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55" 200Hz Mar 2015
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20 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this LG television. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this LG TV a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Chip.de have rated this TV on average 76 out of 100.

Excellent User Reviews

This LG television has a terrific average user rating based on 8 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

Four customers considered that the product had good picture quality.

One LG 55UF850 reviewer wrote that the LG 55UF850 had a good contrast ratio. Mr. J. T. Gee said on Amazon “Lets start with the contrast ratio, its flawed, indeed i mean sure its not an OLED so you shouldnt go in expecting deep blacks to begin with” in their review of this TV.

One LG 55UF850 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Claretcass scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Found to be very good so previously purchased bluray/3D items not wasted”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought it considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon this month “The picture quality is superb, crisp” in their review. Bigbear said on Amazon “Picture and sound quality is great” in their review of the LG 55UF850 and scored the product very highly. Claretcass mentioned “Picture quality on true Ultra HD excellent, upscaling very good on normal 720” in their LG 55UF850 review.

Easy to Use

A few LG 55UF850 reviewers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was easy to use. Claretcass scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “WeBOS 2.0 easy to use and once mastered allows total control over the order of menu's etc” in their LG 55UF850 review. Expert website Whathifi.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “The versatile remote control”.

One customer who purchased this TV concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. M. Armstrong mentioned in their review of the LG 55UF850 “The 3D is awesome and the picture quality is top notch! (After I had changed from the default settings) It takes around 40 mins for it to set up.” .

One LG 55UF850 owner who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was easy to setup. In October Claretcass wrote on Amazon “Very easy to set up, took a few minutes” in their LG 55UF850 review.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Some LG 55UF850 owners thought the LG 55UF850 had a good 3D picture quality. Claretcass gave it a very good review and mentioned in their review in October this year “Very pleased with this mid range ultra / 4K / 3D tv”.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 55UF850 reviewers who reviewed this TV agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar.com said on Techradar “The 65-inch UF850V screen reviewed here sits at the premium end of its many Ultra HD offerings” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Last year Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “The most comprehensive Smart TV system in a 4K TV makes the UF850V a superb, if expensive, Ultra HD TV” in their review of the LG 55UF850.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG is one of the better rated television manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and LG also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that it was good looking. Last year Mr. M. Armstrong wrote on Amazon “The Upscaler does a pretty damn good job on bringing a poor quality channel content to life.” in their LG 55UF850 review. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was smooth. Mr. M. Armstrong scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “On good quality content, you hardly see any, its nice and smooth”.

Good Sound Quality

Some customers thought the product had good sound quality. In October Mr. Andrew J. Edwards said in his LG 55UF850 review “The Harman/kardon sound is amazing”. Last year expert review site Whathifi.com said “It offers a strong picture performance and decent sound” in their review.

Good Remote Control

A number of customers said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. In October The Sheep Pimp mentioned “It was the right choice as picture is great and remote is great” in their review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who reviewed the LG 55UF850 considered that it was good value for money. Claretcass said a few weeks ago “Decided not to wait for the Ultra HD OLED to come down in price, bought this as a "stopgap" until OLED more affordable” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Mr. Andrew J. Edwards wrote on Amazon this month “Amazing value” in his LG 55UF850 review.

One LG 55UF850 reviewer mentioned that the LG 55UF850 was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The look hasn't really changed a great deal from the 2014 version” in their LG 55UF850 review but even so they rated this TV 2 stars.

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Robust

One LG 55UF850 owner who reviewed it thought it was well made. Whathifi.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “LG has done solid work with the 65UF850V” in their review of the LG 55UF850.

Good Support

One LG 55UF850 reviewer reckoned that it had good technical guidance. In October last year Mr. M. Armstrong scored it very highly and said in their review of this TV on Amazon “It does the rest itself Has its own guide, plug in a hard disk or memory stick”.

