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LG 43UM7300 / 43UN7300 4K IPS TV (2019/2020) Discussion Thread - TV-Monitor Dual Use

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LG 43UM7300 / 43UN7300 4K IPS TV (2019/2020) Discussion Thread - TV-Monitor Dual Use

Hello Gents,

This thread is designed to be my repository for the LG 43UM7300 / 43UN7300 4K IPS TV information, developments, sales, calibrations, etc. It will evolve over the ensuing months, and in particular, when I pick one up on the next deep sale.

Sales
$528 @ Walmart.ca down from $599 MSPR
$475 CAD @ B&H after duties and shipping (Ontario)

RTings PC Monitor Review: 8.5
Best Small 4K TV as Monitor: LG 43UM7300

>> LG OnScreen Control (Freeware) <<
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UPDATE: 11/12/2019
redflagdealsguy wrote: Ergonomics and Calibrations
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.
unshavenyak 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.
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CALIBRATIONS

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.

Quick Calibrations

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.

Detailed Calibrations

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
Select 'Off'

> 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

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[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
>> General
>>> 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.

Software Utilities
redflagdealsguy wrote: >> LG PC ScreenSplit 6.57 - Download Link <<
>> LG Mac ScreenSplit 1.23 - Download Link <<

Compatible with many LG panels.
Compatibles with potential third party panels.

Free.
Minimum 4K60 Graphics Card
redflagdealsguy wrote: GT 1030 (Low Profile) will do 4K60 productivity and basic 4K60 media playback. It fits SFF desktops going back to early Intel Core i-generation boards.

GTX 1050TI or GTX 1650 will do robust cross-application 4K60 media playback.
Accessories
redflagdealsguy wrote: PERLESMITH Universal Stand

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I bought this guy.

New: $39.99 (Prime)
AW: $35.27 (Prime)

Alternatives

FITUEYES Universal TV Stand

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New: $37.99 (Prime)

Duramex TV Stand
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New: $32.99 (Prime)
Sound Bars
mcwilly wrote: Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar @ $199
https://www.costco.ca/Vizio-SB3651-E6-3 ... 71529.html
[Paraphrased by RFDGuy]
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OLD CONTENT:

https://www.amazon.ca/LG-Electronics-43 ... 07QKF36DF/

https://i.imgur.com/SY2h36W.png

Other Sellers:
[quote=SuperNaut post_id=31283729 time=1565347380 user_id=1444994]
$417 at The Source with employee discount.

https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/tvs-home ... /108082112
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[quote=SuperNaut post_id=31286592 time=1565385219 user_id=1444994]
Costco.ca have these for the same price, maybe cheaper in store. Add $29.99 for 5 year warranty. The Source has it for $404.99 with coupon code "GET25" ending today, no PSP needed.

49" is only $70 more.
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[quote=2Riskit post_id=31286701 time=1565386685 user_id=721943]
https://www.costco.ca/LG-43UM7300-43-in ... 93891.html
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This is the best price-performance TV-as-Monitor out there right now. Standard pixel architecture, IPS screen, good production yields, bluetooth remote, etc.

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[quote=redflagdealsguy post_id=31161745 time=1562973121 user_id=1421319]
RTings PC Monitor Review: 8.5
Best Small 4K TV as Monitor: LG 43UM7300
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https://i.imgur.com/KNYobI6.png

The below configurations come from the 2018 LG panel, but still may be useful on the 2019.

[quote=redflagdealsguy post_id=31070218 time=1560999422 user_id=1421319]
LG UK6300 Suggested Calibrations for Monitor Use

Word to the wise for folks. This TV loves auto-dimming even in Game Mode, I've fixed it this way...

Settings >> Picture >> Picture Mode Settings = Expert (Bright Mode)

In the 'Picture' tab...

> Additional Settings
HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color: Turn ON

> Energy Savings
Select 'Off'

> Picture Mode Settings
Backlight - 100
Contrast - 95
Brightness - 50
Sharpness - 10
Color - 65
Tint - 0

>> Picture Options
Black Level - Low
Motion Eye Care - Off

>> Expert Controls
Dynamic Contrast - Off
Super Resolution - Off
Color Gamut - Extended
Color Filter - Off
Gamma - 2.4

>>> White Balance
Color Temperature - Cool
Method - 2 Points
Pattern - Outer
Point - High
Red - 0
Green - 0
Blue - 0

>>> Color Management System
Color - Red
Saturation - 0
Tint - 0
Luminance - 0

On Remote: Select Input Button
> All Inputs

Under your HDMI input for your PC
> Click 'Edit Icon'
>> Select 'PC' Icon

https://i.imgur.com/FYpLqFH.png

Selecting the PC icon for the input disables post-processing garbage and reduces the input delay.

