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LG 49UF8509 123 cm (49 inch) TV

LG 49UF8509 123 cm (49 inch) TV

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mark LG Electronics
resolution Ultra HD 4k
publishing year 2016
size 49 inch
Smart TV Yes
EAN (s) 8806087548471
size 123 cm (49 inches)
resolution Ultra HD
Connections & Reception Analog, DVB-T2 (terrestrial), DVB-C (cable), DVB-S2 (satellite), CI +, WiFi / DLNA, 3x HDMI, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, digital audio output (optical), headphone output, CI +slot, Ethernet (LAN), component input, Scart
EEK A +

product Description

LG 49UF8509 Test: Smart TV with UHD resolution and 3D function


The LG 49UF8509 one of the first TVs from LG with the new Web OS 2.0 operating system , which shines in comparison to the previous version with clearer menus, faster navigation through the Smart TV functionality, greater stability and a more extensive app selection , In addition to the here tested size of 49 inches is the LG 49UF8509 even with screen sizes of 55, 60 and 65 inches on the market.


Ultra HD resolution with 3840 × 2160 pixels for optimum picture quality


By Ultra HD resolution on this TV to see images even in very low pitch to television still very realistic and pin sharp. This assumes of course that also corresponding Ultra HD footage is available – for example, via Blu Ray or streaming services like Netflix.But even low-resolution content on thanks to the 4K resolution upscaler the LG 49UF8509  4k resolution upscaled. It looks naturally not quite as good as with native 4K content, but the upscaler works as reliable that a noticeable image improvement can be achieved even with SD content.

The LG 49UF8509 also has an IPS panel with Ultra HD resolution. The advantage of this panel type is that the image looks obliquely to TV is still very good even in a sitting position, and the colors are not faded.

Furthermore, the LG 49UF8509 its users also 3D-ready functionality, so can be enjoyed with 3D glasses films and three-dimensional. Included with the LG 49UF8509 is a special remote control: the so-called LG Magic Remote – with this you can very quickly and easily through the Smart TV and scroll functionalities. So even surfing the Internet is slightly out of hand.

  • 4K resolution upscaler
  • IPS panel
  • LG Magic Remote
  • WebOS 2.0

LG 49UF8509 Test: observations from practice


It is noticeable that many users of the LG 49UF8509 particularly appreciate the excellent viewing angles of the IPS panels . The image quality is almost unanimously praised, especially HD and see UHD content on this TV from brilliant and make for a movie theater.The illumination of the LED display is praised by almost all users, and very few users complain about problems such as banding or clouding. Solely in the 3D function, there are some critical voices, so it is sometimes lead to incorrect calculations of intermediate images on the LG 49UF8509. This may lead in practice to that in 3D mode creates so-called ghosting – providing the image artifacts meant so do not appear in the film, thus acting spooky to the user.

However, it should be noted that most TV makers in 3D mode have to complain of similar problems: a real error-free and perfect 3D movie experience is rather an exception . Despite the flat design pretty small speakers, the sound quality of the LG 49UF8509 praised.

  • high viewing angle stability
  • excellent illumination of the LED display
  • little Clouding & Banding
  • in 3D miscalculation of intermediate images – can cause ghosting

Conclusion of LG 49UF8509 Test

The LG 49UF8509 offers a thoroughly enjoyable package : An excellent IPS panel with Ultra HD solution, which is supported by a modern Smart TV operating system. The numerous functions and connectivity options make the LG 49UF8509 nothing to be desired. For users who prefer to use the Smart TV functionality, in particular offers the Magic Remote real value .

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