LG SK9000
LG SK9000 VS. LG SK8000
LG SK8000

LG SK9000 vs. LG SK8000

October 7, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

In this review of LG SK8000 Vs SK9000, LG SK900 is better as it gets brighter even in brighter rooms, better local dimming, better black uniformity and better performance.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands

Borders; LG SK9000 has 0.43” (1.1cm) whereas LG SK8000 has 0.47” (1.2cm)

Max thickness; LG SK9000 is 1.89” (4.8cm) whereas LG SK8000 is 2.64” (6.7cm)

Max temperature; LG SK9000 has 95o F (35oC) whereas LG SK8000 has 104o (40oC)

Average temperature; LG SK9000 has 91oF (33oC), the same as LG SK8000.

Bottom Line design
the two TVs are the same.
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; LG SK9000 has 1306:1 whereas LG SK8000 has 1098:1

Local dimming; LG SK9000 and LG SK8000 have local dimming

SDR real scene peak brightness; LG SK9000 has 458cd/m2 whereas LG SK8000 has 240cd/m2

HDR real scene peak brightness; LG SK9000 has 520cd/m2 whereas LG SK8000 has 271cd/m2

50% std. Dev; LG SK9000 has 4.790% while LG SK8000 has 4.481%

50% DSE; LG SK9000 has 0.239% whereas LG SK8000 has 0.196%

Viewing angle; LG SK9000 has 7.6 whereas LG SK8000 has 6.9

Black uniformity; LG SK9000 has 5.4 while LG SK8000 has 3.8

Native std. Dev; LG SK9000 has 2.3435 whereas LG SK8000 has 2.851%

Total reflections; LG SK9000 has 3.4% whereas LG SK8000 has 2.8%

Pre-calibration; LG SK9000 has 6.1 whereas LG SK8000 has 8.5

White balance dE; LG SK9000 has 5.13 whereas LG SK8000 has 2.56

Color dE; LG SK9000 has 3.42 whereas LG SK8000 1.83

Post calibration; LG SK9000 has 9.4 whereas LG SK8000 has 9.5

White balance dE; LG SK9000 has 0.11 whereas LG SK8000 has 0.10

Color dE; LG SK9000 has 1.67 whereas LG SK8000 has 1.37

Bottom Line picture quality
LG SK9000 is better
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MOTION

100% response time; LG SK9000 has 14.4ms whereas LG SK8000 has 13.0ms

Flicker-free; the two TVs don’t have

Optional BFI; the two TVs have optional BFI

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have motion interpolation (30fps and 60fps)

Variable refresh rate; the two TVs don’t have.

Bottom Line motion
LG SK8000 is better
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INPUTS

Input lag; LG SK9000 has 9.4 whereas LG SK8000 has 9.5

Supported resolutions; each TV has 8.3

Total inputs; each TV has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Digital optical audio out, 1 component in, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet.

Inputs specifications; each TV has HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth, CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi support.

Audio pass-through; each TV has ARC, 5.1 Dolby and DTS

Bottom Line inputs
LG SK8000 is better
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SOUND QUALITY

Low frequency extension; LG SK9000 has 67.27Hz whereas LG SK8000 has 84.76Hz

Max; LG SK9000 has 89.0dB SPL whereas LG SK8000 has 84.0dB SPL

Distortion; LG SK9000 has 7.0 whereas LG SK8000 has 6.4

Weighted THD @ Max; LG SK9000 has 1.325 whereas LG SK8000 has 1.040

IMD @ Max; LG SK9000 has 3.18% while LG SK8000 has 7.93%

Bottom Line sound quality
LG SK9000 is better
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; LG SK9000 and LG SK8000 operates on WebOS version 4.0

Interface; the two TVs are easy to use with an average smoothness.

Ad-free; the two TVs have ads

Apps and features; LG SK9000 and LG SK8000 have apps and features.

Remote; the two TVs have large sized remotes.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls.

Bottom Line smart features
the two TVs have the same smart features.
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Conclusion

In this review, when we compare the two TVs, LG SK9000 is better because it gets brighter in rooms, better local dimming, better black uniformity and better performance.

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