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LG 79UB9800

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79" Passive May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D 3D Type Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

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

The writer at Homecinemachoice.com concluded that this television would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Digitaltrends.com, homecinemachoice.com and Chip.de this 4K and 8K TV has an average expert rating of 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 Televisions Have Good Reviews

On average LG 4K and 8K TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs manufactured by LG.

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

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 79UB9800 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 79UB9800.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 79UB9800 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 79UB9800 also have a WiFi connection.

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12 Loudspeakers

Most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years have between 2 and 19 loudspeakers, including the LG 79UB9800 which has 12 loudspeakers.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

At 90 Watts, the 79UB9800 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 79UB9800. 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 79UB9800 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (1,300 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. Across all the televisions that were launched around the same time as the 79UB9800 the motion interpolation frequencies range from 120Hz to 3,000Hz.

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Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The 79UB9800 is no exception to this as it too does 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 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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 TV.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The LG 79UB9800 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of a similar age and spec to the 79UB9800. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

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

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Only Supports One Video Format

The LG 79UB9800 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. 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

Across all the TVs that came out around the same time as the 79UB9800 the thicknesses range from 10mm to 94mm. At 86.8 millimeters, the LG 79UB9800 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 79UB9800.

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Heavy

The 79UB9800 is one of the heavier televisions that are a comparable age to the 79UB9800 (57 kilograms) amongst TVs of this age. Televisions of a similar age and type to the 79UB9800 have weights of between 2.2kg and 120kg.

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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 of a similar age and type 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

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
3D Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Screen Format Adjustments
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Operating System Installed
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Smart Modes
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
24p Support
Local Dimming
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)

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 $352.87
Electricity cost when on standby $1.39
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Total running cost over 5 years $354.26
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 60 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 79ub9800
Barcodes 00719192593886
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