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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Colors. Horror/Sci-Fi Movie?!?! NO PROB!

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    MarkusKong
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    LG - 65" Class - OLED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (OLED65C8PUA) Setup/Testing/Conclusion The LG C8 in my opinion is an excellent 4k OLED TV with superb picture quality. Because the C8 is an OLED panel, it has an infinite contrast ratio since each individual pixel can be turned off (this is how OLED works). Due to the LG C8 being an OLED TV, you won’t experience any visible flickers (unlike some other company’s technology). The technology of the LG C8 allows it to create perfect blacks, which is great if you have your LG C8 in a dark room. If you’re one of those folks that enjoy the genre of either Sci-Fi or Horror, the C8 is a perfect addition/upgrade to your home entertainment setup. The picture also remains on point when viewed at an angle, this means that even if you have guests over and they are at a wide viewing angle; they won’t have an issue seeing the TV (even if you have the C8 in a large and bright room). The C8 performs great with HDR content, it creates really bright and saturated highlights. I went ahead and tested the LG C8 with my gaming PC and it handled input lag and motion handling without any issues. This is also due to the fact that the native refresh rate of the C8 is 120Hz (at 1080p) and 60Hz (at 4k). As mentioned, the C8 handles motion extremely well; which means it is great for watching sports or playing games. Because of the instantaneous response time, you won’t experience any ghosting or trailing during any fast motion. The engineers at LG did an excellent job with the design of the C8. Although the base is wide, it’s extremely sturdy and it’s well constructed. The base was designed and constructed in the shape that it is so that it can help direct the built in sound to the whole room. But because of this particular construction, you’re not able to place a soundbar directly in front of the C8. The C8 has better sound quality than other built in sound systems I’ve heard. Although it’s “better sound”, I would still recommend a dedicated sound bar for the stronger “oomph”. The base and frame around the screen is made of aluminum. The bezel of the C8 is very thin and it looks great. As far as the controls of the C8, they are located on the back to the side; similar to the previous model C7. The C8’s top half of the screen is ridiculously thin if you were to compare it to the previous model C7. When mounting the C8 to a wall, be mindful that the 4 HDMI inputs on the side may be difficult to access due to the composite input being rear facing. As mentioned previously with wall mounting, please be very careful as the top portion of the C8 is extremely thin. When it comes to LG webOS (LG’s smart platform), it has a good selection of pre-installed apps. If you’re adventurous, I think you’ll find a decent collection of apps in LG’s content store. The C8’s remote is compact and works exceptionally well and fast. I went ahead and tested the voice control feature and they also work exceptionally well on the C8. In conclusion, I was literally blown away with my LG C8. Because of the excellent picture quality, perfect blacks, dark room friendly, great wide viewing angle; the LG C8 is definitely a TV you should check out and splurge on. I mean look, you’re getting infinite contrast ratio, a wide and complete scope of colors, low response time, Dolby Atmos Support, and LG’s ThinQ AI. If that hasn’t sold you, I don’t know what else would. The LG C8 is definitely worth it and I would highly recommend it to friends and family. Features & Specs Amazon Echo compatible along with built-in Google Assistant LG’s most powerful and intelligent processor, a9. It provides true to life images with incredibly rich colors, sharpness and depth to deliver the ultimate picture quality Uses smart power distribution technology to boost higher peak brightness Supports major high dynamic range (HDR) formats including Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) Built-in WiFi smart TV (AI ThinQ) provides access to popular streaming apps such as Netflix and gives you access to more than 70 free premium internet channels through the LG Channel Plus app OLED technology can individually light, dim, or completely power off 8.3 million pixels; this achieves perfect black while displaying high level picture quality Two 10W speakers, two 10W woofers, Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos creates a more detailed and realistic sound experience to immerse you into what you’re viewing 4 HDMI ports (HDMI cables not included) 3 USB 2.0 inputs What's in the box? LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ OLED65C8PUA Stand Remote Control Batteries Composite Adapter Power Cable (59.5”) Various Manuals/Guides

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just right...

