LG 4K OLED TV End-Of-Year Specials Revealed
New 2019 LG OLED TV models are on the way and that means it’s time to clear out 2018 inventory. Anyone holding out for a 4K Ultra HD OLED TV will find big savings now by acting fast.
We’ve included links below to key 2018 LG 4K OLED models with the latest available pricing. In most cases, these come in even below Black Friday blow-out deals.
For those looking or an 2018 LG 4K LED-LCD TV we’ve got good news. There are some nice price breaks available on those too.
We’ve included a list of links and pricing (at time of posting) along with features for guidance. Happy hunting and enjoy your new LG 4K TV!
LG 2018 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs
All LG 2018 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs support high dynamic range (HDR) including the HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) profiles. All 2018 OLED built-in Dolby Atmos surround sound decoding.
LG 2018 B8 Series 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs
The 2018 4K OLED B8 Series is LG’s entry level OLED line offering some of the best values for a 4K OLED TV set. These have the same panel all of the other 2018 4K OLED models but use last year’s less powerful Alpha 7 (A7) processing chip to drive upscaling and picture processing duties. The series includes the 55-, 65- and 77-inch screen sizes and offers a base-level cosmetic design.
LG C8 Series 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs
The LG 2018 4K OLED C8 Series includes the 55-, 65- and 77-inch screen sizes and offers a stepped-up cosmetic design from the B8 models. These models add the advanced Alpha 9 processor (a more powerful chip than the Alpha 7 used in the B8 class) that runs LG’s most advanced video processing and upscaling systems. Picture quality on the C8 models and up will all have these same systems and a similar picture quality result. The primary differences in the step-up 4K OLED series are unit design and cosmetics.
LG E8 Series 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs
The LG OLED55E8 and 65E8 cosmetic design is pictured at top.
LG 2018 Super UHD LED LCD TVs
For those who prefer LED-LCD TV technology, both for the price savings and the brightness performance, savings are also available on select 2018 SK and UK series models, including some models featuring LG’s NanoCell technology. We’ve included some bargains we found below.
Top-performing 4K Ultra HD LED-LCD TVs are offered in the company’s Super UHD lineup, and include the SK9500, SK9000, SK8500 and SK8000 series. All include the Alpha 7 processor, used in the B8 OLED line. The SK9500, SK9000 and SK8500 series also all feature LG’s Nano Cell technology to produce a wide color gamut and most include Full Array LED backlighting with local dimming for deep black levels and bright HDR highlights.
In addition, all Super UHD models include what LG calls “4K HDR Cinema” and “4K High Frame Rate (HFR)” technologies. All 2018 4K Ultra HD OLED TVs and 4K Super UHD LED-LCD TV models support high dynamic range (HDR) including the HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) profiles.
All LG 4K LED-LCD TV models also feature In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD panels for wide viewing angles, making them suitable for wall-hanging placements. Most Super UHD models also include TruMotion 240 motion smoothing circuitry (native 120 Hz frame rate).
The SK8070 series features Nano Cell technology but steps down to edge-lit LED lighting with local dimming.
2018 LG Main Stream UK Series 4K Ultra HD LED-LCD TVs
Stepping down into more mainstream (and more affordable) 4K LED-LCD TV models are the UK7700, UK7500, UK6500, UK6400 and UK6300. All feature edge-lit LED IPS LCD panels for wide viewing angles, with local dimming, and include Google Assistant technology and the latest webOS smart TV platform. Models step down to a TruMotion 120 (native 60 Hz refresh rate) motion smoothing technology, 8-bit panels with dithering and support only HDR10 and HLG HDR profiles (Dolby Vision not included.) They also omit built-in Dolby Atmos decoding, and have 2 HDMI 2.0a inputs (one with ARC) instead of four in the Super UHD models and above.
The UK7700 series includes Nano Cell and local dimming technology.
By Greg Tarr
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