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LG 2017 TVs
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LG (Lucky-Goldstar) releases a lot of TVs every year, probably more than anybody else. Most of them are inexpensive, but they rarely offer good value compared to their competition. Over the past few years, LG has become known for their OLED and IPS LCD TVs. Their OLEDs are especially notable for being the first of their kind to be widely distributed.

Compared to other brands

  • OLED. The best LG TVs are OLED, and they remain the biggest player in this market. OLED TVs from other manufacturers still use a good amount of LG parts for their TVs.
  • Great Viewing angles. Both their LED and OLED TVs generally have excellent viewing angles.
  • Great Smart Platform. WebOS 3.5 remains the best Smart platform in 2017.
  • Poor contrast. Except for their high-end OLED models, most LG TVs won't have great blacks and therefore average picture quality.
  • Poor gray uniformity. LG's LED TVs often have worse than average uniformity.
  • Poor Value. Their products are often weirdly placed in comparison to their competition and are consequently rarely recommended by us.

LG vs Samsung

Samsung TVs will, on average, have a better picture quality than most LG TVs. This is mostly thanks to their use of VA type LCD instead of LG's IPS, which trades contrast directly in front for wider viewing angles. This, of course, doesn't apply to LG's OLED series of TVs, which trump Samsung's offerings in almost every aspect. They do come at a definite price premium though.

LG vs Sony

Sony doesn't offer as many models in their range, but it isn't any narrower than LG's since it is a bit more diverse. They offer both VA and IPS type LCD TVs, and for 2017 they even have an OLED model. We've also found Sony's IPS TVs to usually have better screen uniformity compared to their LG counterparts.

Most LG TVs, unfortunately, don't offer the best value. While their IPS LCD offerings offer great viewing angles which are useful for wider living rooms, they aren't the only ones in this space, and competition will often best them. They were pioneers when it comes to OLED, and they still offer the best TVs on the market, but that, unfortunately, isn't representative of their whole range.

Best LG Smart TVs

LG has a large lineup that covers everything from the very cheap and small lower resolution TVs to the very high end with their OLEDs. The first letter corresponds to the resolution of the TV, the second letter in their model numbers correspond to the year of release and usually, the higher the number, the higher the price range.

  • S* = Premium LED model
  • *J = 2017
  • *H = 2016
  • *F = 2015
  • U* = 4k
  • L* = 1080p or below.

For example:

  • C7 = Entry level 2017 OLED TV
  • SJ8500 = 2017 High-end LED TV
  • UH8500 = 2016 4K TV
  • LF5500 = 2015 Low-end HDTV

Best LG 4k TV

Usage Ratings
8.7Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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9.2Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.4TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.4Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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9.0Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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9.0HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.9HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
8.7PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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55" 65"

The best LG TV we've reviewed is the C7 4k OLED TV. It offers exceptional picture quality thanks to its ability to display pure blacks. OLED TVs are capable of shutting off pixels individually, allowing for an effectively infinite contrast ratio. Pixels switch from one state to another instantly, so moving objects do not have long trails following them making watching sports a bliss. Viewing angles are unmatched too, making this TV especially good for wide rooms. Combined with the updated WebOS 3.5 smart platform, this makes the C7 very difficult to beat.

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Best mid-range LG 4k TV

Usage Ratings
7.6Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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7.5Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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7.7TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.5Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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7.8Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.0HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
7.5HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.1PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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55" 60" 65" 75"

LG's best mid-range offering is the UH8500 LED Smart TV. It retains the more expensive C7's ability to maintain its picture quality when viewed at an angle, making it a great choice for wider living rooms.

It sports the same, excellent smart platform that is WebOS (albeit the 3.0 version). Input lag is low, and motion is quite quick, making this a good choice for both gamers and sports fans. Unfortunately though, the blacks aren't great in a darker environment, making it not the best choice for more movie-watching oriented buyers.