3D Compatible

The LG 55UF850 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than a year are not 3D compatible.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available including the Sony KD-65S8505[plb_2965562_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price], or the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55UF850 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 55UF850 also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Sony KD-65S8505[plb_2965562_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price], or the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 55UF850, the 55UF850 supports smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think the Sony KD-65S8505[plb_2965562_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 55EF950[plb_3059571_price], and the Samsung UE55JS9000[plb_2824102_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on TVs of this spec and age.

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Quite Thin

The 55UF850 has a quite thin thickness (only 50.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55UF850. The average thickness of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 55UF850 is 62mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Mr. J. T. Gee mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon this month “Great Upscaling - Full resolution 3D - Native 4K content looks amaZing - HDCP 2.2 on HDMI 1 & 2 Bad”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person reckoned that it was not noisy. Mr. M. Armstrong wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “The Samsung couldn’t match it! I changed a few settings on the sound as well and there’s no issue whatsoever, Loud, Crisp”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55UF850 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55UF850 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55UF850 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55UF850 also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EF950[pl_3059571_price], the 55EG920[pl_3059448_price], or the 55EG960[pl_2879979_price] all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Pricey

The price range of TVs of this type and age is from £280 to £13,999. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other TVs of this type and age.

4 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UF850

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 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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Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the 55UF850 has an average 5 year running cost of £131 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 435 televisions of a similar age and type.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over a year.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 200 hertz, the LG 55UF850 has a relatively typical refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UF850.

If you would prefer a television with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to consider the Sony KD-65S8505[plb_2965562_price] (800Hz and cheaper) or the Samsung UE55JS8500[plb_2828885_price] (1,900Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

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Internet Browser
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Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
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Digital Video Recorder
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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(17)
22 June 2015

Avforums.com

The UF850 is LG's mid-tier LED LCD TV, sitting just below the flagship UF950 in their range for this year. The big difference between the two models is that the UF850V doesn't use the ultra-slim... Read more…

20 June 2015

LG's 65UF850V is a 65-inch 4K UHD TV with all the trimmings, including unbeatable webOS Smart portal and updated HDMI connectivity...

19 June 2015

LG's 65UF850V is a 65-inch 4K UHD TV with all the trimmings, including unbeatable webOS Smart portal and updated HDMI connectivity...

29 May 2015

The most comprehensive Smart TV system in a 4K TV makes the UF850V a superb, if expensive, Ultra HD TV...

Expert Reviews

8 May 2015

LG has done solid work with the 65UF850V. It offers a strong picture performance and decent sound.We're also very pleased with the LG's app support, super-slick smart interface, and the versatile...

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Mr. J. T. Gee

This TV is a good piece of kit, it does everything a general tv and movie enthusiast could want. But if your looking to show off your shiney new tv to your friends then there is better out... Read more…

Reviewed 4 June 2016 by Amazon Customer

I didn't buy this TV on amazon but I wanted to write a review as it is an amazing piece of tech and was the best decision I have made to buy it. The picture quality is superb, crisp and performs... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by The Sheep Pimp

Brilliant TV. I purchased a Sony KD-49X8307C but it had really bad backlight issues so I sent it back. I was then torn between another sony and this set. As my previous two tv's had been LG with... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Claretcass
(Verified Purchase)

Decided not to wait for the Ultra HD OLED to come down in price, bought this as a "stopgap" until OLED more affordable. Very easy to set up, took a few minutes. Set up virgin Tivo box, Streaming... Read more…

Reviewed 13 January 2016 by Mr. Andrew J. Edwards

Started with an LG OLED (1080p) which developed screen burn after watching just one letterbox movie. Then had Panasonic's flagship curved LED 4k set which went back due to backlight bleed. Ditto a... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £128.19
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £130.02
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55uf850, lg 55uf850v, certified 55uf850, certified 55uf850v, refurbished 55uf850, refurbished 55uf850v, lg electronics 55uf850, lg electronics 55uf850v
Barcodes 00635131626630, 08806087141641, 08806087141672, 08806087141689, 08806087141726

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