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2018 LG B8 Owners' Thread (No Price Talk)

Just picked up a 65" B8 yesterday and notice that there is no owners thread yet.
I haven't had too much time to mess around with it yet and haven't yet found any suggested starting calibration settings online.



Anyone else have experience and/or thoughts on this OLED?
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I'm very interested in this model for the simple fact that the stand doesn't take a super wide table. Curious how this stacks up vs the C8 models in real world tests.
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They say it uses a different processor but I wonder if it’s really the A9 detuned with certain features stripped out.

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So far with only a single day of use it seems good.
I have the 55" C7 upstairs and the image quality has no perceptible differences to my eyes.


I can't really comment on the motion interpolation, noise reduction, or Trumotion since I don't use any of those features thus have them all turned off.


I use a soundbar so the fact that the B8 is not 2.1 is also not a difference that I notice.
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How is the upscaler for cable TV service?

Should I wait for 2019 models? Or just get one now? I'm still using 1080p OLED.
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They say it uses a different processor but I wonder if it’s really the A9 detuned with certain features stripped out.
My understanding is the C8 and higher models have the alpha 9 processor while the B8 processor has the alpha 7 processor.

The alpha 7 processor cannot do HFR and HDR at the same time and it only employs a 2 step process noise process instead of a 4 step process. The B8 is still able to smooth color gradation with the 2 step process.

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My understanding is the C8 and higher models have the alpha 9 processor while the B8 processor has the alpha 7 processor.

The alpha 7 processor cannot do HFR and HDR at the same time and it only employs a 2 step process noise process instead of a 4 step process. The B8 is still able to smooth color gradation with the 2 step process.

Do you know what this would translate to in real world viewing?
Does that make more of a difference to color, sharpness, motion, or something else?
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Just picked up a 65" B8 yesterday and notice that there is no owners thread yet.
I haven't had too much time to mess around with it yet and haven't yet found any suggested starting calibration settings online.

Anyone else have experience and/or thoughts on this OLED?
Congratulations! Would you be able to take some picks of the stand from front and behind? Thanks.

Is it composed of plastic? I'm not sure why LG went away from the one piece all aluminum stand of the C7.

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Do you know what this would translate to in real world viewing?
Does that make more of a difference to color, sharpness, motion, or something else?
For the C8 turning on MPEG Noise Reduction engages the smooth color graduation feature - unless you see something in the menus specific to a decontouring filter I assume it works the same way on the B8.

In this video Vincent explains it a lot better than I could (10:45 mark).


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Upscaling and motion performance will be key. No one will miss HFR capabilities.

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Upscaling and motion performance will be key. No one will miss HFR capabilities.

What about for someone who hates the motion smoothing (Soap Opera Effect) so always turns those extra features off?
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Congratulations! Would you be able to take some picks of the stand from front and behind? Thanks.

Is it composed of plastic? I'm not sure why LG went away from the one piece all aluminum stand of the C8.

I'm away from home at the moment but can try and check it out later as well as take photos.

I have not used the stand as it is mounted to a media centre.
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I'm very interested in this model for the simple fact that the stand doesn't take a super wide table. Curious how this stacks up vs the C8 models in real world tests.
Cost difference on the dealer side is very little......

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Should I wait for 2019 models? Or just get one now? I'm still using 1080p OLED.
I doubt next year is going to bring any radical, changes you will be missing. These new sets have a newly designed screen
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Exactly my point, I’m curious to see how motion (with processing on and off) in addition to upscaling compares to the C8 real world. Given most reviews of the C8 struggled to tell a difference between the B/C7 and the new C8 in terms of motion it should be interesting to see a side by side.

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Just picked up a 65" B8 yesterday and notice that there is no owners thread yet.
I haven't had too much time to mess around with it yet and haven't yet found any suggested starting calibration settings online.

Anyone else have experience and/or thoughts on this OLED?
Congratulations! Would you be able to take some picks of the stand from front and behind? Thanks.

Is it composed of plastic? I'm not sure why LG went away from the one piece all aluminum stand of the C8.

