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LG 98UB980

LG 98UB980
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Reviews
72 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
65
Age
4 Years Old
61
Running Costs
£370 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
This television has outstanding picture quality, a good screen and it's very good-looking. It's a classic and fully featured 4K 98" television, with ok running costs and one of the largest display diagonals available.
4K 98" No 114.3mm Apr 2014 A+
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness 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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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
88
Features
68
Popularity
0
Value for Money
65
Age
61
Running Costs

77

77
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 77?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 81%, based on 72 reviews.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
Whilst this LG TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, its running costs of £370 over 5 years are in the most expensive 4% of all 7,424 TVs 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?

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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (72 reviews)

60%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
43 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the LG 98UB980?

Picture Quality
9
3
Price
7
5
Smart Features
1
0
Sound Quality
1
2
Design
3
2
Wall Mounting
1
0
Remote Control
0
2
Watching Films
1
0
Size and Weight
4
1
Noise Level
1
0
High Definition Quality
1
0
Robustness
2
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6 Out of 10 Customers Thought the LG 98UB980 Was Priced Reasonably
  • Good price but quite costly to take the roof off ... Wanted a decent TV for the bedroom, decent size and now with our bed on the balcony we also get the ...
    Tony b - Amazon 25 Apr 2016
  • Great Value. Great Screen and value for money, and with £3000 off, I only needed to sell 4 of my vital organs! Must buy!
    William clubb - Amazon 5 Jan 2016
  • Great Value. Great Screen and value for money, and with £3000 off, I only needed to sell 4 of my vital organs! Must buy!
    William clubb - Amazon 5 Jan 2016
  • Weight and Viewing Distance a Problem,,, but worth the price!!! When I saw this 98 inch TV for sale on Amazon... for the amazing prices of £22,000 with ...
    Aaron Price - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • Some People Thought the LG 98UB980 Was Solidly Made

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 was well made.

  • ... bought in the Cotswolds. We weren't disappointed! We were going to get a cinema built in the south wing, but instead decided to go for this box at a mere ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 14 Oct 2015
  • ... Phono HDMI, RJ45 for ethernet (wired internet connection) but has wireless built in also. An Attachment that will allow even Scart and finally RF IN for ...
    Sam - Amazon 29 Jul 2015
  • The Majority of Owners Thought This TV Was a Great Size

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 was a good size.

  • Amazing size. I'm throughly enjoying living in the box, very spacious, and I'm sure it will be amazing once I can afford a house again and get it plugged ...
    Owen - Amazon 23 Oct 2015
  • ... quite costly to take the roof off ... Wanted a decent TV for the bedroom, decent size and now with our bed on the balcony we also get the benefit of fresh ...
    Tony b - Amazon 25 Apr 2016
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Carefully Designed

    Four people thought that the LG 98UB980 was very good-looking.

  • ... got the TV up on the wall.. Then the third problem came with regards to viewing the wonderful beautiful picture of this monster... The instructions suggest ...
    Aaron Price - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • ... house. After knocking down a few walls, I now had a beautiful sitting placement for myself to watch the action on this TV... Overall yes you have to make ...
    Aaron Price - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • ... too big for my student bedsit, but just to own it gives me street cred with my oh so fashionable university buddies. I also use it as a bed, a bath, a ...
    Mark - Amazon.co.uk 25 Dec 2016
  • Three Stars. Pretty good, but a little small, next time I may invest in an IMAX cinema instead..
    J. Cunningham - Amazon 25 Sep 2015
  • One Person Thought the LG 98UB980 Had an OK Noise Level
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    The Majority of Customers Thought it Produced a High Quality Image

    Several people thought that the LG 98UB980 had superb picture quality and had a good screen.

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    Has Brilliant Picture Quality
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... cinema style seats. The screen is absolutely awesome and the clarity of the picture is out of this world. We are thinking about getting something similar ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 14 Oct 2015
  • ... got the TV up on the wall.. Then the third problem came with regards to viewing the wonderful beautiful picture of this monster... The instructions suggest ...
    Aaron Price - Amazon 6 Apr 2016
  • The picture is fantastic. But as I can no longer afford the ... I bought two (Amazon had a BOGOF offer). The picture is fantastic. But as I can no longer ...
    I. M. White - Amazon 27 Jan 2016
  • Wii Sports has never been so difficult... Sure the picture is great but I'm now suffering from a sore neck as even trying to watch countdown is like being ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 8 Jun 2016
  • View All Reviews About Picture
    Has a Good Screen
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Did Not Have Good Sound Quality

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 had bad sound quality.

