LG OLED65W8PUA Review and Specs

LG OLED65W8PUA (Canadian version)

SCORE:
81

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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LG OLED65W8PUA Overview

LG OLED65W8PUA 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 α9 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED65W8PUA TV 81 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
83
AUDIO FEATURES
72
OTHER FEATURES
52
CONNECTIVITY
77
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
81

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED65W8PUA.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, Speaker Channels, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Clear Voice and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, no Filmmaker Mode, no WiSA Ready and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
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 VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 W8 Signature series is 2017 W7 Signature series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED65W8PUA LG OLED65W7P
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
4K HFR
2K HFR

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model OLED65W7P. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65W8PUA vs LG OLED65W7P where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED65W8PUA 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 OLED65W8PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionCanada
SeriesW8 Signature
ModelOLED65W8PUA
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
DesignPicture-On-Wall
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyOLED
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%
Brightness400 nits
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
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
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel
Speaker Type and ConfigurationHeight + Front Firing
Speaker Power Rating60W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
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
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 ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplay
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately
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 ) 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
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store LG Content Store
Picture-In-Picture
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
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 Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic Link
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
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)
Hotel Mode
Channel Plus
Screen Share
Content Share
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
IP Control
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 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)57.1" x 32.5" x 0.15"
AV Box Dimensions (W x H x D)49.6" x 3.1" x 7.8" (all-in-one box
soundbar)
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)64.3" x 37.6" x 9.0"
One Connect Box AV Box
VESA Wall Mount
Weight Without Stand16.8 lbs
AV Box Weight22.7 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)72.8 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2018 W8 Signature series has a successor - 2019 W9 Signature series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG OLED65W9PUA LG OLED65W8PUA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor α9 Intelligent Processor

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model OLED65W9PUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED65W8PUA vs LG OLED65W9PUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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