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LG 98UB980V

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LG 98UB980
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A good spec and classic 4K TV, with a massive 98" display diagonal but high running costs
98" 4K No Yes Apr 2014 A+
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LG 98UB980 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the LG 98UB980 number 92 in 3D TVs, number 399 in 4K TVs and number 669 across all TVs.
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Reviews
67 Reviews
17
Value for Money
Poor
74
Features
Good Features
46
Age
3 Years Old
25
Running Costs
£340 Over 5 Years
59
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 78%, based on 67 reviews. Hisense TVs also have excellent reviews in general.
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 2017.
This LG TV has an efficiency rating of A+, however its running costs of £340 over 5 years are in the most expensive 4% of all 4,441 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent design, that it is reasonably priced and it is robust.
The 98UB980 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4K
Very large display diagonal
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology
Does not support smartphones being used as a remote

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is excellent for watching sport, ranking number 372 in TVs for sport. However mediocre for watching films, ranking number 774 in TVs for films.
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Watching Films
Mediocre
92
Watching Sport
Excellent

LG 98UB980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 67 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 78 out of 100.

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LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 23,519 expert and user reviews (including 10,687 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its TVs. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Nice Design

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good looking.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six people thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers thought it was well made.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £18,999.00 it is in the most expensive 1% of televisions.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, however the 98UB980 is in the most expensive 4% of all 4,441 televisions that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 98UB980 is £340.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

LG released the 98UB980 in April 2014.

Features

4K

4K

The 98UB980 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found HD type of Full HD. 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

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the 98UB980 of 98" is very large compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 1% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the LG 98UB980 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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3D

The LG 98UB980 is 3D, which is unusual. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi, as do 60% of TVs.

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 98UB980 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 81% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 98UB980 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 98UB980 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This TV also supports a display resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. TVs resolutions range from 366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 98UB980 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 87% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Camera Included

The LG 98UB980 has a camera included. 99% of TVs do not have a camera included.

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Supports Miracast

The LG 98UB980 supports Miracast. 86% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 98UB980 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 73% of TVs 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. 86% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 98UB980 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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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 noting that 88% of TVs also do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg 98ub980v

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08806084767585, 08806084767608, 08806084767615

LG 98UB980V

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