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LG Electronics 55SK8000 55 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 2018 Model

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.1
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
245
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
37
Spam Test
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4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB

Review Summary - 208 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Picture Quality
 65
tv, quality, sound, picture and sound, lg
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It was a bit bigger than I thought it would be, but the picture is crisp and the sound is perfect for my small apartment.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is fabulous and it so easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  After some adjusting the picture is amazing! ... Really good price, amazing picture, 65 inches, who could ask for more?  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is awesome, the smart part of the tv works great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture and great tv!  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing picture, AFTER adjusting the picture, which took forever and a day. ... However the sound quality, the OS, and the picture makes it well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is amazing and love the fact that it’s trimmed in brushed metal.  ...  "
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Sound Quality
 36
quality, picture, tv, picture and sound, bar
+100%
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" ...  Easy navigation with the magic remote, great sound quality, and the picture is ridiculously great!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good, picture quality is good, the design aesthetics receives compliments.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound & excellent picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is actually pretty good! ... I was worried we'd need to get a sound bar to be comparable to the other tv sound set up we had in the other room.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture and sound quality  ...  "
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" ...  great picture and sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good also.  ...  "
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" ...  BTW the quality of the picture and sound is excellent!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 32
alexa, connect, smart, easy to set, apple
+78%
-22%
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" ...  PS4 and Switch work well on it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is exactly what I wanted in 65" smart TV.  ...  "
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" ...  Super nice tv .  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa is way better.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with this tv! ... I added backlighting to the back of the tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I Love the tv  ...  "
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" ...  So far I love everything about this TV.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted a product that is compatible with Alexa.  ...  "
Software Platform
 27
alexa, apps, google, streaming, netflix
+63%
-37%
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" ...  • Google assistant integration  ...  "
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" ...  This also applies in general when switching between hdmi sources as well as streaming apps.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it has Hulu, Netflix and Google play. ... I have an Amazon Fire Stick and can't get Google Play so it's nice to have all those options on the TV.  ...  "
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" ...  All services offer some ultra 4k hd programming and the apps are build into the OS which is easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Google home mini works great except turning it "on" but not that important because the integration is so good that you can tell your TV to tell google home to change things like thermostat temperature or lights (if connected) and you can tell google home to control TV volme/chanel/app/input. ... Very well interconnected with google and I'm sure amazon's Alexa too.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s gonna be a Christmas present 🎁, TV still on the package 📦, I just hope everything it’s fine with the TV, I’ll update the review after we open the package 📦.  ...  "
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" ...  The software for this TV is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  The apps are great and you can also get on the internet with it.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 24
tv, oled, lcd, brightness, 65
+83%
-17%
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" ...  not quite oled level blacks, but quite impressive with the new led technology lg developed.  ...  "
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" ...  Went from a 48" flat screen to this baby.  ...  "
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" ...  Trim and slim screen very light weight for installation!  ...  "
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" ...  Beautiful picture but a little dark sometimes, it seems to change the brightness on it's own.  ...  "
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" ...  - I've had to crank up the brightness pretty far for content that's dark if watch during the day, we don't watch TV till night usually so it's not a big deal.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s all worked out perfectly, nice big screen, decent sound from the built in speakers, and the picture is terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  The side angle viewing of this LG is pretty good compared to most LED, but plasmas are awesome from the side like an old tube TV or the new OLED TVs. ... My neighbor's 65" OLED is off the charts.  ...  "
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" ...  Lighter than my smaller LCD TV that I replaced with this too.  ...  "
Setup
 22
setup, set, tv, install, little
+95%
-5%
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" ...  It was easy to install and looks sleek.  ...  "
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" ...  This TV was quite easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly easy installation  ...  "
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" ...  I helped him install the TV and it only took us 45 minutes to hang it on the wall and get it setup. ... It was very easy to setup .  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a breeze with onscreen prompts.  ...  "
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" ...  Once hooked up the Set up was incredibly easy as im not one for reading directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Did the Delivery guys unbox and assembled  ...  "
