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LG UQ7590 [UQ75, UQ7570] TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Nov 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Nov 30, 2023 at 12:30 pm
LG UQ7590 [UQ75, UQ7570] Picture
6.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.9
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
6.3
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
5.9
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
5.9
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.3
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
6.7
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: Vizio Quantum Pro QLED
This TV was replaced by the LG UT7570 [UT75, UT7590]

The LG UQ7590 is an entry-level TV released in 2022. It's powered by LG's α5 Gen5 AI Processor image processor, which is a bit older and less powerful than more recent LG releases. As an entry-level model, it has a very limited feature set, and you won't find any advanced gaming features like VRR or HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It's available in an incredibly wide range of sizes, from a small 43-inch bedroom or office TV to a massive 86-inch model.

Our Verdict

6.2 Mixed Usage

The LG UQ75 is a mediocre TV overall. It's best suited for watching shows or sports in a moderately-lit room, as it doesn't look very good in a dark room and it's not bright enough to overcome glare. It's not a good choice for dark-room viewing, whether you're gaming or watching movies, as it has a terrible contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and no local dimming. It's also disappointing for gaming in general as it lacks advanced gaming features like VRR and is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR, but sadly, this adds almost nothing, as it can't display a wide color gamut, and it's not bright enough to bring out specular highlights.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angle.
Cons
  • Very low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Sluggish smart interface.
  • Limited connectivity; only 2 HDMI inputs.
6.9 TV Shows

The LG UQ75 is just okay for watching shows during the day. It's not bright enough to overcome any amount of glare, so it's best used with the blinds closed or in a moderately lit room. On the other hand, it has a wide viewing angle, so you can move around the room with the TV on and see a consistent image. The built-in smart interface has a great selection of streaming apps, so you can easily find your favorite shows, but the interface is a bit sluggish, and the TV doesn't support any advanced smart features like voice control.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Wide selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Sluggish smart interface.
6.3 Sports

The LG UQ75 is mediocre for watching sports during the day. It's not bright enough to handle any amount of glare in a bright room, so it's best used in a moderately lit or dim room. It also has a slow response time, so motion is blurry, and it's hard to make out the action. On the other hand, there's relatively little dirty screen effect in the center, and with its wide viewing angle, you can comfortably watch the big game with a large group of friends without having to fight over the best seat in the house.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Wide selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • Sluggish smart interface.
  • Slow response time.
5.9 Video Games

The LG UQ7570 delivers a disappointing gaming experience. It has incredibly low input lag, ensuring a smooth and responsive gaming experience, but that's all it has going for it. It has a slow response time, so motion is blurry, and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR or 120Hz gaming. It has a wide viewing angle, making it a good choice for party games with a large group of friends, but it doesn't get bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room, and it looks bad in a dark room.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Very low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and no gaming features.
  • Slow response time.
5.9 HDR Movies

The LG UQ75 delivers a sub-par movie-watching experience in a dark room. It has a terrible contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and no local dimming, so dark scenes look bad. It can't display a wide color gamut, either, and it's not very bright, so HDR content generally looks dull, flat, and lifeless. On the other hand, it can remove judder from any source, and thanks to its slow response time, there's very little stutter.

Pros
  • Wide selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Very low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Sluggish smart interface.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
6.3 HDR Gaming

The LG UQ75 delivers a disappointing gaming experience in SDR, and HDR adds almost nothing overall. It has low input lag, ensuring a smooth and responsive gaming experience, but that's about it. It doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR, and it's limited to a fixed 60Hz refresh rate. HDR adds essentially nothing to this TV, as it has low contrast, low peak brightness, and can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR looks no different from SDR, and bright highlights don't stand out.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Very low contrast and no local dimming.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and no gaming features.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Slow response time.
6.7 PC Monitor

