LG OLED65B8SLC Review and Specs
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LG OLED65B8SLC (UK version)

SCORE:
94

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ7 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 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 OLED65B8SLC TV 94 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
98
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
94

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED65B8SLC.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
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

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 OLED65B7V
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model OLED65B7V. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65B8SLC vs LG OLED65B7V where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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
CountryUK
Series 2B8
ModelOLED65B8SLC
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TVโœ”
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-lumiโœ– us pixels (โœ– backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Contrast Ratioโˆž
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ”
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ”
HDR Effectโœ”
Technicolor Expert Modeโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture Processorฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Active Depth Enhancer
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Adaptive Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionNR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ–
AI Brightnessโœ–
Professional Game TVโœ”
Enhanced Motion Picture Response Timeโœ”
True Color Accuracyโœ”
Ultra Luminanceโœ” Pro
Sharpnessโœ–
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating2 x 10 W
Dolby Atmosโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ” DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Outputโœ”
AI Soundโœ–
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
Adaptive Sound Controlโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
LG Sound Syncโœ”
Smart Speaker Compatibleโœ–
LG Smart Speakerโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplayโœ–
LG TV Plus Appโœ–
Smart ThinQ Appโœ–
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ” Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexaโœ” Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” Side, HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ” 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
PVR Functionโœ”
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ–
AI UXโœ–
AI Homeโœ–
AI Recommendationโœ–
Intelligent Editโœ–
Home Dashboardโœ–
Auto Device Detectionโœ–
Apple HomePodโœ–
Voice Recognitionโœ” Magic Remote required
Magic Linkโœ–
Focus Zoomโœ”
Live Zoomโœ”
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Multi-viewโœ”
DIALโœ”
Music Playerโœ”
360 VRโœ–
Mobile TV Onโœ–
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ–
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ–
Instant Game Responseโœ–
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)โœ–
Hotel Modeโœ–
My Contentโœ”
My Channelsโœ”
Channel Advisorโœ”
Channel Plusโœ”
Screen Shareโœ”
Digital Recordingโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ”
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ–
Analog DVRโœ–
HEVCโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ–
WMVโœ–
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ”
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ”
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ–
MIDIโœ–
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ”
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ–
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ–
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ”
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ–
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ”
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 (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 Mountโœ”
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 remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”

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 โœ” 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–

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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