LG Electronics LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV – Fantastic TV but left feeling disappointed.

Great tv with built in wifi and apps,now tv, netflix and amazon all work great with this tv.

Like everything about this tv especially as it connects to my google home device and can be controlled by voice commands.

My son bought this set after a bit of research for his university accommodation. He tried it out at home first. I was so impressed i bought one for myself. The sound is excellent i now listen to the local radio via the set. The picture quality is first class. My blu-ray dvd player pics were upgraded to an excellent level. The blacks are well black and not the ‘dark green of my previous set. The set does everything for you.

The picture on the screen is excelent. I have an up scaling dvd player to get by old films to 1080p, and this combined with this tv really brings the best out of them. You almost get a 3d effect because of the depth of clarity on the screen.

Features of LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

  • Masterfully modern design
  • More power to process
  • Ultra Luminance
  • Multi-channel bringing encapsulating sound effect
  • More Features

Two problems so far: (1) there are two rca phono audio outputs but they don’t appear to be connected to anything so can’t connect to my hi-fi without an optical converter; (2) i also bought a 1tb external usb 3 disc, intending to use the record/scheduler instead of my old non-hd recorder. However, one is not allowed to record one channel and view another. This makes the record function pretty useless. Just what were the designers thinking?.They make the assumption that all programmes are indefinitely available on catch-up. I do wish i had been better informed by amazon.

We are over the moon with this purchase.

Tip toeing into the world of 4k with some skepticism, i’m delightfully surprised with the resulting image resolution / frame rate and the positive effect upscaling has on my ps4 gaming. Software is simple to install and configure, gui highly accessible and easy to navigate, built-in sound is likely to appease even the sweatiest of thrill seekers, controller works fine, size is just dandy for a large room so stop wasting your time reading this and piss off please :). Oh yeah, first tv showed up with a large arse crack down the side. Broke my heart, dimwits, then they replaced it a day later, cool cats.

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 111 x 23.1 x 70.9 cm ; 11.3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 12.9 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 49UK6300PLB
  • ASIN: B07BN3RCXW

IPS 4K display; the latest ultra HD innovation is built into a distinct IPS 4K panel meaning your entertainment is viewable from any angle

I ordered this tv because of the name, spec and fantastic price but i had a lot of drama getting it right. First tv had a small cluster of dead pixels visible in the middle of the screen. Unit was replaced with no trouble. Second unit turned up with the screen completely destroyed. Third time lucky unit arrived today in perfect working order, however it is very clearly not brand new. Scratches over the rear casing shows its been used before. Box was in poor condition and the packaging in the box upside down. I’m so fed up with broken units turning up that i feel i need to accept it. Now however i need to pay for 2 units to be posted back which they say they will refund. Great tv but i’m left feeling disappointed.

Picture quality is very good on this tv. Looks really good for gaming (used with an xbox one s). Only thing to look out for is that the hdmi ports are not set up for hdr out of the box, this has to be enabled manually. You can see how to do this via youtube. Sound is decent, you won’t need a sound bar unless you’re really fussy. The only downfall is the terrible placing and flimsyness of the feet. They’re so bad that i bought a wall mount. When using the feet, the tv appears to lean forward and seems very unstable. They would also require a very wide stand. Thankfully the tv is very easy to wall mount and arguably looks better.

For a smart tv this tv is dumb. Picture quality is great, however i was disappointed by the feautres and user guide, the user guide is not user friendly imo, lots of clicking different options to find the information you need. I tried connecting the tv to alexa and google assistant, neither worked. I purchased this tv for it’s ability to record, it does record but you have to watch the programe you are recording?.I had to attached my old youview box to record and watch other tv chanels. More problems with the tv, the channels keep dissapearing. I have returned the tv to amazon after contacting amazon help and lg help twice.

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So firstly, i’m 21 and i’m well into tech. I’m very capable of navigating any interface and generally get along well with any bit of technology. And let me tell you, i found this tv to be extremely aggravating to use. The setup wasn’t complicated or anything, it was just extremely slow. This is 2019 now lg, i should be able to double press a letter and expect two letters to be registered. For example, if i were to use the on screen keyboard to write the word “letter” it would just process “leter” because it couldn’t keep up with a double press of the letter ‘t’. You almost have to wait a moment after pressing anything so that the tv can react. This became even more frustrating with the backspace/delete key. If i wanted to delete my password for example, i would generally just spam the delete button or hold it down, and expect it to be deleted. This tv can’t process that, you hold down the delete button and it deletes one character, no matter how long you hold it for. You can spam that backspace 1000 times but it’ll still only process one click every second or so. And it may be fine if you’re a bit slower with typing on screen or something, but for me, it was so frustrating. Any tv should definitely be able to keep up with me if a 20 year old nokia can. And then, aside from the incredibly slow lg operating system and general usage, my tv came with backlight bleed, only ever so slightly – i’ll admit.

