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LG 49SK8100

LG 49SK8100
93
Reviews
14 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
87
Age
17 Months Old
77
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very highly rated and relatively new 4K 49" TV, with a very good spec and low running costs. Our review analysis indicates that this TV it.
Features We Love:
Supports timeshift
Supports Picture-in-Picture
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Features USB recording
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80

With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the LG 49SK8100 number 112 in 50 inch TVs.

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80
Kagoo Score
93
Reviews
83
Features
87
Age
78
Running Costs

80

80
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

purchasers report that it has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 14 reviews.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A, and its running costs of £130 over 5 years are pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some great features:
Supports timeshift
Supports Picture-in-Picture
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Wi-Fi Direct
Vivid 4k viewing with deeper blacks
Precise nano-cell<br>colour performance
Vivid 4k viewing from any angle
A new brain, 7, enhanced picture processing

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

93
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (28 reviews)

43%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Editor's Choice Award

This TV has received an Editor's Choice Award from rtvmaniak.pl.
Editor's Choice from rtvmaniak.pl

3 Star Award

This TV has received a 3 Star Award from videotesty.pl.
3 Star from videotesty.pl

What Are People Saying About the LG 49SK8100?

Picture Quality
10
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Sound Quality
4
1
Ease of Use
5
0
Remote Control
2
0
Features
1
0
Smart Features
1
0
Robustness
1
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Size and Weight
0
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Some People Thought the LG 49SK8100PLA Was Reliable

Two people thought that the LG 49SK8100PLA was well made.

  • ... picture quality even non HD looks more smoother. The sound quality is the best I have heard for built in ... More This LG tv is the next best thing to ...
    Mohammedd - Johnlewis.com 13 Nov 2018
  • ... picture quality even non HD looks more smoother. The sound quality is the best I have heard for built in speakers, it picks up small background sounds ...
    Mohammedd - Johnlewis.com 13 Nov 2018
  • One Person Thought This TV Was Not a Good Size
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    Six People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the LG 49SK8100PLA was really easy to setup and was easy to use.

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    Very Easy to Setup
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Very easy to set up,the picture is very good and the sound is amazing without a sound bar...
    Paulina50 - Johnlewis.com 14 Dec 2018
  • ... Warranty. The New TV is Excellent with very good picture and sound. Very easy to set up...
    NooNoosdad - Johnlewis.com 9 Jan 2019
  • ... reviews and went for this set. Glad I did. Picture quality excellent and easy to set up too. I had been nervous about the quality of sound. Such a thin ...
    PaulGarden - Johnlewis.com 1 Dec 2018
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    Easy to Use
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features
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    One Person Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance
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    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought This TV Produced a Good Quality Image

    More than 10 people thought that the LG 49SK8100PLA had outstanding picture quality.

  • ... on Which?, read a few reviews and went for this set. Glad I did. Picture quality excellent and easy to set up too. I had been nervous about the quality ...
    PaulGarden - Johnlewis.com 1 Dec 2018
  • Great Tv. Handles any video file you throw at it. UHD and HD Picture is excellent . Even Standard definition is an improvement over my last LG TV. Dolby ...
    Dbass - Johnlewis.com 24 Sep 2018
  • Great TV - good picture and sound. Have ditched my sound bar which I needed with previous TV...
    AlinReading - Johnlewis.com 2 Jan 2019
  • ... service was delivered exactly when they said it would be. The TV has excellent quality picture and sound and looks good too. Very pleased with this purchase. ...
    Janfu44 - Johnlewis.com 11 Dec 2018
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought the LG 49SK8100PLA Had Good Audio Quality

    Eight people thought that the LG 49SK8100PLA had very good sound quality.

