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LG SL8YG

LG SL8YG 3.1.2 Channel 440W Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology & Dolby Atmos

4.2 | 57 Reviews

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Bluetooth® wireless is effortless.

It's so easy to wirelessly pair your LG sound bar, you'll feel like an audio expert. Bluetooth® 4.2 provides range and reliability to connect your LG sound bar to your TV or device, or you can connect via LG Sound Sync*.

*Compatible with select LG TVs.


4K Pass-through enabled.

4K pass-through ensures a full home theater experience when passing through HDMI connections from an external source, such as a 4K Blu Ray player or streaming device.


The brilliance of the Google Assistant built-in.

LG smart sound bars offer the ultimate in voice control with the Google Assistant* built-in. Just say "Ok Google" and give a command to control your sound bar, entertainment and smart home.

*Service limited to certain languages. Some features require 3rd party service subscriptions.


Works with Google Chromecast™.

Cast your favorite music wirelessly from your phone's streaming apps, such as Pandora® or Google Play™ Music. You can even group Chromecast-enabled speakers for a whole-home audio experience.


Experience powerful, moving audio.

Originally created for the cinema, Dolby Atmos sound technology creates powerful, moving audio that seems to flow all around you, even overhead.*

*Dolby Atmos requires HDMI passthrough from a Dolby Atmos-compatible source device. Dolby, Dolby Atmos and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.


DTS:X is sound that moves all around you.

DTS:X is an immersive audio decoder that places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a more lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience. Feel like you're in the middle of a car chase or hear a storm thundering above you.


MERIDIAN Technology raises the sound bar.

LG partnered with Meridian Technology, pioneers of High-Resolution Audio, to combine advanced signal processing and refined hardware design, creating a sound field with greater height, width and depth.


Audio that sounds closer to the real thing.

Leading audio processing technology provides sound quality that surpasses CDs, and allows you to enjoy a stunning 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution - as close to original sound as you can get.*

*Compatible high-resolution music files required, sold separately.


Feel audio from every direction.

Feel audio from every direction with wireless rear speaker compatibility.


Features

  • 3.1.2 Channel & 440W
  • Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X
  • Google Assistant built-in
  • Chromecast Built-In
  • High Resolution Audio (24bit/96kHz)
  • Wireless Rear Speaker-Ready
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
Dolby Atmos Yes
DTS:X Yes
Google Assistant Built-in Yes
High Resolution Audio Up to 24bit/96kHz
24-bit Upsampling Yes
4K Passthrough (HDCP 2.2) Yes
Group Play Mode Yes (Chromecast)
Multi-Room Mode No
Easy Setup with BLE Yes
Chromecast Built-in Yes
Wireless Surround Sound Ready Yes (SPK8-S)
Bluetooth Streaming Yes
DTS Virtual:X No
Meridian Audio Technology Yes
Works with the Google Assistant Yes
USB Playback Yes
GENERAL
Channels 3.1.2ch
Total Power 440W
CONVENIENCE
TV Remote Compatibility Yes
Smartphone Remote App (iOS/Android) Yes/Yes
Easy Setup with BLE Yes
Auto Volume Leveler Yes (In App)
Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
Dynamic Range Control Yes (In App)
SIMPLINK Yes
Firmware Over-the-air (FOTA) Yes
Night Mode Yes
LCD Display Auto-Dimmer Yes
SOUND MODES
ASC (Adaptive Sound Control: Default) Yes
Standard Yes
Music Yes
Bass Blast Yes
Bass Blast + Yes
Movie Yes
DTS:X Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
AUDIO FORMAT
LPCM Yes
Dolby Atmos® Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Digital Surround Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Yes
DTS:X Yes
FLAC (Up to 192kHz) C4A / USB Yes / X
OGG (Up to 48kHz) C4A / USB Yes / Yes
WAV C4A / USB Yes / X
MP3 C4A / USB Yes / Yes
AAC Yes / Yes
AAC / AAC+ Yes
SPEAKERS
Front 50W x 2
Center 40W
Top 40W x 2
Subwoofer 220W
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wireless Active Subwoofer Yes
Bluetooth Yes (4.2)
LG TV Sound Sync (Bluetooth) No
LG TV Sound Sync (Optical) Yes
Optical Input 1
USB Yes
HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2) Out 1
HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2) Input 1
POWER
Soundbar Power Consumption 39.4W
Soundbar Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
Subwoofer Power Consumption 36W
Subwoofer Standby Power Consumption <0.5W
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHTS
TV Matching 49" and above
Sound Bar (WxHxD) 41.7" x 2.2" x 4.7"
Subwoofer (WxHxD) 8.7" x 15.4" x 12.3"
Soundbar Net Weight 9.7 lbs
Subwoofer Net Weight 16.8 lbs
Shipping Size (WxHxD) 45.5" x 11.02" x 23.1"
Shipping Weight 31.5 lbs
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
Remote Control Yes
Batteries Yes (AAA)
Optical Cable Yes
Wall Mount Bracket Yes
Cable Management Yes
Warranty Card Yes
WARRANTY/UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts and Labor
UPC 719192629066
 

