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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture, Feature Loaded, Superb Sound

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    JimC
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    First, the bottom line: this LG 65 inch 4K HDR Smart TV is by far the best LED TV in its price range. Its combination of features, sound quality, aesthetics and picture quality is without match. There are a number of fine manufacturers of high-end televisions but at the top of mountain in quality and innovation are three brands – two from Korea and one from Japan. LG is one of these three (the other two both start with “S”) and I feel that it has moved significantly ahead of the comparable offerings by the other two with this beautiful and feature-packed televison. Consider this amazing combination of features: • Model: LG 65SK9000PUA (introduced at 2018 CES) • 65” Super UHD LED IPS (In-Plane Switching) Display (3840 x 2160 resolution: 8,294,400 pixels per image frame) with wide viewing angle • Full array local dimming LED backlight for optimal blacks (up to 20,000 to 1 contrast ratio) • Nano Cell Color Ultra-Luminance Pro Display with 10 bit color (1,073,741,824 possible colors) • LG a7 quad-core Intelligent Video Processor to deliver optimized color, clarity and contrast • Ability to upscale HD images to near 4K quality • Supports multiple Ultra HDR systems: HDR10, HLG (hybrid log-gamma), Technicolor Advanced HDR (true cinema), Dolby Vision • Tru-Motion 240 Hz (120 Hz refresh rate) eliminates motion blur from sports and gaming content • ThinQ AI artificial intelligence technology to enable deep learning, connected features including Google Home and Alexa • Four speakers deliver 2.2 channel stereo (2 -10 watt full-range speakers, 2 -10 watt woofers) • Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound • Magic Remote can control other electronic devices (set-top box, audio system), permits voice control and gives direct access to special features using an on-screen cursor • Natural language processing delivers intelligent voice recognition for most features and adjustments • Expanded electronic program guide (adds over-the-air channels to cable and internet channels) • Multiple video mode and sound profile presets • Multi-view permits two video sources to be watched at the same time, side-by-side • Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Sling, Google Play already installed • LG Content Store with hundreds of additional apps, games, videos • Screen-sharing function (Miracast, Windows 10) • 4 HDMI 2.0a/HDCP 2.2 side video inputs (HDMI 2 is ARC) • 3 USB 2.0 (1 rear, 2 side) • Composite input • RS232C mini jack • Optical digital audio output • Wireless LAN 802.11AC • Gigabit Ethernet LAN • Full web browser and integrated set of applications (WebOS 4.0) • Bluetooth 4.2 (both inbound from external sources and outbound to headphones) • Coax input and digital tuner for over-the-air HD channel reception • Very slim bezel (0.43”) • 300 mm x 300 mm VESA mount holes • Semi-gloss screen to reduce reflections • 57.3” wide x 32.7” tall x 2.5” deep (without 2.9” tall x 12.5” deep stand) • Weight: 58.6 pounds, 61.9 pounds with stand • Very power efficient (46 watts in use, 0.5 watt in standby mode) • 1 year parts and labor warranty When you invest in a great TV, no matter the brand, you should look at three elements – the beauty of the visual delivery system, the quality of the sound produced and the range and substance of the other features included. Consider each of these. It is easy to fall in love with the video quality of this TV. The 4K display with 10 bit color, Nano Cell, Ultra HDR and full array local dimming, all managed by the powerful Alpha 7 image processor delivers an absolutely stunning image, easily the best I have ever seen from a non-OLED TV. Since comparable-sized OLED screens are twice the price of this TV, there is just no other set which can match it. There are many preset video modes to choose from (e.g., vivid, standard, cinema, sports, gaming, various HDR effects, Technicolor expert, bright room expert, dark room expert, auto power-save) or calibrate the picture yourself with an incredible degree of precision. You will be absolutely delighted with the video images created by this magnificent TV. How does the LG 65SK9000PUA achieve this? To meet the Ultra HDR (High Dynamic Range) standard the display has to attain both a very high brightness level and a very dark black level coupled with a vast range of colors presented with very subtle shading between the millions of pixels on the screen. The LG’s full array local dimming gives deep blacks and the10 bit color with the multiple HDR systems supported create a very wide range of colors and brightness levels. The Nano Cell Color used is a significant improvement on the quantum dot technology used by other manufacturers. The individual pixels on the screen are composed of uniform (one nanometer diameter) particles which offer more subtle, accurate colors that can be