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LG 65UF9500

65" Smart LED 4K Ultra HD TV (2015 model)

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Overview

Our take on the LG 65UF9500

With the remarkable 65UF9500 — LG's top-performing LCD Ultra HD TV for 2015 — the company's engineers tried to get as close as possible to the amazing color and contrast of LG's esoteric and expensive OLED TVs. As we were able to confirm in a side-by-side demo, they came pretty darn close!

LG 65UF9500

LG's finest LCD TV offers brilliant design inside and out

With the remarkable 65UF9500 — LG's top-performing LCD Ultra HD TV for 2015 — the company's engineers tried to get as close as possible to the amazing color and contrast of LG's esoteric and expensive OLED TVs. As we were able to confirm in a side-by-side demo, they came pretty darn close!

What you notice first is the TV's striking appearance. The screen is wrapped in a minimized bezel that makes this set's spectacular 4K images appear to float in midair. The screen is supported by a curved metal "Auditoreum stand" that's designed to bounce sound coming from the down-firing speakers forward, for clearer audio.

Purer, brighter colors

An LCD TV's color performance — range, accuracy, etc. — begins with its backlight. In recent years we've seen backlights shift from fluorescent to LEDs, and now LEDs are getting a major upgrade.

The 65UF9500's backlight features LG's innovative ColorPrime Nano Spectrum technology. By enhancing the LED backlight with phosphors, the resulting high-purity colored light expands the TV's color range by 20-30%, providing deeper, richer hues. The 65UF9500 also boasts 10-bit color processing, which enables over a billion total shades.

IPS screen technology creates a bigger viewing sweet spot

We've noticed that 4K TVs in general offer better-than-average off-axis picture quality, and LG's models are especially impressive in this regard. The reason is LG's IPS panel technology, which keeps picture contrast and color looking crisp even as you move around to the sides of the screen. It makes a big difference when you're watching with a group of friends or family.

The 65UF9500 will provide a picture quality boost for all your viewing. LG's Tru-4K Engine and Tru-4K Upscaler enhance the look of every video source — broadcasts, movies, sports and games. It's a multi-step process that involves heavy-duty analysis of the picture data in order to remove as much noise as possible so that the upscaled picture is as clean as possible.

Smart TV features made point-and-click easy

The 65UF9500's built-in web apps give you instant access to a nearly limitless selection of entertainment — streamed video from services like Netflix, YouTube®, and Hulu®. The colorful webOS user interface lets you customize your home screen to access the apps you use most, and easily switch between them. This is a Netflix Recommended TV, which means it passed a rigorous evaluation process based on feedback from Netflix subscribers. Expect easier and faster access to Netflix, with quicker playback and start times.

LG's latest motion-sensing Magic Remote is simple and fun to use. You can point, click, scroll and even speak into the remote to find exactly what you want, searching across apps, movies, TV shows and the web... all at the same time. It's a lot like using a wireless videogame controller or an air mouse.

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of wall-mounts that work with your specific TV.

The TV has spectacular color and excellent sharpness. Sound is good. Once you muddle through the setup and figure out the remote, the rest is easy.

ChuckW, Washington

What's in the Box:

  • 65" LED-LCD TV
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal base
  • 2 Pedestal guides
  • Magic Remote (AN-MR600)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Two 3D glasses (AG-F310)
  • Composite video/stereo RCA adapter
  • Component video adapter
  • Eight M4 x 20mm screws (star-washers attached)
  • Cable-tie
  • Cleaning cloth (for 3D glasses)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Easy Setup Guide
  • webOS TV Quick Setup Guide
  • Magic Remote User Information
  • Warranty Information
  • Product Registration Card
  • "Cleaning TV Screen" note

Energy Guide:

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Product Highlights:

