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LG 79UB980

LG 79UB980V

79" Flat Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
LG ULTRA HD 4K TV gives you the best picture quality there is, with four times the detail of Full HD. Our unique IPS Panel allows you to experience perfect clarity, wherever you sit to watch. LG... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

3D Compatible

The 79UB980 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 79UB980 also are 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-65CZ952[plb_3404282_price], the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price], or the Samsung UE78HU8500[plb_2354169_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 79UB980, the 79UB980 supports smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-65CZ952[plb_3404282_price], the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price], or the Samsung UE78HU8500[plb_2354169_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 79UB980, the 79UB980 has a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-65CZ952[plb_3404282_price], the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price], or the Samsung UE78HU8500[plb_2354169_price] which has better reviews.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of televisions of a similar age and spec to the 79UB980 is 31W, and the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W. At 90 Watts, the 79UB980 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Five Loudspeakers

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers, including the LG 79UB980 which has five loudspeakers.

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2 HDMI Version

This TV has a 2 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on televisions that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 79UB980 have between one and four HDMI ports, including the LG 79UB980 which has four HDMI ports.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 79UB980 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 79UB980 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-65CZ952[plb_3404282_price], the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price], or the Samsung UE78HU8500[plb_2354169_price] which is also higher rated.

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Pricey

The cheapeast TVs that were released more than two years ago that we found costs £399 and the most expensive costs £19,999. We think that this television looks expensive for a TV of a comparable spec and age.

Only Supports Three Image Formats

The LG 79UB980 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 79UB980. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 79UB980 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

Other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the Panasonic TX-65CZ952[plb_3404282_price], or the LG 65EC970[plb_2451190_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the LG 79UB980 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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Fairly Thick

The 79UB980 has one of the thicker thicknesses (87 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 79UB980 the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm.

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Heavy

At 57 kilograms, the 79UB980 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 79UB980. 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 79UB980 have weights of between 2.2kg and 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 79UB980

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 comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 energy efficiency rating of this 4K and 8K TV is A+, and the average running cost of the 79UB980 is £273 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Specification

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3D Compatible
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Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
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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
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AC Input Voltage
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RoHS Compliance Certificate
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 23 January 2015 by Joanne Law | 3 Comments

Bit small.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £270.80
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £272.63
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Energy Rating
1.4T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
35
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 35 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 79ub980, 79ub980v, lg 79ub980, 79ub980vapi, lg 79ub980v, lgtv 79ub980, lgtv 79ub980v, irobot 79ub980, irobot 79ub980v, 79ub980 79ub980
Barcodes 08806084767387, 08806084767417, 08806084767424, 08806084767448, 08806084767455

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