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LG 55UH625V review

 Review: June 2016  

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG 55UH625V is an affordable 55-inch UHD TV with HDR processing. Bright colours and wide viewing angles make it great for family daytime viewing, but it's not so refined when it comes to movies - nor does it offer 3D viewing. This is a good starter TV for anyone looking for a big screen, but we'd like to see the price drop to around 900.


Design & looks

LG has always been a top brand for design, and this entry-level model in its 2016 UHD line-up is very good looking, despite being very affordable.

The screen has an ultra-thin brushed metal bezel, and is supported by a "New Plate Ribbon" stand, which is made of black plastic, styled to match the brushed metal around the screen. It's a good look, although the screen does wobble back and forth on the stand if you push it.

Picture quality

The UH625V uses an IPS UHD screen, and it's a relatively low-end configuration, at least as far as UHD screens with HDR capability go. It's missing out on many of the high-end features found on LG's more expensive televisions such as the LG UH770V, so there's no quantum dot technology, no ULTRA luminance, no backlight dimming, and no 3D.

What this screen does do very well is display bright colours, making it ideally suited to daytime viewing, or in a well-lit room. It has very wide viewing angles too, so even if you watch from an angle, you won't notice any significant loss in vibrancy or colour accuracy. When watching UHD source material via Netflix, Amazon or UHD Blu-Ray, it's capable of producing incredibly sharp and vivid images.

What this screen doesn't do so well is reproduce shadow detail, or motion. IPS screens typically don't have the ability to fill in detail in darker areas of the screen, and this TV in particular, which uses edge backlighting, isn't subtle. Motion blur is evident in fast-moving scenes too.

Audio quality

The UH625 has a rather ordinary sound system consisting of two 10W speakers with simulated surround sound. The Clear Voice III feature helps to make dialogue clear, but there's little in the way of sound effects in movies. A soundbar is definitely recommended as an additional accessory with this TV.

Smart TV

The TV uses LG's latest WebOS 3.0 operating system to provide a raft of Smart functionality. From the menu you can select channels, access catch-up TV and on-demand content, and install a range of apps. You can also control devices such as a Blu-Ray player or home cinema system from within the WebOS user interface.

Catch-up TV services include the BBC iPlayer and Demand 5. There's on-demand content from the LG Content store, Netflix 4K and Amazon Instant Video. You'll also find a web browser, social media, YouTube, and access to apps from the LG Store.


The LG 55UH625V has all essential connectivity covered, including Wi-Fi and ethernet for connecting to the internet and your home network. DLNA networking and Miracast are both supported, so you can easily access content from other devices in your home, including wireless display mirroring of a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

Three HDMI connections are provided, plus a digital audio output, a combined component/composite input, and a USB. The TV can connect to terrestrial (Freeview), cable and satellite sources.

Conclusion - an entry-level HDR-capable TV

The LG 55UH625V is the affordable entry-level model in LG's range of big-screen TVs for 2016. A grand for a 55-inch TV isn't at all bad, although there are cheaper models available. The UH625V has the advantage of HDR processing, but it isn't the best TV for displaying the subtle highlights and dynamic range that HDR makes possible.

Still, it's an excellent family TV, with wide viewing angles meaning that no one misses out when seated on the sofa, and with the excellent WebOS 3.0 Smart TV offering catch-up TV and streaming content from Amazon, Netflix, YouTube and others.

At launch, this model is priced at around £1000, and ideally we'd like to see that drop to below £900, which would make it excellent value.

LG 55UH625V features include:

User questions

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Can I get a magic motion remote for this model if so which should I buy?

Asked by dave from United Kingdom on 1st Dec 2017

Reply by Brian from UK on 8th Mar 2018
According to the Manual and confirmed by the supplier, its AN-MR650.
However, I am unable to get it to register with my TV - the red on/off button lights up for 15 seconds but the centre wheel ie the OK function refuses to work and no red pointer appears on the screen.
I emailed LG some 6 days ago but have not had a response.

Does this tv have freesat?

Asked by Brian from Uk on 24th Jun 2017

Can I get a magic motion remote for this model if so which should I buy?

Asked by Mrs Stott from South Yorkshire on 20th May 2017

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