    Picture:
    • 64.5" screen (measured diagonally)
    • Ultra High Definition TV with 4K screen resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels)
    • TruMotion 240Hz blur reduction (120Hz refresh rate)
    • 3D TV (includes 2 pairs of passive 3D glasses)
    • IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panel provides very good off-axis viewing
    • ColorPrime Nano Spectrum technology for enhanced color range and brightness
    • 10-bit panel can display over one billion colors
    • LED edge backlight with local dimming for excellent picture contrast
    • Tru-4K Engine and Tru-4K Upscaler enhance standard-def and high-def video signals for optimum display on a 4K screen
    Video Source Compatibility:
    • watch streamed 4K video sources like Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube (requires Internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
    • DIRECTV 4K Ready — DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can enjoy 4K service and full DVR features without an additional receiver (requires firmware update)
    • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
    • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels)
    Smart TV Features:
    • WebOS 2.0 with built-in web browser
    • Netflix Recommended TV — offers a unique feature set that makes Netflix even easier to use and enjoy
    • fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
    • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
    • MHL-compatible HDMI input for viewing photos/videos from a compatible smartphone on the TV's screen
    • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone as a remote control
    Connections:
    • 4 HDMI 2.0
      • all inputs are HDCP 2.2 compatible for connecting to 4K video sources
    • 1 component video (selectable component/composite)
    • RF input for antenna/cable signals
    • optical digital audio output (can pass Dolby® Digital/DTS multichannel or 2-channel audio from connected sources)
    • Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home network
    • 3 USB inputs for connecting a camera or thumb drive
    General Features:
    • built-in Harman/Kardon-designed 4.2 speaker system (60 watts total)
    • motion-sensing Magic Remote with built-in microphone for voice control
    • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 45"W x 9-13/16"D)
    • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
    • 57-1/4"W x 33-1/4"H x 2-1/4"D (35-5/16"H x 9-13/16"D on stand)
    • weight: 65.2 lbs. with stand; 56.2 lbs. without stand
    • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    Reviews

    LG 65UF9500 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (3 Reviews)

    Outstanding TV

    Dominick from West Chester, PA on 4/4/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This tv is simply outstanding. We replaced a rear projection tv that still had a very crisp picture but to the compare the two is night and day. The clarity, colors and brightness blow me away every time I turn it on. We especially like to watch sporting events and the picture and clarity for these events are amazing and can't wait until football season! Have not taken advantage of the apps or browser but that is something we will do down the road.

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    65UF9500 TV

    ChuckW from Washington on 11/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The TV has spectacular color and excellent sharpness. Sound is good. Once you muddle through the setup and figure out the remote, the rest is easy.

    Pros: Great picture. Good online help once you can get to it..

    Cons: There are minimal instructions for initial TV setup and use of the remote. If you enjoy a challenge, you will love doing the initial TV setup and discovery of the remote functions. I did.

    Great TV

    Don from Pennsylvania on 9/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The LG 65UF9500 is simply great tv. I replaced my Samsung 58 inch plasma with this model. The picture is very close to the qualilty of a plasma. I don't use the internal speakers because with the ARC input on this tv I can use my Yamaha YSP-4300 with one HDMI cable to the tv.Being 4K with a 10 bit panel gives a awesome picture. Colors are vibrant and picture is very crisp. Love the web browser along with the preinstalled apps. This is one awesome television. If you are considering a new LED go for it you won't be sorry.

    Pros: Attractive screen with beautiful picture. Easy setup. ARC compatible

    Cons: None

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    Video Features
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    Video Features

    Ultra HD 4K Resolution: The LG Ultra-HD LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) and will display all video at that resolution; regardless of input signal. 4K provides four times higher resolution than current 1080p high-definition TVs with a total of 8.3 million pixels. Its detail is so vivid and crisp, even when viewed from close distances; it's nearly impossible to discern a single pixel, even from inches away. Enjoy incredibly flawless images, vivid colors, and picture details as never before. More benefits of Ultra-HD 4K include:

    • Greater Sense Of Depth: At 4K, distant objects in a  scene can be rendered with greater clarity than at 2K, with more nuances of light and shadow and focus for a greater sense of perceived  depth.
    • Better Color: Because pixels are units of colored light, their greater quantity in 4K enables more layered transitions and subtler gradations of tones, so the hues we see up on screen will be truer to what we see in nature.
    • Sit Even Closer: 2K HD TVs carry a recommended viewing distance of three times (3X) the TV screen height, but with a 4K display you can move in to one-and-a-half times (1.5X) screen height without exposing individual pixels. Sitting closer better fills your field of vision, assuring total immersion in whatever you're watching.
    Note: The UHD TV offers "HEVC/H.265 & VP9" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix, Amazon, & YouTube).

