Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Borders
    3. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. Gray Uniformity
    5. Viewing Angle
    6. Black Uniformity
    7. Pre Calibration
    8. Post Calibration
    9. 480p Input
    10. 720p Input
    11. 1080p Input
    12. 4k Input
    13. Color Gamut
    14. Reflections
    15. 3D
    16. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  5. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  6. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  7. Smart Features
    1. Ads
    2. Remote
    3. Misc
  8. Conclusion
  9. Q&A
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2015

LG UF7700
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings
6.6Mixed 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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6.1Movies
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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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7.2TV 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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7.0Sports
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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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6.6Video 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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6.1HDR 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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4.3HDR 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.
6.6PC 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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This tv has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the LG UH7700

Type : LED
Resolution : 4k
Refresh Rate : 120 Hz

The LG UF7700 4k LED TV has great smart features and good color accuracy at an angle. However, its picture quality when sitting in front is sub-par, both in dark and bright rooms. The contrast ratio is low, it has a few uniformity issues, and it reflects more light than average.

Test Results
Design 8.5
Picture Quality 6.7
Motion 7.8
Inputs 6.2
Sound Quality 5.9
Smart Features 9.0
Pros
  • Great color accuracy at an angle.
  • Great smart features.
Cons
  • Poor screen uniformity.
  • High input lag.
  • Poor blacks.

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65" 65UF7700 SEE PRICE
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79" 79UF7700 SEE PRICE
8.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 Design Picture
Curved : No
Stand
LG UF7700 Stand Picture

The stand is wide. Contrary to most two feet configurations, this one isn't stable. It moves back and forth a lot when you push it.

Borders
LG UF7700 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.63" (1.6 cm)

Thickness
LG UF7700 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 1.61" (4.1 cm)

6.7

Picture Quality

5.6 Contrast
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What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
Native Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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795 : 1

This LG TV (except the 70") has an IPS panel. The contrast ratio is low, which results in poor blacks when you have the lights off.

3.0 Local Dimming
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What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
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What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
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Yes
Backlight
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What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.
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Direct

It is equipped with the local dimming feature. The zones are really big, so as you can see in this video, it isn't very effective.

5.9 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
270 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
270 cd/m2

6.2 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
LG UF7700 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
:
4.853 %
50% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
:
0.227 %

The edges of this LED TV are darker than the rest, and it has noticeable dirty screen effect.

6.5 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
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LCD Type
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What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the TV.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
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IPS (except 70")
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
25 °
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
36 °
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °

The main advantage of an IPS panel like the one found in this LG is the color accuracy at an angle. Instead of losing saturation, the picture just darkens when viewed off-axis.

Update 01/06/2017: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results from 2016 TVs.

2.4 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
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4.630 %

The corners are noticeably brighter than the rest of the screen.

8.4 Pre Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Pre Calibration Picture LG UF7700 Pre Gamma Curve Picture LG UF7700 Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.08
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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3.8416
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
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2.15

9.7 Post Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn't that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Post Calibration Picture LG UF7700 Post Gamma Curve Picture LG UF7700 Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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0.23
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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0.8641
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
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2.19

7.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 480p Picture

480p and DVD upscaling is a little bit sub-par on this TV.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 720p Picture

Cable TV and other 720p content looks good.

8.5 1080p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 1080p input.
When it matters: Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 1080p Picture

1080p is also slightly softer than on most other 4k TVs.

10 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 4k Picture

No issues come up with 4k content.

6.4 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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Wide Color Gamut
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What it is: Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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No
LG UF7700 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
70.67 %
DCI P3 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
78.49 %
Rec 2020 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
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50.36 %
Rec 2020 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
57.19 %

7.0 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 Reflections Picture LG UF7700 Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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What it is: Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Ambient light in the room.
Good value: < 1%
Noticeable difference: 0.5%
:
1.9 %
Screen Finish
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What it is: Type of coating on the screen.
When it matters: Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).
Good value: Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.
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Semi-gloss

The LG UF7700 reflects a lot of light. There are also a few rainbows around bright objects.
The maximum luminosity is average. Because the screen reflects a lot of light, that means this TV isn't ideal for a bright room.

0 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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No
3D Type
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What it is: The 3D technology used by the TV.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
Good value: Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.
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No

Pixels
7.8

Motion

7.9 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Motion Blur Picture LG UF7700 Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
17.6 ms
Overshoot
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What it is: When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 10ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
0 ms

This TV's motion blur is slightly worse than average. Apart from in some video games, you likely won't notice it.

