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LG 84LM960V review

LG's huge Ultra HD TV

Our Verdict

For

  • Astonishing images
  • High-end build quality
  • Excellent Full HD 3D
  • Superior smart TV

Against

  • Uneven Edge LED backlighting
  • Stratospheric price
  • Micro-second processing lag

The LG 84LM960V employs an off-the-shelf LG TV user interface. While this is a doddle to navigate, conveniently grouping online content into easily navigational blocks, there are issues when it's deployed on a screen of this size and resolution.

Most obviously, all the text and dialogue is freakishly large. What looks clear and friendly at 40 inches positively shrieks at twice the size.

LG 84LM960V review

It doesn't look particularly sharp either. It's not unreasonable to expect a UHD iteration of the familiar interface to be created for a screen of this size, especially when you're parting with more than £20k.

That aforementioned micro-second delay between command and on-screen response also makes navigating the menus a little less slick than might otherwise be the case.

Sound

LG 84LM960V review

In the scheme of things, the TV's audio quality can be considered top notch. With two large woofers on the rear, running at 15w apiece, plus a couple of downward firing 2 x 10w speakers on the bottom of the screen, the set can go loud without getting shrill.

Indeed, the rear panel positively vibrates when there's high octane action playing out on the screen.

Value

Given the price tag, any kind of value assessment of the LG 84LM960V seems somewhat academic. As a pioneering example of futuristic TV technology, this display is never going to form part of a BOGOF deal.

The R&D has to be recouped, and what better way than creating a statement display affordable only by the super-rich and well-heeled industry luminaries?

LG 84LM960V review

For what it's worth, it's a little cheaper than Sony's Ultra HD debutant, the Sony KD-84X9005, so that's a saving right there.

From a picture quality point of view, nothing else is remotely comparable. It's not unreasonable to expect Ultra HD panel prices to tumble quite rapidly though, as more brands brave the waters and content sources become available.

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