LG 65SK9500PUA vs LG 65SM9500PUA Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
70
SCORE:
80

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Overview

Here we are comparing LG 65SK9500PUA to LG 65SM9500PUA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

Let us first have a glance at the highlights of the models.

LG 65SK9500PUA Highlights

LG 65SM9500PUA Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Nano Cell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Nano Cell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG 65SM9500PUA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 65SK9500PUA

LG 65SM9500PUA

DISPLAY
68
VIDEO FEATURES
80
AUDIO FEATURES
67
OTHER FEATURES
52
CONNECTIVITY
77
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
70
DISPLAY
74
VIDEO FEATURES
85
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
90
CONNECTIVITY
85
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
80

Advantage of LG 65SM9500PUA over LG 65SK9500PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 65SM9500PUA over LG 65SK9500PUA.

LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
Auto Low Latency Mode
Noise Reduction NR Quad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Sharpness Frequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone Mapping Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AI Sound
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 5.0
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
HDMI Version 2.0b 2.1
More RAM 2 GB 3 GB
More Storage 4 GB 8 GB
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI Recommendation Default: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Apple HomePod
Magic Link Default: off
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Hotel Mode
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR

Common Strengths of LG 65SK9500PUA and LG 65SM9500PUA

STRENGTHS LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
High Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz 100 Hz/120 Hz
Wide Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle
Color Depth 1.07 Billion 1.07 Billion
HDR10
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Clear Voice Clear Voice III Clear Voice III
Bluetooth Audio Playback

Common Weaknesses of LG 65SK9500PUA and LG 65SM9500PUA

WEAKNESSES LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
No 3D Capability
No HDR10+
No IMAX Enhanced
No AMD Freesync™
No NVidia G-Sync
No VRR
No HGIG Compatibility
No Filmmaker Mode
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Detailed Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 65SK9500PUA and here - LG 65SM9500PUA.

BASICS LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
BrandLGLG
Country VersionCanadaCanada
SeriesSK95SM95
Model65SK9500PUA65SM9500PUA
Release Year20182019
Size65"65"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Display TechnologyLCDLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCellNanoCell
Panel TypeIPSIPS
Backlight TypeLEDLED
LED TypeSlim Direct LEDSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNano Cell Color ProNano Cell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms5 ms
VIDEO LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR 4K Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Intelligent Processorα7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240TruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz240 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Active Depth Enhancer Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Dynamic Color Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise Reduction NRQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W)40W (WF:20W)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA SurroundDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IIIClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/nIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.25.0
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2 eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs11
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM2 GB3 GB
Storage4 GB8 GB
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser Full Web Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext
PVR Function
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
VIDEO FORMATS LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)200 W107.3 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)57.2" x 32.8" x 2.5"57.2" x 32.8" x 2.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.2" x 35.6" x 11.1"57.2" x 35.6" x 12.4"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)63.0" x 38.2" x 7.5"63" x 38.2" x 7.5"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand59.7 lbs59.5 lbs
Weight With Stand62.8 lbs63.5 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)77.8 lbs77.4 lbs
ACCESSORIES LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BAMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
WARRANTY LG 65SK9500PUA LG 65SM9500PUA
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year Parts & Labor

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