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4.2 out of 5

52% of reviewers recommend this product.

4 Stars

So Far So Good. Hope it lasts.

daorwolg 6/3/2020

I bought on sale and so far so good. Sound is excellent as I also purchased the wireless rear speakers also. Connects with no issues with my OLED65E6P. To get Dolby Atmos to work make sure you connect the Dolby Atmos capatible device i.e 4K blu-ray ROKU xbox to the HDMI In Jack on the soundbar and the HDMI out Jack to ARC or eARC on your TV. The Dolby Atmos decoder is Onboard the soundbar. Hope this holds up as other reviews list problems after a couple of months.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

eARC NOT SUPPORTED

Moon joe 5/20/2020

I purchased the oled tv LG55C9PUA and the Sound bar SL8YG Assuming the tv and soundbar would work together well turns out they DONT sound does come out . Before we get in too many details i bought both because both of them support DOLBY ATMOS how ever the tv offers dolby vision and dolby atmos sound. So been under the impression that both tv and sound bar where dolby atmos enable they would work perfectly fine. Like said sound comes out yea sound is nice crisp powerful sub woofer . But no DOLBY ATMOS . Well turns out that the tv would play dolby atmos only on internal speakers that sucked so i called LG TECH SUPPORT and they couldnt or didnt have a answer why couldnt i get dolby atmos on my soundbar. So i knew i had to do more research and tweaks on the tv audio settings well turm out to be that in order for me to get atmos from my tv to my soundbar i need it to set the ARC SETTINGS TO PASS THROUGH ARC AND TURN ON THE eARC . Well that didnt work because the sound bar doesnt support eARC . To finalize everything both items are expensive and LG ON WEB SITE CLAIM WHAT TVS ARE COMPATIBLE and they are not . So i found out how to actually get dolby atmos and it was followed like this I connected my xbox one X to my sound bar i then I connected my sound bar to my tv via HDMI ARC i bought the dolby atmos license from xbox set the setting on my xbox hdmi bitstream and dolby atmos sound out and it work Hurray now the tv was not producing dolby atmos vision because it was connected to the soundbar NOTE that when i connect the xbox to my directly i do get dolby vision and dolby atmos but only through th speakers but i connect my xbox to tv and tv arc to sounbar definitely no dolby atmos because of the soundbar not supporting eARC. To finish I had to buy go and buy a receiver that supported eARC OR ENHANCED AUDIO RETURN CHANNEL AND IT DIDN WORK AGAIN THE TV WOULDT REGISTER DILBY ATMOS BUT MY RECIEVER WAS DOING THE DECODING AND WAS READY DOLBY ATMOS ON THE DISPLAY RECIEVER MAIN UNIT.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Excellent sound but only when it works

John984768 3/30/2020

I bought this six months ago. I shouldve done more research as there are 100s of reviews with the same issue. Whats the issue? The subwoofer cuts in and out regularly. Its extremely frustrating. Ive moved everything that emits a WiFi signal or could be interrupting the signal as far as I reasonably can. Still no dice. I finally gave in and shipped it back for repairs. However Im not sure how they intend to fix it. They havent told me if once they diagnose they will be able to resolve. With the number of poor reviews on THE SAME EXACT DEFECT youd think LG would do whats right and recall. Nope. Just pushing the junk out the door. For the price absolutely expected more. There are more expensive systems but poor connectivity should not be an issue at this price point. Upside when it works its an excellent system.
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1 Stars

Terrible sound bar do not buy

jgallo 3/24/2020

Bought this soundbar and started to disconnect especially when the video was dolby atmos. Disconnects constantly. using it with an LG OLED B8 and it happens with all streaming apps on the tv. Also the subwoofer started to make popping noises w/o me even having it loud. I returned it to get it repaired but the problems keep happining.
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No, I do not recommend this product