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Best budget LG 4k TV

Usage Ratings
7.5Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
7.2Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
7.3TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.2Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
Score components:
8.1Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
Score components:
7.4HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
8.0HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
6.8PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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50" 65"

The best budget LG TV is the UH5500 4k LED TV. Unlike most LG LCD TVs, it offers good picture quality in a dark room thanks to its great contrast ratio.

While it doesn't have the wide viewing angles of other LG TVs, it still features the same WebOS platform that remains unmatched. Picture quality is much better than the average LG TV in this price range, and motion is decent as well. Overall, it offers a good package rarely found in this bracket and is a good buy, provided you can still find it.

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Next Releases

SJ9500
65" 86"

LG's most expensive LED offering, supports 4 types of HDR and has a wide viewing angle. Available in a very large 86 inch size. Expect similar performance to 2016's UH9500.

SJ8500
55" 65" 75"

Very similar to the SJ9500, but with a thicker, more simplistic design.

SJ8000
55" 65"

RGBW style pixel arrangement. Similar in design to the SJ8500.

Smart Features

9.5Remote
10Design
10Usability
8.0Web Browser
6.0Extra Features

LG's WebOS smart platform hasn't changed much over the years, but that's quite a good thing. A few years ago, it was by and large the best solution. While competition has tightened up since then, incremental and polishing updates allowed it to remain at the top. While it is visually very similar to the version that first launched, it is a lot more stable and responsive, and is probably the smart platform least prone to slow-downs.

Remote Control

Like the Samsung smart remote, LG’s remote offers point-and-click functionality, which makes navigating menus a lot simpler. It’s a chunkier remote than the sleek, curved offering by Samsung, but the trade-off might be worth it.

There are many more buttons on this remote than on Samsung’s, but they are clearly labeled and make it quicker to pick up the remote and use – no tutorial or manual required. LG also added a number pad to this year’s remote, which might be nice for people who want that option for switching channels.

It does have a cheap, plastic look to it, and the shape isn’t quite as nice as Samsung’s. In terms of function, though, it’s the best.

Main Interface

LG Smart TV WebOS Home

The look of the WebOS platform is refreshing. The interface doesn't feel heavy as it used to. The design is lightweight and colorful, and even the mouse cursor is shaped differently.

Pressing the Home button on the remote brings up the main menu. The bottom bar lists all the main apps, as well as the current source displayed on the TV (HDMI1 in this case, which can be renamed to match what is connected to this input).

LG Smart TV WebOS Config

Pressing the home button also reveals two icons at the top right. The first allows you to switch inputs. The second lets you toggle between picture modes, sound presets, and aspect ratios, and also has options for the sleep timer, parental lock, and advanced settings.

The advanced settings button is where you can make more specific adjustments to your picture and sound settings, channel tuner, and network settings. There are also options for adjusting general settings, content and application locks, and general accessibility settings. One handy option lets you change the size of the cursor to one of three pre-determined sizes.

The tab at the far left displays all the apps currently open on the TV. Here you can close any you are finished with, or just make quick changes between the apps you are using.

The rightmost tab of the launcher opens the full list of apps and inputs on the TV. You can drag and drop them into whatever order you’d like, making it an easy thing to customize the order (and also change the names) of the icons for maximum speed and convenience.

In addition to free apps, there are a few paid options available, though nothing too exciting or interesting.

 

USB Playback

USB playback is quick and easy, and all our photos and video files opened just fine. On our LG UF7700, 4k video playback worked well, with no stuttering or audio problems.

Web Browser

Web browsers tend to be used pretty frequently on smart TVs. They’re poor options for prolonged browsing, but they’re good for the occasional search, or to stream videos from a website that does not have its own app.

Again in 2015, the rendering accuracy of the WebOS browser is spot-on. It passed the Peacekeeper HTML 5 test, but is only average for JavaScript capabilities. Its performance (887) is about on par with that of an iPhone 5, which is actually pretty good, but not up to par with even basic productivity PCs.

In terms of real-world load times, expect simple sites to take around five seconds, and busier sites closer to 30 seconds. As with last year’s iteration, trying to scroll while a web page is loading was jumpy and slow.

