The LG LF6000 is an affordable 1080p LED TV with great contrast and little reflection. Its significant amount of motion blur is a deal breaker if you plan on playing video games on it.
- Great contrast ratio.
- Little reflection.
- Significant amount of motion blur.
- Poor gray uniformity.
- Limited viewing angle.
- 11% Contrast
- 4% Black Uniformity
- 6% Local Dimming
- 6% HDR Peak Brightness
- 6% SDR Peak Brightness
- 6% Gray Uniformity
- 7% Viewing Angle
- 4% Pre Calibration
- 1% Post Calibration
- 6% 480p Input
- 9% 720p Input
- 11% 1080p Input
- 6% 4k Input
- 4% Color Gamut
- 4% Color Volume
- 2% Gradient
- 1% Image Retention
- 6% Reflections
- 1% 3D
Because it doesn't have an IPS panel, this is one of the rare LG TVs with a great contrast ratio.
The black uniformity is really great - one of the best we've seen for an LED TV.
This is a direct-lit TV, and due to the small number of LEDs, you can see a grid pattern on solid colors, creating a lot of dirty screen effect.
Due to its VA panel, the colors lose saturation when you are off-axis.
Update 01/06/2017: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results from 2016 TVs.
The reflections on this TV are well under control. You don't need to worry about having a few lights in your room.
The LG LF6000 can't get bright at all, which will be an issue if you have windows in your room and plan on watching TV during the day.
The motion blur is pretty bad on this set. There is a long trail on fast-moving objects.
Movies over a 24p input have no judder. However, it doesn't do the reverse 3:2 pulldown for movies over 60p or 60i, resulting in a slight judder.
You will need to label the input to 'PC' to get marginally lower input lag of 35.9ms.
- 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
- 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
- 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
- 20% 4k @ 60Hz
- 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
To enable chroma 4:4:4, label the input as 'PC'.
Decent bass extension for a TV, but poor frequency response which gets even worse as the volume increases. It doesn't get loud either. Significant pumping when the TV is pushed to its limits.
Good distortion levels throughout, without a significant change under heavier loads. But the TV doesn't get loud.
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The LG LF6000 is a good TV for movies or TV shows, thanks to its great contrast and little reflection. Its lack of smart features is also fine, provided you don't need them. However, if you plan on watching sports or playing video games, you will see a lot of blur on fast-moving objects.
Questions & Answers
My question: LG LF6000 is advertised as "TruMotion 120Hz" which (depending on who you talk to) can mean a native refresh rate of 60Hz (there is after all the word 'TruMotion' before '120') or mean a real 120Hz TV (because the label '120Hz' is used, and not just '120').
Please note that in 2015, LG seems to have discarded the label "MCI" and reversed to using "TruMotion" again. You may want to update your refresh rate table for LG TV's.
I do not know how you test the native refresh rate of the TVs you evaluate, but I read on this page that because the LF6000 does not have TruMotion (see below), it is then automatically assumed to be a 60Hz TV. That seems a fair assumption, however:
1 - I have talked to several LG representatives and they all claim (including the so-called 'tier 2 experts') that the LF6000 does have a native refresh rate of 120Hz. Until further proof, I take their claim with a grain of salt.
2 - While it is true that the TruMotion feature does not appear in the menu, it can be toggled on or off by selecting a different 'Picture Modes'. 'TruMotion' will be 'ON' in 'Sport', 'Game', "Expert 1" (?!) and "Expert 2" (?!) but will be 'OFF' with the other modes ('Standard', 'Vivid', 'APS').
Again, this claim is from LG customer service, and while enabling TruMotion for 'Game' and 'Sport' makes sense, doing so for the two 'Expert' modes does not. Even if true, not knowing what the TV automatically selects for you sounds like a scary Brave New World. What do you think? Can you substantiate these claims, or are they misleading?
And we do plan on updating our fake refresh rate conversion article to reflect this year's terminology and models, hopefully within the next couple of weeks.
"We checked in all picture modes, and with 60, 30, and 24 fps video. There was no interpolation. And we do plan on updating our fake refresh rate conversion article to reflect this year's terminology and models, hopefully within the next couple of weeks."
How can it have Judder-free 24p if it is a 60hz TV?