    Posted
    MrHarry
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    I bought a a Sony Oled AF8 on Thanksgiving eve. The sales guy highly recommended this TV and it looked fantastic in the showroom. I got it home, and it still had a fantastic picture, but it doesn’t allow you to control sound through the optical cable output. So, you have to use two remotes. Add that to the fact that it had $3200 price tag ($600 off the regular price, mind you) and I really hadn’t planned on spending that much on a TV, I got a bad case of buyer’s remorse and ended up exchanging it 5 days later for the Sony LED x900F. The reviews I read said “who needs OLED when this TV delivers such a great picture?”. My answer, “anyone who spent 5 days watching an OLED in their house.”. Period. Kind of like flying first class, once you’ve done it you feel like you’re missing out when you fly coach. (I “miss out” a lot when I fly, but you get my point.) From the second I sat down and turned on the LED I just couldn’t get the picture to look like that OLED. In particular, any black on the screen. Because the pixels literally turn off in an OLED you can’t get any “blacker”. No backlit halo or gray effect. Trust me, I spent hours messing with the LEDs picture settings. I could get the picture to look pretty good on one input or channel, then would have to tinker almost every time I changed the program. Very frustrating. Also, I still had that two remote control issue because this Sony also didn’t allow the ability to control audio through the optical cable. I even broke down and bought a Sony soundbar so I could use the HDMI ARC feature which allows the TV remote to work, but it was not for me. I wrote a review about it also if you’re interested (sony model HTCT290). Okay, I know it took a long time to mention this LG C8, but I thought knowing some of the back story would help paint a better picture of how pleased I am with this purchase. While I was returning the sound bar, I took some time to look at these LGs and did some online searches comparing it to the Sony OLED, which I was considering repurchasing. All three sites gave the nod to the C8 in almost every category measured. It was on sale and came in $400 less than the Sony AF8. Bonus; this TV allows you to control audio with the TV remote! I exchanged the LED for this one and once it was all set up I received an instant, I mean instant, gratification with the the picture. Every bit as good, if not better, than the other OLED. No tinkering with picture settings every time I change the channel or input like the LED. My sound bar works because LG understands that people already own electronic equipment from other manufacturers. Short version, I will not speak ill of the Sony Oled picture, but to pay hundreds of dollars more to have the same picture with the aforementioned short sightedness with audio makes no sense to me. Another bonus, the C8 is super slim and came with a sticky plastic film on the screen which allows hanging the tv without smudging. Yet another “considerate thought” from LG. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye, EXCELLENT picture, and no lack of features makes me smile. I went from sweating the price, to sweating the picture, to chilling like a champ with what I know was a great final decision. Hope this helps if you’re on the fence between OLED brands, or OLEDs versus LEDs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Several flaws undercutting what could be a good TV

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    Orion
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    The good: This TV has exceptional color due to the OLED panel. Out of the box the settings are decent. With some calibration the picture is some of the best. Gaming is decent with 21ms lag, and you'll have a tough time finding a TV that looks this good with lower lag. The interpolated refresh rate is garbage like most televisions, but turning it off looks wonderful. The operating system is decent, but I tend to use my Nvidia Shield 95% of the time for smart features. TV shuts off when I've left it paused for too long, and has logo burn in reduction for either HUD elements in games, or other logos such as news tickers. The bad: This TV has inconsistent grays between 5%-25% gray. Specifically, in the top left corner of my TV the grays vary wildly to the point of being distracting and all I see. During most normal content this isn't an issue, but becomes a glaring problem in darker content like Supernatural, or Blue Planet's Deep Sea episode, or horror games like Alien Isolation or Resident Evil. This was annoying enough for me to exchange it for a new panel. I have not received the new panel and will update the review according to the quality of the next TV. Glare is a much bigger issue on this TV than most, and I ended up having to move a lamp in my living room in order to watch content without annoying glare. I don't get much sunlight during the day, but I imagine the performance would be poor if you have a window behind you. Burn in is always a constant worry, and it's an anxiety that doesn't go away. Having the protection plan alleviates some stress for the first five years, but once I'm on my own, the anxiety will certainly return. The upscaling chip on this TV is nowhere NEAR as good as the processing chips on the Sony TVs. Color gradation is blocky and nowhere near as precise. At a distance it's hardly noticable, but if you're in closer, perhaps for a gaming session, or walking neat the TV, this becomes increasingly apparent. The ugly: As of the writing of this review, it is the day before I am having the new panel arrive. As of tonight, a line of dead pixels that is 2 pixels wide, and 2160 pixels long has developed. Essentially, there is a column of dead pixels in the right quadrant of the TV. I have owned the TV for roughly three weeks to a month. Had I not already been returning this TV for a completely separate issue days prior, I would have had to have used my protection plan to get a new one. Granted, I may have gotten manufacturers support and a refund from LG, but in the course that LG refused, I would be out a $1000. $500 of the protection plan would be consumed for the new TV, and $500 to protect the new TV. This would have been painful and frustrating beyond belief. The conclusion: This TV is gorgeous, and if it fits your budget, there isn't really a whole lot better in it's class. It's pretty good for gaming which is a plus. There are color inaccuracies and quality issues with the panels that need to be addressed and change my ability to strongly recommend this, to recommend with extreme caution depending on the type of consumer and if they typically purchase protection/extended warranties on their devices. If I receive my new panel with better quality, expect my opinion and review to change, however, if the panel is worse, expect my opinions and review to reflect that as well. I should have an update soon. I hope this helps you make an informed purchasing decision.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      Thank you for the thorough review! You really know your stuff! I hope that the new panel will address the bad and the ugly aspects of your experience.Always remember you can reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 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

