Launched in the year 2022, the 60UQ81006LB is a 60" 4K TV from LG. 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 73 ppi.
Now, the next important feature of a display that defines picture quality is its Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to take a guess. Considering the TV features a big 60 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 quality on this TV will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors out of the box.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can produce.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will not be pretty to look at.
Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to define color gamut. Such as — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.
Understanding the static contrast specification
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that may look dusty as shown in below image.
As you see, this will impact 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.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
LG did not share the static contrast ratio specification for this TV. So we have to make an assumptionagain. The static contrast ratio of this TV would be surely atleast 3000:1. the static contrast ratios of VA panels range between 3000:1 - 8000:1.
HDR10 Pro and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it is capable of producing a maximum brightness of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you are not interested in gaming, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, there is no specification for input lag on this TV. But as this is not a cheap TV from LG, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
But ideally, look for a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 60 inches vertically and 53.39 inches horizontally. It is 2.26 inches thick. Overall this TV weighs 18.5 Kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 17.1 kgs.
Now, speaking of 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. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any specification on the RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by webOS 22 Operating System.
For display connectivity, LG has provided three HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, you will have 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 wireless connectivity, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Now, for audio, LG has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the 60UQ81006LB.
As for power consumption, this TV consumes 100 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.