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LG - 65" 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 497 reviews

95%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible blooming due to “Full-Array Dimming”

    Posted
    Figs
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I went into this purchase thinking this is the best/top LED purchase. I was wrong. I opted out of OLED because of the burn in, I have kids in the house who would leave the tv on and forget about it so I opted for this tv, the one before OLED. I regret this purchase, wish I went with Samsung QLED instead. Horrible blooming due to the claimed "Full-Array Dimming" which just makes everything worse and is especially noticeable in dark scenes. It's just so bad and because of this makes this tv horrible. The full-array dimming is too slow and too large. Nothing like you see in the demos, the demos make it seem perfect, but once you set it up it sucks. Stay away. Only reason I didn't return it was because I had already set it up and just figured I'd put it in the kids room at some point and get another tv for the living room.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Hello, thank you for your review it is extremely important to us. It is terrible to hear that your Television purchase did not meet your expectations. I can understand how frustrating it may be for the Television to not have great picture quality and I would love to help out. Please click the link provided for Television picture troubleshooting https://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000018-20150350133130-menu-settings or reach out to us directly at 1(800)243-0000 via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport or Twitter @LGUSSupport. ^TH LG

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mid class 4k tv

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The local dimming lacks on certain movies. The OS system is really nice and does make up for the blooming. Overall if you are upgrading from a non 4k TV and this TV is on sale I would say pick this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tv

    Posted
    Retrospex
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Short and sweet, great image quality, great response time for gaming. Colors are natural and not exaggerated, poor local dimming. Sound is great, not booming but good. Nice remote and interface, easy to navigate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV but buy it on sale!

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    Jfab
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    I think for the price I paid on sale it was a very good value, but at full price it would have me wanting to go for OLED technology and not have to see the blooming anymore. What it does well, very bright, great color, awesome detail, deep contrast, and amazing operating system and remote control! The bad is really just the local dimming, if you watch a movie in the dark it can be very obvious especially with subtitles or credits on screen. All in all I really do like this TV!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Calagan
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    You can tell LG is putting no effort into their led/LCD TVs and are clearly pushing you to their oleds. This TV had terrible execution of full array local dimming to where you could physically see the led lights turning on and off. Bad blooming compared to other TVs on the market. Didnt handle motion well. Returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Thank you for your feedback, it is very important to us. I hate to hear you were dissatisfied with the picture quality of the SK9000 but we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. If there is anything we can assist you with, please reach out to us via phone at 1-800-243-0000 or online on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport or Twitter @LGUSSupport so I can gather the necessary information from you. ^AB LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    wilkinxp
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This tv is amazing. The sound and picture quality is immersive. I also got the soundbar Sk10y, eating for delivery. The tv speakers are solely impressive. Local dimming with full array is everything I expected for OLED picture quality alike. I love this tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Posted
    Thor
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I don't know where to begin...I have had some of the a Best LG HDTV's ever, this one preliminary, however, is the BEST yet! It has everything. It's a 65" LG SUHD 4K HDTV AI ThinQ Nano Cell Technology, IPS Display, Full Array Dimming, 4K Cinema, HDR Dolby Chip, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround, Dolby Equalizer, Built-In Assistant, Native 120-240Hz refresh rate, it pairs with the XBox One X Scorpio perfectly, unlocking every Graphic capability of the console! It has so many features, settings, tweaks, Apps, you name it! I pray it lives up to its legacy. Indeed it's worth it, just watching Sports, or 4K, 1080, 720, media, gaming, is a blindingly great experience, paired with my matching LG sound bar and woofer system, LG 4K Player, Boom, amazing sound. It makes everything so much better. I HIGHLY recommend this unit, it's fantastic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great TV Unless you are sensitive to blooming

    Posted
    flgman
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not much else to add that isn't said elsewhere. I bought this unit and enjoyed for a few days until I watched a few dark scenes with bright objects. As mentioned elsewhere, the very crude backlight local array dimming on this unit is quite poor at dealing with dark scenes. For one, dark background seems to always be gray rather than black. Bright objects in dark scenes bloomed terribly, even when settings were adjusted to help reduce this. For me this was a deal breaker. I returned the unit. If you don't notice or care about this, then this might be a good TV for you. Colors are vivid and the panel is bright with great viewing angles. The LG remote and user interface is the best in the business in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good but could be better

    Posted
    BigLGFan
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    This TV is amazing! I love everything about it except the back lighting. I purchased this TV because I really wanted local dimming and I love LG TV's. When this option is turned to low, it's not that bad but it has terrible lag and the local dimming zones are way too big. If you are watching a very bright and colorful movie or show, this TV is about as perfect as you can get. The motion is amazing. Cartoons look insanely amazing. The only down fall is when you want to watch any movie with dark scenes... then it's annoying and unbearable... for me. My wife never noticed but her eye sight isnt the best either. I ended up returning this TV and purchased a 65" LG C8 OLED. The only thing the SK9000 has on the C8 is the motion handling and lower latency for video games. OMGoodness is it better with the SK9000. If you play a lot of video games and are not a huge movie buff, then the SK9000 will make you very very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great SDR, terrible horrible disgusting HDR.

