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Last summer I bought my first TV in many years. I'm picky about picture quality, but after doing several side-by-side comparisons, my choice was easy: I bought an LG 4K OLED. All these months later I still find myself remarking to anyone within earshot, "Man, that's a great picture!"
The 65" OLED65C8PUA is sure to be one of the most popular TVs in LG's 2018 OLED lineup. Compared to last year's model, it has more powerful video processing, plus some advanced smart TV conveniences. Plus, the initial price is about a thousand bucks less than last year's model at launch.
Each and every OLED pixel — actually every sub-pixel — can switch off completely, producing absolute black. So far, OLED is the only screen technology that can pull off this difficult feat, and it's why OLED TVs can deliver such remarkable contrast and black levels. For watching movies in a dark room, LG's OLEDs are just about unbeatable.
The OLED65C8PUA also delivers brilliant colors, covering nearly 100% of the P3 color format used for digital cinema and HDR movies. Colors pop, and thanks to the OLED65C8PUA's impressive peak brightness and advanced anti-glare screen coating, you'll see a vivid picture even in bright rooms. And if you like to watch TV with family or friends, you won't mind giving up the center seat — OLED images maintain exceptional contrast and color even for viewers seated off to the sides.
One of the OLED65C8PUA's key improvements over LG's 2017 models is the new Alpha 9 Intelligent Processor. It reduces noise, and constantly monitors and corrects color and contrast. But its most noticeable improvement relates to motion processing. The OLED65C8PUA gives you the ability to remove jerky judder in side-to-side camera pans without adding the artificial-looking "soap opera effect." That's a big deal, in my book. I wish my OLED had that capability.
TV content enhanced with HDR (High Dynamic Range) is getting easier to find all the time. Its expanded picture contrast range adds noticeable visual punch to HDR-enhanced movies and shows streamed from Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video. And virtually every 4K Blu-ray movie has HDR.
The OLED65C8PUA not only supports the required HDR10 format, but also the more sophisticated Dolby Vision™ format, which is a dynamic system that is able to adjust brightness and color levels in response to the video signal on a scene-by-scene basis. LG's Active HDR circuitry analyzes and optimizes HDR10 content scene by scene, bringing it closer to what Dolby Vision achieves.
The '65C8PUA's built-in web apps give you instant access to a nearly limitless selection of entertainment including streamed video from services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. LG's AI ThinQ® intelligent voice control can process hundreds of voice commands. Just speak directly into the Magic Remote's mic to operate the TV as well as a variety of compatible smart devices. This TV is also compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa voice control assistants.
LG's motion-sensing Magic Remote is simple and fun to use. You can point, click, scroll and even speak into the remote to find exactly what you want, searching across apps, movies, TV shows and the web, all at the same time.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Picture, sound, color, blacks
Amazing picture quality. Came from a 10 year old Samsung plasma that still had some life left in it but blacks are even better on the OLED.
Pros: Price point was terrific and the gift card was the cherry on top
Cons: Couldn't get NBC SPORTS GOLD APP to work with the pre installed apps, had to purchase ROKU stick.
Very nice picture. Only difficulty is that there is no manual unless you down load or go on internet for individual questions. This TV is rather complicated and totally intuitive. Most new electronics are this way.
Great TV right out of the box! Decent sound with the internal speakers within. Would recommend to anyone! Was choosing between the samsung Q-LED and the LG OLED and I thought the samsung would be too bright In our somewhat small room. Great for hockey can follow the puck with ease GO PENS!
Pros: Great picture!
The picture is amazing. Finally something that rivals plasma. That last generation of Panasonic's is still my favorite. The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars is because of the price.
Pros: Great picture
An outstanding 4k TV with an equally outstanding feature set. The TV is easy to setup, with a menu of various display options. I chose the preset "Expert (bright room)" setting for starters. Video detail is excellent, as is color rendering and refresh rate. Sound quality is very good with "3D" turned on, though I'm using a Denon receiver to drive Klipsch speakers for audio. All in all, I am more than pleased with this LG OLED. Highly recommended.
Cons: No cons noted.
Very impressed with the gorgeous picture. No other OLED can compare to the picture quality this tv delivers. Unbelievable super thin tv. Easy set up.