2.8 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components:
LG UF7700 Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
120 Hz
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Frequency
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What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: 60 Hz
:
120 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
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What it is: Option to insert black frames when in the best settings for gaming
When it matters: Reducing eye tracking blur for video games
Good value: Yes
:
No

8.6 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60p signal.
When it matters: Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.
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No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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Yes

This is a 120Hz TV with motion interpolation. It does support 24p playback for movies, and even do the 3:2 reverse pulldown over 60i, but it somehow couldn't do it over 60p.

10 Motion Interpolation
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What it is: Also known as 'Soap Opera Effect'. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.
When it matters: If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.
When it matters: 30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.
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Yes
LG UF7700 Motion Interpolation (30 fps) Picture
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.
When it matters: 60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.
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Yes
LG UF7700 Motion Interpolation (60 fps) Picture

6.2

Inputs

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5.8 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
59.4 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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What it is: Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.
When it matters: When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
113.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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What it is: Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.
When it matters: For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
59.4 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
When it matters: PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
59.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.
When it matters: HDR Video games.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with HDR enabled at 8 bit
When it matters: PC Monitor with an HDR capable graphic card
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
N/A

The input lag is high and varied a lot (from 55 to 65 ms). PC, Game, and Expert1 all had the same input lag when TruMotion was off. When TruMotion was turned on, the input lag increased to 113.6ms.

8.0 Supported Resolutions
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What it is: Different resolutions supported by TV.
When it matters: PC monitor usage.
Score components:
  • 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
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Yes

To enable chroma 4:4:4, set the icon of the input to PC. For 4k @ 60hz @ 4:4:4, also enable UHD Deep Color.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 3
USB : 3
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 1
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1 (shared)
Composite In : 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
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What it is: Standard HDR format.
When it matters: Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.
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No
Dolby Vision
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith : Yes
ARC : Yes (HDMI 2)
USB 3 : Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,5)
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : Yes

5.9

Sound Quality

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

5.6 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
5.10 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
7.00 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
8.59 dB SPL
Max
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What it is: Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.
When it matters: For listening to loud audio.
Good value: > 90 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
85.3 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
89 Hz

Not only this TV doesn't get loud, but the frequency response is quite poor too. Especially when pushed hard. The low-end cut off is decent for a TV however.

6.6 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
LG UF7700 Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.067
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.026
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.037

Acceptable and stable distortion levels throughout the range of the TV, but it doesn't get loud.

9.0

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UF7700 Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : WebOS
0 Ads
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What it is: Whether or not ads can be found on the TV's smart platform.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
Score components:
Ad-free
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What it is: The TV's ability to provide an ad-free experience.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
:
No
Opt-out
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What it is: Whether you can opt out of the ad services or not. A TV only passes this test if it allows you to remove them completely, not only disable the personalized advertising.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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No

Remote
LG UF7700 Remote Picture
Remote : Smart

You can control the mouse pointer by using the remote.

Misc
Firmware : 03.00.61

Conclusion SEE PRICE

The LG UF7700 isn't a great 4k TV. The picture quality both in a bright and dark room is not good. It also has high input lag and average motion blur for video games. In terms of positives, the smart features are great, and it has a great viewing angle.