The LG UQ75 is alright for use as a PC monitor. Chroma 4:4:4 and RGB signals are displayed properly, which is essential for clear text from a PC. It has a wide viewing angle, which is great if you sit close to the screen, as the sides remain uniform. Speaking of uniformity, there's relatively little dirty screen effect in the center where it's most noticeable, but the corners are darker. Finally, it has very low input lag, ensuring a responsive desktop experience, but with its slow response time, motion is blurry and doesn't feel very smooth.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly for clear text from a PC.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and no gaming features.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Slow response time.
  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.9 TV Shows
  • 6.3 Sports
  • 5.9 Video Games
  • 5.9 HDR Movies
  • 6.3 HDR Gaming
  • 6.7 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Nov 30, 2023: Updated the Differences Between Variants text box to add missing information about the 86-inch model of this TV.
  2. Updated Nov 10, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Nov 03, 2023: Early access published.
  4. Updated Oct 27, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Oct 13, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Sep 21, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We bought and tested the 65-inch LG UQ7570PUJ, and the results are valid for the 43, 55, and 75-inch versions. The 50-inch and 70-inch versions use a VA-type panel, which has much better contrast but a worse viewing angle. The 86-inch model uses a different panel with a 120Hz native refresh rate and VRR support. It has three HDMI ports, two of which are HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports. This TV is also sold as the LG UQ7590; the only difference is the stand design and the finish of the plastic frame. The UQ7570 has a glossy finish, whereas the UQ7590 has a matte finish.

The three letters at the end of the model code (PUJ in this case) vary between regions and retailers, but there's no difference in performance.

Size Panel North America Stand Variant Short Model Code Refresh Rate VRR Support HDMI 2.1 ports
43" IPS 43UQ7590PUB 43UQ7570PUJ 43UQ7590 60Hz No 0
50" VA 50UQ7590PUB 50UQ7570PUJ 50UQ7590 60Hz No 0
55"  IPS 55UQ7590PUB 55UQ7570PUJ 55UQ7590 60Hz No 0
65" IPS 65UQ7590PUB 65UQ7570PUJ 65UQ7590 60Hz No 0
70"  VA 70UQ7590PUB  70UQ7570PUJ 70UQ7590 60Hz No 0

75"

IPS 75UQ7590PUB 75UQ7570PUJ 75UQ7590 60Hz No 0
86" IPS 86UQ7590PUD 86UQ7570PUJ 86UQ7590 120Hz Yes 2

Our unit was manufactured in September 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The LG UQ75 is a disappointing TV overall, with very few additional features and disappointing picture quality, and you shouldn't buy it. There are much better options available from competing budget brands that deliver better picture quality for about the same price, like the TCL S4/S450G or the Hisense A6/A65K.

See our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best TVs under $500, and the best 65-inch TVs.

Samsung CU7000/CU7000D
43" 50" 55" 58" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung CU7000/CU7000D is much better than the LG UQ7590. The Samsung has a much higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity, making it a significantly better choice for a dark room, as dark scenes look much better. The Samsung also gets brighter, so it can handle glare a bit better if you're in a room with lots of windows or bright lights.

Samsung TU690T
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung TU690T is much better than the LG UQ7590. The Samsung looks significantly better in a dark room thanks to its higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity, resulting in deeper blacks and less cloudiness in dark scenes. The Samsung is also better for gaming thanks to its much faster response time, resulting in smoother motion with less blur behind fast-moving objects.

LG UR9000
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

Although both TVs aren't very good, the LG UR9000 is slightly better than the LG UQ7590. The UR9000 gets brighter in both SDR and HDR, so it can handle a bit more glare in a room with some lights on when watching SDR content, and highlights stand out a little bit more when watching HDR content. The UR9000 also has a faster response time, so there is less blur behind quick motion.

LG UR8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75" 86"

The LG UR8000 is a much better TV than the LG UQ7590. The UR8000 has a much higher contrast ratio and significantly better black uniformity, so it's a better choice for a dark room, as dark scenes and shadow details look better. The UR8000 is also a better choice for a moderately lit or bright room, as it's a lot brighter and can better overcome glare.

Samsung CU8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Samsung CU8000 is a bit better than the LG UQ7590. The Samsung has vastly superior contrast; the contrast ratio on the LG is extremely poor, leading to an unpleasant viewing experience in dark rooms. The Samsung is also better when watching SDR content in bright rooms due to its higher SDR peak brightness. The Samsung model is the most colorful of the two TVs, so content looks more vibrant when watched on it. The LG does have a much wider viewing angle, so it's the better option for those wanting to host large parties as the image doesn't fade nearly as much when viewed from the side, and it's the more accurate TV of the two.

