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LG 79UB9800

$4,499.00
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A multi award winning 79 inch 4K television with good features
79" 4K Yes No May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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LG 79UB9800 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the LG 79UB9800 number 41 in 3D TVs, number 118 in 4K TVs and number 345 across all TVs.
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11 Reviews + 3 Awards
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$374 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 11 reviews.
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 televisions 2017.
This LG TV has running costs of $374 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 2% of all 3,997 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The 79UB9800 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
4K
Does not feature OLED technology
Fairly thick

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How Big is the LG 79UB9800?

The LG 79UB9800 is 1,874mm wide and 86.8mm tall. It is 1,014mm thick and weighs 57kg.

LG 79UB9800 front dimensions

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LG 79UB9800 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $4,499.00 it is more expensive than 97% of televisions.

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Features

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of televisions range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the 79UB9800 of 79" is very large compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 2% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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4K

4K

The 79UB9800 has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common resolution. Across all televisions the resolution ranges 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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the 79UB9800 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The 79UB9800 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Fairly Thick

Across all the televisions the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm. The thickness of the 79UB9800 of 86.8mm is quite thick compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 10% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 79UB9800 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 79UB9800 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Miracast

The 79UB9800 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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12 Loudspeakers

The LG 79UB9800 is a 12 loudspeaker TV.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Televisions have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The 79UB9800's RMS rated power of 90W is very high compared to most other televisions. It is in the highest 1% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 79UB9800 has a built-in subwoofer, which is unusual. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The LG 79UB9800 does not feature local dimming. 76% of televisions also do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 79UB9800 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), unlike 92% of televisions which do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Energy Star Certified

The 79UB9800 is Energy Star certified. 84% of televisions are not Energy Star certified.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the televisions the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the 79UB9800 of 1,300Hz is in the fastest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 24p

The LG 79UB9800 supports 24p. 84% of televisions do not support 24p.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The 79UB9800 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by televisions. Televisions resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 79UB9800 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 87% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 79UB9800 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of TVs which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 79UB9800 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of televisions do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The 79UB9800 is one of the less economic to run TVs that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 79UB9800 is $374.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 79ub9800
Barcodes 00719192593886

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