Usage Ratings
6.6Mixed 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.
Score components:
6.1Movies
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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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7.2TV 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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7.0Sports
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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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6.6Video 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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6.1HDR 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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4.3HDR 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.
6.6PC 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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15 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Do all LG TVs suck? Sorry to be blunt.
No. We prioritize overall picture quality, which favors VA TVs. LG's TVs are mostly IPS, which means they sacrifice contrast in favor of wider viewing angles. LG's TVs typically reflect lots of light, too, and don't have great uniformity. We have also mostly reviewed low-end LG TVs so far this year, which is why most of them scored poorly.
We expect LG's OLED TV in particular to do quite well in our tests.
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Given the fact that you said the picture quality of the LG TVs is sub-par and only give the LG UF7700 a 7.3, why do you think the eight reviews on Amazon for the UF7600 are all five stars? Thank you.
The LG UF7700 isn't bad; we particularly like the wide viewing angle and smart features. The lower score is mostly because it isn't as good for other elements of the picture when compared to other TVs we've reviewed. The higher ratings on Amazon are likely because those buyers haven't purchased several TVs to compare, and so while they're happy with their TV, there might be something else out there with even better picture.
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Under the 70" recommendations at the bottom you say that the 70UF7700 has poor picture quality, but is good for wide viewing angles. I thought the 70" has a VA panel.
You're right. That was an error on our part, and we've corrected it. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Will you review the LG 65UF8500 soon? I am comparing to Samsung UN65JU7100.
Yes. The review should be done by tomorrow.
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I would really like to see a review of the 70 inch version of this set. I wonder if the DSE would also be improved due to the VA panel?
Unfortunately, we're only reviewing one size per model this year, so we won't be taking an in-depth look at the 70" UF7700. VA does tend to have less DSE, but there are still some VA panels that are bad for DSE, so there's no guarantee that it would be better.
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What is the panel bit depth (6, 8, 10, or 12) and can you tell us if the set can get HDMI 2.0a HDR firmware?
We don't currently test for bit depth, and the UF7700 is not HDR-capable.
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I am interested in the 79" version of this model. Does it also suffer from the issues mentioned in the review? The 79" panel is the same as 60" and 65".
In general, can your review for a smaller screen size be applied to a bigger screen size? This model is almost $3,000 cheaper than the UN85JU7100. Is it worth the difference?
Yes, if it is IPS (and it does appear to be), then the same issues will apply. If anything, the uniformity will be worse, as that is typical of larger TVs. Apart from this difference in uniformity, our reviews of smaller models generally apply quite well to larger sizes.
Based on that, we don't consider the 79" UF7700 worth buying. The Vizio M80-C3 will be a better buy, and will be much less expensive than the JU7100.
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Would you expect the LG 65UF8500 model to have the same black/gray uniformity issues as the UF7700 model? Or are there additional features in the 65UF8500 model that may help with this black/gray uniformity issue?
We've noticed these same issues across the majority of LG's TVs this year, and there aren't really any features that can make up for a bad panel. It's likely that it would have similar issues, but until we test and see what the panel is like for ourselves, we can't say for sure.
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I am experiencing the black level issue and I'm not sure I can tolerate it. I have seen a few comments elsewhere that suggest backing out the screws on the bezel will alleviate the spotlighting a little bit. Any suggestions regarding this and/or other ways to improve the black uniformity? Thanks!
What works better is rubbing a soft cloth on the problematic areas of the screen. It fixes major problems about half the time. Keep in mind, though, that doing this wrong can make the problem a bit worse, and it rarely works for LG TVs.
If you're willing to chance it, go for it. Otherwise, an exchange for a new unit would be a safer way to try and get better uniformity. We don't expect you'll get great uniformity with this model no matter what you do, though.
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Will the 70UF7700 have different picture quality than the 60" you reviewed?
Yes. It will have better contrast and a worse viewing angle.
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Any idea when you will be reviewing the LG UF9500? I believe that set has the nano dot tech and I am really interested in seeing how the contrast ratio and uniformity are. Thank you as always.
We'll likely only get to that set in two months, at the earliest.
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I can get this in the 65" size right now for $1,199 vs a 65" M-series at $1,499. Would you say this is a better TV for me? Cable, Netflix, and occasional sports viewing. Thanks!
The M-series will be a better buy. It has better contrast, so its overall picture is a good step up from the LG. It's worth the extra money.
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Can I put this TV on the wall ?
Yes. You'll just need to purchase a Vesa wall mount.
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For the LG TVs with the two feet configuration, can you measure the width of the TV stand from left leg edge to the right leg edge? This will allow an owner to determine the minimum width table/furniture needed to accommodate the TV. I could not find any measurement information online for the LG TVs with two feet configuration. Thanks!
The stand for our 60" UF7700 is 46" wide. Unfortunately, we don't have access to other sizes at the moment, so we can't speak to their widths.
The widths of the stands of our other LG TVs are already noted in the reviews.
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So tell me since this TV, I have, isn't HDR10 or Dolby vision ready correct?, would it be able to be able to play UHD Blu-rays, 4k, DVDs through the new Xbox one S? Help please.
Yes, you should be able to play all those via the new Xbox One S, you just won't be able to have any advantages of the HDR option of the new console, since the TV does not support it.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.