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LG LF6000 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Apr 20, 2015 at 12:00 am
LG LF6000 Picture
6.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.1
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.4
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.4
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
6.8
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
4.9
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
3.4
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
5.3
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
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.

Our Verdict

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.

Pros
  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Little reflection.
Cons
  • Significant amount of motion blur.
  • Poor gray uniformity.
  • Limited viewing angle.
3.4 HDR Gaming
  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.1 Movies
  • 6.4 TV Shows
  • 6.4 Sports
  • 6.8 Video Games
  • 4.9 HDR Movies
  • 3.4 HDR Gaming
  • 5.3 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Mar 01, 2017: Review published.

Test Results

Design
8.0
Design
Style
Curved No
Design
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".

Design
Back

The LG LF6000 is very similar to other budget LG TVs. Its thin gray bezel stands out, which could be a bad thing, depending on your room's decor.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.59" (1.5 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.05" (5.2 cm)
Picture Quality
8.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
4,171 : 1

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

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
5.3
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
161 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
161 cd/m²
6.8
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.763%

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

8.8
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.42
Color dE
2.2328
Gamma
2.04
9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.12
Color dE
1.5506
Gamma
2.2
8.0
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
1080p Input

Blu-rays looks good on the LG LF6000.

0
Picture Quality
4k Input
6.5
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
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
Picture Quality
3D
3D
No
3D Type
No
Picture Quality
Pixels
Motion
5.0
Motion
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
Motion
Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz
BFI
No
BFI Frequency
120 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
No
7.1
Motion
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
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No
Inputs
8.0
Inputs
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
Inputs
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'.

Inputs
Side Inputs
Inputs
Rear Inputs
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
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
Sound Quality
5.6
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
6.48 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
6.88 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
7.9 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
Sound Quality
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.

Smart Features
4.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS No
Smart Features
Remote
Remote Basic
Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 49 W
Power Consumption (Max) 72 W

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