LG 49UJ634V 49" - £399 @ Currys
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LG 49UJ634V 49" - £399 @ Currys

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Found 31st Mar
Just came across this and thought it seemed a decent price. I presume hdr10 translates to 8+2 at this price?

Specs below.

4K Ultra HD with HDR10
Catch-up TV & 4K Streaming with webOS
Picture quality: 100 Hz
Freeview Play / Freesat HD
HDMI 2.0b x 3
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This is the Currys 'exclusive' version of the 49UJ630V.
The 49UJ630V is available at the same price in Richer Sounds, but with a 6 year warranty.

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This is the Currys exclusive version of the 49UJ630V

The 49UJ630V is available at the same price of £399 in Richer Sounds, but with a 6 year warranty.
richersounds.com/lg-…tml
I would suggest people purchase that instead.

The 49UJ630V is also available at the same price of £399 (12 month warranty) at a host of other stores including:
Amazon; AO; Boots; Crampton & Moore etc

On that basis, I must unfortunately vote this cold.
Edited by: "Uranus" 31st Mar
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It supports HLG which is good for BBC HDR.
A friend bought one yesterday, looked very good for the money.
Menus a bit chuggy compared to my LG B6 OLED but worked fine.
This is the Currys exclusive version of the 49UJ630V

The 49UJ630V is available at the same price of £399 in Richer Sounds, but with a 6 year warranty.
richersounds.com/lg-…tml
I would suggest people purchase that instead.

The 49UJ630V is also available at the same price of £399 (12 month warranty) at a host of other stores including:
Amazon; AO; Boots; Crampton & Moore etc

On that basis, I must unfortunately vote this cold.
Edited by: "Uranus" 31st Mar
Will this run hdr on my ps4 pro seems way too cheap for decent hdr
Robbiecfc1 h, 13 m ago

Will this run hdr on my ps4 pro seems way too cheap for decent hdr


HDR won't be decent on any TV at anywhere near this price point.
Uranus31st Mar

This is the Currys exclusive version of the 49UJ630V The 49UJ630V is …This is the Currys exclusive version of the 49UJ630V The 49UJ630V is available at the same price of £399 in Richer Sounds, but with a 6 year warranty.https://www.richersounds.com/lg-49uj630v.html I would suggest people purchase that instead.The 49UJ630V is also available at the same price of £399 (12 month warranty) at a host of other stores including:Amazon; AO; Boots; Crampton & Moore etcOn that basis, I must unfortunately vote this cold.


This is not totally true. The 49UJ634V offers ultra luminance whereas the 49UJ630V doesnt.
But the 6 year warranty is a huge benefit
The totally different stands might be a deal breaker for some.

This is the Currys 'exclusive' version of the 49UJ630V.
The 49UJ630V is available at the same price in Richer Sounds, but with a 6 year warranty.
Here's the WHICH? Review for this model

Kitted out with LG's webOS smart-TV platform and Freeview Play, along with a 4K HDR screen, the LG 49UJ634V has a list of features that belies its reasonable price tag. Has this come at the cost of quality? We took it to our TV test lab to find out.

PROS: Decent picture and sound quality, good smart-TV platform with Freeview Play
CONS: 4K HDR picture quality not as good as most premium TVs

Although it misses out on a Best Buy award, the LG 49UJ634V is worth a second look. There's the odd hiccup but no major flaws, making this a great-value option.


What is it?

A 49-inch mid-range TV from LG. While you get a 4K Ultra-HD and High Dynamic Range screen, certain specs and styling won't be as high a standard as pricier TVs.

That said, it doesn't scrimp on features, running LG's webOS smart-TV platform with Freeview Play built-in, the system that integrates catch-up TV into the electronic programme guide. There's also a Freeview HD tuner and a Freesat HD tuner.

It has three HDMI ports and two USB ports, one less of each than you'll find on more expensive TVs. Two of the HDMI ports and one USB port point sideways, making them easy to reach. But you can only read the labels from the back, which could make finding the right connection tricky if it's mounted on a wall.

Despite a few design differences, this LG TV is identical to the 49UJ630V and 49UJ635V.

What's the picture quality like?

It performs solidly across the board. This is a great option if you'll be mostly be watching the main TV channels. You'll find better quality 4K HDR pictures from other sets, but if you're only an occasional 4K Ultra-HD viewer - this is becoming more widely available through pay-TV and streaming services - the quality here will likely suffice.

At times, skin tones can look a little sickly, but on the whole the colour balance is quite good. The contrast needs to be a bit stronger. LG has become renowned for excellent contrast thanks to its work on OLED TVs, but this set's a little off the pace. Darker areas of the screen look a little greyed-out, which softens the impact of the overall image.

Motion is handled quite comfortably. More reasonably priced TVs such as this often struggle with motion, but the LG remains smooth and clear throughout.

What about the sound?

Again, it's decent but not flawless. Modern flatscreen TVs don't have the best reputation for sound quality, but there's a good hit of bass here that many others can't match. There could be more very low bass - that would give more power to the overall sound. But generally, it's well balanced and pleasant.

You can hook up a sound bar via the HDMI ARC connection or digital audio optical output. If you've got a Bluetooth sound bar, you can also connect one of these wirelessly. There's no headphone output, though.

What's it like to use?

While you might be bemused by the lack of information from the printed manual in the box, downloadable version is much more helpful. It isn't a complicated TV to set up, and it's pretty intuitive to use, but if you need help you can search the manual.

LG's webOS is up there with Samsung as one of the best smart-TV platforms. It's smartly laid out, allowing you to easily jump into subscription streaming services, such as Netflix, from live TV broadcasts. It has the edge on Samsung by incorporating Freeview Play, which lets you easily browse both live programmes and catch-up TV from the same electronic programme guide.

Only one remote is supplied. It isn't bad, but some of the buttons are a little small, and the layout isn't ideal. The TV comes on quickly when you press the power button, though. Channel and volume controls are responsive, too. If you lose the remote, controlling the TV without it is awkward and limited to simple functions.

Is there anything else I should know?

This set allows you to record programmes directly to an external storage device, such as a USB drive - simply plug one in then select the programme you want from the EPG. Unfortunately, you can't simultaneously record one channel while watching another. However, you can use the playback buttons on the remote to pause and rewind live broadcasts.

Should I buy it?

It's one to think about. Despite missing out on a Best Buy award, for the price it's a good all-rounder. While more expensive TVs might have the edge on performance, if it means paying twice the price it might not be worth it. Check out our round-up of the best 49 to 55-inch TVs for the very best competitors in this size bracket.
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