The LG 55SM8600PLA : what is this mid-range worth ?

55SM8600PLA from LG – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55SM8600PLA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 55 inches.
The engineers from LG say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
In addition this LG displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  With a diagonal of 55 inches, this mid-range model canbe considered as a rather cheap television .
Has the LG succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

The design of the LG 55SM8600PLA

The LG 55SM8600PLA with its simple design is an interesting alternative for anyone who wants an elegant television set in the mid-range segment.
Nothing has changed in the design of this new model. LG continues to ride the wave of its design to which we are now accustomed.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
The LG 55SM8600PLA is rather flat.
With its screen surface of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.The shape of the base is in the shape of a pedestal.
The charm of the 55SM8600PLA is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In conclusion, LG has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this 55SM8600PLA to have a beautiful object in your living room.

TV screen presentation LG 55SM8600PLA

The display of this 55SM8600PLA is handled with care. This will allow connoisseurs to enjoy a quality rendering in home theater mode. The colours are faithful and deep black.
LG remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55SM8600PLA is positioned in the segment of large models. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
By providing it with a frequency of 120 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Finally, LG has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

TV sound presentation LG 55SM8600PLA

The LG 55SM8600PLA is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles with 10 W at output.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The 55SM8600PLA LG is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 55SM8600PLA

For the software part, the 55SM8600PLA LG has an operating system webOS 4.5 installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

The connection system of the LG 55SM8600PLA

This television LG 55SM8600PLA offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Thanks to its above-average number of connections, this TV is very generous.

This model has a total of 9 connections, not too bad. The LG 55SM8600PLA is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In detail here are the available connections:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

55SM8600PLA from LG – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.97 cm x 68.04 cm x 6.36 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV webOS 4.5
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 95 W

To conclude on the LG 55SM8600PLA

Finally, this new LG 55SM8600PLA is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
The choice of LG to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the 55SM8600PLA, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

From this new LG we can retain 3 positive points:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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