LG UP7000 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Jun 18, 2021 at 10:41 am
LG UP7000 Picture
6.6
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
5.8
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
7.5
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: LG NANO81
7.1
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: LG NANO81
6.5
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
5.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio M6 Series Quantum 2021
6.6
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio V5 Series 2021
7.9
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: LG NANO81
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS
Resolution 4k

The LG UP7000 is an okay entry-level TV. It sits below the LG UP8000 and is pretty basic in features, which we expect for a low-cost option. It's limited in inputs with only two HDMI ports, which is disappointing if you need to connect multiple devices. Most of the sizes use an IPS-like panel, providing wide viewing angles, which is great for wide seating arrangements. However, that comes at the cost of a low contrast ratio, and without any local dimming, blacks look gray when viewed in the dark. It features the same webOS as other LG models, which is easy-to-use and has many apps available to download, but it comes with a basic remote that doesn't have any voice control or a point-and-press feature like the classic Magic Remote.

Our Verdict

6.6 Mixed Usage

The LG UP7000 is okay overall. It performs best for watching TV shows, sports, or using it as a PC monitor because of its wide viewing angles. Although it may not be bright enough to combat a ton of glare, it still has decent reflection handling. Sadly, it's disappointing for watching SDR or HDR movies because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, it doesn't have a local dimming feature, and it can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
  • Image duplication with fast-moving content.
5.8 Movies

The LG UP7000 is disappointing for watching movies in a dark room. It has an IPS-like panel with a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray, and there's no local dimming feature to improve the contrast. It doesn't have any issues upscaling lower-resolution content, and it removes judder from native 24p sources.

Pros
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
  • Upscales lower-resolution content without issues.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Noticeable clouding in dark scenes.
7.5 TV Shows

The LG UP7000 is good for watching TV shows. It has decent reflection handling and okay peak brightness if you want to use it in a room with a few lights, but it's not good enough for really bright rooms. It's a good choice for wide seating arrangements thanks to its wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate when viewing from the side.

Pros
  • Upscales lower-resolution content without issues.
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
7.1 Sports

The LG UP7000 is decent for sports. It has wide viewing angles, making it a good choice for those with wide seating arrangements. It has okay peak brightness and decent reflection handling if you tend to watch sports during the day, but it's best to avoid placing it opposite a bright window. Sadly, you may notice some image duplication with fast-moving objects due to the backlight's 120Hz flicker.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
  • Image duplication with fast-moving content.
6.5 Video Games

The LG UP7000 is okay for gaming. It's not a good choice for dark room gaming because it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray. It doesn't have any extra gaming features like variable refresh rate (VRR) support, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It has an okay response time, but you may notice image duplication due to its flicker frequency. Luckily, input lag is really low.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Image duplication with fast-moving content.
  • Limited to 60Hz panel and doesn't have VRR support.
5.6 HDR Movies

The LG UP7000 is inadequate for watching HDR movies. Blacks look gray when viewed in the dark because it has a low contrast ratio. HDR content doesn't look much different from SDR content either because it can't display a wide color gamut and fails to make highlights stand out due to its low HDR brightness.

Pros
  • Removes judder from 24p sources.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
6.6 HDR Gaming

The LG UP7000 is okay for HDR gaming. As mentioned, it doesn't have any gaming features, and it's limited to a 60Hz panel, but it still has a low input lag and an okay response time. However, there's visible image duplication due to its backlight flicker. Also, HDR content doesn't look good because it has a mediocre contrast ratio, low HDR peak brightness, and can't display a wide color gamut.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio.
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
  • Limited to 60Hz panel and doesn't have VRR support.
7.9 PC Monitor

The LG UP7000 is good to use as a PC monitor. It has wide viewing angles, making it easy to share the screen with others around you. It has decent reflection handling and okay peak brightness if you want to use it in a moderately lit room, but it's best to avoid using it in a very bright room. It also displays chroma 4:4:4 without any issues, which helps with text clarity.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Doesn't get very bright in SDR or HDR.
  • Limited to 60Hz panel and doesn't have VRR support.
  • 6.6 Mixed Usage
  • 5.8 Movies
  • 7.5 TV Shows
  • 7.1 Sports
  • 6.5 Video Games
  • 5.6 HDR Movies
  • 6.6 HDR Gaming
  • 7.9 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Jun 18, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 15, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The LG UP7000 is an entry-level 4k TV from LG's 2021 lineup in the United States. It replaces the LG UN7000 and sits between the LG UP8000 above and LG UP6955 below it. We expect it to compete with other entry-level models like the Sony X80J, Hisense A6G, and Samsung AU8000.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The LG UP7000 looks similar to the LG UP8000 but with different feet. It's a basic-looking TV, and there's nothing that stands out about it. Its bezels are thicker than on premium TVs, but they still aren't distracting.

