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Such bad customer service
Purchased the TV in December 2020 TV then developed a white line up the centre and we were advised to have it repaired went without a TV for three weeks the part to repair the TV then arrived damaged so the repairer returned our TV and repaired then numerous phone calls and time talking to LG customer service who then gave me a store creditWhich now doesn’t Cover the replacement cost of the equivalent TV because I’ve been mucked around for so long and I’ve spoken to LG customer care and they don’t really care basically I have to fork out more money to get our equivalent TV
Purchased in December 2020.
TV stopped working after 6 months. Had to call LG technical service, I've been without a TV for almost 3 weeks (waiting for parts to arrive).
I am very disappointed with the brand, when I purchased the TV I also bought a Fridge both LG and both failed in less than 6 months. The good guys don't take the faulty items back.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,466.00.
- 65SM8600PTA (65")
Now owned for 8 months and very happy.
Great value at the $1370 I paid, even at the higher price quoted here still good. I haven't ever owned an LG product before because of the disastrous crap the used to put out under the name of Goldstar, some two decades ago. Only after numerous people told me how good they were now, I dared look at this manufacturer again and I am glad I did.
This TV is not the best of the best but the quality of picture along with loads of functions and ease of use make it GREAT BUYING. Anybody wanting better has too much money this one does the job for me and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it.
Purchased in February 2020 at The Goodguys for $1,369.00.
Hi i bought this tv and all i can say it is excellent. i am so satisfied an LOVE the quality of the picture.. this tv is SO feature packed its hard to mention something it does not have best you follow the link and do your own research.. i also couple this with an LG soundbar and it gives me the option to run optical to it. built in web browser network NAS drive recognition.. most/all files recognised.. OSD magic remote etc etc etc.. really there is nothing more one can expect to buy in a tv short of 8K?..this comes in 55/65/75" i have the 55" and i am never tired of looking at it i often say to myself I LOVE THIS TV !!! buy with confidence
Purchased in January 2019 for $900.00.
Backlight Bleeds Everywhere
I will never buy any LG Australia product ever again. Terrible product, worst customer service. I have backlight bleeds on my TV, contacted them and said this is within tolerance and I just have to accept it. I guess they have very low quality control. I expected more from Tier 1 compny. 55SM8600PTA purchased July 24, 2019 for A$1270
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman for $1,270.00.
Great display, great remote, very easy to use
I decided on the LG after reading lots of reviews and store visits to compare and contrast. First of all the TV itself. It's light, it's slim and importantly the stand it comes with is centre focused. By that I mean that is doesn't sit on 2 wobbly legs right at the edge. I had budgeted another $100 or so for a stand, but found it wasn't needed at all. And all your cables can be hidden nicely in the pillared foot, no more spaghetti. When on standby mode it turned on in about a second. No long waits for for startup. The menu's themselves are intu...itive and it's easy to navigate your way around. Best of all the remote is brilliant. Including a pointer that makes navigating a breeze. And the remote works on RF rather than IR, no more pointing the remote at your set, no more making sure nothing is in front of the sensor. Without using the manual, I had it up and running TV, blu-ray and computer HDMI in less than 10 minutes. The sound is fantastic too. It's no Single Ended Triode, but offers a quality full range experience. Again I had budgeted another $200-$300 for a sound bar, which wasn't needed. If you want more sound, just connect it to your HiFi. The only thing I have had trouble with is setting up an external SSD recorder. It doesn't like drive formats such as ExFat or NTFC. But that could be my fault due to my limited knowledge of recording TV programs. So overall a very positive experience. I have no problem recommending the SM8600 to anyone. Much, much better than TCL, Kogan and other budget brands. It costs a little more but you will be well rewarded in the long run, and I did save $300-$400 because I didn't need a sound bar or a stand.
Purchased in April 2020 at JB Hi-Fi.
- 75SM8600PTA (75")
Really enjoying it
Is well built and great to view. I was looking at cheaper option but glad went for this model. I am a first time LG TV buyer so still learning but the TV was was easy to set up and intuitive. Enjoying experience so far. Great size and picture quality is excellent am really glad went to this model v the cheaper alternative.
Purchased in April 2020 at The Good Guys.
Power cord is too short so can’t even turn it on...
After all the effort of wall mounting the tv and install the cable management it came time to turn on the tv which was a gift for my son and the power cord is barely 1 meter long. This doesn’t get from the cabinet to a power board so I can’t tell you anything about the rest of the tv at all.
I was intending to buy the Samsung equivalent but good guys didn’t have the 55 inch in that model so they price matched for the LG. After contacting LG customer service I wish I just kept driving to JB and stuck with the Samsung however I was also concer...ned about remote interference with another Samsung tv not far away in a lounge area. LG customer service offered no real assistance aside from to point out it’s not faulty and that’s how it was designed. My problem is, if they are so cheap that they need to save a few cents on a proper sized cable, how crap will the rest of the tv be?? Very disappointed in LG. Should have stayed with Samsung... I will edit my review if I ever manage to get it turned on.
