Great picture and sound quality. I say go for it!
Sun Oct 18 2020
I've been very pleased with the picture and sound quality of this TV, as well as the ability to play sound through my receiver and speakers using the HDMI audio return channel. The "magic remote" took a few days to get used to, but becomes pretty intuitive once you start using it.
Good range of picture settings such as brightness, color balance, and even overscan options for showing all pixels versus trimming out what would traditionally be in the overscan region of SD and HD TVs. While you may not expect to use that option with HD and 4K signals, it comes in handy when watching upscaled DVDs with distractions in the overscan region! It was easy to find in the menus after a quick Internet search.
The sound easily fills my small living room, but also plays seamlessly through my home theater speakers via HDMI-ARC. Home theater volume can be controlled with the TV remote or directly from the home theater system. Good integration with home theater products, allowing the TV's magic remote to access key features of connected devices.
There is a good range of basic apps available in WebOS, although some that I would like such as NBC Sports or specialized content like the Met Opera on Demand are not there and I have to stream through another device. Still, the major streaming players such as Apple TV, Disney+, Vudu, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube are there.
I get very high video streaming quality from the built-in WebOS apps. I think since the built-in apps know they are made for a 4K TV, they are written to make sure they pull the highest-quality video available. I even plugged a 4K Amazon Fire Stick into the TV for comparison, and the Amazon Prime streaming video quality from the Fire Stick was noticeably worse than when I played directly from the TV's Amazon app. So overall, I am quite pleased by the app quality on this TV!
Has an antenna port for streaming over-the-air signals, and it lets you choose which channels to display or hide in the channel list. That includes showing and hiding individual digital sub-channels. There is even a program guide included, which I assume fetches program data from the Internet for the channels in my area. I do not remember setting it up; if I did anything, it must have only been providing my ZIP code during setup. The TV just "magically" knows what is on and what shows are upcoming when I press the Guide button on the remote, which is a very convenient feature!
The only things I don't really like about the TV are, as I said above, the lack of specialized apps; the fact that I occasionally get advertisements from LG for new apps that I don't want (such as the Hyundai channel which they recently tried to push); and a few minor details about the menu and remote set up that don't really affect my ability to enjoy the TV.
The picture quality is excellent compared to previous generations (LCD HDTVs), with deep blacks and smooth color transitions. It is a pleasure watching movies on this TV in 4K that I could tell were "off" somehow (skin tones, color gradients, etc) when I used to watch the HD Blu-ray on my old TV set. You will not be disappointed!