49UM7100 from LG : Test and analysis

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LG 49UM7100

LG 49UM7100 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 49UM7100, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 49 inches.
It is clearly among the other rivals models. No more no less.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 49 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Why can we consider this 49UM7100 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

TV design presentation LG 49UM7100

The LG 49UM7100 appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 49UM7100. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The 49UM7100 is rather flat.
With its screen surface of 49 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation LG 49UM7100

The LG could hardly do better than this 49UM7100 with a Direct LED screen.
With this new 49UM7100 LG, the company makes an assumed technological choice. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. LG presents this 49UM7100 with a screen of 49 inches; this television meets the expectations of its range.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 60 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
In addition, LG has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

TV sound presentation LG 49UM7100

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two baffles and provides a sound power of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will put you at the very heart of your movies. Immersive and impressive.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 49UM7100 LG, it is the word correct that comes out.

The Intelligent aspect of the LG 49UM7100

As with many other TV sets, the 49UM7100 has its operating system webOS 4.5; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 49UM7100 is communicating.
This software environment innovates on the LG 49UM7100 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

The connection system of the LG 49UM7100

As for the connectivity aspect on LG 49UM7100, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 9 connections, not too bad. The LG 49UM7100 allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

Technical characteristics of the LG 49UM7100

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 107.29 cm x 60.35 cm x 7.95 cm
Screen size in inches 49
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Smart TV webOS 4.5
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 79 W

49UM7100 from LG – The conclusion

Finally, this new LG 49UM7100 is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
The choice of LG to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 49UM7100, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
A Direct LED panel animates this television. The rendering is good, even very good.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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