LG 55UF950V (UF950) Ultra HD 4K TV

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Ordered the 65" variant this afternoon from curry's, should see it end of the month
       
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      Love the look of this tv, i'm looking for a 55" tv for the bedroom. I prefer IPS panels. Full HD passive 3D too! I'll be keeping an eye on this one.
       
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      Something missing here (review link?) or is this an owner's thread placeholder?

      Cheers!

      Ah, ok, nvm. Link doesn't show in tapatalk.
       
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      is this tv HDR ?
       
    6. Steve Withers

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      No it doesn't currently support HDR but it's possible that could be added as a future firmware update. I have asked LG for clarification on this and a number of other points regarding future-proofing.
       
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      The full review is now up.
       
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      Interesting that its the flagship and doesn't have quantum dots.

      When LG is releasing a 940 and 860 model that do have quantum dot technology.

      Although I believe they are still struggling with an over saturation of colour.

      Anywho thanks for the review.
       
    9. Steve Withers

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      I think we'll see the quantum dot TVs being released later in the year, possibly after IFA and I expect they'll also support HDR. So I guess the UF950 is the current flagship LED LCD TV. It does highlight the fact that, with so many changes happening this year, right now might not be the best time to buy a new TV.
       
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      What a shame it's only using LED's at the bottom, being a flagship it should at least be top and bottom, I get it for a mid/low tier set, but not their best!
       
    11. Steve Withers

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      As is often the case, it's an example of design over function.
       
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      thank you very much for the review.
      LG fails again with LED
      Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level ONLY 7 !
      no HDR no quantum dot

      3D very important to me
      why not you write a word in "pros " on 3D ?
      3D good or bad, or around ?

      there is no word how the 2D to 3D ???
       
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    13. Steve Withers

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      I'm glad to hear there's someone else out there who still likes 3D. There's a whole section on the 3D performance in the review and the 3D was excellent. However 2D to 3D conversion is just a gimmick and doesn't really work, I strongly recommend you never use that feature. To do a 3D conversion of a film for the cinema takes thousands of hours by skilled special effects people, so do you really think a TV can just do it on the fly in real time?
       
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      thank you !
      i love 2D TO 3D with my F8500 51"
      everything i changes to 3D
      the problem that causes eye problems ( active )

      i saw the television UB980 2D TO 3D
      it was the best 3D I've ever seen. ( but Contrast/Dynamic Range/Black Level worse )

      Importantly, to see the quality of 3D you needs a good computer , high quality graphics card AMD X290 , POWER DVD14/15 software and need to know Tune to 4K passive 3820X1080.
      the 2D TO 3D in the tv work also great.
      ( technical support of the POWERDVD helped me )
      their support usually very poor .

      in 2014 only the ub980 have 3D good
      all other LG models worse in 3D

      there is no reason why buy LED LG apart from 3D or 2D TO 3D !
      ( Samsung makes everything better )

      2D TO 3D improves noise, imperfections in the 2D image
      this is not pro 3D but better picture than 2D ( in SD /HD )
      If you are looking for 3D pro 2D TO 3D is not the way
       
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      Is there much of a difference between this model and the 850V version?
       
    16. Steve Withers

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      I'll be able to answer that next week when the UF850V comes in for review.
       
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      We had been looking around at the current television offerings and doing lots of research for our next purchase, this.... it's a clear winner. Beautiful slim design, simply superb operating system with WebOs2. It's flat screen which is what we wanted as it has to viewed from an odd angle and the curved Samsung look poor if not viewed straight.

      Picture and sound quality is superb, takes a bit of set up to get it just right but well worth the time to set things up properly :)
       
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      HDMI ports 1 and 2 offer 10bit, but only HDMI3 offers HDCP2.2 at 8bit. At one point I did have 4K 10bit working with HDCP 2.2, but a F/W update of either the TV or my 4K sorce broke this. Still the 4K content I have been watching has been fantastic. A considerable improvement over HD broadcast. So far I have been very impressed with this TV for both 4K and HD content. If I was not waiting for a TV better than my Panasonic 65VT65, and HDR. I would recommend this TV now. But a wait for another 12months may find TV's with further proof for the 4K generation.
       
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      why 950V get only 9 in 3D ?
      you not wrote there was a problem

      what is better in 3D 950 V or 3D JS9500 ?
      how can I tell what better ?
       
