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69.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)
Provides an immersive experience for everyone in the room.

2160p Ultra HD resolution
Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.

webOS smart platform
webOS brings together popular streaming video apps, such as Netflix, and gives you access to more than 70 free premium Internet channels through the LG Channel Plus app.

Built-in Wi-Fi Smart TV means a huge world of entertainment
Stream movies, videos, music and more.

LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions
This LG 70" Class smart TV also delivers plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.

True Color Accuracy
Uses advanced color mapping technology to effectively correct color distortions and deliver a picture that is accurate and natural.

Advanced TV sound
Two 10W main channel speakers. Ultra Surround.

Four HDMI inputs for home theater connection
High-speed HDMI delivers a full 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable is not included.

TruMotion 120
Enjoy high-speed action with good motion clarity.

Two USB inputs
Easily connect your digital camera, camcorder or other USB devices.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.
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Solid deal if you goal is the biggest name brand TV for the least money. But picture quality is only okay on the LG UJ series. No real HDR, no local dimming, odd color structure, not very bright, poor blacks in a dark room and screen uniformity issues.

But again inch for dollar and made by LG it's hard to beat.

If it was my money I would do a 65" Sony x850 series, $1200. You pay a little more and lose a little size but the picture quality would be a good bit better for movies and TV.

Or even better a Vizio 65" M series. Best Buy has it on sale for the same price, $999, and it would make the LG look like a cheap toy for picture quality.

If you are just watching sports and playing games the LG might do just fine.

Per ratings.com for movies:

LG: 5.9
Sony: 7.6
Vizio: 7.8
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Solid deal if you goal is the biggest name brand TV for the least money. But picture quality is only okay on the LG UJ series. No real HDR, no local dimming, odd color structure, not very bright, poor blacks in a dark room and screen uniformity issues.

But again inch for dollar and made by LG it's hard to beat.

If it was my money I would do a 65" Sony x850 series, $1200. You pay a little more and lose a little size but the picture quality would be a good bit better for movies and TV.

Or even better a Vizio 65" M series. Best Buy has it on sale for the same price, $999, and it would make the LG look like a cheap toy for picture quality.

If you are just watching sports and playing games the LG might do just fine.
"lose a LITTLE size"?????
5" is not a "little" when it comes to flat panel...
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Nice deal for LG and 70inch
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"lose a LITTLE size"?????
5" is not a "little" when it comes to flat panel...
sorry..
Per ratings.com on LG UJ series:

"The out of the ordinary "RGBW" pixel structure also can cause smaller details and straight lines to lose sharpness."

"If set in a dark room, the low contrast ratio and the poor black uniformity of the UJ6300 result in disappointing dark scenes, with blacks tending to look gray rather than actually black."

"Even then, if the light is a bit too intense, then the below-average SDR peak brightness may not be enough to fight glare."

"It can't produce saturated colors and has an average HDR peak brightness and also lacks local dimming so HDR content doesn't stand out."

"Disappointing SDR peak brightness in the 'Expert (Dark Room)' picture mode. While this mode has the most accurate picture quality, it is much dimmer than the 'Standard' picture mode, as shown in this brightness plot."

"The UJ6300 black uniformity is poor. Most of the uniformity issues are due to the darker edges and corners, similarly to what affected the gray uniformity. "



In this case the 5" is not worth dealing with all the above issues this TV has. Additionaly a 5" increase in screen size can matter. Going from 32" to 37" screen is a 15% increase in screen size, a big deal. Going from 65" to 70" screen is a 7% increase in screen size, not as much of a big deal.

For sports and games it may do just fine but for movies the extra 5" is not worth it.
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There's a LOT OF perceived size difference between a 65"/70" set. I'm not talking % wise but in reality. Go to any retail store or BB and they have a lot of 65/70" sets next to each other.

Same difference when jumping from 70" -> 75".

I have a 65" M Vizio (1080p) and I bought a 65" 4k TV from Costco late last year. Took it back after 3 days as 70" is my min now for an upgrade.

I'd pull the trigger on this but gonna wait for more deals since SB is around the corner. The 70" Sony at BB for $1199 also looks good and it does HDR.
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There's a LOT OF perceived size difference between a 65"/70" set. I'm not talking % wise but in reality. Go to any retail store or BB and they have a lot of 65/70" sets next to each other.

Same difference when jumping from 70" -> 75".