Great quality budget tv for the price paid. However this price was clearly reflected in the handling and care taken from whoever supplied it. Box came damaged, tv however seems fine for now, luckily, the massive hole in the box was at the back of the tv not front which probably saved it. Inside the box itself the screws to attach the legs were missing so i had to get some of those myself. Not much care was taken when putting items such as the remote/cables into the box. Just thrown into a bag and sealed all together. Overall in terms of the tv i would highly recommend it, looks great on my ps4 pro and has low input lag. Maybe double check elsewhere as the risk of it coming smashed like many others in this review seems high.

This tv does exactly hat it says in the adverts, and good value for money.

ThinQ AI; an intelligent television that brings convenience to your home: ThinQ AI TV can listen, think and give answers to your questions

Really love this tv and the picture quality is truly amazing and sound. Id definitely recomend lg tv 10/10.

Picture quality very good even when used as a pc monitor.

Picture quality and size is perfect, bright colours and very vibrant and the blacks are dark and inky as should be. The colours aren’t as sharp as an oled tv which is to be expected but this tv does what it needs to and more, and i use this for 4k gaming, the tv can also upscale any game to 4k if it doesn’t support it and the result is fantastic. This tv is everything you need for entertainment, it has all major entertainment apps like spotify, netflix & youtube. It also has a bluetooth feature to play audio from your mobile. It has an app store to download apps onto the tv and it contains 3 hdmi slots to add additional entertainment devices like consoles. I would highly recommend this product if you have a sdr tv that only goes up to 1080p as this is a truly amazing screen that i have loved since it arrived.

As above, blacks can sometimes appear slightly grey when not in 10 bit hdr. Everything else looks perfect and is an amazing tv for the money. I doubt i would buy anything else for the next few yearsyou can even control your console on youtube and the dashboard with the tv remote via hdmiit will also switch on and off the ps4 or xbox if you turn the tv on or off first or vice versa. Another good thing is you can just insert a usb stick into the rear of the tv and start recording your tv programs.

4K active HDR; this HDR technology can adapt to a variety of HDR formats and provides scene by scene image mastering, delivering pinpoint picture reproduction: Active HDR is better HDR

Came with freesat and free view connection. You can chose either as the live tv source. Wifi or ethernet connection both work perfectly.

So i purchased this tv as i don’t have a tv license and just want to watch netflix and amazon video. Once you setup the tv with your account details it works perfect. Don’t let entering details put you off, you can plug a keyboard into the usb socket and use that. Also there are additional apps that you can install and the winner for me was plex that i then installed onto my htpc downstairs and can now also stream all of my content to this tv. Other really useful features are connecting bluetooth headphones to the tv so you can listen to the audio in better quality than the tv speakers which to be fair aren’t that bad. You can connect your phone using the remote app in the google store which is free and enables to link your phone to broadcast media from it. The lg magic remote (sold separately for around £35) adds more functionality such as voice commands etc. With all this stuff to play with i haven’t really had time to test the hdr and 4k functionality that netflix provides, but from what i have seen it is superb.

This is a good quality mid price range 4k hd television which has some smart and advanced features but does not cost as much as some higher end tv’s such as lg oled tv selection. The design and construction of this television is good and durable. The television looks smart and stylish but it is not the slimmest available but does still have a compact and user friendly design. The picture and sound quality of this television is very sharp, smooth and clear and the image reproduction on high octane movies and content is very good. The picture and sound quality is not the best available but for the price range it is very good. This television has a sound sync option for wireless speaker connectivity with compatible soundbars and speakers as well as wired options. You can also do bluetooth audio playback and usb playback and recording. This lg tv has webos smart tv features which can be used with apps such as bbc iplayer, itv hub, netflix and more for quick access to catch up tv, online content and more. This feature works well but could do with having faster command response times. The smart tv feature with thinq ai tv works well but to get the most out the functions available from this tv you will need to purchase the lg magic remote control (sold separately).

Ultra surround; this sound technology creates seven virtual channels which produce the multi channel ultra surround effect

