65SM8600PUA from LG : Test and analysis

LG 65SM8600PUA : the new Ultra HD 4K

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the LG 65SM8600PUA.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 65 inches.
We are faced to a rather large screen.
Regarding technology, we are facing a model with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Has the LG succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

TV design presentation LG 65SM8600PUA

Sober but in line with current trends. LG has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The design of the LG 65SM8600PUA has nothing to do with that of the other models in the LG SM860 series.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The LG 65SM8600PUA is rather flat.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.The shape of the base is arc-shaped.is arc-shaped.
The interest of the 65SM8600PUA is undoubtedly its technology Slim Metal Design.
A mid-range television set that relies heavily on its design and the quality of its materials; arguments that LG has been promoting for some time now on these products. All this for a price that stays contained.

The screen of the LG 65SM8600PUA

The display of this 65SM8600PUA is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
With this new model, LG confirms one of its technological choices. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. It’s better than the others for a TV in its class.
LG presents this 65SM8600PUA with a screen of 65 inches; this television is at the top of its range. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
By providing it with a frequency of 120 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
 this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
Thus, the LG 65SM8600PUA allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

The sound of the LG 65SM8600PUA

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two speakers for a sound power of 10 W.
In other words, you get an average rendering.
However, we will recommend to add speakers that will allow a better experience.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

65SM8600PUA from LG – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the 65SM8600PUA LG has an operating system webOS 4.5; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the LG 65SM8600PUA with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

Presentation of the connection technology of LG 65SM8600PUA

This television LG 65SM8600PUA offers a rather classical connectivity :mixed inputs HDMI ,the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the 65SM8600PUA’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 8 connections, not too bad. The LG 65SM8600PUA allows you not to choose between the different devices to be connected. You can connect everything to this TV; the box, game console, multimedia server, DVD or Blu-ray player, etc…

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output

65SM8600PUA from LG – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 142.84 cm x 80.35 cm x 6.35 cm
Screen size in inches 65
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV webOS 4.5
Wifi Yes
Tuners available
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
Color depth 30
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

Our conclusion on the LG 65SM8600PUA

With the intention of making a difference this new 65SM8600PUA LG intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the display frequency, the depth of the colours.

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