    Visual perfection is an understatement

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    Fordman9870
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    I’m not going to beat around the bush, I’m just starting this review off with an outstanding 5 stars. Setup was very easy, do no try to Lift by yourself, have someone else help you when placing it on the stand and getting it ready. It would also be beneficial to hire the geek squad to install for you if hanging on the wall as this TV is massive. (not heavy just big) The unit is about ¼ thick around the screen. But extremely well built. The stand is pretty heavy so it is very stable. When you first power it up, you walk through some simple settings (via prompts or voice) I connected it to my network and it updated the firmware. The magic remote is the only remote you need. When you are done setting the tv up. You can use the voice control button to accomplish many things with just your voice, Turn channel, select input, and change settings are among a few. Just “marry” your assistant (google or Siri) to the LG device. If you have reoccurring apps or choices you can make them a hot key by choosing the app and holding down a number 1-9 Want to stream something from your phone to the TV, you can do it through the LG Tv plus app. The LG app has over 140 different internet channels offering something for everyone. You can listen to music with the app and connect anything that holds music (phone tablet, Usb drive etc.) You can also view photos and set them as screen savers and zoom in on them as well as your videos too. Want to record your zoom to your Usb drive? You can do this as well. The web browsing is some of the best I have seen on a smart TV, it can do most everything needed to browse many different sites as well as any tablet out there. You can also use speech to text when browsing site addresses. (Input so you don’t have to use the onscreen keyboard) I hooked up my google assistant to the TV and can use my assistant to operate the TV via voice now. Makes it very handy in case you can’t find the remote or you are too lazy to get up and get it. You can connect an X box/PlayStation, keyboard and mouse or a game pad controller via the Usb slot if you want to use it as a remote or another. I like being able to view my menu of option at the bottom of the screen like being able to choose amazon, Netflix, Hulu, games etc. you can use the floating curser by pointing you remote at the screen, this makes browsing and selecting and even putting in passwords so much easier. Or you can use the scrolling button and 4-way directional button for choices. The Dolby vision sound is very nice for a flat screen as most others lack in that department forcing you to get a sound bar or other sound system. Using the Dolby is almost like having a surround sound system already set up. Sounds are very crisp and not muffled (especially low and high tones) As far as the picture quality…. I cannot think of words accurate enough to explain how awesome this picture is, the blacks and whites are very impressive. Colors POP, they really bring back the fun in TV viewing and Movies. I have started to re-watch classics to see what I missed with our old 1080p set. There is no comparison! Want to view more than 1 thing a t a time? This TV can do that even from 2 external inputs. Have a short memory like me? Use the TV scheduler to schedule shows and the tv will auto tune for you every time it comes on. Also, the fact the consumer reports ranked the LGs at the top of the list is not a fluke. Two minutes of viewing this OLED will make you a believer!! It made CES (Consumer electronics show) in Vegas a believer. It was best of show in its category!! If you are waiting to pull the trigger on this wait no more, don’t walk, but Run to Best Buy and make this unit yours. Not only have I recommended this units to friends and family, I actually made a lot of the come over and view this to believe it. They all agreed This is the best they have seen!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A9 Game Changer!

    Posted
    Gorman

    So first off full disclosure, I am a Best Buy employee. I must say that working around this technology day in and day out you realize what new items really are special and what is fun for a short period of time and then the novelty wears off. LG nailed this! (I highly recommend GSP on all OLED televisions. The tech is amazing but burn-in is real and it's refreshing to know you are covered) After 8 months of ownership my Sony A1e decided it would develop a line of dead pixels from the top of the screen to the bottom. I had "Geek Squad Protection" and the Precinct sent agents out to assess my panel. It was sent thru to Sony who within 72 hours had a RA number and my Money back in my pocket with chance to make my next purchase. I had nothing against the Sony but felt that maybe I should go up to 65 inches if I had to do it all over again. I researched and decided after significant time spent online investigating and in store that I should give the LG a try. I'm sure most those here know that LG produces the panel on the Sony but processing is different. Sony had won countless awards on the X1 Xtreme processor so I had been sold on Sony tech. BUT- after the "Dolby Vision" debacle of 2017 I thought that maybe LG needed a fair shake. So after some serious testing and tweaking LG has totally blown me AWAY! Their new A9 chip not only processes the 4k HDR content amazingly but it has really knocked the upscaling of 1080 content out of the park too. The ability to take whatever my Apple TV or my 4k UHD player has to offer and produce a cinema experience unrivaled in todays market is phenomenal. Another thing that LG has done to put itself ahead of the pack is the Dolby Atmos processing. Most people are new to Atmos and "object based surround" systems in general but LG is pioneering it being part of the Tv's processing duties. Does the C8 give you an amazing surround experience from the tv alone? Uhhl no! haha... It does however nicely process audio and send it via ARC back to my Denon IN-Command Atmos enabled home theatre AVR. Bottom line is when this tv is setup with a proper sound system you have a REAL home theatre experience that makes you want to stay home and take in that movie. Perfect Blacks, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, A9 Processing, and the brightest OLED panel ever offered in a consumer level unit makes this one of the best decisions I've ever made in electronics and Home Cinema gear. Bravo to LG and their pioneering of great tech that takes Home Theatre to the next level!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    GRAY CONSISTENCY KILLS DARK SCENES, WORSE IN 4K

