65SM8600PUA from LG : Our view

What is the new LG 65SM8600PUA worth ?

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 65SM8600PUA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 65 inches.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
In addition this LG displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of LG have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
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

The LG 65SM8600PUA with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. LG continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
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.
This new LG 65SM8600PUA adopts a standard shape with a flat screen.
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 of the arched type.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim Metal Design technology.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

65SM8600PUA from LG – The screen

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. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. This resolution is clearly better than what is generally done.
LG presents this 65SM8600PUA with a screen of 65 inches; this television is positioned in the segment of large models. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
LG chooses a frequency of 120 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
In addition, LG has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

65SM8600PUA from LG – The sound

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 baffles and a power output of 10 W.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

65SM8600PUA from LG – Embedded intelligence

On the software side, the LG 65SM8600PUA is equipped with the operating system webOS 4.5; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety 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?

The connection system of the LG 65SM8600PUA

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
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…

You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output

65SM8600PUA from LG – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

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
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes

65SM8600PUA from LG – The conclusion

Finally, this new LG 65SM8600PUA is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
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.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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