Pros: Colors are spot on and the black is truly black.
Cons: Haven't found any.
Picture quality is impressive and picture settings out the box are solid. Brightness concerns are overblown in my opinion, although I replaced a 2011 Samsung plasma PND8000 which was much dimmer.
Love it love it love it give me more
What an amazing picture! The setup was actually pretty easy, and I was able to do it with the help of a friend. Pretty delicate operation, but not difficult if done with patience. The TV is everything I'd hoped for, and it's pretty easy to use, but I would have preferred an actual hard copy of the manual. And I found the remote rather mysterious, but a little patient trial and error helped. Crutchfield service was superb and the price was the best I found anywhere at the time I purchased it.
Pros: Logical setup instructions Fantastic picture
Cons: No hardcopy manual Cryptic remote
This TV replaced an 8 year old 55" Sony Bravia Plasma that I moved to another area of the house. The 65" screen is a noticable improvement of the 55" screen it replaced. The local cable company's signal is pretty good so the Hi Definition picture is really clear with a lot of detail. Blue Ray and ultra high definition is incredible to put it mildly. The TV was easy to unpack and set up was easy enough to manage but I suggest you watch the unpacking video on Crutchfield's website. It will make unpacking a lot easier. Final set up on the TV is pretty easy just follow the prompts on the screen. I was disappointed to find that my Bose Sound Bar isn't compatible with the TV remote. If my cable company remote works with my sound bar why can't LG make it happen? The TV's internal speakers sound isn't all that great so reduce TV volume to "0" and use external speakers are a must to get the best TV experience. If I can turn the internal speakers off on a $350.00 Panasonic TV in my bedroom why doesn't LG give me the option on a $2500.00 TV? The TV is supposed to be compatible with Amazon's Alexa but I've only been successful in getting Alexa to turn the TV on and Off so I'm not sure if that's all Alexa can do or if I'm missing something. Notice all the things I've fussed about don't have anything to do with the quality of the TV's picture and aren't deal killers. By the way Crutchfield Rocks! Great selections, competitive price and superb customer service!
Pros: Picture quality is incredible. Very slim profile. Light weight Easy TV remote Interface with on screen prompts
Cons: Internal Speakers are Just Ok and can't be turned off. Never gotten the Alexa interface app to work properly. Control interface with other components (Soundbars, etc) seems to be somewhat limited.
Here are my initial thoughts about this TV after having it for less than a week. Picture - absolutely amazing. Playing the Shape of Water Blu-ray (1080p version - non-HDR) through a high end Blu-ray player, the picture was superb - incredible detail and virtually 3D. Don't know whether the TV or Blu-ray player did the upscaling, but it definitely demonstrated what a great screen this is. Sound - acceptable but you really do need an external speaker system to go along with the screen. That of course brings its own issues. HDMI ARC works well except for lip synch issues - the controls to fix this on the LG end didn't really work - just a number system with no indication of the number of milliseconds the numbers mapped to - changing this to any value never fixed the synch. Luckily my HDMI ARC destination has really good lip sync controls and I used this to solve the synch issue - approx 50 ms delay on my system. Note that there is no easy way to stop the LG from not outputting any sound - sound is always output to internal speakers, optical or HDMI ARC - this is no obvious output off option. Remote/Settings. Took a long time to get my head around this - the GUI is not particularly user friendly and the TV manual was thin to say the least. Installation was reasonably easy but only because I saw a great You Tube unpacking video so saw others do it. The installation manual shows diagrams but minimal text and not always easy to see what the diag
Pros: The picture is fantastic. HD programs upscale beautifully
Cons: Sound could be better but you really need a superb home theatre or stereo system to go with this anyway. Wish the remote had illumination.
Awesome picture. As much as I enjoyed our 11 year old 50" Panasonic plasma, this is sweeter. A friend has the 55" B model and it was impressive.
Since I am having a new entertainment center built, I can't comment on the tv quality. But, I can speak HIGHLY if the Crutchfield staff and customer service! This is an outstanding company to purchase from!
Pros: Great customer service & great policies in place!
The picture is great but the screen in one corner of the unit is badly cupped. The reflection of the window on the lower right shows the distortion. From what I've gathered since, this is an exception rather than the rule and Crutchfield put a replacement on order right away. I will update the review if the new unit is trouble free.