viewed from a wider angle. Up to 60 degrees off center there is no variation in colors. Finally, the powerful quad-core Alpha 7 (a7) image processor pulls all of this together to create the best possible image in each frame displayed. It creates an effective 240 frame per second refresh rate (Tru-Motion 240) with each of the 8.3 million pixels set to the exact color/brightness level required to achieve the truest image. This also includes upscaling HD content (which has only 2 million pixels in the image) by interpolating the correct color and brightness to the full 8.3 million pixels of the 4K display. It is an amazing combination of technologies and the picture created is just as amazing. How good is the sound? Most speakers for even the best televisions are just not comparable to the display, yet much of the immersive experience of movies or sporting events comes from rich sound rolling over and around you. The usual solution is to add a sound bar to your TV to replace those pitiful little speakers usually built in to it. However, this LG has the best sound system I have ever heard on any set. I have a very nice 5.1 sound bar which I connected. However, the LG sound is so good that I watched an entire action movie with the sound bar turned off and it seemed there was very little drop off in audio quality. This is due to the 2.2 channel Dolby Atmos sound system. Dolby Atmos is the latest, most advanced form of surround sound system. It delivers sound as “objects” which are placed in three dimensional space rather than in specific channels. The effect is to immerse the listener in the sound. The LG 65SK9000PUA includes two built-in 10 watt full-range speakers and two built-in woofers which are controlled by the Atmos sound processor to create that unique effect. You can also choose to add preset sound modes (e.g., standard, cinema, clear voice, sports, music, gaming) or make your own sound adjustments. If you use this TV in a room where a supplemental audio system would not fit in, the built-in sound system will not disappoint you. Finally, the third element of evaluating a premium television is the set of added features available. Here you will find that this TV is like one of those Russian nesting doll sets – every time you open up a feature your find another bonus inside! • All extra features are controlled by LG’s excellent operating system WebOS 4.0 • Of course it has direct access to all of the most popular streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, YouTube, Sling, Google Play) as well as Weather • The LG Content Store contains hundreds of additional apps and games which can be downloaded directly to the TV. • The Magic Remote not only controls the TV but also has an on-screen cursor which is very useful for entering data and selecting features. The remote has the ability to add the features of other remotes (like your set-top box and your audio system.) It also has a microphone for interfacing with Google Home. Just ask it any question and it will respond to you! • A “Live Zoom” feature will zoom in on any section of the screen at up to 300% magnification. Great for checking out the details on some superhero’s uniform or watching the quarterback’s facial expression! • Multi-view allows you to watch two video sources at the same time, side-by-side, with the sound coming from your selected video source. • A full-featured web browser which is very easy to navigate, thanks to the magic remote. • Bluetooth 4.2 allows you to stream music to the TV or to use wireless headphones connected via Bluetooth. • Device connection is simplified with an on-screen assistant. • A full user guide is available on screen – no more hunting for that manual or downloaded PDF! • Screen sharing from a PC or phone is supported and it is effortless. • “Gallery” provides a rotating set of framed artwork/photos on screen. • There are so many other features that Best Buy would run out of server space if I tried to list them all! Support from LG is superb. I called LG a couple of times during the first week after set-up to clarify how to use a feature and received a quick and thorough response. They even have the ability to take control of the TV (with your permission, of course) to show you how to perform some operation. Aesthetically, the TV is simply elegant, both front and back. The screen has a semi-gloss surface to reduce reflections from room lights and the black bezel is very thin. The back of the TV is a smooth, slate grey with a slight curve so it looks good even from behind. It weighs about 59 pounds so any good wall mount will easily handle it. Small quibbles: If you connect a sound bar via HDMI ARC the TV’s great internal speakers are turned off. No headphone audio input connector (only option is Bluetooth.) Bottom line - the LG 65SK9000PUA is an absolutely superb premium television which outperforms every other set in its price range. It is an excellent choice for those who demand the best in every aspect of their life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely an amazing TV

