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LG 49UB850V LED TV 49" Smart 4K TV £939 @ TotalDigital
LG 49UB850V LED TV 49" Smart 4K TV £939 @ TotalDigital

LG 49UB850V LED TV 49" Smart 4K TV £939 @ TotalDigital

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REDUCED EVEN FURTHER from the original deal of £989

Experience detail as life intended with LG's 49UB850 49" 4K Ultra HD 3D LED TV. Boasting a resolution four times that of Full HD, the 49UB850V boasts a picture quality so like-like you'll feel like you're living, not watching, your favourite shows. Whether it's your favourite TV show or a Blu-ray movie, the 49UB850V upscales everthing you watch to near 4k resolution. Add to this LG's Cinema 3D technology, a similar passive 3D technology used in most cinemas today, with its lightweight, battery-free 3D glasses and you have the ultimate immersive viewing experience. The 49UB850V lets you customise the 3D depth to suit your mood and watch your favourite 2D programmes in glorious 3D with LG?s advanced 2D to 3D conversion technology. And, if you purchase a special pair of dual play 2D glasses, you and a friend can both enjoy full screen two player gaming as opposed to the traditional split screen method. LG's unique Dual Play technology lets each player only see the game from their own perspective on the full screen.

UHD 3D LED TV
Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Cinema 3D TV (2 x 3D Glasses included)
Smart TV (Magic Remote included)
UHD Upscaling
HEVC Decoder
Freeview HD Built-in
Wi-Fi Built-in, WiDi
Cinema Screen design
3D Depth Control
2D to 3D conversion
Dual Play mode
Smart Share 2.0
Triple Engine
Tru Black Control
2.0ch 20W Audio Out
Clear Voice II
Ultra Surround Sound system
Energy Class B
Colour Black
4 x HDMI
3 x USB
1 x Scart
1 x Component
1 x Composite
1 x Digital Audio Out (optical)
1 x PC Audio In
W x H x D: 1093 x 681 x 237mm (with stand)
W x H x D: 1093 x 646 x 38.2mm (w/o stand)
Weight: 18.5Kg (with stand)
Weight: 17.5Kg (w/o stand)

46 Comments

Original Poster

corgi74

Not a great reviewhttp://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/49ub850v-201406033786.htm



check out this one
amazon.co.uk/pro…ing

corgi74

Not a great … Not a great reviewhttp://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/49ub850v-201406033786.htm

The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of … The LG 49UB850V is not only the worst 4K TV we’ve tested, it’s also one of the worst-performing televisions we’ve reviewed to date in terms of image quality. Its subpar picture performance is made all the more difficult to accept by the display’s retail price of £1500. Sure, it’s 4K (even that’s not strictly true considering the significant drop in resolution with movement), but there exist many other critical elements of picture quality including contrast ratio, shadow detail and motion handling, and the UB850 flunked the majority of them.



The guys at HDTV Test know their stuff. They would have calibrated it within an inch of it's life.



That looks pretty damning to me. Especially when this sort of money can get you a really good 1080p LED TV.

I think it is worth to wait little longer for good 4k tv to come down in price. It is not worth to buy first cheap one.

biddilybah

The guys at HDTV Test know their stuff. They would have calibrated it … The guys at HDTV Test know their stuff. They would have calibrated it within an inch of it's life.That looks pretty damning to me. Especially when this sort of money can get you a really good 1080p LED TV.



Definitely, Vincent knows his stuff!

HUKD is normally awesome. However, danger lies therein.

General lurker sees a 49" 4K TV for under a grand.
Lurker blindly votes HOT.
Said TV post makes the front page.
More lurkers vote hot.
Deal becomes more attractive in direct proportion to heat.
The hotter it gets, the more people vote HOTE without reading the thread.
In the end some (or many) poor punters part with the hard earned on a dog of a TV.
Moral of the story.....DYOR!!!!

cutthroat_jake

HUKD is normally awesome. However, danger lies therein.General lurker … HUKD is normally awesome. However, danger lies therein.General lurker sees a 49" 4K TV for under a grand.Lurker blindly votes HOT.Said TV post makes the front page.More lurkers vote hot.Deal becomes more attractive in direct proportion to heat.The hotter it gets, the more people vote HOTE without reading the thread.In the end some (or many) poor punters part with the hard earned on a dog of a TV.Moral of the story.....DYOR!!!!



this happens 9 out of 10 times haha

cutthroat_jake

HUKD is normally awesome. However, danger lies therein.General lurker … HUKD is normally awesome. However, danger lies therein.General lurker sees a 49" 4K TV for under a grand.Lurker blindly votes HOT.....