Pros: Great picture, light weight
This product continues to be the standard of excellence that all other televisions strive to achieve. The picture is extraordinary and a joy to behold. I am wildly happy with my purchase. I wholeheartedly recommend the LG Oled65'C8 to everyone.
Pros: Extraordinary picture quality. Seamless installation and operation right out of the box. If you are a videophile like I am, you will be in viewing heaven at first glance.
Cons: Price point is above the norm, but definitely worth every penny.
Excellent picture. Interface is a little clumsy. Overall I'm very happy with this TV.
Great TV. Picture quality is excellent Easy to set up.
Pros: Great definition. Almost looks like 3D.
I purchased my LG OLED television after the local elevation (> 7,100 feet) ultimately defeated my previous one, a Samsung plasma television. The demise of my plasma television provided me an opportunity to research new TV technologies and to increase screen size. After consulting several reliable consumer references, I chose to purchase the LG OLED65C8PUA from a known and reliable vendor: Crutchfield. What an astounding television. All of the references that I consulted praised the quality of the picture, the generous viewing angles, as well as other laudable attributes, but a few provided aesthetic gripes about the television stand. I love this television and I love the aesthetics of the stand. Moreover, I appreciate the Crutchfield customer service, especially the technical customer service. Before I purchased my television, I contacted both Crutchfield's customer service and technical customer service with questions pertinent to my purchase. In both cases I received valuable advice. Great television and great customer service. Priceless!
Pros: Sublime picture quality and wonderful versatility and aesthetics.
Cons: Nothing substantial, though I had a bit of a learning curve learning in how to consistently and effectively use the remote control to find and change some tv settings.
Got this to replace my Sony 930E which died after 6 months and Sony bought it back. This TV is sublime, the 930 was a great TV don't get me wrong but the absolute black that oled produces gives the C8 an edge in just about every movie I watch in my dark theater room. It didn't take much to dial it in and get it looking gorgeous in the Technicolor Master setting or in game mode. It's noticeably much brighter than older OLED TVs in hdr and I've had no problems with image retention even after long gaming and movie sessions. Processing wise I've actually had less problems with banding compared to the Sony and I feel the picture is overall sharper looking, especially on things like in game text or subtitles on anime. Not to say the Sony handles those things bad, but this just handles things better. Motion handling is great too after a bit of tweaking in the user setting of TruMotion, panning can be very jumpy otherwise (this is because of OLED having nearly instant pixel response) The built in apps, although limited are some of the nicest and fastest loading I've used to the point of me using them over my roku, the fact it supports Atmos over ARC is great too. The menu system is quite nice and the magic remote works way better than I expected. Dolby Vision support is also far better implemented on the LG which is a good thing as Dolby Vision makes this TV shine even more. Overall at the current price its the best TV you can get hands do
Pros: Image quality, smart apps, ease of use, magic remote, styling, input lag for gaming. Dolby Vision support and Atmos over ARC for streaming video.
Cons: Smart app selection could be better but it's no big deal. I've had a few problems with HDMI-CEC but to be honest that's not uncommon to me.
Very pleased with the picture quality. HDR and Dolby Vision are wonderful. You will be quite pleased with this set. Blacks are incredible with this TV. It replaced my Panasonic plasma.
Outstanding picture quality
OLED is the great leap forward in TV technology. If you are debating between "standard" LED and OLED, go OLED. It's worth it. The depth and richness of the image are amazing. Plus Crutchfield is really responsive and easy to work with on the purchase and shipping.
Purchased the LG C8 after reading reviews for a year. I have to say it was well worth the wait - really GREAT TV!
Pros: Outstanding picture
Cons: audio isn't as good as a good sound bar but better that what I expected
This is my first LG OLED and I must say the Blacks are outstanding and the colors pop! When connected to my OPPO UDP-203 Blue Ray player and play a 4k disk you can't get a better picture experience. I gave it 5 stars due to the picture quality. The only think I don't use or care for is the Magic Remote which is a bit clunky for my taste and give the remote 3 stars due to the pointer reaction being a bit all over the place and not easy to control , instead I use a Harmony Universal Remote which to me is faster and easier to set up and use, just a personal preference.
