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LG UR8000 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Reviewed Aug 09, 2023 at 09:23 am
Latest change: Writing modified Aug 24, 2023 at 11:56 am
LG UR8000 Picture
7.1
Mixed Usage
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6.7
TV Shows
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6.5
Sports
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7.4
Video Games
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7.5
HDR Movies
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7.6
HDR Gaming
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7.1
PC Monitor
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The LG UR8000 is a basic entry-level 4k TV released in 2023. It replaces the LG UQ8000 and sits between the LG UR7500 and the LG UR9000. As an entry-level model, it offers very few additional features, with almost nothing for gamers and very limited picture processing options. It's available in a wide array of sizes ranging from 43-inch up to a massive 86-inch model, so there's something for any room size. It's mainly sold at warehouse outlets like Costco and Sam's Club, as most major retailers in the U.S. don't carry it.

Our Verdict

7.1 Mixed Usage

The LG UR8000 is a decent TV overall. It looks good in a dark room thanks to its high native contrast ratio and great black uniformity, making it a good choice for watching movies. It's okay for watching sports or shows in a bright room, but it's a bit limited by its low peak brightness, so it can't handle a lot of glare in a bright room. It also has poor off-angle viewing, so it's not a good choice for a wide seating arrangement. Finally, it's a decent gaming TV with low input lag and a quick response time, but most sizes lack any advanced gaming features, so it's not ideal for competitive gamers.

Pros
  • High native contrast for deep blacks.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Poor off-angle viewing.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.
6.7 TV Shows

The LG UR8000 is just okay for watching shows in a bright room. It has decent reflection handling but limited peak brightness, so while it can handle a bit of light, it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room. It also has poor off-angle viewing, meaning the image degrades rapidly when viewed from the side, so it's not ideal for a wide seating arrangement. On the flip side, it has a great selection of streaming apps, although the smart interface is a bit sluggish.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Poor off-angle viewing.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.
6.5 Sports

The LG UR8000 is okay for watching sports in a bright room. It has a quick response time, so motion is generally fluid and easy to make out. It has decent reflection handling overall, but sadly, it can't get very bright, so while it's fine for a moderately-lit room, it's not bright enough for a room with lots of windows. There's also some distracting dirty screen effect in the center, and the image degrades rapidly when viewed off-angle, so it's not ideal for a wide seating arrangement.

Pros
  • Decent reflection handling.
  • Wide selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Poor off-angle viewing.
  • Noticeable dirty screen effect in the center.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.
7.4 Video Games

The LG UR8000 delivers a decent gaming experience. It has low input lag and a quick response time, so motion looks good overall, as there's relatively little blur behind fast-moving objects. Sadly, it has few gaming features, as most sizes are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support a variable refresh rate (VRR). Note that the 86-inch version is much better for gaming, as it supports HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, 4k @ 120Hz gaming, and VRR.

Pros
  • High native contrast for deep blacks.
  • Low input lag.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • 60Hz refresh rate and limited gaming features on most sizes.
7.5 HDR Movies

The LG UR8000 is good overall for watching movies in a dark room. It has a high native contrast ratio and great black uniformity, resulting in deep blacks in dim scenes. It also has fantastic PQ EOTF tracking, which means most scenes display at the brightness levels intended by the content creator. Sadly, it can't get very bright, though, so specular highlights don't stand out well, and it lacks a local dimming feature, so HDR content, in general, isn't very punchy.

Pros
  • High native contrast for deep blacks.
  • Great black uniformity.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature to improve contrast.
  • Low peak brightness in HDR.
7.6 HDR Gaming

The LG UR8000 is good for gaming in HDR. It has low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience, and motion looks good for the most part, thanks to its quick response time. HDR adds very little, though, as it can't get very bright in HDR and lacks a local dimming feature, so even though dark scenes still look good, bright highlights don't stand out. It can't display a wide color gamut, so vivid scenes look dull overall.

Pros
  • High native contrast for deep blacks.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
  • No local dimming feature to improve contrast.
  • Low peak brightness in HDR.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and limited gaming features on most sizes.
7.1 PC Monitor

Unfortunately, this TV is just okay for use as a PC monitor. It displays chroma 4:4:4 signals properly, resulting in clear text from a PC, and it has low input lag for a responsive desktop experience. It also has a good response time, so motion is clear, with just a bit of blur behind fast-moving objects. On the other hand, it has a poor viewing angle, so if you get one of the larger sizes and sit close to it, the sides of the screen appear non-uniform. It also has a lot of dirty screen effect near the center of the screen, which is distracting when displaying any large areas of uniform color. Although HDR works fine on this TV with consoles, it doesn't currently work with Windows PCs.

