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LG 98UB980

LG 98UB980
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Reviews
162 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
64
Age
4 Years Old
59
Running Costs
£340 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 4K 98" TV, with ok running costs and one of the largest display diagonals on the market
4K 98" No Yes Apr 2014 A+
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have scored the LG 98UB980 as follows:

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77
Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
88
Features
79
Popularity
65
Age
59
Running Costs

77

77
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 81%, based on 162 reviews. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung TVs are also excellent.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2018.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, however its running costs of £340 over 5 years are in the most expensive 4% of all 6,770 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The 98UB980 has some great features:
4K
Very large display diagonal
3D
Supports Wi-Fi

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?

91
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.1 stars (162 reviews).

60%

of Customers Would Recommend
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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
Supports Wi-Fi
Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution
Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Supports Timeshift
Has a 2D-3D Converter
Has a Camera Included
4K

The 98UB980 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common 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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Very Large Display Diagonal
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The display diagonal of the 98UB980 of 98" is in the largest 1% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of TVs is 7", the largest is 110", and the average display diagonal is 43".

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Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The 98UB980 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that 99% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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3D

The LG 98UB980 is 3D, unlike 81% of televisions which are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 51% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution supported by the 98UB980 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels TV, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. Across all TVs the worst resolution is 4K UHD (2160p) pixels and the best is 5120 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The LG 98UB980 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 86% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 98UB980 supports timeshift. 75% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 98UB980 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 81% of televisions which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Camera Included

The LG 98UB980 has a camera included, which is unusual. 97% of TVs do not have a camera included.

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Supports Miracast

The 98UB980 supports Miracast. 80% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 71% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LG 98UB980 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 80% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Does Not Support Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 98UB980 does not support smartphones being used as a remote, although it is worth keeping in mind that 79% of TVs also do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Has a Built-in Camera
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The 98UB980 has a built-in camera. 95% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Popularity

Popularity

The LG 98UB980 is currently ranked number 1629 across all TVs.
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Age

Release Date

This TV was released in April 2014.

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Most televisions drop in price by 18% in the first 6 months after release, however LG TVs tend to depreciate faster. In the first 6 months after release, LG TVs drop in price by 26% on average. That means a saving of £227 on a typical £886 new LG TV if you wait 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

High Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+, however the 98UB980 is in the most expensive 4% of all 6,770 TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 98UB980 will cost £340 over 5 years to run.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on £336.28
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £338.11
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Energy Rating
1.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 44 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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LG 98UB980 Specification

Key Features
HD Type
Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Display
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
2D-3D Converter
3D Technology
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Smart TV
Timeshift
Smart TV
Design
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Colour
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Consumption (Standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Digital Signal Format System
Performance
Built-in Camera
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Teletext Function
Teletext
Packaging Content
Pair of 3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
Camera Included
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Warranty Card
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (With Stand)
Height (With Stand)
Width (With Stand)
Height
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
Technical Details
LED Backlight

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

lg 98ub980veu

Barcodes

08806084767585, 08806084767608, 08806084767615

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