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  1. Table of Contents
  2. Intro
  3. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Back
    3. Borders
    4. Thickness
    5. Temperature
  4. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. HDR Peak Brightness
    5. Gray Uniformity
    6. Viewing Angle
    7. Black Uniformity
    8. Gradient
    9. Pre Calibration
    10. Post Calibration
    11. 480p Input
    12. 720p Input
    13. 1080p Input
    14. 4k Input
    15. Color Gamut
    16. Color Volume
    17. Image Retention
    18. Reflections
    19. 3D
    20. Pixels
  5. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  6. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  7. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  8. Smart Features
    1. Apps
    2. Ads
    3. TV Controls
    4. Remote
    5. In The Box
    6. Misc
  9. Sizes and Variants
  10. Compared
  11. Conclusion
  12. Q&A
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2016 , Eric Bousquet

LG UH6150
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
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Test Benches:

  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
7.3 Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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5.9 Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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7.5 TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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7.7 Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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7.9 Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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6.9 HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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7.9 HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.5 PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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This tv has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the LG UJ6300

Type : LED
Resolution : "4k"
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

The LG UH6150 is a "4k" UHD LED TV. The picture quality is slightly below average, in-part due to the less accurate RGBW pixel structure. The native contrast is very low, which combined with poor black uniformity leads to bad dark room performance. It does stand out in some areas though, as the motion handling is excellent and the picture remains accurate when viewed at an angle.

See our recommendations for the best 4k TV.
Test Results
Design 7.5
Picture Quality 6.8
Motion 8.4
Inputs 8.4
Sound Quality 5.9
Smart Features 8.5
Pros
  • Excellent motion handling
  • Picture remains accurate when viewed at an angle
Cons
  • Very poor contrast
  • Can't get very bright once calibrated
  • Poor black uniformity

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7.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 Design Picture
Curved : No

The design of the UH6150 is quite good, and an improvement upon the smaller UH6100 as it appears to be more high-end. It has a metallic-looking border surrounding the screen, which adds to the premium feel.

Stand
LG UH6150 Stand Picture

The stand is very wide, but it supports the TV well. It is made of plastic, but looks alright.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 9.4" x 37.2"

Back
LG UH6150 Back Picture
Wall Mount : Vesa 300x300

The rear of the TV is textured similar to other LG TVs, such as the smaller size UH6100. It is quite reflective and attracts fingerprints, but looks good.

Borders
LG UH6150 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.71" (1.8 cm)

The borders are of an average thickness. They look quite good with a layered look of different plastic levels.

Thickness
LG UH6150 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 2.13" (5.4 cm)

The TV appears quite thin from the side. The thickest part of the TV is near the bottom, but this will still look great if wall-mounted.

Temperature
LG UH6150 Temperature picture
Maximum Temperature
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What it is: The peak temperature found on the TV.
Good value: <35°C
Noticeable difference: <5°C
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42 °C
Average Temperature
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What it is: The Average temperature measured on the TV
When it matters: If the TV is placed in an enclosed space.
Good value: 30
Noticeable difference: 5
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34.9 °C

The efficiency benefits of the RGBW sub-pixel arrangements do not affect the heat output at maximum backlight.

6.8

Picture Quality

The LG UH6150 has an average picture quality. Dark room performance is poor due to the very low contrast ratio, the bad black uniformity which can't be improved due to the lack of a local dimming feature. When set in a bright room the performance is not much better even if doesn't reflect too much light, because the peak brightness is so low with a warm color temperature. People who like to watch sport will like the fact that the gray uniformity, even if it is average, does not cause too much dirty screen effect. The TV also has good upscaling and very little motion blur. The colors remain accurate when viewed at an angle, which is great for those with wide seating. The TV supports the HDR10 format but doesn't really benefit from it as it does not have a wide color gamut, no local dimming feature and very low peak brightness for small highlights.

4.8 Contrast
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What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Checkerboard Picture
Native Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks measured on our checkerboard test pattern with a white target of 100 cd/m².
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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500 : 1

The UH6150 has a very low native contrast ratio, even for an IPS TV. Due to the low peak brightness with our calibration temperature of 6500K, the backlight has to be turned up a lot to reach our target white square value of 100 nits. This also raises the black level, so that the blacks appear gray even in a fairly bright room. See the 'Peak Brightness' test for more information.