5 Stars

Easy to setup

Rinscot 3/22/2020

I love my new home theater. Bought the rear surround speakers to complete the experience.
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5 Stars

Good sound

Neonjr13 3/21/2020

I bought this 3 weeks ago I like it so far has good sound quality much better with the rear speakers
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound bar

Pongo62 3/13/2020

Bought this sound bar on reviews I read some very good some bad. My experience has been very positive the sound bar works great good front sound and sub has good bass. The Dolby Atmos is good if you have low ceilings and are within 6 feet or so from speaker. You do hear the sounds behind you. Im planing on purchasing the wireless surround speakers which I think will enhance the system significantly I will update when they have been installed. Until the I would say this is a good system if the price is right
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Nice Concept

Blackdiamondh23 3/13/2020

I like it but its no comparison to the good ole entertain systems. I feel like it need more sound effect options and I believe the bigger the better I got the model that was $799 which I believe is the middle system. I probably should have went with the top model since I have an 82 inch TV. But overall its OK but I think it could be much better. And of course it sounds much better in the store. The max is so low.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound

BubbaBill 3/3/2020

I bought this a month ago with my LG TV. Sound is incredible Fills the room and the bass allows you to feel the movie.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Sound

jbrando 3/2/2020

I gave this unit a 5 because it sounded great when I hooked it up. After about 10 minutes my TVs locked up. One that the unit was on and the other TV in my Kitchen. I tried every hook up that I could and nothing changed. I emailed LG and they blamed it on Uverse TV. I emailed Uverse TV and they blamed it on LG. I then talked to Best Buy where I bought it about having the Geek Squad come out and see if they could figure it out. They advised that they could not help me. Based on all of this I had to box it up and return it. I loved they way the unit sounds but could not keep it since it locked my TVs up.
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4 Stars

A solid purchase

BigAHo 2/28/2020

I bought this mainly because it is the correct height to go with my 77 C9 OLED TV. Though the packaging was not damaged the soundbar had several small dents on the front. However they are not noticeable enough for me to take the trouble to pack it up for return. Its easy to set up and sounds good. Thats good...not great. The sound effects are for the most part useless. Set it on standard or movie and leave it. If youre looking for big-time surround-sound effects look elsewhere...like home theater components. That is not what this product is about. Its about adequate sound in an unobtrusive easy-to-operate package. There are lots of reviews that complain about the lack of bass. They must be due to faulty user set-up. There is more than enough bass for any normal application. Again if its not enough you are not buying the right type of equipment. It works great with the TV remote but other functions if included would be helpful. I bought it on sale and I like it. Had it been full retail I believe I would have been a bit underwhelmed.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Not sure it will work

BK LHR 2/21/2020

I heard this at a Best Buy and loved it and I considering buying one. A review I reas mentioned it may not work completely no atmos dolby if my TV is older than 2018. Is this true?
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5 Stars

Nice companion for the LG tv

Sonic87 2/12/2020

I bought this with the 65c9 tv as a bundle deal and it works great. The Dolby vision feature is amazing. Coming from a Samsung set up I am blown away by the combo. Really happy customer so far.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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3 Stars

Good sound

Laid_Back 2/12/2020

The sound bar sounds great paired nicely with my lg nano tv however the bass levels and the surround does not sound the same as when we heard it in the store not sure if I need to purchase the rear speakers to make the sound better? Wish I could adjust the bass a little bit louder
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Yes, I recommend this product

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2 Stars

Highly Disappointed

RahulSingh 1/27/2020

I heard this soundbar in a store before making a purchase and initially I was really impressed with the sound and looks. First time purchased it and the soundbar itself was bent I exchanged the sound bar and the second one had missing accessories i.e. Remote Cables exchanged it for the third time and this time nothing was broken or missing. But now fast forward 3 weeks not whenever watching movies on Netflix HBOGO or Amazon Prime Videos it gives me a very loud click sound randomly. Ive made sure all the cables are connected properly even replaced to a new HDMI made sure software is up to date and reset all my settings to original it worked file for the 10-15 mins and then again the same loud click sound. Im annoyed by this it worked perfectly first few weeks I was really excited for this soundbar but now Im going to return this ASAP.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great sound easy to use

Polish 1 1/20/2020

Got for Christmas gift glad they got it for us more room with no other speakers
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5 Stars

