How much do you value a brightness? Well That’s the main question you must ask yourself when deciding between the LG UN7400 series and other 4kTV’s. At 400nits, the 50UN7400 is by far one of the brightest direct led TV’s by lg for the less then 500 bucks… while this is not a brightest tv on the market by any measure of the word, it does offer above average hdr brightness for most content viewing in the dark room. It packs in an fine feature set, including a fast 4k picture processor, Smart Apps, and magic mouse remote. Aside from this it is the perfect choice for consumers looking for a tv to suit their gaming needs. which has been built with such a purpose securely in mind thanks to its extremely low input lag, it’s also a fast smart tv for a wide range of tv applications from YouTube, Netflix to web browser. You can choose from 43” to 86” screen sizes..
UN74 has shiny silver frame design and narrow bezel that is curved at the corners. The stand is made of metal, covered with plastic and it’s got some sort of alien brushed-metal on the top, so some may think thats is much more expensive then it really is. I could talk about slim bezels but in the back It is quite thick, this is the price for uniform backlight coming from LEDs behind the matrix.
A look from the left side and back reveals inputs and you can see that there are 2 usb and 3 hdmi ports, component Ethernet, and of course it also has Wireless and Bluetooth support so you can easily connect Bluetooth speakers or headphones. but if you want to connect good old 3,5mm Headphones you will need to buy optical to analog adapter, because there is no headphone input on this tv. if you planning to mount it on the wall It’s support standard Vesa Mount, but some of the rear-facing inputs may be difficult to access when wall mounted, and if a component connection is required on the wall, then it is almost mission impossible, so be prepared…. The only thing noticeably cheap is There is a only one little tinny button located on the TV under the lg logo. but It works like multi button and allows you to changing the inputs, channels, volume and off course power.
The UN7400 comes with a magic remote, which has a lot Smart features. From classic number buttons to scroll wheel. It can also be controlled by voice commands by pressing the remote’s microphone button. Rubber chunk Buttons follows your movements precisely, allowing quicker and easier selection of menu items. The remote also has a lot multimedia buttons and quick shortcuts for different settings. In last years LG has attempted to make the initial setup process as intuitive as possible Like all of LG’s pricier TVs, it utilizes LG’s WebOS system, which offer dynamic and adaptable smart tv experience with all essential apps… so that’s mean you will never had big trouble finding something in the apps or to make adjustments to specific advanced settings.
The Web Os is easy to use and supplied remote has several buttons for quick access to apps. It support Netflix, YouTube, Web Browser and many other apps. Finding settings and menu options is pretty straightforward, and app installation from LG Store is very easy. The UN7400 series comes packed with IPS and VA screens and most of LG’s basic 4k tech extras. Unlike 43” version, the 50”and 82” uses an VA screen, so content is displayed with much better black levels in the dark room.. So All other UN74 versions have Ips screen, which has excellent colors from all viewing angles, while being worse in other areas such as contrast ratio, because there is no advanced dimming feature, so Blacks look average in a dark room.
The important one is its direct led backlight, designed to improve colors by improving light across all parts of the screen The HDR effect doesn’t really stand out in the sunny room, because it has limited peak brightness at 400nits but it works very nice in dimly lit room. The best part is the viewing angle, which is much better then on Samsung, UN7400 could be used in the much wider room and you can expect best possible colors from all sides of viewing.
The LG delivers nice overall picture quality and offers its usual pack of picture adjustments, with two Expert modes in addition to numerous other adjustable presets 50UN74 has decent picture quality in bright environment, but in dark room in the direct comparison with Samsung it will not have the same colors, off course this can be improved with if you activate expert picture mode, but because lg has the brighter rgb screen, it cannot achieve Samsung’s dimmed RGB color. YouTube works fine, you just press the app button, this brings up the new updated launcher. I can say it is looking quite promising and it works great with voice search. It still has the great updated usb player as last year’s models, and this player support all popular video formats, so you can play almost any movie without a problem and like all modern players it supports custom settings for the subtitles.
The 4k picture quality is good and the HD channels show up well. when upscaling standard-definition, whether from the tuner or web results in a good detailed picture, The Noise reduction was equally efficient and The picture is also sharp and generally free of noise when upscaling 1080p sources. UN74 also has a built-in web browser, which is based on chrome. it has very polished interface with good support for all web formats. I think LG’s browser is one of the smartest so far and it is much easier to use it with magic remote, in comparison with other tvs. The lgs marriage of classic remote, laser pointer and mouse wheel really worked like a “true” magic, and using an onscreen keyboard was equally fun to use.
LGs Web os built in GAMES are still pretty basic, but they are good enough for quick play if you don’t need high quality pc graphics or if you like retro gaming from 80s. When tv is set in the Game picture mode – it has very impressive low input lag – around 10 milliseconds. Which is big improvement over last year models and should please hard core gamers. I was really Deeply moved with the sound quality on this tv. as it turns up remote survived my special drop test without any problems. 20-watt built in speakers have a good midrange sound, but it seems LG has tried to compensate the low bass with an increase in mid-bass power. so in comparison with the Samsung Tu80, it does not have the most striking low bass pulse.
The UN7400 is one of TV’s which manages to be both exquisitely charming and useful at the same time. Featuring a wealth of cool specs that include the obvious like direct led screen, and more specialized extras like ips wide view display. Its motion handling, colors are all above expected and it has a delightful and useable remote. The contrast could be better, but it still has the brightest picture in its class. and yes Players will enjoy to play games on this tv, because it has very low input lag. Combining all the important smart TV features, the UN7400 is definitely going to be one of the more fascinating tvs from LG, if you cant afford their glories oled line of televisions.