LG UP7000PUA 4K HDR TV Review

LG UP7000

A Quick Look at LG’s 65UP7000PUA 60Hz Smart LED TV

Intro

LG’s UP7000PUA is part of their entry-level lineup for 2021. It’s available in 43” ($329.99), 50” ($396.99), 55” ($450.00) and 65” ($599.99) screen sizes.

Design and Features

LG UP7000

Side View

The design of the UP7000PUA is basic in appearance and doesn’t contain any design features that set it apart from most entry-level models on the market. The bezels surrounding the screen aren’t the ultra-slim design that can be found on most high-end models. Yet, the bezels are still narrow enough not to draw attention from the on-screen action.

The semi-gloss-coated screen is illuminated with direct-LED backlighting, however, this particular design does not support local dimming.

In my opinion, the overall build quality is quite good for an entry-level model and felt solidly constructed. I must point out; however, the panel depth is a bit on the thick side for a flat panel TV and is due to this model’s direct-LED backlight design. The panel depth measures approximately 3-1/2” deep.

The stand consists of two angle-shaped plastic feet that provide good support for the panel. The feet are not adjustable.

Feature Highlights

  • Quad-Core Processor 4K
  • TruMotion 120 (60Hz Native refresh rate)
  • 4K Upscaling
  • Active HDR (HDR10, HLG)
  • Filmmaker Mode
  • webOS 6.0
  • Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit
  • Direct-Lit Backlighting
  • LG Channels – 300 IP channels
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), HGiG (HDR Gaming Interest Group)
  • Game Optimizer

The UP7000UPA does not contain a Magic Remote. You must step up to the UP8000PUA for that particular remote. The UP7000PUA contains a standard remote that provides good functionality and easy operation of the TV. The remote does not contain a voice control feature.

LG UP7000 remote

Connectivity

  • 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs (HDCP 2.2 compliant)
  • eARC HDMI input #2
  • 1 USB input (2.0)
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 1 RF input for antenna/cable/satellite
  • 1 Digital optical audio output
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi
LG UP7000 Rear Panel

Rear panel

Specs:

Model year: 2021

Screen size reviewed: 65″

Dimensions:

With stand: (W x H x D) 57.5″ x 36″ x 12.6″

Without stand: (W x H x D) 57.5″ x 33.2″ x 3.5″

Weight:

With stand: 38.6 lbs.

Without stand: 37.9 lbs.

Warranty: One-year parts and labor

Review Summary

Product Name: UP7000PUA

Product Description: 4K HDR TV | Direct-lit LED backlighting | IPS panel for good wide-angle viewing performance | webOS 6.0 smart TV platform | Google Assistant, Alexa, Apple Airplay 2 and Homekit | ALLM | FilmMaker Mode | LG Channels - 300 IP channels

Brand: LG

  • LG 65UP7000UPA
3.5

Bottom Line

LG’s UP7000PUA is a decent 4K TV. Its entry-level status delivers crisp and detailed image quality, particularly with 4K and 1080p content. It also delivers very good clarity and commendable image depth.

Out of box color rendering is decent for an entry-level TV, however, a calibration will improve its color performance. That said, I believe most viewers will be satisfied with its color reproduction, and honestly, I don’t recommend spending the money for a professional calibration on an entry-level TV like the UP7000. You can save that money and just purchase a better TV if you desire better color rendering.

The UP7000 uses an IPS panel which is ideal for a room with seating that is placed at wide angles from the TV while having minimal amounts of contrast and color saturation loss when compared to most TVs that use a VA panel. On the downside, IPS panels are known for their inability to produce good contrast and black levels and the UP7000 is no exception; meaning, that in a dark room, this TV will not produce deep black levels; instead, dark content will be a greyish appearance. On the plus side, however, this will not be an issue while viewing the TV in a well-lit room.

Note: the 50” and 70” models use a VA panel and will provide better contrast and black levels.

Sound quality from this panel is ok but not great. Dialogue sounds good and the TV will play loud. However, for much better sound quality, I recommend a soundbar.

In conclusion, if you are looking for an inexpensive entry-level 4K TV that delivers decent picture quality in the key performance metrics with the exceptions as noted above, then check out the LG’s UP7000PUA.

Performance

Pros

  • Crisp and detailed 4K and 1080p picture quality
  • Good clarity and image depth
  • Decent color for an entry-level TV
  • IPS panel allows for good wide-angle viewing performance
  • Excellent webOS 6.0 smart TV platform
  • ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) feature helps deliver very low input lag –approx. 10.0 ms
  • Sufficient peak brightness with SDR content in a moderately lit room (not overly bright)
  • Motion rendering was generally smooth on this TV. You may experience some slight motion artifacts with some fast action content

Cons

  • Mediocre contrast and black level performance due to IPS panel
  • Mediocre black screen uniformity – some clouding visible throughout a completely black screen
  • Insufficient peak brightness output when viewing HDR content
  • No wide color gamut for HDR content

2 comments

  • Thanks for the detailed review. Is this model worth the extra $50 compared to the TCL S435 or are the differences too slight? My son wants to buy a set for his college apartment bedroom. He’ll likely just watch a lot of sports and stream movies/tv shows.

    • Hi Jim,

      Performance-wise these two TVs offer similar performance with the exception of the TCLS435 having much better contrast and black levels which will be better for watching movies. On the flip side, the UP7000 offers an eARC HDMI input for passthrough of high-resolution audio signals. Furthermore, both TVs will do a decent job with sports content. That said and in my opinion, the extra $50 really isn’t a factor.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Milton
      HDTVs and More

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