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    JLNYC
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    I notified LG online support regarding my C8 OLED TV, and I sent photos showing the problem of light gray taking up 1/3-1/2 of screen during dark scenes (a pretty common issue with their panels that you can see from several reviews here) and it's worst in HDR and 4K shows. LG support directed me to a 3rd party servicer and we shared the same info and photos. This servicer notified me that they ordered new panel and will schedule date for panel replacement. They even told me that LG would not replace my TV, but would certainly replace the panel. So I scheduled the visit with my family member (who is not technically savvy or understanding of the TV problem) present thinking this was a simple matter. The technician who was sent has no idea what the TV problem was, and would have to do evaluation with tech support. I was NOT informed this was the process. So this evaluation was performed without me present, my family member had no idea what to do. Results of the evaluation were apparently that there was "no problem with the screen." This is after I already discussed the problems with LG and the servicer, which is why they ordered the panel in the first place! So the technician leaves my place and calls me to tell me that there is no issue, to call LG to ask for second opinion. When I call LG, they say they do not support servicing for second opinion and will no longer answer my messages. Had I known that the servicer would do an evaluation, then I would have insisted that I be present for this. LG Tech support does NOT look carefully for this problem. Now I am left feeling I have no recourse because I was not informed by the servicer or LG about the process of the evaluation. I feel led astray and will never order LG TVs again. Look how many of us are finding problems with the panel. BUYER BEWARE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      LGAnswers

      Thank you for your detailed feedback of your experience with your television and the experience with the technician. I hate to hear that you have gone through this. I can understand how frustrating it may be for there to be light gray taking up bits of your television screen during dark scenes on your shows and for the technician to say he sees no issue with the television. If there is anything we can do to assist you further 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

    Serious upgrade

    Posted
    PurpleHaze
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    I’m on day four with the television and if it’s possible to have expectations exceeded on a television in this price range this one has done it for me. As impressive as the demonstration videos shown in the store nothing compared to my first movie in UHD (Black Panther) … my television is paired with the LG UBK90 Blu-Ray player and the LG SK10Y Sound Bar … the quality of the movie picture was amazing and while my rear speakers haven’t arrived the sound bar alone produced some very impressive sound. I was a little worried about how the picture would hold up for non-movie viewings … meaning when I didn’t have the lights down and/or there might be light coming in from the window. Although mine is set-up in a basement there’s still a good sized window with southern exposure that even with the blinds drawn can let in a fair amount of light during the day (and it’s straight across the room opposite the television). My experience has been reflection and/or bright lighting within the room have not taken away from the picture quality for me. I’ve so enjoyed the picture quality that it’s sent me in search of more opportunities to watch shows in UHD w/Dolby Vision … so I paid the extra $3 to up my Netflix and jumped back into season three of Daredevil … a total game changer … with my old television I always felt that show was filmed too dark and now I see it was probably just my television as the UHD is perfect and the sound is amazing for a television show. I’ll definitely be looking to find more Netflix shows that are also upgraded in both sound and visually. I’ve ready a lot of negative reviews on the Magic Wand remote it comes with … while it’s taking some time to get used to and will never replace my TiVo remote as my primary for watching regular TV once it’s configured and you start to get the hang of it I’ve found it great for Netflix and movie watching. Got rid of my Harmony remote (of course it also helps that my TV/BR/SB combo are all LG products so they all work together very nicely – previously using a home theater receiver and multiple components the Harmony remote was needed to try and reduce clutter and turn on or off necessary components based on what I was wanting to do).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely gorgeous TV!