Voice Commands

The control has an integrated microphone. Pressing the voice control button allows you to launch apps, switch inputs, and search using Bing. You can also adjust the volume and power off the TV.

The remote didn’t have any difficulty understanding what was being said, which was great.

Known Issues

We haven’t had many issues with WebOS so far. One minor annoyance is that there are auto-playing video ads in the app store. Unless you spend lots of time browsing for apps, this isn’t likely to be a major problem.

Conclusion

LG undeniably offers top shelf products with the OLED TVs. The technology is now quite mature and is quite definitely the best for most people. Unfortunately, these prowesses do not reflect the rest of their TV range. While every smart TV LG offers now comes packaged with their excellent WebOS platform, the performance of the displays often leaves a lot to be desired. They do have consistently great viewing angles, but that comes to the cost of having mediocre picture quality in a dark room. Quite the contrast from their OLED offerings, some might say.

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Questions & Answers

64 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Will you guys be reviewing LG 50UF8300? Trying to get an idea of input lag and generally where this TV fits in the lineup. There are absolutely no reviews available for this tv.
Unfortunately, we don't have any plan to review this TV. We might if we get enough requests though.
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When will you review the UF6450? Which TV is it most comparable too?
It should be the same, or very similar to the UF6400 that we will review in a week or two.
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Request for a review for 50UF8300 and 58UF8300
Thank you for your interest. We still don't have plan to review those but we take note of all the requests.
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I saw the LG 55UH6090 at Walmart on sale for $698. It is a 4K television but I am trying to figure out if it is LG's "4K" or the actual UHD. What do you know about this television and which one is it most similar to?
We don't have much information about the UH6090 at the moment. In the next month we will be reviewing the LG 55UH6150, which will be most similar. To find out if it is actually 4k, you can take a photo of the pixels with the camera positioned on the screen. If you can see white pixels between the normal red, blue and green pixels then it is not real 4k.
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Will the LG 55LB5900 be reviewed?
Not the 55", but we will test the 47" LB5900 in a few weeks.
Update: Our review of the LB5900 is out.
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Why does Samsung's picture quality look so much better than LG's? Can one make any adjustments to improve LG picture quality?
It is because Samsung TVs have 3-5 times the contrast ratio of LG TVs. The contrast is the biggest component of picture quality. You can't change settings to improve that, unfortunately. LG uses IPS panels in their TVs. While it is great for the viewing angle, it isn't for the contrast.
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When will the LB line be reviewed?
Our first review should be out in about 1-2 weeks.
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Plans to review the UF6800? Is this a brand new model?
It was announced later in the year. We'll likely review it in October.
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Are you going to review an LG Oled TV?
Yes, likely sometime later this year.
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Can you please let me know the difference between LA and LB models? For example, is 47LA660 newer or older than 47LB679V? And what do the LA and LB indicate?
LA = 2013, LB = 2014. Usually, they have the same panel and picture quality. Only the bezel and software are different.
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Are you still planning to review the LG 55UB8500?
No. We won't have time to review that one before the new 2015 models are out.
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Why haven't you reviewed LG 55EC9300?
We still have a couple of LED TVs left on our to-do list, but we do plan on reviewing an OLED TV sometime in August. We haven't done OLED TVs yet because they're much less popular than LED at the moment. We'll note your interest in this particular model.
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Will you be reviewing the 50UF8300? I'm interested in it but I don't see any reviews online.
No, unfortunately this isn't in our plan for now but we take note of your request.
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Will you be reviewing the LG 60UF8300? Specs look great, but would like to see your trusted review first.
We don't have any plan to review that one currently, but we might consider it if we get enough requests for it.
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Can you review the 50UF8300 or at least include the series in the LG comparison chart at the top of this page? It looks to be one of the better LG TVs this year, but it is only sold by a few retailers.
