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LG 49UB820
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LG 49UB820

49" Flat Jun 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this LG TV rated this TV 83 out of 100 on average.

Good Product Quality

A few customers concluded that it was good quality. In October last year Brian Durkin wrote “Great TV with amazing picture quality”. Ljb said “Brilliant picture quality and great SMART features” . Samir Patel mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is stunning, even on SD channels as the LG built in upscale works perfectly” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought the LG 49UB820 thought it had good picture quality. Samir Patel rated the LG 49UB820 5 stars and said on Amazon “High speed picture quality is superb when watching football, formula one”.

One person said in their reviews that the product had a sharp image. Samir Patel scored the product very highly and wrote “The sharpness is incredible and needs very little adjustment to the default picture quality settings” in their review of the LG 49UB820.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who bought this TV thought it was easy to setup. Cowiegal said in their review of the LG 49UB820 “Brilliant, easy to set up amazing picture TV”. Cowiegal also said “It was extremely easy to set up and connect to SKY”. Darren Kelly said in his LG 49UB820 review “Great picture, easy to set up, picks up your antenna or satellite or both”.

Several LG 49UB820 owners said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus. Last year Brian Durkin mentioned “Still researching for best settings for picture as I've read on some posts you can enhance it even further”.

One LG 49UB820 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Dan mentioned “Once it's hooked up to the internet I can't wait to link the apps up! Crisp picture, great sound and easy to use!”.

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Good Smart TV

One person said in their reviews that the LG 49UB820 was good for watching on demand TV. Samir Patel said in their review of this TV “Action movies, you will not be disappointed! If you have Netflix/Amazon Prime” and gave the LG 49UB820 a score of 5 stars.

One LG 49UB820 reviewer who reviewed it said that it had great smart functions. One LG 49UB820 reviewer who purchased the product thought it had good apps.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 6,043 owner and expert reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs.

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Good High Def TV

Some LG 49UB820 reviewers concluded that the LG 49UB820 was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Technical Features

Several customers agreed that it had good features. Karl Jauncey mentioned on Amazon last year “Superb picture and great features” in his review of this TV.

Nice Design

One LG 49UB820 owner mentioned in their reviews that the LG 49UB820 was good looking. Brian Durkin scored the product very highly and he said “Beautiful design and looks amazing even when off” in his review of the LG 49UB820. One LG 49UB820 owner who bought it considered that it was a good design. A. Tomkins mentioned “I liked the design” in their review.

Robust

A number of LG 49UB820 owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. A. Tomkins mentioned “The set does come with built in sync settings” but they only rated this TV 2 stars.

Good Remote Control

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Darren Kelly said “Thanks LG (also the magic remote with voice searching is amazing feature”.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 49UB820 owner who bought the LG 49UB820 considered that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good Sound Quality

A few people who reviewed this TV thought it had good sound quality.

Good Connectivity

One LG 49UB820 owner who purchased it thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Cowiegal wrote in their review of the LG 49UB820 “I was talked into buying super duper HDMI cables which would run the 4K better” .

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 49UB820, the 49UB820 has a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Philips 65PUS9109 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 49UB820 supports smart TV features. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 49UB820 also support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Philips 55PUS9109, or the Panasonic TX-65AXW804.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 49UB820 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this spec and age. Most of the TVs of this age and spec only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Low Annual Energy Consumption

At only 127 kilowatt hours, the 49UB820 has a quite low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Across all the TVs of a comparable type and age to the 49UB820 the annual energy consumptions range from 66kWh to 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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Features One App

features one app

The number of lifestyle apps featured on the 49UB820 is more than most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This LG TV features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on TVs of this type and age.

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Light

The weights of televisions of a similar age and spec to the 49UB820 range from 2.2kg to 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg. The LG 49UB820 is one of the lighter comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 49UB820 (only 17.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Cowiegal said on Amazon “The picture is stunning and seems almost 3D (even though it isn't” but despite that they gave the product an excellent rating.

Not 3D Compatible

The 49UB820 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 49UB820 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the LG 65LA970, or the Philips 65PUS9109 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 49UB820 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 49UB820 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE55HU7200 which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 49UB820

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Specification

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OLED Technology
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Smart TV
App
Audio
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Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Management Features
Performance
Stored Teletext Page
Design
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Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
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User Reviews

(12)
(Verified Purchase)

Pictures absolutely awful. Any onscreen text is blurred and part split. Totally not a UHD 4K television. My lower rate Samsung is way 100% better than this LG television.

Purchased from Currys but just wanted to give this TV 5 stars. Brilliant picture quality and great SMART features. Makes Blu-rays look even better than I thought they could!

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by ADRIAN G
(Verified Purchase)

Vey good.

Reviewed 2 April 2015 by Arash Ghahremani
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect.

Reviewed 20 March 2015 by Brian Durkin
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV with amazing picture quality. This tv is an ULTR HD tv with 4k and up to 900hz. I was confused when I read the title here before buying from amazon but seller told me to contact lg for... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2015 by Karl Jauncey
(Verified Purchase)

Superb picture and great features.

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by A. Tomkins "Risktaker"

I liked the design, the picture, the options and the build quality, the sound however was awful. there are a number of reviews here stating the benefits of this set so I'll highlight the issues I... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2015 by A. Tomkins | 22 Comments

I liked the design, the picture, the options and the build quality, the sound however was awful. there are a number of reviews here stating the benefits of this set so I'll highlight the issues I... Read more…

Bought from Currys also and this tv is simply fantastic. Great picture, easy to set up, picks up your antenna or satellite or both and smart functionality is sublime.At the moment there is not one... Read more…

Reviewed 1 December 2014 by Cowiegal

I also didn't buy this from Amazon but from Curry's and bought it in the Black tag event and think I got a good deal. I was talked into buying super duper HDMI cables which would run the 4K better... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $107.98
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $109.39
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 49ub820, quick 49ub820
Barcodes 08806084894069, 08806084894083, 08806084894090
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