LG 43 Class UQ9000 Series TV Review

6.56 Mixed Usages
7.1 TV Shows:
6 HDR Movies:
6.4 HDR Gaming:
6.5 Sports( Considering Day Light)
6.8 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2022 Rating: 4.5
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: LED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: WiFi , HDMI , USB , Bluetooth , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 3
HDR HDR10 , HLG
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: webOS 6.0 Smart TV platform, HDR10 & HLG support, AI Picture Pro & AI Sound Pro, ThinQ AI capabilities, Sports Alert, ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), Multi-tasking with Magic Remote, Energy Saving Mode.
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Hulu, HBO Max, Spotify, Pandora, etc.

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 42.5
Display Type IPS LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
Screen Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degrees
Backlight Type: Direct LED
Quantum Dot Color: Yes
Video Processing Technology: LG α7 Gen5 AI Processor
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, HLG

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: Native contrast ratio: 1348:1
Brightness: Peak HDR brightness: 300 nits
Local Dimming: N/A
Gray & Black Uniformity: Minor DSE (dirty screen effect) visible in some scenes, and Decent black levels for an IPS panel, minimal clouding.
Viewing Angle: 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
Reflections: Moderate (Glossy screen reflects some ambient light)
Calibration: Decent out-of-the-box
Pixels & Motion: 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Upscaled well, but visible artifacts and Upscaled well, good clarity.
Input Handling (1080p): Excellent upscaling, sharp and detailed
Input Handling (4k): Native resolution, no upscaling needed
Color Gamut: Covers 92% of DCI-P3 color space
Color Volume: : Average (Limited HDR color volume due to low peak brightness)
Gradient & Response Time: 14.3ms
Supported Resolutions: Up to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Interface: webOS 6.0 | User-friendly, responsive, vast app library, voice control.

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 3
HDMI Version 2.0
Audio Return Channel Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output: 0
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 1 (through adapter)
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 2
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: N/A
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes
HDMI 2.1 : NO
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes
ATSC Tuner: Yes
USB 3.0 : Yes
Variable Analog Audio Out: Yes
Wi-Fi : Yes Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : ARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : N/A
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : N/A
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: N/A
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : N/A
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : N/A
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: Below average (Downward-firing speakers, limited audio quality)
Voice Clarity: Good (Dialogue easily understandable, but may lack detail and richness at lower volumes)
Distortion: Low at moderate volumes.
Frequency Response: Significant roll-off below 80Hz and above 10kHz.
Bass: Weak ( Measured -7 dB at 50Hz)
Soundstage: Limited, mainly focused around the TV with minimal directional cues.
Immersion: Low, not suitable for immersive movie or gaming experiences.
Dolby Atmos Support: Not supported
Audio Passthrough: Yes (Supports Dolby Digital and DTS via ARC and optical out)
Recommendation: Consider a soundbar or external speakers for enhanced audio experience.

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System webOS 6.0
CPU / Processor LG α7 Gen5 AI Processor
Graphic Processor / GPU Not specified
RAM 1.5 GB
Storage 16 GB
Chromecast Built-in
Alexa Built-in , Supported

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): N/A
Input Lag: Low
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): No
Additional Features: Smart TV Platform: webOS 6.0, Streaming Services, App Store, Voice Control, Connectivity.

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device N/A
Remote App LG ThinQ

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 38.2
Style Modern & Minimalist
Back & Borders: Plain & Functional and Thin & Even
Thickness: 2.8 inches (7.1 cm) at its thickest point.
Build Quality: Good (Sturdy construction, but some concerns about long-term durability due to plastic materials)
Longevity: Average (Plastic build, potential for scratches or wear over time)
Stand: Two-legged, V-shaped
Included Components: Remote, Stand with screws, Power cable, User manual, Warranty card

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.1
HDR Movies: 6
HDR Gaming: 6.4
Sports( Considering Day Light) 6.5
PC Monitor (): 6.8
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