LG UM7300PUA 4K HDR TV Review

LG UM7300PUA

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Review Summary

Product Name: UM7300PUA

Product Description: 4K HDR featuring LG's tone mapping technology for picture adjustments | Direct-lit LED backlighting for increased contrast and more uniform panel lighting | IPS panel for good wide-angle viewing performance | webOS smart TV platform | Google Assistant & Alexa voice control

Brand: LG

  • LG 65UM7300PUA
3.5

See full review below

Model year: 2019

Screen size reviewed: 65”

Bottom Line: LG’s UM7300 is a good and solid performing 4K TV. Its picture quality excels at detail, clarity and sharpness, and does a very fine job with color reproduction. But on the downside, it does lack in contrast and black levels in a dark room setting. But on the contrary, it will deliver an overall fine performance in a well-lit room.

Dimensions:

With stand: (W x H x D) 57.6″ x 36″ x 10.6″
Without stand: (W x H x D) 57.6″ x 33.5″ x 3.5″

Weight:

With stand: 47.6 lbs.
Without stand: 47 lbs.

Warranty: One year parts and labor

Pros

  • Very good picture detail, clarity and sharpness
  • IPS panel ideal for wide-angle TV viewing
  • Very low input lag – 1080p signal @ 60Hz approx. 11.0 ms | 4K signal @ 60Hz approx. 10.0 ms, great for gaming
  • Great value – very affordable

Cons

  • Lacking deep black levels when viewing TV in a dark room
  • Limited peak brightness output when viewing HDR content

Intro

LG’s entry-level 4K HDR TVs are a very affordable option from a name brand manufacturer with prices ranging from $299.99 to $679.99. Screen sizes are available in 43”, 49”, 50”, 55” and 65” variations. This review is based on the 65” model. But it can be applied to all other sizes with the exception of the 50” model. The reason being is that the 50-inch display uses a VA panel, while the other sizes use IPS panels.

These two-panel variations affect picture quality in a different manner, with the VA panel delivering much better contrast and black levels, whereas the IPS panel will not produce strong contrast and black levels. The IPS panel, however, will render much better wide-angle viewing and will have minimal contrast and color saturation loss.

That being said, if you’re concerned about not having deep black levels while watching dark content (movie scenes, for example) in a dark room environment, I suggest you choose the 50” model if that screen size suits your needs.

On the other hand, if you plan on doing the majority of your TV viewing in a well-lit or moderately lit room, then the UM7300 models that use IPS panels will be less affected by the displays lack of contrast and black levels, and these deficiencies will mostly go unnoticed under these conditions, as the room lighting will affect the appearance of these picture metrics and cause them to appear much better than they actually are.

LG UM7300 Side View

Side View

Design/Features

The UM7300 is well designed and sports a modern look that isn’t flashy, yet has a nice aesthetic appeal. The overall build quality is decent and doesn’t appear or feel cheaply made. The bezel or borders of this TV measure just over a ½’ in width at its thinnest points. I’ve seen bezels that are much thinner than the UM7300’s on more expensive TVs and even other TV brands that are in its price class that has much slimmer borders.

The display’s screen surface has a semi-gloss finish and uses direct-lit LED backlighting for illumination. The panel depth is a bit thick when compared to many other flat-panel TVs and measures almost 3-1/2” deep. So if you’re considering wall-mounting this TV, plan on it not having a small flush-mount footprint as it will noticeably protrude from the wall.

The stand (feet) are of typical design for many of the flat-panel TVs I’ve recently encountered, and provided good support for the TV and only allowed minimal wobble when I gently rocked the panel back and forth.

Feature Highlights:

  • LG ThinQ AI – The ThinQ AI system is designed to provide enhanced personalized entertainment and control for your compatible smart home devices.
  • Quad-Core Processor – This processor is designed to improve images by reducing video noise and motion blur, enhancing sharpness and portraying accurate colors.
  • 4K Active HDR – LG’s tone-mapping technology provides scene-by-scene picture adjustment and supports the HDR10 and HLG formats.
  • TruMotion 120 helps reduce motion blur (60Hz refresh rate)
  • High Dynamic Range HDR10 and HLG formats supported for extended picture contrast and brightness when viewing HDR content (this TV does not support Dolby Vision HDR)
  • Direct-lit LED backlighting
  • IPS (In-Plane Switching) LCD panel provides good off-axis viewing
  • 4K Upscaler upconverts standard-def and high-def video to near-4K qualityLG 2019 Magic Remote

The supplied Magic Remote has become one of my favorites to use. It has remained mostly unchanged over the years and offers very good functionality. I really enjoy using its “point-and-click” feature which uses an on-screen mouse pointer to control certain TV functions. It also uses voice recognition via the remote’s built-in microphone and enables voice command for live TV, internet apps, web browser, input selection and volume control.