Amazing sound

Victor M 1/20/2020

I originally bought this sound bar before I left town for Christmas so I wasnt able to enjoy until two weeks later. The subwoofer was not working properly so I went back to the store and they gave me a new one. It now works perfectly and makes my movie viewing more enjoyable with sound you can feel. Next step is to get the rear speakers for a full surround sound experience
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5 Stars

Awesome sound

flyguyddt 1/10/2020

We bought this when we were just looking for something simple and making the upgrade was the best decision ever What wonderful sound Already planning some expansion including surround
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5 Stars

Perfect for me

Josh K 1/9/2020

Got this for christmas and absolutely love it. If you have a google home setup that you are looking to expand and also want a great sounding soundbar this is a great choice. Love the adjustability of the individual speakers.
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4 Stars

Great sound and functions

Jaime M1 1/8/2020

I have used this sound system for a month and I am very happy with my purchase. Some people complain that at Best Buy it sounded better but not when they set up the sound bar/subwoofer at home. I dont know what they are talking about because my system sounds even better. One suggestion is turn up the volume. You will not regret your purchase. My only complaint is that the sound bar slightly blocks my OLED TVs front sensor. Solution was simple. I raised the tv with 3/4 in height platform.
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3 Stars

Decent sound but a few issues...

MiniCoopGuy 1/2/2020

I received this soundbar over Christmas which was selected for the Dolby Atmos feature and the fact it is an LG which will pair nicely with my new LG TV. My old soundbar was having trouble talking to the LG but so far the SL8Y is not having those same issues. Set-up of the soundbar is pretty straight forward. The enclosed documentation and manual are pretty lackluster and I had to go online and download the main manual to decode all of the settings available on the soundbar. That isnt ideal for a soundbar that costs almost $800. The soundbar connects to the TV via an HDMI or optical cable and the ARC connection seems to work seamlessly with my LG TV. Ive not experienced any connectivity issues and the soundbar powers on when the TV is turned on. The subwoofer is wireless but does need to be somewhat close to the TV to function properly. That said mine is at the back of my family room about 20 feet away and it seems to work fine. I also purchased the rear surround speakers. They say they are wireless but the receiver module is wireless and the speakers are hardwired into that module. I found the length of speaker wire to be lacking for a larger room especially when you need extra wire to run along walls and hide from view. It uses standard speaker wire which is available online at Amazon or other retailers. The main reason I purchased the soundbar is for the Dolby Atmos function and the fact it was an LG product. Ive found that when you are closer to the soundbar you can hear the top speakers as they try to fill the soundstage with ambient environment sounds from an Atmos-encoded movie. The further back from the soundbar you are you lose much of that sound and the sound seems to come from the main front-firing speakers. Ive tried to tweak the settings but nothing seems to improve the Dolby Atmos output LG needs to allow you to control the volume of those top speakers. I was using Avengers Endgame with Atmos sound as my test subject. This brings up the other shortfalls of the system. The center channel seems GREATLY underpowered compared to the front left and right speakers. Ive got it turned up to the max and you still lose some dialogue in various scenes. LG would do well to put in a stronger center speaker with more power. Since 99 of your movie is dialogue the center channel speaker is arguably the most important in the soundbar. We upgraded from a VIZIO soundbar with surround sound and we are impressed overall with the quality of the sound of the LG SL8Y. It is definitely an upgrade from the VIZIO. The bass speaker is fantastic and everything seems to work seamlessly. Movie mode makes everything sound better but that mode is disabled when Atmos content is received. The rear speakers are large enough to produce some great sound but they are small enough to blend into any room easily. One other thing we dont like is the fact there is a lighted display on the front of the soundbar that is always on. It does dim but is distracting since it is a light right below your TV. LG should add a feature where it shuts off once you have your settings complete. When companies such as LG design and build these items do they talk to real users who can give them feedback before the final product is released? Getting rid of the distracting lighted readout would have been one of my first recommendations. The main disappointments are the center channel speaker lack of adjustments to the top-firing Atmos speakers the constant lighted display and the lackluster Atmos sound. Ive only had the soundbar for a week and will be testing other Atmos movies. If Im not super impressed it will probably be returned and Ill check out another brands soundbar system with Atmos to see if there is any improvement. I ignored the various top-ten soundbar lists when purchasing the LG but Ill probably turn my attention to those lists and check out what the competitors sound like. Overall I give this a solid 7.5 out of 10. The sound is great as a normal soundbar but so far the Atmos sound is a bit lackluster. For the money I think there are better options which is disappointing as I truly wanted to love this soundbar.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Awesome

Kama58 12/17/2019

Totally awesome sound and quality for the price. Easy to setup.
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Sound bar sub sound great low or high volume.

