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LG - 55" Class - LED - SK9000 Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 315 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well, Hello Beautiful!

    Posted
    Horizon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this TV on a busy Black Friday evening. For the longest time, I had my heart set on one of the Samsung QLED’s, I am Samsung fan for most of their technologies. I knew this was going to be more of an investment for me. This would be a TV I would have for a long time considering my finances and the last time I bought a TV was maybe 2010; time for an upgrade. After doing more research than my Master’s degree thesis, I decided to take a deep dive into the LG world; I never gave them a chance before. I came across the LG SK9000 and I was really happy with what I saw and I took many trips to Best Buy talking with sales associates to dissect it as much as we could. I want everyone to read this next sentence very carefully: There is no such thing as a PERFECT TV. Hear me out. Just how there are no perfect people, there is no perfect TV. There is the good and the bad with everything and I highly, highly, recommend everyone to do your homework and take trips to the store and see things for yourself. It doesn’t matter if you are in the market for a TV, kitchen appliance, whatever. I was at a point where I just said, enough is enough with the research, time to commit! I went in Black Friday evening, and talked to one of the sales associates named, Mitch. It is time to put this gentleman in the spot light simply because he earned it. Even though Black Friday was in full force by now, Mitch was grounded, extremely knowledgeable, collective and seemed ready for anything. I told him I would like the LG SK9000 which he had to call the warehouse to get because they ran out on the floor. No problem. In the meantime we talked about the TV, and I could tell he was not BS’ing me. Everything we discussed in that short amount of time, Full Array Local Dimming, the 4K picture, the Remote, the User Interface, etc. Alright, time to bring up other TV companies other than LG. What Mitch did that I thought was really great was he gave straight FACTS and he let me decide on what was best for me. He didn’t necessarily push me one way or the other and did not talk negative about other products or companies, again he gave straight FACTS and he compared the TV’s I said on the spot; that’ pretty impressive. He also never let me out of his sight until I got the TV. All of this puts him in the distinguished category. I walked away with a new 4K Blu-Ray player as well. I brought the TV home and Hello Beautiful! The setup was very easy, the picture is SPECTACULAR. I popped in Avengers Infinity War (4K UHD) and was beyond impressed! Very, very bright and sleek design! When that UHD kicked in, I couldn’t tell if Robert Downey Jr was on the TV or standing right in front of me. The Full Array Local Dimming is awesome and I understand what others are saying about the black levels in regards to some black’s look like gray. Yes and no to that comment. The black levels look fine to me. You have to remember it is still an LCD panel and not an OLED. With OLED the black levels are amazing. You can play around with settings and I feel after doing this, you can achieve whatever look you have in mind. It is not always going to be perfect out of the box. I remember seeing comments about the stand for the TV. I don’t have a problem with it at all. I think it’s sleek and I don’t have anything negative to say about the stand. Listen, if you have something negative to say about a stand for a TV, I am worried about you. I thought the audio, Dolby Atmos was great! Although I don’t necessarily think a sound bar is %100 necessary, I bought one anyway the following day and that was a Samsung product. My advice: If it is in your budget, go for it. If a sound bar is it not in your budget, do not worry about it. In regards to refresh rate, the motion and transition between scenes and pictures is very, very smooth. The action scenes in Avengers were super fun to watch for this very reason. 120 refresh rate is pretty much the standard anymore and I wouldn’t get too hung up on refresh rate. All companies have their own proprietary technology to enhance refresh rate and I would advise to look at what other features come along with refresh rate. i.e. Full Array Local Dimming. Reliable sources on the internet prefer this TV over other more expensive TV’s from other companies. At the end of the day, this TV is a keeper! I will have this for a very long time and I am looking forward to movie nights, sport watching, 4K content, and much more! If you are looking for a very solid (I mean very solid) TV without spending thousands of dollars for say an OLED TV, I honestly wouldn’t think twice. Get the TV and you know what, take it back if you don’t like it. I highly doubt that will happen though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing picture, incredible sound. Great price.