LG Smart TV

LG’s smart TV platform uses webOS 4.5 on its 2019 TVs which brings a new look and added functions. The on-screen menu has improved, adding a second contextual row to the app menu that pops up when you select an app. In this second row, you’ll see recently watched content, along with movie recommendations and trending content.

Smart home enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the latest version of webOS also includes a feature called Home Dashboard. This dedicated tool lets you manage all of your connected home devices, from smart doorbells to thermostats, right from the TV.

LG’s webOS now supports voice control of compatible apps – Built-in Google Assistant controls basic TV functions and works with Google Home-compatible voice control assistants. The TV also works with Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants.

webOS 4.5 will continue to bring together all of the most popular streaming video apps, including Netflix and Amazon plus many more, some of which offer content in 4K and HDR.

Additionally, webOS 4.5 uses your content choices and puts together entertainment options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what’s on Live TV, what you might like to watch next, and the latest movies, TV shows, apps, and games from the LG Content Store.

Connectivity

  • 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs (HDCP 2.2 compliant)
  • 1 Composite/component video input (shared)
  • 2 USB inputs – version 2.0
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 1 RF input for antenna/cable/satellite
  • 1 Digital optical audio output
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • ARC (audio return channel – HDMI 2)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless audio streaming to a compatible speaker or set of headphones
LG UM7300 rear panel

Rear Panel

Performance

Although the UM7300 is an entry-level 4K model, it was able to produce very good detail, clarity, and sharpness, especially when compared to certain other entry-level brands. For example, while viewing a nature scene of a small animal, a close-up shot revealed very fine detail and crystal clear clarity, which enabled me to see the individual strands of fur on the animal’s body; this particular image as well as others, always stayed sharp and crisp.

The UM7300 also did a good job at producing color. I never felt the overall color palette was lacking in saturation or accuracy, even though the TV does not have wide color gamut capability which would have increased the color range and intensity when viewing HDR content. To get the best color accuracy as well as the most accurate picture images in general from this display, use the “Expert Bright Room” or “Expert Dark Room” picture mode and the Warm 2 color temperature setting. For an entry-level model, color reproduction was very good on this TV, delivering rich and vibrant colors.

As mentioned earlier in this review, contrast and black levels will suffer when viewing dark content in a dark room due to the TV’s use of an IPS panel. That being said, images viewed in a dark room containing dark content will still appear black but will have a grayish tone instead of deep solid black. And as noted above, this will be less of an issue when viewing this TV a well-lit room.

IPS panels typically produce mediocre black screen uniformity as was the case with the 7300 which revealed clouding (light bleed) spread across the screen. This will be most noticeable when viewing dark content that fills the entire screen in a dark room setting. But on a positive note, the clouding was not very intense.

With SDR (standard dynamic range) content, the 7300 had plenty of brightness to display this type of content adequately and will not pose a problem visually when watching this TV in a room with natural/bright lighting. However, with HDR content, this TV has mediocre peak brightness output and will not be able to show HDR content at its best in certain scenes, especially the ones containing small highlights. On that note, you will still be able to discern a difference between SDR and HDR content depending on the quality of the source.

This TV has good wide-angle viewing performance, with minimal loss of picture accuracy when viewed from wide angles.

The UM7300 has decent motion handling and did a fine job overall with the fast action content I viewed during the review process, with no noticeable motion blur thanks to the TV’s fast response time. This display also has a motion interpolation feature that will help motion appear smoother, but this feature may only be somewhat effective since the TV uses a 60Hz panel.

Furthermore, you may also experience some motion judder (jerky movement) with 24p content that is processed at 60p or 60i refresh rates which are common with streaming devices as well as cable and satellite TV.