Design
Stand

The stand consists of two plastic feet that are bigger than those on the LG UP8000. The TV is raised over three inches above the table, so there's enough space to put a soundbar in front without blocking the screen. The stand supports the TV well, and there's minimal wobble.

Footprint of the 65" TV: 47.5" x 12.8" x

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

The back of the LG UP7000 looks different from past LG TVs we've tested, as the part housing the inputs sticks out. It looks like there are grooves along the bottom for cable management but they're not for that.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.56" (1.4 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 3.48" (8.9 cm)

The LG UP7000 is a bit thicker than the LG UP8000, so it may stick out if you wall-mount it.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is decent. It's made entirely out of plastic and feels like what you would expect from an entry-level model. There's only a bit of wobble on the stand, but there's a lot of flex on the back panel, especially near the inputs. The borders also feel cheap, and there's a pinch on our unit near the bottom left, causing uniformity issues. This is likely a problem with our unit, but let us know if you experience the same thing.

Picture Quality
6.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,258 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

The LG UP7000 has a low contrast ratio due to its IPS-like panel. Blacks look gray when viewed in the dark, and there's no local dimming feature to improve it. Keep in mind that contrast can vary between individual units.

Note: The 50 and 70 inch models of this TV have VA panels, so they should have a much higher contrast.

6.5
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
269 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
308 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
309 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
309 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
309 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
309 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
308 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
309 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
309 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
309 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
309 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The SDR brightness is okay. It maintains its brightness consistent across different content. It may not be enough to fight a ton of glare, but it should be fine for a room with a few lights around.

We tested SDR peak brightness after calibration in the 'Expert (Dark space, night)' Picture Mode with Panel Brightness set to its max and all other image processing disabled. If you want a brighter image at the cost of accuracy, we reached 344 cd/m² in the 10% window by setting Contrast to its max and Auto Dynamic Contrast to 'High'.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The videos above are provided for reference only.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. The videos above are provided for reference only.

5.4
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
301 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
246 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
350 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
349 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
349 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
349 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
245 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
349 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
349 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
349 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
349 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.024

The HDR brightness is disappointing. It doesn't get that much brighter in HDR than in SDR, so highlights don't pop how they should. Also, there's more frame dimming in the 2% window, so small highlights don't stand out. We tested it in the 'Cinema (User)' HDR Picture Mode with Panel Brightness and Contrast at their max.

The EOTF doesn't follow the target very well, and most scenes are darker than they should be. If you want a brighter image, use the same settings above and set Auto Dynamic Contrast to 'High'. This results in a bit brighter image, as you can see in this EOTF.

5.4
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
302 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
243 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
349 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
348 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
348 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
348 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
242 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
348 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
348 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
348 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
348 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.024

The HDR brightness in 'Gamer Optimizer' Picture Mode is the same as outside of it. Any differences in test results are because results can vary a bit between testing runs.

7.2
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.417%
50% DSE
0.192%
5% Std. Dev.
0.583%
5% DSE
0.090%

The gray uniformity is decent. The edges of the screen are noticeably darker, and there's a bit of dirty screen effect in the center, but it's not too noticeable. As you can see in the 5% gray photo, the pinch at the bottom causes that part to light up in dark scenes only. This is likely an issue with our unit alone and can vary, so if you notice the same thing, let us know.

5.3
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.480%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The black uniformity is disappointing, but this can vary between units. The entire screen looks blue due to the low contrast, and there's noticeable backlight bleed and clouding throughout. Once again, you can see the pinched screen along the bottom edge.