    Posted
    Junior
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After looking at countless 4K TVs and researching all the features, specs, reviews and especially picture quality and the important "Full Array dim" vs. "Edge / Local Dimming" (For more info, Google "full array local dimming vs local dimming" to see the difference) and the 120hz refresh rate, I decided to go with this LG model. This 55SK9000 model has the Full Array and 120hz refresh. But still coming from a older 2011 Plasma 1080HD TV which had deeper blacks, this was quite a step up in a good way and yes, also a slight learning curve to get the picture just right with the LED picture setting. And thanks to the internet, tips and tutorials I was able to get the settings just right for an incredible picture - especially in a dark room - For me, tweaking the "ISF - Expert Dark Room" picture setting nailed the picture perfectly for me. The Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10 does look great, some very vivid colors and detail. Personally I did find it a little too intense for some TV programming. However, it looks incredible in gaming, PS4, XBox users will see a big difference! It does have an amazing picture, even watching cable with 1080 HD resolution, the upscale is impressive. It took a few days to get used to the very smooth "TruMotion" (aka, Soap Opera effect, it's a setting again I did not have on my older TVs so this was new to me.). No worries, if it does become a bother to you, this setting can be turned off. The one major thing many might notice right off the bat, the sound quality of this TV! The "Dolby Atmos" sound is incredible, clear voice, mixed with a good bass. You could actually get away without purchasing a sound bar with this TV. My previous flat-screens always had, well point blank terrible sound, any slight bass would produce horrible distortion, but not this model. Of course if you want amazing mind-blowing sound while watching an action movie - for example, sure a sound bar, or hook this up to a full surround system will improve your viewing and sound experience. But the external speakers in this TV is very impressive! One feature that I personally loved, since I am on Fios cable, my DVR is hooked into the HDMI port, I feared the awesome LG Magic Remote would just be put aside, only used to switch between HDMI ports, pull up the WebOS and other smart features & apps - just like my previous older TVs, I was wrong thankfully. During the initial setup, the TV will ask you about your cable service, zip code, your cable guide will import into the TV itself and all the features your cable provided remote will now work with the LG Magic Remote, to me a big plus! And since the Magic Remote is voice assisted, you can simply say "Turn to channel 506", your cable provided DVR will change to that channel. For those new to this remote, it will take some time - not much - to learn the buttons, navigation, but it's a fun experience. If you have a "smart remote" like a Harmony, or any smart remote - this works with this model as well. It does have Google and Alexa assist, also Amazon Prime Video and Netflix is build into the TV and can be accessed with one click on the remote. The LG App store has plenty of features to download, even apps on your smartphone/tablet that can work with this LG. One tiny disappointment is HBO Go is not on LG TV, yet. It's not a huge deal breaker since I have this app on my Amazon Fire TV 4K stick and Apple TV. Final thought, I know there are far less expensive 4K TVs out there, a ton of models, brand names to the point it can make you dizzy - which is why I did research - my biggest question is "why is one 4K $399 for a 55", why is this other one $1000 for the same size??" You have to see what these less expensive models have and what they are lacking, some of these models can be 2-3 years old. Sadly, just like many older phones, the TV firmware will not be updated (think of it as an old phone, computer that will not support new firmware), the processor on the older TVs may not be fast enough. This particular model - which was once well over $1000 is about 1 year old, still "fast" when it comes to processors and not considered outdated. The price drop on this TV came just in time. I'm fully aware the price on this will most likely drop even more by the end of Summer or by the Holidays, especially as 8K TVs are now here. For me, as of right now, I do not regret my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Satisfied

    Posted
    Cajun516

    My wife and I just moved into a new house and unfortunately, our 55” Mitsubishi Unisen LED was dropped and didn’t survive the move. We’ve had the Mitsubishi for 8 years and LOVED it! Anyone familiar with those tv’s knows what a great product they were. From picture clarity, color replication, fluid motion and sound, it was a great set. All this to say that owning a Unisen for so long made shopping for a comparable replacement difficult. We became very spoiled with the picture and sound. Because we have just moved and had not planned on buying a new tv any time soon, we were on a budget. We really wanted to keep our purchase under $1,500. We new that an OLED was out of our budget, so we first looked at the Samsung QLED sets. Decent picture, but the sound was very “tinny”. No depth and considerable distortion at higher volumes. We were becoming very discouraged until we looked at the LG SK9000. We saw this unit earlier in the store, but assumed it was an OLED because of how good the picture was. Assuming this and knowing OLED was outside our budget, we just walked by not even looking at the price. The sales associate could tell we weren’t overly impressed with the Samsungs, so he brought us over to the LG display. He pointed out the price of the SK9000. $1,199! I was shocked at the picture on this TV! This guy was very knowledgeable and explained that the set was a full- array backlit LED with localized dimming that allowed the set to produce such great contrast and black levels without blooming (which is common on most LED sets). We also discovered that this set had very rich and clear sound built in! Now, I know the popular thing right now with TV’s is the thinner, the better. This tv is by no means the thinnest on the market, being that it’s back lit as opposed to edge lit. Also the down-firing speakers and woofers do add considerable depth at the base. I could care less about how thin it is or isn’t! We don’t have any of the light bleed issues that are so common on edge lit units and the sound is right on par with what our Mitsubishi Unisen produced (which shocked me!) We are completely happy with this tv! The contrast, color replication, motion, sharpness, sound…EVERYTHING! Even down to the remote control! I still can’t believe we got this thing for under $1,500! If you’re in the market for a new UHDTV, but aren’t willing to pay the premium $$ for an OLED, you can’t go wrong with this LG. Plus, there is no need for a sound bar with this unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My First LG Television and It is Great

