LG UP8000 Review

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The LG UP8000 is an alright budget 4K TV, providing a good enough experience for most entertainment. Its color accuracy is good, with a nice handle on the DCI P3 color gamut and a 4K resolution to take advantage of it. The contrast ratio disappoints, making the HDR experience fall flat.


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The LG UP8000, released in 2021, is a budget 4K TV. It’s packing the bare minimum, like fantastic 4K resolution and upscaling lower quality content, good viewing angles, and a great response time. Users even get support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, other than HDR10. Its contrast ratio falls short, which makes its average color accuracy suffer, too. With local dimming its contrast ratio would’ve had a boost, but lacks this feature. Keep reading our LG UP8000 review to learn more on what experts think, then take a look at what today’s top-rated top-rated TVs look like.


our Verdict

The LG UP8000 is a decent budget 4K TV. It offers good color accuracy and a 4K resolution to make the most of it. Gamers will appreciate the low input lag. However, the contrast ratio is a bit of a letdown, making the HDR experience lacklustre. Plus, without 120Hz, next-gen consoles won’t get the smooth transition they’re looking for.

Reason to Buy

  • Good viewing angles
  • Great response time
  • Support for Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • Allows Google Assistant and Alexa voice commands

Reason to Avoid

  • Average color accuracy
  • Substandard contrast ratio
  • Lacks local dimming feature

LG UP8000 Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR Formatn/a
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeIPS
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)76.61
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)81.56
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)55.22
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)60.26
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)903
SDR Brightness (nits)272
HDR Brightness (nits)286
Input Lag (ms)10.4
Response Time (ms)13.6
Color Washout (Degrees)31
Color Shift (Degrees)56
Brightness Loss (Degrees)32
Reflections (%)4.8
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)84.76
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db4.71
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db4.95
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.107
Intermodulation Distortion @80db11.58
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.027
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.027
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0272

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  • Rtings

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    The LG UP8000 is an okay TV overall. It’s best suited for a wide seating… read more


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    Considering the low price, the LG UP8000 is a good budget TV. Thus, it is… read more



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