LG Electronics LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV : Great value for money and ticked all the boxes!

Picture quality really good. Replace a panasonic biers tv which was good but this is better. Good colours and uhd is excellent. Built in google assistant and alexa nice additions.

Same length that tvyou need a 1. Will be ok if you wall hung. The remote center wheel a bit to smallfeels naf.

I needed a quality second tv for our games/kids room. The tv gets used for xbox one and a number of films e. My main tv is a lg 960 oled which is nothing short of stunning. Being a second tv, i didn’t have the budget for another oled so looked at alternatives. After reading a number of reviews this tv ticked all of the boxes, game mode has a very low lag, magic remote, same tech as used in the oleds for black, the fantastic lg webos, dolby atmos, and vision. My only concerns were that a number of people have commented on dark scenes, the ips/led shining through to almost a gray, i believe linus tech tips also covered this tv in one of their shows but did put it next to a premium top end oled (over 3k)i’ve received it and very impressed. I’m impressed with the blacks, they look really good and not to much backlight bleed. The standard out of the box picture settings are on the eco side, so will need playing around with but very impressed considering owning an oled.

I bought this tv to replace a 2015 sony uhd tv. The tv is fantastic with so many features. Nothing to criticise only praise for a wonderful responsive tv with a brilliant picture.

Features of LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

IPS 4K Nano cell display; consistent pixel placement one nanometre apart, creating uniform colour volume and outstanding picture quality

Lg, does what it says, life’s good, excellent tv.

Fantastic deal for this product. Amazing picture quality, sound through arc allows for easy connection to av amp. Delivery was careful and considerate. Took time and helped unpackage and checked the tv thoroughly before allowing me to sign for delivery.

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For the price and screen size, this must be one of the best buys on the market. Great colour and clarity, good sound and looks great too. I would recumbent this tv to anyone.

Purchased for use with xbox one s 4k, and very pleased with result. Ticked all the compatibility needs of xbox 4k and dolby atmos was picked up by apple tv 4k too. Considering the current discount (52%) it’s a no brainer.

A which best buy, and it deserves to be too. The size is perfect for our room, picture quality, colour and sound superb, although i do use a sound bar when watching movies. I’m an amazon prime member and this works well. Remote control is very effective, although i’ve yet to use the voice control. All in all a superb tv from lg.

Alpha 7 processor; enhanced picture processing technology is plugged straight into LG super UHD hardware thanks to the α7 TV processor

I originally bought the hisense h55u7auk 55-inch 4k ultra hd, which i returned within 24 hours because the picture quality was extremely poor. I decided to spend the extra £200 on this lg model and boy i am glad i did. The picture quality straight out of the box is excellent and requires very little adjusting to achieve the optimal settings. Sound is also very good, even without a sound bar. The magic remote is also a nice touch. The voice recognition and mouse like pointer that appear on the screen makes the tv even easier to use. Extremely easy to set up, the tv goes through everything step by step and helps you all the way. Overall excellent tv, i would definitely highly recommend.

For the money this tv is pretty good. Obviously you get what you pay. No complaints about this one except very soon after i purchased it, the price dropped by more than £100. Nice and lightweight, making it easily possible to hang on a wall using the correct appropriate wall mount (see pictures). Love the smart remote (brilliant shape, size and weight). It’s also very thin which is a major factor in choosing tbis particular one. My only regret is i wish i bought th 55 inch.

This tv is incredible, great price, fantastic all round.

ThinQ AI; an intelligent television that brings convenience to your home: ThinQ AI TV can listen, think and give answers to your questions

Better than expected and installed very easily.

I bought this in amazon’s january sale and, i must say, it’s a real bargain. Once i got the picture quality and the sound quality settings, to my liking, it was such an improvement on my old lg plasma. One thing i was thankful for was the set-up instruction leaflet. At first i thought, “hmm, there’s not much here. ” what there was, turned out to be concise and too the point. Connection to my panasonic blu-ray/recorder and my yamaha sound bar was much easier than i, first, thought it would be. Two minor quibbles – i would have preferred a swivel stand. To get the best view, i have to sit square-on to the screen. As i spend a lot of my time on the computer, on the other side of the room, the picture quality loses a lot.

Use it only for gaming, netflix and amazon only (don’t watch terrestrial tv on it). Good sound and picture quality.

Excellent purchase delivered overnight.

High quality and powerful speaker system.

I like lg tvs for the webos and the magic remote but this tv has got terrible light bleeding. The whole dark area around bright scenes illuminates and the picture looks really bad. On the normal scenes the picture quality is good but i mostly watch tv at night after the dinner and i noticed this thing. None of the suggested settings could get rid of this problem. I have another 3d 4k lg tv and this back-light bleeding didn’t happen (actually that has better image quality than this and it’s been bought 3 years ago.

Excellent television set with most of the features you could wish for except there’s no headphone socket. My hearing is not good so i am unable to set the treble tone high enough.

Very good, sound not brilliant but remote sound bar did the trick.

Just what i expected from lg a good quality tv.