    Posted
    cornet579

    I went to Best But looking to replace the 40 inch television in our basement great room with a 55 inch 4k tv. Our main tv is a 65 inch 4k Sony tv purchased 4 years ago. I read every tv review site for a week before shopping. The location for the new tv dictates that viewing angle is important. Until looking at sites like Rtings.com I was unaware how drastically picture quality degrades at an angle from dead center, even for some very expensive TVs. The best TVs for picture quality and wide angle viewing are the OLEDs. I had convinced myself to buy an older model LG OLED which I had seen on sale for $1500. Of course it was sold out for 250 miles from my location when I got to Best Buy. The least expensive model in stock was about $2300, more than I could justify. I looked at the lower end Samsung QLEDs (which have great pictures but viewing angles are still not nearly as good as the OLEDs). The Q6 and Q7s did not have full array dimming and were still expensive. The Best Buy sales person suggested I look at the LG 55SK9000PUA which has nano cell display, 4k cinema HDR, Dolby Atmos and Full Array Dimming. I purchased for about $1200 and received a $100 Best Buy gift card. I am very happy with my purchase. The display, especially with 4k video or Blu-ray is incredible. In my eye it is every bit as sharp as the OLED or QLED at a fraction of the cost. The viewing angle ratings are not quite as good as OLED but much better than almost all LED TVs I considered. The sound is also very good. So much so, that I did not feel the need for a sound bar. One of the review sites said that blacks were not as good for this TV in a dark room. I feel the blacks are outstanding, much better than expected. I do not use a cable box on this TV but use a Roku plus to stream the Spectrum app. By the way, the magic remote for the TV is great. I love the pointing feature. I haven’t used the voice Google assistant yet. I highly recommend this TV if you want a crystal clear picture at much less cost than OLED or QLED.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Expected 4K TV

    Posted
    Junior
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    It took me 6 months of reviewing every mid range 4K TV, and I finally decided on the LG SK9000. It has far exceeded my expectations, I have a bright room during the day and this TV is recommended for a bright room. The big boy reviews say it doesn't perform well in a dark room because the blacks look grey, I did not find that to be true, the blacks are very black in a dark room, the picture is sharp and clear and it doesn't matter what programming or apps I watch. I sit 9ft from my TV and I bought a 55in, which is more than adequate and it was affordable for me, I really wanted the 65in and it would have worked just fine and been more immersive, but couldn't justify the higher cost. The sound on this TV is amazing, it is crisp and clear and gets very loud, which is a lot better than most of the other brands, it has a decent bass, which works ok but not a deep booming bass that a sound bar would deliver. Some of the reviews say there is no room for a sound bar in front of the TV because of the stand, but I could fit one very nicely in front of mine, if I decided to get one. The Tv has no bezel so you must be careful during set up, and it will take 2 people to either hang it or put it on a TV stand, because the glass could crack if your not careful with it. The stand has a bit of a wobble to it so when you walk by it, if your floor shakes the Tv will wobble a bit, I don't have that problem, and of course if you hang it on the wall that would not be an issue at all. This is the best purchase I have made in a long time. The picture was great right out of the box, but with all the calibrations available on this TV anyone can get it exactly how they want the picture to be, and how they like their sound. I messed around with the calibrations for a few days until I perfected it to my taste.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great.