Overjoyed 12/16/2019

Benefit on top of sounding great it can also be upgraded for rear speakers. This system boots up and connects quick.
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5 Stars

Great sound quality

bclancy2003 12/11/2019

We were looking for a replacement for an older sound bar and decided to up it a bit. Were glad we did as this one was awesome for the price point We got it on sale and it was easy to setup... though we did have to download the full manual online to take advantage of the full features and tune it up perfectly. Definitely worth it
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4 Stars

Few probs.

CynR 12/9/2019

We have had a few problems with subwoofer going off and on. May return for exchange.
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5 Stars

great sound

Randy 72 12/8/2019

I have had my LG sound bar for about a month and love how easy it was to install and the sound is perfect for the room that it is in.
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5 Stars

Beautiful picture and awesome sound

Superdad04 11/19/2019

A few weeks ago I purchased this 65 inch lg flat screen tv and the optional lg sound bar with sub woofer and I was amazed by the Quality of the picture and blown away by the awesome sound. It is pre loaded with tons of smart features that are very simple to use the tvs smart features pretty much set it self up when plugged in. This setup is like owning a second computer. I paid a good dollar for this complete setup but its well worth the money. When it comes to certain items I believe you get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend this setup to anyone who is looking for a great smart tv and Surround sound bar. Sincerely Rafael.
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3 Stars

Wont stay connected to Wi-Fi big disappointment

Me Thornton 10/21/2019

Wont stay connected to Wi-Fi big disappointment. After spending so much money on the soundboard I wouldve expected better quality coming from LG. Ive sent switch to a smaller Sony brand sound bar that works just as well
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Surprised

Daisy 3312 10/17/2019

Crazy good coming from those little black boxes. Bass is great. Highs are clear and crisp. Theater sound is now in my home. Whole new ballgame. Tried hey google to play some pandora.....What? Awesome
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1 Stars

Doesnt make sound

MountainHaze 9/18/2019

This soundbar worked great for the first day but then would require a hard reset every time I turned it on to play sound from any source. I swapped the unit out for a new soundbar at Best Buy and had the exact same experience. LG and Geek Squad tech assistances could not help fix the sound. I tried with HDMI ARC HDMI without ARC optical BT and WiFi all with the same results. Great sound when it works but Im not going to hard reset every time. I am returning the LG soundbar new LG Nano 4K TV LG BluRay player and going with a different brand.
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4 Stars

LOVE IT

TravisTragedy 9/4/2019

This sound bar is one of the best I have ever owned over the years. My only complaint is that the subwoofer cuts in and out for no reason and I have no idea why. Ive moved it around and put it close and it still seems to do it. The rear audio speakers purchased separately do the same thing. Other than these issues I love sound bar so much. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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li gary 8/21/2019

I mainly watch Netflix for my movies. I bought this LG soundbar to use with my New LG 4K UHD NANO TV. If you own a LG TV it has to be a OLED Model after 2018 for the Dolby Atmos To Work properly. HO HO HO Back To BESTBUY I GO. Plus it worked on Amazon Prime But Never Heard much difference than a plane old soundbar. No base to be heard.
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The sound bar I always wanted

BigB1 8/21/2019

I have wanted a sound bar for years. I just could not find one for a good price with features I wanted. The LG SL 9y G sound bar has exceeded all my needs and expectations. It is easy to install and looks great. The WiFi sub woofer is an awesome feature and easy to set up. I do have to admit I had some issues with setting up google home. I was also surprised the mounting hardware did not come with screws for mounting it to the wall. A quick trip to the hardware store and $2.99 later we were in business. The sound quality is perfect for our living room and has made watching television much more enjoyable. Using the TV speakers before made hearing the TV when our air conditioning turned on a challenge. This is not the case with the sound bar. I received this product at a discounted price for my honest review.
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5 Stars

Sound blaster

pyoung3075 8/21/2019

I set up the LG SL8Y 3.1.2 channel sound bar to a 75 LG 4k television and wow was I impressed. From the unboxing thank you for not making the unboxing process complicated - 5 minute tops through installation everything was easy. I found the sound bar to be of high quality the install was pretty intuitive and it really doesnt have a big profile to interfere with the viewing. Interestingly I can use the sound bar with the television speakers to create a movie theatre effect which I have never experienced before so I thought it was cool. I am super excited that the sound bar has minimal cords two electrical and one optical as I hate the tangled mess of device cords. Overall the experience has been awesome. I totally recommend the LG Sound bar I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Amazing sound bar

