Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Back
    3. Borders
    4. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. HDR Peak Brightness
    5. Gray Uniformity
    6. Viewing Angle
    7. Black Uniformity
    8. Gradient
    9. Pre Calibration
    10. Post Calibration
    11. 480p Input
    12. 720p Input
    13. 1080p Input
    14. 4k Input
    15. Color Gamut
    16. Color Volume
    17. Image Retention
    18. Reflections
    19. 3D
    20. 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. Apps
    2. Ads
    3. TV Controls
    4. Remote
    5. In The Box
    6. Misc
  8. Sizes and Variants
  9. Compared
  10. Conclusion
  11. Q&A
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2016 , Eric Bousquet

LG UH6550
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings
7.2Mixed 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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6.7Movies
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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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7.4TV 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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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.
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7.6Video 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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7.2HDR 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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6.9HDR 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.
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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Type : LED
Resolution : "4k"
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

The LG UH6550 is a "4k" TV with slightly above average picture quality. It has a less accurate RGBW pixel structure which means that although it technically has the correct number of pixels, it can't provide the same level of detail as other more traditional 4k TVs. The contrast ratio is low, and it has poor motion handling but the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle.

Test Results
Design 7.5
Picture Quality 7.1
Motion 6.5
Inputs 8.1
Sound Quality 6.6
Smart Features 8.5
Pros
  • Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle
  • Smart platform works well
Cons
  • Poor motion handling
  • Bad dark scene performance
  • Screen has poor uniformity

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7.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6550 Design Picture
Curved : No

The design of the UH6550 is simple, but it looks quite good. The stand is a bit more sleek than most other mid-range TVs and when viewed from the side the TV is quite thin which is good. It is similar to most other similarly priced LG TVs.

Stand
LG UH6550 Stand Picture

The stand is almost as wide as the TV, so you'll need a large table. It is slightly different to the other LG TVs, with a flatter profile.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 8.5" x 42.6"

Back
LG UH6550 Back Picture
Wall Mount : Vesa 300x300

The back of the TV is simple. There is a reflective plastic back, which looks quite good with some subtle texture. Some of the inputs face directly out of the back so may be difficult to access if wall mounted.

Borders
LG UH6550 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.59" (1.5 cm)

The borders are an average thickness. There is a small gap between the border and where the pixels start. The metallic finish looks quite good.

Thickness
LG UH6550 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 2.24" (5.7 cm)

The TV is quite thin when viewed from the side. The thickest part is near the base, but the TV won't stick out too much if wall mounted.

7.1

Picture Quality

The LG UH6550 has an average picture quality. When set in a dark room, blacks are not really deep and tend to look more gray than really black due to the low native contrast ratio and even if the black uniformity is good, some blooming will still be noticed when watching a movie with black letter boxes. Performance will be better in a well lit room, where the low contrast ratio will be less of a problem and because the TV is able to fight glare reasonably. Viewing angle is good and will fit the needs of people with a wide seating area. The HDR performance is limited by the an average peak brightness, poor local dimming and the average color gamut coverage, even if the TV has an excellent color gradient. Don't expect much improvement over SDR content. The upscaling is on par with other LG TVs, which is good especially for cable TV. For sports the dirty screen effect will be noticeable because of the average gray uniformity.

6.1 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:
LG UH6550 Checkerboard Picture
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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1048 : 1

The native contrast ratio is below average for this LG TV. This low contrast ratio is mostly due to the IPS panel used in this TV and results in blacks that look more grayish when seen in a dark environment. This is less of an issue in a bright room.

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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Edge

The UH6550 has a local dimming feature, but like on most of other edge lit TVs, it is not really effective. The number of dimming zones is relatively low and they span large vertical zones. When set on 'High', the zones can easily be seen turning on and off following the white dot of the local dimming video. The local dimming also darkens the smaller dots too much. For this reason we don't recommend using this feature while set to 'High'. If you really want to use the local dimming, set it to 'Low' to diminish this darkening effect.

6.6 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 Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in SDR.
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227 cd/m2
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
:
85 cd/m2
SDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% 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 objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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148 cd/m2
SDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% 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; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
202 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
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202 cd/m2
SDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% 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
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202 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) 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, persistent throughout a scene; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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85 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% 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 objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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148 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% 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; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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202 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) 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
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202 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% 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
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202 cd/m2

When measured in SDR with local dimming on, the peak brightness is bad. The total brightness of the TV is almost half of what it can reach while in HDR mode and since most of the content that is available is not in HDR, this leaves you with TV that can't get very bright.

