LG 60UH8500 vs 60UF8500 : What is Better on the Newer LG 60UH8500?

We can say that LG 60UH8500 is the successor model of LG 60UF8500. It comes as part of the new UH8500 model from LG’s 2016 lineup. There are few new technology in picture quality installed on LG 60UH8500. It also brings the latest 4K UHD technology update on its screen. As the successor model, you can hope that LG 60UH8500 comes with better specs than LG 60UF8500. What is better on the newer LG 60UH8500? Let’s talk about that together on this short review.

What Remains the Same?

LG 60UH8500 and UH8500 model in general is among the first-released new model from LG’s 2016 lineup. While LG 60UF8500 comes from UH8500 model that positioned as standard Smart 3D 4K UHD TV from LG’s 2015 lineup. Is there are similarities between them? Let’s take a look on the table below.

LG 60UH8500 LG 60UF8500
Screen Size 60-Inch 60-Inch
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight LED LED
4K Upscaler YES YES
Refresh Rate TruMotion 240Hz TruMotion 240Hz
3D Feature Passive 3D Passive 3D
Remote Control Magic Remote Magic Remote
Built-In Wi-Fi YES YES
USB/HDMI 3/3 3/3
LG 60UH8500
LG 60UH8500

After seeing the table above, We can see that there’re still few aspects of the older LG 60UF8500 that used on LG 60UH8500. Do you want to know more about those aspects? Let’s talk more about that.

1. Picture Resolution

LG 60UH8500 and 60UF8500 are both introduced with 4K UHD (3840×2160) picture resolution. With 4K UHD resolution, We can enjoy up to four times more brilliant picture quality than the previous Full HD TV. As we have to consider that the original 4K content sources are still rare, We should rely mostly on HD contents. You don’t have to worry about that since both LG 60UH8500 and even the older 60UF8500 are both completed with 4K upscaler to bring near 4K picture quality.

2. IPS Panel with LED Backlight

LG 60UH8500 still use the same In Plane Switching (IPS) panel that also used by LG 60UF8500. The IPS Panel is proved to be able to bring more accurate color details from any angles you are watching. They also both use the same LED Backlight as their technology. As We also know, LG is renowned to introduce their new OLED Panel in addition of their LED TV. But as the OLED TV are expensive, TVs with LED backlight are still more popular.

3. Smart TV with Passive 3D

LG 60UH8500 comes with Smart TV platform just like LG 60UF8500. They are both using the same WebOS Smart TV platform that widely used by LG Smart TV, although They use different version of WebOS Smart TV platform. The new TV is also completed with Passive 3D technology like the older model so that you have the option to enjoy your favorite entertainment in both 3D or 2D mode. To enjoy your favorite entertainment from your favorite content providers, the new LG 60UH8500 is completed with built-in wifi so that you can enjoy your favorite entertainment using your home network just like the older LG 60UF8500.

4. Refresh Rate

You need a good refresh rate technology to enjoy smooth fast motion images on the TV screen. LG 60UH8500 and 60UF8500 are completed with TruMotion 240Hz refresh rate that can deliver smooth fast motion images. With TruMotion 240Hz, you can enjoy your favorite action movies and sports with almost no motion blur.

What is Better on LG 60UH8500?

Besides those similarities, there are also few improvements on the new LG 60UH8500. What’s improved on LG 60UH8500? Let’s take a look together on the table below.

LG 60UH8500 LG 60UF8500
Introduced January 2016 March 2015
Picture Engine Super Mastering Engine Tru-4K Engine
Quantum Display YES NO
Smart TV Platform WebOS 3.0 WebOS 2.0
Speaker System 2.2Ch 40W 2Ch 20W
Price More Expensive

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LG 60UF8500
LG 60UF8500

We can see there are few improvements on the new LG 60UH8500. Do you want to know more details about those improvements? Let me explain that more.

1. Picture Technology

LG 60UH8500 comes with the new improvements on the picture technology. The first one is the picture engine. The new LG 60UH8500 use the Super Mastering engine as its picture engine instead of the older Tru-4K engine that used by LG 60UF8500. Super Mastering Engine is introduced to bring more perfect brilliant 4K picture quality on the TV screen. LG 60UH8500 is also completed with quantum display that bring more accurate color details for more lifelike picture quality. The new HDR Plus Dolby Vision technology is also installed on LG 60UH8500 to deliver deeper black levels and superior brightness.

2. Smart TV Platform

The other improvements that We can find on LG 60UH8500 is the new version of WebOS Smart TV platform. While LG 60UF8500 as the older model use the older WebOS 2.0 as its Smart TV platform, the new LG 60UH8500 use the new WebOS 3.0 as its Smart TV platform. The new WebOS 3.0 becomes easier to use while It’s also completed with more additional Smart functions such as magic zoom and magic mobile connection. It’s also completed with the magic remote that make it easy to control the TV screen and the smart TV platform.

3. Speaker System

LG 60UH8500 comes with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system, while the older LG 60UF8500 only use 2Ch 20W speaker system. With better 2.2Ch 40W speaker system, you can enjoy more powerful immersive sound quality on LG 60UH8500 than what you can get with LG 60UF8500.

4. Price

The new model LG 60UH8500 comes with better picture technology, newer Smart TV platform with some improvements and also more powerful speaker system. But It’s also priced at more expensive price. You should prepare around additional $300 in general to bring LG 60UH8500 to your home. When We talk about percentage, It’s around 18% in percentage.

Is LG 60UH8500 a New Model that You Should Consider?

We have talked about LG 60UH8500 as the new model for 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV and LG 60UF8500 that comes from the older 2015 lineup. The question is should We choose the new LG 60UH8500? If you don’t have any budget concern the answer is Yes. With LG 60UH8500, you can enjoy better picture quality with the Super Mastering Engine, quantum display and HDR Plus technology. You can also enjoy improved WebOS 3.0 and more powerful 2.2Ch 40W speaker system on LG 60UH8500. The customers that already purchased LG 60UH8500 are also satisfied with their purchase. It can be seen from the excellent accumulative ratings. You can also read more LG 60UH8500 customers’ feedback on this page…

But if you have any budget concern, I’m quite sure that you don’t want to spend additional $300 for the new model. For that case, choosing the older LG 60UF8500 is a good idea for you. It’s indeed not completed with the latest picture technology, use the older WebOS Smart TV platform and less powerful speaker system, but overall It can deliver good picture quality as well as bring Smart entertainment with its Smart TV platform without any problems. The customers are also mostly agreed with that. It can be seen from their LG 60UF8500 customers’ reviews that you can find here…

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