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LG 55UC970

£1,430.09
55" 4K 100Hz Sep 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £178.09 Electricity cost over 5 years
LG TVs have good reviews
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
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Reviews

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

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


Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The 55UC970 is typical compared to the other 320 similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55UC970 is £179.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this 4K and 8K TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55UC970 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the LG 65UF770 (£1,399), or the Samsung UE65HU7200 (£1,499) both of which have better reviews; or the Panasonic TX-55CX802 (£1,399) which is cheaper.

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Supports Miracast

The LG 55UC970 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55UC970 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 55UC970 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The LG 55UC970 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55UC970 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 55UC970 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 55UC970 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Features Local Dimming

The 55UC970 features local dimming. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age also feature local dimming.

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Features Voice Control

The 55UC970 features voice control. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also feature voice control.

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Audio

Four Loudspeakers

The LG 55UC970 is a four loudspeaker TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55UC970 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst TVs of this age. The RMS rated powers of TVs of a similar type and age to this TV range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 28W.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The LG 55UC970 supports timeshift, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports Internet TV

The 55UC970 supports internet TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55UC970 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55UC970 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 55UC970 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Display

Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The 55UC970 has a fairly slow high frequency rate (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV. The slowest high frequency rate of similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 50Hz and the fastest is 3,000Hz.

If you are looking for a television with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the 60UF850 (£1,588.27) (200Hz and higher rated), or the 65UF860 (£1,599) (200Hz and higher rated) both from LG or the Panasonic TX-55CX700 (£1,194.79) (800Hz and higher rated).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55UC970 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-58DX902 (58" and cheaper); or the 60UF770 (£1,199) (60" and higher rated), or the 60UF850 (£1,588.27) (60" and higher rated) both from LG.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The depths of 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as this TV range from 10mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 57mm. The 55UC970 has one of the thicker depths (72.1 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Price

Not Cheap

TVs of a similar age and spec range in price from £319 to £23,800. We think that this LG TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a similar age and spec.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 55uc970v, lg f3y021bf2m, lg 55uc970v
Barcodes 08806084849885, 08806084849892, 08806084849915

LG 55UC970 Review Sources

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