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LG 43UJ635V review

 Review: September 2017  
 

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG 43UJ635V is a low cost 43-inch TV with UHD and HDR. Images on this TV are sharp and clear, with natural-looking colours and wide viewing angles, although mid-range tones tend to come out too dark. With access to content from Freeview HD, BBC iPlayer, Amazon and Netflix, there's plenty available to watch.



 

Design & looks

The UJ635V site near the bottom of LG's UHD 2017 range of TVs. We're not expecting designer looks at this level, and true to form the UJ635V is heavy on the plastic. The relatively thick black surround and thick screen aren't too unattractive however, and the matching black stand is perfectly okay for a low-cost model.

A remote control is included in the sales package.

Picture quality

The UJ635V boasts 4K screen resolution, but unless you sit about 3 feet in front of it, you won't notice the difference on a screen this size. The screen is sharp and clear, with wide viewing angles and good motion control. Blacks are satisfyingly dark and colours are natural. The only weak point is that mid-range tones and shadow detail tend to be crushed and show up black.

Watching HDR content, the situation improves a little, but if you tend to watch mainly broadcast TV, you'd be better off buying a non-UHD model like the Samsung M5500.

Audio quality

The twin speaker system packs in 20W of audio power, and produces sound quality very typical of a low- to mid-range TV. Dialogue is clear, but the deep bass rumble you might expect from action films is weak. Still, for a small TV we're not complaining.

Smart TV

The 2017 version of LG's WebOS 3.5 Smart TV system gives you a full range of content options. As well as accessing broadcast channels via Freeview or Freesat, you can catch up with the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 or Demand 5, and stream content from Netflix, Amazon or YouTube.

You'll also find a web browser, social media apps, and access to more apps from the LG Store.

In addition you can control devices such as a Blu-Ray player or home cinema system from within the WebOS user interface.

Connectivity

When it comes to connectivity, the UJ635V has most bases covered. You can connect to the internet and your home network with built-in Wi-Fi and ethernet. Miracast supports mobile to TV mirroring, and there are two USB ports for plugging in devices via cable.

For connecting other AV devices such as a games console or Blu-Ray player, you'll find 3 HDMI connections, ARC support, an optical audio output and a combined component/composite connection.

Both satellite and Freeview inputs are available too.

Conclusion

The LG 43UJ635V gives you a lot for your money. 43 inches is a good size for a small space, and with a price tag of well under £500, you can be confident that you're getting value for money. Picture quality isn't bad, and it gets even better with access to 4K HDR content from Netflix and Amazon.

Our one caveat is that if you watch mainly broadcast channels (Freeview or Freesat), you might be better off with the Samsung M5500.


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What please is the difference between the LG43UJ634V and LG43UJ635V tv models?

Asked by Neil Whiteside from England on 2nd Dec 2017
It appears that both models were brought out in April 2017 and have apparantly identical specifications. But prices significantly vary between the two.

Does this tv a game mode and what are the response times?

Asked by Mark austin from United Kingdom on 10th Nov 2017

Reply by Conor from Ireland on 15th Nov 2017
Yes, game mode is easy to get to in the settings, the response times are 12ms , and the input delay is also very low , great for gaming.

Please , let me know if this tv is 240hz? Please let me know the hz. Thank you.

Asked by George from Uk on 20th Oct 2017

Reply by Mounteder from Netherlands on 4th Nov 2017
There aren't even any 4K displays in general with 240Hz, highest I've seen is 120Hz and those are definitely not in this price range. This one has a refresh rate of 50Hz.

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