Pros
  • High native contrast for deep blacks.
  • Low input lag.
  • Chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly for clear text from a PC.
  • Decent reflection handling.
Cons
  • Noticeable dirty screen effect in the center.
  • 60Hz refresh rate and limited gaming features on most sizes.
  • HDR doesn't work with Windows PCs.
  • 7.1 Mixed Usage
  • 6.7 TV Shows
  • 6.5 Sports
  • 7.4 Video Games
  • 7.5 HDR Movies
  • 7.6 HDR Gaming
  • 7.1 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Aug 24, 2023: We bought and tested the Hisense A65K, and added a few relevant comparisons below.
  2. Updated Aug 09, 2023: Review published.
  3. Updated Jul 28, 2023: Early access published.
  4. Updated Jul 24, 2023: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Jul 10, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Jun 19, 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" LG UR8000 (65UR8000AUA), also known as the LG UR80, but it's also available in 43, 50, 55, 70, 75, and 86-inch sizes. The last three letters in the model number (AUA in this case) vary between retailers and individual regions, but there's no difference in performance.

Internationally, this model is available in a few different variants. Most major European markets carry the LG UR81 (UR81006LJ) instead, which performs the same but has a center-mounted stand.

Size US Model UK/EU Model Refresh Rate VRR Processor
43" 43UR8000AUA 43UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
50" 50UR8000AUA 50UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
55" 55UR8000AUA 55UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
65" 65UR8000AUA 65UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
70" 70UR8000AUA 70UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
75" 75UR8000AUA 75UR80006LJ 60Hz No α5 AI Processor 4k Gen6
86" 86UR8000AUA - 120Hz Yes α7 AI Processor 4k Gen6

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

Compared To Other TVs

The LG UR8000 is an entry-level 4k TV in LG's 2023 lineup. It's a basic TV with few additional features and just okay picture quality overall. It delivers slightly better picture quality than most comparable budget models from other brands, like the Samsung CU7000, but offers fewer additional features than similarly-priced models from budget brands like the Hisense A65K.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best budget TVs, the best smart TVs, and the best 4k TVs.

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

The LG UR8000 is better than the Samsung CU7000/CU7000D. The LG has much better accuracy and does a better job smoothing out low-quality content, which is great if you mainly stream your favorite shows or movies. The LG also gets brighter in most real HDR content while still tracking the PQ EOTF accurately.

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

The LG UR8000 is better overall than the LG UR9000. The UR8000 has much higher native contrast, so blacks are deeper and more uniform, and the TV looks much better overall if you're in a dark or moderately-lit room. Unfortunately, this comes at the expense of the viewing angle, so if you have a wide seating arrangement and don't watch TV in the dark, the wider viewing angle of the LG UQ9000 makes it a better choice.

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

The LG UR8000 is better overall than the LG UQ8000. The UR8000 has a much higher contrast, so blacks are deeper and more uniform if you watch TV in a darker room. This comes at the viewing angle's expense, so if you never watch TV in the dark but have a wide seating arrangement, the UQ8000 is a better choice.

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

The LG UR8000 is much better than the Samsung CU8000. The LG has much better color accuracy, even after fully calibrating both. The LG also tracks the PQ EOTF better, ensuring that HDR content displays at the brightness level intended by the content creator. Finally, although both models lack a local dimming feature to improve contrast, the native contrast of the LG is much higher, so dark scenes look better overall.

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

The LG UR8000 and the Hisense A65K are similar overall. The Hisense delivers slightly better picture quality overall, with a much wider color gamut in HDR and better tone mapping, so saturated colors in HDR are more realistic and better match the content creator's intent. On the other hand, the LG has better processing and smooths low-quality content better than the Hisense, which is great if you prefer to stream your shows and movies instead of using physical media.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The LG UR8000 has a very simple design, with thin bezels on three sides and a thicker bottom bezel. It doesn't look as modern or as premium as some of LG's higher-end models, but it's not bad for a budget model.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
Design
Stand

This TV uses a pair of V-shaped feet, which support the TV well. The stand lifts the display about 3.4" above the table, so there's plenty of room to place a soundbar in front without blocking the screen. Unlike the LG UR9000, there's no alternate position for the feet, so you can't place them closer together if you have a narrow table.

Footprint of the 65-inch model: 47.3" x 10.6".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x300

The back of the TV is very plain. The inputs are recessed into the back panel, making them difficult to reach when the TV is wall-mounted. There are clips just above each foot for very basic cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.46" (1.2 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.28" (5.8 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The LG UR8000 is decently-built overall. The feet support the TV well overall, and it wobbles just a bit when nudged. There's some flex along the back panel, but this is common and isn't an issue. It's mostly made of plastic, and although the materials used aren't premium, the overall build has no obvious areas of concern.