    Tru-4K Engine & Upscaler: LG's Tru-4K Engine lets you enjoy the benefits of 4K resolution from today's standard-definition and high-definition content. The LG Tru-4K Engine upscales the picture through a 4-step data analysis that enhances the details of broadcasts, movies, sports and videogames to near-4K quality, giving you the superior viewing experience you expect from an Ultra HDTV.

    Edge-Lit LED w/ Local Dimming (True Black Control): LG's edge-lit LED technology provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail, as well as greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD TVs. The TV provides even greater control of brightness through local-dimming (or True Black Control) to deliver amazing clarity and color detail. LG's True Black Control local dimming technology analyzes the signal of the input video by areas of the screen, and then adjusts the backlight to improve the contrast ratio. True Black Control increases contrast by enabling deeper blacks. These more pronounced blacks in turn enhance overall picture quality, with greater clarity plus bolder colors. The True Black Control local dimming setting can be set to Low (natural black tones), Medium (deeper black tones), High (deep black tones with clear images), or Off.

    10-Bit IPS Panel: With its 10-bit IPS panel, the LG Ultra-HD TV is capable of displaying tons of colors with fine steps of gradation. With so many more colors to express, you'll see a picture that is more detailed and natural when compared to conventional 8-bit panels. One of the secrets behind LG TVs outstanding Ultra-HD 4K performance is the specially designed IPS panel. LG's IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel makes any seat the best in the house, with a clearer and more consistent image at wide viewing angles compared to conventional screens. IPS delivers authentic colors, virtually identical to the original image. Witness colors as true-to-life as nature intended, vibrant across even a large screen, with the stunning clarity of 4K resolution. Another benefit of IPS panels versus the competing screen technology is their rigid durability, giving them a welcome resistance to damage.

    LG Proprietary Technologies: LG also incorporates other technologies which boost picture quality; like Color Prime WCG LED, Ultra Luminance, and TruMotion 240Hz. All which aid in a more realistic picture with more color gradation, greater detail, better contrast, and smoother motion.

    • ColorPrime WCG LED Technology: LG's 4K Ultra-HD TV employs ColorPrime WCG (Wide Color Gamut) LED technology for a more realistic, natural looking image. ColorPrime WCG LED technology utilizes different phosphor-based LEDs to display greater color depth, more lifelike images, and a 25% increase in color gamut.
    • Ultra Luminance: Ultra-HD picture quality becomes even more dynamic with an extended range of brightness. By enabling higher peak brightness and an enhanced contrast ratio, Ultra Luminance makes 4K images even more striking
    • TruMotion 240Hz: TruMotion reflects the benefits of LG's detailed backlight scanning system and the TV's 120Hz native panel refresh rate to reduce blur and yields crisper details.

    Video Inputs: The LG UHD television features HDMI (2.0), Component, and Composite video inputs. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 3,840 x 2,160 (4K).

    • HDMI 2.0: The four HDMI 2.0 inputs will accept 4K (60/30Hz), 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, and 480p video signals. The HDMI inputs not only allow you to connect your Blu-ray/DVD player or Satellite/Cable receiver to the TV, but also a laptop or computer. The television's HDMI inputs do not accept 480i video signals.
      • HDCP 2.2: HDCP 2.2 is supported by all of the TV's HDMI inputs. HDCP 2.2 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
      • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: HDMI inputs 1-2 will support up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of 4K video (30/60fps). 4:2:2 (30/60fps) and 4:2:0 (60fps) are also supported by HDMI inputs 1-2. HDMI input 3 only supports 4:2:0 (60fps). With 4:4:4 color, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. You must enable 4:4:4 color subsampling in the TV's on-screen menu.
    • Component Video: The Component Video input will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The component video inputs consist of a 3.5mm jack and a 6" mini-to-component video adapter. This same component video output shares the audio signal with the composite audio/video terminal.
    • Composite Video: The composite video input will accept 480i only. The composite audio/video terminal consists of an AV 3.5mm connector and a 6" mini-to-composite video/stereo RCA adapter.
    Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

    4K 3D+: LG lets you enjoy 3D movies on the big screen at home, just like at the movies. The large screen of LG Ultra-HD TV provides flicker-free, comfortable images that make the 3D entertainment more enjoyable. With its quadrupled resolution, the 3D images are more splendid than ever and the realism more lively than ever. Even 3D movies of low resolution can be upgraded to be played on LG Ultra-HD TV. By automatically upscaling 3D movies close to 4K quality, it lets you enjoy 3D on a whole new level. LG's 3D glasses are light, battery-free, hassle-free and economical, allowing for greater viewing comfort and convenience.