The UM7300 has mediocre sound quality which was no surprise and is quite common among flat-panel TVs. And as expected, deep bass output was lacking having no solid punch, leaving audio output lean and thin sounding. However, dialogue was clear and distinct. The TV can also play very loud.

Conclusion

LG’s UM7300PUA is a good 4K Ultra HD TV. It has received good customer reviews that you can check out here. It is also a great value and offers a lot of performance and features for its price point, and the 65” model reviewed here can be had for just under $680.00. Now that’s what I consider very affordable for a screen of this size.

Although the UM7300 does offer good performance, just don’t expect it to deliver the best in picture quality, but do expect overall good picture quality from this fine performing entry-level 4K TV.

UM7300PUA

You may also like this review of LG’s SM9000PUA 4K LED TV.

42 comments

  • I just purchased this model tv, but I cannot get the close caption to go off, even though, I have turn this feature off.

    • Hi James,

      Since you stated you turned the closed captioning off for the TV, I’m thinking it may be one of your sources, possibly a streaming service that may have the captioning turned on. Make sure this feature is turned off if this applies. Let me know if this resolves your issue.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • We just purchased the LG 55UM7300PU. The screen is displaying a jerky motion during several shows we have watched. According to the tv’s features, we should not be seeing any jerky screen transitions. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a setting we can adjust?

    • Hi Robyn,

      To help eliminate or reduce motion judder, the jerky motion you are experiencing, go into the UM7300’s “Picture Mode Settings” menu and enable the “Real Cinema” setting. The “Real Cinema” setting will only stop judder for true 24p content, and not 24p content that is processed at 60p or 60i frame rates which is common with cable and satellite programming.
      To further help reduce motion judder, set the TVs “TruMotion” setting to “User” and adjust the “De-judder” slider as needed.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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    • I am reading reviews right now because I’m noticing the same thing. Going to exchange. I feel like I am knowledgeable about TVs enough to notice an issue.

  • Just purchased a new 43UM73 TV and the back ground is very dark. Adjusted the picture mode to Vivid setting and has helped but background is still dark on interior scenes and there are dark shadows across faces. Color on commercials is very good and bright. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Ross,

      My first suggestion is to not use the “Vivid” picture mode setting. This setting will give you the least accurate picture quality, and it really doesn’t do much for removing the darker areas of the picture you are experiencing. Try using the “Standard” mode instead, although, either of the “Expert” picture modes will give you the most accurate picture quality. Also, make sure it’s not the fault of the content itself, by viewing dark scenes from different sources, that’s if you haven’t already tried this.

      To get rid of the dark backgrounds and dark shadows, first, go into the “Picture” menu and make sure all power-saving modes such as “Energy Saving” is set to off. Next, check the TV’s “Brightness” setting in the “Picture” menu. Its default setting should be 50. If necessary, you can increase this setting a bit to help get rid of dark areas in the picture images. One other thing you can adjust is the TV’s Gamma setting. Lowing it will cause the dark areas of the picture and shadow detail to become lighter. However, I don’t really recommend changing the Gamma setting unless it is absolutely necessary, because it can be easy to alter the picture quality in a negative way if you’re not sure what to look for while adjusting the Gamma and/or not having the proper equipment to make these adjustments.
      If these suggestions don’t fix or improve your problems, then you may have a defective TV.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • One of the reasons I really like the LG Nano Cell TVs is the really slim Bezels….sets like this with thick ones are a turnoff.

  • Cant get real good clarity on sporting events, up close is fine , but when tv pans out it gets fuzzy. Any help?

    • Hi Scott,

      Are you getting these results with all sporting events? Does your viewing source provide a high-quality HD signal? A possible cause without seeing your actual picture image would be a lower quality signal. This can be the result of a resolution mismatch between the TV and the source. Make sure the TV is receiving an HD signal from its source.
      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Thanks for you good review, I found this TV to be excellent as well.

    This 55UM7300 TV is a bargain. It offers all the higher end TV features on this inexpensive TV as the Magic wand remote (pointer device), extensive app selection, Bluetooth, and many more features.

    The picture quality is excellent and exceeds my previous top of the line LG 3D TV, the LG 47LW5600.

