LG 65SM8200PLA Review and Specs

LG 65SM8200PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
68

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Nano Cell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 65SM8200PLA Overview

LG 65SM8200PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful Quad Core Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 65SM8200PLA TV 68 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
61
VIDEO FEATURES
69
AUDIO FEATURES
64
OTHER FEATURES
84
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
68

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2019 SM82 series can be considered a 2018 SK81 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG 65SM8200PLA LG 65SK8100PLA
2K HFR Yes No

DOWNGRADES LG 65SM8200PLA LG 65SK8100PLA
Lower Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz 100 Hz/120 Hz
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ No Yes
Less Powerful Picture Processor Quad Core Processor ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Dolby Atmos No Yes

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model 65SK8100PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 65SM8200PLA vs LG 65SK8100PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 65SM8200PLA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Voice ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
Low Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘Ž
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ 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 VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 65SM8200PLA 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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 65SM8200PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2SM82
Model65SM8200PLA
Release Year2019
Size65"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNano Cell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Picture Quality Index2300
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDR4K Active HDR
HDR EffectYes
Technicolor Expert ModeNo
AMD Freesyncโ„ขNo
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorQuad Core Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 100
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementNo
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionYes NR
Deep Learning AI PictureNo
AI BrightnessNo
True Color AccuracyYes
Ultra LuminanceYes
SharpnessNo
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W
Dolby AtmosNo
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundYes
Surround ModeDTS Virtual:X / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleYes
LG Smart SpeakerYes
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 Version5.0
Mobile ConnectivityYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
LG TV Plus AppYes
Smart ThinQ AppYes
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextYes Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Closed CaptionsYes Subtitle
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎYes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleYes
AI UXYes
AI HomeYes
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent EditYes
Home DashboardYes
Auto Device DetectionYes
Apple HomePodYes
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeNo
Multi-viewNo
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRYes
Mobile TV OnYes
Wi-Fi TV OnYes
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYes
Instant Game ResponseYes ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)Yes with Samba TV App
Hotel ModeYes
Screen ShareYes
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordNo
Auto CalibrationNo
Time Machine (DVR)Yes
Analog DVRYes
HEVCYes
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 TunerYes
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA+
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1451 mm x 840 mm x 64 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1451 mm x 910 mm x 323.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1600 mm x 1035 mm x 207 mm
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand24.1 kg
Weight With Stand25.8 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)33.3 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes

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