Picture Quality
6.8
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
7,422 : 1
Native Contrast
7,422 : 1

The LG 65UR8000 has okay contrast overall. Its native contrast ratio is great, so blacks look very good in a dark room. Since there's no local dimming feature, dark scenes look washed out when bright highlights are on the screen.

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 as the TV can't brighten highlights without impacting the rest of the image, dark scenes look washed out.

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.

7.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to Game Mode makes no noticeable difference in dark scene performance.

6.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
255 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
301 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
193 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
226 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
311 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
310 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
310 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
225 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
310 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.022

Unfortunately, this TV has mediocre peak brightness in HDR. With no local dimming and low peak brightness, highlights don't pop at all and HDR looks flat overall.

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't support HDR from Windows PCs. When attempting to enable HDR in the Windows display settings, it fails, and the HDR setting remains disabled.

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

  • Picture Mode: Cinema
  • Brightness 100
  • Contrast: 100
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50
  • HDR Tone Mapping: Off

6.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
262 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
301 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
187 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
226 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
311 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
311 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
311 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
225 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
311 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
310 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
310 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.022

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.

Unfortunately, this TV doesn't currently support HDR from Windows PCs. When attempting to enable HDR in the Windows display settings, it fails, and the HDR setting remains disabled.

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

  • Game Optimizer: On
  • Brightness 100
  • Contrast: 100
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50
  • HDR Tone Mapping: HGiG

9.2
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0047
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0047
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0102

The PQ EOTF tracking on this TV is superb, so even though it can't get very bright in HDR, it properly tracks the content creator's intended brightness level. Near-blacks are raised and look a bit washed out, though, due to the TV's lack of a local dimming feature.

6.2
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
267 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
258 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
257 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
256 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
256 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
255 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
257 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
257 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
256 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
255 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
255 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.001

The LG UR8000 Series has mediocre peak brightness in SDR. It's bright enough to overcome moderate amounts of glare, and there's no variation in brightness with different scenes. It's not bright enough for a very bright room, though.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

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

7.1
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
77.56%
DCI P3 uv
84.64%
Rec 2020 xy
56.09%
Rec 2020 uv
63.31%

The LG UR8000 has a decent color gamut in HDR. It can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR content looks washed out. 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 is inaccurate. In dimmer scenes, the TV performs much better:

5.9
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
37.0%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
18.4%
White Luminance
227 cd/m²
Red Luminance
37 cd/m²
Green Luminance
154 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
11 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
168 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
49 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
202 cd/m²

Sadly, this TV has sub-par color volume. Due to its limited color gamut, it can't display a wide range of colors at any luminance level, and saturated colors are dim.

8.9
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.68
Color dE
1.28
Gamma
2.19
Color Temperature
6,706 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Space)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 50
Gamma Setting
2.2

The LG UR8000 has excellent accuracy in SDR even before calibrating it. The white balance and overall color accuracy are fantastic, with no noticeable issues. The gamma is nearly perfect, but near blacks are too bright.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.33
Color dE
1.06
Gamma
2.21
Color Temperature
6,542 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

This TV is very easy to calibrate, and the results after calibration are nearly perfect, with no noticeable issues at all.

You can see the full calibration settings we used here.

6.6
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.706%
50% DSE
0.245%
5% Std. Dev.
0.869%
5% DSE
0.101%

Sadly, the gray uniformity is just okay. There are noticeable dark vertical bars across the entire screen, and a dark patch near the center of the screen is very distracting when watching sports or using the TV as a PC monitor. The uniformity is much better in near-dark scenes, and the previously-mentioned issues aren't noticeable.

8.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
0.879%

The black uniformity of this TV is great overall. The screen is a bit cloudy throughout, but there are no bright spots or backlight bleed.

5.1
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
24°
Color Shift
25°
Brightness Loss
29°
Black Level Raise
14°
Gamma Shift
16°

Unfortunately, this TV has poor off-angle viewing. The image degrades rapidly as you move off-center, as colors wash out and fade, and black levels rise rapidly. This makes it a poor choice for a wide seating arrangement or if you like to move around with the TV on.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.1%
Indirect Reflections
0.8%
Calculated Direct Reflections
4.3%

The TV has decent reflection handling, but its anti-reflective coating has a few noticeable issues. Any bright source of light reflected on the screen has a noticeable rainbow smear. The coating absorbs some light, reducing its intensity, but since this TV can't get very bright overall, it's not suited for a bright room. It has a slightly glossier coating than the Hisense A65K, so bright reflections are more noticeable and less diffused.