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    nickcal
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    Not too long ago, I started looking at remodeling/rearranging my home office. I took some time to really plan out what I wanted from the layout and what I wanted to include with it. One of the main pieces that I wanted to include was a really high-quality television. I had already incorporated a 4K TV into my living room (a 75-inch Sony model), but I found that the LG 65SK9000PUA and felt that it was the perfect fit for my newly redesigned home office. DETAILS The 65SK9000PUA is a 65-inch 4K HDR Smart LED television. LG also makes a 55-inch version of this unit. It features 4K Ultra HD (3480x2160) resolution with an A7 intelligent processor. The refresh rate is ‘TruMotion 240’ or 120Hz. The TV also includes a 4K upscaler, which comes in quite handy when watching a high-quality video that is not 4K resolution. The LG 9000PUA has some very smart options built-in like Google Home and Amazon Alexa compatibility. It does have a full web browser included as well as the LG Content Store. USER EXPERIENCE The LG 9000PUA arrived in a large box with a full-color image of the product on the outside. Many of the details were stamped around the box and when you opened it, you are met with the stand and many layers of Styrofoam. As a television, there really isn’t a whole lot of set-up with it. You have to place the monitor on its stand or acquire a wall mount for it (we opted to use the stand) and secured it in place. This process only took about 5 minutes. I do advise others that they should have help when moving the television. It’s not overly heavy, but it is awkward and you could risk damaging it if you try to move it on your own. The most difficult part of the set-up is actually deciding where you want it to live in your space. Because it’s a 65-inch TV, I would suggest finding a long enough wall to accommodate it so that it doesn’t make your space feel closed off. There are quite a few stand-out features that appealed to me with this television. First, I really liked the inclusion of the Magic Remote. I’ve used many, many remotes and tried everything I can to limit the amount of remote I have to use with my television (it’s usually multiple types of remotes based on the home theater system I’m using). Fortunately, with this set-up, I decided to only use the TV with its WebOS and not connect a lot of external devices. Therefore, I can use the single Magic Remote with no interference. It’s worked beautifully and I’m significantly less stressed when it comes to using the TV. I don’t have to fumble with multiple remotes and I can enjoy entertainment much easier. I also really like that the LG television has several different input ports. Even though I’m only using an antenna with this TV, I like knowing that I can quickly and easily connect through one of the three USB ports, composite connectors, Ethernet, optical audio or HDMI. With televisions, the number one feature you look at is the picture quality. To give a little background, we had a 55” Samsung 1080P HD television with a 120Hz refresh rate. It had a beautiful picture and we have loved it as the cornerstone of our home entertainment system for the past 6 years. Earlier this year, I decided it was time for an upgrade and invested in a 75” Sony 4K television. It is a 2017 model, but the picture quality is incredible. It was definitely a step above the 1080P HD TV that we previously had. And just a couple of weeks ago, I decided to acquire this 65” LG 4K Smart TV. I thought, “Even though it’s a newer model, it can’t be that much better than the Sony TV I just purchased.” I was greatly mistaken. The picture quality of this LG TV is nothing short of incredible. We watched the first few minutes of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to test out the monitor because it has such a wide color gamut in a short period of time and with it being in space, you can really see darkness, too. There is one scene where the character, Drax leaps into the mouth of a space creature. We watched it several times and each time, it seemed as though we could reach out and touch the creature. The black levels were so rich that we felt as though we were there. We determined since this television isn’t an OLED display that the reasoning for the dramatic difference between the two 4K televisions in our house has to be the Nano Cell display technology. CONCLUSIONS We have been very happy with the picture quality and have even considered replacing the 75” TV with the 65” TV. LG really has a great display and everything we’ve watched on it has been ‘better’ than watching on a normal TV. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this impressed with a display and I’m eager to use it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV with superb picture clairty and color

