The LG UP870 4K Blu-ray player strips down its feature set to the bare minimum and concentrates on what's important: superlative performance
LG is showing off four new sound bars at CES 2013, including the NB3730A with built-in Wi-Fi and streaming-video services.
LG is debuting three new Blu-ray players at CES 2013, with two models that let you listen to your Blu-ray movies through a smartphone app.
LG'S UP970 is the company's first 4K Blu-ray player which will come a full 12 months after the competition. But what does it offer the others can't?
As long as you don't need 3D compatibility, the LG BD570 offers the same mix of solid Blu-ray playback and media streaming that made its predecessor a hit.
The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.
If you want 3D, the LG BP620 has most of the right features, but the absence of Amazon Instant and a dedicated Netflix button hurt its value a bit.
Despite disc-loading speeds that are just average, the LG BD670's built-in Wi-Fi and excellent streaming-media suite make it one of the best Blu-ray player values.
The inexpensive LG BP350 is capable of fine image quality, but its sluggish load times keep it from earning our recommendation.
The LG BD590 deftly handles Blu-ray playback, CD ripping, and streaming media services like Netflix from a single box, but you'll have to pay for that simplicity.
The LG RC797T is a competent DVD/VHS recorder with some attractive extra features, but it doesn't quite stack up to the competition.
Picture quality is great on both HD DVD and Blu-ray and if this player cost £500 instead of £1,000 we'd recommend it. As it is, however, it's just too much to pay for something that doesn't support proper HD DVD menus
The LG Super Multi Blue Player (BH100) is a 'format-agnostic' player which will service both HD DVD and Blu-ray, but the question is: will people want to play both?
LG's all-in-one media player works superbly, but it would want to for this kind of money.
LG's HR929T offers twin HD tuners and a 1TB hard drive, along with 3D Blu-ray playback and LG's own Smart TV services.