When set to a cooler color temperature, the native contrast ratio was about double what we were able to achieve. This is because the white subpixel is at a cool color temperature and so the backlight doesn't have to be turned up as high.

0 Local Dimming
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What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
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What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
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No
Backlight
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What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.
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Edge

The UH6150 doesn't support any local dimming features. This video is taken for reference.

6.5 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in SDR.
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188 cd/m2
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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158 cd/m2
SDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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159 cd/m2
SDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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157 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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164 cd/m2
SDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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166 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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158 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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159 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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157 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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164 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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166 cd/m2

The SDR peak brightness is bad, leaving you with a very dim TV that will have a hard time fighting glare is set in a bright room. Since there is no local dimming, the same level of brightness is present at all windows size.

6.5 HDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more realistic movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over HDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in HDR.
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191 cd/m2
HDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
183 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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183 cd/m2

The UH6150 has an RGBW pixel structure, and mostly uses the white subpixel to raise the peak brightness. This white subpixel is much cooler than our calibration temperature of 6500K, and so under calibration conditions isn't used to its full brightness, and the peak brightness is very low. To give consistent comparisons across all TVs we use this peak brightness for our test results, but under a cooler color temperature, the peak brightness is 352 cd/m² across all window sizes.

7.1 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
LG UH6150 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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4.245 %
50% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
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0.179 %

The gray uniformity is slightly better than average on this LG TV. Both sides are darker and the bottom of the screen is also warmer. There is almost no dirty screen effect, which is good, when compared to other LG budget TVs that we have tested.

7.4 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
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LCD Type
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What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the TV.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
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IPS
LG UH6150 Color Shift Picture
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
43 °
LG UH6150 Brightness Picture
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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48 °
LG UH6150 Black Level Picture
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
75 °

The viewing angle is good on the LG UH6150. Color accuracy is kept even at a wide angle making this TV a good choice for those with a wide seating area.

5.2 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Native Black Uniformity Picture
Native Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
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3.088 %

The black uniformity is very poor. Due to the low native contrast ratio, the whole screen appears gray. On top of that, there is some flashlighting on the bottom right side and on the top left side. Since the native contrast is so low when in calibrated mode, clouding can be seen even when watching normal content like movies, especially in the black letter box.

9.5 Gradient
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What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 Gradient Picture
Color Depth
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What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like UHD Blu-ray players. Won't matter for cable TV, regular Blu-ray movies, video game consoles or content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
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10 Bit

The UH6150 can display our gradient test pattern without any 8 bit gradations and the resulting image is very smooth and without any banding or shade problems.

8.0 Pre Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Pre Calibration Picture LG UH6150 Pre Gamma Curve Picture LG UH6150 Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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2.72
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
4.66
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
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2.13

Prior to calibration, the results are good enough for most people. The colors are a bit inaccurate but just following our recommended settings is 90% of the way there.

9.0 Post Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn't that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Post Calibration Picture LG UH6150 Post Gamma Curve Picture LG UH6150 Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.37
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
3.10
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.19

The white balance is relatively easy to fix with the 2 point and 20 point calibration. Unfortunately the color space is much less responsive, and we were unable to completely fix all of the issues. Trying to fix the color space (and adjust the luminance values) caused some artifacts to appear when watching normal content. This is the best result we were able to achieve without introducing any artifacts.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 480p Picture

Upscaling of low quality content is good. Some halo artifacts can be seen along smoothed lines, but this is less pronounced than some other TVs.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 720p Picture

720p content such as cable looks good. The image is clear and details are preserved.

9.0 1080p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 1080p input.
When it matters: Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 1080p Picture

1080p content looks very good on the TV, and the image remains sharp.

9.0 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 4k Picture

At the native resolution of 4k, thin vertical lines such as those that appear in text lose some detail due to the less accurate RGBW pixel structure. This is especially obvious when looking at our chroma test pattern, visible here.

