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LG 55UG870
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LG 55UG870

55" 200Hz Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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11 Reasons For

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We calculated the average ratings for all LG TVs and also specifically for LG 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.

Nice Design

One person who bought the product thought it was good looking. P. Fowler rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon “Beautiful Tv, exceptional as with all LG tv's.”.

Very Big Picture Mastering Index (PMI)

The average picture mastering index (PMI) of comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55UG870 is 1,400. The 55UG870 has one of the bigger picture mastering indexs (PMI) (2,000) amongst TVs of this age.

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3D Compatible

The 55UG870 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of this type and age are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the Samsung UE65JS9090 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 55UG870 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV features currently available including the Samsung UE55JU7502 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for more than a year, the 55UG870 has a WiFi connection.

Other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55JU7502.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The LG 55UG870 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this type and age. This television has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on comparable spec televisions that were released more than a year ago. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News" and "Sports" are also found on this LG TV.

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Supports Ten Audio Formats

The LG 55UG870 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "DTS", "EAC3", "HE-AAC", "MP2", "PCM", "RA-Lossless" and "WMA" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 55UG870 is more than most TVs that have been around for more than a year. This LG television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55UG870. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG TV.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55UG870 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UG870 also do not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the UN88JS9500 ($11,699.97), or the UE55JS8500 ($2,297.99) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 55UG870 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. This LG TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55UG870, the LG 55UG870 does not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the LG 55EG920 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Two Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the 55UG870 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX and H.265 are also supported by this LG TV.

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Very Thick

At 98 millimeters, the 55UG870 has a very thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55UG870 the thicknesses range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 61mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UG870

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age 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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Average Refresh Rate

The 55UG870 has a fairly average refresh rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55UG870.

We compared all the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55HU8500, and the UE48JS9000 both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a television with a faster refresh rate then you might want to look at the Samsung UE48JU7000 (1,000Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
Refresh Rate
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
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
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Common Interface Plus (CI+) 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
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Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
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Width
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 November 2015 by P. Fowler

Beautiful Tv , exceptional as with all LG tv's, but just under a thousand pounds at PC World.

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Electricity cost when switched on $104.15
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $105.56
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 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 55ug870, lg 55ug870v, certified 55ug870, certified 55ug870v, lg entertainment 55ug870, lg entertainment 55ug870v
Barcodes 08806087142273, 08806087142297, 08806087142303, 08806087142358
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