LG 55SM9800 : a good Direct LED television ?

What is the new LG 55SM9800 worth ?

LG has just announced the launch of the 55SM9800. Given that it is a top-of-the-range model we have decided to take a closer look at this television.
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’s beautiful. It is hard to criticise such a well finished product. Elegant design and a good quality finish are the characteristics of this television .
A more precise analysis will allow us to know how this 55SM9800 stands out of the rank and is really better than its competitors. 

55SM9800 from LG – Design

The engineers at the LG have created a real masterpiece as for the exterior appearance of this television set.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55SM9800. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
On this aspect, the manufacturer makes almost no mistake, since we are dealing with a television set that has a top-of-the-range look and whose elegance will embellish your living room.
This LG 55SM9800 is rather flat.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. Indeed, it has a simple base, which fits perfectly into the decor, giving you a sense of unity and elegance.In addition, its support is in the shape of a pedestal.
The charm of the 55SM9800 is undoubtedly its technology Slim Metal Design.
LG signs a screen with an extraordinary design. It offers a sober presentation, however, but with materials that enhance the feeling of quality. It is top-of-the-range while its price remains reasonable.

55SM9800 from LG – The screen

LG puts the emphasis on image quality to win back the market; this TV offers you a top-of-the-range visual experience.
With this new model, LG confirms one of its technological choices. The use of LEDs provides an excellent image. 
This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. In addition, with a screen of 55 inches, the 55SM9800 is positioned in the segment of large models. Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
LG chooses a frequency of 120 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
In addition, LG has decided to use its mastery of advanced technology on this device, which allows it to benefit from a high quality Ultra HD 4K image resolution.
In conclusion on the display, the 55SM9800 deserves to be considered at the time of purchase. It’s top-of-the-line top quality.

TV sound presentation LG 55SM9800

The LG 55SM9800 will give you a clear and faithful sound; thanks to it you will live a unique connected experience.
In terms of sound equipment, the TV is equipped with two loudspeakers for a sound power of 10 W.

55SM9800 from LG – Embedded intelligence

For the software part, the 55SM9800 LG has an operating system webOS 4.5; You will have plenty of time to discover the world 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 55SM9800

The 55SM9800 will delight multi-device users. Indeed, the connectivity consists of many inputs and ports to allow all the possibilities in terms of home cinema or gaming.
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.

This model has a total of 5 connections, not too bad. Apart from a few devices, you will not be able to connect many elements. Low choice compared to the competition.

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

Technical characteristics of the LG 55SM9800

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

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.975 cm x 68.0483 cm x 6.25 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct 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 114 W

55SM9800 from LG – The conclusion

The highly anticipated LG 55SM9800 TV is simply the new top-of-the-range model of the moment, which allows it to reach a higher level than other competitive models.
In addition, it is worth noting that this 55SM9800 is equipped with smart TV technology. Thanks to this, you have a top-of-the-range device in its category, which makes it a relevant choice.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
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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