LG UP8000 (LCD)

LG UP8000 (50" LCD)

LG UP8000 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Sports:
3.6
PICTURE QUALITY: Poor5.7/10
MOVIES & TV: Poor5.3/10
GAMING: Poor5.7/10
SPORTS: Fair6.6/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Poor5.9/10
NEWS & TALK: Fair6.2/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Poor5.9/10

The LG UP8000 is an LCD TV with a midrange price, and it's suitable if you're looking for a basic television with decent performance in various content types. It has a large 65-inch screen that should be good for movies and series, but its picture quality is rated as poor, which suggests it isn't the best choice if you're seeking outstanding image clarity and depth. For gaming and watching sports, it also has poor performance, meaning it's not ideal for fast action and may not provide the smoothest experience. This TV has fair performance in a bright room, so it can handle some glare but may not be the best in very sunny environments. It doesn't support premium HDR formats like HDR10+ or Dolby Vision and has basic sound quality with a 20-watt speaker setup. It can be used as a monitor and supports 4K resolution, but keep in mind that its color and motion processing are rated as fair. Hence, it's a suitable choice for casual viewing and usage, but for more intense gaming, sports watching, or cinematic experiences, you might want to consider a higher-quality model. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good for wide viewing angles
  • Low input lag for gaming
  • Effective upscaling of lower resolution content
Cons
  • Subpar contrast for dark rooms
  • Poor HDR brightness
  • Inadequate for bright room viewing
  • Lacks local dimming feature

Ratings by Category

Sports:
3.6
The LG UP8000 is rated as fair for watching sports because it has a good response time for keeping up with fast action, but the motion processing might not be smooth enough for certain fast-paced scenes. Additionally, while it handles reflections well, its viewing angles are not the widest, meaning the picture quality may decrease when viewed from the side, which is important in a group setting.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
3.2
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Cartoons & Animaton:
3.0
The LG UP8000 has a good performance when it comes to colors out of the box, meaning that the initial colors should be vibrant and accurate without needing adjustments. However, it has poor color gamut and color volume, which limits its ability to display a wide and consistent range of colors, making it less ideal for the rich and varied hues often found in cartoons and animation.
Bright Room:
3.0
The LG UP8000 struggles in bright rooms mainly because it has poor HDR brightness and lacks local dimming, which means it can't get very bright to combat glare. Additionally, while it handles reflections well, its inability to reach high levels of brightness makes it less suitable for well-lit environments.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$377
Brand
LG
Release Date
July 2, 2021
Full name
50UP8000
Screen Size
50"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOS
Sound Quality Score
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6.7/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
3
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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5.8/10
Bright Room Score
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6/10
Gaming Score
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5.8/10
Movies & TV Score
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5.4/10
Sports Score
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6.6/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
25.6" x 44.1" x 2.2"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
27.9" x 44.1"
Weight without Stand
25.8 lbs
VESA Mount
200 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
No
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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5.1/10
Local Dimming
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2.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.0
Speaker Power
20 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Stratos Kampourogiannis | July 2021
"What we liked on this one was the very sharp 4K images it could display, its good up-scaling capabilities, nice viewing angles and extremely low input lag. Lastly the new webOS 6.0 is great even if it needs some time to get your bearings while the redesigned Magic Remote feels fresh even if functionality remains the same."

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