    • Included 3D Glasses: The included 3D glasses (2 pair included) are just like the ones you get at the movie theater, so they are very lightweight and comfortable to wear. The 3D image formatting is done solely on the TV set, so the 3D glasses are passive (no batteries required) and don't need to be synced, enabling you to enjoy 3D images anywhere in your room and free from the interference of other objects. The passive 3D glasses design also lets you enjoy 3D images from any viewing angle; whether you are sitting on the couch or laying on floor.
    • Dual Play: The Dual Play feature on this LG 3D TV allows two players to enjoy head-to-head gaming on one television without the compromise of a split screen. Two players can now compete against one another independently and catch the action across the full screen at the same time. Requires special AG-F400DP glasses (sold separately) from LG.
    Note: This LG TV can display in 3D via 3D broadcasting or when the TV is connected to a 3D compatible device; such as a 3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content. The TV must be connected to your 3D source via HDMI and you must wear the included passive 3D glasses in order to see these images in 3D (three-dimensional) format.

    MHL Compatible: The HDMI 3 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 3 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the LG TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 3 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.

    Picture Settings: The LG LED-LCD TV provides preset, user, and expert adjustment of the television's picture settings.

    • Picture Size: You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input).
      • 16:9: displays an aspect ratio of 16:9
      • Just Scan: displays the picture in the original size without cutting off the edges; can be selected for 720p or higher content
      • Full Wide: when TV receives the wide screen signal, it will let you adjust the picture horizontally or vertically, in a linear proportion, to fill the entire screen fully; 4:3 and 16:9 video is supported in full screen without any video distortion through DTV input.
      • Set by Program: changes the aspect ratio to 4:3 or 16:9 depending upon the input video signal
      • 4:3: displays an aspect ratio of 4:3
      • Zoom: enlarges the image to match the screen width; the top and bottom portions of the video screen may not be cut off
      • Cinema Zoom: resizes the picture with a cinemascope ratio of 2.35:1, without image distortion
    • Picture Modes: You can select the picture mode that is best suited to your viewing environment, preferences or video type.
      • Smart Picture: the TV will automatically adjust to the optimal picture settings based on data it receives on the genre of the program being played
      • APS (Auto Power Save): this Energy Saver mode changes the TV's picture brightness to reduce power consumption
      • Standard: provides optimum viewing for general use
      • Vivid: maximizes the effect of the video by strengthening the contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness
      • Cinema: optimizes video for watching movies
      • Sports: provides fast response speed for sports action
      • Game: provides even faster response speeds for fast gaming
      • User: manually adjust the TV's Backlight, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, Color, Tint, and Color Temperature.
      • Expert: the TV is ISFccc Ready and contains the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing
    • Advanced Picture Options: The TV also offers more advanced picture settings.
      • Dynamic Contrast: adjusts the contrast to keep it at the best level according to the brightness of the screen; the picture is improved by making bright parts brighter and dark parts darker
      • Dynamic Color: adjusts screen colors so that they look livelier, richer and clearer; this feature enhances hue, saturation and luminance so that red, blue and green white look more vivid
      • Preferred Color: fine tune Skin, Sky, and Grass color independently
      • Super Resolution: provides a crystal-clear picture by improving the details in areas where the picture is blurry or unclear
      • Gamma: you can adjust the brightness of dark areas and middle gray level areas of the picture
      • Color Gamut: maximizes the utilization of colors to increase color quality
      • Edge Enhancer: shows clearer and distinctive yet natural edges of the video
      • Color Filter: filters a specific color spectrum in RGB Colors to fine-tune color saturation and hue accurately
      • Expert Pattern: patterns used for expert adjustment
      • White Balance: adjusts the overall tone of the screen as desired
      • Color Management: this is a function used by experts when they adjust colors using a test pattern of six colors (Red/Green/Blue/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow) without affecting other color areas
    • Picture Options: Additional picture options are available to enhance your viewing experience.
      • Real Cinema: makes video clips recorded in a film look more natural by eliminating judder effect
      • Black Level: sets the black level of the screen to the proper level
      • Noise Reduction: reduces screen noise without compromising video quality
      • MPEG Noise Reduction: Removes noise caused by compressing video
      • Motion Eye Care: saves power consumption by adjusting the brightness corresponding to movement in the video