LG UQ8000
43" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75" 86"

The LG UQ8000 is better than the LG UQ7590, but the differences are minor. The UQ8000 delivers slightly better picture quality overall, with better black uniformity, higher peak brightness, and better image processing, resulting in less banding in gradients. The UQ8000 also delivers a better gaming experience thanks to its faster response time.

Samsung TU7000
43" 50" 55" 58" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82" 85"

The Samsung TU7000 is better than the LG UQ7590 in most ways. The Samsung has a much higher contrast ratio and much better black uniformity, making it a significantly better choice for a dark room, as dark scenes look much better. The Samsung also gets brighter, so it can handle glare a bit better if you're in a room with lots of windows or bright lights. However, the LG has a much wider viewing angle, so it’s the better options if you regularly watch TV in a group setting.

Hisense A6/A65K
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Hisense A6/A65K is significantly better than the LG UQ7590. The Hisense looks much better in any viewing environment. Dark scenes look better thanks to its higher contrast ratio and better black uniformity. The Hisense can handle a lot more glare in a bright room thanks to its higher peak brightness. The Hisense also offers a significantly better gaming experience thanks to its faster response time and the inclusion of gaming features like VRR.

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

The Samsung AU8000 and the LG UQ7590 are similar TVs, but the Samsung is better in most situations. The Samsung looks better in a dark room thanks to its better contrast and black uniformity. The Samsung also has a higher SDR peak brightness, so it overcomes glare better in a bright room. Both TVs lack modern gaming features, but the Samsung has a faster response time, so there is less blur with quick moving objects in games. The LG does have a wider viewing angle, so it’s a bit better if you regularly watch TV in a group setting, as anyone watching from the side won’t have to deal with a significantly degraded image like on the Samsung.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The LG UQ75 looks okay overall for a budget TV. It has thin bezels on all three sides and a thicker bottom bezel. Although it doesn't look as good as LG's premium TVs and OLEDs, it's still not bad for the price.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

The V-shaped feet support the TV well, but they take up a lot of space, so you'll need a large cabinet for the larger TV sizes. The stand lifts the display about 3.1" above the table, so there's plenty of room to place a soundbar in front without blocking the screen.

Footprint of the 65-inch model: 49.2" x 11.9".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 400x300

The back of the TV is very plain. The inputs are housed in a central electronics box that sticks out from the panel, and they're easy to access. Sadly, there's no cable management at all.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.47" (1.2 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.83" (7.2 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The LG UQ75 Series has decent build quality overall. It's made of a mix of plastic and metal panels, with no significant issues in its assembly. Like most TVs, there's some flex to the back panels, but this isn't an issue. There are some noticeable black spots and pinching along the top of the screen; these issues are especially noticeable in dark scenes.

Picture Quality
1.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
1,012 : 1
Native Contrast
1,012 : 1

Unfortunately, this TV has a terrible contrast ratio. Blacks are raised when any bright highlights are visible on the screen, causing shadow details to appear washed out. There's also no local dimming feature to improve it.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature, so there's no blooming around bright objects or subtitles in dark scenes, but the entire screen looks washed out when bright highlights are on the screen.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
N/A

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature, so it can't adjust the backlight of individual zones to brighten up highlights without impacting the rest of the image. But this means that there's no distracting flicker or brightness changes as bright highlights move between zones.

4.0
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to Game Mode makes no noticeable difference in dark scene performance, as shadows still look washed out.

5.1
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
179 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
204 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
165 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
168 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
234 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
234 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
234 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
233 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
167 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
234 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
234 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
233 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
233 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.024

Unfortunately, the LG UQ75 TV has poor peak brightness in HDR. Bright scenes look flat and dim, and since it lacks a local dimming feature, bright specular highlights don't stand out at all.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point, with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Cinema
  • Panel Brightness: 100
  • Adjust Contrast: 100
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping: Off

5.2
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
187 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
213 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
179 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
176 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
247 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
246 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
246 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
246 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
175 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
246 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
246 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
246 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
246 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.024

Switching to Game Mode causes no noticeable change to the TV's peak brightness. Overall peak brightness is still too low for an impactful HDR gaming experience.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point, with the following settings:

  • Game Optimizer: On
  • Panel Brightness: 100
  • Adjust Contrast: 100
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50
  • Dynamic Tone Mapping: HGiG

7.5
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0177
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0177
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0234

The PQ EOTF tracking on this TV is good overall, but there are a few noticeable issues. Shadow details are raised considerably, as the TV can't display true blacks due to its very low contrast ratio and lack of a local dimming feature. Midtones are displayed well, but they're a bit too dim, and there's a sharp cutoff at the TV's peak brightness with content mastered at 600 or 1,000 cd/m². Content mastered at 4,000 cd/m² has a much more gradual curve, preserving fine details but limiting the TV's peak brightness, so midtones are considerably darker than at lower mastering levels.

