The 50UQ80006LB is a 50 inch 4K TV from LG, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 8-bit VA panel. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and pixel density of 89 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display that defines picture quality is Color Gamut.
LG has not provided a color gamut rating for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that. Considering the TV features a big 50 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike! It is capable of producing accurate colors out of the box.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can produce.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 to name a few.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast specification
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce natural deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that may look muddy as shown in below image.
As you see, this will affect your experience considerably.
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.
LG did not specify static contrast specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumptionagain based on the TV's other specifications. Most always come with impressive contrast ratios. As you know, this TV features the same, so you can expect the static contrast ratio to be atleast 3000:1 or above.
HDR10 Pro and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
As for brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits, powered by Direct LED backlight.
If you are not planning to game on this TV, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, LG did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your device 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.
Although for better experience, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 44.13 inches and 28 inches respectively. It is just 2.25 inches thick.
It weighs around 11.7 Kgs, another 0.2 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Now, speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 200 x 200 mm. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The internals of LG 50UQ80006LB is powered by a 4-Core CPU. There is no information on the available RAM on this TV.
Speaking of OS, the LG 50UQ80006LB runs webOS 22 Operating System.
For display connectivity, LG has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Coming to audio, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers.
In terms of power usage, the TV uses 65 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.