What can be said about the 55SM8500PLA from LG ?

LG 55SM8500PLA : the new Ultra HD 4K

A good mid-range television. This is how we can introduce the LG 55SM8500PLA.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 55 inches.
The engineers from LG say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
This television is delivered with a  Ultra HD 4K resolution.  It could be said that this model gathers all the expected characteristics. Whether we consider its aesthetics or its size, the engineers of LG have developed a television admittedly a middle-range one, but a quality one anyway.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

The design of the LG 55SM8500PLA

The LG 55SM8500PLA appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
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 good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The LG 55SM8500PLA is rather flat.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

55SM8500PLA from LG – The screen

The LG could hardly do better than this 55SM8500PLA with a Edge-LED screen.
With this new 55SM8500PLA LG, the company makes an assumed technological choice. 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.

The LG 55SM8500PLA is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55SM8500PLA is among the greatest. Beyond its size, we are still in front of a beautiful quality screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 120 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
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.

The sound of the LG 55SM8500PLA

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 55SM8500PLA still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two speakers and a power output of 10 W.

The sound quality of this TV is average. Don’t push the volume too hard, you’d be disappointed.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 55SM8500PLA

It has almost become a habit for LG, this 55SM8500PLA has its operating system webOS 4.5; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
This TV’s Internet access is possible either via Wi-Fi or via a LAN local network and you have the possibility to download a wide variety of applications and movies.

55SM8500PLA from LG – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
With a number of connections below the average of its range, you will have to choose which appliance(s) in your home you need to connect to your TV.

It is with 5 possible connections that this 55SM8500PLA is presented. Not all of your devices will be able to be connected. A difficult choice is on the way.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

Presentation of the technical features of the LG 55SM8500PLA

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

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 0
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 55SM8500PLA

With the intention of making a difference this new 55SM8500PLA LG intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
The least we can say is that this jewel incorporating smart TV technology offers you the LG know-how . An element that is a very good option in the high-end segment.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
This 4K TV can also boast near-perfect picture quality, as well as clear, aesthetic and powerful sound reproduction.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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