    20. Steve Withers

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      For me the 3D on the UF950 is better than the JS9500 for a couple of reasons. Firstly I like the use of passive - no batteries, no recharging, no flicker, bright, crosstalk free and the glasses are really cheap. Secondly there's some frame interpolation going on with 3D on the JS9500, even when all the Motion Plus controls are off. However the reason that I didn't give the UF950 a ten for 3D is because the added brightness makes the fact that the LEDs are at the bottom more obvious on occasion, especially in dark scenes.
       
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      everything you registered it beautifully, right and wise!

      but I read your articles, there is a problem
      UF950 = Score 9 at 2500EURO -/+
      JS9500= score 9 at 5000EURO -/+

      I understand Samsung is better =9 score at double price
      which is not true
      there is a problem with the scores and you have to point it out .
       
    22. Steve Withers

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      The individual scores aren't directly related to price and the JS9500 is a 65" screen, whilst the UF950 is a 55" screen. Based on current pricing the 65UF950 is around £3,500 and the UE65JS9500 is around £4,900, so there is a big difference in price but the JS9500 includes a direct LED backlight, superior local dimming, a wider colour space and support for HDR. Whether you feel that justifies the price differential is largely a matter of personal preference.
       
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      there is still a problem, i can not tell by the articles, what have better 3D ?
      only when i asking you directly
      this is the problem .
      you have not specified once in the article LG has a 3D 3920X1080
      and it gives a 2 level up in 3D

      can not understood the difference between activity and passivity method .
      People who come here, not professional!
      you write a little on 3D
       
    24. Steve Withers

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      Our coverage of 3D has diminished over the years because frankly it's been a complete failure and 99% of people couldn't care less. Personally I'm a fan of 3D and obviously so are you but we are very much in the minority.
       
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      really do not agree with you
      how you know 99% ?
      i saw dozens of people here in your web who love 3D.
      today we have 4K passive 3820X1080 looks great .
      2D TO 3D looks great with passive 3820X1080 .
      this gives new life to 3D, but something dictated by force that we should not enjoy the 3D !

      3D films make you SMARTER? Watching immersive movies could boost your brain power, study claims

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      DailyTech - Report: 3D Video Games Improve Cognitive Performance

      there is not a legitimate campaign to erase the 3D
       
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      I have a question for everyone here.
      Should i buy LG 55EC930V or LG 55UF950V ???? Viewing distance 2.7m, same price both of them.
      Help me please.
       
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      hi apollo

      have you seen any off ec93x oled panel??

      just forget about the distance at present!

      and are you Gamer??? if not take the Oled

      95x poor blacks(or at least so so)low contrast(very low) IPS panel!
      detailing/depth/shadowing not good

      and if you are serious film watcher forget IPS/LGE!

      93x prices almost very nice!

      and go for beyond tech.with Oled panel
      TFT-LCD panels are dead even 4/8/12k!!! time to go Oled panels and if you have more time to
      wait than wait a while

      I'm frankly to not buy another TFT-LCD panel and waiting Oled panels(when my LCD panels dead
      I'm definetely go to Oled) IMHO

      note;do not consider 3D criteria! FPR or SG just focused your panels pic.quality etc.,
      for 2D

      bye++
       
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      Hello Steve Withers,

      First let me congratulate you on writing the best review out there on the market for this TV model of the LG UF950.

      I became a member today on AV FORUMS, thanks to this review.

      Iam really inclined to go ahead with buying this tv, only one thing is making me rather hesitant. That is with the future and the fact that this TV doesn't support HDR.

      You mentioned that "The UF950V doesn't currently support High Dynamic Range (HDR), it doesn't use quantum dot and we have asked LG to clarify the actual specifications of the HDMI inputs. "

      so i wanted to know if in fact LG team responded back to you on this inquiry or not yet?

      Also do you really believe this type of upgrade can be attained with the future software upgrade for this model?

      Really looking forward to your reply.
      Thanks
       
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      Shadow, welcome to AVF.
      As long as the panel used is 10 bit and the main chip inside can support 10 bit (including the HDMI inputs) then it is down to software changes to support picture quality.
       
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      Hello Slayer,

      So does this TV have those 10bit panel, chip, and hdmi inputs?

      Hello Steve,
      Still hoping to hear from you though, especially on whether LG team has got back to you on this inquiry?
       

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