    Posted
    camdenk
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    PROS -Best in class picture -Extremely low profile -Sound is great CONS -Remote can take some getting used to -Glass and thin portion of display was slightly warped -Assembly instructions not intuitive SETUP/DESIGN First off, this TV is definitely a two person setup and you definitely want to follow LGs included instructions to the ‘T’ to ensure you assemble the stand and don’t cause any damage to the television. The top section of the display is millimeters thin, but doesn’t seem as fragile as I initially thought - however it does flex quite a bit. The good news is once you get the TV standing upright, the wide sweeping stand ensures it isn’t going anywhere. The stand is hefty and stylish and curves down on the front for most of the TV length. The back of the TV has a metal finish and looks absolutely stunning. The top is super thin while the thicker bottom houses the electronics and ports. PICTURE/AUDIO The picture of this tv is as breath-takingly impressive as it’s ultra thin enclosure. The darkest blacks and vivid color round out a beautiful 4K screen. TV Shows, Movies, and Sports absolutely pop on the screen. Latency in video games is improved as well – I saw no noticeable difference between my traditional LED TV when playing on my Xbox One. The Dolby Atmos sound is among the best I have heard on a TV - and impressive for how thin the TV is. CONTROLS/SOFTWARE The TV runs WebOS – and the software is fairly intuitive. While the remote is not the most stylish it is very functional and offers many different ways to control the TV. You can use the D-pad, your voice, and the wand mode, which makes the remote function much like a Wii controller. With all the options, it does take a bit to get used to. For voice, you can also setup Google Assistant – but this isn’t an always listening setup, so you’ll still have to use the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    LAM3
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    I spent a lot of time researching before selecting this TV (but should have done even more). Best Buy staff were exceptionally helpful. In the end it came down to a choice between the Sony A8 and the LG C8. Price was the deciding factor in selecting the LG C8. I have been using the TV for about a month now. Good things about the TV: Excellent picture using UHD Blue Ray or UHD streaming from Netflix. Some HD programing like pay per view also had very good image quality. Most standard HD was so - so. Not so good things: Instructions for setting the TV up were not clear enough to give me a confident feeling during set up - but it worked with no damage. Note, some of the YouTube videos of how to set up this TV are wrong. The picture is dimmer than non-OLED TVs, but still works for most programming. I end up switching the picture settings frequently when I change between TV shows, jpg photos, streaming movies, and Blue Ray discs. Disappointing aspects of this TV: The remote is a pain, not sure why it gets high marks from others - the pointer is clumsy, buttons are not well located, and there are limited functions on the remote. The TV does not work well with my Spectrum cable box remote - it was impossible to set up the TV and Cable to both turn on and off with the Spectrum remote even with Spectrum sending out a technician. So, I really need to use three remotes most of the time - the TV remote, cable remote, and Blue Ray player remote. I like to use a TV to view my photographs and expected a 4K OLED to be awesome for this. So, I was surprised that this TV has problems reading jpeg images if they are greater that 1920 x 1440. In fact, about 1 in 7 of my jpegs that exceeded this limit could not be read by the TV. My ten-year old 1080 Samsung TV can read these same files just fine. I don't understand why a 4K TV can only read 2K or less jpeg images. Finally, LG support is available late at night via a chat feature, but could not help with this issue. Overall, I am disappointed in this TV and should have probably waited for the Sony to go on sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No compromises

    Posted
    Danschutz
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    We finally decided to upgrade to 4K after 9 years with our mostly trusted Samsung 3D tv. One of my biggest complaints with the 9 year old Samsung was the lack of any real black so going forward that was big on my list. The old tv lacked the clarity of 4K, no full color spectrum and certainly was missing the smart tv functions, we needed an upgrade. After searching and reviewing TVs for a few weeks and even visiting Best Buy several times we decided on a Vizio 65 inch E model. For the price it is an excellent choice, where the tv failed was upscaling and motion so we took it back after 10 days. Next up, we tried the Samsung 65 inch Q6. I still ponder why that tv reviews so high or possibly we had a bad panel but our 50 inch LG 6500 model tv was better in every way at a fraction of the cost. Back it went. The Sony X900F and the LG oleds had always been at the top of our list but like any cheapskate I followed the reviews that led with cost and performance not performance at any cost. Although it was a close call between the two TVs we ultimately purchased the LG C8. The perfect blacks are more breath taking at home than in the showroom, we felt at home with the smart functions as they are identical to our bedroom LG. The colors, the contrast and the clarity are more than amazing. The cat sits watching the tv all the time she apparently is also amazed at the picture quality. Upscaling is very good, quite amazing actually. We find ourselves rewatching older movies all the time and I keep hearing myself muttering about how great the display looks. If you are on the fence about this tv don’t be, it amazes me whenever I watch it, no halos, no gray screen effect, no color banding issues and even when it’s turned off it looks gorgeous. Oh let’s not forget that magic remote, fits in your hand so comfortably and the pointer is pretty fun to use. The voice commands through the remote are so fast and easy to use it’s just icing on the cake. The only question you’ll have to ask after purchasing this tv is do you need another for somewhere else in the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    VERY Fragile! Cracked/Ruined One Week In