    I’ll address it’s only shortcoming, which all IPS televisions have, it’s black levels. Yes, it doesn’t have dark black levels without local dimming (which include their own annoying artifacts) but either does many VA Panel televisions as the Samsung 55RU8000.

    While watching a completely black screen or near complete black screen with the Samsung’s VA screen, the Frame dimming artificially lowers the backlighting to darken the screen but unfortunately also darkens any small images badly as a result. Also if you to go to either side of the television while standing in front of the screen still or beyond, the black level brighten up quickly negating any black level benefits that the Samsung’s VA screen should have. The result is that the black levels are not much better on the Samsung’s VA screen than the LG’s IPS screen.

    However the LG 55UM7300 IPS screen is a huge benefit as it offers a picture quality that’s excellent at all of my seating positions, at the ends of the sofa and the recliners to the sides of the sofa. The Samsung 55RU8000 had a washed out picture at those recliners seats with brighter black levels and the sofa end seats had a slightly washed out picture compared to the center seating of the sofa, again with brighter black levels. The LG 55UM7300 had a much better picture quality than the Samsung 55RU8000 at the sofa end seats and the recliner seats.

    The LG 55UM7300 had really great picture quality in SDR and HDR with HDR offering a much brighter picture with more realistic and vivid colors. HDR programming is definitely worth getting as it offers a large improvement over SDR. Not saying SDR was bad, because it offers an excellent picture as well, just not as good as a HDR picture. The Samsung 55RU8000 offered a significantly worse SDR picture with a horribly dim HDR picture with poor colors by comparison.

    DSE can be seen as 4 vertical stripes in the youtube DSE Test video, but is very minimal with the test. The DSE can’t be seen very easy in normal golf and hockey programs, that normally show DSE the worst with normal programming. I have 2 other LG televisions, a 32LN5300 and a 47LW5600. The 32LN5300 has minimal DSE but is slightly worse than the 55UM7300. and the 47LW5600 has terrible DSE which is very distracting in some programming as hockey and golf programming.

    The new 55UM7300 offers a much better picture quality over my higher end 47LW5600 when viewing 1080p60 programming which makes a great upgrade even for just 1080p60 programming.

    The 55UM7300 also works excellent with my Denon AVR-2312ci receiver and other devices and has none of the HDMI problems, with no signal, that the Samsung 55RU8000 had.

    The remote is excellent as it acts as a pointer mouse for all of the televisions functions and also is not IR so it can be aimed anywhere.

    The television is a bargain for it’s very inexpensive price and it’s premium picture quality and features. It also has a shared composite, component video input for compatibility with your legacy devices as DVD-Recorders, gaming systems, and older camcorders.

    The television offers a huge value over it’s competition with better picture quality and better features.

    • Hi Mike,

      Thank you for your additional comments regarding LG’s UM7300. It really is a very good entry-level TV, as you have discovered, and is one of the better performing models in its price class.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi Milton, I am in need of some expert advice regarding the LG – 55″ Class – LED – UM7300PUA Series – 2160p – Smart – 4K UHD TV with HDR. I had it delivered right before the holidays, and set it up on January 1. At random times, during various TV programs, the LG TV experiences brief pauses and moments of pixelation. Occasionally the sound cuts out during the pixelation. I bought a high end gold tipped HDMI cord, so I’m pretty sure that’s not the problem. I have Verizon Fios service in a city area. Is this normal? Or do I have a defective TV? I have never owned a big TV like this, and I only have a few more days to exchange (if necessary) under the Best Buy holiday return policy. This was a huge investment for me, and I just want to make sure I’m not overlooking what could be a potential problem down the line.

    • Hi Megan,

      This problem is not part of your TV’s normal operation.
      First, I’d like you to try a bit of troubleshooting as a process of elimination: Connect another source such as a DVD/Blu-ray player or another video source to the TV using an HDMI input on your UM7300. If your problem persists, it is most likely your TV that is causing your issue.

      I’ve experienced the issue you are having with other TVs in the past and during those times it was an issue with the signal the TV was receiving from my cable TV provider. There were two things I did to resolve this issue: I reset my cable box by unplugging the power from the box for at least one minute and then powering my cable box on again. You can do the same with Verizon Fios box. You should also contact Verizon and have them check the quality of the signal coming into your home.

