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LG 55UG870

55" 4K 200Hz Mar 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £136.43 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Nice design
Has an ECO mode

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Reviews

Good Brand

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


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55UG870 is £137, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this age and type.


Design

Nice Design

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. P. Fowler wrote in their LG 55UG870 review two years ago “Beautiful Tv, exceptional as with all LG tv's.” and gave the product a very good review.


Management Features

Has an ECO Mode

The 55UG870 has an ECO mode. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this television also have an ECO mode.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when LG released the 55UG870.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55UG870 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung UE65JS9090 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55UG870 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Miracast

The 55UG870 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Bluetooth

The 55UG870 supports Bluetooth. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV also support Bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55UG870 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55UG870 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Display

Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the 55UG870 has a fairly average high frequency rate compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

Other 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the 65UF850, or the 60UF850 (£1,588.27) both from LG or the Samsung UE55HU8500 (£649.99).

If you want a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the Samsung UE55JS8500 (£1,099) (1,900Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55UG870 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a 2D-3D converter.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 55" TVs currently available including the UE55HU7500 (£529.99), or the UE55HU7200 both from Samsung which and both of have better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the LG 60UF770 (£1,199) (60").

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The LG 55UG870 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other televisions of this age and type also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports 24p

The 55UG870 supports 24p, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55UG870 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55UG870 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The 55UG870 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also support timeshift.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55UG870 supports Smart TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support Smart TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55UG870 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The LG 55UG870 supports aptX audio decoding. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also support aptX audio decoding.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 20 Watts, the 55UG870 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 28W, and the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Thick

At 98 millimeters, the 55UG870 has a very thick depth compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television. The average depth of similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 57mm.

Other televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the LG 65UC970 (£2,357.09) (71.5mm).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg entertainment 55ug870v, certified 55ug870v, lg 55ug870v
Barcodes 08806087142273, 08806087142297, 08806087142303, 08806087142358

LG 55UG870 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55UG870 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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