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LG UN9000 TV Review

True Score

58
55
1

Experts

64
0

Consumers

Expert Rankings

The LG UN9000 TV boasts 4K Ultra HD, good reflection diffusion, a good quality upscaling chip, and comes with a high-quality motion remote, making it a great option for an average consumer. However, its low peak brightness leaves a lot to be desired.

Product Snapshot

Overview

First released back in early 2022, the LG UN9000 TV is an entry-level 4K TV that boasts an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. It only has a 60Hz non-VRR panel, unlike most of the highest-end TVs available on the market today.

It also does not feature HDMI 2.1 compatibility and instead comes with four HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB ports, an optical audio jack, and an ethernet port.

Sadly, this TV does not support lossless Dolby Atmos output through the ARC port and is only limited to lower-end Dolby Digital audio. And it does not have Dolby Vision IQ.

If you need lossless Dolby Atmos decoding through HDMI output, then make sure to take a look at our LG UP7070 TV review. And if you need a TV that comes with better factory color calibration, then make sure to check out our LG NanoCell 75UQA TV review.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG UN9000 TV is a great pick for those looking for a large 4K HDR living room TV without breaking the bank and don’t care about limited peak brightness, as it has a disappointing peak brightness tested at just 310 nits.

It comes with four HDMI ports, but none of them are HDMI 2.1. And it has terrible tested black levels since its contrast ratio was measured at just 858:1. It features a good quality semi-gloss layer for diffusing reflections and glare.

But it does have an extremely slow response time of 16.9 ms, resulting in blurry action during motion.

The UN9000 has a good-quality upscaling chip for displaying lower-resolution content on its 4K panel. And it has an excellent motion remote with a scroll wheel.

Reason to Buy

  • Good reflection handling through a semi-gloss screen layer
  • Doesn’t have blooming due to lacking local dimming
  • Good quality upscaling of lower-res content to 4K
  • Good voice remote with a motion scroll wheel
  • Fairly smooth and easy-to-use LG WebOS user interface
  • Wide viewing angles and accurate colors after calibration
  • Incredibly fast input latency of 10.2 ms
  • Good quality built-in stereo speakers with excellent bass
  • ALLM support, despite lacking HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Removes lower frame rate judders from all sources

Reason to Avoid

  • Fairly low peak brightness of just 310 nits
  • Does not feature dedicated HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Poor overall black levels for dark room usage
  • Low native contrast ratio of just 858:1
  • Extremely slow response time of 16.9 ms
  • No presence of full array screen local dimming
  • Inaccurate factory color calibration out of the box
  • Can not display a very wide color gamut
  • Lacks Dolby Vision IQ or lossless Dolby Atmos
  • No variable refresh rate, and limited to 60Hz

LG UN9000 TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
VRRVRRNo

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)0
HDR Brightness (nits)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Color Washout (Degrees)0
Color Shift (Degrees)0
Brightness Loss (Degrees)0
Reflections (%)0
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)0
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db0
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db0
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0
Intermodulation Distortion @80db0
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

All Tests

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LG UN9000 TV Review

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Market Context

First released back in early 2022, the LG UN9000 TV is an entry-level 4K TV that boasts an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. It…

First released back in early 2022, the LG UN9000 TV is an entry-level 4K TV that boasts an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. It only has a 60Hz non-VRR panel, unlike most of the highest-end TVs available on the market today.

It also does not feature HDMI 2.1 compatibility and instead comes with four HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB ports, an optical audio jack, and an ethernet port.

Sadly, this TV does not support lossless Dolby Atmos output through the ARC port and is only limited to lower-end Dolby Digital audio. And it does not have Dolby Vision IQ.

If you need lossless Dolby Atmos decoding through HDMI output, then make sure to take a look at our LG UP7070 TV review. And if you need a TV that comes with better factory color calibration, then make sure to check out our LG NanoCell 75UQA TV review.

The Samsung CU8000 TV boasts a VA panel, whereas the LG UN9000 TV sports an IPS panel. As a result, the Samsung CU8000 TV has…

The Samsung CU8000 TV boasts a VA panel, whereas the LG UN9000 TV sports an IPS panel. As a result, the Samsung CU8000 TV has significantly deeper black levels when compared to the LG UN9000 TV. And it has a much higher native contrast ratio of 4197:1 compared to the LG UN9000 TV’s 858:1 contrast. The Samsung CU8000 TV can also display a wide color gamut in HDR, boosting its limited HDR experience, which the LG UN9000 TV can not. On the other hand, the LG TV has a much wider viewing angle.

The Sony A80K OLED TV features a native 120Hz refresh rate, while the LG UN9000 TV only has a basic 60Hz display. The Sony A80K…

The Sony A80K OLED TV features a native 120Hz refresh rate, while the LG UN9000 TV only has a basic 60Hz display. The Sony A80K OLED TV also supports variable refresh rates down to 20Hz, but the LG UN9000 TV does not. Additionally, the Sony A80K OLED TV has HDMI 2.1 support for current-gen gaming consoles, unlike the LG UN9000 TV. And the Sony A80K OLED TV has significantly better black levels and a near-infinite contrast ratio compared to the LG, thanks to its OLED screen technology.

The LG UP8000 TV is the direct predecessor to the LG UN9000 TV, and they both use a similar performing IPS panel. But the LG…

The LG UP8000 TV is the direct predecessor to the LG UN9000 TV, and they both use a similar performing IPS panel. But the LG UN9000 TV does have higher peak brightness levels, which cap out at 310 nits in comparison to the LG UP8000 TV’s 287 nits, which helps deliver a brighter image and boosts the HDR performance. And the LG UN9000 TV comes with four HDMI 2.0 ports, while the LG UP8000 TV only comes with three HDMI 2.0 ports. The UN9000 also has a smoother user interface than the LG UP8000.

While the LG UQ9000 TV features a total of three HDMI 2.0 inputs, the LG UN9000 TVs come with four HDMI 2.0 inputs. On the…

While the LG UQ9000 TV features a total of three HDMI 2.0 inputs, the LG UN9000 TVs come with four HDMI 2.0 inputs. On the other hand, the LG UQ9000 TV features the brand’s much newer and significantly faster Alpha Gen 5 AI processor compared to the LG UN9000 TV’s older and slower Alpha Gen 3 AI processor. As a result, the LG UQ9000 TV has a much smoother WebOS interface in comparison to the LG UN9000 TV. And the LG UQ9000 TV also has a better upscaling performance than the UQ9000.

Backlight Type

Direct Lit

Edge

No

Direct Lit

Display Type

LED

LED

OLED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

3

4

3

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

n/a

LED Panel Type

LED

LED

OLED

IPS

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

60 Hz

120 Hz

60 Hz

Screen size

65"

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

55

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

64

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

58

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Expert Score Breakdown

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