Mjvirag 8/21/2019

This sound bar works great. Easy to install. The Bluetooth is amazing. The sound is so clear and we love blasting movies with the surround sound. The Chromecast and Google Assistant are great assets and so easy to connect. I love the design of this sound bar because it looks very sleek. Watching 4K movies is now even more fun because of the sound quality. My kids love to snyc their phones and blast music and dance. Im thinking of purchasing the additional speakers but Im not sure if I even need it because the sound bar is just amazing on its own. I cant wait to buy another for my bedroom We have this hooked up to our 75 inch LG and it looks beautiful and high quality together I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.
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LG SL8Y 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar

jeannette135 8/21/2019

This LG sound bar is phenomenal at first when I hooked it up the volume on the bass was all the way down and I said whats wrong. Then I raised the bass volume and I was amazed the whole room filled with sound. It is truly quality sound from sports to movies or just my favorite shows I can not imagine how I did without one. *Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest opinion.
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The Very Best

jd555 8/20/2019

We enjoy watching movies in our home and this sound bar adds so much to our viewing experience. When the lights are dimmed our LG Nano with its crystal clear picture is glowingand this sound bar is giving us multi-dimensional sound we feel like we are actually in the movie. The experience is so realistic. The Dolby Atmos is the icing on the cake We also really like the Google Assistant. Family movie night is important to us and we want the best experience we can have and this sound bar delivers it. It was easy to set up and it is attractive too not big or tacky or ugly. It just fits the TV and looks nice. I cannot say enough good about it. We only buy LG because they make the best Disclaimer: I received this sound bar at a discount from the Insiders and this is my honest opinion of the sound bar.
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Awesome LG Sound

solisc100 8/20/2019

The LG SL8Y 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology amp Dolby Atmos was easy to install and the voice recognition had simple instructions. The soundbar itself is very sleek and a great addition to my LG 75 Nano TV. The soundbar is light enough to hang on the wall but it also looks great setting up in front of the TV. I also have to mention the sound is spectacular especially when watching movies. It has so many features and real exciting to use. My friends are already asking where to buy one since they are very impress with the awesome LG new technology I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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SL8Y

NHolmes13075 8/20/2019

I received my LG SL8YG at a discounted price and paired with my LG NanoCell TV and I love the smart bar with bluetooth connection Google assistant and a smart remote thats talks with certain features. This my first soundbar and I love the crisp sound it delivers like you at the cinema and me and my family now enjoy movie nights as a family. I would recommend everyone try this sound bar so unique through Google Apps
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LG blows away the competition

kriscamaro68 8/20/2019

So I bought the 3.1.2 SL8Y soundbar from LG and holy cow what a soundbar it is. I have owned other soundbar brands out there from high end names and while they were nice and had good bass this soundbar beats them. It has three front firing speakers that make up the 3 1 7 sub that makes up the 1 and two upward facing speakers that make up the 2 for 3.1.2. This soundbar is Dolby Atmos capable and man is it awesome. Dolby Atmos turns sounds into objects that are projected to you unlike traditional surround sound. With traditional 5.1 the front speakers will lower their volume and read speakers will raise it to make it feel like the sound is around you. With this it determines where sound should be and projects it to that location instead. It really is something that has to be heard to fully understand. The sub is awesome as well. It is wireless and can be set away from the soundbar but not too far or else it looses the signal. The sub however is powerful and can shake the house if you want it to. The sound bar comes with an optical cable if you have an older TV that supports optical. It also has 2 HDMI ports with 4K pass through. This allows you to hook a 4k device to it directly and then will pass video to the TV. The second HDMI port is an ARC port. This allows you to hook up to the TV and have the sound go through that port for all HDMI devices plugged into the TV. This is the preferred method to use as it can transfer sound over a highspeed/highbandwidth HDMI cable allowing for high quality lossless sound. You can also connect to the soundbar via Bluetooth or wireless. One awesome capability this system has is the ability to add a set of wireless rear speakers. If you find that you want a more immersive experience than you are already getting LG sells a wireless rear speaker set that can be added to this system. Another nice addition to this soundbar is the Google Assistant. You can say Hey Google and ask it anything from whats the weather or set the temp of your house if you want. There is also the ability to turn the MIC off via the remote or a button on the top of the soundbar if you want privacy. All in all this soundbar has been a blast to have and has changed our home theater experience for the better. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Great Home Entertainment