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  1. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Firstly, like many of the one star reviews, the first delivered tv had a smashed screen. Fortunately, the replacement was not smashed. So ok in the end, but caused a bit of stress and annoyance, so worth mentioning. Clearly something wrong with the way these teles are packaged/stored (could use more polystyrene in the box imo), so buyer beware, and the main reason this isn’t a five star review. Always gone for lg screens, as i feel they tend to offer good value for money, and this one i am mostly happy with. I was a bit sceptical about 4k and hdr, but after much deliberation i finally decided to take the plunge and i must say you really can see the difference it makes. Colours really pop, and the increased pixel density really adds extra detail and dimension to watching movies and playing video games. Even not fully uhd look better due to the inbuilt up-scaling the tv has. The tv comes with lots of options and features for picture and sound (clear voice, game mode, vivid, cinema mode etc). It also comes with its own operating system called webos. It’s sufficient for what i want to use it for, which is mainly netflix, prime video, nowtv, youtube, streaming media from my pc (via smart share), and playing games via steam link (unfortunately the steam link app is not on webos, so had to do this via buying and connecting the physical console). It can be a bit finicky, and i would prefer an android os, but it does the job. I don’t use freeview or freesat so can’t comment on that, but it would be nice if there was an option to switch off the “not programmed” message for those who are not interested in that.
  2. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Firstly, like many of the one star reviews, the first delivered tv had a smashed screen. Fortunately, the replacement was not smashed. So ok in the end, but caused a bit of stress and annoyance, so worth mentioning. Clearly something wrong with the way these teles are packaged/stored (could use more polystyrene in the box imo), so buyer beware, and the main reason this isn’t a five star review. Always gone for lg screens, as i feel they tend to offer good value for money, and this one i am mostly happy with. I was a bit sceptical about 4k and hdr, but after much deliberation i finally decided to take the plunge and i must say you really can see the difference it makes. Colours really pop, and the increased pixel density really adds extra detail and dimension to watching movies and playing video games. Even not fully uhd look better due to the inbuilt up-scaling the tv has. The tv comes with lots of options and features for picture and sound (clear voice, game mode, vivid, cinema mode etc). It also comes with its own operating system called webos. It’s sufficient for what i want to use it for, which is mainly netflix, prime video, nowtv, youtube, streaming media from my pc (via smart share), and playing games via steam link (unfortunately the steam link app is not on webos, so had to do this via buying and connecting the physical console). It can be a bit finicky, and i would prefer an android os, but it does the job. I don’t use freeview or freesat so can’t comment on that, but it would be nice if there was an option to switch off the “not programmed” message for those who are not interested in that.
  3. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    This is a very good tv for the price and it’s many functions. Very easy to set up and use. It doesn’t come with a magic remote. But that can be purchased on amazon. And the magic remote will make all the difference. In all very pleased with purchase.
  4. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    This is a very good tv for the price and it’s many functions. Very easy to set up and use. It doesn’t come with a magic remote. But that can be purchased on amazon. And the magic remote will make all the difference. In all very pleased with purchase.
    1. Love this tv easy to use easy to set up excellent sound quality will be buying another one for another room.
      1. Love this tv easy to use easy to set up excellent sound quality will be buying another one for another room.
  5. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Bought a 55 inch and it is epic not even going to lie its amazing. I was more scared of it arriving broken than anything else like the reviews say. Picture quality is fantastic when you fiddle with itapps are simply just amazingthe loading speed on the apps are better than the xbox one xsound is good but i’d definitely buy a sound bar or sound system with it later on for the best experience as the sound is still good but plain if you get what i meani see most of the reviews are really about how it arrives broken or not and some small things. But even though they said that i still took the risk and i’m happy with the risk. Now i can only hope it stays amazing for years to come :dhonestly take the risk the tv is worth the money for sure and the quality of it is out standing. Just hope they don’t brake it on the way though lolalso make sure to use youtube tutorial to set it up to its full potential with your phone ;).
  6. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Bought a 55 inch and it is epic not even going to lie its amazing. I was more scared of it arriving broken than anything else like the reviews say. Picture quality is fantastic when you fiddle with itapps are simply just amazingthe loading speed on the apps are better than the xbox one xsound is good but i’d definitely buy a sound bar or sound system with it later on for the best experience as the sound is still good but plain if you get what i meani see most of the reviews are really about how it arrives broken or not and some small things. But even though they said that i still took the risk and i’m happy with the risk. Now i can only hope it stays amazing for years to come :dhonestly take the risk the tv is worth the money for sure and the quality of it is out standing. Just hope they don’t brake it on the way though lolalso make sure to use youtube tutorial to set it up to its full potential with your phone ;).
    1. Had the tv for just over a month. The picture has disappeared (just a black screen with light in the background) with have sound but nothing else. Very disappointed with this product.
  7. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Had the tv for just over a month. The picture has disappeared (just a black screen with light in the background) with have sound but nothing else. Very disappointed with this product.
  8. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    The only criticism would be the remote, which isn’t illuminated or braille marked, so you have to cast light on it somehow before you press your chosen button.