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    mtxbbx
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We totally own the crack we now have in our $3,000 paperweight of a TV — it was our fault (kinda). We were BARELY tilting the TV after mounting it on a very popular and very stable wall mount. The top of this TV is so thin that it took less pressure than it takes to squash a tiny bug to crack the screen. After turning it on, white lines appear to flash by the crack and nothing works. It's completely dead after just one week. The negative review isn't because the TV looks bad — to the contrary, it looks pretty great. The single star is because this TV, in our opinion, should not include VESA mounts. The top 3/4 of the TV (which is all screen) is VERY wobbly and even the slightest flex will crack the screen. While we probably could've just lied and told the Best Buy manager here in Tallahassee that it was broken when we took it out of the box, we just aren't those people. So, they would not replace or refund the TV after hearing our story. This is a VERY expensive lesson, but LG should remove the VESA mounts. Yeah, we get it, we screwed up and lots of folks probably have this thing mounted on the wall. Just be EXTREMELY careful when adjusting the TV's positioning while it's mounted (to a motion mount, of course). Sadly, we have to buy another TV. It'll likely be another brand, unfortunately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      LGAnswers

      We would be happy to help you and look into the repair options available. Please take a moment, at your convenience, to contact us directly via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport/ or at 1-800-793-8896. ^KH LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but pay attention

    Posted
    hp24w

    For comparison, I have a Panasonic VT60 plasma in another room which has been great. I purchased the LG C8 65 inch for a bright living room. It is wall mounted and the mounting was pretty easy. Used a Sanus LL11 wall mount with the smaller spacers that come with the mount. There is a clear dialogue option for audio which is nice. It has gotten so that it is hard for me to hear dialogue but this setting really helps. Also I have it on Vivid and changed the temp to 0. It comes set to cold. Here is what became important. I had an issue where the dialogue was not synched with the video. I had not seen this on any tv before. This happened with Comcast but did not happen with Amazon which had a wired network connection. I googled this and set the comcast box to 1080i and the audio to expert from 5.1. This helped but then I found out the problem. The hdmi cable was going from comcast box to audio video receiver (Pioneer VSX-LX301) then to keystone hdmi connector in wall plate to CL2 in wall hdmi cable to hdmi connector in keystone wall plate to hdmi cable to TV. I had a problem a couple of years ago in another room with these keystone wallplate adapters. I unmounted the tv from the wall and pulled the in wall hdmi cable through the keystone openings top and bottom and got rid of the keystone connectors. This made all the difference. Everything was fixed. Absolutely beautiful with no audio synch problems. Everything also looks 4k. The picture also improved immensely. Even local television is gorgeous. My comment would be that if you do not have the best experience then you may want to try a new hdmi cable. And go straight from cable box to tv. The cable does not need to be expensive. These hdmi wires are so thin that any brand will have some duds. Best Buy did not have the E8 available. That model has the frosted white glass appearance when off. I would have gotten it since it looks so cool but I am glad that I did not. When the C8 set is off, the black color makes it seem smaller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

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    buckeyedoc
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    I spent a lot of time doing research to replace a 6 year old early Samsung 4K. Since I read many reviews on multiple sites and found them helpful, I thought I'd return the favor. I was torn between going for a larger 75in LED or staying at 65in but go for the OLED. Initially the price was comparable comparing a 75in Sony 950 to the 64 in LG OLED (the 77 in price is ridiculous). The reviews I read said that the LG OLED was the best for overall mixed use especially for sports and movies. I don't do gaming. The price had been holding steady but then the OLED dropped by a third to under $2000. For me that sealed the deal. I pounced on the LG C8 OLED. I have had it a week now and don't regret it at all especially considering the price difference compared to the 75 inch Sony. Bigger would have been better but wasn't worth the push back from my wife and for $1000 less and a MUCH better picture, it's worth it. When you hear "inky blacks" it is true and the level of detail is remarkable. The TV is in the basement so the perceived lack of brightness with OLED's is not an issue in my case. Watching Bosch on Amazon Prime last night in 4K HDR and the wife said "That picture really is better". I was shocked since she thought the old TV was fine. Sports is much clearer without the blur of the old TV. One last point. The TV is run through a Denon S910W AVR with Apple TV 4K and a Roku stick also (long story). I must say that when you read that all HDMI cables are the same was not my experience at all. I bought new high speed cables from Amazon but could not get the TV to do 4K HDR @60 through the Apple TV nor the Roku. After some research, I decided to break down and buy the Apple recommended Belkin HDMI cables. Reconnected everything and "Viola!" everything was at 4K HDR @60. All I can say the cheap cables didn't work but the more expensive ones did. At least the Belkin ones aren't the price of Best Buy's high end ones. That's my thoughts and hope this is helpful to someone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cinematic picture quality is worth every penny

