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LG OLED65C8 (German version)

SCORE:
92
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

LG OLED65C8 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 and can reach 900 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED65C8 TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
88
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED65C8.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Pixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
👍   Perfect Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   α9 Intelligent Processor
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 C8 series is 2017 C7 series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES LG OLED65C8 vs LG OLED65C7D
Higher Peak Brightness 900 nits vs 620 nits
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
Black Frame Insertion vs
True Color Accuracy Pro vs
Ultra Luminance Pro vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping vs
Simultaneous Audio Output vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice III vs
Adaptive Sound Control vs
Google Home Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) vs
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) vs
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2 vs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
Parental Control (V-Chip) vs
LG AI ThinQ® vs
Focus Zoom vs
Live Zoom vs
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech) vs
Gallery Mode vs
Multi-view vs
DIAL vs
My Content vs
My Channels vs
Channel Advisor vs
Watch & Record vs
Auto Calibration vs

DOWNGRADES LG OLED65C8 vs LG OLED65C7D
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model OLED65C7D. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65C8 vs LG OLED65C7D where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED65C8 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. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED65C8 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 OLED65C8.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesC8
ModelOLED65C8
Size65"
CountryGermany
Release Year2018
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
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%
Brightness300 nits
Peak Brightness900 nits
Contrast Ratio
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR Effect
Technicolor Expert Mode
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaling
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Professional Game TV
Enhanced Motion Picture Response Time
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeFront Firing with Stand
Down Firing without Stand
Speaker Poer Rating4 x 10 W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
Adaptive Sound Control
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 Version4.2
Apple Airplay
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
Teletext Page2000 pages
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI Recommendation
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Magic Remote required
Magic Link
Focus Zoom
Live Zoom
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)
Hotel Mode
My Content
My Channels
Channel Advisor
Channel Plus
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
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 2
SAT Tuner
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)150 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 881 mm x 230 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1600 mm x 970 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand21.0 kg
Weight With Stand25.4 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)33 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

The 2018 C8 series has a successor - 2019 C9 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG OLED65C9PLA vs LG OLED65C8
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen2 Intelligent Processor vs α9 Intelligent Processor
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro vs Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AI Sound vs
WiSA Ready vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Auto Device Detection vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM vs
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App vs
Hotel Mode vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
Analog DVR vs

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model OLED65C9PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65C8 vs LG OLED65C9PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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