    Audio Features

    Harman/Kardon Sound Design: The TV's all-new onboard 4.2ch speaker system (60 watts total) has been designed by Harman/kardon  to provide rich, cinematic sound in your living room.

    Sound Presets: The LG UHD TV provides preset sound modes. Choose from Smart Sound, Standard, Cinema, News, Sports, Music, or Game. The Smart Sound setting automatically adjusts the TV to the optimal sound mode based on data it receives on the genre of the program being played. You can also adjust the TV's sound manually by using the 5-band EQ (100Hz, 300Hz, 1khz, 3khz, 10kHz).

    Sound Effects: The LG television offers unique sound effects to enhance your overall experience.

    • Ultra Surround: LG's Ultra Surround technology provides simulated multi-channel surround sound from the speakers built into the television.
    • Clear Voice II: Clear Voice II automatically detects human voices in movies and TV shows, then increases their volume to ensure that the dialog doesn't get lost in the soundtrack. You can make the voice clearer by adjusting to one of the three clarity levels.
    • 3D Sound Zooming: The TV's 3D Sound Zooming feature delivers realistic sound in accordance with the three-dimensional effect of the video (can only be enabled when TV is in 3D video mode).

    Sound Settings: The LG UHD television allows you to initially setup the TV's sound based on your application.

    • Sound Optimizer: This function optimizes the sound based on the environment in which the TV is installed (Normal, Wall-Mount, Stand).
    • Auto Volume: You can set the TV's volume to automatically adjust for different broadcasting stations, so you can always listen to channels at the desired volume, even after switching the channels.
    • AV Sync: If the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel of the TV's HDMI 2 input enables the television, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, HDMI inputs, network connection, and USB ports can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. Analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.

    Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 2 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

    Audio Outputs: The LG LED-LCD TV offers an optical digital output and 3.5mm headphone jack.

    • Digital Audio Output: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, HDMI inputs, and USB ports on the LED-LCD TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via RCA.
    • Analog/Headphone Output: The TV's 3.5mm analog output can be used to connect a set of headphones or as an audio output to connect your home theater receiver or soundbar system. You will need a minijack-to-RCA adapter (sold separately) to make a stereo RCA connection between the television and your AV receiver. The TV's analog audio output terminal will output 2ch audio from any of the television's source inputs.

    Network & USB Functions

    Quad Core Processor: The LG UHD TV employs a Quad Core Processor for faster selection and playback of online applications, as well as quicker web browsing.

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The LG LED-LCD TV supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the TV's network & internet connection, you can enjoy select online entertainment services. You can access music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer.

    • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The LG LED-LCD TV is equipped with an Ethernet (LAN) RJ-45 jack for connecting the television to your home network and computer. A back cover has to be removed to access the Ethernet port.
    • WiFi (wireless LAN): The LG TV offers built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly access the Internet and your home network. The TV's built-in WiFi provides a wireless network connection for the television with easy and quick setup. With this feature, you can easily connect to a wireless LAN and enjoy the benefits of networking in a cable-free environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection. Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security; a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router is recommended for 4K streaming.
    Note: LG recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.

    LG Smart TV Apps: LG Smart TV Apps allows you to access a variety of online entertainment services and content directly on the LG TV through its network connection. Subscriptions & Fees may apply. Visit LG Smart TV for the latest compatible apps. Below is a list of some of the most popular apps from LG Smart TV Apps.

    4K Network Streaming: This Ultra-HD TV even offers "HEVC" decoding, which means it'll be able to display 4K content from online movie & TV show providers (like Netflix & Amazon). 4K network streaming requires a network speed of 15Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router for 4K streaming. Make sure the LG television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.