7.4 HDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more realistic movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over HDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in HDR.
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342 cd/m2
HDR 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 HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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160 cd/m2
HDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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315 cd/m2
HDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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415 cd/m2
HDR 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 HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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391 cd/m2
HDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
354 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) 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 HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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160 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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315 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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415 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) 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 HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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391 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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354 cd/m2

The peak brightness is below average. With a HDR signal and with local dimming turned on, the peak brightness of the smaller 2% size windows is almost cut to half of what the average brightness of the TV is. If local dimming is turned off while sending an HDR signal, a general brightness of 355cd/m² was recorded for all size windows.

6.4 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 UH6550 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%
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4.265 %
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%
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0.224 %

The gray uniformity is below average. Some large zones are warmer than the rest of the screen and each border is also darker than the rest of the screen. Dirty screen effect is visible while watching content like sport or any other videos with large panning shots over an uniform surface.

6.8 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.
Score components:
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
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°
:
28 °
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°
:
42 °
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°
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75 °

The viewing angle is good, the color and contrast is maintained much more than any VA TVs and a bit more than other IPS TVs. This TV would be especially good for people with a wide seating area.

7.9 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 UH6550 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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1.594 %

The black uniformity is good for the LG UH6550. Some clouding can be seen on our test picture, but not when normal content is displayed on screen. Note that local dimming is turned off for this specific test.

9.5 Gradient
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What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6550 Gradient Picture
Color Depth
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What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like UHD Blu-ray players. Won't matter for cable TV, regular Blu-ray movies, video game consoles or content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
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10 Bit

The color gradation of the LG UH6550 is very good. No 8 bit gradations can be seen and also no color banding or shade problems can be noticed. All the darker color gradations are smooth, even the dark grey which is usually more prone to problems in the very darker areas.

6.5 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 UH6550 Pre Calibration Picture LG UH6550 Pre Gamma Curve Picture LG UH6550 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
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5.48
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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7.24
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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1.89

The screen is not very uniform, and so this result is very sensitive to where the spectrophotometer is placed. Prior to calibration the colors are quite inaccurate, especially the blue which follows a very unusual curve. The white balance is a bit too warm. For anyone that cares about the image accuracy a calibration is required.

8.6 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 UH6550 Post Calibration Picture LG UH6550 Post Gamma Curve Picture LG UH6550 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
:
0.13
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
4.96
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

Although we were able to fix the white balance issues at the location of the spectrophotometer, this isn't representative of the whole screen. Different areas are warmer or cooler than each other, so it wasn't really possible to calibrate it well. Adjusting the color space at all resulted in artifacts when watching normal content, so we left it untouched. As such, we couldn't fix the color issues. You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0 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 UH6550 480p Picture

The upscaling of low quality content such as DVDs is quite good. Some halo artifacts can be seen along straight edges but overall the result is quite good and the image isn't too soft.

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 UH6550 720p Picture

720p content such as cable looks good. The image remains quite sharp and details are preserved.

9.0 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 UH6550 1080p Picture

Higher quality 1080p content such as Blu-rays look good. The image is very clear.

8.0 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 UH6550 4k Picture

With native 4k content it is possible to see the effects of the less accurate RGBW pixel structure. Thin vertical lines aren't as clear, and some edges aren't as well defined as RGB TVs. This can be seen in our chroma subsampling test pattern below.

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7.3 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.
Score components:
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 UH6550 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%
:
78.61 %
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%
:
87.13 %
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%
:
59.10 %
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%
:
65.81 %

In the settings there are options for 'Wide' or 'Extended' color gamut. Although this does increase the saturation of the primary colors, it is not enough for us to consider it a wide color gamut TV. Changing the color gamut to 'Wide' provides the most colors, 'Normal' is suitable for SDR content and 'Extended' is somewhere in between.

5.4 Color Volume
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What it is: How many colors a TV can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
LG UH6550 P3 Color Volume Picture
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
60.110 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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31.935 %
LG UH6550 2020 Color Volume Picture
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
43.387 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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22.488 %

10 Image Retention
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What it is: How much a static image is retained on a TV screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When watching TV show, playing video games or when using your TV as a PC monitor.
LG UH6550 Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 2 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 4 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 6 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 8 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 10 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %

No image retention could be detected on the LG UH6550. This is a good result, when comparing to other LG IPS TVs, since they tend to be more prone to image retention. This is particularly good for people looking to use this TV as a PC monitor.

7.5 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 UH6550 Reflections Picture LG UH6550 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 UH6550 is slightly better than average at handling reflections. The semi gloss finish does 'smear' direct reflections across the screen, but it also works to reduce their intensity. For a room with a couple of indirect lights this won't be an issue.

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
2D to 3D
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What it is: Feature that converts 2D content to 3D.
When it matters: If you want to watch 2D content in 3D. Note that the quality is not as good as that of native 3D.
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No

The UH6550 doesn't support 3D.