If we get enough requests for it, we will review it. But for now, it isn't on our schedule.
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When will you be reviewing OLEDs?
Great site!
We'll be buying an OLED TV later this month, so we should have a review of one up by the end of August, beginning of September.
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I would like to request the review for 50UF8300. Would be nice to see if there is any improvements for the LG ColorPrime 4k TVs.
It isn't currently on our schedule, but we might get to it if enough people request it.
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Request for a review for 58UF8300.
Thank you for your suggestion. We added it to our requests but since we are now preparing to review the new 2016 TVs, it would be surprising to find time for the LG UF8300.
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Do you know if the 70LB7100 has an IPS panel or not? I just got mine and the blacks appear very good at night. But the main problem is the global dimming that makes the TV strobe the brightness back and forth as it changes from very dark to brighter shots. Have you seen this problem in your previous reviews?
There is no 70" IPS panel on the market. Does your global dimming issue appear with every picture mode? All LG TVs that we tested didn't exhibit that issue, but it could be because we haven't tested a series seven yet.
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This is just to add another request to review the LG 65LF9500 OLED. I'm indeed looking forward your upcoming 55EC9300 review just to get a sense of how OLED in general fares with your tests. However, compared the 65/55 EF9500 the EC9300 is 1) Full HD, so won't have an idea of how well LG's 4K upscaling works, 2) curved not flat, 3) already being replaced by the just announced 55EG9100. 4) has No HDR capability.
Keep up the great work!
Indeed. It will also be interesting to see if LG has reduced the flaws of OLED on the new models.
Update: The review of the EG9100 and EF9500 are up.
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Are you planning to review LG's new low-cost UH6550? I realize it's an IPS panel, with RGBW + new algorithm. So it may not be as sharp with some black issues. I want to see if it's a good value @ $2999. Thanks
We have plans to review the UH6550, however due to time constraints it will be reviewed in the coming months.
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Your opinion is that the picture quality of the LGs aren't as good, nor is the contrast ratio as good as the competition. However, I have tested an LG 70LB7100 and Sony 70W850b and I can not get the picture to "pop" on the Sony as well as I could with the LG. Even in vivid mode, the blacks looked grey and bright whites were not bright enough. It's as if they restricted how bright the whites could get. The picture quality and lack of artifacts were good on the Sony, but the picture "popped" more on the LG.
The 70LB7100 is an exception, because it doesn't have an LG IPS panel inside (contrary to most LG TVs). Therefore, its contrast ratio is significantly higher than other LG TVs.
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I've have been looking for the review of the LG 50UF8300, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Will you be reviewing it, and have you already done some research on it? What is your opinion? (Also, I'd like to thank you for this site, very helpful!)
It doesn't seem to be widely available (Amazon has it, but only through a third-party seller, and Best Buy doesn't have it at all), so we won't be reviewing it. We expect it's a VA TV, so good contrast, but a narrow viewing angle. Beyond that we really can't speculate.
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Just in all fairness you haven't reviewed the high end LG's, the UF8500 and UF9500. Your reviews are incredibly good, you may just want to mention that in your list of LG high-end recommendations. Thanks, and keep up the great work!
That's a great point. We've updated the article to mention that. Thanks!
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Does the LG 55UH6150 have a 120Hz refresh rate?
We don't know yet but we are planing to review this model in 2 to 3 months. As with other LG TVs advertised as 'TruMotion 120Hz', we expect this TV to have a true refresh rate of 60Hz. You can read more about fake refresh rate here.
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Costco has a LG 55UH615A model at a pretty good price. I can't seem to find much info on this model (I think it is a 2016). Is there a comparable model you have already reviewed? It has an IPS panel, but says it has a "True Black Panel - An antiglare, low-reflection screen coating helps the TV to achieve superb black levels and a high contrast ratio for an exceptional Ultra HD picture". I am wondering if that would give it more contrast? I can't find any calibration settings either, which is why I asked if it is comparable to something you have already reviewed. Thanks! Your website is awesome.
