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LG 40UB800

40" 100Hz Edge-LED Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This 4K and 8K TV has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr and Les Numeriques.com.

Good User Reviews

This TV has an average user rating of 86% based on 45 user reviews.

Good High Def TV

Eleven people mentioned in their reviews that the LG 40UB800 was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year David Nicolas mentioned on Amazon “Need bigger screen to appreciate Ultra HD IMHO” in his LG 40UB800 review but he gave it a rating of 3 stars. E. Glynn said on Amazon “I had a 32" Samsung full HDTV before and had no problems with it” in their review. Jason Bagge wrote in his review “The picture quality on HD satellite is very good” .

Reasonably Priced

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. David Nicolas mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Whilst it is a very good set for the price the default settings make the picture rather gaudy”. E. Glynn gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their LG 40UB800 review on Amazon “Most of all though, everything considered for the great price this is the best TV I've ever bought in years”. Mr Akhtar Zaman wrote in his review “What a great TV for the price” .

Four LG 40UB800 owners who purchased it said that it was a bargain for the price. Klaus Zimmermann said in their review of the LG 40UB800 “What a bargain buy this was, very happy customer”. Last year Mr S K Marsh mentioned “Bargain price”. Nick Renkel wrote on Amazon “4k, plus it seems insanely cheap for a real 4k?” in his LG 40UB800 review however he only rated it 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven people reckoned that this TV was good quality. D. W. Howell said last year “Excellent quality, excellent value”. In October last year Fefee wrote “Excellent picture really good price the sound quality is good too thought we might need a sound bar” in their review of this TV. Also in October last year Jim said on Amazon “Excellent picture quality and really pleased with everything about it” and scored it 4 stars.

Good Sound Quality

A few customers agreed that this TV had good sound quality. Pip85 gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their LG 40UB800 review in October last year “Sound quality is good especially if you get sound”. Rizzo wrote “To be honest, there aren't many Flat screens with decent sound nowadays”.

Easy to Use

A number of LG 40UB800 reviewers who reviewed this TV considered that it was easy to use the menus. Facundo mentioned in their review on Amazon “The material and its amazing menu made my days”. One customer who bought this TV considered that it was easy to use. E. Glynn mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “However I wanted a bigger and better screen to use with my Xbox One”.

One LG 40UB800 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to assemble. D. W. Howell rated this TV 5 stars and said “Very easy to assemble and use”.

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Low Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The 40UB800 is one of the more economic to run TVs of a similar age and type that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 40UB800 will cost only £98 over 5 years to run.

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Good Picture Quality

A few customers reckoned that the product had good picture quality. Pip85 rated it 5 stars and said “Superb picture quality, I actually never bought the TV from Amazon so I already had the correct plug” in their review. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the LG 40UB800 on expert review site Digital Versus “The LG 40UB800V offers good picture quality and deep blacks” nonetheless they rated it 3 stars.

Nice Design

Several LG 40UB800 owners considered that the product was good looking. Last year E. Glynn said in their LG 40UB800 review on Amazon “It looks beautiful, not just the 4k screen” and rated the LG 40UB800 as very good. In October last year Rizzo mentioned in their review “A replacement "UK 3 Pin Mains Clover Leaf" cable sorted that out pretty easily”.

One LG 40UB800 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was smooth. David Mackenzie gave this TV a score of 5 stars and he said in his review “Smooth as silk and cracking for 4k gaming - GTA V on ultra settings on 4k is beautiful on this screen!”.

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Good Smart TV

A number of LG 40UB800 reviewers said in their reviews that the LG 40UB800 was good for watching on demand TV. David Nicolas mentioned in his review of the LG 40UB800 “Have watched Ultra HD on Netflix and quite honestly on this size screen you can't really see any improvement on my 1080p HD 40 inch Samsung I had”. Rizzo said in their review of the LG 40UB800 on Amazon “It still works well with Netflix, iplayer, Amazon Instant Video”.

One LG 40UB800 owner who reviewed the LG 40UB800 thought it was good for watching YouTube on. Mr S K Marsh mentioned in his review on Amazon “I am however struggling to find native 4K streams on the Internet as the inbuilt YouTube app whilst good quality doesn't seem to”.

