LG 49UB850V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV £899.00 @ Currys
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LG 49UB850V Smart 3D 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV £899.00 @ Currys

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Found 6th Dec 2014
4k Ultra HD picture is 4 times the resolution of HD
1000 Hz processing rate
Smart: Catch up TV & App Store
Passive 3D: 2 pairs of glasses include

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Edited by: "NeoTrix" 6th Dec 2014

Doesn't bode well on HDTVtest.co.uk's review:

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. Full review: review

You are definitely buying at the bottom end on immature tech right now, and 4k output is extremely sparse right now. Can't see any point in rushing into 4k yet unless your current (presumably 1080p) TV is dead or dying. Fast moving pictures such as those associated with sport and games will be poor on this TV

There was a firmware update released for this TV and it went from being a POS to being really good TV

If you are on o2 you can get £50 off using o2 priorities.

yea if you read towards the bottom of the review it gives a recommended review after the firmware update

Updated 12 August 2014

A new firmware update has fixed several of the aforementioned issues and improved the picture quality on the LG 49UB850V (as described in this follow-up article), prompting us to upgrade our review rating to “Qualified Recommendation”.

Original Poster

Yeah i'm 02 how can i save

i got one its amazing tv. my gaming pc is connected hdmi3 port. perfect 4k 60hz. recommended.

really tempting but is it worth waiting for 4k to be more mainstream and tv's with new connectivity standards?

Just remember, as with most 4K TVs, the power consumption is almost double the same size non 4K. So in this case it gets a B energy rating. So if you don't need 4K then you will save in the long run by getting a good normal TV.

monkeyhanger75

Doesn't bode well on HDTVtest.co.uk's review: The LG 49UB850V is not only … Doesn't bode well on HDTVtest.co.uk's review: 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. Full review: reviewYou are definitely buying at the bottom end on immature tech right now, and 4k output is extremely sparse right now. Can't see any point in rushing into 4k yet unless your current (presumably 1080p) TV is dead or dying. Fast moving pictures such as those associated with sport and games will be poor on this TV

Try reading the review to the end instead of posting snippets!

After the firmware was updated they re-reviewed the set and changed their view on it to recommended.

I have one and it is simply superb and a steal at this price!

rmax1

really tempting but is it worth waiting for 4k to be more mainstream and … really tempting but is it worth waiting for 4k to be more mainstream and tv's with new connectivity standards?

This has HDMI 2.0 on one socket and supports the Hvec codec, how much more future proof do want?

brookysm

Try reading the review to the end instead of posting snippets!After the … Try reading the review to the end instead of posting snippets!After the firmware was updated they re-reviewed the set and changed their view on it to recommended.I have one and it is simply superb and a steal at this price!



I missed that, my apologies - but how much 4k content are you watching right now? While 1080P is pretty much all there is out there i'd rather have a top end 1080p TV than an average 4k TV - especially for watching Sport (motion blur does not seem to have been addressed with the update) . I'll hang on until at least 50% of what I want to watch is available in 4k and probably end up with a Sony or Samsung.
Edited by: "monkeyhanger75" 6th Dec 2014

monkeyhanger75

I missed that, my apologies - but how much 4k content are you watching … I missed that, my apologies - but how much 4k content are you watching right now? While 1080P is pretty much all there is out there i'd rather have a top end 1080p TV than an average 4k TV - especially for watching Sport (motion blur does not seem to have been addressed with the update) . I'll hang on until at least 50% of what I want to watch is available in 4k and probably end up with a Sony or Samsung.



Guess you didn't research upscaling properly either..

Also the picture on this TV is outstanding compared to any "top end" 1080 tv so you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

jumpinoffthbed

Guess you didn't research upscaling properly either..Also the picture on … Guess you didn't research upscaling properly either..Also the picture on this TV is outstanding compared to any "top end" 1080 tv so you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.



Static pictures perhaps will look a little better, but you'll get lots of smearing and ghosting on fast moving (e.g. sports) footage. I've seen the model up from this in the LG range at my local JL playing the mini chase scene in the original Bourne film on Blu-Ray and it was a smeary mess. There's a reason you see it demoing slow moving pan shots of an impressive Kuala Lumpur at night rather than something fast moving.

This TV has been on here maybe hundreds of times. It's always this price and has been for months and months.

I went to look at this TV in currys. The colours looked amazing and the detail was stunning close up. But then I retreated to the same distance I view from at home and could see no real difference between it and my 47" LG 1080p TV.

I certainly don't see an urgency to upgrade. BT are apparently planning to broadcast the champions league in 4K. Until then I am not even going to consider an upgrade, and I reckon if I do it will have to be at least 60 inch.



monkeyhanger75

Static pictures perhaps will look a little better, but you'll get lots of … Static pictures perhaps will look a little better, but you'll get lots of smearing and ghosting on fast moving (e.g. sports) footage. I've seen the model up from this in the LG range at my local JL playing the mini chase scene in the original Bourne film on Blu-Ray and it was a smeary mess. There's a reason you see it demoing slow moving pan shots of an impressive Kuala Lumpur at night rather than something fast moving.



So why are there 2 people on this thread who have this TV saying it's superb and amazing? And why is it recommended on review sites?
Edited by: "jumpinoffthbed" 7th Dec 2014

monkeyhanger75

I missed that, my apologies - but how much 4k content are you watching … I missed that, my apologies - but how much 4k content are you watching right now? While 1080P is pretty much all there is out there i'd rather have a top end 1080p TV than an average 4k TV - especially for watching Sport (motion blur does not seem to have been addressed with the update) . I'll hang on until at least 50% of what I want to watch is available in 4k and probably end up with a Sony or Samsung.

I'm watching 4k content on it right now thanks to Netflix!
Admittedly it's currently limited to Breaking Bad and House of Cards as actual content but it certainly isn't smeary and full of slow panning shots.

Anybody who has any doubt over this set should read the owners comments on AV Forums, there's a lot of very happy people on there and a few who have issues with banding etc in fact my set has a problem of the 3D going out of sync and causing ghosting in the bottom left of the screen occasionally but it isn't something that I'm overly concerned about.

I have this tv what settings work best for it?? I'm not good with technology lol
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