Ease of Use
 20
setup, set, install, easy to use, sound
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Easy to install and sound quality is better than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use  ...  "
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" ...  It’s user friendly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly easy installation  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, easy setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was a little complicated.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation is pretty easy.  ...  "
Resolution
 17
tv, ultra, hd, services, hdr
+100%
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" ...  There's a huge difference with 4k Tv's that are out there. ... I also watched a Premier League game in 4K and I was suprised on how different 4K Tv's are. ... UHD BluRay looks great on this too!  ...  "
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" ...  The 4k is truly breathtaking through Youtube, but on Amazon Prime, horrible. ... I haven't bought a 4k DVD player yet, and its slim pickins' on 4k broadcasts.  ...  "
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" ...  4K is unbelievable.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're looking for 4k Ultra programming one of your best bets is to subscribe to one of the streaming services such as Youtube or hulu or amazon prime. ... All services offer some ultra 4k hd programming and the apps are build into the OS which is easy to navigate. ... There is not a huge library of 4k on regular services such as cable or satelite. ... All movie titles in the description as well will list if they are ultra 4k, vision, hd etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Get a high end HDMI cable and your HD will be outstanding.  ...  "
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" ...  I had done some research on tvs and ultimately chose this one because it was the only affordable tv with a refresh rate of 120hz.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality at 4K was good, streaming function worked well, really a good buy.  ...  "
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" ...  We came from a 10 year old 36 inch 720p TV, so a 55 inch 4K is an epic change.  ...  "
Apps
 14
tv, app, netflix, google, streaming
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I just received and setup this TV so my review is more about the lack of Apps than the quality of the TV. ... We have a Sumsung and a Roku and the app selection on those TV's is pretty good, everything you might expect.  ...  "
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" ...  Google assistant has a long way to go.  ...  "
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" ...  The apps are great and you can also get on the internet with it.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also download apps to make your phone use the controls on the TV or stream, upload pictures or music onto your TV. ... Has own app store with many apps such as a fireplace or space live videos to use as a screensaver.  ...  "
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" ...  This also applies in general when switching between hdmi sources as well as streaming apps.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that it has Hulu, Netflix and Google play.  ...  "
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" ...  • Google assistant integration  ...  "
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" ...  I don't use the google assistant portion or the voice part of the remote thats just my preference.  ...  "
Remote
 13
magic, tv, mouse, control, use
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Great TV, remote could be better.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the remote has a mouse function that works pretty good. ... My wife used to punching buttons on the remote to control TV or cable box is very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the smart features and magic remote.  ...  "
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" ...  I should also add we’ve dropped the remote a few times more than I’d like, and it still works like a charm.  ...  "
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" ...  Magic Remote is pretty cool though.  ...  "
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" ...  love the remote  ...  "
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" ...  The TiVo remote operates the basic television functions fine, but the magic remote is easier to use for certain functions like streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with the magic remote - didn't need to purchase separately!  ...  "
Features
 13
saving feature, many, turn, smart, energy
+85%
-15%
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" ...  But my family loves all of its many features.  ...  "
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" ...  There are several ways to navigate the smart features and has good programmability.  ...  "
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" ...  Choose that, then turn off the energy saving feature.  ...  "
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" ...   As advertised, a big thing when looking at TVs like this is the back lighting feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not realize all the features it came with.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great since I remembered to go into setup and remove the energy saving feature.  ...  "
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" ...  This tv is absolutely perfect, it has so many features not even listed here. ... Everything can be fixed and disabled etc in the settings i don't know how old some of you are but if you can't set this tv up get your grandson or something to do it lol.  ...  "
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" ...  There are so many more features than mentioned in most sites and reviews.  ...  "
Price
 12
tv, great tv, really, one, money
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Fine at Black Friday price.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise it’s a great upgrade and amazing for someone wanting a lot of bang for a smaller-medium cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tv for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great TV in its price.  ...  "
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" ...  A really decent smart TV for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  For the money, best set available  ...  "
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" ...  If you're looking for a great tv at a fantastic price you can't beat this tv.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
amazon, picture is phenomenal, nice, seller
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Purchased via Amazon from seller 'Vanns' (great seller).  ...  "
