LG have released 60UH8500 and 60UH7700 as your alternative choice for 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. When you consider those two TVs as your new TV, I’m quite sure that you find that some of the specs of those two TVs are the same. But you may also notice that there are few differences between them. As the higher model (I think some of you already know that), LG 60UH8500 is priced at the higher price with few better aspects than LG 60UH7700. But is there any reason to choose LG 60UH8500? Let’s compare those two TVs on this review.
LG 60UH8500 : Top Model for 2016’s LG 60-Inch 4K UHD TV
LG 60UH8500 is introduced on 2016 lineup as part of the newly classified Prime 4K UHD TVs. It’s currently the top model for 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. LG 60UH8500 comes with quantum display that completed with IPS panel. While quantum display deliver wider color spectrum for lifelike picture quality, IPS panel make sure that you can enjoy accurate color details from any angle you are watching. You can also find the new HDR Super with Dolby Vision on LG 60UH8500 that give you superior brightness on the TV screen to complete the IPS quantum display picture quality. LG 60UH8500 also comes with improved Smart TV platform with the WebOS 3.0 that come from improvement of WebOS 2.0. WebOS 3.0 is easy to use with magic remote, magic mobile connection and magic Zoom.
How’s the customers’ experience with this TV model? Mostly their experiences are positive. They said that this TV is able to deliver great picture from 4K content sources. It also can deliver excellent picture from HD contents that still mostly the one available in the market. Some of the customers talked about 3D feature that became rare in 2016 and said that this TV is the one that anyone can choose when looking for 3D TV this year. The new WebOS 3.0 is also easy to use and the few customers’ said that It’s one of the best Smart TV platform they have used. Are you interested to read more about LG 60UH8500 customers’ reviews? You can find out their LG 60UH8500 customers’ reviews on this page…
LG 60UH7700 : Affordable 60-Inch LG’s 2016 Prime 4K UHD TV
LG 60UH7700 is positioned as more affordable choice for 60-Inch Prime 4K UHD TV from LG’s 2016 lineup. As part of LG’s Prime 4K UHD TV series, LG 60UH7700 is completed with IPS quantum display, that can deliver lifelike picture quality with wider color spectrum, as well as more accurate color details from any angles you are watching. You can also find HDR Super with Dolby Vision on LG 60UH7700. HDR Super with Dolby Vision is installed to bring deeper black levels as well as superior brightness level on the TV screen. You can also find improved Smart TV platform that comes with magic remote, magic mobile connection and magic zoom. The Smart TV platform is named WebOS 3.0 that comes from the improvement of last year’s WebOS 2.0.
If We are going to talk about the comparison between LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700, then the first thing that We have to know is their specs. Let’s see the specs of those two TVs by seeing the specs comparison table below.
|LG 60UH8500||LG 60UH7700|
|Introduced||First quarter of 2016||First quarter of 2016|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Picture Engine||Super Mastering Engine||Super Mastering Engine|
|Refresh Rate||TruMotion 240Hz||TruMotion 240Hz|
|Smart Platform||WebOS 3.0||WebOS 3.0|
|3D Feature||Passive 3D||NO|
|Remote Control||Magic Remote||Magic Remote|
|Speaker System||2.2Ch 40W||2Ch 20W|
|HDMI/ USB Inputs||3/3||3/3|
|Price||+/- $300 Higher||+/- $300 Lower|
Comparison of LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700
On the table above, We can see that there are similarities and differences of LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700. Let’s compare them by aspects on our discussion.
From the table above, I’m quite sure that you can see that LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700 are completed with identical picture technology. They come with 4K UHD resolution that for sure completed with 4K upscaler feature so that you can enjoy near 4K picture quality from your HD contents. You can also find In Plane Switching (IPS) panel that used by those two TVs.
LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700 use the new Super Mastering Engine to replace the older Tru-4K engine widely used on 2015 model. LG also install quantum display on both of those two TVs to bring more accurate color details on those TV screen. There’s also new HDR Super with Dolby Vision technology that can bring dynamic brightness with deeper black levels on those two TVs’ screen.
Refresh Rate Technology
The refresh rate that installed on LG 60UH8500 is identical with the one installed on LG 60UH7700. They come with TruMotion 240Hz. TruMotion 240Hz is currently the highest standard for refresh rate from LG 4K UHD TV. With TruMotion 240Hz, you can enjoy smooth motion pictures in 60-Inch screen with 4K UHD picture resolution. You can for sure enjoy no motion lag when you are watching your favorite action movies and sports or use those two TVs to play your favorite action games.
Smart TV Platform
WebOS 3.0 is installed on LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700. WebOS 3.0 comes as improvement of WebOS 2.0. WebOS 3.0 is easy to use with magic mobile connection and magic zoom function. Additionally, you can also find magic remote included on both of LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700 set. With magic remote, you can control the TV and Smart TV platform easier and faster.
If you are looking for 3D feature in 60-Inch screen TV, then LG 60UH8500 is one of limited options available in 2016. It comes with Passive 3D feature and included with 2 glasses. You can’t find 3D feature on LG 60UH7700. So you only have the 3D entertainment option on LG 60UH8500.
LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700 are both coming with Harman/Kardon designed sound system. But They come with different speaker system. LG 60UH8500 comes with 2.2Ch 40W Speaker system, while LG 60UH7700 comes with 2Ch 20W speaker system. With its 2.2Ch 40W speaker system, you can enjoy more powerful immersive sound quality on LG 60UH8500 than what you can get with 2Ch 20W speaker system of LG 60UH7700.
When It comes to price, the higher model means the higher price. LG 60UH8500 as the higher model is priced for sure at more expensive price than LG 60UH7700. How much is the price difference? LG 60UH8500 is priced at around $300 higher than LG 60UH7700. When We talk about percentage, We can find that LG 60UH8500 is around 30% higher in price than LG 60UH7700. So It’s a considerable price difference especially when you have more limited budget for your next 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV.
Is There Any Reason to Choose LG 60UH8500?
After our discussion about LG 60UH8500 and 60UH7700, the next question is about the reason to choose LG 60UH8500 that priced at more expensive price than LG 60UH7700. What’s the reason to choose LG 60UH8500? The answer is 3D and speaker system. LG 60UH8500 is one of limited numbers of 60-Inch LED TV that still comes with 3D feature. So if you love 3D entertainment, then I’m quite sure that you should consider LG 60UH8500 as your choice. Additionally, LG 60UH8500 also comes with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system that can bring more powerful immersive sound quality than 2Ch 20W speaker system on LG 60UH7700. So if you are one of the audio enthusiast, then I’m quite sure that you have the reason to go ahead with LG 60UH8500. It’s indeed priced at around 17% higher price but you get 3D feature and more powerful speaker system. If you don’t mind to add $300 for your next 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV purchase, then you should consider to order LG 60UH8500 here…
In the other hand, if you don’t think that you will use 3D feature or you don’t really feel the difference between 2.2Ch 40W and 2Ch 20W speaker system, then you should go ahead with LG 60UH7700. It’s additionally the one that you should consider if you have more limited budget and think additional $300 is too much for your next 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. Where you should order LG 60UH7700? You can order LG 60UH7700 here…