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LG 49UH850V review

 Review: May 2016  

Last updated September 2016

Rating: 5 stars

In a nutshell: The LG 49UH850V is a superb 4K TV with HDR capability, at a reasonable price. It's beautifully styled, with a smart silver and white finish. The TV uses a fast IPS display with bright colours and wide viewing angles. It's 3D compatible, and has an excellent 2.2 speaker audio system. LG's latest WebOS 3.0 Smart TV system includes apps for the BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Netflix 4K and Amazon Instant Video. Connectivity is excellent, and includes Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners. It's a great package!



The LG 49UH850V is the 49-inch version of the 55-inch LG UH850V UHD HDR TV we reviewed earlier. The price of the TV has fallen very significantly since its release in March 2016, and it's now a very good value product. Watch out for further cuts as Black Friday approaches!

LG 49UH850V features include:

User questions

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How does LG 49SJ810V compare to the LG 49UH850V ?

Asked by Janet from ireland on 2nd Aug 2017
Sadly mine has had problems, need to exchange and no longer at pc world. Would it be just as good to get the 49SJ810V, thanks.

How can I adjust the volume?

Asked by Jim from UK on 22nd Jul 2017

Does this model (LG 49UH850V ) come with FreeviewPlay?

Asked by Ian Hannah from Scotland on 12th Jul 2017

Reply by Paul from UK on 20th Jul 2017
It has a half-baked implementation that does not quite work.

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LG 49UH850V user reviews

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Average rating from 6 reviews:

Reviewed by surinder from Uk on 13th May 2018
Very good tv and 3d pic.
I'm happy Sounds good quality also.
I buy new LG 49UH850V in 2016.
But I don't know why this model out of in market.

Reviewed by CHRIS from UK on 9th Jul 2017
The 3d conversion from 2d works well, without the layered diorama effect, if a hard drive is connected to a USB port,and is loaded with video files, they display as picture thumbnails, also, when playing a file video there is a navigation facility that can be shown at the bottom of the screen, which enables almost everything that a dvd/blu-ray player would provide except for frame advance, and A-B replay, these features make this set a good buy.

Reviewed by lex from NL on 31st Oct 2016
Really sucks for watching sports! Good tv for everything else.

Reviewed by Kevin from United Kingdom on 30th Sep 2016
Let me get this out of the way first: I bought this tv last week new this week 100 off, I thought I'd hot it on a lower price too 😭

Ok here goes my review.

The tv looks beautiful, would have preferred black bezel.
The smart features are great, magic remote is great, speak to the controller and the tv will do things...no more typing lol.
The standard picture is rubbish tbh...even 720p picture looks grainy... probably due to size of the screen.
I bought this tv for gaming mostly, and the quality is beautiful, though when your sat in dark and the game is loading (black ops 3) you can see the screen bleed as it is an edge lit tv...if you have a lamp on it doesn't show as much, but you can also adjust each setting in the hdmi.
Sound I think is very good.
The hdr looks good on my games adding deeper richer colours.
The 3d is ok but I've not tried a genuine 3d film only YouTube vids.
The blacks aren't very black more of a darker grey.
Any questions?

Reply by Graham from UK on 30th Sep 2016
Do you find this fast for gaming, as it is an IPS screen?

Reply by ste from england on 19th Nov 2016
I have the non hdr version of this TV, and i'd imagine the response time is the same. Fine for single player games, but for cod online it is no good. The delay is too bad and you will lose a lot of one on ones. Better off with a monitor for gaming.

Reply by Meg from UK on 19th Dec 2017
Why does the spec say back lit yet you claim it is edge lit? Who is wrong? I ask because we have been offered one at a very good price but need to know whether LG specifications are misleading.

Reviewed by roger from United Kingdom on 3rd Aug 2016
Brill tv back-lit is so much better than edge lit in my opinion, colours are much better, no light bleed in the corners, as u get with edge lit sets, build quality is, great, would Def recommend this set.

Reply by Paul from England on 29th Sep 2016
How are the blacks with this set?

Reviewed by Ahmed from Egypt on 30th Jul 2016
I just bought LG 49uh850v and found in the fast scenes some pixles appears and then disapear around the body which moves fast.
How can i resolve this?

Reply by xenofon from greece on 9th Aug 2016
This is a setting issue. Try TRUMOTION OFF.

Reply by phil from wales uk on 12th Sep 2016
If you are the true motion on in settings turn it off.

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