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Old 11-02-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default LG UBK90 compared to others?

How would you compare the UBK90 to other top blu ray players out there?
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It's a decent enough player. No frills; gets the job done. Fairly good build quality, but the disc drive can sometimes be loud when you initially insert a disc. Menu interface is very dated and feels like something out of the late 90s/early 2000s. There are not many advanced audio/video settings; this is sort of a "plug-it-in-and-forget-about-it" kind of player. Lack of a 'Subtitles' button on the remote annoys me. Dolby Vision is really the main selling point of the UBK90 compared to cheaper players.

If you want sturdier build quality, a better menu interface with more audio/video settings, and don't need Dolby Vision, look at the Sony UBP-X800. There are probably going to be some great deals on the X800 for Black Friday.

If you want a truly premium player with all the bells and whistles, check out the Panasonic UB820.

Lots of discussion on all of these players over in the 4K Hardware forum: https://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdisplay.php?f=206
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I do have a Dolby vision compatible tv so I should probably get a player with it.
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I do have a Dolby vision compatible tv so I should probably get a player with it.
Then your options would be the LG UBK90, Sony UBP-X700, or a premium player like the Panasonic. It's hard to give you a solid recommendation when you haven't provided your price range or other features that might be important to you. But if you want Dolby Vision, then that should really narrow it down to just a handful of players.
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I guess picture quality is most important to me. I just got an OLED and speaker system that can do Dolby Atmos. Figured I would check Black Friday sales to see if I can pick up one of the better players to go with all that. Also planning to get direct tv now, so will need something that supports that app.

I think the Panasonic was going for 500 or 600, that’s out of my price range.
I would say 300 is max.
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Default LG UBK90 (best choice - picture performance)

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  • Black Friday @ $149 (Best Buy?)
  • fantastic picture quality (especially Dolby Vision)
  • respectable build quality
  • easily the best performance/price option
  • highly recommended





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Would I need a separate device to use direct tv now? Iíll have an LG oled 2018, not sure if that has built in apps
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Would I need a separate device to use direct tv now? Iíll have an LG oled 2018, not sure if that has built in apps
Yeah, you'll need a separate streaming device (like Apple TV or Roku) to watch DirecTV NOW. The UBK90 only has Netflix and YouTube. LG TVs do not have a DirecTV NOW app built in.

https://www.directvnow.com/devices
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