It is indeed a 2016 model that we still haven't reviewed. The closest we reviewed so far is the UH7700 and the UH615A should somewhat offer a worse picture quality. Since it has an IPS panel we expect it to be in line with other IPS TVs that offer poor native contrast ratio but better viewing angle. The higher end UH7700 and UH8500 were the same. We will post our settings when we will release our review, probably in the summer.
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I used to rep for LG last year. I know that these are new models, but they usually stay consistent. The LB7200 has a different frame than the LB7100. If you look close there is no border. It looks sleek. If they did the same as previous models then the screen will also have a glossy texture to it, which tends to make the picture look better.
Thanks for the info. We updated it.
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Great site. I was at Costco looking at a LG 55LB6100 placed next to the Samsung UN55H6300. The Samsung UN55H7150 and Sony KDL60W630B were also placed very close. Amazingly, the LG LB6100 had far superior picture than any one of the other brands. The Samsung 6300 looked dull and flat, while the LG resembled the picture quality of a plasma with near perfect viewing angle, great blacks, & brilliant colors. Have they made a big improvement with this model? Keep up the great work!
The viewing angle is indeed great on that LG, but the other differences are probably just due to the different settings (as no TV in a retail store is calibrated properly). The lower contrast ratio on LG TVs can't be seen in a bright environment.
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Are there any LCD IPS 39-inch panels from LG?
No. LG doesn't produce any 39" panels. For their 39" TVs, it buys VA panels from other manufacturers.
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What is the best 32" HD Ready TV?
We picked the Samsung UN32H6350 as 2014's best 32" TV, thanks to, among other things, its great contrast, good smart features, and little motion blur. You can find our list of 2014's best 32" TVs here.
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Are you planning a review of the LG 70LB7100? I wanted to know if I should go the LB7100 route vs the KDL70W850B for gaming and overall quality.
Unfortunately, we don't think we will have time to review that one.
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Does the 47 inch lb6100 Costco model have an ips panel?
Yes.
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I have always purchased plasmas (Panasonic and Samsung) because I mostly watch sports and loved the clarity (vs. motion blur). Need a new set, but only plasma I can find is the lightly reviewed 60PB6900 (2014). In your opinion would that still be preferable for sports compared to a similarly sized LED?
Yes, just by virtue of the fact that it is a plasma TV, it will have less motion blur, better contrast, better uniformity, and a wider viewing angle. It's a much better picture, and particularly for sports, so you should go for it. It probably reflects a lot more lights though, so it isn't a good choice for a bright room.
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Please let me know if you would be reviewing LG 49UF6700 4K TV? Its currently available in Target and will be on sale for black Friday. I am planning to buy this TV, it does not have SMART TV capability as per the specs. Please provide your suggestions.
We currently don't have plan to review this TV. You can expect it to have a wide viewing angle but sub par blacks and contrast, like most of the LG TVs.
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Do you have any ballpark input lag number for the LG 49LB5500? It's available via mail in the US, and for a solid price. If the lag was similar to that of the LB5600, I'd surely buy it for that "twitch" gaming!
Usually, input lags of TVs of the same brand and same OS are the same (+/- 5 ms). So because it is an LG dumb TV like the LB5600, we expect the input lag to be very similar.
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The LB5800 series came out with a 65" TV (LB5830). Is it safe to judge that TV based on the review you guys gave the LB5800's?
It depends. Look closely at the pixels. If they are shaped like our LB5800, then yes. But if they are rectangles, then no. The picture quality will be different.
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Is the LG LB5200 65" a good TV for $800?
Unfortunately, we did not review that TV, so we don't know for sure how good it is. It's a budget TV, so you shouldn't expect top-notch quality.
Since it's an IPS TV, it has mediocre contrast, but retains its quality well at wide angles. If you plan on sitting directly in front of your TV and want better picture quality at a similar price, you should check out the 60" Vizio E-series. If you need the wide viewing angle, you should probably stick with the LB5200.
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Any plans to review the UF9500? My use case dictates an IPS panel for acceptable wide angle viewing. Modern IPS sets with all the latest "bells and whistles" (wide color range, etc.) are getting harder and harder to come by.
Yes, we do plan to review it. We'll likely get to it sometime in the next month and a half.
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Are you guys going to review the 2015 LG EG9600 OLED?
