You can find LG 55UH7700 as the successor model of LG 55UF7600. As the new model, I’m quite sure that you hope there’s improvement on LG 55UH7700. You must be also eager to know on the improvements on LG 55UH7700 from its older LG 55UF7600 model. What is better on the new LG 55UH7700? We will talk about the similarities and differences of LG 55UH7700 and LG 55UF7600 so that you can understand what’s the same between LG 55UH7700 and what part is improved on the new LG 55UH7700. I’m quite sure that after reading this review you can be sure about choosing the new LG 55UH7700 as your new 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV.
Similarities of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600
There are a number of similarities that you can find between LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600. What are those similarities? Let’s discuss it together.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with 4K Upscaler
LG 55UH7700 and the older 55UF7600 are both 4K UHD in picture resolution. 4K UHD resolution is able to bring up to four times more brilliant picture quality than Full HD resolution. We also know that there’s a problem with limited contents available in original 4K resolution. But you don’t have to worry about that since both of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600 are completed with 4K Upscaler technology that can bring near 4K picture quality.
2. IPS Panel in LED Backlight
LG 55UH7700 comes with In Plane Switching (IPS) panel, the same as LG 55UF7700. IPS panel is able to deliver more accurate color details from any angle you are watching. Both of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700 come with LED Backlight. We all know that OLED is able to deliver good picture quality, but LED backlight with IPS Panel is actually able to deliver excellent 4K UHD picture quality with more affordable price.
3. Smart TV Platform, Magic Remote and No 3D
Both of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700 come with Smart TV platform. Both are installed with WebOS Smart TV platform, although They are different version. Both of those two TVs also come with magic remote control. With magic remote control, you can control the TV and its Smart TV platform easier and faster with few smart functions that installed on the magic remote. If you are looking for 55-Inch Smart TV with 3D feature, unfortunately you can’t find that on both LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700. You can only enjoy 2D entertainment on both of those two TVs.
4. Speaker System
LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700 come with the same speaker system. They both bring 2Ch 20W speaker system with Ultra Surround for its sound system. For 55-Inch TV, 2Ch 20W speaker system is enough to deliver good sound quality for the majority of customers’ ears. But for some audio enthusiast, maybe It’s not enough. But don’t worry about that since We can add additional speaker system or soundbar to those two TVs.
From our discussion, We can make a table about the similarities of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600 as below.
|LG 55UH7700||LG 55UF7600|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Remote Control||Magic Remote||Magic Remote|
|Speaker System||2Ch 20W||2Ch 20W|
|HDMI/ USB Inputs||3/3||3/3|
Differences of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600
We have talked about the similarities of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700. It’s time for us to move forward and talk about the differences of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600.
1. HDR Super, Super Mastering Engine and Quantum Display
As the new model, LG 55UH7700 is completed with the new HDR Super with Dolby Vision technology. It’s a new technology that’s not available on the older LG 55UF7700. HDR Super with Dolby Vision is able to deliver better brightness level with deeper black on the TV screen. The new LG 55UH7700 also comes with the new Picture engine named Super Mastering Engine. Super Mastering Engine is the new picture engine that especially designed for 4K UHD resolution LG Smart TV to replace the older Tru-4K Engine and Triple XD Engine that widely used on the older LG 4K UHD TV including LG 55UF7700. LG 55UH7700 also comes with the new quantum display that combined with the IPS panel. While IPS Panel is able to deliver more accurate color details from any angle you are watching, quantum display is able to deliver richer color details for lifelike color quality.
2. WebOS Version
Both of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600 are completed with Smart TV platform. They also use basically the same Smart TV platform from LG that called WebOS Smart TV platform. But the version of WebOS Smart TV platform that installed on those two TVs are different. LG 55UH7700 comes with the new WebOS 3.0, while LG 55UF7600 comes with WebOS 2.0. Although We can’t say that the new WebOS 3.0 is a major change from WebOS 2.0, but It comes with improvements from the older WebOS 2.0. It also comes with Magic Zoom and Magic Mobile connection in addition to the link to smart remote that also comes on WebOS 2.0
3. Refresh Rate Technology
LG 55UH7700 comes with better refresh rate technology than LG 55UF7700. While the older LG 55UF7700 only comes with TruMotion 120Hz, LG 55UH7700 comes with the highest refresh rate that currently available for LG LED TV, TruMotion 240Hz. With TruMotion 240Hz, you can enjoy smoother fast motion images on your TV screen so that you can enjoy your favorite action movies, sports and games without any motion lag.
4. Sound Designed by Harman/Kardon
As We have talked before, LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7700 come with the same speaker system. That’s 2Ch 20W speaker system. But the new LG 55UH7700 is a little better when It comes to deliver sound quality as it’s designed by Harman/Kardon. So you can experience richer cinematic sound quality with 2Ch 20W speaker system on LG 55UH7700.
LG 55UH7700 as the new model comes with more expensive price. How much is the price difference? LG 55UH7700 is usually priced at around $300 more expensive than the older LG 55UF7700. When We talk about percentage, LG 55UH7700 is priced at 27% higher than LG 55UF7700. It’s priced higher as It comes with the new picture technology as well as higher refresh rate as We can see above.
We can summarize our discussion about the differences of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600 using the table below.
|LG 55UH7700||LG 55UF7600|
|Introduced||February 2016||March 2015|
|Picture Engine||Super Mastering Engine||Tru-4K Engine|
|Smart TV Platform||WebOS 3.0||WebOS 2.0|
|Refresh Rate||TruMotion 240Hz||TruMotion 120Hz|
|Sound by harman/kardon||YES||NO|
|Price||+/- $300 Higher||+/- $300 Lower|
What is Better on the New LG 55UH7700?
From our comparison of LG 55UH7700 and 55UF7600 above, We can see that LG 55UH7700 comes with few better aspects than the older LG 55UF7600. You can find that LG 55UH7700 comes with better picture technology with quantum display, HDR Plus with Dolby Vision and Super Mastering Engine. It also comes with improved Smart TV platform (WebOS 3.0), higher refresh rate (TruMotion 240Hz) and better sound designed by Harman/Kardon. It’s indeed priced at around 27% higher, so that you should prepare additional $300 for LG 55UH7700. If you don’t mind to spend additional $300 for your next 55-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV, then you should consider to choose LG 55UH7700 as you can get better picture, richer cinematic sound and improved Smart TV platform. If you are still about order one, you may take time and read more about LG 55UH7700 from the customers perspective here…
In the other hand, LG 55UF7700 as the older model is priced at more affordable price with $300 lower in price. It’s indeed completed with the older picture technology, with older Smart TV platform and lower refresh rate. But overall, LG 55UF7700 is still can deliver excellent picture quality from both 4K content sources or from HD contents that upscaled into near 4K as well as bring premium entertainment to your home without any problems. It can be proved by what the customers’ said on their customers’ reviews. You can find LG 55UF7700 customers’ reviews on this page…
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