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Sony A8 series (2019) vs LG SM9500
The Sony A8 55" (2019) makes for a good, if unremarkable, TV for people with a $1,800 budget.
The LG SM9500 65", however, is merely mediocre at its $1387 asking price, when compared to similarly priced products, and won't satisfy the needs of most people.
In either case, we suggest that you first take a look at some other options at the $1,800 and $1,400 price points before committing to one of these - it's likely that you'll be able to find some better alternatives.
If you're still interested in learning more about the Sony A8 55" (2019) and LG SM9500 65", however, we wrote a summary of what we could find about them:
The Sony A8 55" (2019) hasn't managed to earn a top spot in any roundups from sources that conduct trustworthy hands-on testing. Nevertheless, reviewers from sites, such as Rtings, Techradar, and PCmag all gave it a spot on their list.
As for the LG SM9500 65" - Rtings, a source that conducts reliable hands-on testing, has featured it in its LG SM9500 TV Review roundup. However, it didn't make it to any of the top spots.
When we thoroughly analyzed their review scores, we learned that all of the sources that tested both TVs, including Rtings, preferred the Sony A8 55" (2019) over the LG SM9500 65".
We also took a look at which sources they managed to impress the most. The Sony A8 55" (2019) was liked best by Techradar, which gave it a score of 9, while the LG SM9500 65" got its highest, 7.7, score from Rtings.
Lastly, we averaged out all of their review ratings and observed that the Sony A8 55" (2019), with its 8.5 average, performed considerably better than most TVs - the mean score for the product category being 7.7 out of 10 - while the LG SM9500 65" managed an average of 7.7.
There's one caveat here - it might not be entirely justifiable to do a direct Sony A8 55" (2019) vs. LG SM9500 65" review average comparison since they aren't priced the same and more expensive products tend to get higher review scores from some sources.