    Posted
    Brotz
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased tv when it was $899 and while it was a good tv for that price it wasn’t great and certainly not worth the current $1199. Much better brightness then SK8000 and terrific operating system (webos is the best tv OS in my opinion). Color reproduction and reflection handling was also very good. Viewing angles of course were good (with it being an IPS panel). However being an IPS panel nighttime viewing wasn’t great as black levels, even with local dimming weren’t very good. Speaking of local dimming it wasn’t very efficient anyway and would lit up large areas of the screen instead of just the smaller area that needed highlight which made for very uneven picture quality in a dark room. Details in dark scenes are completely lost with lots of black crush. If you’re someone who likes to watch movies at night in a dark room you’re going to very disappointed especially at $1199 when you could get a QLED TV at that price. $899 was a reasonable deal in my opinion for these units, not a great deal and that’s why I ultimately returned it for the Vizio P series and I couldn’t be happier. At $1199 though to me it’s not even a consideration, and probably shouldn’t be for many other people either. I made the mistake of buying a brand instead of buying a tv that actually suite my needs. What I would ultimately suggest is think about how you most use your tv and buy the best tv you can afford that excels at that usage. This tv for me would only excel for someone that watches programs with lots of color and motion (sports for sure) in a medium lit environment (bad black levels for a dark room and not enough brightness for a bright room). But again at $1199 you could find a lot better TVs at that price. QLED and Sony 900 series being much better for th money. Overall quite disappointed in Lg. Seems OLEDs are where their focus is being placed now, and anything else they make tv wise just gets some left over parts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      I hate to hear that you returned your television. I wish we were up to your standards. If we can do anything to assist , please contact us on the phone at 1-800-243-0000, online on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport , or Twitter @LGUSSupport. We look forward to hearing from you. ^BH LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value 4K UHD TV

    Posted
    JB111

    Bought my first 4K TV after 10 years of a solid Samsung. Researched all the new TVs from OLED, QLED and the lower LEDs. Was looking to spend $1000-$1500, which I knew would be a midrange 55" TV. I purchased the Samsung Q7fn with a $200 trade-in promotion. Fully impressed with the quality craftsmanship and how easy it was to set up. My disappointment was how it didn't look as good as at the store. Fantastic colors but not as clear as I would've thought even with Netflix 4K content. Returned it after a week of researching the heck out of it some more and purchased the LG SK9000PUA 55" TV, figuring I might as well save $300(would've been $500 difference without my trade-in). Final verdict, just get the LG. The build is a little cheaper, but once you set it up you're not handling it anymore. Software was a little better on the Samsung, but once I set up the LG worked almost as good. Colors more vibrant on Samsung and more natural on LG. Most importantly most content being offered today is not in 4K, so whichever TV you purchase, it's not going to be as clear as in the store most of the time. TVs, as I've learned are ahead of the current content (4K HDR)we watch, so what's the point in spending an extra $500-$1000 dollars for the 20% content actually in 4K. I ultimately knew I made the right purchase when I viewed the new, Jack Ryan series on Amazon and it came in Dolby Vision HDR. The TV magically recognized it and put itself into Cinema viewing mode and I felt like I was at the movie theater! I can't comment on the sound because I have a soundbar connected to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture and Sound

    Posted
    BiggE
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    What can i tell you about this amazing LG 4K UHD TV I can tell you the specs of the TV. What it has and what the TV ratio is or the Smart Features the voice command. I can tell you that it has 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports. But you can read this on the Best Buy web-site. But what i can tell you is that the picture is the best that i have seen in TV's. I have an older 4K TV from another big name in electronics and i have to say i LOVE THE PICTURE of this. It is so clear older movies look even better on this then when they 1st came out and the newer movies are awesome. I put this up in the living room and now it's a fight to see who gets control of it. ATMOS DOLBY Sound of this TV no Joke is amazing i even disconnected my sound bar and it is an expensive sound bar. I don't know of another brand that has a slim line TV with this much sound. If you hear it in the store you might think it's not that good but when you get it home it's a big fills the room and i only have it on 10. I know you read these reviews and they have all the info on them in these description about what it has and how it run's the type of glass screen. But for the money i really do recommend this LG. I kid you not it is making me think of replacing all of my others with LG. This TV has made me think about looking more into LG for my next purchase. If you do read this before buying the LG i will tell you that you wont be disappointed with it. You will not be returning it you will even do what i did and disconnect your soundbar you wont need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome TV

