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Reviewed on Apr 20, 2015

LG LF6000
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
6.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.1
Movies
6.4
TV Shows
6.4
Sports
6.7
Video Games
4.9
HDR Movies
3.4
HDR Gaming
5.3
PC Monitor
Type : LED
Resolution : 1080p
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

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.

Test Results
Design 8.0
Picture Quality 6.7
Motion 4.8
Inputs 7.1
Sound Quality 6.1
Smart Features 4.0
Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Little reflection.
Cons
  • Significant amount of motion blur.
  • Poor gray uniformity.
  • Limited viewing angle.

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8.0

Design

Curved : No
Stand

The stand is separated into two small feet at both extremities of the TV. It is stable, but very wide. The stand on our 50" is 40.5" by 10".

Borders
Borders : 0.59" (1.5 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 2.05" (5.2 cm)

6.7

Picture Quality

8.4 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
4171 : 1

Because it doesn't have an IPS panel, this is one of the rare LG TVs with a great contrast ratio.

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

5.3 SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
:
161 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
:
161 cd/m2

6.7 Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
:
4.176 %
50% DSE
:
0.204 %

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.

4.2 Viewing Angle
LCD Type
:
VA
Color Shift
:
20 °
Brightness
:
30 °
Black Level
:
18 °

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.

9.4 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
0.763 %

The black uniformity is really great - one of the best we've seen for an LED TV.

8.7 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
2.42
Color dE
:
2.2328
Gamma
:
2.04

9.5 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.12
Color dE
:
1.5506
Gamma
:
2.20

8.0 480p Input

Upscaled DVDs and 480p TV shows looks good. You will need to set 'Noise Reduction' to 'High' to cut the noise a bit.

8.0 720p Input

720p content like cable TV looks good. You will also need to set 'Noise Reduction' to 'High' to cut the noise a little.

10 1080p Input

Blu-rays looks good on the LG LF6000.

0 4k Input

6.5 Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
:
No
DCI P3 xy
:
72.21 %
DCI P3 uv
:
78.13 %
Rec 2020 xy
:
52.24 %
Rec 2020 uv
:
58.76 %

8.0 Reflections
Reflection
:
1.8 %
Screen Finish
:
Semi-gloss

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.

0 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
4.8

Motion

5.0 Motion Blur
Response Time
:
33.3 ms
Overshoot
:
0 ms

The motion blur is pretty bad on this set. There is a long trail on fast-moving objects.

2.8 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
No
BFI Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
:
No

7.1 24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
:
Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
:
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
:
No

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.

0 Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
:
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
:
No

7.1

Inputs

7.9 Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
:
35.9 ms
1080p With Interpolation
:
N/A
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
:
38.8 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
35.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
:
N/A

You will need to label the input to 'PC' to get marginally lower input lag of 35.9ms.

2.0 Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
:
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
:
No
4k @ 60Hz
:
No
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
No

To enable chroma 4:4:4, label the input as 'PC'.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 2
USB : 1
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 0
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1 (shared)
Composite In : 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 0
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
:
No
Dolby Vision
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
:
No
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
:
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth : No
ARC : No
USB 3 : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

6.1

Sound Quality

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.

5.6 Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
:
6.48 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
:
6.88 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
:
7.90 dB SPL
Max
:
85.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
:
95 Hz

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.

7.1 Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
:
0.013
Distortion @ 80
:
0.022
Distortion @ Max
:
0.029

Good distortion levels throughout, without a significant change under heavier loads. But the TV doesn't get loud.

4.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : No
Remote
Remote : Basic

Misc
Power Consumption : 49 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 72 W

Conclusion
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6.2 Mixed Usage
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.

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