LG 49SM8500PLA : a good Edge-LED television ?

LG 49SM8500PLA : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 49SM8500PLA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
In its 49 inches model , this television offers a definition dedicated to the pictures treatment.
Neither too small, neither too large. In short, an average unremarkable model.
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.
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 49SM8500PLA

Sober but in line with current trends. LG has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
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.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This new LG 49SM8500PLA is quite standard, flat.
With its glass surface of 49 inches, Another thing we can highlight in the design of this TV is the design of its support. 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 49SM8500PLA, we prefer this kind of solution that guarantees that the television will not fall out of its place.
The interest of the 49SM8500PLA is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
In short, the LG has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the LG 49SM8500PLA is revealed.

The screen of the LG 49SM8500PLA

The LG has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
LG remains anchored in its technological choices and decides to equip its new television set with it. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

The LG television set displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. And with his 49 inches, he’s in a series of TVs that is positioned in the range of models, in the average.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
With a frequency of 120 Hz, we’re looking at a high-end TV. Perfect image and exceptional synchronization in game or movie mode.
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 49SM8500PLA LG makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

TV sound presentation LG 49SM8500PLA

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 49SM8500PLA 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 provides a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 49SM8500PLA LG, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 49SM8500PLA

It has almost become a habit for LG, this 49SM8500PLA has its operating system webOS 4.5; It will allow you to happily explore a number of entertainment options.
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.

49SM8500PLA from LG – Its connectivity

This television LG 49SM8500PLA 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 49SM8500PLA is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In clear, the connections available on this model are:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

Technical characteristics of the LG 49SM8500PLA

The main features of this TV set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 107.29 cm x 60.35 cm x 6.36 cm
Screen size in inches 49
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 87 W

To conclude on the LG 49SM8500PLA

Finally, this new LG 49SM8500PLA is a television set that can go anywhere; it can meet the majority of needs.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
With its Edge-LED panel, you have at your disposal a powerful display system. This device is of high quality.
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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