Our view about 55SM8500PLA from LG : A TV Ultra HD 4K

What is the new LG 55SM8500PLA worth ?

LG unveils a new model equipped with all the current expected sophistications, the 55SM8500PLA.
First, the size : 55 inches on this device.
Corresponding to the majority of the televisions sizes available on the market, the engineers have nevertheless used their expertise to obtain a remarkable finish.
In addition this LG displays 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.
The design of the LG 55SM8500PLA is largely inspired by the other models in the SM850 series.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The 55SM8500PLA is simply flat.
With an interesting size of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Equipped with a double base, LG has chosen security. The TV holds well, nothing moves thanks to this system. And whatever the price of the 55SM8500PLA, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The interest of the 55SM8500PLA is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
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!

The screen of the LG 55SM8500PLA

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. The use of the Edge-LED, even though it is a Edge-LED known for the lower quality of its image illumination, which has been favoured for this 55SM8500PLA.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. Which puts it among the above-average TVs in its range.
LG presents this 55SM8500PLA with a screen of 55 inches; this television is among the models in the average.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
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.
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, with the 55SM8500PLA LG makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

55SM8500PLA from LG – The sound

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 television set is equipped with  two baffles and a power output of 10 W.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

The Intelligent aspect of the LG 55SM8500PLA

For the software part, the 55SM8500PLA LG has an operating system webOS 4.5. You have the opportunity to explore 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

This television LG 55SM8500PLA offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 5 possible connections that this 55SM8500PLA is presented. The LG 55SM8500PLA is probably the best choice today. Most homes are now equipped with a box, a game console, a multimedia server, and other devices, in addition to the simple DVD player.
You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

55SM8500PLA 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 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

55SM8500PLA from LG – The conclusion

Finally, this new LG 55SM8500PLA 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 55SM8500PLA, 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.
LG chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.