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LG UQ75 TV Review

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The budget-friendly LGUQ75 has deep blacks and HDR10 for fairly vibrant colors, wide viewing angles for movie gatherings, and low input lag for gaming, but it’s a basic TV that performs averagely for most use cases. Its modest features won’t appeal to cinephiles and gamers.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG UQ75 is a budget 4K TV launched in 2022. This TV has an IPS panel and a 60Hz refresh rate with two HDMI and one USB port, but no HDMI 2.1.

Like the best TVs, it handles reflections fairly well, the IPS panel delivers a wide viewing angle, and the input lag is low (10ms) for gaming. The refresh rate, however, is limited to 60Hz, there’s no variable refresh rate, and the contrast ratio is middling.

Similar to the best 4K TVs, the presence of HDR10 improves picture quality to some extent.

LG’s α5 Gen5 AI Processor upscales low-quality content to 4K, and the AI Brightness Control automatically adjusts brightness based on the ambient light.

The UQ75 has deep blacks, LG’s webOS interface is simple to use, and the universal remote is convenient, with voice assistant support and buttons for streaming apps.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG UQ75’s brightness is tested under 500 nits, making it satisfactory for rooms that aren’t bright, and just two HDMI 2.0 ports may not appeal to gamers.

Although the blacks are deep, they aren’t uniform across the screen, and while the reflections are well-managed, bright lights cause excess glare.

The refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, which isn’t ideal for gamers seeking smooth and seamless visuals and variable refresh rates.

The contrast ratio is moderate, and with HDR10, colors are relatively vibrant, but there is mild blooming. UG75’s universal remote with voice control and buttons for streaming platforms is handy, but the webOS interface, though simple to navigate, gets laggy.

Viewing angles are wide thanks to the IPS panel, and the input lag (10ms) is excellent for gaming.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Satisfactory picture quality
    • Colors are relatively vibrant with HDR10, and it has a satisfactory contrast ratio. Nighttime viewing and clarity during dark scenes are good because the blacks are deep, albeit not uniform, across the screen.

  • Low-tested input lag
    • Gaming is responsive thanks to the low 10ms input lag, which ranks in the top third of all our tested TVs.

  • Wide viewing angle
    • The wide viewing angle is convenient for movie gatherings.

Reason to Avoid

  • Moderate brightness
    • This TV isn’t suitable for well-lit rooms since its tested brightness falls below 500 nits, placing it in the middle tier among all the TVs we’ve assessed, leading to glare.

  • Average refresh rate and no VRR
    • The 60Hz refresh rate is only average, and you may experience screen tearing while gaming since there is no VRR.

  • Laggy interface and limited HDMI ports
    • Although the webOS interface is simple to navigate, it gets laggy, and there are only two HDMI 2.0 ports, so connecting multiple devices will be a hassle.

LG UQ75 TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43", 50", 55", 65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyNo
VRRVRRNo

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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

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Market Context

The LG UQ75 is a budget 4K TV launched in 2022. This TV has an IPS panel and a 60Hz refresh rate with two HDMI…

The LG UQ75 is a budget 4K TV launched in 2022. This TV has an IPS panel and a 60Hz refresh rate with two HDMI and one USB port, but no HDMI 2.1.

Like the best TVs, it handles reflections fairly well, the IPS panel delivers a wide viewing angle, and the input lag is low (10ms) for gaming. The refresh rate, however, is limited to 60Hz, there’s no variable refresh rate, and the contrast ratio is middling.

Similar to the best 4K TVs, the presence of HDR10 improves picture quality to some extent.

LG’s α5 Gen5 AI Processor upscales low-quality content to 4K, and the AI Brightness Control automatically adjusts brightness based on the ambient light.

The UQ75 has deep blacks, LG’s webOS interface is simple to use, and the universal remote is convenient, with voice assistant support and buttons for streaming apps.

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The Sony X80K is slightly brighter than the LG UQ75, but it doesn’t smooth low-quality content as well as the UQ75. Both the TVs handle reflections well, but the X80K’s wider viewing angle makes it more suitable for movie gatherings. Although the LG UQ75 has a slightly lower input lag than the X80K, it has only two HDMI ports compared to the X80K’s four ports, and its interface isn’t as smooth as the X80K’s.

Backlight Type

Direct Lit

Direct Lit

Display Type

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

4

HDR Format

HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

LED Panel Type

LED

LED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

60 Hz

120 Hz

Screen size

43", 50", 55", 65"

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