Launched in the year 2022, the 43UQ70006LB is a 43" 4K TV from LG. It comes with a True 8-bit IPS panel. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 103 ppi.
Now, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
LG did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
This unit comes with an IPS panel. These panels are known to produce great colors. By this, we can assume that the sRGB coverage (equivalent) on this TV to be 70% or above. For content consumption and gaming, you will not need any better than this anyway. So its good enough.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can show.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
Different manufacturers use different units to specify color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 etc.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV has equally important role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep enough blacks and may bleed backlight as in the below image:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
The above TV's static contrast is rated 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More is better.
Note that, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
However, we were not able to find a static contrast ratio specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumption again based on the TV's other specs. In general, IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. Considering its a 4K TV, we can assume the ratio to be atleast 1200:1 or above.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HDR10 Pro and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma).
As for brightness, the peak luminance it can produce is 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Direct LED backlight.
If you aren't into gaming, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, LG did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from LG, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which your inputs changes the content of your display. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 300 x 300 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
The TV measures 43 inches vertically and 38 inches horizontally. Speaking of thickness, it is 3.47 inches thick. Overall this TV weighs around 7.2 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 7.1 Kilograms.
Hardware and Audio
The internals of this TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, LG didn't provide any specification about the total RAM on the TV's specsheet.
The Operating System on this TV is webOS 22.
For display connectivity, LG has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have one USB 2.0 port. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on this TV include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Coming to audio, LG has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the 43UQ70006LB.
Speaking of power consumption, it uses 66 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need an 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz outlet.