular price of $299.00 I think it's overprice by maybe $75.00 or so. It's a pretty bare bones 4K player, but it plays 4K content very well, and up converts standard blu's very well too. Now we just need that firmware update for the Dolby Vision. Overall, I'd recommend the LG UBK90 4K player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great player!

    Posted
    ITJim
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    Pros: Solid construction Great color reproduction Compact Two HDMI outputs for systems without HD Pass-through 3D performance is flawless Cons: Stupid product sticker on front of box No options to display HDR output type Special Display color settings don’t make sense Simplink is a pain Magic Remote kind of works This is a very capable 4K Blu-ray player. The player’s interface is very easy to work with. The home screen has four icons that represent the four major functions of the player: Movie, Music/Pictures, Applications, Settings. I have never used a Blu-ray player to server up photos before. I do have an DLNA compliant SAN on my network that does contain many photos and music albums. Unfortunately, the player did not recognize the network device. As a result, I was not able to test this feature. Since I already own a Smart TV there was no need to setup either YouTube or Netflix on this BD player. The inclusion of the apps is a great feature for those who do not have a Smart TV and want to stream either service. For some reason, LG felt the need to put an ugly sticker on the front of this player to advertise the fact that it had streaming capabilities. The reason I bring this up is because the sticker is very hard to take off. I understand the reasoning before advertising, but LG should have used an easy to remove sticker. I am sure that I am like a lot of folks who purchased this player for integration into a home theater system. All of my components are black, so they blend into the background when content is playing. The sticker cheapens that experience. Movies are first rate. I tested 4K Dolby Vision content, HDR 10 Content, regular Blu-ray content, and 3D content. The Dolby Vision content was outstanding. You do need a TV and a player that are both Dolby Vision capable. If you are running the content through a receiver then the receiver needs to either support Dolby Vision or Dolby Vision passthrough. My receiver supports passthrough. I eventually chose to by-pass the receiver for video in favor of going straight to the TV. Simplink was playing havoc with my receiver’s Audio Return Channel, ARC, so I was forced into a work around. The player does have two HDMI outputs: one supports audio/video and the second is audio only. I chose to run an HDMI cable from the BD player to the HDMI 1 port on the TV. I then ran a second HDMI cable from the audio only port to receiver’s BD HMDI labeled port. I did not run into any picture/audio syncing issues with this configuration. I could have chosen to go with a single HDMI out to the TV and then allow the TV to output the audio either via Fiber Optic or over the ARC. Unfortunately, the receiver was unable to sync the sound with video using either configuration. I did try to modify the audio delay but could not find any setting that made either of these configurations work. This is not a shortcoming of the BD player since there are a lot of components contributing to this issue. A little image appears in the upper right-hand corner of the TV stating if the content is either HDR or Dolby Vision. The image only lasts a few seconds. There is no way from the BD player what format is running. The image seems to be the only indication. Your TV may have an info screen that will tell you. Definitely check your TV’s user’s manual. I did find one strange quark regarding the HDR indicator image. When I first got the BD player, I did get the Dolby Vision image on the screen. Now all I get is the HDR image regardless of the disc’s format. The images are still amazing. Content: The first movie I played was Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The second scene of the movie where our heroes are fighting an interdimensional rainbow spitting monster is a visual delight. I believe every color that fits in the HDR color space is exercised somewhere during this scene. The movie simply gets better from there. Sound reproduction is top notch. It was like being at the movies with my current 5.1 surround. Black Panther is another incredible Dolby Vision. Pacific Rim and Star Trek Beyond, HDR 10 films, also looked amazing. The color space is not as wide as Dolby Vision, but I didn’t really notice. I did try a few regular Blu-ray films. Independency Day 2, the 2017 version of Jumanji, and Game of Thrones performed flawlessly. My last test was 3D playback. I have an older LG 3D capable TV so I gave Pacific Rim 3D a ride. Awesome! I own an LG magic remote. I tried to setup the remote with the BD player. If you try this then be ready for some disappointment. The only buttons on the magic remote that work are the d-pad buttons, play, and pause. The scroll wheel in the center does not interact with the BD player at all. Plan on using the remote that comes with your player. Except for a few minor annoyances, Simplink and the Magic Remote, this is a very solid BD player for integration into a home theater system. The most compelling reason to purchase this BD player is for your Dolby Vision capable TV. I hope this review proved useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full Five Stars