Pros: Blacks, Blacks, Blacks!
Disappointed. Arc does not work. Optical output does not work. Smart tv sound will not output to AV Receiver. Internet blogs describes this as a known problem. LG tech support finally indicated its a known problem. Remote control neat gadget but a joke. When watching tv for us that just want to punch a button instead of playing with a mouse or talking there is no option. LG will not recognize Comcast (xfinity) cable box. LG & Comcast announced last fall that that they would offer app on lg smart tv to eliminate cable box. Where is it.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||N/A for OLED TVs|
|Local Dimming (for LCD TVs)||N/A for OLED TVs|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||N/A for OLED TVs|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, Tech|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Amazon,Hulu+Live,Vudu,GooglePlay|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||5|
|Component Video Inputs||0|
|Composite Video Inputs||1|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||224 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$27|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||34-3/4|
|Height without Stand (inches)||32-3/4|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-1/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||1-7/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||38-1/8|
|Weight with Stand||55.9 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||46.2 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
|Bezel Dimensions||0.125 x 0.125 x 0.125|
OLED TV: "OLED" means organic light-emitting diode, named for the advanced material used in the TV's screen. The secret to OLED is this unique light-emitting diode structure with its electroluminescent layer, a special film made from an organic, carbon-based compound that emits its own light when hit with an electric current. A thin-film transistor (TFT) backplane switches each specific pixel on and off. This configuration enables a thinner, lighter form factor, higher resolution and big, home theater-ready screen sizes. Because OLED TVs do not require a backlight, pixels that are switched off are truly black, so OLED achieves deeper black levels and a higher contrast ratio when compared to LCD and LED-LCD TVs with conventional backlighting. OLED technology also increases energy efficiency.
α (Alpha) 9 Intelligent Processor: LG, the industry leaders of OLED TVs, made their OLED televisions even better by developing the α (Alpha) 9 Intelligent Processor. LG's most powerful processor ever provides true-to-life images with incredibly rich colors, sharpness and depth to deliver the ultimate picture quality with more realism. As a result of the new image processor, 2018 LG OLED TVs can display any content at maximum quality for a truly spectacular viewing experience
4K Cinema HDR w/ Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping: LG's 4K Cinema HDR supports a variety of HDR formats - including Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR by Technicolor, as well as Active HDR10 & HLG. Thanks to the TV's Active HDR technology with Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping and SDR-to-HDR Effect, both HDR and SDR video content is optimized with the correct amount of brightness and contrast, so all types of HDR & SDR content can be displayed beautifully. HDR (High Dynamic Range video) reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, bringing greater contrast & wider color spectrum to the screen. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. Previously hidden areas of dark shadow and sunlight are now full of clarity and detail.
Ultra HD 4K Resolution w/ Upscaler: The LG OLED TV has a display resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) and will display all video at that resolution through its built-in upscaler, regardless of input signal. 4K provides four times higher resolution than current 1080p high-definition TVs with a total of 8.3 million pixels. Its detail is so vivid and crisp, even when viewed from close distances; it's nearly impossible to discern a single pixel, even from inches away. Enjoy incredibly flawless images, vivid colors, and picture details as never before. More benefits of Ultra-HD 4K include:
Video Inputs: The LG OLED television features HDMI 2.0b and Composite video inputs. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 3,840 x 2,160 (4K).
Picture Settings: The LG OLED TV provides preset, user, and expert adjustment of the television's picture settings.
Live Zoom: LG's Live Zoom allows you to zoom in or zoom out on a portion of a video while it's being played to make the desired section appear larger or smaller. Live Zoom is only available on the TV's over-the-air tuner and HDMI inputs.
Built-in OTA Tuner: The LG TV features a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Clear QAM tuner, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals (up to 1080i); subscription still required to receive cable channels. A single RF-type coaxial input is use to connect an external indoor/outdoor antenna (sold separately).
Dolby Atmos Support: This LG OLED TV currently supports Dolby Atmos playback via Dolby Digital Plus through Internet streaming apps (like Netflix & Vudu), over-the-air/cable broadcast, and USB. Dolby Atmos playback delivered via Dolby TrueHD through Blu-ray & Ultra HD Blu-ray is also supported over a non-ARC HDMI input.
