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19 Reasons For
The 49UH661 is a popular choice of TV according to Amazon sales data.
Several LG 49UH661 reviewers who reviewed this TVs thought it was good value for money. In August this year A. Waterson mentioned in their review “Amazing for the price”. A. Waterson also wrote “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 person reckoned that this TVs was a bargain for the price. A. Waterson wrote on Amazon in August “Is light it physically feels flimsy and cheaply made” and gave the LG 49UH661 a rating of 99 out of 100.
Easy to Use
One LG 49UH661 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG 49UH661 had a good interface. Ranjit said on Amazon “Good - Excellent interface” in their LG 49UH661 review yet only gave it a rating of 2 stars. One person thought the product was easy to setup. A few weeks ago George Hatton wrote on Amazon “Arrived on time, simple to set up (even for me), picture” in his review of the LG 49UH661.
One LG 49UH661 reviewer who reviewed this TVs reckoned that it was easy to use. A few weeks ago A. Waterson mentioned 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”.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The highest display resolution of the 49UH661 is 4K Ultra HD. That's over four times the display resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
A 4K Ultra HD HD type is actually the best display resolution amongst all TVs that are a comparable age to the 49UH661.
The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of TV is HD Ready.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
We compared this television to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think the 43UH610 (£419.99), and the 49UH610 (£499.00) both from LG or the Philips 43PUS6101 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
LG TVs Have Good Reviews
LG mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions LG is one of the superior brands.
Three people who purchased the LG 49UH661 wrote that it was good looking. Mr. John I. Chaplin said on Amazon “A beautiful piece of equipment which is lightening fast to respond” in his review of the LG 49UH661. Ranjit wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “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” in their review of the LG 49UH661.
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Good High Def TV
Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A. Waterson mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “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)” in their review of the LG 49UH661 and scored it 5 stars. A. Waterson also said “Pro's -The up scaling on HD content is great”.
Good Sound Quality
Two LG 49UH661 owners who purchased it reckoned that it had good sound quality. George Hatton said in his review of the LG 49UH661 on Amazon “Arrived on time, simple to set up (even for me), picture and sound excellent”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One person reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. In August Mr. John I. Chaplin wrote in his LG 49UH661 review “Natural with superb 3D better than Sony by far”.
Just Released Six Months Ago
As one of the newer televisions, this LG television is likely to have more advanced features.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 49UH661, the 49UH661 is Smart TV.
We compared all the other Smart TVs to this television and we think the UE49K5589, and the UE40KU6079 (£593.61) both from Samsung or the Salora 48UHL9102 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Has a WiFi Connection
The 49UH661 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 49UH661 also have a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the UE49K5589, or the UE40KU6079 (£593.61) both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-43WD755 (£578.00).
LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is typical of many latest comparable spec TVs.
2160p Video Mode
The 49UH661 supports a better video mode than most comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. This television supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most latest mid-size TVs support a 1080p video mode.
This TV's video mode (2160p) is in fact the best supported video mode amongst all comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 49UH661.
A 480i video mode is the worst supported video mode across comparable types of TV.
Two RF Ports
The 49UH661 has more RF ports than most of the televisions that were launched around the same time as the 49UH661. Most of the TVs that are a similar age to the 49UH661 only have one RF port, however this LG television has two RF ports.
Has One Sound Mode
The number of sound modes found on the 49UH661 is more than most new mid-size TVs. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this LG TV. The sound modes Game|Movie|Music|Sports|Standard are also found on this TV.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of new mid-size TVs range from 5W to 60W. The 49UH661 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst TVs of this age.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The LG 49UH661 is a two USB 2.0 port television.
Three HDMI Ports
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 49UH661 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the 49UH661 which has three HDMI ports.
11 Reasons Against
User Reviews Are Poor
49UH661 owners on average rated this television 63%. If all the mid-size TVs that were released in the last year are ranked by average user review score then this TV is in the bottom 10%.
Inferior Picture Quality
Several people who reviewed the LG 49UH661 thought it did not have good picture quality. Ranjit wrote this month “Once you see it, you can't unsee it! - The picture quality is nothing to write home about” in their review of this TVs. Ranjit also mentioned “I would not reccommend this TV at all due to a poor picture quality and audio issues”.
One customer said in their reviews that this TVs did not have good colour saturation. Ranjit scored it 2 stars and said in their LG 49UH661 review “The contrast of colours is pretty bad compared to its competitors”.
Poor Product Quality
One LG 49UH661 reviewer who purchased it thought it was not good quality. This month Ranjit mentioned on Amazon “I would not reccommend this TV at all due to a poor picture quality and audio issues” in their review of this TVs and gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One person who reviewed the product considered that it was not good physically.
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Not 3D Compatible
The LG 49UH661 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other new comparable spec televisions are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The LG 49UH661 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for the last year also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The 49UH661 has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this TV. The screen format adjustments 4:3|16:9|Zoom are also found on this LG TV.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 49UH661 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched in the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other televisions which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the Philips 43PUH4900 (£459.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only IEEE 802.11ac WiFi Standard
This TV supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it.
Only Has One Smart Mode
The LG 49UH661 has a greater number of smart modes than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Sports|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
Across all the new mid-size TVs the weights range from 1kg to 36kg. At 12 kilograms, the LG 49UH661 is quite heavy compared to most of the other new similar spec televisions.
2 Other reasons to consider the LG 49UH661
Running Costs Are Average
This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 49UH661 has an average 5 year running cost of £94 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 332 TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
At 77.2 millimeters, the LG 49UH661 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 49UH661.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 77.2mm thick televisions currently available including cheaper televisions such as the LG 43UH661 (£479.00).
Amazing for the price
I'm sure there are better £1,000+ 4k TV's out there, but 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"... Read more…
I have had quite a few TVs, the latest being Sony which had 3D and sound issues and used android which was rubbish, slow and kept crashing, the set also constantly lost contact with the remote!... Read more…
I bought this TV through a different vendor. This being the 2016 model, I thought it will be an improvement over the previous 4k range. However, I was surprised.
- Excellent interface.
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