Good picture quality sound not to good price ok but had one day price had dropped by 100 pounds could have bought a sound bar with the 100 pounds i paid extra for the tv.

Nothing to dislike, easy to tune in. Quality picture is very good.

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  1. My previous tv was 32inches, so this 49 inch was a bit of a “shock to my system”, (i’m a pensioner in my 70s). I unpacked it myself, but i am quite fit. I set it onto the existing tv table and plugged it in. The magic remote came with the tv and i fitted the batteries. I have internet and wired the tv direct to my router. Switched on the tv, and played with the remote. I followed the on screen instructions. 1 all these “permissions” impingeing on my privacy, and some might not even be necessary.
    1. My previous tv was 32inches, so this 49 inch was a bit of a “shock to my system”, (i’m a pensioner in my 70s). I unpacked it myself, but i am quite fit. I set it onto the existing tv table and plugged it in. The magic remote came with the tv and i fitted the batteries. I have internet and wired the tv direct to my router. Switched on the tv, and played with the remote. I followed the on screen instructions. 1 all these “permissions” impingeing on my privacy, and some might not even be necessary.
  2. Such a disappointing experience with this tv. The picture was simply terrible. None of the default settings gave a good picture – all different degrees of wishy-washy. Action in dark scenes had a ghostly haze around it and footballs bled into the grass. After much fiddling i finally got a half-decent picture but by changing channels or using the dvd player the picture changed. Bloody awfulto top it all it is nearly three weeks since i returned it and still no refund. Funny how it only took a day to process the delivery. Amazon are generally good but this has been a bad one.
  3. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Such a disappointing experience with this tv. The picture was simply terrible. None of the default settings gave a good picture – all different degrees of wishy-washy. Action in dark scenes had a ghostly haze around it and footballs bled into the grass. After much fiddling i finally got a half-decent picture but by changing channels or using the dvd player the picture changed. Bloody awfulto top it all it is nearly three weeks since i returned it and still no refund. Funny how it only took a day to process the delivery. Amazon are generally good but this has been a bad one.
    1. Was looking a tv that was 4k hdr with dolby atmos support and was surprised to find this one for the price it was. The picture quality is amazing and the smart features are great (this being my first smart tv). Was going to buy an oled one for around double the price of this one but this will definitely do for now. The only negative thing i heard about this tv was the blacklight bleeding which isn’t really something that would turn me away from it.
      1. Was looking a tv that was 4k hdr with dolby atmos support and was surprised to find this one for the price it was. The picture quality is amazing and the smart features are great (this being my first smart tv). Was going to buy an oled one for around double the price of this one but this will definitely do for now. The only negative thing i heard about this tv was the blacklight bleeding which isn’t really something that would turn me away from it.
  4. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Picked this tv months ago and was fortunate enough to buy it when it was reduced to £479 for jan sales. Delighted as everywhere else sold it at £549. At first sight, it’s not exactly the thinnest or most attractive tv but i knew it was a bargain and an excellent unit. Unpacking was quick and easy. Once it was connected up and wall mounted, i switched it on and the set up took only a few minutes. Sound quality was absolutely outstanding, actually better than through my lg soundbar. Picture quality was stunning too, even more so when i loaded 4k content on netflix. 4 hdmi ports were one main selling point for me. I immediately connected firestick, ps4 and sky q. What’s better is that it’s voice activated either through the magic remote (included), or via echo dot – “alexa, ask tv to switch to playstation” – brilliantso not the best looking tv but stunning performance in picture, sound and functionality. Definitely a good decision and a steal at the price. Actually £549 would still not have been a disappointment either.
  5. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Picked this tv months ago and was fortunate enough to buy it when it was reduced to £479 for jan sales. Delighted as everywhere else sold it at £549. At first sight, it’s not exactly the thinnest or most attractive tv but i knew it was a bargain and an excellent unit. Unpacking was quick and easy. Once it was connected up and wall mounted, i switched it on and the set up took only a few minutes. Sound quality was absolutely outstanding, actually better than through my lg soundbar. Picture quality was stunning too, even more so when i loaded 4k content on netflix. 4 hdmi ports were one main selling point for me. I immediately connected firestick, ps4 and sky q. What’s better is that it’s voice activated either through the magic remote (included), or via echo dot – “alexa, ask tv to switch to playstation” – brilliantso not the best looking tv but stunning performance in picture, sound and functionality. Definitely a good decision and a steal at the price. Actually £549 would still not have been a disappointment either.
    1. Picture quality is only ok with 1080p input and cant tell any different with a 4k input, many if not all of the default and auto settings for the picture are dreadful so prepare to keep messing about getting the settings right for yourself, doesnt always auto detect a signal into a hdmi when only the one has an active live signal, all my past and much older tv’s always switched to the active signal if there was only one. The menu system (especially for settings) is not very user friendly with some settings seemingly hidden so taking ages to find them, the idea with the (magic remote) as a pointer i found to be clunky to use at best partly due to the select button being multi purpose as its also a scroll wheel, however when you go to press the select button down to accept or select something on screen and the wheel moves around at all (easily done) then you end up selecting something completely different and have to go back into the menu system to put it right again. Connecting to wireless network was easy enough if not time consuming (with the magic remote). Verdict – for the price not very impressed, a smart tv that has to be told to do everything because it cant work it out for itself despite when only one option is available, i usually like lg stuff but have to say a little disappointed with this one.
