The LG OLED W8 TV is the current flagship of the Korean manufacturer . A television that maintains the design of the LG W7, but incorporates some very important novelties. We have a new processor and an artificial intelligence system that will allow us to change the way we watch television. All this while maintaining the most important characteristics of the past generation.
In other words, the LG W8 continues to have a powerful soundbar with Dolby Atmos technology . It is also capable of playing up to 5 different HDR formats. And of course, it includes webOS, one of the best Smart TV systems on the market. We have the LG W8 available in two sizes, 65 and 77 inches. Its price is around 7,500 euros for the 65-inch model. Let's go over its best features.
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET LG OLED W8
|Diagonal||65 and 77 inches|
|Resolution and technology||4K UHD, 10-bit panel, HDR Dolby Vision, HDR Technicolor, HDR 10, HLG, 99% DCI P3|
|Processor||Α9 14 Bit Processor|
|Dimensions||65 inches: 144.6 x 82.3 x 0.38 centimeters|
77 inches: 172.1 x 98.9 x 0.59 centimeters
|Weight||65 inch: 6.7 kg|
77 inch: 12.3 kg
|Support||It has no base|
|Operating system||webOS 4.0|
|Apps||YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Video, Tidal|
|Sound||Soundbar with 4.2 channels and Dolby Atmos technology|
|Connections||Dual DVB-T2 / C / S2, 4 HDMI, 3 USB, Optical Out, Headphone Out, LAN In, USB Recorder|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth|
|Others||ThinQ Artificial Intelligence System|
|Price||65 inches: 7,500 euros|
77 inches: 19,000 euros
It may seem obvious, but the most important feature of the W8 is its OLED panel . Thanks to the use of this technology, a pure black and practically infinite contrast are achieved.
This high level of contrast adds depth to all colors, displaying images in more detail to enhance the viewing experience.
On the other hand, the use of more than 8 million self-luminous pixels that can individually control their own light ensures the deepest black. And it is that, when they are not necessary, the pixels remain completely off.
Finally, the use of OLED technology allows the LG OLED W8 to have magnificent viewing angles . The image will be seen correctly from any point in the room.
New Alpha 9 processor
To properly handle everything OLED technology can offer, you need a powerful image processor. The LG OLED W8 debuts the new Alpha 9 processor , developed to get all "the juice" of this technology.
The Alpha 9 offers a 4-step noise reduction process , thus doubling the previous versions. In addition, it has enhancers for the sharpness and depth of the object.
On the other hand, it uses a 7.3 times more sophisticated color table than conventional televisions . This means that it is capable of displaying true colors without distortion. It even supports HFR images up to 120 frames per second.
Supports 5 HDR formats
Like its predecessors, the LG OLED W8 supports up to 5 different HDR formats . LG OLED televisions are among the few capable of reproducing the Dolby Vision format, the most advanced HDR solution on the market.
It is also equipped with HDR Technicolor, the system that Hollywood experts have made available to LG customers. And of course, it allows you to play both HDR10 and HLG , the two market standards for film and television.
Real artificial intelligence
Another of the great novelties of the LG OLED TVs of 2018 is the ThinQ system . This Artificial Intelligence technology allows us to communicate with the television with a natural and simple language.
With ThinQ we can turn our LG OLED W8 TV into the control center of our smart home . For example, we can tell it to turn off when the current program ends, to put the game console for us, or to switch to cinema mode.
But also ask him what the weather will be like in the city where we are going on vacation, tell him that we want to see the photos of this summer or see if the washing machine has finished.
That is, we will have an entire home control center at our disposal with voice. A system that will improve over the years , as more and more services will be compatible.
Dolby Atmos sound with external soundbar
The LG OLED W8 has been created to offer the best possible image. But great image quality must be accompanied by good sound. And so that we do not have to use external equipment, LG has included a powerful sound bar along with the panel.
The sound bar that includes the LG OLED W8 offers a sound system with 4.2 channels and a maximum power of 60 watts . It is equipped with Dolby Atmos technology, a 360º surround sound that we can already enjoy on some streaming services.
It also features DTS decoding, LG Sound Sync technology, and Bluetooth connectivity . This will allow us to play mobile content directly on the TV sound bar.
The LG OLED W8 grabs attention without even turning it on. And not only because of its size, but also because of its extreme thinness. It is a television that is just over 3 millimeters thick, slightly flexible and can be "glued" to the wall .
All connections from the TV are carried over to the soundbar. Thus, it is possible to leave only the panel, which will communicate with the soundbar through a discreet cable.
On the other hand, the special system of magnets allows the television to be placed with a distance from the wall of a few millimeters . It will stick even more than any painting.
In short, the LG OLED W8 is one of the most spectacular televisions that you can find on the market. And, of course, that is paid. As we said, it is available in 65 and 77 inches . Its price starts at 7,500 euros for the "smallest" model, reaching almost 20,000 euros for the 77-inch model.