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    pillboy
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    Picture quality is excellent as I suspected it would be. Very, very nice. The experience is more like looking out a window rather than watching a video display. The 4K movies I watched and the upscaling job the player did on regular Blu-ray discs was top notch in my opinion. Regular DVDs I watched were not very satisfying however and I have to believe this was due to the source material rather than any deficiency of the UBK90. The remote control has a number of buttons made of translucent rubber, but are not backlit. In this day and age I find it puzzling that manufacturers of televisions and source hardware do not provide remote controls with back lighting. A lot of my TV watching is in a room with no lights or low ambient light and quite often I want to pause or “rewind” programming or perform some other function and I often struggle to find the correct button on the remote. This LG remote does provide some tactile clues to help you navigate in the dark, but I would still prefer full backlighting. The remote takes only one AAA battery - seeing this in a remote is a first for me, and the battery is provided. An HDMI cable is not provided with the player. The power cord is attached to the chassis and is not removable - this might be inconvenient for some installs when swapping out equipment with concealed wiring. The front panel controls on the unit are basic: power, drawer open, play/pause, and stop. The buttons are raised symbols that are impossible to tell apart by feel and none of them are illuminated. There is a faint green light on the front panel to indicate the power is on. I miss the old days when there was a digital counter on the front panel, but on this LG there is no display of any type. There is a front panel USB port to allow you to connect other devices with content on them. The unit makes very little noise when running. The top of the case is flat which makes it possible to stack hardware - some makers have had case tops that were not flat and I would find that annoying if I wanted to sit something on top of the player. Provided apps are only Netflix and YouTube. This is probably of no real concern since most 4K televisions are probably smart TVs with a multitude of built-in apps. Menus are easy to navigate, unit responds to remote commands crisply, setup is easy, wi-fi connection and firmware updating is simple. This player supports a wide variety of optical disc formats and file formats…I can’t believe there are any more out there that are not on the list of supported types, nor did I even know this many existed. The LG UBK90 is a moderately priced Ultra-HD Blu-ray player that should satisfy most anyone looking to update their hardware to 4K capability. The only thing that disappointed me was the lack of remote illumination, but that is probably the case with 90+ percent of current remote controls, so I don’t feel right dinging this player a full star for that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Upgrade to the LG UB970 (DOLBY VISION!!)

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    MarkusKong
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    LG UBK90 (Streaming 4K Ultra HD Hi-Res Audio Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-Ray Player) Setup/Testing/Conclusion So the UBK90 is going to replace the UB970. There’s also a UBK80 which is a more affordable option. But keep in mind, UBK90 supports Dolby vision while the more affordable option UBK80 does not. Along with the support of Dolby Vision, with the UBK90 it has 2 HDMI ports while the UBK80 only has 1. Unlike the UB970, the UBK90 comes with Dolby Vision support right out of the box. Along with Dolby Vision support, the UBK90 of course supports HDR10. With the UBK90, you’re going to need a 4K TV. I would definitely and highly recommend: LG - 65" Class - OLED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (OLED65C8PUA) With the combo of the UBK90 paired with the OLED65C8PUA, you’re going to experience superb HDR quality, perfect images, beautiful colors, and extravagant blacks. Movies that I played are insane! I feel like one of those kids in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when something new gets presented to me. With the UBK90, you’ll also be able to use the built-in apps to stream your favorite content. With a built-in media player, it’ll support a range of different file formats. What this means is that you can pop in a USB and enjoy your content on the UBK90. If you’re a Dolby Atmos and DTS:X fan, you’ll be glad to know that the UBK90 and the UBK80 support them both (along with a range of other audio formats). Oh! By the way, if you have any of your favorite DVDs, CDs, or 3D Blu-Rays; go ahead and pop them into the UBK90 as well because it supports those. In conclusion, I would not hesitate to purchase the UBK90. I would definitely recommend it to a friend/co-worker. Get the UBK90 and pair it with the OLED65C8PUA, you will not be disappointed. Features & Specs Video features include: 4k Ultra HD, 4k upscaling, HDR Formats (Dolby Vision & HDR10), BD profile 6.0 Audio formats include: LPCM Bitstream/Decoding, Dolby Digital Bitstream/Decoding, Dolby Atmos Bitstream, Dolby Digital Plus Bitstream/Decoding, Dolby TrueHD Bitstream/Decoding, mp3, WMA, AAC, and Flac Decoding Connectivity options include: 2x HDMI 2.0a (w/ HDCP 2.2), Optical Audio Output, USB, Built-in WiFi, and Ethernet What's in the box? LG UBK90 Remote Controller Batteries Documentation

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Player - Especially for Dolby Vision

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    TTNH
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    When I acquired my first Dolby-Vision capable 4K TV, there weren't a lot of options in terms of Dolby Vision Blu-Ray players. Those few that were available were either very expensive, had known "issues", and/or they weren't actually going to support DV until a future firmware update would be released. I wound up purchasing the Sony UPB-X800, which is an excellent 4K Blu-ray player, but doesn't support DV. (I knew that at the time, so it wasn't a surprise.) The X800 has served me well (and will continue to do so in another room), but when the UBK-90 became available, I decided to take a chance on it .. and I'm glad I did. Admittedly, I've had it for only a short while, but so far, it has flawlessly played every disc I've tried in it. (I have a combination of regular Blu-ray discs, 4K discs, and 3D discs as well.) It's quiet, quick-loading, has a solid build feel to it, and yes, it supports Dolby Vision right out of the box. My AV receiver supports DV pass-through, so I'm using only one of the UBK 90's two HDMI outs. However, the other HDMI out can be used in case you need to send the video directly to your TV, and the audio directly to the receiver. My first test of course was with a movie that's encoded for Dolby Vision. I chose "Despicable Me 3". The moment I started playing it, the words "Dolby Vision" appeared on my TV, indicating the mode I was now in. The picture quality was fantastic, and I had no problems with playback or navigation. The unit itself is very (almost totally) quiet, and disc loading is relatively quick. I've given this player 5-stars because it's everything I want in a player, but there are a couple of things that some folks may not like. First, there is no front-panel display ... only a few buttons, a USB port, and a power indicator light (plus the disc tray, of course). I personally don't care one way or another about the lack of a display, so I'm fine with that. My TV is my display. The only other thing that some may not like is the lack of apps. Currently, only Netflix and YouTube are supported ... nothing else. That's not to say more won't ever be coming, but that's all there is at the moment. Here again, I don't mind because my TV already supports all of the streaming services I care about, and there are plenty of third-party media streamers on the market, so it's not a big deal for me. With the UBK-90, It seems that LG has addressed the issues that were (reportedly) plaguing one of their earlier models. Overall, I think they've made a fine 4K Blu-ray player