      You can also do a reset on your UM7300 by going into the TV’s menu – click on the cogwheel button on the remote control and go to the “General” tab and then go to “Reset to Initial Setting”. This should clear up any possible performance cliches that are not due to having a defective TV.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Having trouble getting a pair of Sony Bluetooth headphones to work with this TV. The headphones work with other devices, but when I try to connect the TV it searches but says no devices are found. I also noticed the Bluetooth is grayed out on the TV settings, do I have to do something special to get the Bluetooth turned on?

    • Hi Gary,
      I don’t have access to the UM7300PUA at this time. However, I have provided a link that should help you get your Bluetooth headphones paired with your LG TV.
      I hope this resolves your issue.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Considering purchase of LG 7300 65inch but am concerned about picture quality with cable service. Would you recommend another product to avoid this problem.

    • Hi Bill,

      The LG UM7300 will deliver very good picture quality with cable or satellite service as long as it is being fed a quality signal, which most if not all of the service providers deliver. So I would not avoid this TV if using cable service.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Having difficulty accessing/adding HBO GO/NOW to the channel line up. We were able to access HBONOW with our prior non-smart TV through a computer connection. Unable to accomplish the same level of access with direct internet access provided by this smart TV. Any suggestions would be appreciated

    • Hi Richard,

      I don’t have access to this TV at the time, but I have provided a link that should help you with installing HBO GO/Now.
      Click here for link.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi,

    I am researching a high end 70 inch 4k HDR TV. Please let me know which brand and models you would recommend.

    Thank you.

    Ed

    • Hi C. Edouard,

      There isn’t much available in the 70″ class that falls into the high-end category. In fact, I don’t know of any 70″ high-end models currently available in the US market, And to the best of my knowledge, you will have to move up to a 75″ screen size to find a high-end model they will suite your needs.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • can i get different picture settings with 7300 like wide,normal and direct or does the tv just set what the show is?

    • Hi John,

      You can change the picture settings for the UM7300. In the TV’s menu settings, go to “Picture Mode Settings” and then to “Aspect Ratio”. From here you can change the picture size.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I recently purchased a 50UM7300PUA (50″) LG TV and am very disappointed. I have adjusted the contrast, reviewed and tried all the settings as well as two different wireless connections AV and HDM1, and HDM2, and played with the lighting in the room . We use the same wireless connections for our 8 1/2 year old, 47″ Samsung TV, which is superior.

    The problem is the picture is very soft (out of focus) lacks sharpness and detail. If we view at an angle the image is greyed down considerably. It appears like it lacks resolution.

    Am I missing out on something.

    • Hi Michael,

      Sorry to hear you are having issues with your UM7300PUA. To put things into perspective, the unit I used for this review did have very good detail, clarity and sharpness and never appeared soft or out of focus. And it seems you have made the necessary adjustments to improve your TV’s picture quality without having any success. This leads me to believe you may have a defective UM7300PUA. So I would suggest you exchange (replace) your TV.

      One other thing you may want to try before you replace your TV is trying a factory reset in your TV’s menu settings to clear up a possible technical glitch.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Good Afternoon – I read in a previous comment that the “Vivid” picture setting should not be used. It’s the setting I have always used as I feel it has the brightest picture for any content. Am I missing something?

    My TV is an LG 55″ UH7700

    Thank you.

    Skip

    • Hi Skip,

      The “Vivid” setting will give you the brightest and most dynamic picture image, but it comes at the cost of picture accuracy. In other words, it will not give you the most natural-looking picture images, as well as not delivering what the content producers intended. That being said, you can and should use the picture setting that is most pleasing to your own eyes. And in your case, that’s the “Vivid” setting. And with that, there is no right or wrong picture setting. So continue to enjoy your TV using the “Vivid setting.

      Regards,
      Milton
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      • Thank you for guidance Milton. On a side note, I just bought a house with a nice basement which will need a TV. I am a loyal LG customer and am leaning toward the LG SM9000PUA Nano “9” series for $1,099 or the “8” series for $899. I read your review on the “9” series and was wondering if it is worth to spend the extra $200. Obviously, only I can make that decision, but was wondering your thoughts from a technical standpoint.