Or there is the flipside when someone posts a good deal on say a very good plasma 720p or a good laptop but that has no higher than 768 res and vote cold and people miss out on a potentially good deal (while us in the know reap all the benefit!!

Original Poster

Yeah this TV may be a punt.. I would take it if I was after a TV... how bad could it really be? I have a cheap LG and I love it.. I doubt this will disappoint. Sure those guys may know their stuff but who is to say they set the TV to its optimal settings? but then again its LG's fault for not setting this correctly at their plant.

I can't recall seeing a 49" tv before.

Ive read the hdtv test review, and ive seen this tv in store at currys. Its looks and sounds amazing. The picture quality is outstanding. I even asked for them to put some 1080p and 720p footage on instead of the tempting 4k that the shops use to sell you the tv. It was no where near comparable with the poor review that hdtv test gave it. The store workers let me blast the tv full volume to test its sound and even sat me down while they showed me its passive 3d quality. That too was also impressive. Ive also read somewhere that it is possible hdtv test may have got a faulty tv when they tested, and im starting to believe that as i found no fault with the tv after playing about with it for a good half hour!

Original Poster

ammokhan

Ive read the hdtv test review, and ive seen this tv in store at currys. … Ive read the hdtv test review, and ive seen this tv in store at currys. Its looks and sounds amazing. The picture quality is outstanding. I even asked for them to put some 1080p and 720p footage on instead of the tempting 4k that the shops use to sell you the tv. It was no where near comparable with the poor review that hdtv test gave it. The store workers let me blast the tv full volume to test its sound and even sat me down while they showed me its passive 3d quality. That too was also impressive. Ive also read somewhere that it is possible hdtv test may have got a faulty tv when they tested, and im starting to believe that as i found no fault with the tv after playing about with it for a good half hour!



Thank you for coming to my rescue - its one of those post that you regret posting. Your rather courageous with the currys staff... I mean salesmen are intimidating its like they're trying to brainwash you to buy buy buy

You really do have to shop around for the reviews and not just the product when getting something like this because remember this quote I have just made up while typing this comment: " A mole hill will be impressive to anyone that has not seen a mountain "
I should make motivational posters.

pattern

Yeah this TV may be a punt.. I would take it if I was after a TV... how … Yeah this TV may be a punt.. I would take it if I was after a TV... how bad could it really be? I have a cheap LG and I love it.. I doubt this will disappoint. Sure those guys may know their stuff but who is to say they set the TV to its optimal settings? but then again its LG's fault for not setting this correctly at their plant.



Calibrating means they set the tv to it's optimal settings to achieve the best picture they can. They use calibration equipment to achieve this and don't rely on their own eyes to find these things out.

I'd sooner trust these guys than user reviews as, without being harsh, most people don't realise what a good tv looks like until they have seen one that has been properly calibrated.

I'm not saying it's bad because it's cheap by the way. I've had a cheap LG in the past and it was great. However, if you're going to feed SD/720p/1080p content to a 4K TV, you really need to spend more than this to get an acceptable picture quality.

It's up to the customer at the end of the day, but like I said before, I'd sooner put my £989 towards this. Linky, and have some change left over. That is getting fantastic reviews across the board and you won't be upscaling TV/Bluray/Games consoles up to 4K and degrading the image quality. 4K content is a while off yet. Even TV channels aren't at 1080p yet and are still broadcasting in 1080i.

Just my 2 pence. Not trying to put a downer on your deal, just trying to help people out who may not be sure.

pattern

Yeah this TV may be a punt.. I would take it if I was after a TV... how … Yeah this TV may be a punt.. I would take it if I was after a TV... how bad could it really be? I have a cheap LG and I love it.. I doubt this will disappoint. Sure those guys may know their stuff but who is to say they set the TV to its optimal settings? but then again its LG's fault for not setting this correctly at their plant.



There's a whole section where they try and optimise it. They have decent tools and years of experience. I'm inclined to say if they say the picture is bad, its bad. Depends how discerning you are though - I know plenty of people perfectly happy on TN PC monitors, but to me they look awful.

FlyRyder

Definitely, Vincent knows his stuff!



Ordinarily maybe, but consensus on avforums is that he must have had a duff model. Feedback on there very positive, especially on its 55" sibling.

Cold - it's still an LCD!

The TV aside, does anyone know if this site is reliable? They seem to have some decent prices?