Magic Sound Tuning: With the Magic Sound Tuning feature, you can detect the space where your TV is installed using your Magic Remote's microphone to optimize the audio of your TV for your environment. When the initial detection is complete, you can select your desired audio mode.
Ultra-Surround Sound + Equalizer: Ultra Surround delivers an immersive audio experience from seven virtual channels, requiring only the two built-in speakers of the TV. The TV also provides preset EQ modes. Choose from Smart Sound, Standard, Clear Voice III, Cinema, Sports, Music, or Game. In addition, you can adjust the TV's sound manually by using the 5-band EQ (100Hz, 300Hz, 1khz, 3khz, 10kHz). Clear Voice III automatically detects human voices in movies and TV shows, then increases their volume to ensure that the dialog doesn't get lost in the soundtrack. You can make the voice clearer by adjusting to one of the three clarity levels.
Sound Controls: Adaptive Sound Control automatically optimizes sound based on the type of content. You can also set the TV's volume to automatically adjust for different broadcasting stations, so you can always listen to channels at the desired volume, even after switching the channels. In addition, if the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video. All three of these features are only available when using the TV's internal speakers.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel of the TV's HDMI 2 input enables the television, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your AV receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your AV receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an AV receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 2 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Digital Audio Output: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital/DTS (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital/DTS when receiving Dolby Digital/DTS surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, HDMI inputs, and USB ports on the TV. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via stereo RCA.
Note: You can choose to turn the television speakers off or leave them on with the TV's optical digital output active.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming (LG Sound Sync): Thanks to the TV's LG Sound Sync and built-in Bluetooth 4.2, you can pair a single set of Bluetooth headphones, one Bluetooth speaker, or a pair of Bluetooth speakers with the LG OLED TV. You are able to stream audio from any of the TV's built-in sources or connected sources. The TV's built-in speakers and audio outputs will be deactivated when streaming audio to Bluetooth headphones or speaker. The Bluetooth audio output's volume is variable, so volume of your Bluetooth speaker will need to be controlled by both the TV and the Bluetooth speaker for adequate volume level. You can also wirelessly connect a Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone or tablet) to play audio from your Bluetooth source device through the TV's speakers.
Note: Not guaranteed to be compatible with all Bluetooth devices.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The LG OLED TV supports a wired or wireless network connection via its Ethernet jack or built-in WiFi. Via the TV's network connection and your internet provider, you can enjoy select online entertainment services. You can also access music, video, and still-image files stored on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. It even supports WiFi Direct, so you link wirelessly to a WiFi device without a router.
Note: LG recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
LG Content Store: LG Content Store allows you to access a variety of online entertainment services and content directly on the LG TV through its network connection and your internet provider. You can quickly and conveniently browse for TV Shows, Movies, and more. You can also download and use apps from various categories such as entertainment, lifestyle, news, education, sports, and games. Click here for the latest compatible apps (subscriptions & fees may apply for some online services and content). Below is a list of some of the most popular apps from LG Smart TV Apps.
Note: 4K & HDR network streaming requires a network speed of 20Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better for 4K/HDR streaming.
DLNA + Plex Content Sharing: DLNA & Plex compatibility lets you stream select video, photo, and audio files stored on your computer to the LG TV over your home's WiFi network. DLNA is supported by Windows (7, 8, 8.1, or 10) and other DLNA network devices and servers. You will also need to download the SmartShare software on your compatible Windows PC. Plex Media Server software is supported by Windows (7, 8, 8.1, or 10) and Mac (OSX 10.9 or newer).
Screen Sharing via Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) to the LG TV. This allows you to view practically any content that is playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen; no wireless router or access point required.
Triple USB Ports: The television features three USB (type-A) 2.0 ports for playback of video, still image, and music files stored on a connected USB memory device. The television can support USB external hard disc drives (up to 2TB) and USB mass storage class devices (up to 32GB). The USB storage devices must be formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system. In addition, the TV will charge USB devices that can be charged via USB (max. 5V/0.5A). The LG television even lets you watch a slideshow of your photos (JPEG) while listening to background music (MP3) from an inserted USB device.