Unfortunately, we have no plan to review the EG9600 yet.
Update: The review is up.
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Where's the LG EF9500? Every other site that's been updated has this as the end-all be-all best TV on the market right now. I'd love to know how it stacks up to the others for gaming in terms of response time and input lag. Thanks
Unfortunately, we don't have plans to review the EF9500 currently. If any indication, it should perform on par with the other OLED TV we reviewed, the LG EC9300.
Update: The review of the EF9500 is up.
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Really enjoy the good information from this site. I was looking at the LG 49UF6430 that is offered for around $499 and was wondering if you have any reviews and or opinions of this particular model. Appreciate your time!
The review of the UF6400 should be posted within a week, which should be very similar to the LG 49UF6430. If you can't wait, check out our review of the UF6800. Our initial results are very similar to that TV.
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Any plans to review the UF6800 series from LG?
No, not at the moment.
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I'm thinking of purchasing the EC9300 LG OLED 1080p for $1,800 and I was wondering if it's worth spending $3,000 for the EF9500 OLED 4K?
We will know soon. Our review of the EF9500 should be published within 2 weeks.
Update: The review of the EF9500 is up.
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Will the LG 65UF8600 be reviewed? I currently have the 65UF7700 and I'm looking to get a second 4K tv for the house. I'm currently eyeing the Samsung JS8500 but I'm already used to the LG Web OS 2.0 and if the LG UF8600 has fixed issues with black uniformity, input lag, and local dimming, I might stick with LG.
We don't have any plan for that one because we don't get a lot of requests for it. The picture quality will look very similarly to your UF7700 though, because it also has an IPS panel, which means poor blacks. The main difference is the wider color gamut feature.
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Any plans to review the LG 50UF8300?
No. We're currently working on reviewing 2016 models, and unfortunately don't have time to revisit older models we did not review.
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Is the LG UB8500 120hz or no?
It's likely that it is a 120 hz TV. Unfortunately, since we didn't test it, we can't be sure.
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I have a chance to pick up an LG 55UB8500 for a great price. Do you know much about this TV? Unbiased reviews are hard to find.
Unfortunately, we have not reviewed that model. We expect its picture quality is similar to the UF7700, which means poor contrast, likely poor uniformity, and a screen that reflects a good deal of light.
It should have a good viewing angle though, so if you want that, or if the price is really great, it might be worth it.
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Is there any significant difference between UF6450 and UF6800 series? Which one is better? Thank you.
Since we didn't reviewed the UF6450 we can't say which one is better. We expect them to have the same picture quality.
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Costco is offering a 65 inch LG UF6490. I can't find any info on this model. Any idea?
Take a look at our review of the LG UF6400. It is probably a store variant of the same model.
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Hi, I have a LG 49UF6490 but couldn't find review on this model anywhere including LG website themselves.
Some model numbers are unique to retailers, like it is the case for the 49UF6490 that is sold exclusively at Costco. Retailers do that so they can't be price-matched. This is basically the same TV as the UF6400 we reviewed but may still differ slightly. Our review of the UF6490 would still stay true for your TV.
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I know it's a 2015 model on the way out, but I would still love to see a review of the LG UF8600. I want to see what has improved over the 8500 with its HDR capabilities.
Unfortunately, we don't have time to go back and review 2015 models we missed. We're fully committed to reviewing 2016 models now.
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On the "Lineup" list for Sony and Samsung, I can see the column "backlight", but not on the LG "Lineup" list. Could you add it, if it is possible? Thank you.
Thank you for pointing this out, we will update the 'Lineup' list for LG.
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Is there any update on the UH6550 series review and calibration settings?
We did not have time yet to review this TV. The review should be done and publish within a couple of months.
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Some review sites refer to response time and mention that 2ms is a good response time for LED TVs. What exactly does response time affect when viewing content? Do you know what the response time is for an LG 47LA6210 vs an older LG42 LW4500? I have both and would like to compare.
