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Good Owner Reviews
On average, based on 44 owner reviews the average owner rating of this TV is 86%.
Several customers said that the product was good value for money. A. Waterson wrote on Amazon “Amazing for the price” and scored this TV 5 stars. 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 “This is a great TV for the money” in their review of this TV and scored this TV 4 stars.
One LG 55UH661 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. A. Waterson wrote on Amazon “Is light it physically feels flimsy and cheaply made”.
Easy to Use
A number of LG 55UH661 reviewers considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Use as a keyboard Simple to set up Cons The only real con for me is that the back at the bottom protrudes slightly” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Bob Rylands wrote in his review of the LG 55UH661 last year “Great piece of kit amazing picture and simple to set up” . George Hatton said in the same month “Arrived on time, simple to set up (even for me), picture” .
Several people who bought the LG 55UH661 concluded that 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 gave this TV a rating of 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 review of the LG 55UH661. Amazon Customer also said “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”.
A few people concluded that this TV was easy to use the menus. M.tintner wrote “I tried the helpful settings suggested for Standard on the top review here” and rated it 80 out of 100.
One customer who reviewed the LG 55UH661 considered that it had a good experience. Neil Chapman mentioned “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.” in his review of this TV.
One customer who bought the LG 55UH661 considered that it had a good interface. Ranjit wrote on Amazon “Good - Excellent interface” in their LG 55UH661 review.
Good Product Quality
Some LG 55UH661 owners wrote that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer gave the LG 55UH661 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Sound are a very high quality”. Amazon Customer also wrote “TV itself is easy to use, okay quality”. Mr Kitler mentioned in his review “It produces great picture quality which is bright” and gave it a very good rating.
Good Sound Quality
Some people who purchased it concluded that it had good sound quality. Copi rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon in January last year “Good TV great picture and sound” in their LG 55UH661 review. Gordon E. Beavis wrote “Very good picture and sound”. J. Cramp wrote on Amazon “The sound quality from the inbuilt speakers is also really good in my opinion” but in spite of that they only scored it 60 out of 100.
Good High Def TV
Some LG 55UH661 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A. Waterson rated the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Pro's -The up scaling on HD content is great”. Sheila M Fisher wrote on Amazon “LG ultra HD smart TV” in her review.
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Several LG 55UH661 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Mr. John I. Chaplin wrote on Amazon “A beautiful piece of equipment which is lightening fast to respond” in his review. Ollie C mentioned in his review of the LG 55UH661 “Initial impressions are very good, nice looking set (albeit quite thicker than the Samsung HD TV it replaces)”. 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”.
Good Smart TV Features
A number of people who reviewed the LG 55UH661 reckoned that it had good apps. One LG 55UH661 owner who purchased it considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV.
Two people who reviewed the LG 55UH661 concluded that it was well made. Mr Kitler gave the LG 55UH661 a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV last year “The build quality is excellent, specially the thin metallic bezel”. Recycled Rabbit said in their review on Amazon also 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 person thought the LG 55UH661 was reliable. Rebecca Blackman mentioned on Amazon “REVIEW UPDATED - EXTRA SETTINGS ADDED Our reliable.”.
A few LG 55UH661 reviewers who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Recycled Rabbit wrote in their review on Amazon last year “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 mentioned “Ultimately I think most of the issues I'm experiencing are due to wifi signal strength”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. J. Cramp said in their LG 55UH661 review last year “I swapped the HDMI cable for a better quality one”.
LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions
LG has good average reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire television range.
Good Technical Features
Two people concluded that this TV had good features. Amazon Customer said in their LG 55UH661 review on Amazon in January last year “Great picture, great sound and great features and reasonable price!”. Copi gave the LG 55UH661 a score of 5 stars and said last year “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” in their review of this TV.
Good Picture Quality
Several LG 55UH661 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Sheila M Fisher said “Good picture quality” in her review of the LG 55UH661.
A number of people who bought the LG 55UH661 agreed that it had good colour saturation. In January last year Rebecca Blackman gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “The overall display looked washed out and bright colours were overblown” in her LG 55UH661 review.
Good Standard Def TV
A number of LG 55UH661 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV. J. Cramp wrote on Amazon “The SD channels are fine” in their review.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One LG 55UH661 owner reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Mr. John I. Chaplin said on Amazon “Natural with superb 3D better than Sony by far” and gave the LG 55UH661 a very good review.
A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was thin. Amazon Customer rated the product 80 out of 100 and said last year “At the front it is extremely slim” in their LG 55UH661 review.
Supports Smart TV
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last 12 months, the 55UH661 supports smart TV.
We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55KU6100[plb_3539727_price], and the Philips 55PUS6401[plb_3314326_price] is also worth considering.
Alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might also want to consider include the LG 49UH750[plb_3372686_price].
Has a Wi-Fi
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched in the last 12 months, the 55UH661 has a wi-Fi.
We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the Philips 55PUS6401[plb_3314326_price], and the Samsung UN49KU6500[plb_3718431_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the LG 49UH750[plb_3372686_price].
LED Display Technology
The display technology of this TV is LED, which is the most commonly found display technology on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
2160p Supported Video Modes
This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption
With an annual energy consumption of only 111 kilowatt hours, the LG 55UH661 has one of the lower annual energy consumptions amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for the last year the annual energy consumptions range from 59kWh to 420kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 140kWh.
10 Reasons Against
Some LG 55UH661 reviewers who bought the LG 55UH661 thought it did not have a good stand. Amazon Customer mentioned “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 wrote “I do worry if the TV will fall forward should the nails holding the stand get loose, or the plastic part break”.
One LG 55UH661 owner who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Megan wrote on Amazon in January last year “TV guide is rubbish on this TV” and scored the LG 55UH661 2 stars.
Price Increase of £149.83
The price of the 55UH661 increased by £149.83 in the last few weeks.
Like most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs, the 55UH661 is not 3D.
If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the LG 49UH850[plb_3348276_price] which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UH661, the LG 55UH661 does not have a built-in camera.
Very Slow High Frequency Rate
Across all the latest 4K and 8K TVs the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. The 55UH661 has a fairly slow high frequency rate (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other new TVs.
We compared this TV to all the other 100Hz refresh rate televisions and we think the LG 43UH668[plb_3349687_price] which is cheaper; or the LG 49UH668[plb_3349688_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
If you want a TV with a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to consider the Hisense UB50EC591[plb_3382176_price] (800Hz), the LG 49UH620[plb_3406077_price] (1,200Hz), or the Samsung UE49KU6100[plb_3539678_price] (1,400Hz) which is also cheaper.
Only IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards
This television supports an IEEE 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on televisions that came out in the last year.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most new 4K and 8K TVs do not feature OLED technology. The LG 55UH661 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
Only Supports Eleven Video Formats Supporteds
The number of video formats supported by the 55UH661 is more than most comparable spec televisions that have been available for the last year. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats supporteds H.264, H.265, M-JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RV, VC-1, VP8, VP9 and XVID are also supported by this TV.
Only Supports Seven Audio Formats Supporteds
The number of audio formats supported by the 55UH661 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is MP3, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this television. The audio formats supporteds AAC, ADPCM, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, LPCM, PCM and WMA are also supported by this LG television.
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4K Ultra HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as 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.
Running Costs Are Average
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The average 5 year running cost of the 55UH661 is £124 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 389 4K and 8K TVs that came out in the last year.
At 60.9 millimeters, the LG 55UH661 has a relatively standard depth compared to most of the other recently released 4K and 8K TVs.
If you don't mind having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the Philips 49PUS7101[plb_3310349_price] (61mm and cheaper).
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