    Web Browser: The LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that lets you search the Internet for a particular website by URL or keyword searches. The web browser supports only HTML5 media and not Flash Plug-in. The web browser only replays the following media file formats - JPEG/PNG/GIF. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content. 

    ScreenShare: This LG 4K TV offers Intel WiDi & Miracast capability through is ScreenShare feature.

    • Intel WiDi: With Intel Wireless Display (WiDi), playing content wirelessly from your Intel-based laptop or computer on the big-screen has never been easier. You'll be able to display video and watch videos that are on your laptop through the LG TV. Intel WiDi delivers rich, vibrant visuals and audio to the television without the clutter of cables. You get quick, reliable wireless connection with low latency, without the need for a wireless router.
    • Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the LG TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.

    SmartShare: SmartShare technology lets you enjoy audio, video, and photo content stored on your DLNA-compliant device, WiFi Direct-certified device, or USB-enabled device through the LG UHD TV. Compatible audio formats include MP3, WMA, WAV, and OGG. Compatible video files include WMV, DivX, AVI, MP4. MOV, MKV, and MPEG. Compatible photo files include JPEG, PNG, and BMP.

    • WiFi Direct: When using WiFi Direct, you can connect directly with other WiFi-enabled devices without using a wireless router. You'll be able to wirelessly transfer personal content (such as photos & videos) to the LG TV from your device without connecting to your home network. WiFi Direct completely bypasses your WiFi access point/router, so it's easy to set up. Streaming of copy-protected content and other certain formats are not supported.
    • DLNA Certified: This TV is DLNA  Certified; which means it can display and play movie, photo, and  music content from your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server (such as your Windows 7 or 8 PC). The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network in the home.
    • USB Ports (3.0/2.0): The television features three USB (type-A) ports; there is one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. These USB port can be used for playback of video, still image, and  music files stored on a connected USB memory device. The USB 3.0 port even supports playback of 4K video content. The television can support USB external hard disc drives (up to 2TB) and USB mass storage class devices (up to 32GB). The USB storage devices must be formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system. In addition, the TV will charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A). The LG television even lets you watch a slideshow of your photos (JPEG) while listening to background music (MP3) from an inserted USB device.

    Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection. Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

    Convenience Features

    webOS 2.0: LG's latest webOS 2.0 menu system is easy to learn and use. Initial setup is smooth and simple, while connecting to other devices and searching for content is extremely convenient. The intuitive webOS 2.0 user interface features a redesigned Launcher menu that pulls together all your content choices. webOS 2.0 serves up entertainment options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what's on Live TV, and what you might like to watch next, while the integrated LG App Store is ready to deliver the latest movies, TV shows, apps and games. Now you can spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the premium content that you and your family want, accessed right through the television, thanks to LG's intuitive webOS 2.0 user interface.

    Content Search: The LG Ultra-HD TV offers unique tools to search for live TV and online programming.

    • Today's Recommendations: This feature allows you to enjoy a wide variety of recommended content at your convenience. Recommendations encompass programming from TV networks, online movie services and online TV show providers.  As you select more programs, the recommendations become even better-tailored to you.
    • App Categories: You can narrow down your online content search by selecting which category you would like to search from - All Apps, Premium Apps, Movies, TV Shows, and Games.
    • Program Guide: The television's built-in program guide gives you a weekly outlook of what's on TV and detailed information about each program (when applicable). You can select a current program to watch or schedule a future program to watch later.
    • Favorite Channels: Favorite Channels is a convenient feature that lets you quickly select channels of your choice without waiting for the TV to search through all the in-between channels.

    Quick Menu: The Quick Menu provides quicker access to commonly used functions like Picture Mode, Sound Mode, Aspect Ratio.

    Netflix Recommended TV: Netflix Recommended TV is an evaluation program recognizing TVs that offer better performance, easier app access, and new features that make for a better smart TV. When you see the Netflix Recommended TV logo, it means the TV has passed a rigorous evaluation process based on criteria that Netflix members care about the most. The TV comes with the latest version of Netflix with newest features. It offers easier and faster access to Netflix, quicker playback and start times, and allows you to resume the Netflix app from where you left it.

