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LG 79UB980V

£4,499.99
79" 4K Flat Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £272.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
LG has good TV reviews
Has a built-in camera
3D
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Reviews

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 2,455 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings 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.


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Expensive

We think this 4K and 8K TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this spec and age. The cheapeast TV of this age and spec that we found costs £319 and the most expensive costs £23,800.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when LG released the 79UB980.


Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The LG 79UB980 has a built-in camera, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television.

Other TVs with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to look at include because of its better review score, the Samsung UE78JS9500 (£4,999).

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, however the 79UB980 has an average 5 year running cost of £273 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 320 televisions that came out more than two years ago.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the UE78JS9500 (£4,999), or the UE78JU7500 (£3,995) both from Samsung or the Sony KD-75X9405 (£4,499).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 79UB980 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television do have an ethernet port.

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Supports Miracast

The 79UB980 supports Miracast, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Certificates

Has a RoHS Compliant

The 79UB980 has a RoHS compliant, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Audio

Five Loudspeakers

The LG 79UB980 is a five loudspeaker TV.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to this television the RMS rated powers range from 8W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 28W. With an RMS rated power of 90 Watts, the 79UB980 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 79UB980 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for a similar time to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 79UB980 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 79UB980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Performance

Supports 24p

The 79UB980 supports 24p, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 79UB980 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 79UB980 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The 79UB980 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Smart TV.

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Display

Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 79UB980 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to this television.

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79 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 79 inches television.

If this TV display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Hisense XT910 (85" and higher rated).

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

The thinnest depth of 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this television is 10mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 57mm. The 79UB980 has one of the thicker depths (87 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 79ub980 79ub980, irobot 79ub980v, lg 79ub980v
Barcodes 08806084767387, 08806084767417, 08806084767424, 08806084767448, 08806084767455

LG 79UB980 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 79UB980 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 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 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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