    Posted
    Andrew
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    I will start with what I liked about the tv. I like the IPS panel, the viewing angle is significantly better than VA panels and I was impressed by just how much better it is than the tv I was replacing (a VA panel). The blacks were sufficiently black for me, I added some bias lighting via an led kit and it looked great. I noticed that the blacks are a little gray, but dark enough for me to enjoy the picture quality. I placed my KS8000 next to this and I thought the picture was comparable. The color popped just a bit more on this over my KS8000 and I liked the picture a little bit better. I like LG's software interface and being able to point my cursor at the screen to enter in passwords, etc. Although I found it faster and more intuitive to just use the arrows to navigate quickly for picture settings, etc. The black frame insertion on this television was great and didn't introduce a lot of flicker, which I'm sensitive to, and overall the picture settings available are pretty robust. I went online to rtings.com to get their ideal picture settings, and I thought they were pretty spot on. I did use the local dimming set to high because I found the gray boxes around small light objects were less noticeable on high vs medium or low (Love, Death, Robots intro was a good test on Netflix). Watching SDR content looked fantastic and I was very pleased with the tv and the image quality. If I could force all my hardware to only broadcast SDR, I would definitely have kept this television. Now for the bad: While using my Fire Stick 4K, it would detect Dolby Vision/HDR and the tv image was complete and utter trash on dark scenes. The dimming zones are pretty big and it creates giant gray boxes all over the screen during dark scenes, even when viewed from directly in front of the television, and looks significantly worse from the sides. Watching the same content on my original Xbox One (no HDR/4K capability) was miles better and looked good, but I don't watch with my Xbox. Total and complete failure. I had to return it. I've attached a picture from Altered Carbon, S1E1. I used this as a test for the dark scenes and you can see here the giant gray boxes. I found that you could turn on the black frame insertion and then raise the brightness (not the backlight) to compensate, but it significantly dims the image and going too high with the brightness grays the image quite a bit. Because I watch most of my content through my Fire Stick 4K on Netflix/Amazon Prime which have Dolby Vision/HDR, this tv didn't work for me. And what's the point of advertising Dolby Vision/HDR support when your picture looks terrible? No clue how this ever made it to the showroom floor. I'm glad that Best Buy has a 15-day return policy, and was one reason I did purchase from here. I was skeptical about the purchase and SDR did impress me but HDR killed it and I returned the tv.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      We appreciate all of your feedback and have forwarded it to the appropriate department. We hope that in the future you continue to allow us to provide for your home electronic needs. ^MC LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV with superb picture clairty and color

    Posted
    BBELEC
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I prefer my TV's to have excellent clarity across both cable TV broadcast and streaming mediums. This TV is simply the best I have owned in terms of the clarity of the picture and the depth of color. My past TV's include the Panasonic ST60 plasma, and the Samsung JS8500 (their first year of Quantum Dot TV's), so I have gotten used to great picture quality, and the SK900 does not disappoint. The motion handling on this TV is fantastic. If you watch a lot of cable TV and sports then you will really enjoy what this TV has to offer. The quick response time on many of today's TV's often leads to stuttering and blur in the picture, making for an awful viewing experience. LG's upscaling and motion handling is really fantastic on this TV, leading to a picture with great clarity. This carries over to streaming on Netflix and other platforms as well. It makes for a wonderful viewing experience. The color representation on this TV is also fantastic. The nano cell technology used by LG (related to the Quantum Dot tech on Samsung TV's) makes the color's rich and have quite a bit of depth. They aren't fake looking, though, they just have a depth that is hard to describe in this review without seeing it for yourself. The ISF Dark Room and Technicolor picture modes are best for enjoying the best quality picture available on this TV. There are plenty of adjustment options, but basically if you turn off all the extra processing (Noise Reduction, Motion Smoothing, etc) you will get a fantastic picture. There is also a sports mode if you do want to add extra smoothing for fast paced sporting events (I haven't found it necessary, but some will), and a game mode for those who love to game. This TV input lag is very low (as tested by several review sites), so it is a great choice for gaming. The smart TV software that LG has developed is great as well. The variety of apps is not as wide as other operating systems (Android TV, Tizen (Samsung), or Roku TV), but it has all the major ones you could want and it extremely smooth. I personally love the Wifi screen sharing that can be done with both laptops (if your laptop has WiDi) and phones. The phone screen sharing is particularly clever, with both a split screen mode and full screen, which is something I had not seen on a TV before. The SK9000 comes with LG"s Magic Remote. It has a an easy to use voice function for speaking commands, as well as a pointer that allows you to use the remote as a mouse to select items on the screen. I find that feature very handy when entering text or selecting items to watch in Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. This TV also features Full Local Array Dimming, which increases the quality of the picture when compared to edge-lit displays. This does result in some "blooming" during darker scenes or nearly black screens. This is helped immensely by adding some bias lighting LED strips (I cover this in the next paragraph), which reduces the blooming effect. The one drawback of this TV that many sites mention are the black levels. The TV uses an IPS panel instead of a VA panel. An IPS screen offers greater viewing angles for off center viewing, but does not have the increased contrast of VA panels, resulting in greyer blacks. I have found that using bias light LED strips have helped immensely with this, as it gives you the impression of deeper blacks on the screen. There are many easy to install options out there, and if you want more info you can Google it online and see what others have to say about it. If you are videophile and truly want deep blacks, then check out the OLED TV's, or a VA panel such as Sony's 900F. They have their own drawbacks as well. Don't be fooled by the other really bright TV's in the store that try and sway you with their 4k streams. I know that when I went to buy this TV I looked at the OLED's next to it and was like "Hmm, wonder if this is the right purchase?" I had done my research, though, and this TV time and again got great reviews and did not disappoint. Fantastic picture and great clarity win out in the end.

    I would recommend this to a friend