  9. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    The only criticism would be the remote, which isn’t illuminated or braille marked, so you have to cast light on it somehow before you press your chosen button.
  10. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Good quality tv easy to install. One minor quibble is that the feet that come with the tv are cheap plastic feet and quite small, making it vulnerable to being knocked over.
    1. Good quality tv easy to install. One minor quibble is that the feet that come with the tv are cheap plastic feet and quite small, making it vulnerable to being knocked over.
      1. Brought this as advertised, as guaranteed to work with alexa. If the tv is off alexa can’t connect to switch it on. Come on l g surely someone must have thought of this??.
  11. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Brought this as advertised, as guaranteed to work with alexa. If the tv is off alexa can’t connect to switch it on. Come on l g surely someone must have thought of this??.
    1. The best value money tv i have ever purchased and i have always been a sony customer, but this is superior in every aspect. You will not be disappointed all other brands watch out.
  12. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    The best value money tv i have ever purchased and i have always been a sony customer, but this is superior in every aspect. You will not be disappointed all other brands watch out.
    1. Our first tv failed to work so back it went. Our second tv worked but had a thick black line which stretched the whole of one side & interfered with the picture, so back it went. Our third tv is working at the moment, but keeping fingers crossed this one might sustain life more than one week. If you read all the spec on the internet about lg tv’s they say they are at the top of their game. I’m less than impressed going from my own experience’s. We always had samsung tv’s in the past & always been extreemly satisfied.
      1. Our first tv failed to work so back it went. Our second tv worked but had a thick black line which stretched the whole of one side & interfered with the picture, so back it went. Our third tv is working at the moment, but keeping fingers crossed this one might sustain life more than one week. If you read all the spec on the internet about lg tv’s they say they are at the top of their game. I’m less than impressed going from my own experience’s. We always had samsung tv’s in the past & always been extreemly satisfied.
  13. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Has all the stuff i need built in. Netflix, prime and the usual bbc, itv, channel 4 and 5 apps as well as youtube. Only thing i can think of worth mentioning is that it has a stand but at the extreme edges of the tv meaning you’ll need a pretty wide table to put it on. Only a few inches less than the width of the telly. The stand also seemed rather flimsy. Easily resolved by buying a universal stand and fitting it. Overall very pleased with this tv.
  14. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Has all the stuff i need built in. Netflix, prime and the usual bbc, itv, channel 4 and 5 apps as well as youtube. Only thing i can think of worth mentioning is that it has a stand but at the extreme edges of the tv meaning you’ll need a pretty wide table to put it on. Only a few inches less than the width of the telly. The stand also seemed rather flimsy. Easily resolved by buying a universal stand and fitting it. Overall very pleased with this tv.
  15. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Sadly when we unpacked the tv the screen was damaged so had to return.
    1. Easy access to netflix, amazon prime, uk tv, itv hun, chili etc. Connects to my old lg soundbar perfectly.
      1. Easy access to netflix, amazon prime, uk tv, itv hun, chili etc. Connects to my old lg soundbar perfectly.
  16. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Great tv for the cost, very easy to set up and use too. The picture quality is insane. I was sceptical when going from 1080p to 4k that it wouldn’t be that much different, but it really is. The sound is outstanding too.
    1. Great tv for the cost, very easy to set up and use too. The picture quality is insane. I was sceptical when going from 1080p to 4k that it wouldn’t be that much different, but it really is. The sound is outstanding too.
      1. Omg this tv is amazing i got 55 inch and its huge it didn’t even fit on my table so had to put it on the floor for nowblacks are really dark and colours are bright and vibrant the screen is 60hz and runs super smooth it has a few modes like gaming or cinema but you can change it to your preference the pictures i took are not what the tv is like it’s better and for only £450 it’s amazing i would definitely recommend thisalso alot of reviews had said there’s came smashed or damaged but mine is fine so far if something changes i will update.
  17. Omg this tv is amazing i got 55 inch and its huge it didn’t even fit on my table so had to put it on the floor for nowblacks are really dark and colours are bright and vibrant the screen is 60hz and runs super smooth it has a few modes like gaming or cinema but you can change it to your preference the pictures i took are not what the tv is like it’s better and for only £450 it’s amazing i would definitely recommend thisalso alot of reviews had said there’s came smashed or damaged but mine is fine so far if something changes i will update.
  18. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Certainly an improvement over the old tv he had. The picture quality is great and even the sound is surprisingly good. The only downside is that it had trouble connecting to his xbox one s. I had to change the tv settings manually in order to get the sound to work and change the default resolution (it defaulted to 640×480) to 1080p. The tv simply refused to automatically find the correct settings for the xbox, this is why i gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
    1. Certainly an improvement over the old tv he had. The picture quality is great and even the sound is surprisingly good. The only downside is that it had trouble connecting to his xbox one s. I had to change the tv settings manually in order to get the sound to work and change the default resolution (it defaulted to 640×480) to 1080p. The tv simply refused to automatically find the correct settings for the xbox, this is why i gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
  19. This review is from : LG 49UK6300PLB 49-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV with Freeview Play – Black (2018 Model)

    Excellent picture and sound, good quality and value for money.
    1. Excellent picture and sound, good quality and value for money.