LG SJ8 Soundbar Review & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Sorry to be such a grammar pedant, Steve, but it's COMPLEMENT (an accompaniment or addition), not COMPLIMENT (praise or admiration) as used in the context of your syntax.

      Thanks for your review!
       
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      Nice review Steve. I'd love to see you do a Top 10 soundbar roundup based purely on audio quality for Bluray and 4K UHD playback.
      I recently picked up the Samsung HW-MS650 Sound+ soundbar and your review on that was excellent too- even tho I was initially sceptical of it's performance based on the reviews I read, having lived with it for a few weeks now I'm happy with it.
      How would you compare the Samsung to this LG?
       
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      Thanks for review Steve - do you know if there will be new Atmos sound bars at CES this year or current models being carried over?
       
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      Already been announced that LG will have 2 new Atmos soundbars with the option of wireless rears.

      I think the shadow of HDM 2.1 (or lack of) is going to hang over any new soundbars shown at CES next week.
       
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      Yes, but's about time that soundbars had a decent number of HDMI inputs. Relying on having the TV route everything doesn't really work, because manufacturers don't handle this very well.

      Clem
       
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      If I might be a pedant too, it isn't actually a grammar mistake but a good old-fashioned spelling mistake on my part but thanks for sorting that out. All fixed now.
       
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      Im getting a SJ8 tonight to connect to my B7, i plan on using HMDI arc, do I have to connect the two via optical aswell?
       
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      No, the HDMI connection with ARC should be sufficient.
       
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      I notice that the SJ8 is down to £349 which seems like a good deal. Or is there another soundbar I should consider in that price range?
       
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      Good review. The more time I spend with this soundbar, the more I like it. It's not perfect, but it's good, and certainly better than in-built audio. My main complaint is the lack of HDMI inputs.

      As the review suggests, I had to reduce the subwoofer a few notches (-4 or -5 for me, depending on viewing), but now it delivers a well-rounded sound without being too heavy.
       
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      Hi everyone

      Any optimum settings you guys can share..cheers
       
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      Hi guys, looking for initial set-up advice. Currently got SkyQ set-top-box connected to HDMI 1 in LG 55 B7 panel and Oppo 203 into HDMI 2 (ARC) both with HDMI cables that came with both boxes.

      Just bought LG SJ8 Soundbar to add to the set up. What is best HDMI cable solution? Should HDMI cable into SJ8 come from HDMI 2 (ARC) on the panel for instance, and does that particular cable need to be of a certain standard (HDMI 2.0 a/b HDCP 2.2 etc) if it's only carrying audio and not video (e.g. could it be an older 1.3 or 1.4 HDMI cable)?

      All advice welcome. Thanks.
       
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      I'm interested in the same. My friends have just bought this soundbar, along with the 55"c7....i've bought them a Sony UPB X700, which i connected earlier today, ( HDMI 2 ARC. )
      Their soundbar is presently connected via optical. I'm assuming the best & correct way is to connect the soundbar via HDMI, too, if so which HDMI do you use ? ( Apparently there's 2 HDMI on the back of the soundbar, is one of them ARC ? ( In & Out. ) I couldn't look properly when i was there....any advice on correct connection much appreciated.
       

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