    Posted
    Jared
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've been looking to upgrade from our old 43" Insignia for a couple months now. I've been back and forth and which brand to go with and I finally settled on the LG, mostly because of features and options. I wasn't sure between the 8000 or 9000 series because they had identical features except the 9000 has a full backlit panel. I went into the local best buy to see if u could compare side by side and luckily they had the tworight next to each other. The picture wasn't only clearer but the color was better on the 9000. I ultimately went with the 9000. The picture is amazing! The magic remote is a cool feature too. You can use it like a regular remote, like a mouse and it contrils my directTV genie receiver and my oppo blu-ray player. The ability to talk into the remote is kind of cool too. I can change sources, turn devices off, ask for weather or sports updates, or other things by just talking into the magic remote. The only issue I had was the tv would dim and go bright again on it's own which was really annoying. Almost to the point you couldn't watch anything. That was easily fixed with turning the power saver or energy saver mode off. No more dimming and it is enjoyable. I use the built in apps for Hulu mostly with no issues whatsoever. Loads quickly and and never needs to buffer. It has just been an amazing TV and excellent purchase. Just spend the money on a good quality device you can really enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture, right price

    Posted
    Card21doc
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    I spent at least 2 months reading user reviews, expert reviews, and specs on various TVs. I narrowed my list down to 4 tvs. Samsung 8000, Sony 900, LG 9000, and Samsung q6. I was pretty sure I was going with the Samsung 8000 as a very good all-around tv. (I was kicking myself when I didn't buy the 65" when it was $999.) The Sony and LG were more than I wanted to spend. I walked into the store and decided to look at the LG. Lo and behold, it was on sale for $899. The cheapest I had seen it anywhere. Sold. I took it home and set it up. (Very easy.) I've had this tv for a few months now, and here is what I've noticed: Excellent picture in both bright and dim rooms. Excellent motion for watching sports. Ease of control with voice and the remote. Hdr pops on this set! Sound is pretty good with built in speaker, but I have surround sound, so it is excellent. One very minor negative is when the screen is all white the corners are a little darker. Really not noticeable unless you are looking for it. A non-factor for viewing movies or tv. I set the picture as consumer reports advised. A little better than rtings advised. I then set it on vivid and made a few adjustments and that is what I prefer. In the end, I chose an excellent 55" over a good 65" at the same price range. I am very happy with my choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    ...I took it back and got a Sony Bravia X900F

    Posted
    Drgnfly124
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    I HATED this tv. I have always preferred a plasma picture so I was already on the fence about this tv. I know it’s apples to oranges picture wise with plasma,OLED and LED. However, we have a fantastic Sony Bravia LED as our main tv- so we thought we would try this since it had such an amazing picture in the store. Also, a good OLED can be pretty pricey so we thought we would avoid that option if at all possible. Problem 1- I was unable to duplicate that same amazing picture at home. I threw in the towel after a week of searching sites trying to get a correct color calibration setting- even the LG site. And yes, I know I can pay $200+ and have it done professionally but I have already been down that road and it was not worth it. Nothing looked good on this tv. No vibrant colors- no WOW..this looks GREAT. Problem 2- I HATE the “ soap opera” effect - which I could not get rid of. I don’t like feeling like I’m part of the film crew when I watch a movie or show. If that’s your thing then this is the tv for you. Also, while watching a cooking show, there was a blurry effect when someone was whisking which is pretty ridiculous- it was whisking. I can only imagine how annoying it would be watching football or a fast action movie scene. After a week of being aggravated and not even wanting to watch the tv, it got boxed up and exchanged for a Sony Bravia X900F- which is AMAZING. Also, the wand remote is annoying and wouldn’t sync up with our cable box so we then needed 2 remotes. I gave 2 stars for the easy set up.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this TV!

    Posted
    Ceaturn
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    My husband had been wanting a larger TV for a while. I resisted because I loved the picture and quality of our 12 yr old 40" Samsung and didnt want a large TV in our small living room (16x20). For years I've sworn by Samsung but after carefully evaluating all the specs and reviews of 55" LED UHD TV's-since the cost of OLED was prohibitive- We chose the LG and glad we did. Purchased it on sale and for the price you can't beat the quality! The salesperson suggested we add a soundbar to the purchase in case we needed it although I was skeptical since the pro reviews of this model (9000 series) said no soundbar was needed. Set up of the TV couldnt have been easier- done in 10 mins..hardest part is getting it out of the box. The picture is amazing! You do have to play with the settings to get the sound and picture the way you like it but it's an easy thing to do. We returned the soundbar as the pro's were right. I've never heard sound like this from a TV! We went from an older small Bose home theater sound system to the TV alone and it's as good or better than the Bose! We listen normally on a 17-24 volume. For Dolby movies or music we've cranked it to 55-60 and it's like being in a theater. As far as size goes, The design of this TV is classic -nice curved stand- and really doesn't take up any more space than the old one did. You won't be sorry if you go with this model for TV/movie viewing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok, not worth the $$

