LG 55SM8500PLA : the television Edge-LED from LG

55SM8500PLA from LG – Presentation of this Ultra HD 4K

Recently LG has released information about its new model of television . It is the 55SM8500PLA.
Classified in the mid-range category. we thought we had to have a closer look at it in order to check whether the constructor had done a good job or not.
Let’s have a look at the size. It’s a 55 inches.
We are looking at a very imposing television. You won’t move it every now and then.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with 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 .

TV design presentation LG 55SM8500PLA

The LG 55SM8500PLA 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.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
The LG 55SM8500PLA is quite standard, 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.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
In conclusion, LG has worked seriously on the design of this TV set. It’s efficient and it will allow you with this 55SM8500PLA to have a beautiful object in your living room.

55SM8500PLA from LG – The screen

The designers of LG have made this new TV set 55SM8500PLA. A new mid-range model with the characteristics of its time, a well calibrated image, and a high-performance processing.
With this new model, LG confirms one of its technological choices. 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. LG presents this 55SM8500PLA with a screen of 55 inches; this television is at the top of its range. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
With a frequency of 120 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
Thus, the LG 55SM8500PLA allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

The sound of the LG 55SM8500PLA

It is the custom to say that a good sound comes from a device with a lot of watts, however LG has managed to combine average audio system power with very good sound quality.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two baffles for a sound power of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 55SM8500PLA LG, it is the word correct that comes out.

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

On the software side, the LG 55SM8500PLA is equipped with the operating system webOS 4.5 installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 55SM8500PLA is communicating.

The connection system of the LG 55SM8500PLA

This television LG 55SM8500PLA offers a rather classical connectivity : mixed inputs HDMI, the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
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.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

Presentation of the technical features of the LG 55SM8500PLA

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

Our conclusion 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.
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.

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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