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid UHD 4K Blu-Ray Player

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    optimummind
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    ======= Summary ======= I am very happy and content with my LG UBK90 Blu-Ray player. It has a clean and handsome design, the remote and all the controls are easy to use and operate, it has a good selection of ports, operates quietly, has both Wifi and ethernet, and supports the latest and greatest formats such as Dolby Vision, HDR10, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-HD. It is a solid multimedia player from LG. ======= Design & Useability ======= I find the design to be simple and clean which allows the UBK90 to fit in nicely with my other AV hardware. With 2 HDMI ports, an Optical Audio port, Wifi, ethernet, and USB, the connectivity options are sufficient. It's just too bad LG did not include a high-speed HDMI cable inside the box. The included remote, which looks dated and boring in design, works well regardless and I had no issues navigating around Settings and menus. My movie discs loaded quickly and operated quietly. I never heard a single peep from the UBK90. Connecting the UBK90 to my home Wifi network was painless & simple and it was just as easy to sign in to my YouTube and Netflix accounts. It would be nice if support for Amazon Prime Video and Hulu comes in the future through an update. Make it happen, LG~!! :D Overall, LG did a good job. ======= Video and Audio Quality ======= Just to test out the UBK90, I purchased the Ultra HD 4K Blu-Ray disc of John Wick and it was a great pleasure watching it on my UHD 4K Samsung TV with HDR and my Polk Audio Magnifi Max soundbar system. Video playback was buttery smooth and video quality was crisp, sharp, and showcased great contrast and colors. The audio, too, was excellent. I'm highly looking forward to watching more 4K UHD Blu-Ray movies with the family. ======= My Verdict ======= The LG UBK90 Blu-Ray player is a complete win. It exudes solid build quality, plays back high-quality video and audio, and operates effifiently and quietly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    4K Player w/ Impressive Upscaling. That's It.

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    MoJoJoJo
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    I was a little concerned when I bought this unit but I picked it up as it was marked down and it came with a free Harmony 635 which I wanted for the theater area so I didn't have to rely on Google Home or my phone for everything. I'm very pleased with the quality of 4K video and HDR. Having Dolby Vision was a plus although I can't testify to that. Purchased the 900e earlier this year so I can confirm the HDR10 is very good. (4/5) Most surprising to me about the player was Blu-Ray 1080P playback and the upscaling. I'd heard all the ravings about the best Samsung, Sony, and Oppo players but the UBK90 did wonders to my Rush Hour trilogy. Some of the dark scenes in the first movie had me pausing to make sure I was seeing things straight. Crisp! Absolutely crisp! Don't get me wrong, if you stare hard enough and get close enough, you'll see some breakdown, fuzz, snow...whatever you want to call it. But from 8-12 feet away, I was beaming. (4/5) During playback, I found the unit is pretty quiet. I don't hear it unless i'm popping the tray open or nobody is in the room with me while there's no sound. Don't worry about this adding to your movie soundtrack. (4/5) The build quality is meh. It's not horrible but it's not great. The top is textured in some corrugated plastic it feels. The remote I used initially and it was satisfactory. Nothing special about it though. No crazy programmed functions. I quickly replaced it with the Harmony 635. That said, I can't add this particular player to other Harmony hubs in the house. I guess Harmony haven't included it in their repository yet . (3/5) The worse part about the player was the UI. Put plainly, it sucks. It is just poor. The bright white and pink greeting screen is absolutely atrocious. Not sure who picked this but I hope their name isn't Baby because they need to go directly to the corner. The white and silver menu screens work but I really don't understand why they went with white. I almost went 0/5 on this one but ...naw. They deserve (0/5) for this. Last special features. You get a Ethernet port and wireless connectivity. No 3D as far as I know. If you're looking for great app support, this box is not for you. Netflix and YouTube are all you get. There is a USB port which you can use to play some digital movies, view photos, or jam to some tunes but who seriously carries about USB thumb drives for media playback these days? I was definitely disappointed to see no easy way to play media off Network drives. It may be option but I sure didn't see it. (2/5) My comparisons are up against an Xbox One S in which it averaged a 3/5. You'll probably find this on par with a 3/5. If you just want a 4K Blu Ray player with very good upscaling, this device is for you at the right price. Price is key here. Anything above $200 and you should look elsewhere.

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