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LG 55UC970

LG 55UC970

55" 100Hz Sep 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

LG Has Good TV Reviews

On average LG 4K and 8K TVs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all TVs built by LG.

3D Compatible

The 55UC970 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UC970.

We compared this TV to all the other 3D compatible TVs and we think the Samsung UE55HU7500[plb_2233904_price], and the LG 65UB950[plb_2256370_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-58DX902[plb_3404285_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55UC970 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UC970.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55HU7500[pl_2233904_price], or the UE65HU7200[pl_2433629_price] both from Samsung.

There are a number of other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-58DX902[plb_3404285_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 55UC970 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 55UC970.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available including the UE55HU7500[pl_2233904_price], or the UE65HU7200[pl_2433629_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-58DX902[plb_3404285_price].

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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 55UC970 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it support a 1080p video mode.

This television's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55UC970.

The worst supported video mode across similar types of television is 480p.

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Four Loudspeakers

The 55UC970 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Two RF Ports

The LG 55UC970 is a two RF port television. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UC970 have between one and two RF ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the LG 55UC970 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55UC970 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The 55UC970 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 100 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. The average refresh rate of comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55UC970 is 780Hz, and the refresh rates range from 60Hz to 3,000Hz.

If you would prefer a television with a faster refresh rate then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-58DX902[plb_3404285_price] (3,000Hz).

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the LG 55UC970 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55UC970. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 55UC970 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 55UC970 also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the UE65HU7200[pl_2433629_price], or the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The 55UC970 is a two USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thick

The thicknesses of similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UC970 range from 10mm to 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm. With a thickness of 72.1 millimeters, the 55UC970 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

If you would consider a television with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55HU7500[plb_2233904_price] (35.2mm and higher rated); or the Panasonic TX-50AX802[plb_2285104_price] (42mm and cheaper).

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UC970

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as 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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Average Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A. The 55UC970 is typical compared to the other 116 similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55UC970 is £179.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
App
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio Decoder
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Network Browsing
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder
Local Dimming
Voice Control
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
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £176.26
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £178.09
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 55UC970uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.88T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.88 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55uc970, lg 55uc970v, lg f3y021bf2, lg f3y021bf2m, certified 55uc970, certified 55uc970v
Barcodes 08806084849885, 08806084849892, 08806084849915

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