This beautiful TV boasts ouststanding picture quality and superb sound. If you were looking for a vast, beautifully-designed Super UHD 4K television then you’d be mad not to give the LG 65UH950V some thought. It has a stunning display, decent audio, and bags of features.
This offering from LG may not use OLED technology, but it packs an enormous punch with its 65-inch Super UHD display, supporting multiple HDR formats including Dolby Vision (the very latest in HDR tech). The television itself is a thing of wonder, practically bezel-free and wafer thin. The 4K Quantum Display has over a billion shades of colour, creating a stunningly lifelike picture and broad viewing angle. Working with Ultra Luminance, a dimming feature that creates brilliant whites and pitch dark blacks, the 65UH950V produces imagery close to absolute perfection. There’s an absorbing level of detail and the razor sharp contrasts help create a sense of spellbinding depth. Dolby Vision is mind-blowingly good, but there’s very little content out there for this TV to show it off. Fortunately the 6-step upscaling ability is first-rate, and all resolutions look pretty incredible - if not quite as earth-shattering as Dolby Vision.
The sound, with 40 watts of Harman Kardon engineering, is pretty decent indeed. The 4-speaker stereo audio is pleasingly balanced with some crunching, beefy bass. Voices come through with remarkable clarity and even the most thunderous of movie soundtracks are handled well. However, there’s always room for improvement so you may want to use the HDMI ARC or digital audio out sockets to hook up a home cinema system or soundbar.
There are some neat features, including both Freesat HD and Freeview HD, combining to provide hundreds of subscription-free channels, including many in HD. The Smart TV features with the brilliant WebOS 3.0 give you a variety of streaming services from Netflix to Amazon Instant Video to BBC iPlayer and many others. The Magic Remote is an excellent smart remote that wirelessly moves a cursor around your screen, depending on where you point. You can also use voice activated commands to add another level of interaction with your TV. There’s PVR (or DTV) for recording programmes to a USB storage device and with three HDMI, three USB ports and Bluetooth, you’re unlikely to run out of options for plugging in your other devices.
- Sublime display
- Bags of features
- Could do with an extra HDMI slot
Why you should buy it: It may not be an OLED television, but the HDR Dolby Vision display with impressive upscaler will still leave jaws dropping. The audio is strong and there are features aplenty. UK buyers who purchase this beauty are unlikely to regret it.