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This feature-packed 50-inch flatscreen from LG punches well above its weight when it comes to features and performance.
Design is fashionably thin, with only an ultra thin black bezel around the screen. Two tidy pedestal feet help it stand out from the crowd.
Naturally, this big telly is 4K HDR, which means you’ll get the sharpest possible picture from 4K programmes on Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+, as well as games consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
The set comes with a regular Freeview HD tuner, rather than Freeview Play, so TV catch-up isn’t as comprehensive as some rivals, but LG’s versatile webOS smart platform still offers a wide variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube, plus some that are less readily available, like Apple TV+ and Now TV.
All these apps are accessed through an easy to use launcher bar that sits across the bottom of the screen.
Watch: 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR
Why we love it
Navigation is via the brand’s ‘Magic’ cursor remote control. If you don’t want to point at everything, you can always talk, as there’s support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant too.
Movie lovers will value the Hollywood approved Filmmaker Mode, which automatically manages picture settings for maximum cinematic effect, while gamers will appreciate the Auto Low Latency mode, to reduce gaming lag.
Extra smarts come in the shape of AI audio, which optimises playback according to the ambient noise in your living room. Even if things get boisterous during lockdown, you should still be able to follow your favourite soaps.
What the reviews say
“it is so easy to use the great remote. I have never had a television that has such a clear crisp picture!”
“This is the best TV you can get in this price range with crisp picture and good sound quality! The remote is a big plus! ”
“A stylish package. Has the look and quality of a much more expensive product. ”
“This is by far the easiest to set up and so far the most reliable smart TV I have used.”
“I purchased as an upgrade from a 55 inch LG, this is a great quality product. The visual affects are spectacular and the sound quality and features are easy to operate. Coupled with my LG Soundbar makes movie watching an amazing experience.”
Buy it: LG 50UN73006LA (2020) LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV | £399.99 from John Lewis & Partners
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