LG UM6900

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The LG UM6900 is one of the most affordable LG TVs of the year. While it will especially please gamers and those who are looking to spend little money on a new TV, fans of brilliant picture quality will have a hard time with it. Find out more about the TVs advantages and disadvantages and why it does not offer true 4K resolution.

Design and material quality of the LG UM6900

Design and material wise, the LG UM6900 is on the cheaper end compared to other models. It strongly resembles the LG UM7300, however, it feels more plasticky and slightly cheaper. Also, the stand feel somewhat cheap and will make the TV wobble slightly, however, this won’t cause any major issues. If you decide to wall-mount it, you shouldn’t have any problems. Additionally, there is no option for cable management.

Under par picture quality

There is one striking feature that sets the LG UM6900 apart from other 4K TVs – the resolution. There is a distinct reason as to why it’s price tag is so affordable: The LG UM6900 does not offer true 4K. It uses a panel with RGBW structure resulting in fewer pixels than panels with RGB structure. Consequently, fewer pixels result in a lower resolution, meaning the image isn’t as crisp as real 4K TVs. If you’re not crazy about picture quality and only need a TV that offers a better image than Full HD TVs, the LG UM6900 is the way to go. However, if you want true 4K resolution and can spend a little more money, check out the LG UM7300, the TCL S425, or the Samsung RU7100.

Still, the built-in IPS panel delivers some great advantages. The viewing angle is very wide and the image remains accurate at an angle. Also, the brightness is high enough to perform well in brighter environments. As for darker environments, you will notice that darker colors have a slight grey tint and blacks aren’t as uniform as on VA panels. If your living room or bedroom is usually not well lit, we recommend you the Samsung RU7100 as mentioned above. Unfortunately, the contrast ratio isn’t wide enough to display HDR content impressively. HDR10+ and Dolby Vision are not supported. If that is a must for you, the Hisense H8F might be interesting.

Please note that the 60 and 70 inch models have a VA panel instead of an IPS panel. Consequently, the blacks are much more uniform and the contrast ratio is slightly wider. Unfortunately, the viewing angle is more limited.

Motion handling and gaming

Motion handling on the UM6900 is decent. It has a very good Response Time of around 6 ms, which enables the display of fast moving content without motion blur, which is great. The backlight unfortunately flickers at 120 Hz, which is also the case with the LG UM7300. Thankfully, the TV is capable of removing stutter and judder from most sources, which is great for watching movies and TV.

As for gaming, the LG UM6900 is a great affordable choice. The input lag is very low at about 10 ms with 1080p @ 60 Hz and 10 ms at 4K @ 60 Hz. Unlike other affordable TVs, the UM6900 thankfully switches into Game Mode automatically, which enables these low input lag values. This feature is called Auto Low Latency Mode. It is also great for PC gaming and for use as a PC monitor overall. VRR and HDMI 2.1 are not supported, which is to be expected in this price range.

Decent sound quality

Overall, the sound quality of the LG UM6900 is decent. If you are a normal user and like to watch a movie occasionally, you won’t find many reasons to complain. Dialogues are played back clearly and it can get loud enough for most rooms. If you are enthusiastic about great sound, however, the use of a dedicated speaker system or soundbar is recommended.

Smart TV features of the LG UM6900

As with most TVs that use LG webOS 4.5, the Smart Interface on the LG UM6900 works great. You will benefit from a great selection of apps as well as ease of use. Unfortunately, the TV comes with the basic LG remote, which cannot be upgraded. If you like the LG Magic Remote, the LG UM7300 is a better choice, however, if this does not concern you, the UM6900 is great. Most popular apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu come pre-installed. Unfortunately, Voice Control is not supported at all.

Different panels with different sizes

Please note that the different size variants of the LG UM6900 come with different panels. This may cause confusion to potential buyers. Generally, IPS panels are more recommended for bright rooms, while VA panels are better suited for dark environments. Be careful when choosing the right screen size for you.

SizeModel numberPanel Type
43"LG 43UM6910IPS
49"LG 49UM6900IPS
55"LG 55UM6910IPS
60"LG 60UM6900VA
65"LG 65UM6900IPS
70"LG 70UM6970VA
75"LG 75UM6970IPS

The most affordable LG TV of the year

The LG UM6900 has lots of advantages – but also comes with many disadvantages. If you are looking for a true 4K TV at a low price point, this won't be the TV for you and you might want to spend a little more. Due to the pixel structure, the resolution of the UM6900 isn't exactly 4K, but this isn't as troublesome as it sounds. Lots of people might not even notice it! So if you aren't crazy about picture quality and only want a device that is a great for gaming, watching movies and TV shows, the UM6900 might just offer what you are looking for – at a very fair price point.
Picture quality53
Motion handling67
Smart TV features88
Gaming75
Reader Rating0 Votes0
Pros
Wide viewing angle (except 60" and 70")
Affordable price tag
Low input lag for gaming
Cons
Less accurate RGBW structure
Brightness
Contrast ratio (except 60" and 70")
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The LG UM6900 is available in following sizes

UM6900
IPS panel, RGBW pixel structure, wide viewing angles, great smart OS




LG UM6900: Variants & Models


Manufacturer LG
LG
LG
LG
LG
LG
LG
Product code 75UM7110
70UM7100
65UM6900
60UM7100
55UM7100
49UM7100
43UM7100
Screen size 75 Inch
70 Inch
65 Inch
60 Inch
55 Inch
49 Inch
43 Inch
Panel IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
IPS (10 Bit)
Price $ 606.84*
Shops
Picture
Resolution 3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast Ratio 967:1
967:1
967:1
967:1
967:1
967:1
967:1
Brightness 320
320
320
320
320
320
320
HDR10+






Dolby Vision






Local Dimming






Frequency 60 Hz
Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
60 Hz
Gaming
Input Lag 12.6

12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
VRR






Audio
System 2
2
2
2
2
2
2
Power (RMS) 20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
20 W
Dolby Digital






DTS






Dolby Atmos






Soundbar inside






Inputs
HDMI 2.0 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
HDMI 2.1 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
HDMI ARC 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
HDMI CEC 3
3
3
3
3
3
3
USB 2.0 2
2
2
2
2
2
2
USB 3.0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ethernet RJ45 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3.5mm jack 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Digital optical 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Digital coaxial 0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Satellit 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Antenna 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Ci+ 1.4 1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Bluetooth






Wifi






USB recording PVR






Timeshift






Picture-in picture






Tuner Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-S2
Twin Tuner






Measurements
Actual screen diagonal (mm) 1893
1766
1639
1511
1388
1231
1080
Width without base (mm) 1693
1578
1463
1368
1128
1108
975
Height without base (mm) 978
913
850.9
796
658
649
574
Depth without base (mm) 88.8
91.1
88.9
89.1
86.4
79.5
80.3
Weight without stand (kg) 34.6
30.7
21.3
19.4
12.1
10.9
8.3
Width with base (mm) 1693
1578
1463
1368
1128
1108
975
Height with base (mm) 1048
984
914.4
862
716
708
627
Depth with base (mm) 345
299
269.2
269
231
231
216
Weight with stand (kg) 35.4
31.4
21.6
19.8
12.3
11.1
8.4
Width of footprint (mm)






Depth of footprint (mm) 345
299
269.2
269
231
231
216
VESA standard (mm) 600x400
600x400
300x300
300x300
300x300
300x300
200x200
Stand removable?







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* Approximate price incl. VAT, plus shipping costs // Last updated on 1. November 2019 at 5:07. Please note that prices shown here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
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