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LG UM7300 43" IPS 4K TV [2019] (TV-as-Monitor) - $428.00 [Costco, TheSource, Amazon, BestBuy, Visions, LondonDrugs]

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parshakov wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 1:57 pm
No, it will not look better DUE to the restraints of HDMI 2.0, because all movies and TV shows are mastered in 4:2:0 Chroma, which HDMI 2.0 can easily handle. But it might look better because streaming services reserve the best picture quality for TV. PC and especially mobile devices often get lower quality streams with color banding and other issues. Prime Video, for example, is limited to 1080p on PC and mobile devices. When watching directly on TV, you also get the post-processing, which you might like or not (I usually like it).
Thanks for the good info!

Thinking about grabbing this for both PC use and some light couch co-op in the dorm. Not much of a replacement for the 75' tv that came with a guy last year who graduated, but I'm not a rich man
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Tied it and returned it back to bestbuy, did not like experience at all for bus apps, reading, some coding.
It is good for multimedia, gaming and photo video editing to some degree.
Pixel density is not good for reading and other mentioned above activities.
I use 32" 5k lg monitor and this one looked like traveling 10 years back comparing to it.
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braveblade wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:04 pm
Checked rting's review. Backlight bleeding plus no local dimming, instant pass for me. I cannot stand any backlight bleeding personally.
I was weary of the rtings review stating that it had backlight bleed but I just bought one and it is the most even LCD I’ve ever owned for both backlight bleed, hot corners, dirty screen effect, etc. It looks perfect compared to my VA 70” Vizio which is a cloudy mess plus has flashlit corners and vertical backlight banding. The only knock on the LG is the black to grey shift at moderate angles, especially used up close.
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ilim wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:13 pm
Tied it and returned it back to bestbuy, did not like experience at all for bus apps, reading, some coding.
It is good for multimedia, gaming and photo video editing to some degree.
Pixel density is not good for reading and other mentioned above activities.
I use 32" 5k lg monitor and this one looked like traveling 10 years back comparing to it.
Did you atleast calibrate it and make sure your PC settings are correctly set? My PC uses the 'wrong' settings automatically which makes money look like poop. Two seconds of changing the settings and it's a night and day difference.

There should be no issues reading. I read tiny text on mine no problem. It's sharp.
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ReadAllTheDeals wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:28 pm
Did you atleast calibrate it and make sure your PC settings are correctly set? My PC uses the 'wrong' settings automatically which makes money look like poop. Two seconds of changing the settings and it's a night and day difference.

There should be no issues reading. I read tiny text on mine no problem. It's sharp.
I did not calibrate colours but I made sure that resolution is native, 4k. I don't know, I guess I have different standards for reading text on monitor.
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ilim wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:32 pm
I did not calibrate colours but I made sure that resolution is native, 4k. I don't know, I guess I have different standards for reading text on monitor.
If all you did was set it to 4k then you might have missed crucial settings. There are text specific settings within windows. There are also other important settings among others. Can't really guide it since each video card will be different on how to do it.

I hear ya man. It can look like garbage when not set right. But trust me, you can get very crisp text.

Did you have it set to 4:4:4?
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ReadAllTheDeals wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:38 pm
If all you did was set it to 4k then you might have missed crucial settings. There are text specific settings within windows. There are also other important settings among others. Can't really guide it since each video card will be different on how to do it.

I hear ya man. It can look like garbage when not set right. But trust me, you can get very crisp text.

Did you have it set to 4:4:4?
Cleartype text is set by default, I reset it. I used hdmi 2.0 and set it to PC mode to support 4:4:4.
It is not like I did not do basic setup, you just can't get around the fact that it is 43 inch 4k which will give you less PPI comparing to 32 5k or 27 4k monitor for example. There is no way around pixelation on text, unless you remove yourself 6 feet from monitor.
Not implying it is bad tv or multimedia monitor but I did not like it for productivity and specifically working with text.
I actually just bought LG 38WK95C-W https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B079L4 ... UTF8&psc=1
which should fit my needs. It is 849.99 with 350 discount with amazon at the moment.
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ilim wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:53 pm
Cleartype text is set by default, I reset it. I used hdmi 2.0 and set it to PC mode to support 4:4:4.
It is not like I did not do basic setup, you just can't get around the fact that it is 43 inch 4k which will give you less PPI comparing to 32 5k or 27 4k monitor for example. There is no way around pixelation on text, unless you remove yourself 6 feet from monitor.
Not implying it is bad tv or multimedia monitor but I did not like it for productivity and specifically working with text.
I actually just bought LG 38WK95C-W https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B079L4 ... UTF8&psc=1
which should fit my needs. It is 849.99 with 350 discount with amazon at the moment.
I'm glad you found something that should fit your needs. That's really the most important part of finding a deal :)
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It seems like I'm having to repeat myself, but I think it's worthwhile.

1) You must run through my full calibration (first post) , and then adjust accordingly for your room, before getting a full appreciation for this panel.
2) You must sit 2.5' to 3' feet away.
3) You should set your Windows font size to between 150% 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.
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ilim wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:53 pm
Cleartype text is set by default, I reset it. I used hdmi 2.0 and set it to PC mode to support 4:4:4.
It is not like I did not do basic setup, you just can't get around the fact that it is 43 inch 4k which will give you less PPI comparing to 32 5k or 27 4k monitor for example. There is no way around pixelation on text, unless you remove yourself 6 feet from monitor.
Not implying it is bad tv or multimedia monitor but I did not like it for productivity and specifically working with text.
I actually just bought LG 38WK95C-W https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B079L4 ... UTF8&psc=1
which should fit my needs. It is 849.99 with 350 discount with amazon at the moment.
LG 38WK95C-W has the same PPI as a 40" TV, so not much better than the 43" LG TV. Your neck will thank you though, as the height matters.
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ilim wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 2:53 pm
Cleartype text is set by default, I reset it. I used hdmi 2.0 and set it to PC mode to support 4:4:4.
It is not like I did not do basic setup, you just can't get around the fact that it is 43 inch 4k which will give you less PPI comparing to 32 5k or 27 4k monitor for example. There is no way around pixelation on text, unless you remove yourself 6 feet from monitor.
Not implying it is bad tv or multimedia monitor but I did not like it for productivity and specifically working with text.
I actually just bought LG 38WK95C-W https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B079L4 ... UTF8&psc=1
which should fit my needs. It is 849.99 with 350 discount with amazon at the moment.
The monitor you bought has a dpi of ~111, vs ~107 for this 43" TV, which is a pretty insignificant difference.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 3:08 pm
It seems like I'm having to repeat myself, but I think it's worthwhile.

1) You must run through my full calibration (first post) , and then adjust accordingly for your room, before getting a full appreciation for this panel.
2) You must sit 2.5' to 3' feet away.
3) You should set your Windows font size to between 150% 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 were 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.
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.
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jyxent wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 3:21 pm
The monitor you bought has a dpi of ~111, vs ~107 for this 43" TV, which is a pretty insignificant difference.
you are right, I will see how it looks and feel and if I don't like it I will return it. Being curved ultra wide with 21:9 ratio should be better from ergonomics standpoint though.
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unshavenyak wrote:
Aug 13th, 2019 3:23 pm
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.
You're more articulate than I am. Thank you.
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I'm looking for a decent 43" TV, and don't plan on using this as a monitor. Does this have any pros/cons over any other LG/Samsung 43" HD TV out there right now?

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