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LG 65LA970

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65" 1,000Hz Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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LG 65LA970W 4K Ultra HD TV Review
LG 65LA970W Review

25 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This LG television was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and Techradar, both of which wrote that this TV was good.

The editor of one other expert review site concluded that this television was good. This TV received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, CNET.co.uk and whathifi.com this LG television has an average expert rating of 83%.

Good High Def TV

Eight LG 65LA970 owners wrote in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “It still sports an Ultra HD panel.”. Cnet.co.uk also said “It produces some great pictures across SD, HD and Ultra HD”. Whathifi.com wrote “Vibrant, lively UHD and Full HD picture”.

Good Sound Quality

A few LG 65LA970 reviewers concluded that this TV had good sound quality. Four years ago Whathifi.com said “Surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop”. Whathifi.com also said “Impressive audio”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Excellent sound quality”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “Its handling of native UHD sources is second to none, its sound quality is streets ahead of most skinny TV rivals”. Four years ago Whathifi.com said in their LG 65LA970 review “Great build quality”. Whathifi.com also mentioned “Arguably the best native UHD picture quality to date”.

Good Picture Quality

Two people who purchased the LG 65LA970 thought it had a wide viewing angle. Whathifi.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “Very limited effective viewing angle”. Two LG 65LA970 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Fun 3D picture quality” and scored it 4 stars.

Nice Design

A few LG 65LA970 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Four years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned “LG was pretty quick out of the blocks when it came to 4K, putting out its 84-inch model ahead of most of its rivals” in their review.

Some LG 65LA970 reviewers considered that it was a good design. Whathifi.com mentioned “Interesting speaker design”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Great looking design”.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all LG TVs and also specifically for LG 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Robust

Some customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the LG 65LA970 “None are built to the latest HDMI spec” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of LG 65LA970 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Really engaging passive 3D pictures”.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Four years ago Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the LG 65LA970 “With its slim bezel, classy stand”. One LG 65LA970 reviewer said in their reviews that it was a good depth. Four years ago Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Good black depth”.

Good Remote Control

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good remote control.

Good Technical Features

One LG 65LA970 owner who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review four years ago “Excellent features” .

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good interface. Whathifi.com mentioned four years ago “Magic Remote interface” in their LG 65LA970 review.

Nice Stand

One LG 65LA970 owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good stand.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 65LA970 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

The LG 65LA970 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released around the same time as the 65LA970 do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative televisions with a built-in camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the UE65F9000[pl_2037273_price], the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 65LA970 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of other TVs with a wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including the UE65F9000[pl_2037273_price], the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] all from Samsung which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 65LA970, the LG 65LA970 supports smart TV.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE65F9000[pl_2037273_price], the UE55F9000[pl_2190075_price], or the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] all from Samsung.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rates of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 65LA970 range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz. The 65LA970 has a quite fast high frequency rate (1,000 hertz) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Five Number of Loudspeakerss

The 65LA970 is a five number of loudspeakers TV.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 65LA970 have between one and two RF ports quantitys, including the 65LA970 which has two RF ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 65LA970 have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W. The 65LA970 has a fairly high RMS rated power (50 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 65LA970.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The 65LA970 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this television. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR, JPS and MPO are also supported by this TV.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

features one lifestyle apps

The 65LA970 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. This television features a Skype lifestyle apps, which is the most commonly featured lifestyle apps featured on 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 65LA970.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One LG 65LA970 owner who bought the LG 65LA970 concluded that it was not cheap. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “More expensive than most of its rivals”.

Poor Smart TV Features

One LG 65LA970 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was not good for watching TV catchup services. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “Limited catchup TV” but even so they gave this TV a rating of 4 stars.

Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as the 65LA970, the 65LA970 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Five Smart Modess

The LG 65LA970 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 65LA970. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Very Low Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS powers of 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 65LA970 range from 2W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W. At only 10 Watts, the 65LA970 has a quite low subwoofer RMS power compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The 65LA970 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 65LA970 the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh. At 289 kilowatt hours, the 65LA970 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the 65LA970.

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Heavy

With a weight of 40.6 kilograms, the 65LA970 is one of the heavier comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 65LA970 amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age. Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 65LA970 the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 65LA970

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when LG released the 65LA970.

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of B. The 65LA970 is typical compared to the other 116 similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 65LA970 will cost £320 over 5 years to run.

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Average Depth

With a depth of 40.8 millimeters, the 65LA970 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 65LA970.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Audio
Subwoofer RMS Power
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
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
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity

3 Awards

Techradar Recommended 01net.com 4 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert Reviews

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10 December 2013

LG was one of the first companies out of the traps with 4K TV. This 65in 65LA970W follows in the footsteps of the 84in monster, the LG 84LM960V , which arrived in our testing rooms with a whopping... Read more…

Vibrant, lively UHD and Full HD picture
Good black depth
Interesting speaker design
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65157
Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop
Colours can appear overcooked
Struggles when upscaling SD
Limited catchup TV
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65157
Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop
10 December 2013

LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly... Read more…

21 November 2013

With its slim bezel, classy stand and cool motorised drop-down soundbar, LG's 65LA970 is a really handsome TV, and it produces some great pictures across SD, HD and Ultra HD. Its images on sports...

14 November 2013

After suffering a pretty disappointing year overall with its HD TVs, it's good to see LG bringing its A game to the burgeoning world of UHD. Its handling of native UHD sources is second to none,...

Techradar

6 November 2013

The market for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs might still be in its infancy but that hasn't stopped the manufacturers from firing the first salvos in the inevitable war for our hearts, minds and,... Read more…

25 October 2013

LG has mercifully overcome past issues with its high-end Nano direct LCD technology just in time to deliver a gorgeous new cutting-edge TV able to deliver native UHD pictures so good you never...

Trusted Reviews

1 January 2013

LG?s second-gen Ultra HD TV heroes are hugely impressive. At CES, both models dazzled with their image clarity and smart, minimalist design. They may have been early samples, but we suspect they...

23 December 2013

Le LG 65LA970V est un très bon écran 4K Ultra-HD. C'est le troisième modèle de ce genre que nous recevons. Comment va-t-il s'en sortir face aux modèles Samsung et Sony ? La réponse... Read more…

Qualit d'image en 4k
Mise l'chelle correcte
Eccellente qualit 2D e 3D, suono potente e fedele, design moderno, sintonizzatore TV e media player con supporto 4k
Un peu de bruit vido
3D difficile rgler
Manca l'interfaccia HDMI 2.0
Smart TV migliorabile
21 October 2013

Ce téléviseur LG haut de gamme et Ultra-HD est un bon avant-goût des écrans à venir en 2014 et 2015. Malgré son faible taux de contraste, il est très compétent dans tous les domaines. Pour...

01net.com

10 November 2013

LG 65LA970V to kolejny telewizor Ultra HD, który pojawi? si? niedawno w sklepach. Zaledwie kilka dni temu przygl?dali?my si? propozycji od Panasonica (TX-L65WT600E) . LG Smart TV ma tak samo du?y... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £317.27
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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1.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
41
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 41 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 65la970, lg 65la970w, certified 65la970, certified 65la970v
Barcodes 08806084453907, 08806084453914, 08806084453938

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