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Reviewed on Apr 17, 2015

LG LF6300
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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.

Test Results
Design 7.0
Picture Quality 6.4
Motion 7.2
Inputs 5.5
Sound Quality 6.2
Smart Features 9.0
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

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7.0

Design

Curved : No
Stand

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

Borders
Borders : 0.63" (1.6 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 1.34" (3.4 cm)

6.4

Picture Quality

5.9 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
942 : 1

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

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

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

6.4 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 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 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
1.687 %

There is significant clouding on this TV.

8.7 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
1.98
Color dE
:
2.6228
Gamma
:
2.23

9.6 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.18
Color dE
:
1.1709
Gamma
:
2.19

8.0 480p Input

The upscaling algorithm for 480p does a good job.

8.0 720p Input

Cable TV once upscaled also looks good.

10 1080p Input

Blu-rays look nice without any image quality problems.

0 4k Input

6.1 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 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 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
7.2

Motion

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

The LG LF6300 has more motion blur than average.

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

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

5.5

Inputs

6.1 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 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.

Side Inputs
Rear 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 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

6.2

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
:
6.43 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 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.

9.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : WebOS
0 Ads
Ad-free
:
No
Opt-out
:
No

Remote
Remote : Smart

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

Misc
Power Consumption : 40 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 68 W
Firmware : 03.02.06

Conclusion
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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.

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