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Good User Reviews
People who bought this TV rated this TV 85 out of 100 on average.
Good Product Quality
Several people who reviewed the LG 49UH661 considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “Sound are a very high quality” in their LG 49UH661 review. Amazon Customer also said “TV itself is easy to use, okay quality”. Mr Kitler wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “It produces great picture quality which is bright”.
Easy to Use
Several LG 49UH661 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Use as a keyboard Simple to set up Cons The only real con for me is that the back at the bottom protrudes slightly”. Bob Rylands mentioned in his review “Great piece of kit amazing picture and simple to set up” and gave this TV an excellent review score. George Hatton said in his LG 49UH661 review “Arrived on time, simple to set up (even for me), picture” and rated the product as very good.
Several people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. A. Waterson said “More defined -Smart web OS is so easy to use and well integrated as a entertainment hub (previously accessing all aps via PS4) Con's -Whilst it looks nice” and rated this TV 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Pros Outstanding picture in 4k Impressive sound as standard Easy to use operating system with good range of apps Good link up capabilities e.g” in their LG 49UH661 review. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Another issue is that, if it is smart TV, why don't they redesign the remote control to make it easier to navigate the options”.
Two LG 49UH661 owners who bought this TV thought it was easy to use the menus. M.tintner wrote on Amazon “I tried the helpful settings suggested for Standard on the top review here” in their review and rated it 4 stars.
One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good experience. Neil Chapman wrote in his LG 49UH661 review on Amazon “I can't say whether my setup experience was any more simple or complex than any other smart TV since as I originally stated this is my first smart TV.”.
One LG 49UH661 owner thought the LG 49UH661 had a good interface. Last year Ranjit mentioned on Amazon “Good - Excellent interface” in their review but even so they only scored the LG 49UH661 40 out of 100.
A few LG 49UH661 owners said in their reviews that this TV was good value for money. A. Waterson said on Amazon “Amazing for the price” and rated the product as excellent. A. Waterson also mentioned “This is a fantastic unit for the price (I got the 49" for under £600) I've just replaced an older Full HD TV (50" Panasonic)”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “This is a great TV for the money” and scored it 80 out of 100.
One LG 49UH661 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Last year A. Waterson said “Is light it physically feels flimsy and cheaply made” in their review of the LG 49UH661.
Good Sound Quality
Nine LG 49UH661 reviewers who reviewed it said that it had good sound quality. Copi wrote on Amazon “Good TV great picture and sound”. Gordon E. Beavis said “Very good picture and sound” and gave the LG 49UH661 a rating of 5 stars. In January last year J. Cramp wrote in their review of the LG 49UH661 “The sound quality from the inbuilt speakers is also really good in my opinion” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars.
Running Costs Are Very Low
This 4K and 8K TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 49UH661 is one of the cheapest to run latest comparable spec televisions that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 49UH661 will cost only £94 over 5 years to run.
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Good High Def TV
Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A. Waterson mentioned in their review of this TV “Pro's -The up scaling on HD content is great”. Sheila M Fisher said in her LG 49UH661 review last year “LG ultra HD smart TV” and scored the LG 49UH661 5 stars.
Several LG 49UH661 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Last year Mr. John I. Chaplin wrote in his review of the LG 49UH661 “A beautiful piece of equipment which is lightening fast to respond”. Ollie C wrote “Initial impressions are very good, nice looking set (albeit quite thicker than the Samsung HD TV it replaces)” in his review. Ranjit said on Amazon “Has NOW TV app which is exclusive to LG TVs - Stylish Design Bad - This most annoying thing about this TV is the lip sync issue” in their review of this TV however despite that they only rated this TV 2 stars.
Smart TV Features Are Good
Three LG 49UH661 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it had good apps. One person said in their reviews that the LG 49UH661 was good for watching Freeview TV.
Some LG 49UH661 owners who purchased the LG 49UH661 concluded that it was well made. Mr Kitler gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the LG 49UH661 on Amazon “The build quality is excellent, specially the thin metallic bezel”. Recycled Rabbit gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in January last year “We found that there does seem to be some hiccups if you are streaming via another device versus the TVs built in apps”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable. Rebecca Blackman wrote on Amazon “REVIEW UPDATED - EXTRA SETTINGS ADDED Our reliable.”.
A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Recycled Rabbit gave this TV a score of 4 stars and said in their review of the LG 49UH661 on Amazon “What a difference! We are using on a wifi connection and it seems to stream a little smoother than our aged vanilla featured Samsung with addon devices”. Recycled Rabbit also said “Ultimately I think most of the issues I'm experiencing are due to wifi signal strength”.
One LG 49UH661 owner who reviewed the LG 49UH661 thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. Cramp mentioned in their review “I swapped the HDMI cable for a better quality one” .
LG Has Good TV Reviews
4K and 8K TVs produced by LG have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just 4K and 8K TVs) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.
Good Technical Features
A number of people who purchased it considered that it had good features. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great picture, great sound and great features and reasonable price!” in their LG 49UH661 review. Copi mentioned in their LG 49UH661 review on Amazon “Great TV good value and plenty of features the only gripe is that when the guide is selected the TV displays a loading image for a few seconds” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.
Good Picture Quality
Two LG 49UH661 owners considered that the LG 49UH661 had good picture quality. In January last year Sheila M Fisher said on Amazon “Good picture quality” in her review of the LG 49UH661. A number of people said that it had good colour saturation. Rebecca Blackman wrote “The overall display looked washed out and bright colours were overblown” in her LG 49UH661 review.
Good Standard Def TV
Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 49UH661 was good at displaying standard definition TV. J. Cramp wrote in their review of the LG 49UH661 “The SD channels are fine”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Mr. John I. Chaplin wrote in his review of the LG 49UH661 “Natural with superb 3D better than Sony by far” and scored the LG 49UH661 5 stars.
A few LG 49UH661 reviewers who reviewed the LG 49UH661 considered that it was thin. In January last year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “At the front it is extremely slim”.
Price Has Recently Dropped by £70.00
In the last 34 days the 49UH661 has dropped in price by £70.00.
Supports Smart TV
The 49UH661 supports smart TV, as do most of the other latest comparable spec TVs.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE40KU6400[plb_3319531_price].
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV and we think the LG 43UH661[plb_3359412_price], or the Samsung UE43KU6400[plb_3452550_price] is also worth considering.
Has a Wi-Fi
The LG 49UH661 has a wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 49UH661.
Other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE40KU6400[plb_3319531_price] which has better reviews.
We compared all the other televisions which also have a wi-Fi to this television and we think the LG 43UH661[plb_3359412_price], or the Samsung UE43KU6400[plb_3452550_price] is also worth considering.
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on new 4K and 8K TVs.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This television supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
The lightest television that has been available for a comparable time to the 49UH661 is 7.6kg heavy, the heaviest is 59kg, and the average weight is 19kg. At only 12 kilograms, the LG 49UH661 is quite light compared to most of the other new 4K and 8K TVs.
Very Low Annual Energy Consumption
The average annual energy consumption of 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months is 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of only 83 kilowatt hours, the LG 49UH661 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.
8 Reasons Against
A few people who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have a good stand. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon in January last year “That the supporting stand for the TV is not easy to be screwed on”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The design of the stand is not very stable, also it's plastic, so easy to break”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I do worry if the TV will fall forward should the nails holding the stand get loose, or the plastic part break”.
One person considered that the product did not have good technical guidance. Megan gave the product a rating of 2 stars and she said in her LG 49UH661 review on Amazon in January last year “TV guide is rubbish on this TV”.
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months, the LG 49UH661 is not 3D.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 49UH661 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards
This television supports an IEEE 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many new 4K and 8K TVs.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 49UH661 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released in the last year also do not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports One Video Formats Supported
The 49UH661 has a greater number of video formats than most comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds H.265 are also supported by this TV.
The average depth of comparable spec televisions that have been around for the last year is 63mm, and the depths range from 35mm to 99mm. With a depth of 77.2 millimeters, the 49UH661 has a quite thick depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 49UH661.
If you would consider a TV with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the 43UH661[pl_3359412_price] (77.2mm), or the 49UH650[pl_3350276_price] (77.2mm) both from LG.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on new similar spec televisions. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when LG released the 49UH661.
As pointed out in other reviews, the default picture settings leave a lot to be desired. Fortunately, there are websites that can help you set it up. Unfortunately, the terms and conditions of... Read more…
I purchased the Sony Bravia 49XD8077/8099 and then swapped it for this one - both are 2016 model. Even though both models have HDR, the picture quality on the LG is superior to the Sony Bravia and... Read more…
This TV doesn't need anyone to set it up for you: it takes you through the procedure. It connected to my satellite box and DVD player without problem, as well as to the Internet. It's a great TV:... Read more…
. Easy to set up and programme . Excellent picture quality . Decent sound . Virgin Tivio box and DVD player also easy to connect . All features as advertised . Great delivery service from John... Read more…
This TV is very easy to set up, it takes you through the procedure. It connected to the TiVo box and the Internet without any problem at all. The picture & sound quality are good. It's a great TV... Read more…
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