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LG 79UB980

LG 79UB980
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
56
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Age
4 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£240 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 4K 87mm thick television, with average running costs and a gigantic 79" display diagonal. It is 3D and supports Wi-Fi.
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75

With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have scored the LG 79UB980 as follows:

75

75
Kagoo Score
89
Reviews
87
Features
63
Age
63
Running Costs

75

75
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 75?

reviews indicate that it has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available.
Whilst it has an energy efficiency classification of A+, its running costs of £240 over 5 years are in the most expensive 11% of all 5,200+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
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.

What is This TV Best Used For?

89
Reviews

Average Review Score

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

4K
Very large display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Has a built-in camera
Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
Features local dimming
Has a built-in subwoofer
Supports Miracast
Supports 24p
Higher than average RMS rated power
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Has a 2D-3D converter
Five loudspeakers
Supports noise reduction
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Thicker than average
Does not have an ethernet port
Lower than average subwoofer RMS power
4K

The highest resolution of the 79UB980 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all TVs the best resolution is 8K and the worst is HD Ready. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

What does "HD type" mean? Less Edit
Very Large Display Diagonal
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Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 7" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The 79UB980's display diagonal of 79" is in the largest 2% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The LG 79UB980 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The 79UB980 is 3D, which is unusual. 80% of televisions are not 3D.

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Thicker Than Average

The 79UB980's thickness of 87mm is in the thickest 19% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The thicknesses of televisions range from 2.7mm to 970mm, and the average thickness is 76mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Built-in Camera
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The LG 79UB980 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. 98% of TVs 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), unlike 93% of TVs which do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 79UB980 features local dimming, which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 79UB980 does not have an ethernet port. 63% of TVs do have an ethernet port.

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Has a Built-in Subwoofer

The 79UB980 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Miracast

The 79UB980 supports Miracast. 85% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports 24p

The LG 79UB980 supports 24p, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The 79UB980's RMS rated power of 90W is very high compared to most other TVs. It is higher than 99% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 20W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

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

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Five Loudspeakers

The 79UB980 is a five loudspeaker TV.

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Lower Than Average Subwoofer RMS Power

The lowest subwoofer RMS power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 19W. The subwoofer RMS power of the LG 79UB980 of only 15W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 26% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Noise Reduction

The LG 79UB980 supports noise reduction. 82% of TVs do not support noise reduction.

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Age

LG 79UB980 Release Date

April 2014

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Running Costs

LG 79UB980 Running Costs

Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the average running cost of the 79UB980 is £240 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 5,200+ TVs that we checked.

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Europen European Energy Rating
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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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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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