7.2
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
30°
Color Shift
48°
Brightness Loss
31°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
40°

The LG UP7000 has decent viewing angles, which is expected from an IPS-like panel. It's good for most seating arrangements with a few people around, but the image gets darker at wide angles.

Note: The 50 and 70 inch models of this TV have VA panels, so they should have much worse viewing angles.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.4%
Indirect Reflections
0.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.2%

The LG UP7000 has decent reflection handling, but it's not as good as the LG UP8000 because more light is directly reflected back. It handles a moderate amount of light well but struggles with strong light sources on it.

4.5
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
7.11
Color dE
3.86
Gamma
2.22
Color Temperature
7,219 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Space)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 50
Gamma Setting
2.2

The LG UP7000 has poor out-of-the-box accuracy. Most colors, especially yellow and cyan, are inaccurate, and the white balance is extremely off, so grays don't look how they should. The color gamut is colder than the 6500K target, giving the image a blue tint. Also, gamma doesn't follow the target very well, as most scenes are too dark. Although this can vary between units, we noticed similar behavior on the LG C1 OLED and LG NANO90 2021.

9.3
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.41
Color dE
1.12
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,839 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The accuracy after calibration is fantastic. Most white balances and color inaccuracies are impossible to spot, except blues are still slightly off. Gamma is nearly perfect, and although the color temperature isn't very close to the target, it still improved.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

The LG UP7000 upscales 480p content, like from DVDs, without any issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content is upscaled well and there aren't any artifacts.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content, like from Blu-ray players, looks nearly as good as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

The LG UP7000 displays native 4k content perfectly.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

The LG UP7000 has an ADS panel, which is technically different from an IPS panel, but performs the same.

6.6
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
75.43%
DCI P3 uv
78.00%
Rec 2020 xy
54.20%
Rec 2020 uv
56.87%

Like most entry-level TVs, this TV can't display a wide color gamut for HDR content. It has good coverage of the DCI P3 color space used in most content but has disappointing coverage of the wider Rec. 2020.

5.3
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
60.7%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
22.4%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
45.9%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
17.0%

Due to the low contrast and lack of a wide color gamut, the color volume is poor. It can't display colors at a wide range of luminance levels well.

8.9
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.085
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.092
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.070
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.083

The gradient handling is excellent. There's only a bit of banding in the darker colors, but it's hard to notice. The Smooth Gradation setting does a good job at smoothing out gradients on the test pattern and in real content, but that comes at the cost of losing fine details.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

There's no image retention on this TV; however, this may vary between units.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

Although some IPS panels can suffer from temporary image retention, this doesn't appear to be permanent as the IPS panel in our long-term test is immune.

Motion
6.9
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.8 ms
100% Response Time
15.6 ms

The LG UP7000 has an okay response time. The response time in the different transitions is on the slow side, and there's some overshoot in dark transitions, which could lead to artifacts. Also, you may notice image duplication due to the backlight flicker.

4.0
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz

This TV uses Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) to dim its backlight. It flickers at 120Hz in all Picture Modes and Panel Brightness levels, which could cause some image duplication.

5.4
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
120 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
120 Hz

The LG UP7000 doesn't have a black frame insertion feature; the backlight flickers at 120Hz. Keep in mind that the BFI score is based on the flicker frequency and not the actual performance.

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

The LG UP7000 has a motion interpolation feature. It can interpolate 30fps content up to 60fps, known as the 'Soap Opera Effect', but it doesn't work that well in busy scenes. There are visible artifacts, which could get distracting.

See here for the settings that control the motion interpolation feature.

7.8
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
26.1 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
1.1 ms

Due to the slower response time, there's not much stutter with lower-frame rate content.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The LG UP7000 can remove judder from native 24p sources, but unlike the LG UP8000, it can't remove it from 60p/60i sources. For it to remove judder, simply enable Cinema Screen

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

The LG UP7000 is a simple 60Hz TV without any variable refresh rate support.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
132.4 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
10.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
10.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.3 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
118.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
76.7 ms
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