Web Browser: The LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that lets you search the Internet for a particular website by URL or keyword searches. The web browser supports only HTML5 media and not Flash Plug-in. The web browser only replays the following media file formats - JPEG/PNG/GIF. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content.
Magic Remote: LG's Magic Remote acts as a remote controller, mouse pointer, and voice commander. The Magic Remote automatically pairs with the TV via Bluetooth and has a wireless operating range up to 32.8'.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ w/ Voice Control: The LG TV goes a step further than basic voice control commands with the integration of AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ. AI ThinQ is able to achieve intelligent voice-activated control by employing Natural Language Processing (NLP) and LG's exclusive deep learning platform (Deep ThinQ). The LG TV with AI ThinQ can process hundreds of voice commands. You are able speak directly into the Magic Remote's mic to enjoy the ultra-convenient features of the latest advanced voice assistant technology with deep learning capability. AI ThinQ lets you use your voice to control television functions, search for content, and even manage your connected smart home devices.
Note: The TV will need to be connected to your home's network and internet provider for the AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ feature to work.
LG TV Plus App: You can download the LG TV Plus app (for Android OS 4.2+ & Apple iOS 8.0+) onto your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device in order to control the television from your smartphone or tablet, share content from your mobile device to the TV, and other convenient features. The LG TV and your Android or Apple iOS device must be connected to the same WiFi network.
HDMI-CEC: HDMI-CEC (or SIMPLINK) allows you to control other HDMI-CEC compatible components connected to the TV via HDMI from the television's Magic Remote. HDMI-CEC (or SIMPLINK) provides the following remote control functions.
Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) Technology: The LG OLED TV features Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) technology. Control4 Corporation is a leading provider of automation and control solutions for the connected home. Products like flat-panel TVs, projectors, audio/video receivers, security cameras, alarm panels, and other network-aware products can be easily integrated into a consumer's smart and connected home via Control4 technology. With SDDP, the Control4 home automation system automatically finds, identifies, authenticates, adds and connects the SDDP-enabled devices nearly instantaneously during initial installation and set-up; dramatically reducing the complexity and configuration time for Control4 installers, and reducing potential incompatibility with other devices.
Keyboard Compatible: The LG OLED TV supports the use of a keyboard & mouse through its USB ports or via Bluetooth. You can enter text with the keyboard when using the Search function and the built-in Web Browser.
Serial Port: You can connect the 3.5mm serial port to an external control device (such as a computer or AV control system) to control the TV's functions externally.
WebOS 4.0: LG's latest WebOS 4.0 on-screen menu system is easy to learn and use. Initial setup is smooth and simple, while connecting to other devices and searching for content is extremely convenient. The intuitive WebOS 4.0 pulls together all your content choices and serves up entertainment options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what's on Live TV, what you might like to watch next, and the latest movies, TV shows, apps and games from the LG Content Store. Now you can spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the premium content that you and your family want, accessed right through the television, thanks to LG's intuitive WebOS 4.0 user interface.
Netflix Recommended TV: Netflix Recommended TV is an evaluation program recognizing TVs that offer better performance, easier app access, and new features that make for a better smart TV. When you see the Netflix Recommended TV logo, it means the TV has passed a rigorous evaluation process based on criteria that Netflix members care about the most. The TV comes with the latest version of Netflix with newest features. It offers easier and faster access to Netflix (including a dedicated button on the remote), quicker playback and start times, and allows you to resume the Netflix app from where you left it.
Gallery Mode: The Gallery mode turns the TV into a digital picture frame, displaying pre-downloaded artwork and even your own USB downloaded picture files (JPEG format only). You choose one piece of artwork or begin a slide-show.
Closed Captions & Audio Guidance: The LG OLED TV offers Close Captions and Voice Guidance for the hearing and visually impaired. The TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions for the hearing impaired. You can also activate Voice Guidance, which describes when you change channels or inputs, adjust the volume up or down, and make changes in the menu settings.
Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input and application block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.
Energy Saving Feature: The Energy Saving feature helps to save electric power by adjusting the screen brightness; you can select from six modes - Auto, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Screen Off, or Off.
