This tv has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the LG UH7700
The LG UF7700 4k LED TV has great smart features and good color accuracy at an angle. However, its picture quality when sitting in front is sub-par, both in dark and bright rooms. The contrast ratio is low, it has a few uniformity issues, and it reflects more light than average.
- Great color accuracy at an angle.
- Great smart features.
- Poor screen uniformity.
- High input lag.
- Poor blacks.
The stand is wide. Contrary to most two feet configurations, this one isn't stable. It moves back and forth a lot when you push it.
1.61" (4.1 cm)
795 : 1
This LG TV (except the 70") has an IPS panel. The contrast ratio is low, which results in poor blacks when you have the lights off.
It is equipped with the local dimming feature. The zones are really big, so as you can see in this video, it isn't very effective.
SDR Peak 2% Window
SDR Peak 50% Window
The edges of this LED TV are darker than the rest, and it has noticeable dirty screen effect.
IPS (except 70")
The main advantage of an IPS panel like the one found in this LG is the color accuracy at an angle. Instead of losing saturation, the picture just darkens when viewed 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.
Native Std. Dev.
The corners are noticeably brighter than the rest of the screen.
480p and DVD upscaling is a little bit sub-par on this TV.
Cable TV and other 720p content looks good.
1080p is also slightly softer than on most other 4k TVs.
No issues come up with 4k content.
The LG UF7700 reflects a lot of light. There are also a few rainbows around bright objects.
The maximum luminosity is average. Because the screen reflects a lot of light, that means this TV isn't ideal for a bright room.
This TV's motion blur is slightly worse than average. Apart from in some video games, you likely won't notice it.
PWM Dimming Frequency
Judder-free 24p via 60p
Judder-free 24p via 60i
This is a 120Hz TV with motion interpolation. It does support 24p playback for movies, and even do the 3:2 reverse pulldown over 60i, but it somehow couldn't do it over 60p.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
1080p With Interpolation
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
The input lag is high and varied a lot (from 55 to 65 ms). PC, Game, and Expert1 all had the same input lag when TruMotion was off. When TruMotion was turned on, the input lag increased to 113.6ms.
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
To enable chroma 4:4:4, set the icon of the input to PC. For 4k @ 60hz @ 4:4:4, also enable UHD Deep Color.
Digital Optical Audio Out
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith
Yes (HDMI 1,2,5)
Variable Analog Audio Out
Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.
Std. Dev. @ 70
5.10 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
7.00 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
8.59 dB SPL
Not only this TV doesn't get loud, but the frequency response is quite poor too. Especially when pushed hard. The low-end cut off is decent for a TV however.
Total Harmonic Distortion
Acceptable and stable distortion levels throughout the range of the TV, but it doesn't get loud.
You can control the mouse pointer by using the remote.
The LG UF7700 isn't a great 4k TV. The picture quality both in a bright and dark room is not good. It also has high input lag and average motion blur for video games. In terms of positives, the smart features are great, and it has a great viewing angle.
Questions & Answers
15 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
Do all LG TVs suck? Sorry to be blunt.
No. We prioritize overall picture quality, which favors VA TVs. LG's TVs are mostly IPS, which means they sacrifice contrast in favor of wider viewing angles. LG's TVs typically reflect lots of light, too, and don't have great uniformity. We have also mostly reviewed low-end LG TVs so far this year, which is why most of them scored poorly.
We expect LG's OLED TV in particular to do quite well in our tests.
Given the fact that you said the picture quality of the LG TVs is sub-par and only give the LG UF7700
a 7.3, why do you think the eight reviews on Amazon for the UF7600
are all five stars? Thank you.
The LG UF7700
isn't bad; we particularly like the wide viewing angle and smart features. The lower score is mostly because it isn't as good for other elements of the picture when compared to other TVs we've reviewed. The higher ratings on Amazon are likely because those buyers haven't purchased several TVs to compare, and so while they're happy with their TV, there might be something else out there with even better picture.
