[Review] LG 86UN8570PUC: Turn your house into a Movie Theatre

LG 86UN8570PUC: review
Pros
  • 86 inch 4K IPS display
  • WebOS operating system
  • Compatible with LG Magic Remote
  • Ultra Surround sound
Cons
  • 20W Sound
LG's Smart TV catalog not only brings together conventional-size models to meet the needs of the average user, but also offers 75, 82, and even 86-inch solutions for those consumers looking to enjoy a superior and fully immersive multimedia experience that's just short of directly using a VR headset.

Today we've set our sights on reviewing the LG 86UN8570PUC an 86-inch 4K LED TV set that packs notable features such as a filmmaker mode, a mode that tells you when your favorite sports teams are playing, and, of course, webOS which is a breeze to navigate thanks to LG's Magic Remote. In any case, there's quite a lot more to say about this TV as many of its customers can tell you so let's get cracking on with this review.



Index



For whom is it?


The LG 86UN8570PUC is intended for those users who do not skimp when it comes to meeting their day-to-day multimedia entertainment needs, be it watching content in 4K format, playing video games, or even enjoying sports events on the big screen. This TV is for those of the "go big or go home" philosophy.

Of course, size isn't everything, and this TV is also suitable for those who want a TV that also packs all the latest bells and whistles such as Dolby Vision IQ, Alexa integration, smart home control, Google Assistant Support as well as notable gaming features like a Low Latency Mode and Ultra Surround Technology to deliver an immersive sound experience. 

Overall, this is the TV set you want to but if you care about the picture quality but aren't obsessed about getting the absolute best image quality, most notably because to do that you'd need to spend more than double what this TV costs to get an equivalent OLED display instead and - in our opinion - it's nice but it's hardly worth it. 

Technical specifications


ModelLG 86UN8570PUC
Dimensions without stand76.5 x 13.6 x 46.8 inches
Weight without stand99.2 pounds
PanelIPS LED (86 inch)
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Refresh rate120 Hz
HDR supportYes (Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10 and HLG)
OSwebOS
Sound power2 x 10W (Ultra Surround)
VESA supportYes (600 x 400 mm)
Voice controlYes (LG Magic Remote)
ConnectivityAlexa | Google Assistant 
AirPlay 2 | HomeKit | Bluetooth 5.0 | Wi-Fi 5 
RJ-45 
AV | HDMI (x4) | eARC | CEC 
USB 2.0 (x3) 
Optical audio output (S / PDIF) 
RF connector 
Digital tuner (ATSC, Clear QAM)


Designed to modernize your space

LG 86UN8570PUC: 86 '' Smart TV with 4K resolution, webOS platform, AirPlay 2 support and Ultra Surround sound

Focusing all the attention on the screen, this television has an imposing, slim and minimalist body, defined by a 
solid matte black chassis , whose side, bottom, and top bezels have been reduced to their minimum expression. 

Likewise, it should be noted that its profile without support is only 93 millimeters and that you can easily mount it by using the pair of legs included in the box, or by adapting it to a 600 x 400 mm VESA mount .

The LG 86UN8570PUC packs an 86-inch diagonal screen that delivers a rich 4K resolution with vibrant colors and dark blacks. It's a very nice and crisp image quality that you'll be quick to notice if you're coming from a Full HD display, excellent for people who are very detail-oriented.

To optimize the experience, depending on the type of content and the lighting of the environment, the HDR Dolby Vision IQ standard is addedwhile the HDR10 and HLG formats will be responsible for enhancing color fidelity, placing greater emphasis on black tones. 

For moviegoers, the Filmmaker Mode will deliver a viewing experience much closer to how the movies were conceived by their creators, definitely one of our favorite features which, along with the Dolby Vision technology really up the game in terms of adjusting the parameters of the TV to reflect how it would be seen in a movie theatre. 

Gaming, on the other hand, benefits from a 120 Hz refresh rate that, in practice, guarantees fluency twice as high as that offered by conventional televisions when playing games. There's also the aforementioned Low Latency mode which makes sure you're able to play your games at a fluid frame rate without dropping a frame.


Simplifying access to your favorite applications


webOS + LG Magic Remote: The best combination


The webOS software repeats itself as the pre-installed multimedia platform on this Smart TV, to offer a vast catalog of movies, series, documentaries, live sports and other content, through a very intuitive and easy-to-use interface. 

Its buyers value positively its compatibility with the control, LG Magic Remote , since its practical button, digital pointer, and quick response greatly simplify the search for content and access to the most popular applications. As you might be aware, this is definitely one of the biggest problems in the smart TV landscape with a lot of operating systems coming in with all the bells and whistles but being very unintuitive. 

In this sense, we should also highlight the inclusion of streaming apps as varied as: Netflix, Apple TV, Disney +, Sling, Prime Video and Hulu; as well as its compatibility with virtual assistants, Alexa and Google Assistant, to manage connected devices and functions just by using your voice.


Immerse yourself in the scenes like never before


The LG 86UN8570PUC is committed to a stereo sound system made up of two 20W (RMS) speakers with Ultra Surround technology , whose sound power will be limited to covering small spaces. 

To enjoy a more powerful and immersive sound when watching movies, you can connect a sound bar or a pair of external speakers, either wirelessly (Bluetooth) or terrestrial, through the optical output. 

If you're going for a Bluetooth speaker we would recommend getting a couple of Tronsmart T6 Plus which will really up the experience or if you don't want to drag yourself with having to charge Bluetooth speakers you could always just get yourself a pretty solid soundbar under 200 dollars


Connectivity that leaves no loose ends


Finally, when it comes down to the connectivity of the LG 86UN8570PUC we've got cutting-edge solutions such as Apple's HomeKit and AirPlay 2 protocols , designed to control home devices and share content from your iPhone/iPad/Mac. 

Additionally, it also features Wi-Fi 5,  high-speed Bluetooth 5.0 adapters, an RJ-45 port, 4 HDMI video outputs (with eARC and CEC) and an AV-type, 3 USB 2.0 inputs, an RF connector, an output optical audio and ATSC and Clear QAM digital tuners .


Wrapping it up: Should you buy it?

After getting to know this model in depth and knowing LG's trajectory we can say without fear of being wrong that if you're looking for a massive TV and you're not looking to do a massive withdrawal from your bank account then the LG 86UN8570PUC reviewed today is the perfect option for you.

At a relatively affordable price, you're getting a massive 86-inch display that's the closest thing to a fully immersive experience you can get without actually living it. 

The fact that it comes with webOS is always a plus thanks to its easy to use interface and always updating system you'll be able to have access to thousands of hours of entertainment at the palm of your hand. And, speaking of the palm of your hand, counting on LG's Magic Remote makes it easier than ever to interact with your smart TV be it through a virtual assistant, voice commands or through the digital pointer. 

Overall, it's hard to go wrong with this model and as many customers have already attested, you'd be hard pressed to find anything even remotely better at a similar price point.