  6. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Picture quality is only ok with 1080p input and cant tell any different with a 4k input, many if not all of the default and auto settings for the picture are dreadful so prepare to keep messing about getting the settings right for yourself, doesnt always auto detect a signal into a hdmi when only the one has an active live signal, all my past and much older tv’s always switched to the active signal if there was only one. The menu system (especially for settings) is not very user friendly with some settings seemingly hidden so taking ages to find them, the idea with the (magic remote) as a pointer i found to be clunky to use at best partly due to the select button being multi purpose as its also a scroll wheel, however when you go to press the select button down to accept or select something on screen and the wheel moves around at all (easily done) then you end up selecting something completely different and have to go back into the menu system to put it right again. Connecting to wireless network was easy enough if not time consuming (with the magic remote). Verdict – for the price not very impressed, a smart tv that has to be told to do everything because it cant work it out for itself despite when only one option is available, i usually like lg stuff but have to say a little disappointed with this one.
  7. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Beautiful tv, connects to everything, freesat, free view, all sorts. But it comes in eco modebeware dull screen, it doesn’t tell you this and is difficult to find to get it off default low power mode. Great to get rid of the set top boxesunfortunately we have had to return it as it looks like it’s actually faulty, we can’t seem to get the picture into focus properly.
  8. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Beautiful tv, connects to everything, freesat, free view, all sorts. But it comes in eco modebeware dull screen, it doesn’t tell you this and is difficult to find to get it off default low power mode. Great to get rid of the set top boxesunfortunately we have had to return it as it looks like it’s actually faulty, we can’t seem to get the picture into focus properly.
  9. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    I ordered it as i have a 6 years old model but this tv not even close to the older model. The picture is beautiful till don’t need a black. Its have a huge white bleeding and the local dimming is a disaster. When i first seen it i just changed back to my old tv and started the return refund process.
  10. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    I ordered it as i have a 6 years old model but this tv not even close to the older model. The picture is beautiful till don’t need a black. Its have a huge white bleeding and the local dimming is a disaster. When i first seen it i just changed back to my old tv and started the return refund process.
    1. The quality and additional features on this thing are ridiculous. A mouse that’s also a laser pointer, wireless screen sharing with lap top and phone, can surf browser and youtube direct on the tv, voice control that works, dedicated netflix and amazon prime buttons on the remote itself, speakers that have retired my sound bar and ultra hd for games and netflix that makes me put my phone down to pay attentionall for £500. It baffles me that lg haven’t completely taken over the tv market yet.
  11. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    The quality and additional features on this thing are ridiculous. A mouse that’s also a laser pointer, wireless screen sharing with lap top and phone, can surf browser and youtube direct on the tv, voice control that works, dedicated netflix and amazon prime buttons on the remote itself, speakers that have retired my sound bar and ultra hd for games and netflix that makes me put my phone down to pay attentionall for £500. It baffles me that lg haven’t completely taken over the tv market yet.
  12. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    I am returning this, the glow is really annoying on dark scenes and blacks turn a grey color, really noticeable and has driven me mad. This issue is not an occasional issue, its a constant issue and is due to the back light placement at the bottom of the screen. Stay clear of this particular model, lg tvs have always been great for me except this one,.
    1. I am returning this, the glow is really annoying on dark scenes and blacks turn a grey color, really noticeable and has driven me mad. This issue is not an occasional issue, its a constant issue and is due to the back light placement at the bottom of the screen. Stay clear of this particular model, lg tvs have always been great for me except this one,.
      1. We now watch all the hd channels as it is such a great picture, the sound quality is also good. The smart features are easy to use, connecting to the wi-fi is simple and quick. Looking forward to watching the grand tour season 3 in 4k hdr.
  13. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    We now watch all the hd channels as it is such a great picture, the sound quality is also good. The smart features are easy to use, connecting to the wi-fi is simple and quick. Looking forward to watching the grand tour season 3 in 4k hdr.
  14. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Amazing tv, fantastic picture, remote easy to use one you get used to it. Love the netflux and amazon ore programmed buttons and easy to locate the apps.
  15. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Amazing tv, fantastic picture, remote easy to use one you get used to it. Love the netflux and amazon ore programmed buttons and easy to locate the apps.
  16. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Great screen and works reliably. Replaced a samsung as the smart tv apps often failed but no issues with this tv so far. Also tv recording works well (need hard drive}.
  17. This review is from : LG 49SK8000PLB 49-Inch Super UHD 4K HDR Premium Smart LED TV with Freeview Play and LG SK5 Soundbar

    Great screen and works reliably. Replaced a samsung as the smart tv apps often failed but no issues with this tv so far. Also tv recording works well (need hard drive}.