gem of a (cheap) 4k panel
by Bharani Manoharan on 2014-11-15
This is probably the cheapest 4K television being sold in India at present along with Samsung's 40hu7000. I bought this a month back and I am surprised how the internet is lacking a good review of this splendid panel. My previous HD ready TV (Samsung LA32R81B) was 8 years old and simply refusing to die. I tried everything short of taking a hammer to it but it simply wouldn't. i added a chromecast to make it smart and it satisfied me for a few months but the urge to upgrade was high although there was nothing particularly wrong with the old one so I went scouting for new ones. I wasn't ready to give in to the 3D fad knowing well that the glasses will be relegated to the bottom drawers in about a week's time. The options were to go for an excellent Full HD tv with good software and panel quality (Read samsung 7-9 series). Budget wasn't a constraint but my 10 yr old TV case was. It was currently holding my 32 inch samsung with a super-thick bezel and after measuring its width and height, I noticed that its 920mm width could just about fit a modern 40" tv with super-thin bezel.
I have always been a sucker for high-resolutions, owning a full hd phone, a retina macbook pro and my old tv was one of the first HD tvs to hit the indian market so the predictable thing I did was to check for 4k tv prices. I was ready to go up to 1.2 lakhs for an excellent 4K 40 inch tv if available. To my surprise, 4K only started from 65" until very recently when 40" and 55" tvs made an entry. Samsung's 40hu7000 had just made an entry and the price of 83k made it very very tempting. I was waiting for flipkart's sale day on Oct 6th (Was it?) and although the prices of most models came down, this one stayed at the same Rs 83k. I was disappointed as I had waited a month since I did not want a heartburn when Diwali came around and the prices got halved or something. So diwali came around and I went past flipkart and snapdeal (Offering it for 76k then) and went to reliance digital to check it out in the flesh.
The sales rep at reliance digital was very friendly and helped me compare a full hd with the samsung 4k. The samsung 40hu7000 came with a skype camera and was being offered for just Rs 76k. It was too tempting to ignore and when I was about to finalise, came the surprise. He actually asked me _not_ to buy and to wait for a day! The LG's 40" 4k tv were coming that evening and he asked me to just come and take a look the next day at them and then decide. I waited and was blown away. Although the other LG tvs in the showroom were all mostly driven by the absolutely gorgeous WebOS, the cost cutting on 40UB800t was on the software. They decided not to use webos and instead use the 2 yrs old netcast. I was let down but considering the cost was all going towards the panel, i bit the bullet. The offer was an extended 1 yr warranty and a special price of Rs 69k. Too mouthwatering to ignore and I brought it home the same day.
the biggest advantages of this tv over the samsung is the magic remote which is miles ahead of the samsung's touch remote, the hdcp codec (4k is useless without this so you have to buy samsung's uhd box for the codec) and the hdmi sockets which claim 4k@60Hz. the magic remote also can be used as an universal remote for the tatasky hd+ box, which is a huge, huge plus. i downloaded a few 4k content just to demo how good this panel was. Normal SD transmission tv looks strictly OK but the HD channels (movies now hd, hbo defined, hbo hits etc.) are upscaled beautifully to 4k. waiting for the day when tatasky starts 4k transmissions in 2015. the smart tv option is pretty good to play youtube and other content from phone and laptop wirelessly in seconds using miracast. this tv is an excellent, cheap upgrade to 4k if you are ready for it. buy it on flipkart as the prices are pretty reasonable here too now.
thanks for reading!
Who provides the warranty
by Rajesh on 2015-04-24
According to LG, they are not providing the warranty for any product which is bought by Flipkart. But Flipkart website says LG India warranty. So do cross check before buying, if you require LG India warranty. Otherwise product is good.
