Well I was going to put a new 50" LCD up in my basement "theater"... but came across the LG 49UB8500 4K TV, it's only 49" Which isn't a huge deal size wise. My max size I wanted for the area is 50"
The TV it self has an IPS panel apparently, but doesn't say much about it. Even on LG's site...
I have no idea what Samsung uses panel wise, but I was thinking it isn't IPS... I was originally looking at a UN50H6400 TV from Samsung... but not much detail on the panel, I've seen it in person, and looks good, but for $400 more 4K seems intriguing..
anyone have any experience with LG screens or seen their 4K screens in person that have an opinion on them?
I just bought the exact tv you are looking at. This is just my opinion, but this tv is amazing! I am no expert (not even close), but based on what I see, I consider the contrast, color reproduction, brightness, clarity, etc... to be very stunning and you get a free year of netflix with it at certain retailers. The registration for the free year of netflix is a bit painful, but it went a lot quicker to receive it than the website claimed. It said 8 - 10 weeks and I had it in 3 days! The netflix 4k is fairly breathtaking as well. Also, I love the passive 3D on this tv. With no bezel and a lot of depth, it is very immersive. I hope that this helps.
EDIT: If you opt for this tv, when you first get it and try netflix, it will say "Coming Soon". Simply go into settings -> general -> about this tv -> check for updates and install the update. when that is finished, netflix will ask for an update when you open it. after installing that, it will open just fine. I had to contact customer service to find this out. I had no clue what was going on.
EDIT 2: Also, I consider Samsung TVs to have great picture quality as well. I think LG and Samsung are nearly equal. I probably would have gone for the Samsung if it wasn't for the price (due to them having the features I like the most, evolution kit for future proofing, etc), but the LG is equally impressive with picture quality, so I am very happy with my purchase for the time being. I might upgrade to a curved Samsung in a couple of years or so if they become popular.