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LG UQ9000 TV Review

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If you’re looking for an entry-level TV for casual movie watching, the LG UQ9000 TV offers adequate performance in a well-lit environment. However, its struggles with contrast and motion blur limit its performance. It’s affordable but lacking in quality.

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Introduced as part of LG’s 2022 TV lineup, the LG UQ9000 TV is a budget 4k model
but the highest scale option for their line of budget TVs. If you want to read
our list of the best TVs, feel free to head over to our guide; while you’re at it, you can also check out the best 4k TVs.

The LG UQ9000 TV features an a5 Gen5 AI Processor for enhancing sound and audio
and the webOS 2022 interface, which helps customize user profiles to tailor to
user preferences. but it has a wide viewing angle. It also comes with a
tabletop stand, a Magic Remote, and built-in access to many of the most popular
streaming apps. The TV lacks a lot of common gaming features and also doesn’t
support Dolby Vision or HDR10+.

Input-wise, the TV has four HDMI inputs and two for USB.

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our Verdict

Unfortunately, the LG UQ9000 TV has a poor contrast ratio, tested to be 858: 1, meaning its black levels in dark rooms aren’t great and suffer uniformity issues. However, the TV has no blooming, handles reflections well, and its commendable low input lag of 10.2 ms caters to gamers; however, it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate.

The response time is also poor, tested at 16.3 ms, meaning the TV blurs during fast-paced action scenes. The TV’s wide 70-degree viewing angle and streaming app selection enhance its versatility for varied content consumption. Additionally, the sluggish interface and sensitivity of the Magic Remote’s trackball are frustrating to navigate. The TV’s audio quality also requires closed captions for clarity at low volumes, but the TV’s inputs include 3 HDMI and 2 USB connections.

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Reasons to Buy

  • Low input lag for responsive gaming
    • Input lag, tested at 10.2 ms, means speedy commands, which is important during fast-paced gaming (ref). It’s among the best in the 4k category.

  • Wide viewing angle for group watching
    • 70-degree viewing angle means people can watch from the side angles with ease

Reasons to Avoid

  • Mediocre picture quality
    • For a 4k TV, it offers a below-average image quality. An 80.10% DCI color gamut means that HDR content will come across as dull and inaccurate.

  • Limited peak brightness affects performance in well-lit rooms
    • Tested at 304 nits, the TV has poor brightness, both in SDR and HDR, meaning that in bright rooms, the visuals will be harder to see. It ranks at the lower end of the 4k category.

  • Poor contrast ratio leads to subpar black levels
    • Deep blacks are inaccurate, even in dark rooms, given its 858: 1 contrast ratio, which means that even in dark rooms, placing it below the average of the 4k TV category.

  • Poor response time causes motion blur in fast-paced content
    • Gamers and sports fans will experience blurriness during fast-paced scenes because its pixel response time tests in at 16.9 ms response time. This is below average for 4k TVs.


Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatHDR10, HLG
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeStandard LED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size43", 50", 55", 65", 70", 75"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a

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