AT A GLANCE
HDR10 plus Dolby Vision HDR
Wide viewing window
Middling black levels
LG&rsquo;s midpriced 65UH8500 delivers good image quality with a super-wide viewing window, and it&rsquo;s one of the few sets around that plays both predominant types of HDR content.
A year ago, I tested the LG 65UF9500, an LCD Ultra HDTV that retailed for $2,999, and I criticized it for offering no future-readiness for soon-to-emerge high dynamic range (HDR) content. Since then, Ultra HD Blu-ray has come to market, bringing HDR along with it, and there&rsquo;s a growing library of HDR movies available for streaming. To LG&rsquo;s credit, their line of so-called Super UHD LCD TVs for this holiday season, including the midline 65-inch 65UH8500 tested here ($1,700), recognizes both predominant types of HDR&mdash;namely, HDR10 (used currently on Ultra HD Blu-rays) and Dolby Vision (still only available via web streams). LG is one of only two TV makers to support both formats on a single chassis (in both their LCD and OLED models), the other being Vizio, which updated their Dolby Vision sets for HDR10 in mid-2016. So how does this wellfeatured, attractively priced set perform? Let&rsquo;s have a look.