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    Brian
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    I never thought a TV could be too dark. This comes close, but it is everything I hoped for and more. I watched the Jack Ryan series in 4K and there were some scenes that nearly take your breath away. I have also been very impressed with the higher quality titles from Netflix They've nearly eliminated all of the issues with the "Soap Opera Effect" and although a few times you can still remember you are on 4k and see the result, most of the time you just feel like you're living in the movie or show. My one issue with this TV is that it doesn't do as well with Football as I'd hoped. I bought this TV for movies, so I can't belittle it at all. Football looks great when you are far enough away, but the size is big and so if you are at a standard distance, the colors and players just don't do as well as they do on a smaller screen. I did not try any adjustments with sharpness so that might help, but I did try every possible built-in picture. Please don't take this the wrong way - the TV is still fantastic, but my 42' 4k LG at the same distance looks better for football. One last thing: The warnings about breaking by pinching, etc, raised my anxiety to new heights, and the initial setup where the thing says to lay it flat freaked me out beyond belief. The TV did fine, but if you don't want to feel that kind of anxiety, pay to have it mounted. Also, make sure you put the foam inside the box so that it holds it's full shape - you have to have that space off the floor if you are installing the stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VeryHappy Oled customer

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    mhayes01
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    This is my very 1st purchase of Oled and I’m please with my purchase. I am upgrading from 2015 Samsung SHUD quantum dot tv. I thought I was amazed with that picture quality, but my Oled picture quality playing 4k hdr, Dolby Vision and HLG has been the experience I’ve been waiting on. I have experienced inky blacks 1st hand and it’s the real deal. No banding on my Oled or light bleed like my Samsung panel. I was surprise how 4k content looked with streaming. A noticeably difference from my 2015 tv. I was extremely impressed with how 4k uhd blu Ray movies perform perfectly. The disc quality is superb vs streaming. Streaming capped at 25mbps vs the disc uncompressed going over 100mbps all the quality I could see on Oled. I have it paired with Panasonic 820 player, audioquest choclate hdmi cable and Dolby Atmos Samsung Harmon Kardon HWN850 Soundbar with rear speakers. I watched Spider-Man multiverse, Avengers movies, Netflix, YouTube in HDR and been blown away. The WebOS is way better than Samsung. It’s very user friendly and all tv apps work flawlessly unlike Samsung which had laggy system for premium tv. Best Buy had for few days the best sale ever seen for Oled. My 65 inch C8 was brand new 1950.00 which after a year goes normally for price 2500.00. I jumped on price in a heartbeat. A win win for me because I wasn’t planning on purchasing until 2020. The price made me buy this sooner than later. Last thing worth mentioning is firmware update. You go on LG website they tell you exactly what firmware update is. Samsung they give a very general response and don’t tell you what the update did. Another reason I’ve been slowing down on purchasing Samsung products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    EGEL
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    I purchased the OLED65C8 on May 28th, 2018. Appearance: It looks cool as expected for a technology in 2018. The TV is 4.6 cm thick. I’m using a super-slim wall mount with the TV that puts the surface of the screen at only 7.7 cm from the wall. Picture Quality: The Perfect Black feature is amazing. Color contrast is great on this TV. There is some graininess in some colors like red and blue-skies with 4K content (4K disc and 4K Blu-Ray player, AudiQuest Sky HDMI cable). The colors look sharp and vibrant, but they don't look real, so I'm going to order a TV Calibration. I used to have the poor-quality OLED65W7, which had T-Con board burn out twice following which it crashed completely. Compared to last year’s wallpaper model OLED65W7, the picture quality of the C8 is very close and hard to notice differences. I know professional reviewers have tools to measure minor differences, but I don’t see any noticeable difference with the naked eye. Smart assistants: The Google Assistant works fine. Amazon Alexa sometime doesn’t work when I ask Alexa to change a channel, but turning TV off works fine. Sound Quality: Speakers on the TV produce very poor-quality sound, so they’re not meant for use with an expensive OLED. LG wants us to use a sound bar because the internal speakers are so poor. I use my 5-speaker Bose Lifestyle 650 system. In summary, the picture quality is great, but my TV needs a TV calibration. There is room for picture-quality improvement in future models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best TV on the market

