LG 65SK9000PUA Review and Specs

LG 65SK9000PUA (Canadian version)

SCORE:
65

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Nano Cell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 65SK9000PUA Overview

LG 65SK9000PUA was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ. Its powerful ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 65SK9000PUA TV 65 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
62
VIDEO FEATURES
72
AUDIO FEATURES
65
OTHER FEATURES
50
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
65

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 65SK9000PUA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
Contrast Ratio ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Voice ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 65SK9000PUA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.


Nano Cell Technology

LG Nano Cell technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether theyโ€™re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 65SK9000PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryCanada
Series 2SK90
Model65SK9000PUA
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones48
ColorNano Cell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage95%
Contrast Ratio1600โˆถ1
Minimum Response Time5 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎYes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
Technicolor Expert ModeYes
AMD Freesyncโ„ขNo
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
BlacksNano Cell Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Active Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Dynamic Color
Noise ReductionYes NR
Deep Learning AI PictureNo
AI BrightnessNo
Professional Game TVYes
Enhanced Motion Picture Response TimeYes
True Color AccuracyYes
Ultra LuminanceYes Pro
SharpnessNo
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W)
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundNo
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
Adaptive Sound ControlYes
WiSA ReadyNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleNo
LG Smart SpeakerNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple AirplayNo
LG TV Plus AppNo
Smart ThinQ AppNo
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes Google Home device sold separately
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes Amazon Alexa device sold separately
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes Full Web Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextNo
PVR FunctionYes
LG AI ThinQยฎYes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleNo
AI UXNo
AI HomeNo
AI RecommendationNo
Intelligent EditNo
Home DashboardNo
Apple HomePodNo
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkNo
Focus ZoomYes
Live ZoomYes
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
Freeview PlayNo
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRNo
Mobile TV OnNo
Wi-Fi TV OnNo
Bluetooth Low Energy OnNo
Instant Game ResponseNo
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)No
Hotel ModeNo
My ContentYes
My ChannelsYes
Channel AdvisorYes
Channel PlusYes
Screen ShareYes
Content ShareYes
Time ShiftYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)No
Analog DVRNo
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVNo
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXYes
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACYes
LPCMYes
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioYes
WMAYes
WAVNo
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFNo
JPEGYes
JPSYes
MPOYes
PNGNo
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)57.3" x 32.7" x 2.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.3" x 35.6" x 12.5"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)63.0" x 38.2" x 7.5"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand58.6 lbs
Weight With Stand61.9 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)78.3 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BA.US
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2018 SK90 series has a successor - 2019 SM90 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG 65SM9000PUA LG 65SK9000PUA
4K HFR Yes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated No
2K HFR Yes No

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model 65SM9000PUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 65SK9000PUA vs LG 65SM9000PUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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