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    BBELEC
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow is an understatement

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    TonyMSP
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    This super ultra HD 4k TV will blow your socks off. First impression is that the colors are absolutely fantastic. Pros: • Awesome colors • The “Magic Remote” is intuitive • Turns on fast • Zippy menus Cons: • Dark corners • Power cable is short • Built in google assistant is hokey One thing I noticed is that the further you sit away from your TV, the less noticeable the 4K resolution is compared to regular 1080P. My 65” tv sits 16ft away and the resolution appears to be the same compared to my prior 1080P tv. The difference is more evident the closer I get to the TV. 4k is no doubt the winner in resolution but the diminishing returns are evident at viewing distances greater than 10ft. My recommendation is to get the largest size you think you will need, then go once size larger. What you will notice at all distances is the vibrant colors this LG produces. Almost better than real life! Youtube and Netflix in 4k will blow your mind. Hanging the TV was super easy as it took 6mm x 20mm screws (not included). Fairly light under 60 lbs for the 65”. I do wish the power cable were a bit longer. The initial setup was a breeze as it walks you through all the possible setting choices. I do wish that it would explain what the different pictures settings did in greater detail. Besides the awesome color, the 2nd greatest feature about this LG TV is that it’s very fast for a “Smart” TV. The menus are fast and loading different apps is fast. Something that earlier Smart TVs was notoriously bad for. The included “Magic Remote” is fun to use. It reminds me of using a Nintendo Wii remote. Pointing the remote brings up a mouse-like cursor and allows me to change settings, type in passwords, select on screen items with ease. I do wish that the remote would allow me to fully be compatible with my Xfinity cable box so I wouldn’t have to have two remotes out. Some of the negatives worth noting are the dark corners, lackluster google assistant, and that the picture only looks best after a bit of tinkering with the picture settings. The dark corners are notorious with LED tvs but this one is no different. You will soon “get use to it” but do you have to at this price point? The built in google assistant is not very useful and not as fast as a regular google home smart speaker. I initially thought you were able to control this LG with my google home smart speaker but found out that you will need a google chromecast dongle to turn the TV on with your voice. My overall experience is positive and I would recommend this 4k UHD TV to anyone looking for super colors, awesome resolution, and super fast Smart TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing TV but poor LG customer Service

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    MovieCollector
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    Short review: Amazing 4K TV for movies and gaming on Xbox One for the price (I paid the discounted price of $1600 at Christmas 2018). I'm using this in a dark room with 5 yr BB warranty. Love the TV for gaming, movies, and TV watching. LG customer service is VERY poor with details at end of this review. Details: I had planned on purchasing the 65" TCL for $1000 even though I knew about the panel lottery with it. When I looked at the 65" TCL in store at BB, even the display model had the panel issue (Dirty screen) in the corners. If TCL doesn't care enough to have quality in store display models then I'm not purchasing their product. Then I researched and decided to purchase the LG SK9000 65" for $1600 at BB. They had the SK9000 playing the same 4k content in store as the LG B8 which was right next to it and was almost $1000 more. I could not tell the difference between the two sets. It was amazing to see those two sets side by side. Big plus for me on the SK9000 was for $1600 I get Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The speakers on this TV are the best TV speakers I have ever heard. Outstanding which really surprised me. The 4K image is fantastic (I also purchased a LG UBK90 4K player). Blurays upscaled look equally fantastic. I won't even bother upgrade all my blurays just select favorite titles to actual 4K discs. Navigation is a breeze on this TV as is the set up. I did online settings for picture and love the image. It looks just like it did in the store. I'm coming from a love of my Panasonic Plasma with deep blacks. The SK9000 has incredible blacks. I watched a 4K episode of Season One Stranger Things where the character was small in the middle of the screen surrounded by black and it was pure plasma like black. Could not be happier. Stunning colors. Upscaling is great. Over the air broadcasts even looks better. I'm using an Xbox One (original not an S or X) and game play looks fantastic with no lag. Sports (NFL Football) is really fun to watch on this. On screen navigation is easy, quick, and responsive. A useful variety of picture settings helps to customize your inputs. Streaming is great. The stand is great. Small footprint. One of the few 65" TVs that would fit on my existing stand (previously used for a 50" plasma TV). Removing the TV from the box and setting it up is very easy but does require two people due to the size. So if that is an issue for you then I would suggest paying the extra to have Best Buy do it. The only downside I found was LG's customer service. I went to register the TV from the web address on the warranty card. When I typed it into my browser, a different address popped up. I called LG customer service to find out if the new address is a legitimate LG registration address since it wasn't on the warranty card. LG refused to give me that information unless I gave them all my personal details (name, phone, etc). I told them I simply wanted to know if the registration address is actually an LG address. You would have thought I was asking for the keys to Area 51. They refused. I said, I will simply take the TV back for a refund and get a Samsung if they can't confirm the warranty registration web address. Upon hearing this, the LG Representative, did not care if I was taking the TV back and going with a Samsung. At that point, I hung up, called back for a 2nd rep and explained what had happened with the first rep. He then asked what web address without needing my personal information. So I was finally able to confirm the web address is LG's even though it is different from the one on the warranty card. 2nd rep never apologized for how the first rep handled the question. LG came close to losing a customer over something that should have been very simple for customer service to have responded to. Pretty stupid of LG to act that way over a simple question concerning registering your new TV at Christmas time. LG needs to talk to their customer service phone reps (and replace a few) or they will lose customers. LG customer service gets an F and LG SK9000 TV gets an A+. Great TV. If you love movies or gaming in 4K with Dolby Atmos sound you won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great SDR, terrible horrible disgusting HDR.