  • ... about Wii Bowling.. Like throwing a mint imperial at a forest. Now I know all that sounds negative but what I can say, is the wife is happy. i know.. shock, ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 8 Jun 2016
  • ... village to enjoy and we make a packet on popcorn and ice creams! Ps sound quality lacking...may buy a sound bar...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 11 Feb 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was a Good Smart TV
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    Two People Thought the LG 98UB980 Did Not Have a Good Remote Control

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 had a bad remote control.

  • ... enough away to see all of the picture. The main problem now is the remote control is too far away to change channels. I've managed to get round this by ...
    Innerspace - Amazon 24 Nov 2015
  • ... middle. Not the girder but the house! The only negative really is The remote control is as large as my floor rug and thus I have to get out of my chair ...
    C. - Amazon.co.uk 28 Dec 2016
  • Two People Thought it Was Suitable for Wall Mounting

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 was good for wall mounting.

  • ... it!!!". For the night is dark and full of Terror. Make sure the wall mount is VESA compliant 600 x 400 and can hold over 100 KG to be extra safe. The precise ...
    Sam - Amazon 29 Jul 2015
  • ... without stand. FYI with stand is 77.7 kg. Before wall mounting make sure that all the cabling is established. I connected USB extension cables upto 2 meters. ...
    Sam - Amazon 29 Jul 2015
  • One Customer Thought it Had a Superior High Def Picture
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    Some People Thought the LG 98UB980 Was Great for Watching Films

    Two people thought that the LG 98UB980 was good for watching Netflix.

  • Heard you get a free month of netflix so i ... Heard you get a free month of netflix so i bought Two. One for the living room and one for the kitchen.
    Chumpy - Amazon 10 Jan 2016
  • Heard you get a free month of netflix so i ... Heard you get a free month of netflix so i bought Two. One for the living room and one for the kitchen.
    Chumpy - Amazon 10 Jan 2016
  • How Good Are LG TVs?

    88
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    4K
    Very large display diagonal
    3D
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports timeshift
    Has a camera included
    Has a built-in camera
    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    Has a pair of 3D glasses included
    Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
    Has a 2D-3D converter
    Supports Miracast
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    Thicker than average
    Does not support smartphones being used as a remote

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought the LG 98UB980 was solidly made
    The majority of owners thought this TV was a great size
    7 out of 10 people thought it was carefully designed
    The majority of customers thought it produced a high quality image
    Two people thought it was suitable for wall mounting
    Some people thought it did not have good sound quality
    Two people thought the LG 98UB980 did not have a good remote control
    4K

    The LG 98UB980 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD television, which is the most frequently found resolution. TVs HD types range 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 LG 98UB980's display diagonal of 98" is in the largest 1% of all televisions when ranked 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 98UB980 does not feature OLED / QLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    3D

    The LG 98UB980 is 3D, unlike 80% of televisions which are not 3D.

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    Thicker Than Average

    The average thickness of all televisions is 74mm, with the thinnest being 2.7mm and the thickest being 970mm. The thickness of the 98UB980 of 114mm is thicker than average when compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 94% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi. 53% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Timeshift

    The 98UB980 supports timeshift. 84% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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    Has a Camera Included

    The 98UB980 has a camera included. 100% of TVs do not have a camera included.

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

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    Supports Wi-Fi Direct

    The 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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    Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

    The 98UB980 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 88% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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    Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

    The 98UB980 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 96% of televisions do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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    Has a 2D-3D Converter

    The 98UB980 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 89% of televisions do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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    Supports Miracast

    The 98UB980 supports Miracast, unlike 89% of televisions which do not support Miracast.

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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 keep in mind that 89% of televisions also do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The LG 98UB980 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 2,538 across all TVs.
    0
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    6 out of 10 customers thought the LG 98UB980 was priced reasonably
    65
    Age

    Release Date

    LG released the 98UB980 in April 2014.

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    Running Costs

    Running Costs Are High

    Whilst the energy efficiency classification of this television is A+, the 98UB980 is one of the more expensive to run televisions that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 98UB980 will cost £370 over 5 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £367.47
    Electricity cost when on standby £2.00
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    Total running cost over 5 years £369.47
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    Energy Rating
    1.7T
    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    44
    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
    Thickness
    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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