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LG 79UB9800

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79" Passive May 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible 3D Type Release Date
4K ResolutionA new standard of high definition raises the viewing bar higher than ever. 4K resolution is the future of digital picture, attaining a resolution four times that of Full HD, with a... More
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LG Electronics 79UB9800 79-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED TV Best price Review
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17 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This television was given a "Recommended" award by both Digitaltrends.com and Trusted Reviews, both of which decided that this LG television was good.

This 4K and 8K TV was given a "Best Buy" award by Homecinemachoice.com who concluded that this TV was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digitaltrends.com, homecinemachoice.com and Chip.de the average expert rating of this TV is 83 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

A few LG 79UB9800 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their LG 79UB9800 review on Trusted Reviews “This means it enjoys a native Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution, with chief distinctions from the step-down UB950V series being a much more powerful Harman/Kardon-desi”. Techguide.com.au mentioned in their review of the LG 79UB9800 two years ago “And when ultra high definition content does become readily available you'll be thankful you have a TV” . Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph wrote “The LG 98UB980T is a huge 98-inch television that offers Ultra High Definition or 4K pi”.

Good Picture Quality

Three LG 79UB9800 reviewers agreed that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Some LG 79UB9800 reviewers reckoned that it was good quality. Goodgearguide.com.au said on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The picture quality is rich and detailed, especially if” in their review of the LG 79UB9800 and gave the LG 79UB9800 a score of 70 out of 100. Techguide.com.au wrote two years ago “LG's latest ultra high definition LED smart TV offers brilliant picture quality, excellent design”. Techguide.com.au also said “With the 65-inch UB980T UHD smart LED TV, LG has delivered a TV that ticks the boxes for picture quality, sound quality, useful features”.

Easy to Use

Some people agreed that it was easy to use. Techguide.com.au mentioned “A new operating system that makes it easy to use” in their LG 79UB9800 review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the LG 79UB9800 had a good experience. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned “In a short event held inside Abenson's showroom in Bonifacio Global City, were able to see and experience what the largest Ultra HD TV in the Philippines has to offer”.

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LG Has Good TV Reviews

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

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Good Sound Quality

Some LG 79UB9800 owners said in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Nice Design

One LG 79UB9800 reviewer thought the product was a good design.

Good Technical Features

One person thought the product had good features.

3D Compatible

The 79UB9800 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 79UB9800.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 79UB9800 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 79UB9800.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 79UB9800 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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12 Loudspeakers

The LG 79UB9800 is a 12 loudspeaker television.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than two years ago the RMS rated power range from 8W to 120W. The 79UB9800 has a very high RMS rated power (90 Watts) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to the 79UB9800.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 79UB9800 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 120Hz and 3,000Hz. The 79UB9800 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (1,300 hertz) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 79UB9800 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 79UB9800 is more than most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is PAL, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this television. The analog signal format systems NTSC M, PAL DK and PAL I are also supported by this LG television.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the LG 79UB9800 is more than most TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 79UB9800. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The 79UB9800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Seven Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 79UB9800 is more than most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Photo", "Cinema", "Sports", "Vivid", "Energy saving" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the LG 79UB9800 is more than most TVs of this age and type. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thick

The average thickness of TVs of a similar type and age to the 79UB9800 is 52mm. The LG 79UB9800 has one of the thicker thicknesses (86.8 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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Heavy

At 57 kilograms, the LG 79UB9800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years. The weights of 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 79UB9800 range from 2.2kg to 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 79UB9800

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the 79UB9800.

Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
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OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
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3D Technology
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Smart TV
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Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
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Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Smart Mode
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Audio Format
Image Format
Local Dimming
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VESA Mounting Interface
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3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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14 January 2015

Homecinemachoice.com

LG has had a topsy-turvy year in TV. On the upside, the brand's taken the Smart TV world by storm with its WebOS interface. On the downside, it's struggled to keep up with some rivals on the... Read more…

22 December 2014

In a short event held inside Abenson's showroom in Bonifacio Global City, were able to see and experience what the largest Ultra HD TV in the Philippines has to offer. The LG 98UB980T is a huge... Read more…

17 October 2014

There's a lot to really like here, and while there are flaws in the webOS, we're still excited by it and convinced that LG is going to improve it to tap its full potential.There's a bigger problem...

1 October 2014

The 65UB980V is a staggeringly ambitious TV that for the most part we love. It's already tough to choose between the best 4K TVs this year, and we're afraid to say this LG is good enough to make...

Trusted Reviews

LG's 65-incher is currently one of the better value 4K screens on the market, and suitable for those of you who want to invest early in the latest TV tech. Its webOS interface is a cinch to use,...

26 July 2014

I may have a tough time getting over the backlighting issues the UB9800 presents, but none of the casual viewers that spent any time with the TV so much as picked up on them. Instead, they were...

Digitaltrends.com

19 July 2014

The march of progress moves to the beat of early adopters patting their wallets and chanting, "shut up and take my money." Unfortunately, LG's latest high-end offering can't seem to keep up with... Read more…

19 July 2014

You can do better, at least until 4K comes into its own because, at this point, you're still going to be watching a vast majority of your content in regular HD. While the UHD resolution jump is...

24 May 2014

With the 65-inch UB980T UHD smart LED TV, LG has delivered a TV that ticks the boxes for picture quality, sound quality, useful features and ease of use.And when ultra high definition content does...

5 August 2014

La marche du progrès a ceci de fantastique qu'elle fait fumer les porte-monnaie des adeptes de la première heure en leur faisant clamer haut et fort "Shut up and take my money !" (en gros : "la... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $359.58
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Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 79ub9800
Barcodes 00719192593886
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