LG OLED65B8SLC Review and Specs

LG OLED65B8SLC (German version)

SCORE:
74

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED65B8SLC Overview

LG OLED65B8SLC was introduced in 2018. It has a OLED 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 Technicolor®. Its powerful α7 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED65B8SLC TV 74 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
84
VIDEO FEATURES
73
AUDIO FEATURES
61
OTHER FEATURES
57
CONNECTIVITY
70
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
74

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 B8 series is 2017 B7 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED65B8SLC LG OLED65B7D
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® Yes No

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model OLED65B7D. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65B8SLC vs LG OLED65B7D 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 OLED65B8SLC.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED65B8SLC has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. OLED displays also have better viewing angle than IPS panels. However, OLEDs are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG OLED65B8SLC.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryGermany
Series 2B8
ModelOLED65B8SLC
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Contrast Ratio
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
Technicolor Expert ModeYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Active Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Adaptive Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionNR
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 Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating2 x 10 W
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundNo
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED 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 (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with AlexaYes Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes Side, HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
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
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextYes Flof
Teletext Page2000 pages
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleNo
AI UXNo
AI HomeNo
AI RecommendationNo
Intelligent EditNo
Home DashboardNo
Auto Device DetectionNo
Apple HomePodNo
Voice RecognitionYes Magic Remote required
Magic LinkNo
Focus ZoomYes
Live ZoomYes
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
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
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)No
Analog DVRNo
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 HD
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 (Typical)148 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1449 mm x 831 mm x 47 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1449 mm x 901 mm x 319 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1600 mm x 1035 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand21.7 kg
Weight With Stand23.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)31.0 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes

Successor

The 2018 B8 series has a successor - 2019 B9 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG OLED65B9PLA LG OLED65B8SLC
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 OLED65B9PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65B8SLC vs LG OLED65B9PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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