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LG 55UB950V

Techradar Great Value 01net.com 4 Star
55" Flat Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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LG 55UB950 LED TV Review
LG 55UB950V webOS - Review (Consumentenbond)

10 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This LG TV received a "Value for Money" award from Techradar who thought that this television was great for its price.

The editor of one additional expert review site wrote that this 4K and 8K TV was good. This TV received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint this television has an average expert rating of 73%.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,001 user and expert reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

Good Value for Money

Techradar highlighted in their review that this LG TV was great for its price.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 55UB950 owners wrote in their reviews that the LG 55UB950 was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Avforums.com said “Last year LG were definitely guilty of a degree of overreach when it came to their Ultra HD 4K TVs”. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “Now we're on the cusp of ultra high definition TVs which offer blisteringly sharp images” in their review.

Good Size

One person who bought this TV concluded that it was thin. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote in their review “The bezels are thin” .

Nice Stand

One person concluded that this TV had a good stand. Two years ago Stuff.tv said in their review of the LG 55UB950 “That simple arching stand stays on the good side of flashy”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the LG 55UB950 concluded that it had a good experience. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “And if you're after a bold, attractive picture and a great user experience, this is well worth checking out”.

Supports Smart TV

The 55UB950 supports smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

There are a number of other TVs which support smart TV currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE60JU6000[plb_3404278_price], the LG 55UB850[plb_2250466_price], or the Philips 55PUS7809[plb_2219819_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UB950, the 55UB950 has a wi-Fi.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the LG 55UB850[plb_2250466_price], the Samsung UE60JU6000[plb_3404278_price], and the Philips 55PUS7809[plb_2219819_price] is also worth considering.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55UB950, the 55UB950 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Sony KD-55X9005[plb_1549954_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 55UB950 do not feature OLED technology. The 55UB950 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55HU7200[plb_2432088_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 55UB950 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 55UB950 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55UB950 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the LG 55UB950 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UB950

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 that are a comparable 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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Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A, and the 55UB950 is typical compared to the other 116 TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55UB950 is £172.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this LG TV was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity

2 Awards

Techradar Great Value 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

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2 November 2014

The LG UB950V has plenty to offer as a 55-inch ultra-high definition TV. The price has fallen from over £2000 at launch to the more appealing £1599 from many retailers - and you can take a...

15 September 2014

A decade ago, CRT TVs were still what your couches were pointed towards and now we're on the cusp of ultra high definition TVs which offer blisteringly sharp images. Jon's popped over to Aardman... Read more…

8 September 2014

The LG 55UB950V could have reigned supreme if not for its Nano Full LED backlighting system. The latter didn't impress us like the LG LEX8's did in its day. There are too few LEDs and the blacks...

6 August 2014

The LG 55UB950V isn't without its flaws, but we like it. The picture isn't class-leading, but its WebOS interface is.And if you're after a bold, attractive picture and a great user experience,...

1 August 2014

Open Gallery The LG 55UB950V isn't perfect, but there's plenty here to recommend. WebOS is an absolute revelation, and if we had our way, every TV would work like this. It's just a shame the...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 13 December 2014 by David | 6 Comments

A rip off and no guarantee buyer beware.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £169.85
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £171.68
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Energy Rating
0.85T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55UB950V, lg 55ub950, lg p219991, lg 55ub950v, lg p219991p, lgtv 55ub950, lgtv 55ub950v, certified 55ub950, certified 55ub950v
Barcodes 05054063358924, 08806084753984, 08806084754011, 08806084754042, 08806084754066, 08806084754097

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