LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV : Decent picture, but not great! Fantastic sound capabilities.


Got the ps3 connected with the amp and it all works brilliantly. Now all i need to do is upgrade my media server graphics card and i should be able to view ultra hd films in their full glory.

This television is all that i expected, 3d 4k,smart and a cracking looker.

Really clear picture even without hd. Here are the specifications for the LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV:

  • LG ULTRA HD 4K TV – The best picture quality there is, with four times the detail of Full HD wherever you sit to watch.

Quality picture straight out the box.

Fantastic tv, picture quality is much better than my samsung plasma, have been streaming 4k from amazon prime. Wow amazing picture, and for a slimline tv the sound is really, really good. I can’t rate this tv highly enough.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great tv if you have the patience to set up properly.
  • Picture quality didn’t look that good, when the picture was moving from left to
  • A couple of tweaks away from perfections
  • much more tv than the price would suggest, great sound and picture!!!!!!, we were very impressed!!!!!
  • Perfect picture and 3D!
  • Great entry level 4K TV

Wonderful picture for hd/4k inputs, but sd is not so good but latest software release has improved it. . This gives a great picture for hd/4k input, but you need to be a bit ‘technie’ to understand all the features (you also need a very steady handle to use the ‘magic’ remote control). The picture quality for standard definition input is slightly disappointing, perhaps lg will improve the upscale software, although it could be a limitation of the graphics processor, which is a possible reason for lg discontinuing the model. The 3d facility is very good, giving a flicker free full definition image. The sound quality is a bit unknown, as i use an lg sound-bar, which works extremely well. As i have automatic software updated enabled, my tv is now of software version 5. 04 and i am pleased to report that the rendering of sd input has improved, although it is never going to be as good as hd or 4k input.


One thought on “LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV : Decent picture, but not great! Fantastic sound capabilities.

  1. Supermiff
    I have been using for a few months now and i am still unable to give a single negative point about this tv. I think it was shipped from outside the uk but it arrived quickly and was up and running in next to no time with no issues at all. I use it for virgin media, gaming and watching blu ray movies and it works perfectly, especially for 4k netflix / amazon streaming.
  2. True_Evertonian

    This review is from : LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Great tv but first one i ordered was faulty so had to send back but got new replacement tv delivered within a week and is fine. Picture is stunning as well as 4k content. You do have to play around with picture settings to get the best picture but took me 10 mins to get right.
  3. Mr. R. Hitchins

    This review is from : LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Wonderful picture for hd/4k inputs, but sd is not so good but latest software release has improved it. . This gives a great picture for hd/4k input, but you need to be a bit “technie” to understand all the features (you also need a very steady handle to use the “magic” remote control). The picture quality for standard definition input is slightly disappointing, perhaps lg will improve the upscale software, although it could be a limitation of the graphics processor, which is a possible reason for lg discontinuing the model. The 3d facility is very good, giving a flicker free full definition image. The sound quality is a bit unknown, as i use an lg sound-bar, which works extremely well. As i have automatic software updated enabled, my tv is now of software version 5. 04 and i am pleased to report that the rendering of sd input has improved, although it is never going to be as good as hd or 4k input.
  4. N C BURFOOT

    This review is from : LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Superb hd picture and great value for money. Not sure of the benefit of 3d however.
    1. Badbond006
      Decent picture, but not great. Fantastic sound capabilities. . Had an lg tv before hand, the slow moving images on the lg 49ub850v are beautiful, but it struggles to cope with fast moving images when upscaling 1080i or 1080p images. Overall not as good picture as my previous lg tv on full hd. However the sound is excellent, broad range of frequencies and a loud punchy delivery are out of the box. Take your time to set up your tv to your taste as the stock picture settings,dont cut it. Same with sound, fine tune it to your own taste and every tv programme or film will sound and look rewarding.
      1. Andy
        Than advertised (within 3 days actually) so that was great. But the model shipped was an eu model. Arrived much earlier than advertised (within 3 days actually) so that was great. But the model shipped was an eu model and had an eu plug, so i needed to go buy a uk adaptor from b&q for £5 before i could use it. Otherwise, great tv, passive 3d is good. It does get panned in some online reviews by av purists, but personally i love it.
  5. lioyds tsb
    Picture quality didn’t look that good, when the picture was moving from left to. Thought i’d made a mistake with this tv when i first set it up. Picture quality didn’t look that good, when the picture was moving from left to right it had a slight stutter in 4k. After going through picture settings and turning off motion eye care and trumotion, the tv come to life everything smooth and sharp in hd and 4k now. Anything below hd is a bit fuzzy and grainy, you would expected that with a 49 inch tv. The 3-d is amazing however you need to set the tv so the middle of the picture is slightly higher up than you are otherwise you’ll see ghosting at the bottom of the screen. I have this tv set up as a monitor for my pc 4k makes everything on the desktop way too small i use the next resolution down which works really well, games run smooth and looks amazing. If you use tirdef software which turns some games into 3-d this works really well with this tv and adds a lot to your gaming. Overall with a bit of tweaking this tv is well worth the money 4k is pin sharp 3-d is excellent setting up is easy and the tv looks great what more could you ask for.
  6. Chambers

    This review is from : LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    With this we are replacing a samsung which started getting lines across the screen and was outside its warrantee. I don’t know much about tvs but my experience so far is perfect. We opened the box, attached the stand, connected the leads for the various bits and pieces and that was it. The instructions were very clear and it was easy to work out where to connect the leads. The tv detected the wireless and we just followed the prompts on the screen. The image is fantastic when watching just tv, iplayer, youtube or amazon instant video.
  7. Dr

    This review is from : LG 49UB850V 49-inch Widescreen Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer)

    While aesthetically good looking tv with nice picture quality this tv had. I think this tv is overrated by customers. While aesthetically good looking tv with nice picture quality this tv had problem with the responsiveness. I am not sure if it’s just my set but found a lag even when turning the volume up and down. Is the same when using smart features. I had problems updating the firmware and after reading another review changed the country to germany and was able to update the firmware. I would not recommend this to one who is looking for tv with good responses to button presses. I have returned mine and instead bought a samsung because i think a quad-core processor would handle things better. The 3d quality of this tv is amazing with passive technology though and i might miss it with the samsung’s passive technology but the overall package with damaging would be much better as comparef to lg and even sony which is also not very responsive.
    1. 19dm81
      Picture quality is excellent, especially netflix 4k which is the only real source of 4k tv in the uk at the moment (requires the £8. 99 netflix subscription, still only a handful of shows in 4k also). The smart tv side of it (webos) is simple to use and works well with the magic remote. I’m using an xbox one on this tv and even though there is no increase to 4k resolution, x1 and ps4 are not capable of 4k, it still looks sharper and smoother on this tv compared to my 1080p, 100hz samsung. There is a slight increase to input lag, but i can live with that.

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