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LG 79UB980V

£4,499.99
A 3 year old 4K 3D television with good features and a gigantic 79" display diagonal
79" 4K Yes No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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LG 79UB980 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the LG 79UB980 number 158 in 3D TVs, number 470 in 4K TVs and number 907 across all TVs.
14
Poor
73
Good Features
49
3 Years Old
25
£273 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

It has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 20%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
Whilst it has an efficiency rating of A+, its running costs of £273 over 5 years are in the most expensive 7% of all 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This LG TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Quite thick

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 79UB980 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 526 in TVs for sport. However good for watching films, ranking number 609 in TVs for films.
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Good
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Excellent


LG 79UB980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 16,194 user and expert reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its TVs. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £4,499.99 it is more expensive than 97% of TVs.


Features

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of TVs range from 2" 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 ordered by this feature.

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4K

4K

The 79UB980 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. The worst resolution of all TVs is HD Ready and the best is 8K. 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 79UB980 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The 79UB980 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Quite Thick

The LG 79UB980's thickness of 87mm is quite thick compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 9% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The thicknesses of TVs range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 79UB980 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The LG 79UB980 has a built-in subwoofer. 90% of TVs do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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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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Supports Miracast

The 79UB980 supports Miracast. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

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

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the 79UB980 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The best resolution of all TVs is 5120 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 79UB980 has a built-in camera. 98% of televisions do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports 24p

The LG 79UB980 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Five Loudspeakers

The 79UB980 is a five loudspeaker television. Most of the other TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 79UB980 has a 2D-3D converter. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 79UB980 does not have an ethernet port, unlike 64% of TVs which have an ethernet port.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The LG 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 sorted by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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RoHS Compliant

The 79UB980 is RoHS compliant, unlike 96% of televisions which are not RoHS compliant.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 79UB980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), unlike 92% of TVs which do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG TV was released in April 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Whilst this TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, the 79UB980 has an average running cost of £273 over 5 years based on passable usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806084767387, 08806084767417, 08806084767424, 08806084767448, 08806084767455

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