7.4 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
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What it is: Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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No
LG UH6150 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
82.60 %
DCI P3 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
90.15 %
Rec 2020 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
59.50 %
Rec 2020 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
64.34 %

The UH6150 doesn't support a wide color gamut. There is the option of either 'Extended' or 'Normal' color gamut. Although the 'Extended' option does cover a larger area of the colorspace, it is still not enough to display HDR content well. For SDR content this is a good result.

4.4 Color Volume
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What it is: How many colors a TV can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
LG UH6150 P3 Color Volume Picture
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
46.648 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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24.770 %
LG UH6150 2020 Color Volume Picture
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
34.628 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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18.459 %

The UH6150 can't produce a wide range of colors at different luminosities. The color volume coverage is poor.

10 Image Retention
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What it is: How much a static image is retained on a TV screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When watching TV show, playing video games or when using your TV as a PC monitor.
LG UH6150 Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 2 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 4 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 6 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 8 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %
IR after 10 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.000 %

The LG UH6150 is free of image retention, which is a very good result for an LG IPS TV. This result combine with the wide viewing angle is very good and especially for people looking to use this TV as a PC monitor.

7.5 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 Reflections Picture LG UH6150 Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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What it is: Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Ambient light in the room.
Good value: < 1%
Noticeable difference: 0.5%
:
2.0 %
Screen Finish
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What it is: Type of coating on the screen.
When it matters: Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).
Good value: Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.
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Semi-gloss

The UH6150 has a semi-gloss finish, which diffuses the reflections a bit. This helps to reduce the intensity of direct reflections. This is well suited to a room with few direct reflections, but is not ideal for a very bright room.

0 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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No
3D Type
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What it is: The 3D technology used by the TV.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
Good value: Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.
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No
2D to 3D
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What it is: Feature that converts 2D content to 3D.
When it matters: If you want to watch 2D content in 3D. Note that the quality is not as good as that of native 3D.
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No

The UH6150 doesn't support 3D.

Pixels
LG UH6150 Pixels Picture

When looking at the pixels close up, it is possible to see the RGBW sub-structure of the ADS panel. This is the first time we have seen an RGBW PLS panel. The 55" Samsung JS7000 we reviewed also has a similar (PLS) panel, but with normal RGB subpixels. Note that the 60" model has a different type of IPS panel, and the pixel photo can be seen here.

8.4

Motion

The motion handling of the UH6150 is excellent. The response time is very low, resulting in very little motion blur following even the fastest moving objects. Movies from a Blu-ray player or the inbuilt apps are smooth, as the TV can adjust to the 24 fps refresh rate. Movies played from a 60Hz source such as cable experience some small judder, but most people can't notice this. This TV supports motion interpolation up to 60 fps for those who enjoy some of the soap opera effect.

9.5 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Motion Blur Picture LG UH6150 Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
7.9 ms
Overshoot
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What it is: When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 10ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
2.2 ms

The response time is very low, which is excellent. Motion blur is not an issue on this TV. Some overshoot can be seen trailing the logo. The backlight uses PWM to dim, but as this photo was taken with a high backlight setting it is not visible in this photo.

2.8 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components:
LG UH6150 Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
120 Hz
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Frequency
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What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: 60 Hz
:
120 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
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What it is: Option to insert black frames when in the best settings for gaming
When it matters: Reducing eye tracking blur for video games
Good value: Yes
:
No

7.1 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60p signal.
When it matters: Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.
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No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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No

Native 24p sources such as Blu-rays or the inbuilt apps don't experience any judder when the 'RealCinema' option is enabled. Some judder is present when playing movies from 60Hz sources such as a home theater PC or cable, and this can't be removed without introducing motion interpolation. Most people aren't sensitive to judder, so in general this isn't an issue.

5.0 Motion Interpolation
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What it is: Also known as 'Soap Opera Effect'. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.
When it matters: If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.
When it matters: 30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.
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Yes
LG UH6150 Motion Interpolation (30 fps) Picture
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.
When it matters: 60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.
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No

The UH6150 has a 60hz panel, and is able to interpolate 30 fps content. This is a good result for those who enjoy a litte bit of the soap opera effect (motion interpolation).

8.4

Inputs

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The UH6150 can display a wide range of resolutions with chroma subsampling support for clear text, but the input lag is good only with normal SDR content. When in HDR mode or in PC mode, the input lag is raised significantly and is at the limit of what is normal accepted as playable.