The LG UP7000 has an incredibly low input lag, which is great for gaming, as long as the TV is in 'Game Optimizer' Picture Mode. Sadly, you can't enable any motion interpolation settings in Game Mode. If you want to use the TV as a PC monitor and want the lowest input lag possible, make sure your input label is set to 'PC'.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The LG UP7000 supports all common resolutions up to 60Hz. It accepts 1080p and 1440p signals at 120Hz, but they skip frames. It can display proper chroma 4:4:4 at any of its supported resolutions as long as you label the input you're using to 'PC' in the Home Dashboard. For full-bandwidth signals, set HDMI Deep Color to '4k'.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No

This TV can only support 4k signals up to 60Hz from either the PS5 or Xbox Series X. It has an Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that automatically switches the TV into Game Mode when a game from a compatible device is launched. For it to work, set Game Optimizer to 'On' in the 'General' settings page.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1, 2)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

The LG UP7000 only supports HDR10 and not any of the more advanced HDR formats. Also, CEC only seems to work with LG products and it didn't work with our Samsung Blu-ray player.

Inputs
Input Photos
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 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0

Sadly, the LG UP7000 only has two HDMI inputs, which is quite disappointing if you need to connect multiple devices.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 2)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
Yes
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

The TV supports eARC on HDMI, allowing you to pass uncompressed Dolby Atmos via TrueHD audio to a compatible receiver through a single HDMI connection. For it to work, enable eARC Support and set Input Audio Format to 'Bitstream' in the 'Advanced Settings' page of the 'Sound' tab.

Sound Quality
6.6
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
119.87 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
2.77 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
2.87 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.39 dB
Max
88.8 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
4.34 dB

The frequency response is okay. Dialogue sounds clear if you're watching TV shows, and it gets fairly loud. However, it doesn't produce much bass, if at all. There's an option for a digital room correction feature, but you can only use it with the LG Magic Remote, which this TV doesn't come with.

7.2
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.127
Weighted THD @ Max
0.515
IMD @ 80
2.21%
IMD @ Max
5.61%

The distortion performance is decent. There's a bit of distortion at its max volume, but not everyone may hear, and it depends on the content.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS WebOS
Version 6.0
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
10 s
Advanced Options
Many

The LG UP7000 comes with the same LG webOS as higher-end models. It's been redesigned in 2021 with a full home page instead of the banner at the bottom from the past years. It's easy-to-use, and menu navigation feels fairly good.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

There are ads and suggested content on the home screen and within the app store. There's no way to disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

LG's apps store has a lot of apps available, and they run smoothly for the most part.

6.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Medium
Voice Control
No
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App LG TV Plus

Unlike the LG UP8000, this TV doesn't come with the Magic Remote and comes with a basic remote instead. You still get shortcut buttons to popular streaming services, but there's no voice control. Also, neither the LG TV Plus or LG ThinQ apps can connect with the TV, so you can't control it from your smartphone. We don't know if that's an issue that should be fixed in a firmware update, but we'll update the review if it eventually works. LG advertises that it works with various smart home systems, but we don't test for that. It doesn't have a mic for voice control, and if you prefer a TV with it, then look into the Toshiba C350 Fire TV 2021.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the center branding to turn the TV On/Off, switch inputs, or adjust the volume and channels.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote control (with batteries)
  • User guides

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 60 W
Power Consumption (Max) 140 W
Firmware 03.11.25

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65 inch LG 65UP7000PUA. It's also available in 43, 50, 55, 70, and 75 inch models. We expect our results to be valid for most of the other models, except for the 50 and 70 inch models because they have a different panel, so they should perform differently. The UP7000 seems to only be available in the United States; there are other 7000 Series TVs available internationally, but they appear to be slightly different, and we don't know how they perform.

Size Panel Type Model Code
43" IPS 43UP7000PUA
50" VA 50UP7000PUA
55" IPS 55UP7000PUA
65" IPS 65UP7000PUA
70" VA 70UP7070PUE
75" IPS 75UP7070PUD

If you come across a different type of panel or your LG UP7000/UP7070 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity and contrast, may vary between individual units.

Our unit was manufactured in April 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The LG UP7000 is an okay entry-level TV. It improves in a few areas from the LG UN7000 and performs similarly to the LG UP8000. However, unless you get the 50 or 70 inch models with VA panels, it has low contrast, and it's not a good choice for watching movies. Other options are available at a low cost with better dark room performance, like the Vizio V Series 2020.

See our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best LG TVs, and the best 4k TVs.