  • ... Standard definition is an improvement over my last LG TV. Dolby Atmos through the speakers is a huge surprise, didn't expect it to be as good as it sounds ...
    Dbass - Johnlewis.com 24 Sep 2018
  • ... through the speakers is a huge surprise, didn't expect it to be as good as it sounds considering how small the speakers are. Great interface, easy to use. ...
    Dbass - Johnlewis.com 24 Sep 2018
  • ... picture quality even non HD looks more smoother. The sound quality is the best I have heard for built in ... More This LG tv is the next best thing to ...
    Mohammedd - Johnlewis.com 13 Nov 2018
  • Very easy to set up,the picture is very good and the sound is amazing without a sound bar...
    Paulina50 - Johnlewis.com 14 Dec 2018
  • One Person Thought This TV Had Good Smart Features
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    Two People Thought it Had a Good Remote Control

    Two people thought that the LG 49SK8100PLA had a good remote control.

  • ... a sound bar with this tv. The operating system is very easy to use along with the magic remote control just like a Wii remote. The stand is actually gunmetal ...
    Mohammedd - Johnlewis.com 13 Nov 2018
  • Delivery time was short and the engineer ensured I was clear on using the remote...
    Jfh11 - Johnlewis.com 11 Dec 2018
  • How Good Are LG TVs?

    83
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Supports timeshift
    Supports Picture-in-Picture
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    Features USB recording
    Supports screen mirroring
    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Supports Miracast
    Features local dimming
    Supports Bluetooth
    Supports noise reduction
    Has a desktop stand included
    Has an ethernet port
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
    Has an equalizer
    Features extended PVR
    Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)
    ok display diagonal
    4K
    ok thickness
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    Not 3D
    Very slow motion interpolation frequency
    ok Display Diagonal
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    The 49SK8100's display diagonal of 49" is ok compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 38% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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    4K

    The highest resolution of the 49SK8100 is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of full hd. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

    4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    Like most other TVs, the LG 49SK8100 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    ok Thickness
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    The thickness of the 49SK8100 of 63.3mm is ok compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 49% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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    Not 3D

    The LG 49SK8100 is not 3D. 80% of TVs are also not 3D.

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    Supports Timeshift
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    The 49SK8100 supports timeshift. 81% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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    Supports Picture-in-Picture
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    The 49SK8100 supports Picture-in-Picture, unlike 78% of TVs which do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The LG 49SK8100 supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
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    The 49SK8100 supports Wi-Fi Direct. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

    What is Wi-Fi Direct? Less Edit
    Features USB Recording
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    The 49SK8100 features USB recording, which is unusual. 89% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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    Supports Screen Mirroring

    The 49SK8100 supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of televisions do not support screen mirroring.

    What is screen mirroring? Less Edit
    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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    The LG 49SK8100 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). 80% of TVs do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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    Supports Miracast
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    The 49SK8100 supports Miracast, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support Miracast.

    What is Miracast? Less Edit
    Features Local Dimming
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    The LG 49SK8100 features local dimming, which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

    What is local dimming? Less Edit
    Supports Bluetooth
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    The 49SK8100 supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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    Supports Noise Reduction
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    The LG 49SK8100 supports noise reduction, which is unusual. 80% of TVs do not support noise reduction.

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    Has a Desktop Stand Included
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    The LG 49SK8100 has a desktop stand included, which is unusual. 55% of TVs do not have a desktop stand included.

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    Has an Ethernet Port
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    The 49SK8100 has an ethernet port, as do 65% of TVs.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

    The 49SK8100 features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 98% of televisions which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

    Chart Hide Chart What is Adaptive Dimming Backlight? Less Edit
    Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

    The LG 49SK8100 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), unlike 93% of TVs which do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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    Has an Equalizer

    The LG 49SK8100 has an equalizer, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have an equalizer.

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    Features Extended PVR

    The 49SK8100 features extended PVR, unlike 85% of TVs which do not feature extended PVR.

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    Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

    The motion interpolation frequency of the LG 49SK8100 of only 100Hz is slower than 77% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 4,300Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 420Hz.

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    Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

    The LG 49SK8100 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), unlike 95% of televisions which do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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    87
    Age

    LG 49SK8100 Release Date

    April 2018

    Newer TVs Worth Considering

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    £250.00
    2 months newer
    Better Kagoo Score
    Better overall reviews

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    1 month newer
    £64 cheaper to run over five years
    Energy efficiency rating is higher

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    6 months newer
    Energy efficiency rating is better
    22% cheaper to run over five years

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    2 months newer
    Overall reviews are better
    User reviews are slightly better

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    £449.00
    1 month newer
    Better Kagoo Score
    User reviews are better

    86

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    8 months newer
    Better brand
    Better Kagoo Score

    79

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    6 months newer
    User reviews are better
    Superior energy efficiency rating

    79

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    1 month newer
    Better energy efficiency rating
    Larger display diagonal

    86

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    8 months newer
    Better Kagoo Score
    Better brand

    When Are Most New LG Televisions Released?

