In this post we will go through the LG 49SK8000PLB review. The LG 49SK8000PLB review is structured in five sections.

LG 49SK8000PLB Specs

Screen Size: 49″
Display Type: LCD
4K Ultra HD (3,840 x 2,160): Yes
Processor: α7 Intelligent Processor
Refresh Rate: TruMotion 200 (Refresh Rate 100Hz)
Nano Cell Display: Yes (2nd Generation)
IPS Technology: Yes
4K Cinema HDR: Yes
HDR Format Support: Dolby Vision®, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, HDR10, HLG
Nano Cell Color: Yes
Billion Rich Colors: Yes (10-bit)
True Color Accuracy: Yes
Local Dimming: Yes
ULTRA Luminance: Yes
Luminance Optimizer for Local Dimming: Yes
Dynamic Tone Mapping: Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
Professional Game TV: Yes
Enhanced Motion Picture response time: Yes
4K Upscaler: Yes
LG AI ThinQ®: Yes
Intelligent Voice Recognition: Yes
Universal Control Capability: Yes
Gallery Mode: Yes
LG Content Store (App Store): Yes
Full Web Browser: Yes
Channel Plus: Yes
Screen Share: Yes
Content Share: Yes
Multi View: Yes
Block access to harmful site: Yes
Digital Recording: Yes
Speaker System: 2.0Channel
Output Power: 20W
Dolby Atmos®: Yes
Surround Mode: Yes Dolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear Voice 3: yes
One touch sound tuning: Yes
DTS Decoder: DTS-HD
Bluetooth Audio Playback: Yes
LG Sound Sync: Yes
Wi-Fi® Built In: Yes (802.11ac)
Bluetooth®: Yes (4.2)
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
IP Control: Yes
Simplink (HDMI CEC): Yes
Tuner: ATSC, Clear QAM
Audio Return Channel Support (via HDMI): Yes (HDMI 2)
USB v 2.0: 3 (2 rear, 1 side)
RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1 (rear)
Composite In: 1 (rear)
Ethernet: 1 (rear)
Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1 (rear)
RS232C (Mini Jack): 1 (rear)
Digital TV Reception: DVB-T2/C/S2
Magic Remote Control: Yes (Included)

Picture Quality

LG 49SK8000PLB has a very good picture quality thanks to the 4k resolution which is four times greater than full HD. This 2018 model has some improvements in terms of picture quality compared to the same model last year. Like the Advanced HDR by Technicolor® or as others call it “the Hollywood HDR standard”. Another good feature is the local dimming technology which improves the black colors depth so the movie watching experience will be splendid. It also supports the Dolby Vision HDR which will bring the content to life thanks to the beautiful colors it displays. In terms of the image processing, the LG 49SK8000PLB is equipped with α7 Intelligent Processor which was part of only OLED TVs and now it is also supported by the Super UHD range. We will give 4.5/5 points for the LG 49SK8000PLB review part of the picture quality.


LG 49SK8000PLB has one new interesting feature this year and that is ThinQ. ThinQ is LG’s artificial intelligence which makes the interaction with the TV easier. Apart from this new feature there are also the usual ones that almost every smart TV has. These include connection to the internet through the built-in wireless technology or through the Ethernet port and screen sharing technology with your smartphone. The operating system is user-friendly and you can also download useful apps and stream content from the biggest streaming companies. The TV is very good for playing games too because it has a low input lag. We will give 4.5/5 points for the LG 49SK8000PLB review part of the features.


LG 49SK8000PLB has two Dolby built-in speakers with 10W power each. The total output of 20W is usually enough, unless you are standing too far from the TV. If that is the case, you should consider buying external speakers that will turn your room into a home theater. The ultra surround mode is good, especially if you buy external speakers and the sound is clear also but that depends on the content quality. We will give 4/5 points for the LG 49SK8000PLB review part of the sound.


LG 49SK8000PLB has a very good design overall and the color looks good. The frame is quite thin which will make the TV look good if you wall mount it. Also some of the connection ports are on the side so shouldn’t be a problem if you wall mount it. The stands look good too even that they are cery common amongst TV designs. We will give 5/5 points for the LG 49SK8000PLB review part of the design.


The LG 49SK8000PLB price was £569 as of November 2018 which is not that bad for a super UHD TV. We will give 4.5/5 points for the LG 49SK8000PLB review part of the price.

LG 49SK8000PLB Review Conclusions

LG 49SK8000PLB is a very good TV in general. The picture quality is very good thanks to the 4k resolution and naco cell display. It also supports local dimming technology that makes the movie watching experience very enjoyable. It also comes with a new feature this year, the ThinQ technology which is the LG’s artificial intelligence. The sound is also loud and clear but that also depends on the content quality. Design is also very good and the price is not bad either. We hope our LG 49SK8000PLB review has been helpful to you.

Should I buy LG 49SK8000PLB?

We made the LG 49SK8000PLB Review because this is a very good TV. However we also recommend taking a look at this other TV Sony KD55XF9005.

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  1. Does the LG 49sk8000plb have a headphone socket?
    If so,when I insert my plug does the sound remain on for other viewers?
    Can it still be purchased?


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