LG 49SJ810V review
|Review: August 2017|
In a nutshell: The LG 49SJ810V is a flagship 49" TV with premium styling and good picture quality. The comprehensive Smart TV system includes Freeview Play, Freesat HD, Netflix and Amazon. Viewing angles are particularly wide, making this a good choice for a family TV. It's a good choice for gamers too.
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LG 49SJ810V review
The LG 49SJ810V is the 49" version of the LG 55SJ810V we reviewed previously. See our detailed 55" LG SJ810V review for more information.
The SJ810V is a flagship 49" TV with premium styling and excellent picture quality from its 4K HDR screen. The display supports the HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG standards for High Dynamic Range and uses nano-cell technology for a rich, full colour spectrum. The IPS screen is bright and has the advantage of wide viewing angles, although it can't match the deep blacks of Samsung's televisions such as the MU6400 or MU6470. The screen is at its best for daytime viewing or in a moderately-lit room. In a darkened room, the lack of contrast can become noticeable.
Gamers will appreciate the very low lag, and audiophiles will benefit from the Harman/Kardon speaker system, although this isn't the most powerful sound system available, with just 20W of total output.
The WebOS 3.5 Smart TV system gives you access to broadcast channels via Freeview or Freesat, and you can catch up with the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4 or Demand 5, and stream content from Netflix, Amazon or YouTube.
All things considered, this is an excellent mid-range family TV. At the time of review the price is a fair £800, but we strongly suspect that this will creep lower as the Christmas and Black Friday deals approach.
LG 49SJ810V features include:
- 49 inch UHD LED-backlit screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- IPS 4K edgelit display with nano cells
- ULTRA Luminance
- Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
- Smart TV (WebOS 3.5)
- Freeview HD (Freeview Play) & Freesat HD
- Audio: Harman Kardon 2.0 channel speaker system, 20W total power, DTS decoder
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, ethernet LAN, HDMI x 4 (ARC x 1), USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 1, headphone out x 1, digital audio out (optical), RF in x 2, Miracast screen mirroring, CI slot, Simplink
- Magic remote included
- Energy efficiency class: A+
- Typical power consumption: 66W
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1100 x 641 x 62 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1100 x 699 x 248 mm
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Will hdr work while in game mode?
Asked by Kurt
on 11th Nov 2017
Reply by Stu
on 23rd Nov 2017
Yes it does, bought one yesterday.
Is it possible to use the menus with the remote control buttons instead of using the Magic remote pointer?
Asked by Timothy
on 12th Oct 2017
Can you plug a SKY Box into this TV?
Asked by P Saxton
on 16th Sep 2017
Reply by S21
on 16th Sep 2017
Yes, you can plug a Sky box into any TV with a HDMI connection.
LG 49SJ810V user reviews
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Average rating from 4 reviews:
Reviewed by Mike
on 22nd Nov 2017
I've had this model since end June and still learning things it does. In summary it has stunning picture quality particularly with 4k. It does an excellent upscaling job with SD as well! Out of the box you need to set brightness and contrast which are sooo high it gets complaints about light bleed and motion blur. Has 200Hz refesh rate. Web OS3 is great to use giving access to all internet stuff and host of options which appear as a ribbon along bottom of screen. Magic contoller needs some getting used to. Complaints about audio - for goodness sake, hook up optical out to decent sound system and it's sorted! Slim TV's are not shaped for great speakers systems. xxx800v is same as xxx810v panel - depends what region you live, checked with LG. IPS much much better than VA for viewing angles - you need to be almost edge on to get fall off in colour.
I could go on but suffice it to say we are all well impressed with its' performance - go out and get one!!
Reviewed by David
on 15th Nov 2017
Don't buy this TV! Buy the LG 49SJ800V instead! This model has only an 8Bit colour range when the LG 49SJ800V is a 10Bit one, and it DOES make a difference.
Reviewed by James Bailey
on 20th Sep 2017
I bought this set 16th September 2017. It's replacing a non HDR 2014 Sony Bravia.I have to say, after a week, I'm puzzled. I know, somewhere inside this lovely LG set, is a wonderful picture just waiting to burst out.But so far, I just can't find it.The settings are quite complicated and HDR is a whole new world to me and I'm finding it difficult to release the beast that's surely chomping at the bit, waiting to be released.Sky UHD Soccer is ok on this set but honestly, I find there's a much more vibrant picture on the 3 yr old Sony.Motion blur on the LG has raised its head again.
Is there such a thing as proper calibration for this set....any tips anyone, I'd be eternally grateful.
I know there is a fine television set somewhere inside that beautiful frame, I just can't find it...
Reply by Gianni
on 20th Nov 2017
Try this setting... credit to Which.co.uk
Picture mode Standard
Colour saturation 63
Colour temperature C20
Tint / Hue G3
Energy Saving off
Eye Comfort Mode off
Dynamic Contrast off
Dynamic Colour low
Colour Gammut wide
Super Resolution low
Noise Reduction low
MPEG NR low
Black Level low
Real Cinema on
Motion Eyecare off
LED Local Dimming med
Reviewed by William Rance
from United Kingdom
on 15th Sep 2017
I bought this set as a second tv to my new LG OLED55E7N, thinking it to be a middle of the road budget set. How wrong I was. It is an exceptionally good television with a terrific picture and sound. I was very surprised to learn that it has the latest HLG format which will allow the reception of terrestrial and satellite broadcasts when they start transmitting 4K UHD programmes in the near future.