LG UM7300 43" IPS 4K TV  (TV-as-Monitor) - $428.00 [Costco, TheSource, Amazon, BestBuy, Visions, LondonDrugs]
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Friendly Reminder: Let civil discourse rule, when we discuss this product and related items. Thank you.redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑ RTings Introduction Summary Excerpt
The LG UM7300PUA is a good 4k TV with a wide viewing angle, excellent low input lag, and an excellent response time. It has decent peak brightness in SDR, and it has excellent reflection handling, making it a great choice for a wide seating area in a brighter room.
It goes on to talk about mediocre blacks, true of most IPS panels, which are not the primary concern for a bright room display.
SuperNaut wrote: ↑ $417 at The Source with employee discount.
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/tvs-home ... /108082112
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑ Good news, Visions is selling the LG UM7300 for $428.
https://m.visions.ca/#/home-productdeta ... ctId=49766
You should be able to haggle down to $399 with the right instore rep, leaving you with two year warranty (1 year manufacturer plus 1 year credit card). Great deal.
This is the best price-performance TV-as-Monitor out there right now. Standard pixel architecture, IPS screen, good production yields, bluetooth remote, etc.
RFDGuy Mini Review: LG UM7300 43" 4K IPS (2019) TV-as-Monitor
The LG 2019 is a capable PC monitor with surprisingly good uniformity on par with a midtier IPS computer monitor. Color reproduction is also quite satisfactory even if it falls short of expensive wide gamut panels, black levels appear improved over the LG UK6300 IPS TV but doesn't compare to true black as seen on pricey OLEDs.
This LG 2019 TV-as-Monitor compares well against the LG 43UD79-B 43" IPS Monitor (2017) on key image metrics, but falls short on the connectivity options (four signal input), not a critical omission for most casual users here. The LG 43" monitor (2017) is selling for $740 by comparison, even two years after release.
LG 43UM7300 IPS (2019) vs LG 43UK6300 IPS (2018)
- Better color reproduction
- Better black levels
- Better screen uniformity
YouTube and other media look good, but don't pop like they do on expensive high gamut panels (e.g. OLED, QLED, etc.). Gaming is quite enjoyable as a casual gamer, but won't satisfy high refresh rate competitive gamers. HDR Gamers looking for rich popping colors are advised to look for panels costing 2x or more, such as the Samsung Q60R VRR FreeSync QLED 43" TV. Graphic designers and video editors will want panels rated for professional grade color reproduction, large panels at this grade will cost more than $1,000.
The LG UM7300 43" IPS TV impresses me as a candidate for productivity, casual media, and casual gaming consumers. This represents a wide swath of consumers, thus this thread.
redflagdealsguy wrote: ↑ It seems like I'm having to repeat myself, but I think it's worthwhile.
1) You should run through my full calibration (first post) , and then adjust accordingly for your room, before getting a full appreciation for this panel.
2) You should sit 2.5' to 3' feet away.
3) You should set your Windows font size to between 125% and 300%.
Who's the target segment?
Business productivity, coding, casual gaming, TV shows, casual movies.
Who's the anti-target?
Video editors, graphic designers, competitive gamers.
We had this issue in my LG UK6300 (2018) thread where high-end monitor purchasers were buying these TVs as Monitors and wondering why they weren't matching up on things like refresh rate, HDR, and intense color contrast. Their comments were scaring away the non-specialist masses who were considering this panel as a monitor.
When the dust settles, and people spend the time to calibrate their monitors, you'll see a more balanced nuanced view. There's a reason why RTings and I recommend this panel for budget non-specialist users.
https://forums.redflagdeals.com/lg-43um ... #p31161745unshavenyak wrote: ↑ Good synopsis. I did not purchase one (again wife aggro), but I have to wonder if people are actually reading the thread. This is not a replacement for someone who requires the colour accuracy of something like a 5k Apple Retina display , Ultrasharp PremierColor or Eizo. This is not for someone who needs every mm of screen real estate and is shopping for an array of Ultrafines or some such. This is for someone who wants to upgrade from their conventional display 1080p or some such monitor who could benefit from extra real estate while also being able to use it as a TV or gaming console hook-up. It's an all-in-one display if you will.
My friend uses one in his home office and it's very easy for him to work in Excel and Sublime in two quadrants of the TV with a Netflix window up beside it. At night, he switches over to his PS4 and uses it as his TV. It's a solid "do it all" display for those who do not want to spend a huge chunk of cash.
LG UM7300 43" IPS 4K TV Suggested Calibrations for Monitor Use (Updated Aug. 24, 2019)
Before we get started, turn off HDR in Windows 10.