Samfan78 8/20/2019

Really loving my LG SL8YG 3.1.2 Channel Soundbar. The sound quality is amazing and set up was a breeze. I opened the package and was able to start listening to music on the soundbar within 10 minutes. The sound is crisp and clear and somehow it encompasses my whole family room. I also added 2 LG surround sound speakers to give it a 5.1 surround feel. The wireless surround speakers linked to the soundbar with ease. Google assistant is also a great addition. I can catch up on the news or listen to a song with ease. Watching movies has also been a wonderful experience. The subwoofer really packs a punch without overpowering the vocals like so many other systems do. Overall I definitely would recommend this soundbar to anyone looking for a medium sized room sound system. It puts out a high quality theater sound and its sleek design is very stylish. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Amazing Sound

MsSandPitts 8/20/2019

My family absolutely loves watching movies and listening to music around the house. This soundbar totally delivers plus there is much more to this soundbar then I expected. I was not expecting the front of the soundbar to have a display to let me know exactly what my sounds effects can be. Even when I shut it down it tells me Good Bye. The subwoofer is amazing and great looking as well. The way it looks is sleek and very elegant looking and blends together with my LG TV as well. I do have to say that my favorite part of this soundbar has to be the Google Assistant. Ever since hooking this soundbar up I have made Google play music for me and work with my TV. This gadget has made our life just a little easier and sound better than ever. I truly believe this is one of the best soundbars out there today and so happy I made the purchase. I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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LG SL8YG Initial Review

Gzuzlivz1 8/20/2019

We were excited to add the LG SL8YG soundbar to our home theater as it provides Dolby Atmos along with DTS:X options that our previous setup did not offer. After receiving the new soundbar we found the packaging to be well thought out and it provided ample protection for the contents. Initial thoughts on the hardware immediately after unpacking was that the soundbar itself seemed solidly built with a nice metallic finish however the subwoofer provided me with some doubts due to it being very lightweight. Install was straightforward and I found the HDMI ports to be easily accessible. PROS: -Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support -Build quality on soundbar only -Easily programmed to accept volume controls from other brands remotes -Designed to use the factory remote LG Speaker phone app or Google Home app -Sound clarity on high resolution audio -Subwoofer bass quality outperformed my expectations -HDMI ARC capability works well CONS: -Only one HDMI input -Overhead top speakers lose the directional aspect a few feet away from the soundbar -Factory remote seems very counterintuitive for a non-techie -Standard sound setting requires a much higher volume vs. others -No clear method of checking for firmware updates -Consistent audio syncing issues that the delay settings dont resolve Overall we are very happy with our decision and after some demonstrations with some friends they are in agreeance. The benefits of having Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for our home is important as we were early adopters of 4k TV and UHD Blu-Ray. Please note: we received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
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Great sound

mthobe 8/20/2019

I really like the amazing sound provided but my new LG SL8YG SoundBar. The sound is phenomenal from this SoundBar. The bass response supplied by the subwoofer is very tight and punchy with a nice full round low end. The highs are crisp and present - giving voices and dialogue a nice light tone while keeping them clear and focused. I also love the style of the SoundBar as its looks terrific with my LG TV. I looking forward to trying the wireless rear speaker option - I have high hopes for how even better this system will sound I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Sounding Good

Power264 8/20/2019

My husband and I were so excited to get the opportunity to try out the new LG Sound Bar - LG SL8Y 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology amp Dolby Atmos. We recently got a smart tv so a good quality sound bar was definitely a must have. This LG Sound Bar has great quality and is very clear. It is very stylish and fits will on our stand directly in front of our tv. The movie sound is good and the kids told me they can hear their shows and movies better. They ask how I made the sound better. It was easy to connect to our TV and set up. The price is reasonable for the quality of this sound bar. We would definitely recommend this sound bar and brand to friends and family. I received this product at a discounted price in return for my honest opinion.
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The Great LG Soundbar

