Originally Posted by pgrenier16
Hi all. I got a great purchase price offer for the 9500. I have not heard much about it. I have only been able to see it with the store loop playing 4K and of course it looks great. Here's what I do know:
1. 4K looks fantastic.
2. Up conversion seems to be very good with most of the higher end units including this one based on minimal reviews.
3. It has exactly the same panel as the higher model 9800.
What I don't know is:
1. Black level quality, banding, and flare.
2. Global dimming issue.
Also, last year's 9700 model seems to be available for approx the same price. I believe it is full array??? But it is not hdmi 2.0 or HEVC.
So, I ask any 9500 or 9800 owners out there. Does anybody regret their purchase? What are your thoughts on these models and are they a step down from last years?
I got a LG 65UB9500 coming from EBAY, the week of August 11, 2014. I'll be camping here and posting stuff and lots of screen shots and hopefully video too, down the road. I ordered a LG 65LA9650 for $1999 and their out of stock, or he said being discontinued. So, they told me, with updated invoice through EBAY...I'll get the 65UB9500 at the $1999 price, when I ordered the 65LA9650. It was totally...luck of the draw and perfect timing on my order.
This LG 65UB9500 model, sad to say...has all the HDMI 2.0 and HEVC upgrades, everyone is hoping to purchase for the 2013 models, that LG has promised. Personally, I think.... LG needs to give those as FREE upgrades or with FREE NETFLIX or low cost upgrades of $200 or less, in my opinion. The AVSFORUM GODs were shining down on me this week.
God is good... for he knows my heart!!
LG UB9500 (4K)
LG’s UB9500 is basically a UB9800 without the extra powerful speaker system. It has all of the 4K features, including HEVC and HDMI 2.0 as well as the new webOS platform. Lots of this data, was compiled from other sites, for easy reading pleasure. Even LG does not list all these specs within their LG UB9500 and UB9800 model specs. Even the video below, looks like one of these models, from tons of research looking at all the CES 2014 TV's. But, during the video demonstration...they fail to say the LG 4K screen size and 4K model number, or even give any type of 4K up-scaling Blu Ray video demonstration.. haha CRAZY.. I KNOW!!
Notice, when he's scrolling...it keeps saying HDMI2 LG BluRay (ex'd out), with nothing 4K playing in the background. OMG....it's CES 2104 and the world is watching!! Lol
4K Ultra HD RESOLUTION @ 30mhz and 60mhz formats
TRU-4K ENGINE PRO ( newest 2014 addition, up-scales dvd and blu ray, digital to 4K)
IPS 4K PANEL (In-Plane Switching, best seat in house, multi viewing)
WebOS Smart TV (new in 2014, fast & instant refresh screens)
HEVC DECODER (H.265 decoding for 4K Netflix and future 4K)
Dual Core Process
HDMI 2.0 (4 HDMI 2.0 on side, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0)
4K Cinema 3D
2D to 3D Conversion
UCI 1500 (Ultra Clarity Index for sports and video games)
4K Cable Broadcasting (posted on their CES 2014 booth display)
Magic Remote Control with Voice Mate™
Smart Share (smart phone, pc, tablet to led tv)
Wireless Sound Sync
Miracast + MHL
Bluetooth Version 3.0
HDMI Input Brand Naming (ps4, LG Blu Ray player, Tivo DVR)