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LG 65UB980

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65" Flat Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
- ULTRA HD 4K- SMART TV WITH WEBOS- MULTI-CHANNEL SPEAKER- CINEMA 3D More
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Análisis de la TV 4K de LG 65UB980V, review en español
LG 65UB980V TV  Review

19 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The reviewers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this LG television. This LG TV received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com and it received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews.

This television was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who wrote that this TV would make a great purchase.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Eleven experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digitaltrends.com, homecinemachoice.com and Chip.de have rated this television on average 83 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 65UB980 owners who purchased this TV thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “This means it enjoys a native Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution, with chief distinctions from the step-down UB950V series being a much more powerful Harman/Kardon-desi”. Techguide.com.au gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “And when ultra high definition content does become readily available you'll be thankful you have a TV”. Hardwarezone.com.ph said “The LG 98UB980T is a huge 98-inch television that offers Ultra High Definition or 4K pi”.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers said that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Two years ago Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The picture quality is rich and detailed, especially if”. Techguide.com.au wrote in their LG 65UB980 review “LG's latest ultra high definition LED smart TV offers brilliant picture quality, excellent design” . Techguide.com.au also mentioned “With the 65-inch UB980T UHD smart LED TV, LG has delivered a TV that ticks the boxes for picture quality, sound quality, useful features”.

Easy to Use

A number of LG 65UB980 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Techguide.com.au gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “A new operating system that makes it easy to use”.

One customer who bought the LG 65UB980 concluded that it had a good experience. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned “In a short event held inside Abenson's showroom in Bonifacio Global City, were able to see and experience what the largest Ultra HD TV in the Philippines has to offer” in their review of this TV.

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LG TVs Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Sound Quality

Some LG 65UB980 reviewers thought it had good sound quality.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was a good design.

Good Technical Features

One person considered that it had good features.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good width. In October last year Mr a M Rocker said “It also says it is 156cm width with stand” in his review of this TV however despite that he only scored it 1 stars.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 65UB980 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was good value for money. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “LG's 65-incher is currently one of the better value 4K screens on the market”.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 65UB980, the 65UB980 is 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 84LM960[plb_1467110_price], the Panasonic TX-55AXW634[plb_2762904_price], or the Grundig 55 FLX 9490[plb_2506976_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 65UB980, the 65UB980 supports smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other televisions which support smart TV features and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 84LM960[plb_1467110_price], the Panasonic TX-50AXW804[plb_2381131_price], and the Samsung UE50HU6905[plb_2573347_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 65UB980 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 84LM960[plb_1467110_price], and the Hisense 58XT880[plb_2338766_price] is also worth considering.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Four Loudspeakers

The 65UB980 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the 65UB980 have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 70 Watts, the LG 65UB980's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 65UB980. The RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the 65UB980 range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W.

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Fairly High Subwoofer RMS Power

At 30 Watts, the 65UB980 has a fairly high subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago. Televisions of this age and type have subwoofer RMS power of between 2W and 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a similar age and type to the 65UB980 do not have a built-in camera. The 65UB980 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the 65PUS9109[pl_2452813_price], or the 65PUS9809[pl_2436937_price] both from Philips or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804[plb_2315311_price].

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The LG 65UB980 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this spec and age. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the 65UB980. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 65UB980 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 65UB980 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the UE55HU6900[pl_2276974_price], or the UE55HU7200[pl_2432088_price] both from Samsung or the LG 77EC980[plb_2513154_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The 65UB980 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this television.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The 65UB980 is a two USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 65UB980 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thick

At 75 millimeters, the 65UB980 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago. The average thickness of similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago is 52mm.

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Heavy

The 65UB980 is one of the heavier TVs of this age and spec (37.6 kilograms) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The average weight of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 65UB980 is 30kg, and the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 65UB980

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this age and spec. 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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OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the 65UB980 is £246 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
24p Playback
Local Dimming
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
RoHS Compliance Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
3D Format
Other Features
Special Features

3 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product homecinemachoice.com Best Buy Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

(21)
14 January 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

LG has had a topsy-turvy year in TV. On the upside, the brand's taken the Smart TV world by storm with its WebOS interface. On the downside, it's struggled to keep up with some rivals on the... Read more…

22 December 2014

In a short event held inside Abenson's showroom in Bonifacio Global City, were able to see and experience what the largest Ultra HD TV in the Philippines has to offer. The LG 98UB980T is a huge... Read more…

17 October 2014

There's a lot to really like here, and while there are flaws in the webOS, we're still excited by it and convinced that LG is going to improve it to tap its full potential.There's a bigger problem...

1 October 2014

The 65UB980V is a staggeringly ambitious TV that for the most part we love. It's already tough to choose between the best 4K TVs this year, and we're afraid to say this LG is good enough to make...

Trusted Reviews

LG's 65-incher is currently one of the better value 4K screens on the market, and suitable for those of you who want to invest early in the latest TV tech. Its webOS interface is a cinch to use,...

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User Reviews

(1)
(Verified Purchase)

This tv is wrongly described. It says its width is 146.5cm. It also says it is 156cm width with stand. The problem is that even if you wall mount the speakers which the separate stand sits on are... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £243.56
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £245.39
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Energy Rating
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
32
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 32 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 65ub980, 65ub980v, lg 65ub980, lg 65ub980v, lg lg65ub980, lg lg65ub980v, certified 65ub980, certified 65ub980v
Barcodes 08806084748362, 08806084748379, 08806084748386

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