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

The TV has fair HDR gradient handling. There's a lot of banding in dark grays and blues.

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

The TV has good low-quality content smoothing. There's very little noticeable macro-blocking in dark scenes, which is very good, but unfortunately, it struggles with preserving details.

5.5
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

The LG UR8000 has sub-par sharpness processing capabilities. Upscaled content looks blurry, text isn't sharp, and small details are lost. These results are with the following settings:

  • Adjust Sharpness: 18
  • Super Resolution: High

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
BGR
Type LED
Sub-Type
VA

This TV uses a BGR subpixel layout, which doesn't impact the image quality, but it makes text look blurry in some applications that don't support the BGR layout, which is important if you want to use it as a PC monitor. You can read more about it here.

Motion
7.5
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
5.3 ms
100% Response Time
16.1 ms

The LG UR8000 has a good response time overall, but there are still a few issues, and motion isn't clear overall. Transitions to or from a dark state are significantly slower than bright transitions, resulting in significant smearing behind dark areas of the screen. There's also noticeable image duplication at anything below peak brightness due to PWM 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, as you can see in the response time photo. 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. This will still bother you if you're sensitive to flicker, 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

The TV has an optional motion interpolation feature, but it's pretty bad in any fast-motion scenes. There are significant artifacts around any fast-moving object.

7.9
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
25.6 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.4 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

Strangely, unlike the LG UR9000, this TV can remove judder from any source. 24p sources work perfectly, which includes Blu-ray players and a streaming box with a 'Match Frame Rate' feature. 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

Most sizes of this TV are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support a variable refresh rate (VRR). The 86-inch LG 86UR8000, on the other hand, has a 120Hz panel and supports VRR.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
9.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
161.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
10.4 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
9.9 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
160.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
160.4 ms
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

This TV has superbly low input lag, ensuring a very responsive desktop experience if using this TV as a monitor or very responsive inputs when gaming.

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 TV supports most common resolutions but only at a 60Hz refresh rate. It displays chroma 4:4:4 signals properly at all supported resolutions, essential for clear text from a desktop PC.

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

Except for the 86-inch variant, this TV can't take full advantage of the PS5's capabilities. Most sizes are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support variable refresh rates. Although HDR doesn't work with Windows PC, it works fine on the PS5.

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

Except for the 86-inch variant, this TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X. Most sizes are limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and don't support variable refresh rates. Although HDR doesn't work with Windows PC, it works fine on the Xbox.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

This TV is limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth on all three of its HDMI ports, and it doesn't support HDR10+ or Dolby Vision, so you're limited to HDR10. LG advertises the 86-inch version to support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two HDMI ports.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 2
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 Dolby's lossless audio formats through its eARC port, which is great. Sadly, unlike LG's higher-end models like the LG C3, they haven't added support for any DTS audio formats. Many Blu-rays and DVDs use DTS for their audio tracks, so if you plan to watch these, connect your media player directly to your home theater system for the best possible sound.

Sound Quality
6.8
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
89.80 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.64 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.78 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.25 dB
Max
87.7 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.62 dB

The frequency response of this TV is just okay. Like most TVs, it can't produce deep bass, so there's no thump or rumble in action movies. It has a well-balanced sound profile above the low-frequency extension (LFE), ensuring that dialogue sounds good at moderate listening levels. It gets decently loud, but there's noticeable compression at max volume.

6.8
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.138
Weighted THD @ Max
0.695
IMD @ 80
3.30%
IMD @ Max
11.76%

The overall distortion is alright. It's much better at moderate listening levels and noticeably worse at max volume.

Smart Features
8.0
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS webOS
Version 23
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Not Smooth
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The LG UR8000 runs the 2023 version of LG's proprietary webOS smart interface. Unfortunately, navigating menus and apps is slow overall and feels sluggish.

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

Unfortunately, like almost all 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' and 'Content Recommendation' settings in the 'Home Settings' menu, but there's no way to remove ads from the apps page.

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 content store has a huge selection of streaming apps, and most mainstream streaming services are available.

9.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App LG ThinQ

The LG UR8000 comes with LG's Magic Remote. You can use it as a pointer, making it easier to navigate the menus if you prefer that approach instead of using the remote's buttons. The remote also has an integrated microphone, which works well. You can use voice commands to ask the TV to open specific apps, search within apps, ask for the time, or ask for the weather.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button centrally located at the bottom of the TV, and that's also where the infrared sensor is. 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 AA batteries)
  • Cable management clips and cable tie
  • User manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 62 W
Power Consumption (Max) 132 W
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