Like its LCD 4K competitors, the uf9500 has a high-resolution panel that offers excellent image quality, with crisp details, vibrant colors, and good contrast. It also does a great job of reducing motion blur with most content, although the lack of a proper TruMotion 240 mode causes some artifacts in low-frame rate video.
The UF950V's screen uses LG's ColorPrime light filtering technology to provide a wider native color gamut. It does a solid job of upscaling HD content to Ultra HD resolution and supports both HEVC and MPEG-4/AVC decoding. It is also compatible with passive 3D programming, and LG includes two pairs of polarized glasses. This TV also features a built-in Harman Kardon 4.2-channel audio system and LG's new 'auditorium' stand to improve sound quality.
Unfortunately, the UF950's IPS panel isn't as robust as it could be. The edges of the screen exhibit noticeable banding with most content and black levels aren't nearly as deep as what we see on the best LCD televisions. This is most noticeable with sports programming, especially long camera pans over playing surfaces, where the UF950's lack of depth can be very distracting.
While a little disappointing, the UF950 remains a top choice among LCD 4K televisions. Its head-turning design and exceptional smart functionality make it well worth the price. With the exception of its inconsistent black levels, the UF950's performance is above what you can expect from most of its competitors. That makes it a great option for anyone who wants to get into the world of 4K television without spending the big bucks on OLED.