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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
£240 Over 5 Years
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Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A gigantic and fully featured 4K 87mm thick television, with moderate running costs.
4K 79" No 87mm Apr 2014 A+
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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 television range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are excellent.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest televisions 2018.
Whilst it has an energy efficiency classification of A+, its running costs of £240 over 5 years are in the most expensive 14% of all 7,340 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
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?

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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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What Are People Saying About the LG 79UB980?

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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
Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot
Has a 2D-3D Converter
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Five Loudspeakers
4K

The 79UB980 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of Full HD. Across all televisions the resolution 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 display diagonal of the 79UB980 of 79" is very large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 1% 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 this is within the context that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

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

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Thicker Than Average

Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 2.7mm to 970mm, and the average thickness is 73mm. The LG 79UB980's thickness of 87mm is thicker than average when compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 82% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The LG 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 53% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 79UB980 has a common interface (CI) slot, unlike 73% of TVs which do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 79UB980 has a 2D-3D converter. 89% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 79% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Five Loudspeakers

The LG 79UB980 is a five loudspeaker TV.

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Lower Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The average subwoofer RMS power of all TVs is 18W, with the lowest being 1W and the highest being 70W. The subwoofer RMS power of the 79UB980 of only 15W is lower than 67% 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 a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most common resolution supported by TVs. Across all televisions the best resolution is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. The LG 79UB980's RMS rated power of 90W is in the highest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The LG 79UB980 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Miracast

The LG 79UB980 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports 24p

The 79UB980 supports 24p, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Features Local Dimming

The 79UB980 features local dimming. 83% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Built-in Camera
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The 79UB980 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 79UB980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 94% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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RoHS Compliant

The 79UB980 is RoHS compliant. 97% of televisions are not RoHS compliant.

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Release Date

LG released the 79UB980 in April 2014.

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LG televisions tend to depreciate faster than most televisions. Most televisions drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, LG televisions drop in price by 24%. That means that on a typical LG TV costing £889 you could save on average £214 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst this television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 79UB980 is £240, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 7,340 TVs.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £236.98
Electricity cost when on standby £2.00
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Total running cost over 5 years £238.98
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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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