LG 75UN81006LB Review : 75″ UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa

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  • Stunning 4K Ultra HD picture quality with sharp and detailed images
  • Immersive sound quality (Ultra Surround)
  • Stylish design and sleek crescent stand
  • Award-winning easy to use smart platform LG webOS
  • Use your voice to find your favourite programs and…
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LG 75UN81006LB Review : 75″ UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa
LG 75UN81006LB Review : 75″ UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa

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  • £899.00 - 22nd November 2020
  • £999.00 - 4th November 2020
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  • Highest Price: £999.00 - 4th November 2020
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  1. Mr A

    This review is for the 2019 UM7500PLA model. I say this because a lot of the information currently on this page, from the product description, to the user reviews, to the Q&A section is for the 2018 model and there are several significant differences.1) The 2019 model DOES come with the Magic Remote. You do not need to purchase this separately.2) The 2019 model DOES allow Alexa to turn on and off the TV, although that’s about the limit of her usefulness here (more on that later)3) I’ve not noticed any of the light bleed or burn-in issues others have reported, yet.4) This has 4 HDMI ports, not 3. It also has two USB ports, optical/toslink output, some RCA connectors and bluetooth. It does not have a headphone jack, which may or may not be a concern.The TV is pretty much what you’d expect for a mid-range 4K TV. Picture quality is pretty good overall, there’s a variety of customisation options for colour, contrast, etc. It does support HDR (which is far more impressive than 4K itself IMHO). The distance between the feet is about 1m. You need a hefty space to put this TV on, or you’ll need to buy an aftermarket stand as I did.Some negatives:Alexa integration is pretty poor. It takes a lot of faffing about, including enabling both LG Thinq Alexa skills to get the functionality working, and even then, it’s not great. If you’ve ever owned a Fire Stick, and found Alexa’s ability to link to an Echo and then launch apps, find programmes across multiple services, and all that lovely stuff convenient, you can forget about it here. She doesn’t even know how to launch the Prime Video app. If you ask her to find a specific programme like you can on the Fire Stick, she might occasionally say ‘Here’s what I found’ and nothing happens.If you’re running through a Sky box (and presumably other types of STB), Alexa doesn’t seem able to pause, rewind, etc. although the Magic Remote can do this manually.If you have a hard-of-hearing family member, LG has unfortunately removed the ability for the TV to output audio to two separate devices at once UNLESS one of those devices is the TV’s own speakers. My previous LG TV, a ~2016 model, with a headphone jack, could output to the headphones and a soundbar at the same time. With the headphone jack now removed, it doesn’t seem possible to do this without aftermarket products, even if you hookup headphones to the RCA connections.Some of the default video settings can hurt more than help. Trumotion, for example, has limited use but a lot of the default profiles have it enabled by default. Turn off in Advanced Picture settings if you’re getting the Soap Opera effect.Positives, and room for improvement:TV is very fast. Apps don’t take forever to load, and although WebOS is a little unintuitive in places, it’s easy enough to get the hang of. You will probably find yourself ‘Erring’ through menus early on, trying to find certain functions, but soon it becomes pretty clear how to do what.The Magic Remote, a sort of Universal-remote lite, is very useful. The pointer can be a little temperamental, but being able to control your TV, Sky box, Xbox, soundbar, and other devices too (supports Fire Stick) is very helpful. I find the buttons are a little compact for my stubby fingers, but that’s a minor issue.Image quality is very good. HD is very clear, the colours are vibrant and sports, movies, games, etc. all look fantastic. Obviously, 4K looks good – although I don’t find HD to 4K to be a massive leap – but the HDR is what shines. Watch some of the Netflix Originals, like Stranger Things, in 4K HDR and you should be very impressed, especially during the darker scenes. It really helps bring out the mood of the lighting.

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  2. Mr. T. Edge

    Well this is disappointing, I’ve had this TV for 2 months. Overall I was pretty happy with it. Nice picture, better than average sound and nice features. Then go to switch it on and no picture but sound and a blinking LED. After some research this turns out to be a fairly common problem across the brand.The best bit is I have to PAY to send it back and get it fixed. Sure I don’t have to pay for the repair. But being told to expect to be without my TV for 2 weeks and have to pay to send it back to get fixed is a bit of a cheek.Wont be buying this brand again.

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