LG OLED65W9PLA vs LG OLED65W8PLA Detailed Comparison
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SCORE:
96
SCORE:
94

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Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED65W9PLA to LG OLED65W8PLA 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 OLED65W9PLA Highlights

LG OLED65W8PLA Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED65W9PLA 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 OLED65W9PLA

LG OLED65W8PLA

DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
97
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
96
DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
88
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
94

Advantage of LG OLED65W9PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED65W9PLA over LG OLED65W8PLA.

LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor α9 Intelligent Processor
Auto Low Latency Mode
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Dynamic Tone Mapping Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AI Sound
WiSA Ready
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
HDMI Version 2.1 2.0b
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI Recommendation Default: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Magic Link Default: off
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR

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 OLED65W9PLA and here - LG OLED65W8PLA.

BASICS LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
BrandLGLG
CountryGermanyGermany
Series 2W9 SignatureW8 Signature
ModelOLED65W9PLAOLED65W8PLA
Release Year20192018
Size65"65"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
DesignPicture-On-WallPicture-On-Wall
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 TypeOLEDOLED
Panel TypeWRGBWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting PixelPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-lumi us pixels ( backlight)Self-lumi us pixels ( backlight)
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processorα9 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NRQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness EnhancerFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping ProEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel4.2 Channel
Speaker TypeFront FiringHeight + Front Firing
Speaker Power Rating60W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)60W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED SurroundDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IIIClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
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 Version5.04.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs33
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM3 GB3 GB
Storage8 GB8 GB
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof Flof
Teletext Page2000 pages2000 pages
Picture-In-Picture
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
On-Screen Display Languages3636
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition (Magic Remote required)
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
Instant Game Response ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
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 OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
Digital Tuner 2 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2 HD
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4CI+ 1.4
GENERAL LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
Energy EfficiencyAA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)154 W154 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1446 mm x 823 mm x 3.85 mm1446 mm x 823 mm x 3.85 mm
AV Box Dimensions (W x H x D)126 x 90.1 x 19.8 cm (all-in-one box
soundbar)
1260 mm x 78 mm x 198 mm (all-in-one box
soundbar)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1641 mm x 952 mm x 288 mm1641 mm x 952 mm x 288 mm
One Connect Box AV Box AV Box
VESA Wall Mount
Weight of Package (Gross)34.7 kg32.1 kg
ACCESSORIES LG OLED65W9PLA LG OLED65W8PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19Magic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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