Pixels
LG UH6550 Pixels Picture

The IPS RGBW pixel structure is the same as what we have seen in most other LG 6 Series TVs. It is slightly less accurate than a traditional RGB structure, and this is most obvious when displaying small vertical lines such as our chroma test here.

6.5

Motion

The motion handling of the UH6550 is slightly worse than average. Motion blur is visible following any fast moving objects, which may be an issue for sports or gaming. Movies are smooth when played from a 24p source such as a Blu-ray player. From other 60 fps sources some smaller judder is present, but most people don't notice it. The TV has a 60Hz panel which is able to interpolate lower frame rate content for those who enjoy the soap opera effect.

6.9 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
LG UH6550 Motion Blur Picture LG UH6550 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
:
23.2 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

The response time of the TV is quite high, resulting in slightly more motion blur than average. This results in a trail following moving objects, and isn't good for any fast paced content. You can see the flicker of the backlight due to the PWM dimming in the duplications following the logo.

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 UH6550 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

7.1 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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No

Movies played from a 24p source such as a Blu-ray player or the built in apps are smooth with 'Real Cinema' enabled. Some smaller judder is present when movies are played from 60Hz sources, but most people won't notice this so it isn't an issue.

5.0 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 UH6550 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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No

The UH6550 has a 60Hz panel which is able to interpolate 30 fps content for those who enjoy the soap opera effect (SOE). To do so, activate the 'TruMotion' setting and increase the 'De-judder' slider.

8.1

Inputs

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For SDR content, the input lag is quite low which is great. When a HDR signal is detected the TV switches to different picture settings, with high input lag which is an issue for PS4 Pro or Xbox One S gamers. The TV supports a wide range of resolutions and chroma subsampling, which is good for PC use. Unfortunately the RGBW pixel structure results in some lines appearing jagged at high resolutions.

8.1 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
:
19.0 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
:
153.9 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
:
155.3 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
:
19.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
26.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4.
When it matters: PC Monitor
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
26.9 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
:
53.4 ms
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 varies a lot depending on the source. For SDR users though, the results are quite good. As long as interpolation is disabled and game mode is activated the input lag is low and this shouldn't be an issue, even with chroma subsampling enabled for PC use. With HDR though, the input lag is high as there is no HDR game mode.

Update 12/08/2016: With the newest firmware update (04.30.70) there has been the addition of a HDR gaming mode. In this mode the HDR input lag is lower, and should be fine for HDR gaming. Note that although the TV accepts a 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + HDR signal, it can't accurately display the chroma subsampling in any HDR mode, even with the 'PC' icon selected.

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

The TV supports most of the demanding resolutions for PC monitor use, except a 120Hz input as it only has a 60Hz panel. To enable the bandwidth for 4k @ 60Hz it is necessary to activate the 'HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color' option for the HDMI port. This is available in the 'General' settings menu. In order to display chroma subsampling, change the input icon to 'PC'. Although it supports chroma subsampling, it is not as clear as most other TVs due to the less accurate pixel structure. This is penalized in the '4k Resolution' section of the review.

UH6550

UH9500

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 3
USB : 2
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 0
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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Yes
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 : No
HDCP 2.2 : Yes
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

6.6

Sound Quality

The overall sound quality is below average. The frequency response is decent, but gets worse at louder volumes. There is increasing distortion at higher volumes. Even a cheap sound bar is an improvement over the TV speakers.

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.

7.1 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
LG UH6550 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
:
3.80 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
:
4.15 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
:
6.07 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
:
89.3 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
:
80 Hz

Decent performance. Frequency response is good at lower volumes but as the volume approaches maximum volume, pumping and compression increases. Additionally, this TV does get decently load, and has a good low-end cutoff for a TV.

5.6 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
LG UH6550 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
:
0.022
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
:
0.102
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
:
0.126

Poor distortion. The overall amount of harmonic distortion is low at lower volumes, but as the volume increases the distortion increases with it. At maximum volume, aliasing could be heard at higher frequencies.

8.5

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6550 Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : WebOS 3.0

The UH6550 comes with the latest version of LG's WebOS, the same 3.0 version which is shipped with all of the 2016 LG TVs. It is a significant improvement over previous iterations and works very well. It is one of the most stable TV platforms and although it doesn't have the widest selection of apps, they all feel very stable. It does include the most popular media sources such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video. The interface is very intuitive and easy to use. The USB ports on the TV allow directly plugging in a hard drive to play photos or videos.

Apps
LG UH6550 Apps Picture

The 'LG Content Store' provides access to the most popular apps such as Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube and Spotify. It doesn't have as much variety as Android TV or the Roku platform but the quality is very good.