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" ...  Move the picture!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is totally amazing though!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  Great picture for less than $800.  ...  "
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" ...  So I upgraded to the LG 55SK8000 for a bigger image.  ...  "
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" ...  On a side note: Amazon's boxing was out of this world!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is phenomenal! ... The picture is phenomenal  ...  "
Capacity
 10
bedroom, wifi, two, tv, router
+100%
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" ...  Needed a bigger tv for the bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...   We had returned a different brand and chose lg because of are tv in living room .  ...  "
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" ...  Looks awesome in my living room.  ...  "
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" ...  Still, all the other devices in the same room get great WiFi reception.  ...  "
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" ...  Mounted in family room looks great  ...  "
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" ...  You will probably need two people to move the box more than a few feet.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for our family room and had Amazon send someone to mount it for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I had an 65-inch OLED TV in my living room and decided to get this one for my bedroom since I thought it would save me a lot of money.  ...  "
Color
 9
settings, picture, blacks, bright, screen
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Beautiful picture but a little dark sometimes, it seems to change the brightness on it's own.  ...  "
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" ...  Colors are acceptable in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  not quite oled level blacks, but quite impressive with the new led technology lg developed. ... picture gets bright once you turn off power saving mode and calibrate it.  ...  "
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" ...  The plasmas show much greater dark color depth/detail.  ...  "
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" ...  There are settings it did seem dark at first but adjust the brightness. ... If your pic seems dark go to settings then tv there’s an option for vivid, game , cinema stuff like that . ... The go into edit you can brighten this picture and I darken the black .  ...  "
Product As Described
 9
picture is phenomenal, nice
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Great picture for less than $800.  ...  "
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" ...  So I upgraded to the LG 55SK8000 for a bigger image.  ...  "
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" ...  Move the picture!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice picture if you have some light in the room.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is terrific.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is phenomenal! ... The picture is phenomenal  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is totally amazing though!  ...  "
Ports
 8
ethernet, went, vhs, tv, toshiba
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Get a high end HDMI cable and your HD will be outstanding.  ...  "
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" ...  We have a home theater system that we've hooked up through the optic port which was easy, though it's a pretty old Sony system so the LG remote can't control it.  ...  "
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" ...  As near as I can tell, it only has a composite (3 plug) input for my old Toshiba VHS/DVD player and not a component (5 plug) input for the DVD part. ... The LG's 3 plug allows connection with an old Toshiba VHS/DVD (where the DVD has died).  ...  "
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" ...  This TV was faily easy to set up once I realized the little "plug" icon on the bottom was to switch the HMDI to connect to my cable box.  ...  "
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" ...  I switched over to an Ethernet connection and that solved everything.  ...  "
Design
 8
like, lg, look, plastic, much
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It was easy to install and looks sleek.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks very sophisticated with its thin bezel and sits securely on the curved base.  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek look with a nice stand.  ...  "
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" ...  The LG 65SK8000PUA looks and feel are outstanding.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like a gap in between.  ...  "
Gaming
 7
games, video, settings, game, watching
+100%
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" ...  I personally mostly use this for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  There are settings in the menu to adjust the picture for gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Even works well with video games as it has a game mode That if set correctly or automatically come on.  ...  "
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" ...  if you are a gamer, this is the tv for you. ... there is low risk for image burn if you play games with heads up displays (call of duty, racing games, etc).  ...  "
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" ...  it start it to blacks out when I’m watching shows on my kids are playing a video game.  ...  "
Video Playback
 7
tv, movies, videos, video, shows
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I got the 65 inch and oh my word the movies look amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to be able to play Amazon Prime videos on the tv.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent TV quality and watching 4K movies on Netflix is AMAZING!  ...  "
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" ...  Watching movies, shows and sports are out of this world.  ...  "
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" ...  it start it to blacks out when I’m watching shows on my kids are playing a video game.  ...  "
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" ...  We couldn’t be happier check out the video from I phone 7 plus the tv is even better .  ...  "
Delivery
 7
days, tv, transit, took, guys
+100%
comment
" ...  With the Christmas madness it arrived inside 2 boxes and styrofoam and was safe as can be.  ...  "
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" ...  Just received my TV delivered by some great guys who took very good care of my Tv during transit. ... With damage etc upon arrival.  ...  "
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" ...  Did the Delivery guys unbox and assembled  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this LG 65" and was delivered in 5 days, that was awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Just arrived today, was double boxed which I was very pleased with worried about it being damaged in transit.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tv and was delivered in 2 days😊  ...  "