8.5 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
16.6 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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What it is: Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.
When it matters: When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
71.7 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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What it is: Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.
When it matters: For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
62.1 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
When it matters: PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
65.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
16.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4.
When it matters: PC Monitor
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
62.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.
When it matters: HDR Video games.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
10.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with HDR enabled at 8 bit
When it matters: PC Monitor with an HDR capable graphic card
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
N/A

The input lag depends a lot on your use. For SDR console gaming the lag is quite low, which is good. Unfortunately swapping the input icon to 'PC' in order to support chroma subsampling for PC use significantly increases the input lag. Enabling HDR also makes the TV a bit less responsive.

Update 01/10/2017: The UH6150 just got a new update (04.30.82) that added a new 'HDR Game' mode and it greatly upgraded the performance of this TV. As you can see, the input lag in 'HDR Game' mode is now at 10.5ms, which is very good, even for the more hardcore gamers out there. Note that input lag under game mode with a 1080p and 4k resolution also got cut by half of what it was before.

8.0 Supported Resolutions
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What it is: Different resolutions supported by TV.
When it matters: PC monitor usage.
Score components:
  • 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
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Yes

To support a high bandwidth signal such as 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4, it is necessary to enable 'HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color' and in some cases the TV will prompt you to do this automatically. Unfortunately the RGBW pixel structure results in some strange artifacts with PC use. Small vertical lines such as those visible in text can appear smeared or unclear. This can be seen in the comparison chroma images below.

UH6150 chroma subsampling

X750D chroma subsampling

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 3
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 : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
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What it is: Standard HDR format.
When it matters: Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.
:
Yes
Dolby Vision
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith : Yes
ARC : Yes (HDMI 3)
USB 3 : No
HDCP 2.2 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

5.9

Sound Quality

The overall sound quality of the TV is poor. It can't get very loud, and suffers from poor response as the volume increases. Distortion is present even at lower volumes. A cheap soundbar is an upgrade over the inbuilt speakers.

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.

6.1 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
4.34 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
5.88 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
7.73 dB SPL
Max
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What it is: Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.
When it matters: For listening to loud audio.
Good value: > 90 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
85.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
84.76 Hz

Average performance. Frequency response is decent at lower volumes, however pumping and compression will be present under heavier loads. This TV produces a good amount of bass at lower volumes, but the it can't get very loud partly due to its inability to produce low frequencies at higher volumes.

5.6 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
LG UH6150 Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.073
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.106
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.077

Poor harmonic distortion performance. This TV produces moderately high amounts of harmonic distortion even at lower volumes. Unlike most other TVs, there is not a rise in distortion at maximum volume but that's because this TV barely gets louder than 85 dB SPL.

8.5

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG UH6150 Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : WebOS 3.0

The UH6150 has the same WebOS 3.0 smart platform as the other 2016 LG TVs. It is one of the best options available at the moment due to the ease of use, responsiveness and stability. It comes with the most popular media apps pre-installed such as Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube. It also provides access to the LG Content Store for additional content. The platform is very intuitive to use, and works well. It also allows playing files such as photos and videos directly from the USB port.

Apps
LG UH6150 Apps Picture

The LG Content Store provides access to the most popular apps such as Netflix and Amazon Video. Although there isn't as much variety as some other app stores such as the Android Play store, the quality of the LG apps is very good and they are generally very stable.

0 Ads
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What it is: Whether or not ads can be found on the TV's smart platform.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
Score components:
Ad-free
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What it is: The TV's ability to provide an ad-free experience.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
:
No
Opt-out
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What it is: Whether you can opt out of the ad services or not. A TV only passes this test if it allows you to remove them completely, not only disable the personalized advertising.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
:
No

TV Controls
LG UH6150 Controls Picture

The controls are located below the LG logo on the front of the TV. They are quite easy to use, with just a single button that can be pushed in 4 directions. Provides access to basic functions such as controlling the volume and power. This photo was taken from the back of the TV.

Remote
LG UH6150 Remote Picture
Remote : Basic

A basic remote is included with the TV. This is the same remote as found in other low-mid range LG TVs such as the UH6100. The model number is AKB74915305.