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    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 did not 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

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great overall, amazing picture

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    psyclopps
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    This TV is perfect for my needs. It might not be perfect for everyone but it is overall well rounded and has amazing specs/performance. Unboxing is simple. Open the top, take out the extras, lift the main part of the box off the bottom and the TV will be standing there in the bottom part of cardboard nicely padded with Styrofoam. The TV is heavier than I expected (granted it is 65”) but with the trend of TV’s being thinner and lighter I assumed it might be a little less heavy. A single person can lift it but I do recommend a two person carry to protect your back and the TV. Set up is a breeze, take out the stand, attach the other part of the stand to it and screw it into the TV. Initial TV power on walks you through the setup of channels and wifi. If you have used smart TV’s before you might be used to slow interfaces, this one uses WebOS with Android Assistant built in and I gotta say, it is so smooth of an interface you will be wowed. The gyro inside the controller allows you to point to specific parts of the screen to interact. I thought this would be more cumbersome then clicking left and right but it actually is quicker once you get the hang of it. It is equipped with Dolby Vision, I have used HDR tvs using HDR10 before but once you compare it to a Dolby Vision device… the first words are WOW. The colors pop so much more on supported content, and the brights will amazing you. I hooked it up to my Xbox One X and watched a few 4K Blu-rays, they looked amazing and I realized I had been missing out this whole time on many details. On the standard settings, you do not get much of the soap opera affect (smoothing) so kudos to LG for making that a non-issue. The TV supports Dolby Atmos which does not give you much benefit on the TV speakers or a plain old 5.1 system but it is nice to have support built in. Android Assistant felt half baked to me, it works but often times I would have to ask it a question multiple times. This did not seem like an issue with the microphone or volume but more with how it seems to hang for a second to thing then nothing happens. I feel this could be fixed in a future update but it was a slight issue for me upon review. There is a large catalog of apps you can download from the store and I do not think there was one I could not find that I looked for, all the major music and movie apps were there. If you decide to hang this on a wall it will work but just be sure you have a very good wall mount installation. As mentioned earlier, the TV is on the heavier side and if your mount is not properly anchored it might create issues. One thing I would like to see on this TV is a satellite input device. Some brands have it so a single connection goes to the TV and all the inputs for your other devices feed into a box at the other end of the cable, this is very convenient for a wall mount. This LG TV only takes inputs in the back of the TV so you will have to manage your cables wisely unless you have a receiver taking all your inputs. I give it a 5 out of 5 for quality, interface and performance. I give it a 3 out of 5 for design and engineering. Overall, this works out to a solid 4 out of 5 for me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Image-Great OS

