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11 Reasons For
The 55UH661 is one the most popular TV currently available for sale.
4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many large TVs that have been available for 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.
We compared this TV to all the other 4K Ultra HD TVs and we think the LG 55UH615[plb_3414076_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
On average LG large TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced by LG.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This television was released just six months ago. Newer TVs like this one are likely to use better technology.
Like most of the other televisions that were launched in the last year, the LG 55UH661 is Smart TV.
The LG 55UH661 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that were released in the last 12 months.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper TVs such as the Panasonic TX-58DX750[plb_3392182_price], the Philips 55PUS6501[plb_3310366_price], or the Sony KD-55X8005[plb_3021812_price].
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LED Display Technology
The display technology of the this TV are LED, which is typical of many large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
2160p Video Mode
This television supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the 55UH661 is more than most latest large TVs. The most commonly found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this LG television. The smart modes Cinema|Game|Photo|Standard|Vivid are also found on this television.
Supports One Audio Format
The 55UH661 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC|ADPCM|AMR-WB|HE-AAC|LPCM|PCM|WMA are also supported by this television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
The lowest annual energy consumption of televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 55UH661 is 59kWh and the highest is 320kWh. The 55UH661 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 111 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other new televisions.
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D Compatible
The LG 55UH661 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for the last year are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a television that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the TX-58DX750[pl_3392182_price], or the TX-50DX750[pl_3392161_price] both from Panasonic or the Hisense LTDN65K700[plb_3044955_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 55UH661 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
Televisions that came out in the last 12 months have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,000Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 55UH661 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other newly released similar spec TVs.
If this television refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the LG 55LH604[plb_3387627_price] (900Hz and cheaper).
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UH661, the 55UH661 does not feature OLED technology.
We compared all the other TVs which also feature OLED technology to this TV and we think the 55UF8509[pl_3537337_price], or the 55EG910[pl_3056188_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
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Only Has One Screen Format Adjustment
The number of screen format adjustments found on the LG 55UH661 is more than most new large TVs. The most commonly found screen format adjustment is 16:9, but this screen format adjustment is not found on this television. The screen format adjustments 4:3|16:9|Zoom are also found on this LG TV.
Only IEEE 802.11ac WiFi Standard
This TV supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many latest comparable spec televisions.
Only One RF Port
Most TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55UH661 have between one and two RF ports, including the 55UH661 which has one RF port.
Quite Low RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the 55UH661 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other new comparable spec televisions. TVs that are a similar age to the 55UH661 have RMS rated power of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 27W.
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Running Costs Are Average
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 55UH661 is typical compared to the other 236 new TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55UH661 is £124.
At 60.9 millimeters, the LG 55UH661 has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55UH661.
Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the 55UH668[pl_3349686_price] (60.9mm), or the 55UH650[pl_3355973_price] (60.9mm) both from LG.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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