LG OLED65B9PUA comes as the basic 65-Inch 4K OLED TV introduced as part of LG’s 2019 TV lineup. It comes as the successor model of LG OLED65B8PUA from LG’s 2018 TV lineup. As two basic 65-Inch 4K OLED TVs, we can find that there are a number of similarities between LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA. What improvement can we find in the new LG OLED65B9PUA? To answer that question, it’s a good idea to look at the similarities and differences of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA in this article.
LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA Similarities
Both of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA are positioned as the basic 65-Inch 4K OLED TV. LG OLED65B9PUA comes as part of LG’s 2019 B9, while LG OLED65B8PUA was released as part of LG’s 2018 B8. As two basic 65-Inch 4K OLED TVs, we can find that there are several similar between those two 65-Inch 4K OLED TVs. Before we talk more about their similarities, let’s take a look at their similar specs & features in the table below.
|LG OLED65B9PUA||LG OLED65B8PUA|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Upscaling Technology||4K Upscaler||4K Upscaler|
|Contrast Technology||Ultra Luminance Pro||Ultra Luminance Pro|
|Smart TV Platform||WebOS with LG ThinQ AI||WebOS with LG ThinQ AI|
|Amazon Alexa & Google Home||Compatible||Compatible|
|Remote Control||Magic Remote||Magic Remote|
|Speaker System||2.2Ch 40W||2.2Ch 40W|
We can talk more about the similarities between LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA after we look at the table above.
1. 4K OLED Screen with 4K Upscaler
We can find that LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA comes with 4K UHD resolution in 65-Inch OLED display technology. They both also come with 4K Upscaler as their upscaling technology. With 4K Upscaler, we can enjoy brilliant picture not only from original 4K content sources but also from non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality. We can also find that with OLED panel, we can enjoy perfect black and infinite contrast since OLED pixels are able to be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously.
2. Color Technology
With OLED panel, we can find that LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA are able to deliver wide color spectrum. Additionally those two TVs are also completed with Intense Color, Billion Rich Colors and True Color Accuracy Pro. Those additional color technology are able to deliver rich and accurate color details on the screen of those two TVs.
3. Ultra Luminance Pro
As we have talked before, LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA come with OLED display that can deliver perfect black and infinite contrast since the OLED pixels are able to be dimmed autonomously as well as completely powered off. The contrast of those two TVs are also improved with Ultra Luminance Pro Ultra Luminance Pro is able to deliver higher peak brightness on the screen of those two TVs.
4. HDR Support
We can enjoy enhanced details with expanded contrast from both of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA since they both support HDR. Those two TVs support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. With the support to those three main HDR formats, we can enjoy wide range of HDR entertainment on those two TVs.
5. Smart TV Platform with Magic Remote
WebOS with LG ThinQ AI is installed in both of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA. WebOS is able to deliver wide range of premium entertainment with fast internet connection from 802.11ac wireless attached to those two TVs. We can also run a number of additional smart apps with the access to LG contents/Apps Store. LG ThinQ AI allows us to control those two TVs conveniently with Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We can also control those two TVs conveniently with Magic Remote that included with their set.
6. Speaker System
We can find that the speaker system of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA are similar. They both come with 2.2Ch 40W speaker system that powered by Dolby Atmos. 2.2Ch 40W Dolby Atmos speaker system is able to deliver rich and powerful sound quality for those two TVs. If you indeed have higher audio expectation, you can attach your favorite soundbar easily to those two TVs to get more powerful surround sound output.
LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA Differences
Besides a number of similarities that we have talked before, we can also find that there are few differences between LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA. The different specs and features of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA can be found in the table below.
|LG OLED65B9PUA||LG OLED65B8PUA|
|Advanced Color Enhancer||YES||NO|
|Object Depth Enhancer||YES||NO|
|Picture Processor||LG α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor||LG α9 Gen 1 Intelligent Processor|
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There are few differences between LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA as we can see from the table above. Are you interested to talk more about those differences? Let’s discuss the differences of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA together.
1. Clarity Technology
LG OLED65B9PUA comes with the new Quad Step Noise Reduction and Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer as two additional clarity technology that we can’t find in LG OLED65B8PUA. Quad Step Noise Reduction is the technology that can reduce on screen noise, while Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer is the technology that can deliver sharper details on the TV screen.
2. Advanced Color Enhancer
We have talked before that both of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA come with Intense Color, Billion Rich Colors and True Color Accuracy Pro. Additionally, LG OLED65B9PUA is also completed with Advanced Color Enhancer. With Advanced Color Enhancer, we can enjoy more natural color on LG OLED65B9PUA screen.
3. Object Depth Enhancer
Both of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA come with perfect black and infinite contrast from their OLED panel. They both also come with Ultra Luminance Pro that can deliver higher peak brightness on the screen of those two TVs. We can also find that LG OLED65B9PUA comes with additional Object Depth Enhancer as additional contrast technology. Object Depth Enhancer is able to reproduce greater depth on LG OLED65B9PUA screen.
4. Picture Processor Version
The picture processor of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA are basically similar. They both come with LG α9 intelligent processor. But we can find that they are different in version. LG OLED65B9PUA comes with LG α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor while LG OLED65B8PUA comes with LG α9 Gen 1 Intelligent Processor. LG α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor comes as the improved version of LG α9 Gen 1 Intelligent Processor although the result in not significantly different.
As the new model, we can find that LG OLED65B9PUA is usually offered at the higher price than LG OLED65B8PUA that comes as the old model. How about the price difference between those two 65-Inch 4K OLED TVs? Since TV prices often change from time to time, it’s recommended that we check the price of LG OLED65B9PUA and OLED65B8PUA before we can find their latest price difference.
What’s the Improvement that We can find in LG OLED65B9PUA?
LG OLED65B9PUA comes as the successor model of LG OLED65B8PUA. What’s the improvement that we can find in LG OLED65B9PUA? From our discussion above, we can find that LG OLED65B9PUA comes with better clarity, color and contrast as well as newer version of picture processor. With more advanced clarity (Quad Step Noise Reduction and Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer), color (Advanced Color Enhancer), contrast (Object Depth Enhancer) and picture processor (LG α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor), we can enjoy better picture result in LG OLED65B9PUA.
LG OLED65B8PUA is the model that you should choose if you have more limited budget since It’s usually offered at the lower price. It indeed doesn’t come with Quad Step Noise Reduction, Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer, Advanced Color Enhancer and Object Depth Enhancer while It also comes with the older LG α9 Gen 1 Intelligent Processor, but we can find that LG OLED65B8PUA is still able to deliver excellent picture quality on its 65-Inch OLED screen since It’s already completed with advanced color technology such as 4K Upscaler, Ultra Luminance Pro and True Color Accuracy. So if you have less budget, you should consider LG OLED65B8PUA as your choice.