        Thanks again.

        Skip

        • Hi Skip,

          I would personally spend the extra cash and go with the SM9000PUA instead of the SM8600PUA. The SM9000 will give you better overall picture quality. This difference, however, will not be “night and day”.
          Color reproduction should be very similar on both models. The SM9000 uses full-array LED backlighting with local dimming, whereas the SM8600 uses edge-lit LED backlighting with so-called local dimming which will not perform as well as full-array. This will allow the SM9000 to deliver better black levels and better black screen uniformity. It should also allow it to produce a better contrast ratio, however, I did read and an online publication that stated the SM8600 had a better contrast ratio which means the SM8600 should technically and visually produce better black levels.

          Furthermore, if you are concerned about HDR performance, the SM9000 should give you slightly better results in this area.

          I hope this info helps with your purchasing decision.

          Regards,
          Milton
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  • I have a Samsung UN46C6400 I plan to replace it with a LG 50Um7300. What features and qualities am I gaining or losing???? Thanks, Don K.

    • Hi Don,

      I’m not familiar with the UN46C6400 except for the limited amount of info found on the internet. That being said, I believe you won’t be losing much in terms of features and performance. The UN46C6400 does have a 120Hz refresh rate vs. the UM7300’s 60Hz refresh rate which may allow the C6400 to have smoother motion, but that may not be the case since the UM7300 has better video processing capabilities. The C6400 may also have deeper black level capabilities since it doesn’t use an IPS panel, which is known for its lack of deep black levels when viewing in a dark room.

      What you will be gaining with the UM7300 is 4K resolution (C6400 1080p). You will have better wide-angle viewing with the UM7300 since it uses an IPS panel. The UM7300 has better video processing which will enhance picture quality as well as better networking and internet capabilities. You will also gain a very good smart TV platform (LG’s webOS). The UM7300 will also display HDR content if that is a feature you desire.

      What I mentioned above are some of the key advantages the UM7300 has over the C6400. So, in my opinion, it would be a good upgrade.
      I hope this helps with your purchasing decision.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Having issues getting Netflix and other smart apps to play through external receiver. Audio only plays through tv speakers. All other satellite channels play through receiver but not these apps. Using HDMI cable in ARC on both receiver and tv. Audio setting on HDMI ARC.
    Do I have to change a setting to get apps to play through receiver?

    Any help would be great.

  • Ladley Welfling - Duvall

    Hi, Milton.
    I’ve been researching the LG UM7300pua. It looks to be a good quality entry level UHD TV. The 2020 version of this TV was released a month or so ago. Have you viewed this model? UN7300PUF, and if so, any pros and cons between the 2019 and 2020?
    Thanks,
    Ladley

    • Hi Ladley,

      I have not reviewed the UN7300PUF at this time, nor have I done any research on the new model. So I won’t be able to give you any “pros” and “cons” between the two models.
      Thanks for the question.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Brandon Hintzman

    I am wondering if the newest model un7300puf is still a VA panel.

    • Hi Brandon,

      To the best of my knowledge from the info I was able to gather, The 50″ model will use a VA panel whereas the other models in the UN7300PUF lineup will use IPS panels. This was also the case with last year’s UM7300PUA.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • Hi, Milton
    I’m thinking of purchasing the 50UM7300 with the VA panel. I’ll primarily be using it for gaming and as a monitor.
    I was wondering if the VA panel with mediocre HDR would be a drawback for this TV. Also, do you have any idea how bad the backlight bleed would be on the model with the VA panel? I’m comparing it to the samsung RU7100.
    Thanks!

    • Hi Nick,
      In my opinion, the 50UM7300’s HDR performance would be a drawback for you if you plan on playing video games that have HDR content. Under these circumstances, you will not experience all of the enhanced picture quality that HDR formatted games have to offer.

      Backlight bleed is not determined by the type of panel – VA or IPS – backlight bleed is due to the placement of the backlight position within an LED/LCD TV panel and can vary slightly from panel to panel. It can also be caused by manufacturing inconsistencies which can also vary from panel to panel.

      Regards,
      Milton
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  • I managed to find only one review on bestbuy for the 50″ VA

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