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.
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.
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
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.
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
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%
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.
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.$