Don't Buy Lg products on Flipkart
by Punith on 2015-05-04
Buying Lg products on flipkart is a Big "No".Even after 10 Days,the installation of TV(wall mount) was not done through flipkart .The Customer Care @ LG said they don't give warranty brought through flipkart .Also if you buy it through flipkart the installation charges is 2500 Rs +Taxes .
by Sri Ram on 2015-06-28
LG had moved to new platform WebOS for their smart televisions, however this model uses NetCast 4.5 platform. There is no way to upgrade NetCast 4.5 platform to WebOS platform. Some application like twitter, facebook had already withdrawn support and LG will soon withdraw it's support for NetCast 4.5. So if you'r looking for good Smart TV wait for WebOS or go for other manufacturers.
by Saptarshi Paul Choudhury on 2015-02-06
i will mention the difference between 4k and ultra HD you need to know so here is the differences
Difference between Ultra HD and 4K
Technically, "Ultra High Definition" is actually a derivation of the 4K digital cinema standard. However while your local multiplex shows images in native 4096 x 2160 4K resolution, the new Ultra HD consumer format has a slightly lower resolution of 3840 X 2160.
This is one reason why some brands prefer not to use the 4K label at all, sticking with Ultra HD or UHD instead. However, the numerical shorthand looks likely to stick. As a broad brush label it's so much snappier
so i will give 5 stars reason is that only you'll get the refresh rate higher in much expensive models of 4k tvs ans rest is same means the picture resolution will remain same that is 3840x2160 so i recommend everyone to buy it who want to own a cheap 4k tv
by Karnan on 2015-05-26
Nice TV, perfect clarity, it is more beautiful with my sony bluray home theater, the TV was delivered within 4 days.
I purchased this TV with the price 51999 but now the cost is 61K I dont know the reason, any ways I am happy with this TV, I dont see any -ve points in this TV, only thing is it doesnt have Webos
Amazing piece of machine
by HSR Layout on 2015-06-23
When market price is 76000 and I got it for a good discount. Everything is good except that you have to save the Clock Time everytime when you want to open browser and use internet.
by Bharath Jagadish on 2015-01-12
Excellent UHD/4K TV for good price from Flipkart..
Excellent picture quality.. Good for enjoying movies, online content..
UHD technology already built-in.. No need to buy extra box for it..
Magic remote is a pleasure to use.
Smart TV for Affordable price..
Good Design.. Bezel is thin..
Speaker quality is decent..
Since there is no IPS panel, viewers from the side will see dull picture..
Smart TV OS looks dated, but can live with it.. Video mode needs to be changed based based on the content(Game, Cinema, Daily Sops,.. ) being viewed.
Flipkart delivery was excellent.. Product was in good condition..
by Adit Patnaik on 2014-12-19
I wont get into too many details..its spectacular, i hooked it up to my pc and ran some games on 4k...boy oh boy..you gotta see it to believe it...web os is decent, its has abit archaic feel to it, but i guess it'll do ( i wish they'd launch ps tv soon ), everything else checks out..go for it
ps - bharati's review pretty much sums it up...but boy is she a materialistic person or what
LG 40UB800T 101.6 cm (40) LED TV
by Vinay Vernekar on 2015-04-27
On the purchase/delivery :
1. Excellent service by flipkart.
2. Appreciate the delivery time and professionalism by the delivery boy Vinod.
On the product:
1. Good product with 4K resolution wherein you eliminate the problem of seeing pixels like HD or Full HD at a closer distance. Its damn clear even with low quality channels!!!!
2. Wifi connectivity is good. Can test HD content on Utube.
3. Magic remote is real magic!!! RF with pointer makes operation really smooth. Dish/Cable channels mapping to single remote makes it real magical!
4. Movies from USB plays butter smooth.
1. You need to update OS once u buy the TV which takes above 1 hour.
2. Sound quality is not so great. but still OK if you plan to buy home theater.
3. Need to check whether it can connect to mobile.
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One of the best and latest technology !! Worth buy it!
by Hp on 2015-04-30
I searched a lot for good television. Finally I made this decision after see result of video quality and clarity. I seen this TV when I was in UK just 1 month ago. I've so impressed by watching that device. Received this product before the day of delivery. Great packing by Amazon with bubble wrap. Device is great as they mentioned. Recommend you everyone to buy this if you have planning to spend above 50k ?. Market price is 78990? and I got best deal at this rate. Thank you Amazon .
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by hrutik rajesh jagtap on 2015-08-10
It has 3d feature or not ?
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