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:
LG UH6550 Ads Picture
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

Ads can bee seen in the Apps & Games page of the LG Content Store.

TV Controls
LG UH6550 Controls Picture

The controls are located under the logo at the bottom of the TV. They are easy to access if wall mounted and provide basic functionality such as changing the volume or input.

Remote
LG UH6550 Remote Picture
Remote : Basic

The basic remote included with the TV is the same as the one included with the rest of LG's 6 series, such as the UH6150. The model code is AKB74915305.

In The Box
LG UH6550 In The Box Picture

  • Manual
  • Batteries
  • Remote
  • Cable management strap
  • Cable management hooks

Misc
Power Consumption : 43 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 104 W
Firmware : 04.30.06

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 55" (55UH6550). For the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the 60" (60UH6550) and 65" (65UH6550).

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG UH6550 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.

Size Model
55" 55UH6550
60" 60UH6550
65" 65UH6550

Compared to other TVs

LG UH6550 Group Shot Picture
Top left: Samsung KS8000 (UN55KS8000). Bottom left: LG UH6150 (55UH6150). Middle: LG UH6550 (55UH6550). Top right: Vizio M Series 2016 (M70-D3). Bottom right: Sony X700D (XBR55X700D).  Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The LG UH6550 has average picture quality, with a low contrast ratio so is better suited to a bright room. Unfortunately for the price you don't get a lot of value so it is hard to recommend. Keep this in mind when viewing our recommendations below.

Samsung KS8000
49" 55" 60" 65"

The Samsung KS8000 is a bit more expensive, but has good reason to be one of our top recommendations. It provides excellent picture quality, especially in a dark room due to the high native contrast ratio. It is also better at handling motion and has lower input lag which is good for gamers. Unfortunately the picture degrades when viewed at an angle. If you can afford it, go with the Samsung KS8000.

Sony X700D
49" 55"

The Sony X700D is an excellent all-round TV. Movies in a dark room have slightly worse performance due to the lack of local dimming, but performs better for TV shows or sports in a bright room.  This is due to the high peak brightness and accurate picture when viewed at a wide angle. The motion is also excellent and the input lag low, so the Sony X700D is the way to go.

Vizio M Series 2016
50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 80"

The Vizio M Series 2016 is a little bit cheaper, but offers much better dark scene performance and picture quality when viewed from directly in front. It has local dimming to improve the quality in dark rooms, and supports lower input lag and better motion for gamers. The picture quality does degrade when viewed at an angle, but for those with narrow seating go with the Vizio M Series 2016.

LG UH6150
55" 60" 65"

The LG UH6150 is the step below in the LG lineup. Unfortunately the dark scene performance is very poor, due to the low contrast ratio and bad uniformity. It has better motion than the LG UH6550, but otherwise quite similar performance. For those on a budget it might be a good choice, but otherwise there are better choices.

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7.2Mixed 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:
Slightly above average for a range of usage. Movies in a dark room are slightly worse than average due to the low native contrast ratio. Motion handling is worse than most other TVs. The picture remains accurate when viewed at an angle.
6.7Movies
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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:
Slightly below average for movies in a dark room. Native contrast ratio is low, and local dimming doesn't work well so blacks appear gray. Movies from a Blu-ray player are smooth.
7.4TV 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.
Score components:
Good for watching TV in a bright room. Screen is bright enough to combat moderate glare, and the reflection handling is slightly better than average. The picture remains accurate when viewed at an angle and the smart platform works well for casual viewing.
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:
Good for watching sports. Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. Motion blur is worse than average, so some trails can be seen. The gray uniformity is also worse than average, and some dirty screen effect is visible.
7.6Video 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.
Score components:
Good for gamers. Picture quality is slightly above average, but unfortunately the motion blur is a bit worse than most other TVs. The input lag for SDR content is very low which is good and feels responsive.
7.2HDR 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:
Average for HDR movies in a dark room. Native contrast ratio is low so blacks appear gray, and local dimming doesn't work well. Supports HDR10 but can't produce bright highlights and the color gamut is not very wide.
6.9HDR 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.
Poor for HDR gaming. Picture quality is slightly above average but blacks appear gray. In HDR mode the input lag is very high and can't be reduced. Motion blur is worse than average, so a trail can be seen following moving objects. Can't get very bright highlights and color gamut isn't very wide.
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.
Score components:
Slightly above average as PC monitor. Picture quality is a bit better than average, and colors remains accurate when viewed at an angle. Unfortunately the RGBW pixel structure results in some lines appearing fuzzy (see supported resolutions section of review). Supports chroma subsampling.
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