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LG 55UB820
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LG 55UB820

55" Flat Aug 2014
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site tweakers.net scored this TV 100 out of 100. This means that experts think this 4K and 8K TV is one of the very best 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average LG 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by LG.

Supports Smart TV Features

The 55UB820 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 55UB820 also support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE48HU7500[pl_2284995_price] both from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 55UB820 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE48HU7500[pl_2284995_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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2160p Video Mode

The 55UB820 supports a better video mode than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports a 2160p video mode, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 1080p video mode.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all TVs of a similar age and type to the 55UB820.

The worst supported video mode amongst similar types of TV is 480p.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 55UB820 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55UB820 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the LG 55UB820 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most commonly featured app featured on televisions of this age and type.

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Has Six Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the 55UB820 is more than most televisions that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55UB820. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this LG TV.

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Supports Three Video Formats

The 55UB820 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Thin

At only 37.8 millimeters, the LG 55UB820 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago. The thicknesses of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UB820 range from 10mm to 94mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The 55UB820 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UB820 which are 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE48HU7500[pl_2284995_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55UB820 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UB820 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UN65HU9000[pl_2390351_price] both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the LG 55UB820 is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55UB820 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also feature OLED technology including the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Has Five Smart Modes

The LG 55UB820 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55UB820. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UB820

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around 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.

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OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 55UB820 will cost £175 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 116 TVs of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Specification

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

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 June 2015

Goedenavond,Ik heb een lange overwogen wat voor t.v. ik zou willen hebben.Met ruim 4 meter afstand zit ik ver van de t.v. dus 55" was een minimum.Ik heb ook een beamer overwogen, maar wegens... Read more…

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Ontbreken van de 3d functionaliteit

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Mr Joshua Insley
(Verified Purchase)

Very thin and light. Cannot tell the difference in the picture quality over a standard tv? Tried many different recommend settings but doesn't look any better?
Nice tv though for the money.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £173.06
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £174.89
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Energy Rating
0.87T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55ub820, 55ub820v, lg 55ub820, lg 55ub820v, certified 55ub820, certified 55ub820v
Barcodes 08806084894120, 08806084894151, 08806084894168, 08806084894175, 08806084894182

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