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Owner Reviews Are Good
On average, 49UH661 owners rated this TV 82%.
Running Costs Are Very Low
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The average running cost of the 49UH661 is only £94 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 388 recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
Three customers wrote that this TV was good value for money. A. Waterson wrote in their review on Amazon “Amazing for the price”. A. Waterson also said “This is a fantastic unit for the price (I got the 49" for under £600) I've just replaced an older Full HD TV (50" Panasonic)”.
One LG 49UH661 owner who reviewed the LG 49UH661 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. A. Waterson mentioned on Amazon in December “Is light it physically feels flimsy and cheaply made”.
The 49UH661 is a popular choice of television.
Easy to Use
One person who bought it considered that it was easy to use. This month A. Waterson said in their review of the LG 49UH661 “More defined -Smart web OS is so easy to use and well integrated as a entertainment hub (previously accessing all aps via PS4) Con's -Whilst it looks nice”.
One customer who bought this TV thought it was easy to setup. George Hatton mentioned “Arrived on time, simple to set up (even for me), picture”. One LG 49UH661 owner thought it had a good interface. Ranjit said this month “Good - Excellent interface” however they gave this TV a score of 2 stars.
LG 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings on average and across all TVs LG is one of the better rated brands.
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A number of customers thought it was good looking. This year Mr. John I. Chaplin mentioned in his review of this TV “A beautiful piece of equipment which is lightening fast to respond”. Ranjit said in their LG 49UH661 review on Amazon “Has NOW TV app which is exclusive to LG TVs - Stylish Design Bad - This most annoying thing about this TV is the lip sync issue”.
Good High Def TV
Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A. Waterson wrote on Amazon “Pro's -The up scaling on HD content is great” and rated this TV as excellent.
Good Sound Quality
A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it had good sound quality.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One LG 49UH661 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Mr. John I. Chaplin mentioned this month “Natural with superb 3D better than Sony by far”.
£112.18 Price Drop
In the last 31 days the price of the 49UH661 has dropped by £112.18.
Supports Smart TV Features
The LG 49UH661 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 49UH661.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the 49UH650[pl_3350276_price], and the 49UH620[pl_3406077_price] both from LG or the Philips 49PUS6401[plb_3331997_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The LG 49UH661 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the 49UH650[pl_3350276_price], or the 49UH620[pl_3406077_price] both from LG or the Philips 49PUS6401[plb_3331997_price] which is cheaper.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on new 4K and 8K TVs.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Two RF Ports
The 49UH661 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 49UH661 have between one and two RF ports.
Has Five Sound Modes
The 49UH661 has a greater number of sound modes than most televisions that came out around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs that were released in the last 12 months. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.
The LG 49UH661 is one of the lighter similar spec TVs that have been on the market for the last year (only 12 kilograms) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The weights of televisions that are a similar age to the 49UH661 range from 7.5kg to 59kg, and the average weight is 20kg.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 49UH661 have annual energy consumptions of between 59kWh and 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 83 kilowatt hours, the 49UH661 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
8 Reasons Against
Inferior Picture Quality
Several people said in their reviews that the LG 49UH661 did not have good picture quality. Ranjit scored this TV 40 out of 100 and mentioned “Once you see it, you can't unsee it! - The picture quality is nothing to write home about” in their review of the LG 49UH661.
One person considered that it did not have good colour saturation. A few weeks ago Ranjit gave the product a score of 2 stars and wrote on Amazon “The contrast of colours is pretty bad compared to its competitors”.
Poor Product Quality
One LG 49UH661 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good quality. Ranjit wrote in their LG 49UH661 review on Amazon “I would not reccommend this TV at all due to a poor picture quality and audio issues”.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One LG 49UH661 reviewer who reviewed this TV thought it was not good physically.
Not 3D Compatible
Most new 4K and 8K TVs are not 3D compatible. The 49UH661 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 49UH661 do not have a built-in camera. The 49UH661 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard
This TV supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on televisions that have been around for a similar time to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 49UH661 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs also do not feature OLED technology.
The LG 49UH661 has a quite thick thickness (77.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other new similar spec televisions. The thinnest thickness of recently released 4K and 8K TVs is 30mm and the thickest is 99mm.
We compared this television to all the other 77.2mm thick TVs and we think a cheaper television such as the LG 49UH650[plb_3350276_price] or you might consider a higher rated television such as the LG 43UH661[plb_3359412_price] are also worth considering.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when LG released the 49UH661.
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This TV is very easy to set up, it takes you through the procedure. It connected to the TiVo box and the Internet without any problem at all. The picture & sound quality are good. It's a great TV... Read more…
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