The response time advertised is not the real one, unfortunately. That's why the manufacturer just stopped advertising them for TVs (although they still do for PC monitors). It is very hard to measure it accurately, and it depends on tons of factors. It represents the time it takes for a pixel to switch from one color to another. Technically, the lower the response time, the less motion blur a TV has. While it is useful in theory, in practice that number is made up, so don't look at this. It means nothing now.
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Why no reviews of the UB TVs? We were corralled into (or we corralled ourselves into) buying an LG 65UB9200 because we couldn't afford the much-higher-rated Sony and Samsung 4Ks but still wanted to "future proof" ourselves to whatever limited extent today's 4K will do that. Are we idiots or just fools? :)
We prioritize reviews based on popularity of a model and demand for a review, and the UB TVs weren't high on the list last year. You're actually pretty safe with your TV, as it has an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2. That means it will work fine with upcoming 4k signals and newer devices. Some other 4k TVs do not support HDCP 2.2, and those are the ones that could have issues going forward.
Don't worry too much about reviews. All that should matter is whether you like your TV.
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I have an older DVD player. Can I connect to the lg lb5600?
Yes. There are component and composite connections on the back of the TV, so you should have no trouble connecting the DVD player with the same cables you usually use.
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Is there any 4K content available like Samsung has? I just bought the LG 60UF8500.
We list a few of the major 4k content providers here.
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I have almost continually been pressing the "refresh" button on my browser for the past week or so. However, for some reason it has not made the appearance of your first OLED review appear any faster. Is my refresh button broken? :)
Don't throw out your computer just yet! Our first OLED review will be up by September 10.
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When will the LG UF8500 series be reviewed?
By the beginning of next week.
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When will you be reviewing the LG OLED line of TVs? There are comments going back to November 2014 asking for reviews, and Black Friday 2015 is a month away. I went to a Conn's store and saw an OLED next to the JS9000 Samsung I was dead set on buying this season. Now I'm seriously reconsidering, and might pick the LG 9700.
Get on the ball guys. Please, we need your expert advice on these really expensive purchases.
We'll have all the new OLED models reviewed within the next 2-3 weeks.
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Where is the LG LF5400?
Unfortunately, we won't be reviewing that model. We don't expect it to be significantly different from the LG LF5500.
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It would be nice if, on your lineup of LG's in particular, under "resolution" you would put "4K" (with quotes) under the resolution to denote the white subpixel "fake 4K" nonsense they're doing, so those series would be easy to spot. Can't tell you how many times when shopping around I've been faked out by these cheap ones and looked at all the other stats only to find out they're not really 4K.
That's a great idea! We will think about the best way to do this and implement it soon. At first glance, your suggestion (using quotes) is good.
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You did not review LG's High end 4K Model which is LG65UF9500. Your reviews are awesome and really cool. Looking for UF9500 TV review.
We are still catching up with the amount of questions we received around Black Friday but the next review coming up is the one for the LG UF9500. Stay tune.
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I'm thinking about purchasing the Best Buy exclusive LG 55" version of the Roku TV (or the 55" Insignia version). Any info on whether it's a good TV or not?
It lists the model number as 55LF5700. I can't find very much info on it. Which LG model is this comparable to, so I can find some reviews of it? I know that most high-end LG TVs are really good, but a lot of the low-end models (a category into which I'm sure this TV will fall) aren't so good. Would I be better off going with the Vizio 55" E-series? It will replace a 37" Vizio w/Roku stick.
I'm leaning toward a Roku TV, because I watch stuff like MLBTV and the NBC Sports app that I won't get with standard smart TV, but I don't want to do that if I'll suffer picture-wise (I could just hook my laptop to the TV if need be).
Unfortunately, since we haven't reviewed it, we can't say how good it is. It's likely pretty similar to the LF6100 and other low-end LG models, so yes, a Vizio E-series will likely be a better purchase.
If you want Roku content, your best bet would be to buy a separate Roku stick or box. It's pricier to do so, but the outcome will be getting the features you want on a TV with better picture.
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