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LG 49UH5B

48.5" Direct-Lit LED 1000:1 Aug 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Price Has Recently Dropped by £158.82

In the last 60 days the 49UH5B has dropped in price by £158.82.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 49UH5B has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this television and we think the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], and the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55S8005[plb_2986580_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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2160p Video Mode

This television supports a 720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Two RS-232 Ports

The LG 49UH5B has more RS-232 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 49UH5B. This television is a two RS-232 port TV compared to most of the TVs of this age and type which only have one RS-232 port.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The LG 49UH5B supports an 802.11n WiFi standard which is newer than the 802.11a WiFi standard supported by most televisions of a comparable type and age to it.

This TV's WiFi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best supported WiFi standard amongst all TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 49UH5B.

The worst supported WiFi standard amongst similar types of TV is 802.11a.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The LG 49UH5B has a fairly bright display brightness (500 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 49UH5B the display brightnesses range from 170 cd/m² to 700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 370 cd/m².

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the LG 49UH5B is more than most TVs of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this television. The sound modes Game, Movie, News, Sports and Standard are also found on this LG TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The LG 49UH5B has a greater number of smart modes than most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 49UH5B. The smart modes "Cinema", "Dynamic", "Energy saving", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

Across all the TVs of a similar type and age to the 49UH5B the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm. With a thickness of only 38.1 millimeters, the LG 49UH5B has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

Alternative televisions with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-43CXW754[plb_2932699_price] (46mm and cheaper), or the LG 60UF695[plb_2828902_price] (39.1mm and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG 49UH5B does not support smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 49UH5B do support smart TV features.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55S8005[plb_2986580_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 49UH5B is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the UE55JS8500[pl_2828885_price], or the UE55JS8000[pl_3021523_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55S8005[plb_2986580_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small User Memory Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the LG 49UH5B has a quite small user memory capacity compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. The average user memory capacity of comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 49UH5B is 36GB, and the user memory capacities range from 4GB to 1TB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 49UH5B does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49UH5B also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price] or the Samsung UE55JU6510[plb_2827581_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49UH5B, the LG 49UH5B does not feature OLED technology.

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Very High Power Consumption When Switched Off

With a power consumption when switched off of 0.5 Watts, the LG 49UH5B's power consumption when switched off is one of the highest amongst 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 49UH5B. The power consumptions when switched off of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 49UH5B range from 0.01W to 0.5W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 49UH5B

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than a year 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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OK Running Costs

This LG television has an efficiency rating of G. The 49UH5B has an average running cost of £164 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this type and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this LG TV was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
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Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Smart TV
Internet Browser
User Memory Capacity
Screen Mirroring
Audio
Audio System
Equaliser
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Port
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
DVI-D Port
Audio Out Port
Display Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Auto Power Off
Panel Lock
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Parental Controls
Child Lock
24p Playback
Clock Function
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
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Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Other Features
Power Management

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £160.24
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £163.28
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 49UH5Buses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.81T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg uh5, lg uh5b, lg 49uh5, lg yas105, lg 49uh5b, lg p235377, code 49uh5, lg yas105b, lg 49uh5bb, lg display4, lg p235377p, code 49uh5b, lg 49uh5bba, lg 49uh5bbae, lg display4k, lg 49uh5bbaek
Barcodes 00719192198456, 08806087397840, 08806087397864, 08806087518849

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