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    STLDodgerFan
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    The LG 65SK9000 is everything I was hoping for as we updated our living room from a Sony 1080P TV to the new 4K HDR world. This TV displays excellent image quality and runs on an intuitive operating system with useful smart features. We have a very bight, sunlit, open, living space and this LG IPS full array LED panel significantly improves viewing angle quality compared to our previous Sony edge lit VA display. I was concerned about changing to LG from Sony, I really looked hard at the Sony XBR 900F but felt like I could compromise on the blacks if needed to get a better viewing angle experience in our bright living room. I think it was the right choice. The nano technology seems like a feature that is actually making a difference, the blacks seems solid to me. This is also a 10 bit panel so the color rendition is outstanding. The panel supports all three major HDR processes-Dolby Vision, HDR-10, and HLG. It is smart enough to know the difference upon input. HDR takes some getting used to-it seems too bright and contrasty at first in my opinion. However there are many settings to adjust picture quality to taste. The remote for this TV is outstanding, another major improvement compared to Sony. It learned our Marantz amp to control volume, our Directv box, and our Apple TV. One remote to rule them all! I love the very slim bezel, it almost looks like edge to edge image. I was able to mount the TV on the wall with a mount from Best Buy which works great. I'm sure the Sony XBR 900F looks amazing too, I felt it was between these two models for best full array LED, the last stop before OLED. OLED was just out of our price range, but honestly I don't feel like I'm missing it by much regarding picture quality with this premium TV from LG. I have not used the Google Home function much as we use Alexa more, but I guess it's nice to have as well. For me it's mainly about the picture quality, especially the ability to up convert 1080 content to 4K and this A7 processor seems to do a good job. Again the settings provide many option to adjust picture quality as desired. Very pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing TV from LG

    Posted
    KMont1234
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Over the past 15 years, we’ve only ever bought the sung brand of TV. They were and have been pretty reliable. When this LG 4K TV was made available, I was really excited to try it out. I’ve heard many good things about LG TVs and their display technology in LEDs and OLEDs. This TV replaced a 55 inch 1080p TV. The size difference isn’t really noticeable, but it looks much smaller mounted on the wall with the thin bezels. Right out of the box, set-up was simple. The remote is pretty cool and has Google Assistant built-in. The Menu system and just overall navigating the TV is kind of slow though. Hopefully that can be fixed with firmware updates. The picture quality is very nice. It may still need some adjusting and I did set it to Dynamic Mode for a brighter and clearer picture. Watching Netflix 4K was amazing. Everything looked smooth and the colors popped. One thing I did end up turning off was the Local Dimming. It was too aggressive and some scenes in movies would go from bright to dark, making it hard to see what was going on. Even though it is turned off, it still looks nice. Audio from this TV is amazing. We have a surround sound system, but with this TV, the sound is still immersive. It gets fairly loud and does not distort. I was not expecting such sound from this thin TV. Overall, I am impressed with LG and this TV. This 4K TV leaves my other 49 inch 4K sung TV in the dust. When the time comes to purchase a new TV, I will look into getting another LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad TV overall, just some serious flaws

    Posted
    LordBern

    This TV was on my radar when I needed a new larger TV for my basement. I primarily use it for my Xbox One X but I also watch movies on it as well. I looked at the Samsung Q6F, Sony X900F, the Vizio P-Series, and this TV. I actually bought the P-Series 65" and loved the look, the picture, and everything about it. And it's great value for the money. But it broke after 2 weeks. I returned it not wanting to take the chance on a new one breaking outside the return period. I saw this was the same price as the Q6F but offered full-array backlighting, Atmos support, and a $200 gift card back as well. In the store it certainly looked nice. Not quite as vivid as the Samsung, but I thought I'd see. The one thing you notice first about this TV is the contrast. Or I should say lack there of... I'll say it. It's terrible. Blacks look gray in dark scenes, there is a LOT of flashlighting (halos around objects in dark scenes) and terrible banding where a whole side of the screen will light up in dark scenes because the auto-dimming is so terrible. I don't think there are many dimming zones on this TV. When loading menus with white letters and a black background on games, literally a third of the screen would be lit up beaming around the words. Even in dark scenes (playing State of Decay 2 at night in the game), the banding would seriously darken a third or more of the screen and it would be obvious it was trying to up the contrast (badly). I have no idea how a full-array backlight TV can be so bad at dimming and contrast. I tried other games and movies and honestly, the picture isn't the clearest either. The TV does get bright for HDR and the colors look good but once a shadow or dark scene come up, you definitely notice the low contrast. If you watch this TV in a bright room you might not notice it as much. But dark room viewing? Don't waste your money. I decided to get the Samsung Q6F and love it. Deep blacks, unbelievable colors, and smooth motion. The Sony is a little too expensive but looks sensational too. It's almost like LG wants you to take this TV back and say 'okay, give me the OLED instead' after seeing this TV's picture problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Maybe the sm9000 will be better