4.7
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
173 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
198 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
198 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
198 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
198 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
198 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
198 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
198 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
198 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
198 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
198 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The LG UQ75 has poor peak brightness in SDR. It's not a good choice for a bright room as it's not bright enough to overcome glare.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Expert (Dark Space, night)
  • Brightness: 100
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50
  • Gamma: 2.2

6.8
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
76.68%
DCI P3 uv
80.85%
Rec 2020 xy
55.12%
Rec 2020 uv
59.07%

The color gamut of this TV is just okay. It can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR content looks washed out and dull overall. The tone mapping is also bad throughout when sent a 75% stimulus, which corresponds to content mastered at 1,000 nits, so most HDR content isn't displayed accurately and looks extremely dull and muted. The tone mapping is much better with content mastered at a lower stimulus level, but the overall color gamut is the same:

5.2
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
29.4%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
15.0%
White Luminance
166 cd/m²
Red Luminance
29 cd/m²
Green Luminance
113 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
10 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
124 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
39 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
147 cd/m²

This TV has poor color volume. It can't display bright colors at all due to its low peak brightness and small color gamut. Dark saturated colors don't fare any better due to the low contrast ratio and lack of a local dimming feature.

8.1
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
3.06
Color dE
1.52
Gamma
2.24
Color Temperature
6,849 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Space)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 50
Gamma Setting
2.2

Surprisingly, the LG UQ75 has great accuracy in SDR even without calibrating it. The white balance is decent overall, with no noticeable issues in bright shades, but there's a bit too much blue in darker shades of gray. Color accuracy is excellent for the most part, with no noticeable issues, and gamma is close to the 2.2 target on average. The overall color temperature is a bit warm, but it's not bad.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.50
Color dE
0.79
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,702 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The TV is easy to calibrate, and the results after calibration are fantastic. It wasn't possible to fully correct gamma, but the remaining issues aren't noticeable.

You can see the full settings used for our calibration here.

7.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
4.050%
50% DSE
0.208%
5% Std. Dev.
0.585%
5% DSE
0.093%

The gray uniformity is just decent. There's relatively little dirty screen effect in the center, which is great, but the corners and sides of the screen are worse. The bottom right corner is especially bad, but the other corners are also noticeably darker than the center.

4.7
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
2.837%

Unfortunately, the black uniformity of this TV is poor. There's significant clouding throughout the screen, and even though LG advertises it to be direct-lit, there are signs of backlight bleed along the top edge. Unfortunately, there's no local dimming feature to improve the black uniformity.

7.9
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
29°
Color Shift
63°
Brightness Loss
31°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
59°

The viewing angle is very good. This is a great TV for use in a wide seating arrangement, as you can move around with the TV on and still enjoy a consistent image from the sides. There's very little color shift or washout from the sides, but the brightness fades at a moderate angle, so people sitting to the sides see a faded image compared to those sitting in front.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.4%
Indirect Reflections
0.3%
Calculated Direct Reflections
5.1%

The reflection handling of the LG UQ75 is just decent. The semi-gloss coating doesn't do much to reduce the intensity of direct reflections.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
8.0
100% Black to 50% Red
6.0
50% Red to 100% Red
10
100% Black to 50% Green
4.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
6.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
8.0

The LG UQ75 has just alright gradient handling in HDR. There's noticeable banding in all darker shades, and green is especially bad, even in bright shades.

7.6
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
8.0
Detail Preservation
6.5

The smoothing algorithms on this TV do a good job overall. It's great at smoothing out macro-blocking and pixelization when streaming from low-quality sources, but it doesn't preserve details very well, and there's some loss of fine details.

6.5
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

The LG UQ75 has just alright sharpness processing. Upscaled content looks a bit blurry, text isn't sharp, and small details are lost. These results are with the following settings:

  • Adjust Sharpness: 20
  • Super Resolution: High

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RGB
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS

The TV has an RGB sub-pixel layout, which helps with text clarity when using it as a PC monitor. You can read more about text clarity here.

