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LG LF6300 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Apr 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
LG LF6300 Picture
6.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
5.5
Movies
6.8
TV Shows
6.9
Sports
6.5
Video Games
4.4
HDR Movies
3.6
HDR Gaming
5.5
PC Monitor
Type LED
Resolution 1080p
Refresh Rate 60 Hz

The LG LF6300 LED TV has great smart features and a wide viewing angle. However, it has too many downsides to be worth considering. It is only a 60Hz TV, it reflects a lot of light, it has a bit too much motion blur, and its input lag is high, too. Its contrast ratio is low, too.

Our Verdict

6.2 Mixed Usage

Unless you really want a good viewing angle or WebOS, there are better TVs out there for the same price as the LG LF6300. In a bright room, it reflects too much light, and in a dark room, the blacks look gray. It is also not a good gaming TV, because of the high input lag and the sub-par motion blur.

Pros
  • Great smart features
  • Good viewing angle
Cons
  • Poor blacks
  • High input lag and a bit too much motion blur
  • A lot of reflection in a bright room
  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 5.5 Movies
  • 6.8 TV Shows
  • 6.9 Sports
  • 6.5 Video Games
  • 4.4 HDR Movies
  • 3.6 HDR Gaming
  • 5.5 PC Monitor

Test Results

Design
7.0
Design
Style
Curved No

Design
Stand

Unlike most LG TVs, this TV has a central stand. Our 49" had an 8.5" x 27" footprint.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.63" (1.6 cm)

Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 1.34" (3.4 cm)

Picture Quality
5.9
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
942 : 1

This LG has an IPS panel, so it has the contrast ratio is sub-par.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

5.6
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
216 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
216 cd/m2

6.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.920 %
50% DSE
0.225 %

The top and the side edges are much darker, and there is a significant amount of dirty screen effect.

6.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
LCD Type
IPS
Color Shift
21 °
Brightness
32 °
Black Level
75 °

It maintains good color accuracy even when viewed at an angle. Instead of the colors shifting, the picture just darkens.

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.

7.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.687 %

There is significant clouding on this TV.

8.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.98
Color dE
2.6228
Gamma
2.23

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.18
Color dE
1.1709
Gamma
2.19

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The upscaling algorithm for 480p does a good job.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

Cable TV once upscaled also looks good.

10
Picture Quality
1080p Input

Blu-rays look nice without any image quality problems.

0
Picture Quality
4k Input

6.1
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
67.61 %
DCI P3 uv
73.69 %
Rec 2020 xy
48.51 %
Rec 2020 uv
53.70 %

6.5
Picture Quality
Reflections
Reflection
1.9 %
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss

The LG LF6300 reflects a lot of light. You can see a rainbow flare around bright objects.
It doesn't get very bright, which means it isn't ideal for a room full of windows.

0
Picture Quality
3D
3D
No
3D Type
No

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
7.8
Motion
Motion Blur
Response Time
17.5 ms
Overshoot
1.2 ms

The LG LF6300 has more motion blur than average.

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

This is a 60Hz TV with motion interpolation, so the effect won't be as strong. It does support 24p playback though, which is great for movies over Blu-rays. It can't do the reverse 3:2 pulldown though.

5.0
Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

Inputs
6.1
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
50.1 ms
1080p With Interpolation
126.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
119.5 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
50.1 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

The lowest input lag we could get out of the LG LF6300 was 50.1 ms, under PC. Game mode had 69.7 ms.

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 display Chroma 4:4:4, you need to change the icon of the input to PC.

Inputs
Side Inputs

Inputs
Rear Inputs

Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 3
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 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
No
Dolby Vision
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth No
ARC Yes (HDMI 1)
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
6.43 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
6.18 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
7.75 dB SPL
Max
85.3 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
106 Hz

Poor frequency response, which gets worse as the volume increases. Significant pumping under heavy load. The TV doesn't get loud either, but the bass extension is OK for a TV.

7.4
Sound Quality
Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
0.012
Distortion @ 80
0.014
Distortion @ Max
0.023

Low distortion levels throughout, but the TV doesn't get loud either.

Smart Features
9.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS WebOS

0
Smart Features
Ads
Ad-free
No
Opt-out
No

Smart Features
Remote
Remote Smart

The remote doubles as a mouse pointer, which works really well for navigating the smart features.

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 40 W
Power Consumption (Max) 68 W
Firmware 03.02.06

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