Purchasing your first 4K UHD smart TV can be exciting, as it promises a new experience to work with your favorite streaming services. LG has many promising large-sized 4K TVs to suit a range of price tags. Included in the low to mid price range LG UJ7700, available in sizes between 49 inches and 65 inches. This article will provide an overview of the design, specs and picture quality of the LG UJ7700, by listing and commenting on the features to help determine if it is the right smart TV for you.
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LG UJ7700 Design
The build of the LG UJ7700 is compact and robust with a grey finish. Unlike most other TVs, the stand has bases at either end of the screen as opposed a single one under the middle.
The LG UJ7700 comes available in four sizes denominated by the figure before the title. These are 49, 55, 60 and 65 inches named as:
Dimensions & Weight
This will vary between the model size you choose, but for an example, we will provide the dimensions and weight of the 65-inch model given in inches in a W x H x D format:
- TV without a stand: 57.3 x 33.1 x 10.7 ( W x H x D)
- TV with a stand: 57.3 x 35.8 x 10.7 (W x D x H)
- TV weight: 53.8 lbs
- Packaged dimensions: 63.0 x 38.2 x 6.3( W x D x H)
- Packaged weight: 86.1 lbs
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A TV without multiple connectivity options is severely limited in producing valuable entertainment experiences. The connection method of the UJ7700 includes a range of wireless and wired connectivity options with built-in features, including:
- Wi-Fi (802.11ac)
- IP Control
- 2 USB Ports
- Ethernet Port
- RF Antenna/Cable
- 4 HDMI Ports with HDCP 2.2, Audio Return Channel
- Composite AV
- Composite RF
- Digital Audio Output
The LG UJ7700 has webOS 3.5, a powerful TV operating system that provides the basis for the smart TV features. A strip bar is at the base of the screen and provides access to the apps installed on the LG. Major streaming services and other online service providers apps are compatible with the OS, such as Netflix and Youtube. Voice Mate is a technology the LG Magic Remote control works with in order to enable voice control. This is operated by holding down the microphone button. Here is a summarised list of the included Smart features that come along with the LG UJ7700:
- Magic Remote
- Universal Control Capability
- LG content store where you can download and view apps
- Magic zoom which includes a focus and live zoom.
- Web browser
- Multi-view (divide screen into multiple parts)
- Mobile connectivity
- My Content viewing
Color Technology and Black Level
The LG UJ7700 is a high-quality TV with multiple pieces of hardware working together to achieve their picture quality. Colors produced by the TV work well in both dark and light settings. Technologies working together to achieve this include:
- IPS Panel for deep black level and native contrast ratio
- Active HDR with Dolby Vision
- True Color Accuracy
- ULTRA Luminance
- Wider Color Gamet
- Color Master Engine
- Active Depth Enhance
- Local Dimming
Whilst the LG UJ7700 does have well-equipped specs, it misses out on some of the best coloring technologies that have been produced by LG. Our overview of the superior LG OLED B7 vs LG OLED C7, included Billion Rich COlors as well as Nano Cell Display.
Light and Contrast Technology
The contrast ratio of the LG UJ7700 is a little low, but the performance is still decent regardless. The main implication of this is the lowered ability of the TV to produce shadows when displaying HDR in vides in low settings. In a lighter room these become clearer.
The refresh stated by LG is a little deceptive as the technology is stated to be TruMotion 120, leading a buyer to assume that the refresh rate is 120Hz. In fact, it is only 60Hz which is a little less smooth than 120Hz.
The sound quality of the UJ7700 is decent, although it isn't anything special. Relevant audio specs include a 2.0 Channel, 20 watts, Ultra Surround, Hi-Fi Audio, and a Smart Sound Mode. As ever, for the best experience ut us highly advisable to get additional home entertainment speakers.
The LG UJ7700 series offers a decent low to mid-range option for a 4K UHD experience, although you will find higher spec and more impressive TVs elsewhere.