As a first pass, go to Direct Connector in the Input Menu. Select 'PC' > Select 'View your PC Screen' > Select the HDMI Input connecting your PC. Doing this gives you a decent initial calibration, with more tweaking available at the user's leisure.
Go to Direct Connector in the Input Menu. Select 'PC' > Select 'View your PC Screen' > Select the HDMI Input connecting your PC. Doing this gives you a decent initial calibration, with more tweaking available at the user's leisure.
Settings >> Picture >> Picture Mode Settings >> Picture Mode>> Select 'Expert (Bright Mode)'
Now go back to: Settings >> Picture
> Energy Savings
> Additional Settings
Instant Game Response - ON
HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color - ON
> Picture Mode Settings
Backlight - 100
Contrast - 95
Brightness - 50
Sharpness - 10
Color - 50
Tint - 0
>> Expert Controls
Dynamic Contrast - Off
Super Resolution - Off
Color Gamut - Extended
Color Filter - Off
Gamma - 2.2
>>> White Balance
Color Temperature - Cool
Method - 2 Points
Point - High
Red - 0
Green - 0
Blue - 0
>>> Color Management System
Color - Red (and all colors)
Saturation - 0
Tint - 0
Luminance - 0
>> Picture Options
Black Level - Auto
Motion Eye Care - Off
NVIDIA Control Panel Settings
[Above image replaced to reflect recommended 'Full RGB' @ 4:4:4]
You will need an HDMI 2.0 or newer cable to get this to work.
LG UM7300 43" 4K IPS TV: Security and Convenience Settings
On Remote: Hit Gear button denoting Settings
> All Settings
>>> AI Service - OFF [Potential Privacy Risk]
>>> Power Saving Mode
>>>> HDD Power Saving Mode - OFF [Unless you prefer the power savings.]
>>> Additional Settings
>>>> Home Promotion - OFF
>>>> QuickStart+ - ON [Quick Turn On] // OFF [Power Saving]
>>>> Live Plus: Toggle Off [Security Risk: Third Party Screen-capture for Promotion]
>>>> Advertising Cookies
>>>>> Cookies - OFF
>>>> Standby Light - OFF
>>>> Screen Saver - ON [Helps maintain long-run screen health and avoid/mitigate image retention.]
>>>> No Signal Image - ON [Useful]
Once you've connected your TV to Wifi or LAN:
>>> About this TV
>>>> Click 'Check for Updates' Button
>>>> Allow Installation to Complete: Pop-up will Notify Completion [If update was needed]
Disconnect Wifi and/or LAN.
All Settings > Connection
(1) Disconnect the RJ45. and/or;
(2) >> WiFi Connection >> Select the connected WiFi network to permanently disconnected.
These last precautions ensure maximum screen privacy for monitor-use.
Minimum 4K60 Graphics Card
Battlestationsmcwilly wrote: ↑ Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar @ $199
https://www.costco.ca/Vizio-SB3651-E6-3 ... 71529.html
[Paraphrased by RFDGuy]
RFD Community ReviewsDFS 360 wrote: ↑
Grabbed a $20 4k/60 USB C to HDMI cable off amazon, works very well in PC mode, it’s not retina sharp but it’s 1:1 pixel mapped and 4:4:4, no issues with text or edges. Good viewing angles. Colour is fairly good too. Very good value overall. 13” Retina MacBook Air and HomePods for scale.
Smokem wrote: ↑ I've got the legendary Ikea Jerker Mark II desk. It is placed on an attached shelf about 2/3 of the way back so the middle of the panel is at eye level (no stand for the TV needed). There is a second shelf above it for stationery and other items, so it actually looks clean where it is placed.
I sit about two-ish feet away. I only tested it last night so far, but quickly found working in quadrants to be the best solution. It will need getting used to, but as with real estate, the more space the better. The LG split screen is pretty neat as well, even if gimmicky. If I am focused on something, I enlarge the window and place it center of the panel. You can replicate dual monitor working on two screens in the middle. The only qualms I am having with it so far is using remote desktop to log into my PC. I did this at lunch and I find I am having to downsize the resolution to 1080p so I can see the screen decent from my 900p monitor at work.
Netcruzer wrote: ↑ FYI if you care about OTA HD, this 2019 is WAY better than the 2018. The 2019 has a Guide that pulls in data for a few days, the 2018 wouldn't. Besides a higher emphasis on inputs than apps in WebOS 4.5 vs 4.0, that's the biggest difference I've noticed is in OTA guide data performance.
Also, My wife hates the Magic Remote... I also don't like it very much, I find the ergonomics poor with the scroll wheel as the select/menu button.
I prefer the older traditional remote but wish that old remote had the voice search in it. Remote codes are compatible, My 2011, 2018, 2019 remotes all work on the TVs.