Motion
5.2
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
10.2 ms
100% Response Time
14.6 ms

The LG UQ75 has a slow response time, resulting in a long blur trail behind fast-moving objects. Shadow details look even worse, but even bright details are blurry. There's also a noticeable double-image caused by the TV's low fixed-frequency backlight flicker.

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

Unfortunately, this TV uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to dim the backlight, and it flickers at a low frequency, causing noticeable image duplication. At max brightness, the flicker isn't nearly as noticeable, as instead of a full square wave with equal on/off cycles, the brightness only dips down briefly at 120Hz. If you're sensitive to flicker, this will still bother you, but it reduces image duplication.

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

This TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, also known as BFI. Instead, the backlight always flickers at 120Hz, which helps reduce persistence blur but introduces severe image duplication below max brightness.

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

There's an optional motion interpolation feature on this TV, but it's limited and not very effective overall. It struggles even in slow-panning scenes, and there are significant motion artifacts even in simple scenes.

7.7
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
27.1 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
2.1 ms

This TV's slow response time helps with stutter, as there's very little of it when watching low frame rate content.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

This TV can remove judder from any source. 24p sources like a Blu-ray player or streaming box with a 'Match Frame Rate' feature work perfectly as long as you have Real Cinema enabled. 60p sources, on the other hand, are only judder-free if you enable motion interpolation and set De-Judder to '10'.

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 + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

Unfortunately, this TV is locked to a 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support any VRR features to reduce tearing.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.0 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
161.4 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.1 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
10.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
9.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
160.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
160.5 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

This TV has incredibly low input lag, resulting in an extremely responsive gaming experience.

7.1
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
No
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The LG UQ75 supports most common resolutions, but it's limited to 60Hz on all of them. Chroma 4:4:4 or RGB signals are displayed properly on all supported modes, which is necessary for clear text from a PC.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

This TV can't take full advantage of the PS5, as it lacks high-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
No
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

This TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X, as it lacks high-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR.

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)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

This TV doesn't support any advanced HDR formats like Dolby Vision or HDR10+, so you're limited to the standard HDR10 format. It also only has two HDMI inputs, which is very limiting.

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
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

This TV supports eARC to pass uncompressed audio formats from a connected player to your home audio system or a soundbar. Unfortunately, unlike higher-end 2023 LG models, it doesn't support any DTS formats, which are often used for the main audio track on physical media like Blu-rays. This means that you'll need to connect your player directly to your home theater system for the best audio instead of using ARC or eARC.

Sound Quality
5.5
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
142.54 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
4.27 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
4.68 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
6.48 dB
Max
85.5 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.38 dB

Unfortunately, the frequency response on this TV is poor. Although most TVs don't produce much bass, it's even worse on this TV, and the low-frequency extension (LFE) is very high. Above the LFE, the frequency response is well balanced up until the mid-treble range, so most dialogue is clear and easy to understand. It doesn't get very loud, though, and there's noticeable compression at max volume.

7.2
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.060
Weighted THD @ Max
0.379
IMD @ 80
2.26%
IMD @ Max
7.57%

The speakers on the LG UQ75 produce very little distortion, especially at moderate volume levels. It increases a bit at max volume, but it's decent overall.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS webOS
Version 22
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Not Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
10 s
Advanced Options
Many

The LG UQ75 runs the 2022 version of LG's webOS smart interface, but it's quite a bit slower than most TVs on the market.

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

Like most TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the smart interface, and you can't fully disable them. You can limit ad tracking and remove ads from the home screen using the 'Home Promotion' setting in the 'Home Settings' menu, but this doesn't remove ads completely.

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

The built-in webOS smart interface has a huge selection of streaming apps.

6.5
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
No
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
No
Remote App LG ThinQ

This TV comes with LG's classic remote with lots of buttons instead of the point-and-click Magic Remote found on higher-end models. It's compatible with the Magic Remote, so you can buy one separately and use it.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button centrally located at the bottom of the TV. You can turn the TV on or off with the button, change inputs or channels, and control the volume.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Power cable
  • Remote (with 2x AAA batteries)
  • User manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 68 W
Power Consumption (Max) 112 W
Firmware 03.33.85