Purchased in March 2020 at The Good Guys for $1,085.00.
- 75SM8600PTA (75")
Difficult not to find anything wrong with this 75 inch TV, as every function and setting on the remote seems fast and accurate after playing around with the TV settings when playing 4K bluray movie for example, while Panasonic 4K player HDMI setting is on RGB standard, TV settings are maximum for backlight, contrast and colour on cinema user mode for incredible cinema film quality picture and sound. Black bars above and below the movie can be removed by the TV's vertical zoom setting.
Super UHD is definitely better than standard UHD and I am g...
Purchased in January 2020 at The Good Guys.
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Good colors but black bleeding is an issue
Its a good TV if you are watching bright pictures. When the dark (Night scenes/darker indoor scenes) needs displaying, TV fails miserably. For a ~ $2000 TV, I think it is unacceptable. Black bleeding is an issue when you try to enjoy a movie. All dark areas are covered with white lighting it is painful to watch.
On a positive note, colors are vibrant and its has a nice display. OS is very good and easy to use. Dolby ATMOS and Dolby Vision works a treat ! If you are looking for a media room TV, then I suggest to look elsewhere as the darker th...e room, worst the darker scenes look. I have contacted LG to investigate the issue and it is under review at the moment. I will post an update when I hear back from them. The tech came to look at the TV agreed it is an issue. Updated on the 06/01/2020 According to LG, the TV is within the manufactures standards. This confirms my worst fears of poor quality of the TV. Please refer to the pictures and make your own judgement. IF that is acceptable,I wont be touching another LG product with a 10m pole. Poor customer service and even poorer quality products according to LG standards. Please dont wast your money, if you want a TV buy a Sony or similar quality TV. My 7 year old Sony TV and the new TLC 4K TVs I have at home dont have any of these issues.. I am extremely disappointed with the outcome.. Final Update 02/03/2020
Purchased in July 2019.
Great tv for bright living room.
Happy with tv, bought for a bargain price of $1095 in the eBay 20% off sale. Bright picture, good content and webos very easy to use. I use it in a bright living room so picture is great. As it's an IPS panel at night time the blacks aren't super black but it's great for my needs. Limited apps in the lg app store for Australia. Missing Optus sports , kayo etc... Have used a Chromecast to get around this but would prefer more native apps. Sound is loud, rarely have the tv above 25 don't need a soundbar with this tv unless your want to fully utilise the Dolby Atmos features.
Netflix 4k and YouTube apps all work great. Even the standard fta channels are reasonable, the fta HD channels look great too.
Purchased in August 2019 at Ebay- videopro for $1,095.00.
Such a big tv!!
The TV is so large and great! It has amazing sound and picture quality. Now having Netflix and Stan, it is so easy to watch. It was also very easy to mount on the wall.
Purchased in May 2018.
Nice a friend has it.
Good price good quality picture and sound easy to control and not confusing.smart and handy nice size and nice weight also easy to carry and not too long..that it fits on a cupboard.
Purchased in March 2014 at Better electrical for $395.00.
Questions & Answers
Is there any way of getting Dolby Atmos from this TV onto Sounbar?
Just bought new TV today for my wife - early Mum's day gift. We were looking for a big TV and wanted to enhance with a Dolby Atmos compatible soundbar. I am about to fork out $1450 for a Samsung q90r soundbar but when I was checking the audio settings on the tv the menu indicated Atmos not for external speakers. I'll be disappointed if we can't get the full potential out of this TV. Seems like a reasonable TV picture but standard sound whilst being clear, lacks any punch.
I was thinking of buying the 75 inch Ultra HD TV but saw a very poor review where the buyer experienced poor blacks with white streaks , ghosting (?) which forded them to get a refund from JBHiFi. But other reviews seemed OK ?. So can you comment please. Thanks, Steve
Similar issues with my 55” although it doesn’t bother as much as it’s in my sons room. I’d get the Samsung equivalent if purchasing again.
Which Samsung model would you recommend ?. I’ve done so much on-line research given the amount of cash needs to pay out nowadays I’m becoming a tad confused !
I had an issue with LG SM86000 65 inch. After months of efforts, got a refund. Please have a look at my review for details.
If you do not mind the black bleeding, other colors are very good.
I bought a Samsung QLED Q80 65 inch. It works very well. None of the issues like the LG.
|Category||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs||4K Ultra HD TVs|
|Type of TV||Smart TV||Smart TV||Smart TV|
|Energy Rating||5.5 star(s)||5 star(s)||5.5 star(s)|
|Wireless Options||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi||Bluetooth and Wi-Fi|
|Number of HDMI Ports||4||4||4|
|Number of USB Ports||3||3||3|
|Weight||24.1 kg||17.2 kg||38.8 kg|
|Dimensions (without stand)||840 x 1451 x 64 mm||716 x 1232 x 64 mm||974 x 1683 x 65 mm|
|Dimensions (with stand)||910 x 1451 x 324 mm||786 x 1232 x 263 mm||1043 x 1683 x 370 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||1 year(s)||1 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2019||Apr 2019||Apr 2019|
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