    Posted
    Oheudjejfj
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Initially I loved this TV when I set it up. Set up was easy. The interface was one of the best I've ever used. The first thing I watched was a basketball game, which looked good and motion was great. Something my tcl 6 series struggles with. Next I started wonder woman in Dolby vision just to see how the picture looked and I was pretty impressed. A little after that we had company over and they had requested bohemian rhapsody which was only in hdr 4k and not Dolby vision supported. So I selected the movie from the lg vudu app and sat back to watch it. A few minutes in I started to mk notice a black cloud on the left hand side that would appear and then shrink. Even in a super dark scene it would illuminate picture so hard in the center of the screen the light would bleed into the cinematic bars. After going through every picture setting and looking up calibrating tips I got nowhere. I'm not sure why this only occurred in hdr with all movies I tried, but since you cant choose the format the studio presents the movie in I'd have to say it wasn't worth my money to keep the t.v.. I'd say if this is an isolated incident I'd reccomend it based on the features that worked. If it's a common issue I'd say avoid it until there is a fix.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Hi, thank you for reaching out. I am sorry to hear you have experienced these issues with your television. So that we can get this resolved for you, 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 and get this resolved. ^EJ LG

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money

    Posted
    bloebick
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    While impressed by the picture in the store, I quickly became disappointed. 1. The unit randomly shuts down and reboots while in the middle of TV shows. The unit is not connected to any device that has an auto timeout and all settings are correct. It is also not on WIFI but is hardwired for TV signal. After following troubleshooting directly from LG 3 different times, they are not willing to replace the unit (it's 5 weeks old). They will attempt to repair it but have made it clear that I have to pay for the service visit if they do not find a root cause. This unit is completely useless now. 2. The TV Stand is very unstable and not suitable for a TV of this size (as commented by other reviewers also.). 3. Their Web OS software doesn't allow connectivity to Direct TV Now (no app and "not compatible" with their web browser). So I had to get an adapter to continue watching Direct TV now (wast of money on the smart TV part). LG customer support is completely useless. THey couldn't find my information even though I have an email confirmation the TV is registered. I wish I had purchased the Samsung instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      We hate to hear you have had an issue where your TV resets itself. We would be happy to look into what could be causing this and see how we can get this unit repaired. Send us a message on Twitter at @LGUSSupport or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSA/ or you can give us a call at 800-243-0000 so we can get more info and see what we can do. ^CP LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Posted
    Thor
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite 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 is 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Spontaneous Cracking issues

    Posted
    Gnortiz
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We enjoyed the TV very much until about 3 weeks after our purchase. Then one day I noticed 3 2-3 inch crack lines on the bottom of the screen. The top layer of the screen is not cracked, it is the panel on the inside. The TV was touched minimally after initial set up and it was definitely not touched for at least a week prior to the spontaneous cracks appearing. I was a week out from the 15 day return period so Best Buy refused to assist me and the warranty most likely will not cover this from other experiences I've read online. LG referred me to service techs to evaluate if it is covered under warranty. Will update with Results. Again I had this TV for 3 weeks before experiencing this issue. Best Buy will not assist and I will most likely have to pay to get this repaired as the warranty might not cover it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Thank you for bringing this to my attention. If you need any further assistance, contact us directly via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport/ or at 1-800-793-8896. ^KH LG

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Blooming Off the Charts

    Posted
    XRex
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have done extensive research for my next new TV to buy since my old LG 65UF6450 screen broke. I was stuck between Samsung Q6FN and This TV the LG SK9000 due to the price range matching for both tvs. I purchased This TV instead of the Samsung Q6FN since I decided to stick with the Brand I love thinking the TV will be better. I love the web OS as its hands down the best Operating System TV I ever have seen, and with the remote moving cursor it was so smooth it felt like a luxury remote. The Picture is great however The Blooming and Black Uniformity of this TV was hands down the worst I have ever seen and so distracting even with the Local diming set to off. I tried everything I could to get rid of the Awful Blooming. The Blooming was affecting everything from solid to multi-color in any picture that contained black. Felt like someone was flashing a light on on the object causing it to bloom. It's like LG did not even try on this tv and wanted you to go straight to OLED which is way out of my price range for a TV. I am unfortunate, and it has forced me to switch to exchange this TV with the Samsung Q6FN 65 inch. You can check https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sk9000 for the full review and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svltDMCiIRY for the LG SK9000 review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Thank you for your very detailed review. I hate to hear after deciding between a Samsung and LG you were not satisfied with your choice. I can definitely understand how frustrating it may be for your television to be blooming. If there is anything we can assist you with please feel free to reach out to us directly via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport or Twitter @LGUSSupport. ^TH LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the best purchase I made in a while