NVIDIA Control Panel Settings

https://i.imgur.com/exMbEK3.png

[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.
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[quote=redflagdealsguy post_id=31079651 time=1561179686 user_id=1421319]
LG UK6300: Security and Convenience Settings

On Remote: Hit Gear button denoting Settings
> All Settings
>> General
>>> QuickStart+: Toggle Off [Known Issue: Resets Input, Blank Input, Turn Off this Garbage.]
>>> Channel Plus: Toggle Off [Security Risk: Third Party Screen-capture for Promotion]
>>> Live Plus: Toggle Off [Security Risk: Third Party Screen-capture for Promotion]

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.

If you want to use this LG UK6300 as a pure monitor, the dumber it is, the better.
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It's got to be priced $300 or less to be attractive.
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i was wondering if anyone knows what are the differences between the 43UM7300AUE and 43UM7300PUA. And whether there are even more 43" models of UM7300. I wanna make sure i make the right decision when time comes :)
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stutunaru wrote: i was wondering if anyone knows what are the differences between the 43UM7300AUE and 43UM7300PUA. And whether there are even more 43" models of UM7300. I wanna make sure i make the right decision when time comes :)
Region content probably.

America, Canada, etc.

That said, I'm speculating, I'll look into it.
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No VRR/Freesync so there are better options for monitor use
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dainja wrote: No VRR/Freesync so there are better options for monitor use
The Samsung Q60R 43" QLED TV with FreeSync is $900 on sale right now.

FreeSync 43" 4K monitors are around the same price or more, typically.

The LG UM7300 43" may hit $380 to $430 by Back to School, and almost certainly, by Black Friday (possibly even less).
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When I buy my lg tv 43inch
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Costco.ca 428$
https://www.costco.ca/LG-43UM7300-43-in ... 93891.html
Perhaps in store is cheaper.
As well as walmart.ca https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lg-electro ... 0199585514
Bestbuy.ca have it at 430$
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lg ... e/13411520

Called Richmond Hill store and have been talked it's only online sale. They couldn't even find what's the product based on item number.

So far the lowest price ever.
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stutunaru wrote: Costco.ca 428$
https://www.costco.ca/LG-43UM7300-43-in ... 93891.html
Perhaps in store is cheaper.
As well as walmart.ca https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lg-electro ... 0199585514
Bestbuy.ca have it at 430$
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/lg ... e/13411520

Called Richmond Hill store and have been talked it's only online sale. They couldn't even find what's the product based on item number.

So far the lowest price ever.
The Source supposedly had it for $404 after $25 coupon.

I'd still go with Costco, though. The 5 year warranty at $30 is hard to reject.
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i got btw today from bestbuy and oh boy, im impressed. i dont have much experience using external monitors at home. at work i use couple 23" monitors, pretty standard. and the fact that LG OnScreen Control Start software works with this TV its even better as otherwise i couldn't have been able to justify it to my wife. using this software you can split the screen max in 8, which is more than enough. i plan to make a brief video and show how the software works as i couldnt find anything on youtube. some of the setting though are different then the one mentioned in this thread.
Now you got me intrigued with the Costco and their 30$/5 year warranty. i might return this piece and order from costco.
The stand is next.
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stutunaru wrote: i got btw today from bestbuy and oh boy, im impressed. i dont have much experience using external monitors at home. at work i use couple 23" monitors, pretty standard. and the fact that LG OnScreen Control Start software works with this TV its even better as otherwise i couldn't have been able to justify it to my wife. using this software you can split the screen max in 8, which is more than enough. i plan to make a brief video and show how the software works as i couldnt find anything on youtube. some of the setting though are different then the one mentioned in this thread.
Now you got me intrigued with the Costco and their 30$/5 year warranty. i might return this piece and order from costco.
The stand is next.
Costco is definitely a better bet, especially since you don't get any special discount with BestBuy.

If you like the way the screen looks out of the box, just wait until you calibrate it for monitor use.

I'm happy to read that you're pleased so far.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: The below configurations come from the 2018 LG panel, but still may be useful on the 2019.
DId you every perfect your recommendations for the LG 43UM7300?

The settings organization seems to be different for the 6300 and the 7300. Or maybe that's a function of the version of WebOS (which could change when you do updates).

For example, turning [advanced settings] [picture] Energy Saving to "off" on my 7300 improved things a lot.

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