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User Reviews Are Excellent
This television has a fantastic average user rating based on 17 user reviews.
LG TVs Have Good Reviews
We checked 6,328 expert and user reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.
Supports Smart TV Features
The 55UH661 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UH661 also support smart TV features.
There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE43KU6079[plb_3412607_price] which is cheaper.
Other TVs which also support smart TV features that you might also want to look at include the Philips 49PUS6551[plb_3301766_price], or the Sony KD-49XD8077[plb_3769237_price].
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs, the 55UH661 has a WiFi connection.
Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE43KU6079[plb_3412607_price].
Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might want to consider include the Philips 49PUS6551[plb_3301766_price], or the Sony KD-49XD8077[plb_3769237_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many recently released televisions.
2160p Video Mode
This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Supports Eleven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the LG 55UH661 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been around for the last year. This TV supports a H.265 video format, which is the most frequently supported video format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last year. The video formats "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MPEG1", "MPEG2", "MPEG4", "RV", "VC-1", "VP8", "VP9" and "XVID" are also supported by this television.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
Comparable spec TVs that have been available for the last year have annual energy consumptions of between 59kWh and 420kWh. At only 111 kilowatt hours, the 55UH661 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs.
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Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other new comparable spec TVs, the 55UH661 is not 3D compatible.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price].
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UH661, the 55UH661 does not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow Refresh Rate
The average refresh rate of similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 55UH661 is 420Hz, and the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. The 55UH661 has one of the slower refresh rates (only 100 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including cheaper TVs such as the 43UH668[pl_3349687_price], or the 49UH650[pl_3350276_price] both from LG.
If this LG television refresh rate is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Hisense UB50EC591[plb_3382176_price] (800Hz and cheaper), or the LG 49UH620[plb_3406077_price] (1,200Hz and cheaper).
Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard
This television supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on new TVs.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 55UH661, the 55UH661 does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports Seven Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the 55UH661 is more than most recently released comparable spec televisions. The most frequently 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 and WMA are also supported by this television.
Only Three HDMI Ports
The 55UH661 is a three HDMI port TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55UH661 have between one and four HDMI ports.
Only One RF Port
The 55UH661 is a one RF port television. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UH661 have between one and two RF ports.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable 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.
Running Costs Are Average
The energy efficiency rating of this LG television is A+. The average running cost of the 55UH661 is £124 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 388 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when LG released the 55UH661.
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At 60.9 millimeters, the 55UH661 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for the last year.
If you are not worried about having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-49DX600[plb_3332647_price] (66mm) which is also cheaper.
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