    DIRECTV 4K Ready (via Firmware Update): The LG television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast (up to 4K) and stored content (up to 4K) from their DVR on the LG TV, without the need for additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the LG TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update.

    Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.

    Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.

    Energy Saving Feature: The Energy Saving feature helps to save electric power by adjusting the screen brightness; you can select from six modes - Auto, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Screen Off, or Off.

    On/Off & Sleep Timers: You can program the television to turn On and turn Off at a certain time. You can set the On and Off timer to Daily, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Sat-Sun, or Once. You can also set the input, channel, and volume level for the On Timer. If you do not press any button within 2 hours after the TV turns on with the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert back to standby mode. The Sleep Timer turns the TV off at the preset time (10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes).

    Built-in Customer Support: The LG LED-LCD Smart TV offers built-in customer support to help your learn functions and diagnose problems.

    • On-Screen User Guide: The TV offers a built-in, on-screen User Guide to help you learn how to use your new TV. 
    • Picture/Sound Tests: This customer support function executes picture and sound tests to make sure you have the TV properly connected.
    • LG Remote TV Service: LG Remote TV Service can allow LG Customer Service to help you perform menu actions and resolve many problems remotely. To use this feature make sure your TV is connected to the internet.

    Remote Control

    Motion Sensing Remote w/ Microphone: LG's Magic Remote acts as a remote controller, mouse pointer, and voice commander. This included RF remote control uses a 2.4GHz frequency range (2.4-2.4835 GHz; 32-channels) to control the TV up to a distance of 32.8'.

    • Remote Controller/Mouse Pointer: The RF remote operates the TV as if it were a wireless mouse. It allows you to point the remote at the TV and move through menu options with the movement of the remote. With simple gesture control, LG'S exclusive Magic Remote enables you to move the on-screen cursor, navigate menus, drag & drop apps, and select icons.
    • Voice Command Functions ("Voice Mate"): The built-in microphone enables Voice Command for live TV, internet apps, web browser, and social networking. Simply press and hold the "Voice" button on the remote to activate the Voice Command function. When the microphone image appears on the screen, speak your desired search request into the remote. You can tune TV channels and search channel information, recommend and search TV shows & movies, or search the web.
    Note: Through the TV's setup menu, you can program the Magic Remote to operate your cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray/DVD player, or Home Theater/Soundbar system.

    SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.

    • Instant Play: When you start a multimedia device, you can immediately watch content from the device on the TV without having to control anything.
    • Device Control: Enables the user to control multimedia devices with the TV remote control to watch content.
    • Main Power Off: If Auto Power Sync is set to on in the SIMPLINK settings, turning off your TV will turn off all of your SIMPLINK-linked devices. If Auto Power Sync is set to On in the SIMPLINK settings, turning on a SIMPLINK-linked device will turn the TV on.
    Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported

    LG TV webOS Remote App: You can download the LG TV webOS Remote app (from the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store) onto your Android (4.1+) smartphone/tablet or Apple iOS (6.1+) device in order to control the television from your mobile device. You'll be able to change channels and adjust volume from the app on your smartphone. You can also access the television's LG Smart TV apps, SmartShare content, and ScreenShare content. In addition, you can use your smartphone or tablet to enter text (making web browsing easier).

    Note: The LG TV and your Android or Apple iOS device must be connected to the same network.

    Keyboard Compatible: The LG LED-LCD TV supports the use of a keyboard & mouse through its USB ports. You can enter text with the keyboard when using the Search function and the built-in Web Browser.

    Mounting Options

    Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 65.2 lbs with the stand. The TV does not swivel.

    Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 300mm (h) x 300mm (v). The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 56.2 lbs without the stand.

    Ventilation Requirements: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

    Detachable AC Power Cord: The television comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.

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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals. The LG television is RVU-compatible which means DIRECTV subscribers with the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR can watch live broadcast (up to 4K) and stored content (up to 4K) from their DVR on the LG TV, without the need for additional Genie Mini Client devices or set-top boxes. However, you will need a DECA unit (sold separately) that converts Coax to Ethernet, which will plug into the LG TV's LAN port. Make sure the television has the latest firmware update. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Sep 30, 2015 ]  Staff
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