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Samsung NU8000 VS. LG SK8000
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Samsung NU8000 vs. LG SK8000

October 3, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Samsung NU8000 is better when we compare LG SK8000 Vs Samsung NU8000 because it supports the FreeSync variable refresh rate, has a better contrast, better black uniformity and gets brighter.

DESIGN

Stand; the two TVs have stands.

Wall mount; each TV can be mounted on wall.

Borders; Samsung NU8000 has 0.35” (0.9cm) whereas LG SK8000 has 0.47” (1.2cm)

Max thickness; Samsung NU8000 has 2.28” (5.8cm) while LG SK8000 has 2.64” (6.7cm)

Maximum temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 96o F (35oC) whereas LG SK8000 has 104oF (40oC).

Average temperature; Samsung NU8000 has 89oF (32oC) while LG SK8000 has 91oF (33oC)

Bottom Line design
LG SK8000 is better
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PICTURE QUALITY

Native contrast; Samsung NU8000 has 5461:1 while LG SK8000 has 1098:1

Local dimming; the two TVs have local dimming.

SDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 509cd/m2 while LG SK8000 has 240cd/m2.

HDR real scene peak brightness; Samsung NU8000 has 529cd/m2 whereas LG SK8000 has 271cd/m2

Gray uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.0 while LG SK8000 has 7.1

50% std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 2.775% while LG SK8000 has 4.481%

50% DSE; Samsung NU8000 has 0.161% while LG SK8000 has 0.196%.

Viewing angle; Samsung NU8000 has 5.3 whereas LG SK8000 has 6.9

Color shift; Samsung NU8000 has 32o whereas LG SK8000 has 44o

Black uniformity; Samsung NU8000 has 8.7 while LG SK8000 has 3.8

Native std. Dev; Samsung NU8000 has 0.727% while LG SK8000 has 2.851%.

Total reflections; Samsung NU8000 has 5.8% whereas LG SK8000 has 2.8%

Pre-calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 7.8 while LG SK8000 has 8.5

White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 1.98 while LG SK8000 has 2.56

Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 3.44 while LG SK8000 has 1.83

Gamma; Samsung NU8000 has 2.13 whereas LG SK8000 has 2.14

Picture mode; Samsung NU8000 has movie while LG SK8000 has Expert (dark room)

Post calibration; Samsung NU8000 has 9.1 whereas LG SK8000 has 9.5.

White balance dE; Samsung NU8000 has 0.21 while LG SK8000 has 0.10.

Color dE; Samsung NU8000 has 2.25 while LG SK8000 has 1.37

Gamma; Samsung NU8000 has 2.21 whereas LG SK8000 has 2.19

Bottom Line picture quality
Samsung NU8000 is better
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MOTION

100% response time; Samsung NU8000 has 12.8ms whereas LG SK8000 has 13.0ms

Flicker-free; Samsung NU8000 and LG SK8000 don’t have flicker-free.

Block Frame Insertion (BFI); the two TVs have optional BFI.

Motion interpolation; the two TVs have the same motion interpolation at 30fps and 60fps.

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LG SK8000 is better.
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INPUTS

Input lag; Samsung NU8000 has 9.4 while LG SK8000 has 9.5.

1080p @ 60 Hz; Samsung NU8000 has 18.1ms while LG SK8000 has 14.2ms

1080p Hz outside Game mode; Samsung NU8000 has 72.5ms while LG SK8000 has 34.7ms.

Supported resolutions; Samsung NU8000 has 8.8 while LG SK8000 has 8.3

Total inputs; Samsung NU8000 and LG SK8000 have 4 HDMI, 1 optical audio out, 1 tuner (cable/Ant) and 1 Ethernet. Samsung NU8000 has 2 USB whereas LG SK8000 has 3 and 1 composite in.

Inputs specifications; Samsung NU8000 and LG SK8000 have HDR10, HLG, HDMI 2.0 Full bandwidth CEC, HDCP 2.2 and Wi-Fi support. LG SK8000 has Dolby vision while Samsung NU8000 has HDR10+

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

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LG SK8000 is better.
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SOUND QUALITY

Frequency response; Samsung NU8000 has 6.8 while LG SK8000 has 5.9

Low-frequency extension; Samsung NU8000 has 67.27Hz whereas LG SK8000 has 84.76Hz.

Std. Dev. @ max; Samsung NU8000 has 6.76dB whereas LG SK8000 has 6.81dB.

Distortion; Samsung NU8000 has 6.8 while LG SK8000 has 6.4.

Weighted THD @ max; Samsung NU8000 has 1.235 while LG SK8000 has 1.040

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Samsung NU8000 is better
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SMART FEATURES

Smart OS; Samsung NU8000 operates on Tizen version 2018 while LG SK8000 operates on WebOS version 4.0.

Interface; Samsung NU8000 has non-smooth and easy while LG SK8000 has average and easy.

Ad-free; the two TVs have ads.

Apps and features; each TV comes with preinstalled apps and features.

Remote; Samsung NU8000 has a small remote while LG SK8000 has large.

TV controls; the two TVs have TV controls

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LG SK8000 is better
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Conclusion

Samsung NU8000 is a better TV when we compare Samsung NU8000 Vs LG SK8000 as it has better contrast, better black uniformity and supports FreeSync variable refresh rate.

$ 705.65