    Posted
    Jeepdadxj99
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    First things first, i bought this tv bc I was not happy with my Sony X900F, HDR & Dolby Vision looked washed out and I was not impressed with the local dimming, it has a lot of blooming and the black levels were not good, other than that the X900F is amazing, but I can’t live with washed out black levels on a $1,100 tv. So I did extensive research about many different TVs, I did find that if I don’t use HDR on the Sony and I adjusted some settings that the picture is much much better as far as black levels and minimal blooming but I still felt a little disappointed. I really wanted to go all out and either buy OLED or the Samsung Q8FN but wasn’t ready to spend that kind of money, so going against a lot of negative reviews I gave this LG sk9000 a try and unfortunately the negative reviews were right, the contrast and black levels are terrible on this tv, I set this up next to my Sony X900F and the LG made the Sony look like a million bucks and like I said before I wasn’t even happy with the Sony. So save your money and DONT!! buy this tv. I am very very picky about TVs I buy and expect if I spend above $900 on a tv I shouldn’t be disappointed. I will be spending the extra money and buying the Samsung Q8FN and testing it next to the Sony to see if I can finally find a tv worth the $ and that I can be happy with for a few years.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      LGAnswers

      Thank you for your detailed review on your television purchase it is very important to us. It is terrible to hear that you are not satisfied with your television purchase. I can understand how frustrating this situation may be for you. I would love to help out, if there is anything we can do to assist in the near future feel free to reach out to us directly at 1(800)243-0000 via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport or Twitter @LGUSSupport. ^TH LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

    Posted
    DoubleJ
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    Setup was fairly intuitive. Pointer wanted to dance around the screen, but you can scroll with the arrows. That behavior seems to have calmed down now that it's setup and has updated it's firmware. Picture quality is excellent. Using Directv remote, the volume control controls both the TV volume and Soundbar volume level simultaneously, as well as powering on the STB, the Soundbar, and the TV simultaneously. My prior TV required the use of a separate remote to control the Soundbar, so this was a good bonus. WiFi setup was pretty easy, apps work seamlessly with "Magic remote". I can easily cast my phone screen to the TV. My chief complaint, and it goes for almost every TV on the market, the sound quality from the internal speakers is just not very good. We had a soundbar with our existing setup, and that integrates well with this new TV. Pros Fantastic picture Magic remote is very intuitive Lots of apps Cons No bolts included for a wall mount. Sound quality from the built-in speakers is less than adequate, luckily I had a sound bar in my existing setup with optical input. "Magic remote" is pretty good at controlling my Directv receiver, however there is no way to get to the list of recorded programs, or to fast forward/rewind. I'm resolved to having to use the LG remote when I need to use features and apps specific to the TV, and the Directv remote for when I'm watching that. For WiFi setup, WPS would be a plus to make it a little easier than entering password with the onscreen keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Half OLED Half TV

    Posted
    MichaelMania
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I'll start by saying this tv was fantastic. Great Vibrant colors, wonderful support for Dolby Atmos and Vision right out of the box and many more but I have to say the elephant in the room. The Blacks on this terrible are downright terrible. I wanted to love this Tv so much and for watching content or playing games in a well-lit room it may not stick it out as much but put this tv in a dark room and you're not going to have blacks, you're going to have greys. The Haloing on this tv is perhaps one of the only faults it has. Either way, if you're in the market for a Really good TV and happen to have LG smart appliances or a google home or Alexa then the assistant software built in will give you an added bonus which would convince you to get this bad boy. Be warned, and at this point your saying," I don't there that bad, I think he is just over exaggerating". Trust me. It may be one of those things you have to see for yourself. I move to another topic, Video games. aside from the blacks, you're going to love the bright colors and HDR effects on your 4k consoles and it will actually feel like your looking through A window. I tested this by playing Doom and God of war both on a ps4 pro and I couldn't believe the picture quality. At heart, this tv Has the A7 ( processors that were in 2017 OLEDs) and the Nanotech on the screen that adds more refinement of your colors along with that Full array display that does help. Regardless unless you're picky like me you're going to love this tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    TV Was way overpriced! Image Not Great! Returned!