Under the 70" recommendations at the bottom you say that the 70UF7700
has poor picture quality, but is good for wide viewing angles. I thought the 70" has a VA panel.
You're right. That was an error on our part, and we've corrected it. Thanks for pointing that out.
Will you review the LG 65UF8500 soon? I am comparing to Samsung UN65JU7100
Yes. The review should be done by tomorrow.
I would really like to see a review of the 70 inch version of this set. I wonder if the DSE would also be improved due to the VA panel?
Unfortunately, we're only reviewing one size per model this year, so we won't be taking an in-depth look at the 70" UF7700
. VA does tend to have less DSE, but there are still some VA panels that are bad for DSE, so there's no guarantee that it would be better.
What is the panel bit depth (6, 8, 10, or 12) and can you tell us if the set can get HDMI 2.0a HDR firmware?
We don't currently test for bit depth, and the UF7700
is not HDR-capable.
I am interested in the 79" version of this model. Does it also suffer from the issues mentioned in the review? The 79" panel is the same as 60" and 65".
In general, can your review for a smaller screen size be applied to a bigger screen size? This model is almost $3,000 cheaper than the UN85JU7100
. Is it worth the difference?
Yes, if it is IPS (and it does appear to be), then the same issues will apply. If anything, the uniformity will be worse, as that is typical of larger TVs. Apart from this difference in uniformity, our reviews of smaller models generally apply quite well to larger sizes.
Based on that, we don't consider the 79" UF7700
worth buying. The Vizio M80-C3
will be a better buy, and will be much less expensive than the JU7100
Would you expect the LG 65UF8500 model to have the same black/gray uniformity issues as the UF7700
model? Or are there additional features in the 65UF8500 model that may help with this black/gray uniformity issue?
We've noticed these same issues across the majority of LG's TVs this year, and there aren't really any features that can make up for a bad panel. It's likely that it would have similar issues, but until we test and see what the panel is like for ourselves, we can't say for sure.
I am experiencing the black level issue and I'm not sure I can tolerate it. I have seen a few comments elsewhere that suggest backing out the screws on the bezel will alleviate the spotlighting a little bit. Any suggestions regarding this and/or other ways to improve the black uniformity? Thanks!
What works better is rubbing a soft cloth on the problematic areas of the screen. It fixes major problems about half the time. Keep in mind, though, that doing this wrong can make the problem a bit worse, and it rarely works for LG TVs.
If you're willing to chance it, go for it. Otherwise, an exchange for a new unit would be a safer way to try and get better uniformity. We don't expect you'll get great uniformity with this model no matter what you do, though.
Will the 70UF7700
have different picture quality than the 60" you reviewed?
Yes. It will have better contrast and a worse viewing angle.
Any idea when you will be reviewing the LG UF9500? I believe that set has the nano dot tech and I am really interested in seeing how the contrast ratio and uniformity are. Thank you as always.
We'll likely only get to that set in two months, at the earliest.
I can get this in the 65" size right now for $1,199 vs a 65" M-series
at $1,499. Would you say this is a better TV for me? Cable, Netflix, and occasional sports viewing. Thanks!
will be a better buy. It has better contrast, so its overall picture is a good step up from the LG. It's worth the extra money.
Can I put this TV on the wall ?
Yes. You'll just need to purchase a Vesa wall mount.
For the LG TVs with the two feet configuration, can you measure the width of the TV stand from left leg edge to the right leg edge? This will allow an owner to determine the minimum width table/furniture needed to accommodate the TV. I could not find any measurement information online for the LG TVs with two feet configuration. Thanks!
The stand for our 60" UF7700
is 46" wide. Unfortunately, we don't have access to other sizes at the moment, so we can't speak to their widths.
The widths of the stands of our other LG TVs are already noted in the reviews.
So tell me since this TV, I have, isn't HDR10 or Dolby vision ready correct?, would it be able to be able to play UHD Blu-rays, 4k, DVDs through the new Xbox one S? Help please.
Yes, you should be able to play all those via the new Xbox One S, you just won't be able to have any advantages of the HDR option of the new console, since the TV does not support it.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.