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LG 49SJ810V review

 Review: August 2017  

Rating: 5 stars

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.


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.

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Can you plug a SKY Box into this TV?

Asked by P Saxton from UK on 16th Sep 2017

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Yes, you can plug a Sky box into any TV with a HDMI connection.

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Reviewed by James Bailey from Ireland 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...

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.

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