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" ...  It came packaged very well.  ...  "
Wifi
 7
tv, going, connection, connect, wireless
+43%
-57%
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" ...  • subpar wifi connectivity ... - wifi was disconnecting regularly so we had to connect directly to the router (a Google OnHub by TPlink).  ...  "
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" ...  You will not be able to do anything if the TV is unable to connect to WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  It will Not connect to WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  The only issue I ran into was related to the WiFi connection. ... It seems to have a really poor WiFi card in it.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 6
tv, months, nine, hope, working
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  If this happened a couple months from now, I would have been really upset.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this TV for over a month now and am seriously considering returning it as useless junk.  ...  "
Build Quality
 6
stand, put, little, instead, concerned
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Packaging was secure, free of damage.  ...  "
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" ...  Has the better base instead of those little legs.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture is amazing and love the fact that it’s trimmed in brushed metal.  ...  "
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" ...  It probably could have survived a 10 foot fall with all the protection.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the very thin body.  ...  "
Controls
 5
settings, remote, control, button
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Although having a cursor is a great idea, it is hard to control.  ...  "
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" ...  Once set up, go to Settings, scroll to bottom, select All Settings.  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
wall, stand, mount, mounting, unit
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Once we got it on the wall I was really pleased with it.  ...  "
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" ...  Tv assembled in the street ??  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it has a pedestal rather than a stand on each side of the tv.  ...  "
Returns
 5
return
-100%
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" ...  Pretty serious issue, may have to look into returning  ...  "
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" ...  Stolen and wasn't sent a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  people posting a review they had a Cracked to  ...  "
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" ...  Used it for all of 20 mins before I decided I am returning it.  ...  "
Fit
 5
base, put, feel, screen, looks
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Looks very sophisticated with its thin bezel and sits securely on the curved base.  ...  "
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" ...  It probably could have survived a 10 foot fall with all the protection.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll find different screws to replace.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 4
arrived, tv, text
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Consistent issues with screen just blacking out entirely.  ...  "
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" ...  Very disappointing, tv arrived broken with shattered screen.  ...  "
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" ...  This item arrived with a smashed screen and was returned.  ...  "
Size
 4
+100%
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" ...  Like the size and quality  ...  "
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" ...  My advice is keep them both handy.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is perfect and very easy for me to put together myself without assistance.  ...  "
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" ...  It beats the old bulky ones.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
little, watching, video, shows, game
+100%
comment
" ...  There are lots of better TVs out there but for this price (I paid around $900) it’s a great thing, the kids love it.  ...  "
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" ...  I never wanted a TV in my room but it’s a nice treat once the kids are tucked into bed and I just want to binge for a little before going to bed myself.  ...  "
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" ...  it start it to blacks out when I’m watching shows on my kids are playing a video game.  ...  "
As Gift
 3
christmas, bought
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought it for a Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this TV as a Christmas gift for my son and his wife. ... it turned out to be an awesome Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought htis as a gift but had the opportunity to see it.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
saving feature, energy saver, power, one, need
+100%
comment
" ...  *Once Energy Saver is turned off.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely need to turn off the Power Saving feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Choose that, then turn off the energy saving feature.  ...  "
Refresh Rate
 3
refresh, rate
+100%
comment
" ...  chose this one over the TCL due to the higher refresh rate of 120 instead of the average 60.  ...  "
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" ...  I had done some research on tvs and ultimately chose this one because it was the only affordable tv with a refresh rate of 120hz.  ...  "
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" ...  Since this is a native 120hz refresh rate its much easier on the eyes than the 60hz as you get alot of motion blur with the lower refresh rate.  ...  "
Network
 3
router, wireless, away, going, connection
-100%
comment
" ...  • subpar wifi connectivity ... - wifi was disconnecting regularly so we had to connect directly to the router (a Google OnHub by TPlink). ... The router was only 10 feet away so it wasnt too big a deal, but keep that in mind if you can't use the Ethernet port.  ...  "
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" ...  It will Not connect to WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  The only issue I ran into was related to the WiFi connection. ... It seems to have a really poor WiFi card in it. ... The router is merely feet away and the signal strength it receives is appalling and speed across apps is miserable.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  54.6 meters
Connectivity
HDMI:  Yes 
Number of USB ports:  3 
USB:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  4K 
4K
RESOLUTION
Yes
HDMI
3
NUMBER OF USB PORTS
Yes
USB