With a host of new and impressive features, including Full Array Local Dimming and AI-assistant, LG SK85 Super UHD TVs offer an affordable alternative to the company’s remarkable, but expensive, OLED range.
LG SK85 Super UHD – Design
From the front LG SK85 Super UHD is a striking minimalist look, which, at first glance, seems to completely exclude the framework – they are there, but you have to squint to see them. When turned off, all that is visible is a sleek black rectangle with a rigid metal stand – and this is a design whose appearance is even more restrained when SK85 is attached to the wall.
LG SK85 Super UHD – Performance
Having tested a series of television shows, movies and videos in Full HD on the LG SK85 Super UHD via Netflix and YouTube, we found that performance is exemplary in every way. Black looked much darker than most other LED LCD TVs on the market, thanks to the aforementioned Full Array Local Dimming technology behind the display. The new HD content looks fantastic on the SK85 Super UHD, looks bright, vibrant and highly detailed. You may notice some minor colour gradations in the old content, and its Full Array Local Dimming system does not quite reach the pure blackness OLED levels, but it is almost as good as an LED LCD display.
As expected, much of what we discussed above in the HD / SDR section can also be applied to this 4K / HDR section, only image quality is even more exceptional when it comes to HDR and Dolby Vision materials.
LG SK85 Super UHD – Sound
The LG SK85 Super UHD speakers, equipped with 40-watt speakers with Dolby Atmos technology support, did a pretty good job creating a three-dimensional surround sound.
Clean and clear, the speakers delivered a speech with tremendous clarity and without a hint of a crash. Where the sound of the SK85 drops a bit is in the bass section.
Featuring impressive backlighting technology in a full array of local dimming and state-of-the-art AI helper functionality currently available for TVs, the LG SK85 Super UHD TV is a terrific alternative to the company’s more expensive OLED range.