The front is metal but the back and the part that connects to the TV are plastics

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The front is metal but the back and the part that connects to the TV are plastics

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Thanks! Although I still prefer the simplicity of the C7 stand I certainly prefer it over the C8 and B7 stands. It should also be better with reflections than the C7 stand.

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Got one of these yesterday. Picture looked fantastic. That is until I put on an image that covered the screen in black. The entire left side of the screen switched to almost light grey. Might have a dud.
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Got one of these yesterday. Picture looked fantastic. That is until I put on an image that covered the screen in black. The entire left side of the screen switched to almost light grey. Might have a dud.

I have just checked my own set and do not have the same issue.
I have run the set for a total of 60 hours now (though did not do this test before you mentioned it) so I do not know if having run the set for a while has any impact.


I do know that there is a screen refresh option that is meant to get rid of faded or burnt in areas. It takes about an hour to run.
Perhaps it is worth running this before lugging the whole thing back from whence it came?
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Got one of these yesterday. Picture looked fantastic. That is until I put on an image that covered the screen in black. The entire left side of the screen switched to almost light grey. Might have a dud.

I have just checked my own set and do not have the same issue.
I have run the set for a total of 60 hours now (though did not do this test before you mentioned it) so I do not know if having run the set for a while has any impact.


I do know that there is a screen refresh option that is meant to get rid of faded or burnt in areas. It takes about an hour to run.
Perhaps it is worth running this before lugging the whole thing back from whence it came?
I called LG and the tech said to run pixel refresh twice a day for a week. If it hasn’t gotten better, they would send a tech out. Guess we will see what happens but I feel like I’m going to wind up with a tech.
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This is what I’m seeing...
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nice display i have the C7 (2017) and this is an improvement of it

and due mostly to the improved processor, the C8 is an improvement over the B8 (regardless, any of these displays (B7/C7/B8/C8) are of the most outstanding displays of 2017/2018




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I'm very interested in this model for the simple fact that the stand doesn't take a super wide table. Curious how this stacks up vs the C8 models in real world tests.
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disappointing news (hopefully it will all work out in the near-term)



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I called LG and the tech said to run pixel refresh twice a day for a week. If it hasn’t gotten better, they would send a tech out. Guess we will see what happens but I feel like I’m going to wind up with a tech.
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This is what I’m seeing...

That would definitely be disappointing.
Hopefully the pixel refresh works for you.
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Wondering if the run pixel refresh for a week is a legit fix or if I got the brush off. LG’s customer service isn’t the greatest.
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Wondering if the run pixel refresh for a week is a legit fix or if I got the brush off. LG’s customer service isn’t the greatest.
Sounds like a delay tactic to me. I would say after one or two runs you’ll know if it helped.

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I did four times in the past two days and nothing is happening. Will LG actually send someone out to possibly fix it or do they send someone out to look at it and then see if it’s something they will fix? I’ve never had this happen.
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I did four times in the past two days and nothing is happening. Will LG actually send someone out to possibly fix it or do they send someone out to look at it and then see if it’s something they will fix? I’ve never had this happen.
A local tech will come to you to check it out. The tech will most likely contact LG while in front of your TV to send some live video and pics so they can determine if a panel replacement is warranted. If they do send someone make sure that it’s easily seen by the tech so if you have to darken the room do whatever is necessary. Within spec is their two favorite words so you need to make sure it’s as clear as possible that there is a problem.
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Thanks. I’m going to call them tomorrow. The problem is extremely obvious using the Blu-ray I initially saw it on. There is no denying that it isn’t right.
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Could someone please tell me how wide the B8 stand is and how high it lifts up the tv. Need to fit it on a tabletop stand that is 33 inches wide. Would go with the C8 but that stand would hang over my tabletop. Thanks for your help

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Thanks. I’m going to call them tomorrow. The problem is extremely obvious using the Blu-ray I initially saw it on. There is no denying that it isn’t right.

Out of curiosity, is there a reason you're going through the hassle of contacting LG and getting a tech to come as opposed to just returning it to the dealer you purchased it from and exchanging for a new panel?
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