    February to March is the most common period for new LG televisions to be released in.

    If you wait until February 2020 then you might be able to get better features on your LG television. Alternatively you might be able to buy one of the current LG TVs cheaper in February once the latest models have been released. The biggest month in 2018 for new LG TV releases was March, with 36 new LG televisions released that month. February was the biggest month in 2017 for new LG TVs, with 44 new LG TVs released that month. In September 2016, 41 new LG TVs were released making it the biggest month that year for new LG TV releases.

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    How Fast Do LG TV Prices Drop After Release?

    LG TVs tend to depreciate faster than most TVs.

    Most TVs drop in price by 17% in the first 6 months after release. New LG televisions drop in price by an average of 25% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

    A typical new LG TV costs on average £840. By waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £210.

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    Running Costs

    LG 49SK8100 Running Costs

    The energy efficiency classification of this LG TV is A, and the 49SK8100 has an average running cost of £130 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £124
    Electricity cost when on standby £3
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    £127
    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    0.58T
    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    15
    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    43%

    43%

    43% of Customers Would Recommend
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    LG 49SK8100 Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    LED Backlighting Type
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Motion Interpolation Technology
    Supported Video Mode
    Aspect Ratio
    Display Refresh Rate Supported
    Colour Depth
    Display Technology
    Screen Format Adjustments
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Native Refresh Rate
    Audio
    Equalizer
    RMS Rated Power
    Built-in Speaker
    Sound Modes
    Audio Decoders
    Audio Decoding Technology
    Speaker
    Smart TV
    Internet TV
    Timeshift
    Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
    Screen Mirroring
    Network Streaming Services
    Smart TV
    Smart Calibration
    Operating System Version
    Operating System Installed
    Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
    Other Features
    USB Port
    HDMI
    Sound Enhancement Technology
    Processor Cores
    Audio Output
    Resolution
    Surround Modes
    Weight (Without Stand)
    Output Power
    Design
    On/off Switch
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Colour
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    AC Input Frequency
    Energy Saving Mode
    Certificates
    Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
    TV Tuner
    Auto Channel Search
    Tuner Type
    Digital Signal Format System
    Supported TV Bands
    Analog Signal Format System
    Tuner
    Performance
    DVD Player
    Digital Video Recording (DVR)
    High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Local Dimming
    USB Recording
    Extended PVR
    Noise Reduction
    Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Video Formats Supported
    Audio Formats Supported
    Teletext Function
    Teletext
    Auto Depth Enhancer
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
    Smart Remote Support
    Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Ethernet Port
    Miracast
    Wi-Fi Direct
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Web Browser
    Bluetooth Version
    Management Features
    Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
    Picture-in-Picture
    On/Off Timer
    Sleep Timer
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    Number of OSD Languages
    Programming Period
    My Channel Function
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Weight With Stand
    Depth (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Depth (Without Stand)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Common Interface (CI) Slot
    DVI Port
    Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
    Headphone Outputs
    Common Interface Plus (CI+)
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
    RF Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    Composite Video in
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Technical Details
    Dolby Technologies
    Smart TV Features
    Built-in WiFi
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Desktop Stand Included
    Package Height
    Handheld Remote Control
    Package Width
    Package Type
    Batteries Included
    Battery Type
    Remote Control Type
    Cables Included
    Quick Start Guide
    Manual
    Quick Installation Guide
    Smart Remote Included
    Interface Adapters Included

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    alljvclglogiksonylg 49sk8100pla, smart 49sk8100pla, bosch 49sk8100pla, menu 49sk8100pla, lg 17887, lg 2160p, s0416325

    Barcodes

     08806098102709,  08806098225873,  08806098225880,  08806098225903,  08806098225910

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