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LG 79UB980

LG 79UB980
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Fully-Featured
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Age
4 Years Old
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Running Costs
£220 Over 5 Years
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Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and giant 4K 87mm thick TV, with alright running costs
4K 79" No 87mm Apr 2014 A+
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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With excellent features, we have scored the LG 79UB980 as follows:

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Why Has it Scored 73?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 20%. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are excellent.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
Whilst it has an energy efficiency rating of A+, its running costs of £220 over 5 years are in the most expensive 15% of all 6,770 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This LG TV has some great features:
4K
Very large display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
ULTRA HD 4k
Smart tv with webos
A sound that surrounds you
CINEMA 3d

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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How Good Are LG TVs?

We have evaluated 16,211 expert reviews and 433,576 user reviews for TVs from across the internet and used this information to calculate an average rating for LG TVs of 88%. This makes LG the 7th best television brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

4K
Very Large Display Diagonal
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
3D
Thicker Than Average
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Supports Miracast
Features Local Dimming
RoHS Compliant
4K

The highest resolution of the 79UB980 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all TVs ranges from HD Ready (worst) to 8K (best). 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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Very Large Display Diagonal
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The 79UB980's display diagonal of 79" is larger than 99% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all TVs is 43", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110".

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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The LG 79UB980 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 99% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The 79UB980 is 3D, which is unusual. 81% of TVs are not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The thickness of the 79UB980 of 87mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 88% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average thickness of all TVs is 63mm, with the thinnest being 2.7mm and the thickest being 970mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 51% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 79UB980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 86% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports Miracast

The 79UB980 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 80% of televisions do not support Miracast.

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Features Local Dimming

The 79UB980 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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RoHS Compliant

The LG 79UB980 is RoHS compliant. 88% of TVs are not RoHS compliant.

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Has a Built-in Camera
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The 79UB980 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 95% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports 24p

The LG 79UB980 supports 24p, unlike 79% of televisions which do not support 24p.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The LG 79UB980 has a built-in subwoofer. 87% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 71% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 79UB980 has a 2D-3D converter. 81% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. The 79UB980's RMS rated power of 90W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 79UB980 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. The resolution of all TVs ranges from 4K UHD (2160p) pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Five Loudspeakers

The 79UB980 is a five loudspeaker television.

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Lower Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The subwoofer RMS power of the 79UB980 of only 15W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 29% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the subwoofer RMS powers range from 1W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 18W.

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Age

Release Date

LG released the 79UB980 in April 2014.

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency rating of this television is A+, the 79UB980 is one of the most expensive to run televisions that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 79UB980 will cost £220 over 5 years to run.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £216.87
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £218.70
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Energy Rating
1.1T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 28 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

ULTRA HD 4K

LG ULTRA HD 4K TV gives you the best picture quality there is, with four times the detail of Full HD. Our unique IPS Panel allows you to experience perfect clarity, wherever you sit to watch.

SMART TV WITH WEBOS

LG Smart TVs with webOS revolutionise the way you watch and experience entertainment on your TV.

Free from the complexities and complications of advanced technology, you can now enjoy Smart TV the way it is supposed to be, simple and intuitive, bringing together all your favourite catch-up TV, Movies, Sport and Music services. Whatever you wish to watch, find, launch, or play, you can do it easily with webOS, the efficient and user-friendly Smart TV is designed with you in mind.

A SOUND THAT SURROUNDS YOU

Sound designed by Harman Kardon, LG's multi-channel forward-facing speaker system delivers room-filling sound for a highly refined and powerful audio experience.**UB980V Only.

CINEMA 3D

Enjoy CINEMA 3D in greater comfort with light, battery-free, and affordable 3D glasses.

INTEGRATED CAMERA

With the Integrated Camera, you can enjoy face-to-face calls with friends and family with the Skype app. The great thing is that when you don't use it, it is hidden from view.**Available on selected models.

READY FOR THE FUTURE

LG ULTRA HD 4K TV delivers the next generation of digital broadcasting with a built in 4K HEVC Decoder that will be the future standard for 4K video compression.

Now you can enjoy 4K quality content via internet streaming or USB without requiring support from any extra device. Enjoy 4K content through external devices with HDMI 2.0 compatibility.

MAGIC REMOTE

Access a growing world of entertainment on your LG Smart TV with the intuitive Magic Remote using point, scroll, gesture or voice commands.*Magic Remote included on selected models.

IPS PANEL

With LG's unique IPS panel enjoy perfect colour, clarity and contrast, from every seat in the room.

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LG 79UB980 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Thickness
Display
3D
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
2D-3D Converter
Supported Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Audio
Built-in Subwoofer
Subwoofer RMS Power
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-in Speaker
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technology
Speaker
Smart TV
Smart TV
Smart Modes
Design
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Colour
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Performance
Built-in Camera
24p
Local Dimming
Noise Reduction
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Height
Width
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface (CI) Slot
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
USB 3.0 Type-A Port

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

lg 79ub980v

Barcodes

08806084767387, 08806084767417, 08806084767424, 08806084767448, 08806084767455

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