Review: LG 65UB950V, a Premium UHD/4K TV with Nano Full LED Backlighting

Useless local dimming

Our score: 3/5
Reviewed: October 8, 2014 1:50 PM
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Subscores

  • Design 4/5
  • 2D Image Quality 3/5
  • 3D Image Quality 2/5
  • Clouding 3/5
  • Audio 4/5
  • Power Use 4/5
3/5 LG 65UB950V DigitalVersus 2014-10-08 14:50:00

Pros

  • Accurate colours
  • Effective motion compensation
  • Media player supports the vast majority of file types
  • Miracast and WiDi compatible
  • Good sound

Cons

  • Too few backlighting LEDs
  • Useless local dimming
  • Risk of clouding
  • Poor contrast (880:1), washed-out blacks
  • 3D picture quality (regular double images)

Conclusion

The LG 65UB950V is the 65" version of the 55UB950V that we reviewed in full. The LG 55UB950V could have reigned supreme if not for its Nano Full LED backlighting system. The latter didn't impress us like the LG LEX8's did in its day. There are too few LEDs and the blacks are washed out. The image processing is good, though, and the viewing angles wider than on most other TVs.

OUR SCORE 3/5
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