LG UP8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82" 86"

The LG UP8000 is a higher-end version of the LG UP7000, and both TVs perform okay overall. They each have the same features, but the UP8000 is a bit better in a few areas. It has better reflection handling and a quicker response time, so motion looks better. Also, the UP8000 can remove 24p judder from any source, while the UP7000 can only remove it from native 24p sources. The UP8000 has better out-of-the-box accuracy, but this is something that can vary between units.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82"

The Samsung TU7000 and the LG UP7000 are both okay TVs with different panel types. The Samsung has a VA panel with a higher native contrast ratio, while the LG that we tested has an IPS-like panel with wider viewing angles, but there are some sizes with a VA panel, too. The LG is better to use in a well-lit room because it gets brighter and has better reflection handling. Other than that, they have similar basic features, and both come with simple remotes that don't even have voice control.

LG UN7000
43" 49" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75"

The LG UP7000 is the replacement of the LG UN7000 and improves in a couple of areas. The UP7000 gets much brighter, and even though it has worse reflection handling, reflections don't result in a reddish tint like on the UN7000. The UP7000 doesn't have issues displaying native 4k content like the UN7000 because it uses a different panel. On the other hand, the UN7000 has a larger selection of inputs, including three HDMI slots instead of two on the UP7000.

LG UN7300
43" 49" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The LG UN7300 and the LG UP7000 are similar TVs. The models we tested each have an IPS-like panel, but they're also available with VA panels. Even though the UP7000 gets brighter, the UN7300 is still a better choice for bright rooms because it has significantly brighter reflection handling. The UN7300 comes with LG's Magic Remote with a point-and-press feature and a mic for voice control, and the basic remote that comes with the UP7000 doesn't have either.

Samsung AU8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung AU8000 is better overall than the LG UP7000, but they use different panel types. The Samsung has a VA panel with higher contrast for deeper blacks, while the LG we tested has an IPS-like panel with wider viewing angles. However, there are variants of the LG with a VA panel. The Samsung has much better reflection handling and gets slightly brighter than the LG, so it's a better choice for rooms with lights. The Samsung also comes with a much better smart remote with voice control, which the LG doesn't have.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C1 OLED is much better than the entry-level LG UP7000. The C1 has an OLED panel with a near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It also has wider viewing angles than the UP7000. The C1 has more features like a 120Hz refresh rate, VRR support, HDMI 2.1 inputs, and it's able to display a wide color gamut for HDR content. On the other hand, the LG has an LED panel that doesn't risk burn-in like the C1.

Samsung TU8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Samsung AU8000 is better overall than the LG UP7000, but they have different panels with pros and cons. The Samsung has a VA panel with improved native contrast, so it displays deeper blacks, and the LG we tested has an IPS-like panel with wider viewing angles. However, there are variants of the LG with a VA panel instead. The Samsung is better for gaming because it has a quicker response time for smoother motion. The Samsung also comes with a smart remote with voice control, which the LG doesn't have.

Hisense A6G
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

Although there aren't many significant differences between them, the LG UP7000 is slightly better than the Hisense A6G. Both of these TVs use different panel types with different sizes, so the exact performance difference may vary. The LG is a bit brighter, but the Hisense is more accurate out of the box. The Hisense has more HDMI ports than the LG, which might be a factor depending on the number of sources you're looking to connect.

LG UN6950
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 75"

The LG UN6950 and the LG UP7000 we tested are okay TVs, but they use different panel types. The 65 inch UP7000 we tested has an IPS-like panel with wide viewing angles and low contrast, but the 50 inch UP6950 we tested has a VA panel with high contrast and narrow viewing angles. However, each model is available with both panel types, depending on the size you get. The UP6950 has a quicker response time, but there's image duplication on each due to the backlight flicker.

Vizio V Series 2020
40" 43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75"

The Vizio V Series 2020 and the LG UP7000 are both okay entry-level TVs with different panel types. While the LG has an IPS-like panel with wide viewing angles and low contrast, the Vizio has a VA panel with better contrast but worse viewing angles. The LG gets much brighter, making it a better choice for a well-lit room. Even though the LG has a quicker response time, motion looks better on the Vizio because there's less image duplication than on the LG.

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