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Good Remote Control

Several LG 40UB800 owners who bought it considered that it had a good remote control. Lee Perks wrote “Smart tv, comes with magic remote” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 6,328 expert and owner reviews, LG has good reviews for its televisions. LG also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Standard Def TV

One person concluded that the LG 40UB800 was good at displaying standard definition TV. Mr Akhtar Zaman mentioned in his LG 40UB800 review “SD picture is average” .

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 40UB800 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 40UB800 supports smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 40UB800 also support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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2160p Video Mode

The LG 40UB800 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.

A 2160p video mode is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 40UB800.

The worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of television is 480p.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 40UB800 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this type and age. Most of the televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 40UB800 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this LG TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The LG 40UB800 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Four Sound Modes

The 40UB800 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 40UB800. The sound modes "Custom", "Movie" and "Standard" are also found on this LG TV.

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Supports Five Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 40UB800 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this type and age. The audio formats "AAC HE", "AC3", "EAC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 88 kilowatt hours, the LG 40UB800 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 40UB800. TVs of a similar age and type to the 40UB800 have annual energy consumptions of between 66kWh and 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 10.4 kilograms, the 40UB800 is one of the lighter similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the 40UB800 the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The 40UB800 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips 55PUS8809[plb_2283194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 40UB800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 40UB800 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the 65PUS9109[pl_2452813_price], or the 65PUS9809[pl_2436937_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 40UB800 range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average refresh rate is 780Hz. With a refresh rate of only 100 hertz, the 40UB800 has one of the slower refresh rates amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

We compared this TV to all the other 100Hz refresh rate TVs and we think the Philips 55PUS7909[plb_2448190_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Sharp LC-70UD20[plb_2502197_price] (800Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 40UB800 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of this age and spec. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The LG 40UB800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price].

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Only One RF Port

The LG 40UB800 is a one RF port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 40UB800 have between one and two RF ports.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the LG 40UB800 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. Across all the televisions of this age and type the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W.

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Only Two Loudspeakers

The LG 40UB800 is a two loudspeaker television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 40UB800

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This LG TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

The LG 40UB800 has a fairly typical thickness (48 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-65AX802[plb_2285224_price] (45mm), or the Philips 50PUS6809[plb_2227290_price] (47mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Stored Teletext Page
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Expert Reviews

(8)
20 January 2015

LG's 40UB800T is the 4K TV for a small space, especially considering its sub AUD$1000 price tag, but there's not much point if you're watching from more than a few metres back; a 40-inch is just...

12 January 2015

LG introduced the first UHD television in the Australian market, an 84-inch set that carried a $17,999 price-tag. Two years on and the price of UHD has nose-dived, with the 40-inch LG 40UB800T... Read more…

20 December 2014

Fancy a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) for less than $1000? That's exactly what you'll get with LG's 40-inch 40UB800T smart TV.Priced at $949, the TV gives you plenty of bang for your buck. Yes it... Read more…

17 November 2014

The LG 40UB800V offers good picture quality and deep blacks, a rare thing on LG's LCD televisions. However, just like most entry-level UHD models, it really lacks responsiveness; any fast...

17 November 2014

Le petit prix (il se trouve à moins de 600 euros environ) de ce téléviseur UHD LG de 40 pouces promet-il une grande qualité ? Voyons cela de plus près...

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User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Stephen Buckley
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant well pleased . And couldn't believe the first class delivery service . Will buy again on here as this was my first time .

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by David Mackenzie
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely amazing piece of kit for the money. Don't listen to the experts all the time - judge for yourself. I bought this as a 4k monitor coupled with 2 x 980gtx graphics cards as I do... Read more…

Reviewed 15 June 2015 by Facundo
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic TV. I'm enjoying this purchased a lot. The quality of the image, the material and its amazing menu made my days. The information given was completely real. Thank you so much!

At the time of writing, this TV can be had for about

Reviewed 17 May 2015 by Steven
(Verified Purchase)

Ok decent tv.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.14
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cello 40ub800, cello 40ub800v, cello 40ub800vt, cello 40ub800vtv, certified 40ub800, certified 40ub800v, lg electronics 40ub800, lg electronics 40ub800v
Barcodes 08806084892751, 08806084893765, 08806084893826, 08806084893840, 08806084893871, 08806087103977

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