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LG 65UN8500PUI (USA version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

LG 65UN8500PUI was introduced in 2020. It has a LED 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 and HLG. Its powerful α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 65UN8500PUI TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
89
OTHER FEATURES
97
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
89
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 65UN8500PUI.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Direct LED
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   Dolby Vision IQ
👍   HLG
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   HGIG Compatibility
👍   α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K
👍   Filmmaker Mode
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   AI Sound
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
CONS
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR
👎   No DTS Digital Surround
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 65UN8500PUI 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.

HDR10

LG 65UN8500PUI supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 65UN8500PUI.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesUN85
Model65UN8500PUI
Size65"
CountryUSA
Release Year2020
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
Dimming NameLG Local Contrast
Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDRCinema HDR
HDR Effect 4K/2K
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K
Upscaling4K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement
AI Picture AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection Dolby HDR only
Face Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionDouble Step Noise Reduction
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance
SharpnessSharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating20W
Bluetooth Headset Support Bluetooth 4.2+
Simulated Surround Sound 4.0 Virtual Surround Up-Mix
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound AI Sound
Surround ModeULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext
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
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC 4K@60p, 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
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)57.6" x 33.5" x 3.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)57.6" x 36.0" x 10.6"
Stand Size52.1" x 10.6"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)65.4" x 38.2" x 7.5"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand47.0 lbs
Weight With Stand47.6 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)65.3 lbs
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR20
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2020 UN85 series can be considered a 2021 UP87 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG 82UP8770PUA vs LG 65UN8500PUI
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen4 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K

DOWNGRADES LG 82UP8770PUA vs LG 65UN8500PUI
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
Lower Color Depth 16.7 Million vs 1.07 Billion
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack

For this comparison we chose 82" version of the successor - model 82UP8770PUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 65UN8500PUI vs LG 82UP8770PUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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