". There is so much misinformation when you go into a store. This tv was on sale so I was going to get whatever was on sale from Samsung, Sony, or LG, this week it was LG's turn for the big sale. The salesmen explained this was a good "entry level" or "beginners" tv whatever that means. Do you step up to a 70 inch 4k (I mean in price) next month atter youv'e mastered the beginners set? Honestly, I bought a used car from a dealership the week before and Best Buy was more difficult to navigate. But armed with info from my trusty Consumer Report app, I ventured in and did the deed.
It was easy to set up, LG guided you through the setup and I was watching football in no time.. But the picture didn't wow me. (I have a Samsung 55 inch in another place and it's great.) So I went into the setup menu, switched around the picture type (sports, cinema, etc.) ok. Still wasn't wow. Went deeper into the setup and saw Power Saving mode. Went there and turned off Power Saver. Then it was WOW. So to those who say the screen isn't bright enough, turn off power saver. If you concerned about the environmental effects of turning it off, DON'T GET A TV! Listen to NPR or read a book and not on a Kindle.
So new vocabulary for this set: Power Saving Mode = screen brightness. That's it. Laptop users know what this means.
The "Active HDR" = contrast . That's it. My old tube tv had "Active HDR" and I didn't even know it. Consumer Reports hadn't prepared me for this term (I knew what HDR was) but the salesmen assured me you have to spent much more to get real HDR and they showed me an expensive tv which was demo ing real HDR.
"Upscaling" - be very suspicious of this term. I remember Blu Ray players claiming to upscale a regular dvd into something wonderful. Sad. I was told only the expensive tv's do this whatever it is. Actually, the real cheap UDH tv's claimed to do this so you know this is bogus.
Ok, this is a good tv as all the good brands are. A few minor annoyances:
1. No swivel stand. The legs are on the ends and seems flimsy but it does balance ok.
2. The remote is small and not back-lit. NFL players will not have fun with this remote.
3. LG uses their own interface rather than partnering with Roku or Amazon or someone who knows how to do this.. It's a bit confusing but you can get your basic apps. I only use Amazon and Netflix.
4. TV does not have a headphone jack. I wanted to plug in an old boombox with a single to double RCA jack. Will have to get a double RCA jack. No big deal, but....
If not for these minor annoyances, I would have given it 5 stars. But 5 is for perfection.
If you are a beginner in UHD tv like me, here's something important - THERE AIN'T MUCH 4K CONTENT OUT THERE. In fact, most content over cable tv is 720 p including sports. Netflix has some 4k content (you have to pay 4 bucks more per month but you've come this far, your'e going to say no?) and it's good but not the wow factor from the old tube tv to 1080 p. (The INFO button on the remote tells you the pixel definition of the show you are watching - good feature.) If you want the best 4k viewing experience, just go to Best Buy or your favorite tv retailer and watch their tv demos. The price of 4k tvs has come down dramatically so you may as well get one especially if you are looking at 50" plus. You may not a better deal on the old 1080 p sets in this size. But if you do, it's ok to get it. You will not be a Luddite.
"LG touts a couple of features of this TV. One is Energy saver mode and the other is Tru Motion, with is supposed to make fast moving scenes less blurry. Well, the Energy Saver mode just makes the picture look drab and not "lit up" enough, and Tru Motion just looks... weird. Turn both those so-called features off, and you'll have a much more enjoyable experience. Other than that, this TV is great. It even comes with Netflix built in."
"I bought a smartTV LG 43UJ6300 (43"), and I'm having the most beautiful of times watching it! This TV allow me to access many streaming platforms with one click, and the quality of the images is simply superlative. I suggest it to everyone!"