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    Tmel22
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not sure what all the great reviews on this TV are about, it took one viewing on this TV to realize it is way overpriced and for some reason Best Buy has the majority of their reviews as top rated reviews. I do not see how. The only good thing this TV was good for in my opinion was watching strictly 4K content (which is not everywhere at the moment) and for watching Blu Ray (which again I shouldnt have to go out and buy a bunch of blu rays just to enjoy my premium resolution)... anyways other than that the ghosting and big huge lighted squares that pop up when the tv processors tries to keep up with the black levels constantly changing. This is what is referred to as "full array dimming". Do not be suckers in to buying this technology, the algorithms of the tv just cant keep up. We also tried turning this feature off and the image was still horrible. Messed with multiple settings, couldnt get decent image. We returned and got the LG OLED C8, which I must say is probably by far THE BEST IMAGE on this planet at the moment and within reasonable price! THANK GOD WE DID! You can count heads of hair and blades of grass - No joke!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG Super UHD Tv 55"

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    t05ks
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Wow, nice TV! Very bright, almost too bright out of the box. Great picture that didn't need a lot of adjusting to get it tweaked in to our liking. This tv replaced one of 3 Samsung's that we currently have around the house. I like this tv so much that I was thinking about replacing a 65" in the large family room with a 75" or larger LG. Picture quality does depend on the quality of the signal coming into the house. We have Dish Network and the HD channels are great and the standard definition channels are just ok as with any tv. The Samsung's in our house are no better or worse than this LG at making SD look better. Would OLED make a difference with a SD signal? For myself spending an extra 1k or more for OLED just isn't worth it at this time. The menu structure for making adjustments is fairly straight forward, coming from Samsung to Lg didn't pose any challenge, its just a little different. The LG has very good speakers and bass, probably as good as they can be for a tv. We have no need for a sound bar with this tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV but one HUGE flaw

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    Joey
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Call me finicky which I really am but here is my thing with this TV. Good: The tv has fantastic visuals. Especially with bright colored visuals. Speakers are amazing. The motion is GREAT. Has Dolby atmos AND Vision support. Remote control and OS are user friendly and great to use. Bad: The only gripe I have with this tv is that since it’s an IPS display there’s a HUGE risk for IPS glow or Increased backlight bleeding and it showed DRASTICALLY. For me it’s annoying and so annoying I had to return two of these cuz one was worse than the next. I had to go with the Sony X930E instead. The speakers aren’t as strong, BUT the visuals are much more consistent. If you can put up with inconsistent and all over the place IPS glow/backlight bleed, this TV is totally worth it. For me however, it’s just to annoying for me to look past, considering we’re talking $1,199 of my hard earned money. No offense, LG. But IPS displays aren’t worth that kind of risk to me. I can live without seeing a clear view from the side. I watch face front anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding TV

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    skylord
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The picture on this TV is amazing. Colors are rich and vibrant. The motion is perfect. Set up was so easy. I was amazed at how simple it was. With a voice activated remote you are set! Get the Google Assistant app on your phone and it seamlessly connects to your Google account. This is a great feature that would come in handy to show off pictures and has many other uses. The Remote Magic controller is quite the remote. This thing eliminates the need for a cable box remote. It reminds me of a Wii controller, super easy to use and so great to not need any other remotes. The voice activation is the real deal. Just say show me my pictures and it’ll pull them up from your Google account if you have the Google Assistant activated. The only downside to the remote is it does not light up. That would be a nice feature in the dark. Overall this is a remarkable TV, a step into the future of television with the outstanding picture quality, plus all the apps, and features. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I thought

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    DigitalBrad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I own an LG OLED and several Samsung QLED 6 series. I decided to try to move away from Samsung since LG supports Dolby Atmos and Samsung does not. The 4K content looks fantastic with Nano-Cell technology. Good black levels and brightness as advertised. I also wanted a tv that I could watch same channel for 5+ hours a day (like CNBC or Fox Business) without risk of burn-in. I hooked up an HD Roku stick to it and the HD content looked awful to me. On my Samsung TVs, HD content scales really well, on this tv not so much. Let's face it, we're stuck watching HD, not 4K over 90% of the time. I also thought the tv was heavier and bulkier compared to the MU800 / Q6 tvs. I ended up returning it and getting a B series OLED and I'm very happy with that decision so far. The LG OLEDs scaling works very well in my opinion. Maybe 2019 models will be better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend