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LG 55UB950V

Techradar Great Value 01net.com 4 Star
55" Flat Feb 2014
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LG 55UB950 LED TV Review
LG 55UB950V webOS - Review (Consumentenbond)

11 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewer at Techradar thought that this 4K and 8K TV was good value for money and gave it their "Value for Money" award.

01net.com gave this LG television a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Sixteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint have rated this TV on average 73 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Techradar highlighted in their review that this 4K and 8K TV was good value for money.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 6,328 owner and expert reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

Good High Def TV

Some customers who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Avforums.com mentioned “Last year LG were definitely guilty of a degree of overreach when it came to their Ultra HD 4K TVs”. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned “Now we're on the cusp of ultra high definition TVs which offer blisteringly sharp images”.

Good Size

One LG 55UB950 owner said in their reviews that it was thin. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned “The bezels are thin” in their review of the LG 55UB950.

Good Stand

One LG 55UB950 owner who purchased the product thought it had a good stand. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their LG 55UB950 review “That simple arching stand stays on the good side of flashy” .

Easy to Use

One LG 55UB950 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good experience. Two years ago Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of the LG 55UB950 “And if you're after a bold, attractive picture and a great user experience, this is well worth checking out”.

3D Compatible

The 55UB950 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this age and type.

Alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the TX-58AX802[pl_2285175_price], or the TX-55AX630[pl_2507781_price] both from Panasonic or the Philips 55PUS7809[plb_2219819_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55UB950 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic TX-58AX802[plb_2285175_price], the Samsung UE60JU6000[plb_3404278_price], or the Philips 55PUS7809[plb_2219819_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55UB950, the 55UB950 has a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-58AX802[plb_2285175_price], the Samsung UE60JU6000[plb_3404278_price], or the Philips 55PUS7809[plb_2219819_price] which has better reviews.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 55UB950 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other televisions which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-58AX802[plb_2285175_price].

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the LG 55UB950 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price], or the UE55HU6900[pl_2276974_price] both from Samsung.

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Only Three HDMI Ports

The 55UB950 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UB950 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most TVs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the LG 55UB950 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UB950

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age 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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Running Costs Are OK

This LG TV is rated A for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55UB950 is £172, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of a comparable age and type.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV was released over two years ago.

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Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
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2 Awards

Techradar Great Value 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

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2 November 2014

The LG UB950V has plenty to offer as a 55-inch ultra-high definition TV. The price has fallen from over £2000 at launch to the more appealing £1599 from many retailers - and you can take a...

15 September 2014

A decade ago, CRT TVs were still what your couches were pointed towards and now we're on the cusp of ultra high definition TVs which offer blisteringly sharp images. Jon's popped over to Aardman... Read more…

8 September 2014

The LG 55UB950V could have reigned supreme if not for its Nano Full LED backlighting system. The latter didn't impress us like the LG LEX8's did in its day. There are too few LEDs and the blacks...

6 August 2014

The LG 55UB950V isn't without its flaws, but we like it. The picture isn't class-leading, but its WebOS interface is.And if you're after a bold, attractive picture and a great user experience,...

1 August 2014

Open Gallery The LG 55UB950V isn't perfect, but there's plenty here to recommend. WebOS is an absolute revelation, and if we had our way, every TV would work like this. It's just a shame the...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 December 2014 by David | 6 Comments

A rip off and no guarantee buyer beware.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £169.85
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Energy Rating
0.85T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55UB950V, lg 55ub950, lg p219991, lg 55ub950v, lg p219991p, lgtv 55ub950, lgtv 55ub950v, lg ultra 55ub950, lg ultra 55ub950v, certified 55ub950, certified 55ub950v, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3d, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dh, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dho, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhom, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhome, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomec, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomeci, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomecin, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomecine, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomecinem, lg ultra 55ub950v55hdtv3dhomecinema
Barcodes 05054063358924, 08806084753984, 08806084754011, 08806084754042, 08806084754066, 08806084754097

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