    Posted
    Bob148
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This TV is great. I'm not easy to please. The color and the changing light effect in the room is unbelievable how it adjusts to what ever condition prevails.. The viewing angles are better than anything I have seen in both a lighted and dark room. Shopping TV's is not easy and the pricing is a moving target, best buy's price match made it easier to pull the trigger. I shopped LG and Samsung and this set was the nearest set to the OLED or the QLED for a fair amount less. Not enough 4 K available but choosing a set without it doesn''t make sense going forward. I still need to get a grip on the AI portion of the set and instructions are scarce so beware of any sales promise and demand assistance in mastering what could save scrambling for which controller to use when you have several attachments (IE Cable, DVD, prime , ) ETC. Also be prepared to purchase a 4 K blue ray player if you want to maximize your purchase. It was worth the effort shopping every thing available and wanting the bast VALUE for the future that is available at the time of purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Picture !!!

    Posted
    Fizman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Our "old" set was a 2016 LG 65UH6030 that was bought at a Black Friday sale. It died in March (2yrs and 3mos old). So to say the least, I was NOT looking to by another LG set. But after countless hours of research, this LG 65SK9000PUA set kept coming up as the best set short of an OLED set. So we bit the bullet and so far, it's been awesome! The picture is just amazing! Whether viewing 1080p or 4K, the picture is just beautiful. Don't notice any image degradation up to 60 degrees from straight on. Colors are amazing even on 1080p programs. Speakers are ok, but we have it connected to an Onkyo AVR for 5.1 sound. Settings can be overwhelming so we went with Sports for the picture and Cinema for the sound. Both worked out great. AV sync was an adventure, but we eventually sorted that out as well. Best overall TV I've ever had, so far. Now we just have to see how long it lasts. That will pretty much determine if we ever by LG again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment for non high def viewing.

    Posted
    BADDOG04
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Just set up my new SK90000. When movies or tv shows are in HD , the tv has fantastic colors and the black level do appear greyish, but are aceeptable. Watched a HD movie on Amazon Prime and had it set in HDR viewing mode. Picture was great, though as mentioned before, black levels are disappointing but acceptable. Now the bad: When watching tv shows that are not in High Def, ie. MASH, Andy Griffith, the picture is washed out. Very disappointing. Have tried various setting, but for a $1000 tv, I should not have to keep adjusting the picture with every show. Have yet to find a good setting for non HD tv shows or movies. For now leaving it on the APS setting. Older tv shows and movies are, much, much better on my old 2012 LG. Still have a few days yet to either keep or return it. My other choice was the Sony 900F. Initially chose the LG for its angle viewing, as my viewing area is long and narrow. If can't figure this tv out via tweaking, returning for the 900F

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Many times picture quality troubles can be resolved with a few tweaks to the settings. We have a help library article that recommends the settings for getting the best picture settings: https://www.lg.com/us/support/product-help/CT10000018-20150577528034-menu-settings If you're in need of some guidance with using your TV, please head to our support page at @LGUSSupport on Twitter or you can give us a call at 800-243-0000 so a specialist can help out. ^CP LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV!

    Posted
    RayH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    So this TV is great. Its not an OLED but the blacks are black and the colors are vibrant and rich. There is minimal if any screen tearing, the processor is amazing as well! It works with my alexa, it has all the features I wanted like Full Array Dimming, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. I love this TV so far and I am glad I purchased it. The only thing is, and this goes for the OLED's as well, the TV is really sensitive to glare. If there is any light coming from it straight on you can see glare, HORRIBLY. I had to make a couple of adjustments at my house to alleviate this issue but it was minor. Aside from that i recommend this TV. Also the main reason I chose this TV over the OLED is because the OLED runs the risk of burn in. Meaning if there is an image that stays on screen too long it will stay burnt into your TV screen. The LED tv, this one, doesn't have that problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good but could be better

    Posted
    BigLGFan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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 is 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