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    TimM
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    This is my first OLED tv I have owned and I dont think I will ever buy an LED tv ever again. I have owned this for just over 2 months now and it is absolutely amazing! I replaced my Samsung MU8000 4k hdr tv with this LG C8. I moved the Samsung to a downstairs room. I admit it took about a week to adjust to the OLED as it is not as bright - but that's not a bad thing. It is plenty bright for my room and the tv is wall mounted opposite a large picture window that gets plenty of natural light. I use the IHS Expert Bright Room picture setting. The picture on this tv is amazing! I cant say that enough. The colors are natural looking and so much more realistic than the samsung which made everything a little too red. The clarity is perfect. No pixelation, blooming, banding, etc. The difference is night and day if I am watching the Samsung downstairs and then go up and watch the LG. The only annoyance was lag in brightness from dark to bright scenes but that was just corrected with the latest firmware update. I did a lot of research before buying this tv as I was concerned of the perceived lack of brightness and the potential for burn in. I am telling you this tv is plenty bright regardless of what room and how much light you have in it. I have not experienced any image retention or burn in And the tv has been paused for long periods of time by my kids so if you are concerned about those 2 things i would say dont be. You will absolutely love this tv and the money spent is well worth it. I am going to buy a 2nd one and get rid of the Samsung all together at some point. HDR is a totally different experience with the OLED vs the LED. I cant say enough about this tv and how happy i am with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    OLED 65''C8 OUTSTANDING !!

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    Chill4ya
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    Recently Purchased the OLED65C8PUA and so far I'm just blown away! . This 4k is like no other the LG OLED colors just jump out at you. 4K Movies are just awesome to watch. I did my homework on this television and learned about the pros and cons of OLED, but decided to roll with it and so far I'm glad I did. You really have to have a good understanding about OLED and make sure this is the TV for you after all it is a very expensive TV. I have the perfect dark room day or night to watch my TV, but to me it works just as well in the light also. The Blacks are seriously TRUE black and the Colors are very high in contrast and this is were you need to take the time to know how to adjust and maybe calibrate the settings to your liking. It may benefit you to have a professional calibrator adjust for you. This OLED has Dolby Atmos audio from the TV and actually blew me away how well it sounded I thought my Stereo system was on still for a sec. Plus it has Dolby Vision and that was a plus for me. Movies are even more enjoyable I no longer have to go to AMC Dolby Theater to see my movies. With this OLED and my whole sound system at home my movies are such a joy to watch. I don't do video gaming but they say the OLED C8 works great for the gamers. If you love Movies like I do and Sports your gonna love this TV. I encourage you to REALLY take the time and make sure you get the television to your liking it took me months before I decided. I Forgot to mention you can do Google and Alexia which I haven't tried yet, but with the TV control I can ask some basic questions and seems to work fine. The Control is like a wand with courser pointer on the screen which I really like …. For me the OLED is the ticket !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful for TV but problem as PC monitor

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    Delmer
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    I'm really pleased with the television picture quality for my OLED65C8PUA . I use HDMI connections for cable TV, blu-ray, DVD, and internet streaming (Netflix, Amazon, etc.). I agree with the reviewers who are blown away by the deep blacks and vibrant colors. I've never seen television picture quality like this. Thumbs up! My only criticism of the built-in LG smart features is that HBO GO and HBO NOW are not available, apparently due to disputes between LG and HBO. That cuts down on my on-demand choices for HBO shows. The only problem with the OLED65C8PUA that I have not been able to solve is that display quality when connected as a PC monitor is terrible. The screen is covered with glowing random pixels in contrasting colors with the intended image. I have connected two different Windows 10 computers via HDMI and gotten the same problematic result. Computer graphics drivers and TV firmware are up to date. I previously had the same computers working flawlessly with the Samsung TV I replaced with this LG. If not for this problem I would have rated the OLED65C8PUA as five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best TV out there with some caveats

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    Maunder
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    Currently if you want the best TV picture and can afford it, this is the one to buy. Caveats are: Auto Brightness Limiting, or ABL. Recent firmware update changed how this “feature” works. It is noticeable when there are larger bright white area lit up on the screen and the whole screen will dim to compensate. It is easily noticed when scrolling through Apple TV screens where 2 or more artwork boxes are bright white. If a movie scene you are watching has too much white in it you can also see the whole picture dim a little. Very annoying. My other caveat is no permanent way to disable the built in speakers. This is maddening. I have the LG Atmos sound bar. The Apple TV is plugged into it and the sound bar into the tv, with audio return channel, or ARC, turned on. You click the apple remote and it turns on the sound bar and tv automatically. Great, but for whatever reason the TV decides to turn back on the built in speakers so you’ll hear the sound bar and then an delayed sound from the TV speakers. So every time you turn on the TV you have to go to settings and switch the sound back to ARC. If it wasn’t for this I would never need to use the awful LG TV remote with it’s gyroscopic pointer (you can however ignore the pointer and use the D-Pad instead). I did not test the “smart” features of the TV out as I am using an Apple TV 4K. Once I checked for and did software updates I turned off the WIFI on the TV so it has no access to the internet whatsoever. As with most “Smart” TV’s they can monitor what you are watching and “phone home” if they are connected to the internet. No thanks, LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend