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LG 55UB850

55" 4K Flat Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £179.70 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Good quality
Poor 3D picture quality
32 Reviews + 3 Awards Best in Test Best in Test 6 Star Power Saver Award

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Three Industry Awards gave this LG TV a "Power Saver Award", it received a "Best in Test" award from and it received a "Best in Test 6 Star" award from

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus,, and the average expert rating of this TV is 77%.

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this TV on average 88%. 11 reviewers (88% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 9,694 expert and user reviews (including 2,455 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its televisions. LG also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Four years ago website mentioned “Produces High Quality Film” in their review of this TV. Ebayrob scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV two years ago “It nice looing, picture quality very good in hd”. Amazon Customer said “Excellent price for the quality and performance of this TV”.

Nice Design

Three people said in their reviews that this TV was well designed. mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “The 850V's design is pretty appealing” in their review of this TV.


OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this LG TV is A. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55UB850 is £180, which is typical compared to the other 320 televisions of a comparable type and age.


Poor 3D Picture Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Kev J mentioned “I've watched a fair few Blu-rays in 3D and have to say I was blown away at the quality of the images” in their review of this TV. They also said “Not all 3D is the same; best I've seen so far is AVATAR” in their review, and also mentioned “So the complaints concerning speed of the WebOS, 3D issues, Netflix 4k, have all been addressed”.

Good High Def TV

Two people agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Picture Quality

Four people concluded that the LG 55UB850 had good picture quality. William P. wrote “She likes the portability and the decent graphics power of the ivy bridge intel hd 4000” in his review of this TV although he only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Mr. S. R. Reece gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV “To be truthful you can hardly see any difference and the Blu ray is perfect with detail and clarity”.

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55UB850 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions that have been available for a similar time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55" televisions and we think the UE55F9000, and the UE55HU8500 (£649.99) both from Samsung or the Sony KD-55X8505 which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Samsung UN65JS8500 (64.5") which is also higher rated.

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Great for Films

Four customers who bought it wrote that it was great for watching Netflix. Joe Doe said on expert review site Amazon three years ago “Most of the time we enjoy Netflix, YouTube, broadcast shows”.

Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Three owners considered that it was good for watching on demand TV. Two years ago Kev J wrote on expert review site “4K is amazing! The Netflix App on the TV is super quick”. Ebayrob said “Use Netflix for ultra hd” . Kev J also wrote “Watching 'Marco Polo' in 4k was just stunning! Netflix has a fair few programmes & available to view in 4K” in their review.

Supports Smart TV

The LG 55UB850 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when LG released the 55UB850.


Good Value for Money

Seven owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Four years ago website said “Great value” in their review of the LG 55UB850 however they only rated it 60 out of 100. They also wrote “Decent price point for "ultrabook" ( I got mine open box for 579 IMHO a more realistic price for this laptop” in their review. And also mentioned “You get your own coach for no cost”.


Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55UB850 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the LG 65LA970, or the Samsung UN65JS8500 which both of have better reviews.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 55UB850 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55UB850 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a RoHS Compliant

The 55UB850 has a RoHS compliant. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also have a RoHS compliant.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55UB850 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55UB850 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55UB850 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The average depth of TVs that are a comparable age to this television is 57mm. At only 37.8 millimeters, the 55UB850 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that this TV was heavy and bulky. Mr. S. R. Reece wrote on expert website Amazon two years ago “They ARE room filling and can overbear your living room This TV is 55" and it's heavy so make sure your table can safely take the weight”. Matt Phillips mentioned “Its a nice design looks smart and is not that heavy”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55ub850v
Barcodes 05054230929551, 08806084717306, 08806084717313, 08806084717320, 08806084717337, 08806084717344, 08806084717351, 08806084721860, 08806084796332

LG 55UB850 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55UB850 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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