Rated 4 out of 5 by pota2 On the verge of greatness
Not 100% sure if content is delivered at full 4k but picture seems super sharp. Sometimes I can see shining studio lights reflected on broadcaster's hair . Some dvr episodes show motion blur. Some shows razor sharp , some shows not so much . Very fussy to be fully satisfied but this set is pretty darn good regardless of other bench tests from comparison sites.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark Tallman A superlative experience
I cannot more strongly recommend our LG UHD TV.
We purchased our 55" UHD TV ~ two months ago. Our experience and enjoyment with this outstanding product has surpassed all expectations. My Wife could not see much difference between Standard Definition and HD on our 1080P TV. She sees a much greater picture that is obviously superior with our LG UHD.
Many "industry experts" bloviate about no UHD content that is a possible future. This is NOT TRUE. Netflix has UHD content in both movies and shows, such as House of Cards. The TV brings such content to life as if you are truly there. The improved sound of UHD even more greatly enhances the experience.
What's more, 1080P content such as VUDU upscales to much higher resolution. 1080i broadcasts also enhance.
The software combined with auto-download/install is amazing.
Words do not adequately convey my endorsement of LG UHD TV's.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by crossell Great picture with 3D and many other features
I'm very satisfied with this TV. The remote makes it easy to use, the picture quality is great, and it has very good sound. The 3D demo movies (from the LG store) are awesome. I just need to buy some 3D movies so I can use the 3D mode more.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by latigo3333 This TV resolution is amazing.
This set is very easy to use and picture is so clear, at 2160 with the blurays dvds, you feel the picture is alive.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtedder excelent tv
this is the first lg tv i have had and it is excelent great picture quality and no chargable 3d glasses needed due to you can use the 3d glasses you get when you watch a 3d movie at the theature really like the smart functions like being able to use the remote to talk into and change channel or input i would like to see more apps added but excelent tv
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dep high quality product, great price
I got this stunning tv for a very great price and my family is astonished at the 4K and 3D pictures, it also comes with 2 pair of 3D glasses!
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Westernfan More Than I Hoped.
I started out looking for a 55 inch or larger led without "bells and whistles". As I looked at the available standard tvs, the newer uhd tv's, and then the reports and reviews, I became more open to a currently available uhd tv. I read many reviews about the various brands and models. If the 55ub8500 delivered the results the reviews reported, I figured it was worth the additional cost. There maybe better models now or very soon for better prices, but I am glad I bought this one. Two drawbacks with it. I have a hearing problem and the speaker output doesn't help. I have set and apparenlty saved setting preferences, but find them changed the next time I go to the channel that I used before.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wdascenz It delivers on the promise!
The bad news is that the factory settings do not begin to exploit the capabilities of this 4K TV. The good news is that once it is "dialed in," the up-scaling engine performs magic with 1080p and 1080i 2K feed. Even the 720p signal that ABC network uses is somehow "number crunched" to where the image is detailed and seamless. You do not need a BluRay player with 4K scaling as the TV's internal scaling engine is -- shall I say it? PERFECT!! Well done on all performance issues -- color tonal range -- shadow detail - clarity -- depends on very clean power -- ease of use with that really cool remote control, etc.
March 14, 2015