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LG 55UB820
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LG 55UB820

55" Flat Aug 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape Smart TV Features Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This television received a rating of 100 out of 100 from TV expert review website tweakers.net. That puts this TV in the top 2% of all the TVs of a comparable age and spec.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Supports Smart TV Features

The 55UB820 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the 55UB820.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55F9000.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55UB820 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 55UB820 also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55F9000 is also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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2160p Video Mode

The 55UB820 supports a 2160p video mode which is better than most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago. Most 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago support a 1080p video mode.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode amongst all similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UB820.

The worst supported video mode across comparable types of TV is 480p.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 55UB820 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as the 55UB820. Most of the TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55UB820 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Features One App

features one app

The LG 55UB820 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV features a Skype app, which is the most frequently featured app featured on comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Six Sound Modes

The 55UB820 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this type and age. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs that were released around the same time as the 55UB820. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this LG TV.

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Supports Three Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the 55UB820 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on comparable spec televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Thin

At only 37.8 millimeters, the LG 55UB820 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UB820. The thicknesses of 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UB820 range from 10mm to 94mm, and the average thickness is 52mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The 55UB820 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55UB820 do are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE55F9000.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 55UB820 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the Samsung UE55F9000 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 55UB820 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55UB820. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 55UB820 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the 55UB820 also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the LG 65EC970 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Five Smart Modes

The 55UB820 has a greater number of smart modes than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 55UB820. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Only Three HDMI Ports

The 55UB820 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One RF Port

Most TVs of this age and type have between one and two RF ports, including the 55UB820 which has one RF port.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age range from 8W to 120W. The LG 55UB820 has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 20 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UB820

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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

LG released the 55UB820 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
App
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
MHL Version
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Content

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 June 2015

Goedenavond,Ik heb een lange overwogen wat voor t.v. ik zou willen hebben.Met ruim 4 meter afstand zit ik ver van de t.v. dus 55" was een minimum.Ik heb ook een beamer overwogen, maar wegens... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Mr Joshua Insley
(Verified Purchase)

Very thin and light. Cannot tell the difference in the picture quality over a standard tv? Tried many different recommend settings but doesn't look any better?
Nice tv though for the money.

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Electricity cost when switched on $133.45
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $134.86
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Energy Rating
0.87T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 55ub820, certified 55ub820v
Barcodes 08806084894120, 08806084894151, 08806084894168, 08806084894175, 08806084894182
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