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LG 84LM960V review

LG's huge Ultra HD TV

The big question is, of course, what's the LG 84LM960V like with Ultra HD (4K) content? Helpfully, we employed a media server with bespoke content to see the screen strut its UHD stuff.

The panel's ability to depict even tiny detail is quite amazing. The window-like clarity that Ultra HD affords is spellbinding.

The good news is that the screen does a rather fine job with Full HD too. The most obvious characteristic of up-conversion is smoothness; it's like watching low ISO 35mm film stock.

LG 84LM960V review

Even when movies and TV shows are viewed up close on this massive panel, there's no image deterioration at all. Colours are highly saturated, blacks deep and textures virtually tangible.

LG hasn't actually released any information about the chip solution used to upscale Full HD to Ultra HD. Does the picture processor remap to the denser pixel grid using a database of image information to help interpolate images? Can it exploit legacy high frequency information in the incoming signal? LG isn't saying.

The resident HD Resolution upscaler does appear to be a multi-chip solution, though, not least because of a micro-second delay involved in delivering content to the screen. The biggest casualty of this lag is video gaming.

LG 84LM960V review

The delay between trigger and action will hobble serious players. This is crying shame, since visually, HD games look brilliant on this big screen. The fine detail and dynamics of Battlefield 3 are simply mesmerising, and when you take to the skies, there's a strong chance you'll suffer motion sickness.

The set's 3D performance is also a revelation. Unlike vanilla-flavoured 1080p FPR screens, there's enough pixel power available here to maintain Full HD resolution even through polarised glasses, and there's precious few crosstalk effects when viewed head-on.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal Standard4K UHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLM960V
3D Type3D
EU Energy LabelA
Smart TVYes
Brand NameLG
Screen Size213.4 cm (84")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, CEC
EthernetYes
Wireless LANYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)81.40 kg
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating Power Consumption256 W
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.4
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand1214 mm
Width with Stand1916 mm
Depth with Stand39.90 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Number of USB Ports3
3D TechnologyPolarized
3D ConversionYes
Energy Consumption per Year374 kWh
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate800 Hz
Height1120 mm
Width1916 mm
Depth39.9 mm
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Surround Sound
Product SeriesLM960V
Maximum Resolution3840 x 2160
FeaturesFlicker-free, Motion Clarity Index, Flashback, Channel Labeling, Web Browser
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model84LM960V
Product Name84LM960V LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number84LM960V
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing InformationEXPERIENCE LG ULTRA HD

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ULTRA HD TV

LG 84 inch ULTRA HD TV presents a whole new level of picture quality, boasting a resolution four times higher than Full HD. Naturally, it is incredibly immersive, vivid and crisp, even when viewed from close distances. Ultra High Definition TV is the future of TV viewing and brings the cinema experience home.

Package Contents
  • 84LM960V LED-LCD TV
  • 7 x 3D Glasses
  • Remote Control
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)70.40 kg