MrRoRo 8/20/2019

I want to start this review by thanking the insiders team for letting me purchase the LG SL8Y 3.1.2 Channel Sound Bar w/ Meridian Technology amp Dolby Atmos at a discounted rate. I have really enjoyed using the speaker for various reason picking music for my wedding family event personal enjoyment and to watch TV and movies. I have had great experiences with the speaker but I also have had one issue with the speaker. The issue is when turning the TV in the morning the speaker goes to full volume and doesnt reset unless it is unplugged. Besides that small issue I really enjoy the speaker. The sound bar works very see well with other devises such as phones laptops apple TV and gaming consoles. The subwoofer works very well and the connection was very easy. The only thing is that for the size I would expect more power than it has. Over all I really enjoy the LG Soundbar. I want to thank LG and the insiders team for this great opportunity.
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The LG SL8YG is very nice

Willliam 8/13/2019

I got this to go with my new 65 inch OLED LG tv on the recommmendation of the salesman. It is way better than the built-in sound on the TV itself. Its also simple to set up. And its less confusing to use than an AV receiver. Also less clutter and wires. I bought the back speakers also. I have to say the bass is not as soft and forceful as I can get from my existing very big heavy subwoofer. But as I say its easier for us to use. I find that the effect is WAY more pronounced when you select Movie using the soundbars remote. That causes the sound to kind of spray around that corner of the room. Movies with Atmos take over the sound bar kind of like HDR takes over the TV so the movie setting is not available then. It makes music from Pandora played through the sound bar using Google much fuller when set to the Movie setting that is. The music and default settings are OK though. I wish it had a headphone jack though the TV has one. I have a 20 foot ceiling so I think Im not getting the full overhead effect from the upfiring speakers.
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The LG SL8YG offers great phonics

OCTOGONPC 7/24/2019

When you are a kid at Christmas time you look forward to unboxing or unwrapping your presents. Thats the feeling you get when you open up this sound bar set It comes with high anticipation excitement and a little intimidation. I am happy to report that it easily met expectations and wasnt as scary as originally feared to set up. The one thing I looked forward to testing was the Dolby Atmos functionality and I quickly learned that not all of my movies were in Atmos but mostly Dolby Digital or DTS-X which I was unaware of because the display would only show if it was in Atmos and not the other audio formats. That was the 1st of a couple of misses. The other includes that even though this has HDMI ARC I experienced a lack of communication with my LG UHD Player through the sound bar utilizing the included HDMI Passthrough port to another branded TV. The good news is these items should be able to be addressed with a firmware update maybe better cables or when its connected to a LG UHDTV we will see. Now on to the Good Stuff The embedded Google Assistant is eager to serve and often beat out my phone to reply even from the upstairs area of my home. The audio features can easily be contoured to your own tastes and comes with other pre-configured settings Bass Blast is my favorite. And when you configure your system through Google Home you can even stream from some of your favorite music services and control your configured smart home devices with your voice. And did I mention it sounds GR8? I especially love listening to music through the system. And finally back to the reason I purchased the system... Dolby Atmos I like the 3.1.2 setup but soon realized the absence of the two rear speakers could be felt. The good news is that can be remedied with acquiring the compatible wireless speaker set though I wish it was a sound bar instead of individual speakers but I digress. All that stated should you choose the LG SL8YG I am sure you wont regret it however for the full theater experience you should consider getting the rear speakers as well
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Vivian_TX 7/24/2019

I just got my SL8Y sound bar from LG. I bought it to go along with my 86 TV. Ive also been using it with Spotify and the smart features from Google. I got to say Im very impressed by the sound quality and the sheer power that this sound bar packs I compared the sound quality of this sound bar to my speaker from another brand -one famous for their noise-cancelling headphones - so the bar was set very high. The sound is absolutely at the same level. It is no doubt better than other sound bars Ive tried. The bass sounds are full and the equalizer presets i.e. the one for movies highlight the vocals over the background music making it easy to follow the dialog. In comparison with other sound bars that Ive tried the LG SL8Y is clearly superior. For a smaller room the surround effect is more than enough. If you have a larger room I recommend adding the two available wireless speakers to get the actual cinematic experience. Also the fact that the sound bar doubles as a Google assistant is awesome. I removed my old Google mini and use this instead. I control my lights the A/C and my music just by speaking to the sound bar. How cool is that? I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion and I guarantee that my comments are factual and unbiased.
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Had me at the first note

George19471965 7/21/2019

When my salesman at Best Buy turned on my SL8YG Sound Bar I was sold. I seriously believe my ear to ear smile was still on my face while walking to my car after paying for my new LG TV and the SL8YG Sound Bar. It has enhanced my viewing pleasure beyond my expectation - which BTW was set very very high.
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