In The Box
LG UH6150 In The Box Picture

  • Manual
  • Batteries
  • Remote
  • Cable management strap

Misc
Power Consumption : 67 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 94 W
Firmware : 04.30.40

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 55" (55UH6150). Due to the unusual RGBW ADS panel found in the 55" model we reviewed, we don't expect our review to be valid for the 60" (60UH6150) and 65" (65UH6150).

One of our readers has sent a photo of the 60" model's pixels, which can be seen here. This is an RGBW IPS panel, different from the 55" model we reviewed. Expect a slightly more narrow viewing angle, slightly higher contrast and more motion blur.

If anyone has more information on these other sizes, please contact us at tv@rtings.com. A photo of the pixels would help us to identify the type of panel found in the other variants.

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG UH6150 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.

Size Model
55" 55UH6150
60" 60UH6150
65" 65UH6150

Compared to other TVs

LG UH6150 Group Shot Picture
Top left: Hisense H8C (50H8C). Bottom left: Samsung KU6300 (UN55KU6300). Middle: LG UH6150 (55UH6150). Top right: TCL US5800 (55US5800). Bottom right: Sony X700D (XBR55X700D).  Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The LG UH6150 does perform very well in some areas, such as the motion performance image accuracy at an angle, but is hard to recommend due to a few flaws such as the the very low contrast ratio. In the same price range there is significant competition, so keep this in mind when viewing our recommendations below.

Hisense H8C
50" 55"

The Hisense H8C is a great all-round TV with a high native contrast ratio and great black uniformity resulting in good picture quality, especially in a dark room. It isn't all good though, as the image loses accuracy at a slight angle and the smart interface isn't as intuitive as LG's WebOS. If you sit in front of the TV in a dark room, save the money and buy the Hisense H8C. For other uses there are better TVs.

Samsung KU6300
40" 43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70"

The Samsung KU6300 is a very versatile TV, and often one of our top recommendations due to the good overall picture quality. It doesn't really stand out in any one area but has good dark scene performance, good motion handling and low input lag. The picture degrades from the side, so for those with wide seating the LG UH6150 is a better choice but otherwise go with the Samsung KU6300.

TCL US5800
55" 65"

The TCL US5800 is a step down in price, but it still offers above average picture quality. The dark room performance is better due to the higher native contrast ratio and better uniformity, but the picture degrades rapidly when viewed at an angle. It is also a bit worse at handling reflection, and can't get very bright. If you sit in front of the TV in a dark room, save the money and go with the TCL US5800.

Sony X700D
49" 55"

The Sony X700D is a higher end TV, but the higher price comes with better picture quality, improved motion handling, and lower input lag. Similar to the LG UH6150, the picture quality remains good when viewed at an angle. If you can afford it, the Sony X700D is a better all-round TV. 

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7.3Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
Slightly above average for a range of usages. Poor dark scene performance due to the low native contrast ratio and bad black uniformity. Motion handling is excellent, and looks great.
5.9Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
Poor movie performance in a dark room. Blacks appear gray, and dark scene uniformity is bad. Doesn't support local dimming to improve performance.
7.5TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
Score components:
Better than average for watching TV in a bright room. Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. Under calibrated settings, can't get very bright to combat glare. Average at dealing with reflections. Smart platform works well for casual viewing.
7.7Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
Score components:
Good TV for watching sports. Motion handling is excellent, due to the very fast response time. Can't get very bright to combat glare, but the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. Dirty screen effect isn't really visible, which is good.
7.9Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
Score components:
Good for gamers. Motion handling is excellent, which is great for fast paced games. Picture quality is slightly below average. Input lag is okay, and shouldn't be an issue for most people.
6.9HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
Below average for watching HDR movies in a dark room. Picture quality is slightly below average, and blacks don't get very deep. Supports the HDR10 format but can't display a wider range of colors or bright highlights.
7.9HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
Average for HDR gaming. Picture quality is slightly below average due to low native contrast ratio. Motion handling is excellent even for very fast paced content. Input lag with HDR is okay, but may be an issue for some people.
7.5PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
Score components:
Good TV as a PC monitor. Picture quality is slightly below average, and RGBW pixel structure results in less accurate text. With the 'PC' icon selected, the input lag is quite high, but the motion blur is very good.
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