LG 49UH850V review
|Review: May 2016|
Last updated September 2016
In a nutshell: The LG 49UH850V is a superb 4K TV with HDR capability, at a reasonable price. It's beautifully styled, with a smart silver and white finish. The TV uses a fast IPS display with bright colours and wide viewing angles. It's 3D compatible, and has an excellent 2.2 speaker audio system. LG's latest WebOS 3.0 Smart TV system includes apps for the BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Netflix 4K and Amazon Instant Video. Connectivity is excellent, and includes Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners. It's a great package!
Best buy: LG 49UH850V from Currys (£699.00)
The LG 49UH850V is the 49-inch version of the 55-inch LG UH850V UHD HDR TV we reviewed earlier. The price of the TV has fallen very significantly since its release in March 2016, and it's now a very good value product. Watch out for further cuts as Black Friday approaches!
LG 49UH850V features include:
- 49 inch UHD LED-backlit screen
- 3840 x 2160 resolution
- "Super UHD" IPS 4K Quantum display with Colour Prime Plus
- ULTRA Luminance
- High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Local Dimming
- Dolby Vision, HDR10
- Motion rate: 2700Hz (200Hz)
- Passive 3D (2 pairs of glasses included)
- Smart TV (WebOS 3.0)
- Freeview HD & Freesat HD
- Audio: Harman Kardon 2.2 speaker system (stereo speakers with subwoofers), 40W total power, wireless sound sync
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, ethernet, HDMI 2.0 x 3 (ARC x 1), USB 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 1, headphone x 1, component in (Y/Pb/Pr), composite input, PC audio input, digital audio out (optical), SCART, RF Input, screen mirroring, MHL 2.0, CI slot, Simplink, Bluetooth
- Magic remote control MR15R
- Size without stand (WxHxD): 1104 x 645 x 51.5 mm
- Size with stand (WxHxD): 1104 x 699 x 238.4 mm
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Asked by Roger
on 14th Jan 2017
Is there a need to connect this TV to the internet with a cable or is the connection made wirelessly ?
Is there issues with watching sport/football with banding if so how bad is it ?
Asked by ALAN
on 31st Dec 2016
I have read a lot about banding issues with the LG49UH850 model and it is putting me off buying.
Does this tv have HDCP 2.2?
Asked by John
on 20th Nov 2016
LG 49UH850V user reviews
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Average rating from 4 reviews:
Reviewed by lex
on 31st Oct 2016
Really sucks for watching sports! Good tv for everything else.
Reviewed by Kevin
from United Kingdom
on 30th Sep 2016
Let me get this out of the way first: I bought this tv last week new this week £100 off, I thought I'd hot it on a lower price too 😭
Ok here goes my review.
The tv looks beautiful, would have preferred black bezel.
The smart features are great, magic remote is great, speak to the controller and the tv will do things...no more typing lol.
The standard picture is rubbish tbh...even 720p picture looks grainy... probably due to size of the screen.
I bought this tv for gaming mostly, and the quality is beautiful, though when your sat in dark and the game is loading (black ops 3) you can see the screen bleed as it is an edge lit tv...if you have a lamp on it doesn't show as much, but you can also adjust each setting in the hdmi.
Sound I think is very good.
The hdr looks good on my games adding deeper richer colours.
The 3d is ok but I've not tried a genuine 3d film only YouTube vids.
The blacks aren't very black more of a darker grey.
Reply by Graham
on 30th Sep 2016
Do you find this fast for gaming, as it is an IPS screen?
Reply by ste
on 19th Nov 2016
I have the non hdr version of this TV, and i'd imagine the response time is the same. Fine for single player games, but for cod online it is no good. The delay is too bad and you will lose a lot of one on ones. Better off with a monitor for gaming.
Reviewed by roger
from United Kingdom
on 3rd Aug 2016
Brill tv back-lit is so much better than edge lit in my opinion, colours are much better, no light bleed in the corners, as u get with edge lit sets, build quality is, great, would Def recommend this set.
Reply by Paul
on 29th Sep 2016
How are the blacks with this set?
Reviewed by Ahmed
on 30th Jul 2016
I just bought LG 49uh850v and found in the fast scenes some pixles appears and then disapear around the body which moves fast.
How can i resolve this?
Reply by xenofon
on 9th Aug 2016
This is a setting issue. Try TRUMOTION OFF.
Reply by phil
from wales uk
on 12th Sep 2016
If you are the true motion on in settings turn it off.