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LG 98UB980V

98" Edge-LED Plus Apr 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 67 owner reviews this TV has an overall owner rating of 78 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed this TV considered that it was a bargain for the price. This month Aaron Price gave this TV a score of 4 stars and he said “For the amazing prices of £22,000 with FREE SHIPPING, I thought what a bargain! On delivery” in his LG 98UB980 review. Alex Murphy wrote in his review also this month “Amazingly cheap, although really small”. In October this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Bargain tv” and scored the product 5 stars.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Aaron Price mentioned “In the long run it was well worth the money” . Bend Sinister wrote in their LG 98UB980 review on Amazon this year “All in all a fair product for a fair price”. R. P. Thompson wrote “Other than that it's a great telly and such an affordable price”.

One LG 98UB980 owner said in their reviews that this TV was cheap.

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Easy to Use

A few LG 98UB980 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good experience. Amazon Customer mentioned “Watching a news item about poverty in the third world on my 29,000 pound TV was a thoroughly depressing experience” in their review. Last year Mari mentioned on Amazon “Running water in the box so I can continue to enjoy the experience”.

Some customers who purchased the LG 98UB980 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Amazon Customer wrote “Overall a very comfortable box and I am planning on buying another so” in their review.

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Robust

A few LG 98UB980 reviewers thought the LG 98UB980 was well made. Amazon Customer wrote this month “It comes with live people built in, meaning there's no need for 3D glasses”. Amazon Customer also said “We weren't disappointed! We were going to get a cinema built in the south wing.”.

Nice Design

Three LG 98UB980 owners considered that it was good looking. Aaron Price mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Then the third problem came with regards to viewing the wonderful beautiful picture of this monster”. Aaron Price also mentioned “After knocking down a few walls, I now had a beautiful sitting placement for myself to watch the action on this TV”. Last year J. Cunningham said in their review on Amazon “Pretty good.”.

Good for Wall Mounting

Several LG 98UB980 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good for wall mounting. In October last year Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “We had it wall mounted and angled perfectly for viewing from our cinema style seats”. Sam wrote “Make sure the wall mount is VESA compliant 600 x 400” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Sam also said “Before wall mounting make sure that all the cabling is established”.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

On average LG 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all televisions built by LG.

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Good Connectivity

One LG 98UB980 reviewer considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Sam mentioned on Amazon “Make sure the USB 3.0 Input has a USB 3.0 extension cable” and rated the product as very good. One LG 98UB980 reviewer thought the product was wifi compatible. Sam scored it very highly and he said in his review on Amazon “Has wireless built in also”.

Good Size

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was a good weight. Sam wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon in October last year “The precise weight of this television comes to a staggering 73.7kg without stand” and gave the LG 98UB980 a score of 5 stars.

Good Smart TV Features

Two LG 98UB980 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. This month Chumpy said on Amazon “Heard you get a free month of netflix so i”.

Good Remote Control

One LG 98UB980 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good remote control. In October last year Innerspace gave the product a very good review score and wrote “The main problem now is the remote control is too far away to change channels”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The 98UB980 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

The 98UB980 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other televisions of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this television and we think the KD-85X9505[pl_2340160_price], and the FWD-85X9600[pl_2361426_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 98UB980 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Sony KD-85X9505[plb_2340160_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 98UB980, the LG 98UB980 has a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the KD-85X9505[pl_2340160_price], or the FWD-85X9600[pl_2361426_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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8 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the LG 98UB980 considered that it did not have good picture quality. Glyn Lissemore scored it 1 stars and mentioned in their review of the LG 98UB980 on Amazon “I am a young man living with my elderly man-friend who has recently been given a large financial compensation for sustaining a brain injury, rendering his vision very poor”.

Inferior Sound Quality

One LG 98UB980 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good sound quality. A few weeks ago Bend Sinister wrote “I cant comment on the sound as its not something I would really use so I just turned it off” but in spite of that they still gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100.

Not Cheap

The cheapeast TVs of a similar age and type that we found costs £399 and the most expensive costs £19,999. We think that this LG television looks expensive for a television of a similar age and type.

Running Costs Are Very High

This LG television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, however the 98UB980 is in the most expensive 11% of all 116 televisions of this age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 98UB980 is £422.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the 98UB980 do not feature OLED technology. The LG 98UB980 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Three HDMI Ports

The 98UB980 is a three HDMI port television.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The LG 98UB980 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (383 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. TVs of a similar spec and age to the 98UB980 have annual energy consumptions of between 66kWh and 660kWh.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the 98UB980 of 93 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst televisions of a similar spec and age to the 98UB980. The weights of TVs that were launched around the same time as the 98UB980 range from 2.2kg to 120kg.

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4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Performance
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Warranty Card
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

There is I, thinking it was the big birdies just missing the tv, it was them bad boys in the m57 being pulled in by the magnetic pull of the resistor on the tv micro-chip... to counter-balance the... Read more…

Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Amazon Customer

This TV is awasome! It was well worth selling my daughters for. It comes with live people built in, meaning there's no need for 3D glasses. The warranty is based around the refugees installed in... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2016 by Daz1

Disappointing 4K upscaling for such an expensive TV. My Betamax movies still look terrible.

Reviewed 21 July 2016 by Mr. J. K. Whitehead

I bought one for each room but my power circuits all blew and the wiring melted. Now I have had to install a 1 megawatt solar array to keep the electricity bills down and save the planet.

Just took the cardboard box down to the tip; the recycling depot workers thought I had bought half of IKEA's flat pack furniture. When I need to (safely) dispose of this amazing television, the... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Bend Sinister

I mainly play 80`s text based adventure games so needed something to display words on a white background, saw this and took the plunge!. All words are fully legible and the size of the telly adds... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Honestreviews

I Sold my house to buy this TV, now I have no where to watch it :\...

After a huge earthquake, one of the living room walls was destroyed along with my TV that was attached on it. Instead of paying for a new wall and a TV, I hit two birds with one stone with this one.

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by Konrad D | 11 Comments

Seriously - this TV has made my life a living hell. The day I got it it wouldn't fit through the door or any of the windows. There is of course a slight benefit of having a super large screen but... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2016 by Michaelruocco@hotmail.com

Too small. But if jesus could watch it with me then it would be big, like a car crash, from nigeria. apples.

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Electricity cost when switched on £419.83
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £421.66
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 54 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 98ub980, lg 98ub980v, lg electronics 98ub980, lg electronics 98ub980v
Barcodes 08806084767585, 08806084767608, 08806084767615

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