The LG 84LM960V employs an off-the-shelf LG TV user interface. While this is a doddle to navigate, conveniently grouping online content into easily navigational blocks, there are issues when it's deployed on a screen of this size and resolution.

Most obviously, all the text and dialogue is freakishly large. What looks clear and friendly at 40 inches positively shrieks at twice the size.

LG 84LM960V review

It doesn't look particularly sharp either. It's not unreasonable to expect a UHD iteration of the familiar interface to be created for a screen of this size, especially when you're parting with more than £20k.

That aforementioned micro-second delay between command and on-screen response also makes navigating the menus a little less slick than might otherwise be the case.

Sound

LG 84LM960V review

In the scheme of things, the TV's audio quality can be considered top notch. With two large woofers on the rear, running at 15w apiece, plus a couple of downward firing 2 x 10w speakers on the bottom of the screen, the set can go loud without getting shrill.

Indeed, the rear panel positively vibrates when there's high octane action playing out on the screen.

Value

Given the price tag, any kind of value assessment of the LG 84LM960V seems somewhat academic. As a pioneering example of futuristic TV technology, this display is never going to form part of a BOGOF deal.

The R&D has to be recouped, and what better way than creating a statement display affordable only by the super-rich and well-heeled industry luminaries?

LG 84LM960V review

For what it's worth, it's a little cheaper than Sony's Ultra HD debutant, the Sony KD-84X9005, so that's a saving right there.

From a picture quality point of view, nothing else is remotely comparable. It's not unreasonable to expect Ultra HD panel prices to tumble quite rapidly though, as more brands brave the waters and content sources become available.