Good price but this review says otherwise worst 4k tv they have reviewed.

hdtvtest.co.uk/new…htm

ammokhan

Ive read the hdtv test review, and ive seen this tv in store at currys. … Ive read the hdtv test review, and ive seen this tv in store at currys. Its looks and sounds amazing. The picture quality is outstanding. I even asked for them to put some 1080p and 720p footage on instead of the tempting 4k that the shops use to sell you the tv. It was no where near comparable with the poor review that hdtv test gave it. The store workers let me blast the tv full volume to test its sound and even sat me down while they showed me its passive 3d quality. That too was also impressive. Ive also read somewhere that it is possible hdtv test may have got a faulty tv when they tested, and im starting to believe that as i found no fault with the tv after playing about with it for a good half hour!



did the store workers give you a cup of tea and biscuits too ?

Original Poster

I have never seen a 4k TV let alone this one. It should be possible to incinerate deals if the community disapproves of the product.

corgi74

Not a great reviewhttp://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/49ub850v-201406033786.htm



Yup voted it cold, HDTV know what they're doing unlike some mug on Amazon whose trying to justify their purchase.

pattern

I have never seen a 4k TV let alone this one. It should be possible to … I have never seen a 4k TV let alone this one. It should be possible to incinerate deals if the community disapproves of the product.



HotUKDeals would cease to exist then as there wouldn't be any deals in existence and therefore its raison d'être moot.

Is there any point buying a 4k TV? 4k PC monitor fair enough as long as you have the hardware, but (aside from one series on Netflix) nothing is being broadcast in 4k as of now, and I can't think of any films on Blu ray being released in 4k (though I may be wrong). And if you want to game on this TV on a console, you can forget it.

No, by the time there's actual content we should hopefully have better tech than LCD.

Original Poster

People keep complaining that its LCD (its actually LED LCD). I don't see that many OLEDs and for that price you wont get OLED for another two to three years.

Original Poster

A $120k tv would buy you an LCD
cnet.com/pro…9w/

cgurrell

Is there any point buying a 4k TV? 4k PC monitor fair enough as long as … Is there any point buying a 4k TV? 4k PC monitor fair enough as long as you have the hardware, but (aside from one series on Netflix) nothing is being broadcast in 4k as of now, and I can't think of any films on Blu ray being released in 4k (though I may be wrong). And if you want to game on this TV on a console, you can forget it.



Games consoles and games have 1080p logo on the back but aren't true 1080p. You can still see blockiness. They're just upscaled. I've only seen pc run true 1920x1080 resolution. Maybe future ps4 and xbox one games can do true 1080p or we'll have to wait for ps5

Original Poster

montana78

Tenner more gets you a 55" tv..isnt that deal better? … Tenner more gets you a 55" tv..isnt that deal better? http://www.sonicdirect.co.uk/4K-Ultra-HD-TVs/Samsung-UE55HU6900-55-4K-Ultra-HD-Smart-LED-TV-200Hz-Freeview-HD?



Your deal spits on my deal! Wow - this is what this site is about fo shizzle

pattern

Your deal spits on my deal! Wow - this is what this site is about fo … Your deal spits on my deal! Wow - this is what this site is about fo shizzle



None are my deals. I'm asking why a tenner price difference between the 55" and 49" tv? What makes the 49" that special

pattern

People keep complaining that its LCD (its actually LED LCD). I don't see … People keep complaining that its LCD (its actually LED LCD). I don't see that many OLEDs and for that price you wont get OLED for another two to three years.

LED is how it's backlit and LCD still suffers from motion blur, rubbish black levels, etc.

Original Poster

Hitcher

LED is how it's backlit and LCD still suffers from motion blur, rubbish … LED is how it's backlit and LCD still suffers from motion blur, rubbish black levels, etc.


So whats the alternative?

pattern

So whats the alternative?



Plasma I guess.

Original Poster

rev6

Plasma I guess.

dead; they are stopping production

pattern

dead; they are stopping production



LG haven't stopped yet.

pattern

So whats the alternative?

Plasma - Panasonic GT60.

Original Poster

rev6

LG haven't stopped yet.

still dead though isnt it? All others have stopped and LG will follow.

montana78

None are my deals. I'm asking why a tenner price difference between the … None are my deals. I'm asking why a tenner price difference between the 55" and 49" tv? What makes the 49" that special

It's a passive 3D set, the Samsung isn't 3D.

Check out hdtvtest update on this set they have now given it a much higher rating unfortunately I couldn't see it for sale at the posted price
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