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[London Drugs] LG UM7300 43" IPS TV [Monitor Dual-Use] - $399.99 [Lowest Ever!]

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[London Drugs] LG UM7300 43" IPS TV [Monitor Dual-Use] - $399.99 [Lowest Ever!]

superchuko wrote:
Sep 15th, 2019 8:42 pm
The LG UM7300 43 is down to $400 on londondrugs.com.
Thank you, sir.

128 units available as of 9:37 PM EST (09.15).
Last edited by redflagdealsguy on Sep 15th, 2019 9:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 4:11 pm
Folks, I'm recommending this TV-as-a-Monitor.

It's only a midtier panel as a pure TV. It shines as a PC Monitor, however.
redflagdealsguy wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2019 7:18 pm
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.
Friendly Reminder: Let civil discourse rule, when we discuss this product and related items. Thank you.

SuperNaut wrote:
Aug 9th, 2019 5:13 pm
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.
redflagdealsguy wrote:
Aug 14th, 2019 9:05 pm
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.
fyrenyce105 wrote:
Aug 24th, 2019 7:48 pm
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Online @ $429
In-Store @ $399 [Confirmed @ Edmonton-Windermere]
[Paraphrased via RFDGuy]
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:
Aug 13th, 2019 3:08 pm
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.
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.
lg-43um7300-43-4k-ips-tv-2019-discussio ... #p31161745


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

> 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
>> 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:
Aug 17th, 2019 11:26 am
>> 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.

Minimum 4K60 Graphics Card
redflagdealsguy wrote:
Sep 5th, 2019 6:33 pm
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.
redflagdealsguy wrote:
May 27th, 2019 5:19 pm
PERLESMITH Universal Stand


I bought this guy.

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


FITUEYES Universal TV Stand

New: $37.99 (Prime)

Duramex TV Stand
New: $32.99 (Prime)
Sound Bars
mcwilly wrote:
Aug 28th, 2019 1:22 pm
Vizio 5.1 Sound Bar @ $199
https://www.costco.ca/Vizio-SB3651-E6-3 ... 71529.html
[Paraphrased by RFDGuy]
DFS 360 wrote:
Aug 19th, 2019 11:17 am


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.
RFD Community Reviews
Usuyami wrote:
Aug 28th, 2019 7:07 pm
Placed my order yesterday with Amazon and got my tv and stand already. Set everything up and this TV is even better than expected. The smart features are surprisingly quick to boot and even 1080p looks good on this. The speakers are also passable. Much better than I expected.
jumran wrote:
Aug 28th, 2019 1:54 pm
Got my unit from Costco and set it up today. So far looks great with 4k content from pc and Netflix using calibration settings from 1st page. Thanks again OP.
Smokem wrote:
Aug 27th, 2019 4:24 pm
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:
Aug 29th, 2019 5:29 pm
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.
Netcruzer wrote:
Aug 30th, 2019 10:21 am
Here's a video testing this 43UM7300 and comparing against a 2018 43UK6500
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superchuko wrote:
Sep 15th, 2019 8:49 pm
There's also one in "Acceptable" condition from Amazon Warehouse for $346-ish: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used
I wouldn't risk it, tbh. "Acceptable" covers a very wide range of wear and abuse, in my experience. Warehouse TVs also risk warranty claims being denied and more possible screen/backlight defects.
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Freebush wrote:
Sep 15th, 2019 9:55 pm
Could be lower BF?
Anything's possible. I would try to PM this somewhere to bring the price down further.

Something tells me ME won't restock until this sale is over, but Amazon might drop their price to $399 (they've been known to adjust prices). That opens the door to applying credits and gift cards to further reduce the price.

But realistically, if you want a good deal now, and given it's unclear how long this $399 sale will last... if I didn't already have one, I would jump.

I am posting this on my LG UM7300 43" right now.
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I've contacted Amazon's price matching team (via email forward via CSR, they are closed now), and despite their lack of formal policy on price matching, I've been assured they will review a potential price adjustment in light of the substantial loss in sales.

It's something, and I hope it works.

God bless, gents.
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Mrrfdxyz wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 12:33 am
Is this 60hz. Good for pc gaming?
For competitive or semi-competitive gaming, no. Not a chance.

For casual gaming, I love it. Despite the fact it's 60hz and Non-FreeSync, I couldn't care less. The occasional tear goes unnoticed and gaming at 4K on a 43" panel is an ice cream cake for the eyes. This panel is not wide gamut, but it qualify as borderline wide gamut by some measures. On the whole, colors, blacks, and uniformity are all decent. It's a good step up from the weaker LG 2018 panel.
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So what was the verdict on that Costco's Vizio for $289? I know this LG one is great and all but still $110 more than Vizio. Need more RFDers review on that Vizio(used as PC monitor)

Personally, I just need a beater for the basement, will hook it to a laptop with 1050ti gpu, and basically do some weekend gaming, movie and some amateur novel writing when drunk......no serious productivity work haha. I think I can even settled with some random RCA ones...if it's real cheap..like less than $200.
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Sep 16th, 2019 12:47 am
For competitive or semi-competitive gaming, no. Not a chance.

For casual gaming, I love it. Despite the fact it's 60hz and Non-FreeSync, I couldn't care less. The occasional tear goes unnoticed and gaming at 4K on a 43" panel is an ice cream cake for the eyes. This panel is not wide gamut, but it qualify as borderline wide gamut by some measures. On the whole, colors, blacks, and uniformity are all decent. It's a good step up from the weaker LG 2018 panel.
Got it. How different is this with LG oled tvs