I have a 65" M Vizio (1080p) and I bought a 65" 4k TV from Costco late last year. Took it back after 3 days as 70" is my min now for an upgrade.

I'd pull the trigger on this but gonna wait for more deals since SB is around the corner. The 70" Sony at BB for $1199 also looks good and it does HDR.
I do agree that when you upgrade your TV you do need to upgrade the size. To spend $1000 to get the same size TV and have minimal PQ imporvement sucks.

A 70" Sony for $1200 would be solid. Is it their 690 or 850 series?
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^ https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony...Id=5900135

Entry level TV but I've checked this out in person at my local BB and it's more than decent, considering the price/size. Of course the 60hz naysayers and OLED folks will think otherwise.

This was as low as $999 during Black Friday at Frys in-store but my local ran out within hours and wouldn't issue rain check.
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I got the 70" lg from costco last year around Black Friday. I've been extremely happy with it. I think it was a different model than this though, but I haven't had any issues with it and the picture is great. It did take a while to dial it in though.

I agree that paying extra for the size is worth it. I went from a 55 to a 70 so the difference was huge, but even compared to my dads 65, it's still much larger.

My next tv will be at least 75, but more likely in the 80 range. I've already grown accustomed to the 70" size and it just seems like a normal tv now. I could never go smaller.
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60inch version is 599 which is really good deal as well.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-6...Id=5930900
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Just checked this out last nite at my local BB. Played around with the remote and got the picture to be very similar to the M series70" Vizio next to it.

I spoke to a BB rep and he said with new firmware, this TV does support HDR and reliability wise, they hardly get returns on this 70" model VS the 70" Vizio and Sony.

I applied for BB card and got instant approval for 2 yr interest free payment and 10% rewardzone points.

This will replace my 3 yr old M series 1080p 65" Vizio and 90% of daily content is 1080p Dish HD box and Netflix/youtube streaming. No gaming consoles. Also have Kodi box (1080p streams).

Any other reason why I shouldn't get this (budget friendly consumer here and yes..yall can keep your $2k OLED TVs).

My main thing is the size ...I actually bought a 65" TV end last year from Costco and took it back as size wise, it didn't feel like too much of an upgrade over my current 65" Vizio. 75" would be overkill for my living room so 70" is the sweet spot.
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Just checked this out last nite at my local BB. Played around with the remote and got the picture to be very similar to the M series70" Vizio next to it.

I spoke to a BB rep and he said with new firmware, this TV does support HDR and reliability wise, they hardly get returns on this 70" model VS the 70" Vizio and Sony.

I applied for BB card and got instant approval for 2 yr interest free payment and 10% rewardzone points.

This will replace my 3 yr old M series 1080p 65" Vizio and 90% of daily content is 1080p Dish HD box and Netflix/youtube streaming. No gaming consoles. Also have Kodi box (1080p streams).

Any other reason why I shouldn't get this (budget friendly consumer here and yes..yall can keep your $2k OLED TVs).

My main thing is the size ...I actually bought a 65" TV end last year from Costco and took it back as size wise, it didn't feel like too much of an upgrade over my current 65" Vizio. 75" would be overkill for my living room so 70" is the sweet spot.
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Unless I'm missing something, Rtings haven't reviewed this specific model yet (70").
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Unless I'm missing something, Rtings haven't reviewed this specific model yet (70").
All the LG non OLED TVs have low rating compared to other top brands.

Quote: LG undeniably offers top shelf products with the OLED TVs. The technology is now quite mature and is quite definitely the best for most people. Unfortunately, these prowesses do not reflect the rest of their TV range. While every LG smart TVs come packaged with their excellent WebOS platform, the performance of the displays often leaves a lot to be desired. They do have consistently great viewing angles, but that comes to the cost of having mediocre picture quality in a dark room. Quite the contrast from their OLED offerings, some might say.
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^ Precisely why I take online professional reviews with a grain of salt. Most critics usually are biased towards certain tech/brands (same as movie critics). If you look at actual user reviews (as in people that own the TV, it's the opposite).

I have a 6 yr old 1080p Mitsubishi projector with a 120" DIY screen. This model was shunned by professional sites claiming it lacked lumens, reliability, 'bulb-eater'. I've owned it for 6 yrs now and only replaced bulbs 3 times and it's going strong and I never had issues with brightness.

I think Rtings is good for reference but they can be overly harsh. Nothing like going to a store and reviewing a set based on your own pair of eyes and ears ;-).
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