LG 55UN81006LB : a good Direct LED television ?

What is the new LG 55UN81006LB worth ?

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55UN81006LB, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 54.6 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Should we let ourselves be convinced by this 55UN81006LB LG ? All answer elements just after.

The design of the LG 55UN81006LB

The LG 55UN81006LB appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that LG has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

The screen of the LG 55UN81006LB

The display of this 55UN81006LB is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, LG confirms one of its technological choices. It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent. 
The LG 55UN81006LB is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
Designed with a frequency of 50 Hz, the television’s fluidity is in the middle of its range.
In addition, LG has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, with the 55UN81006LB LG makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the LG 55UN81006LB

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The equipment consists of  two baffles with 10 W at output.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55UN81006LB LG is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 55UN81006LB

For the software part, the 55UN81006LB LG has an operating system webOS 5. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 55UN81006LB is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the LG 55UN81006LB with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of LG 55UN81006LB

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 13 possible connections that this 55UN81006LB is presented. The LG 55UN81006LB allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

55UN81006LB from LG – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 84
Screen size in inches 54.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 50
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 114 W

Our conclusion on the LG 55UN81006LB

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the display frequency, the sound power, the depth of the colours.