On/Off & Sleep Timers: You can program the television to turn On and turn Off at a certain time. You can set the On and Off timer to Daily, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Sat-Sun, or Once. You can also set the input, channel, and volume level for the On Timer. If you do not press any button within 2 hours after the TV turns on with the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert back to standby mode. The Sleep Timer turns the TV off at the preset time (10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes).
Built-in Customer Support: The LG Smart TV offers built-in customer support to help your learn functions and diagnose problems.
Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection. Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with the pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 55.9 lbs with the stand. The TV does not swivel.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 300mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 46.2 lbs without the stand.
Ventilation Requirements: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Attached AC Power Cord: The television features an attached 5' AC power cord. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.9375" from the wall.
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Good price to quality point in the line of available OLEDs [ Shawn Jan 13, 2019 ]
Highly recommended everywhere! [ richard Dec 29, 2018 ]
The famous Crutchfield tech reviews and in depth research. Cruthfield's outstanding customer service and reputation. [ ROBERT Dec 18, 2018 ]
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I own the LG 55" OLED, the OLED is an awesome picture. I have two other LG tv's as well and I want to stay in the family, rather than deal with another smart TV's apps, remote and O/S, as would be involved with going with a Samsung QLED or Sony OLED. Consistency equals simplicity equals less aggravation. [ Philip Nov 27, 2018 ]
This model has the best combination of features relevant to us. [ Amy Nov 27, 2018 ]
Combination of features with price. Didn't want to pay extra $600 for the LG E8 for better sound and thinness. Also good past experience with Crutchfield. [ David Nov 25, 2018 ]
best value for a great OLED TV based on my research. Sony would normally be my first choice but the much higher price did not seem justified. [ David Nov 24, 2018 ]
Top rated , good price, excellent specs [ MALCOLM Nov 24, 2018 ]
After doing online research and speaking with a representative from Crutchfield this tv seemed to have all the qualities we wanted and no unnecessary options. We think this gave us the most bang for the buck. [ Robert Nov 23, 2018 ]
After considerable research, this unit looked to be the best value [ B Nov 21, 2018 ]
LG OLED are excellent products. I love my curved model from 2015. I am buying this one for my mother. [ Alexander Nov 18, 2018 ]
After lots of research this seems to be a T.V. with a great picture that I will be happy with (replacing our 50" Panasonic plasma that we've had for 11+ years) for at least several years. I saw a 55B8 and it was impressive. [ David Nov 18, 2018 ]
Because it is the best. [ TIKHING Nov 16, 2018 ]
Saw this LG OLED model side by side with Samsung QLED. Though both great quality picture the LG OLED just had that realistic black that was unbelievable. I did the research and learned that there are benefits going either way, but the picture quality of the LG OLED is unmatched. I hope this helps and do your own research first. There is a reason why OLED is more than QLED. Good Luck! [ David Nov 15, 2018 ]
This TV has received excellent expert and customer reviews. A family member purchased an earlier generation of this TV and loves it. [ CHARLES Oct 26, 2018 ]
Because it is a outstanding TV!! [ Arthur Oct 22, 2018 ]
Best reviews all around and highly recommended by Adam (Crutchfield Adviser) [ D Oct 13, 2018 ]
Wanted a 65" OLED TV; this TV was on sale at the right price. [ Martin M Oct 12, 2018 ]
Great specs and reviews and it was discounted significantly. [ Carl Sep 13, 2018 ]
2nd OLED Lg set. Love them. [ Scott Sep 08, 2018 ]
Sale price and love LG OLED [ Jerry Sep 06, 2018 ]
Salesperson Nemo recommended [ Nicholas Aug 31, 2018 ]
Ryan the on line assistant recommended it. Looks like a great TV. [ Jeffrey Aug 17, 2018 ]
Gus helped me a lot with knowledge. About the LG TV [ Peter Aug 06, 2018 ]
Price dropped to what I was already going to pay for the B8 model. [ Zach Aug 05, 2018 ]
We do have a price match policy where we can sometimes match a focus group of competitors. However, this TV is one item we have chosen to exclude from price matching other companies. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul [ Paul Nov 05, 2018 ] Staff
(Includes FREE gift card) 65" Smart OLED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)
(Includes FREE gift card) 65" Smart OLED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)
65" Smart OLED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)
(Includes FREE gift card) 65" Smart OLED 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR (2018 model)