LG UH7700 4K Smart TV
I’ve tested tons of televisions over the years and I’ve always been a fan of what LG offers consumers. So, I was definitely excited to get my hands on the new LG UH7700 and see what it has to offer. I was a little skeptical at first since it isn’t in LG’s OLED line, but once I saw what this TV brought to the table, I was more than ready to set it up in my home.
With the UH7700, LG continued their long tradition of making televisions with plenty of product features, including exceptional picture quality. First, they support a standard called High Dynamic Range, or HDR. HDR is widely-used in the movie and film industry because of the way it creates incredibly clear pictures and its ability to seamlessly blend colors and darks. Plus, you will be able to see more colors than ever before, as in over a billion colors, and they will look better than you can imagine.
What made me even more excited about this TV, was the colors don’t lose clarity based on where you are sitting or what angle you view from. In fact, I couldn’t find a “bad” viewing angle no matter where I sat.
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If you like Smart TV, you will really definitely like what LG has done with this, and other similar TVs. Their webOS 3.0 system has some really nifty features. One of the coolest features I hadn’t seen from any other brand is the ability to zoom in on images. All you do is press “zoom” from the remote and you can increase the size of any part of the picture, which allows you to see the smallest details.
Also, with LG’s free TV app it is very simple to connect mobile devices to this television. Once you have installed the app on your phone or tablet, LG UH7700 allows you wirelessly display pictures and videos on it.
How about some magic to go with the TV? Enter the magic remote. You can use it like a mouse by pointing, clicking or scrolling. Don’t feel like doing that? Just use voice commands to control the TV.
The sound system is another nice feature, although it is probably the one area LG could make better. The audio is designed by Harmon Kardon, so the sound isn’t bad, per se. It’s just that at 20 watts, the audio system isn’t as powerful as other TVs from LG. Plus, it has less speak channels.
As I said though, the sound isn’t “bad”. You do get support for DTS, surround sound and Dolby Digital. I’d just like to see LG include more power and increased speak channels.
Another area LG continues to outshine its competition is the number, and type, of input options. You get three HDMI and three USB/RF/component/composite inputs, plus support for optical audio.
I really like the number of HDMI inputs. With three, you can connect satellite/cable, a DVD player and a gamic console at the same time.
I also like the USB ports, and unlike other manufacturers, LG includes three of these as well. USB seems to be something other TV makers are forgetting about, which is a shame because practically everything can connect via USB. I can connect my digital camera or a video camera through the USB ports, which is very convenient. Although, with the ability to connect mobile devices wirelessly, you’ll probably be able to look for other devices to plug into the USB ports.
Other than the audio, really the only other feature LG UH7700 doesn’t provide is 3D, but that was okay with me. 3D isn’t something I need, but I won’t settle for sub-par picture quality and I do want everything the Smart TV has to offer.
With the exception of 3D capability and sub-par audio, this LT television is a winner. With 4K resolution and support for High Dynamic Range, which is widely used by film companies to produce award-winning image quality, the picture is something you have to see to believe. Just know when you do see it, there are over a billion colors possible, so you aren’t going to miss any details.
The LG UH7700 Smart TV features build on the picture quality to make the TV better than its competitors. You can easily zoom in on the picture for increased details. You can also connect mobile devices to wirelessly display pictures or videos. LG UH7700 also allows you to use voice commands to control it. Although you might find one or two of these features in other TVs, good luck finding all of them together.
The only area LG doesn’t exceed, when compared to other LG models, is the sound quality. The sound is excellent, which I expected since it was designed by Harmon Kardon. But, the power isn’t on-par with other LG televisions and it could use more speaker channels. However, the ability to produce DTS, Dolby Digital and surround sound results in a sound experience that complements the picture, rather than detracting from it.