LG 49SM8500PLA vs LG 49SK8500PLA Detailed Comparison
SCORE:
72
SCORE:
65

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Overview

Here we are comparing to to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same resolution and none of them support HDR.

Let us first have a glance at the highlights of the models.

LG 49SM8500PLA Highlights

LG 49SK8500PLA Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Nano Cell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Nano Cell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 49SM8500PLA

LG 49SK8500PLA

DISPLAY
63
VIDEO FEATURES
75
AUDIO FEATURES
82
OTHER FEATURES
91
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
72
DISPLAY
61
VIDEO FEATURES
73
AUDIO FEATURES
65
OTHER FEATURES
55
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
65

Detailed Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - and here - .

BASICS LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
BrandLGLG
CountryUKUK
Series 2SM85SK85
Model49SM8500PLA49SK8500PLA
Release Year20192018
Size49"49"
Smart TVYesYes
DISPLAY LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Display TypeLCDLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCellNanoCell
Panel TypeIPSIPS
Backlight TypeLEDLED
LED TypeEdge LEDSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNano Cell ColorNano Cell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
3D CapabilityNoNo
HDR10YesYes
HDR10+NoNo
Dolby VisionYesYes
Dolby Vision IQNoNo
HLGYesYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®YesYes
IMAX EnhancedNoNo
4K HDRYes 4K Cinema HDRYes
HDR EffectYesYes
Technicolor Expert ModeNoYes
AMD Freesync™NoNo
NVidia G-SyncNoNo
4K HFRYes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updatedNo
2K HFRYesNo
VRRNoNo
HGIG CompatibilityNoNo
Picture Processorα7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processorα7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200TruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz200 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNoNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNoNo
Depth EnhancementYes Object Depth EnhancerYes Active Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNoNo
Auto Genre SelectionNoNo
Face EnhancingNoNo
Image EnhancingNoNo
Color EnhancerYes Advanced Color EnhancerYes Dynamic Color
Noise ReductionQuad Step NRYes NR
Deep Learning AI PictureYesNo
AI BrightnessYesNo
True Color AccuracyYesYes
Ultra LuminanceYesYes Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness EnhancerNo
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W40W (WF:20W)
Dolby AtmosYesYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HDYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYesYes
AI SoundYesNo
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA SurroundDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IIIClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyYesNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYesYes
LG Sound SyncYesYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleYesNo
LG Smart SpeakerYesNo
CONNECTIVITY LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
Ethernet InputYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/nIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYesYes
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2No
LG TV Plus AppYesNo
Smart ThinQ AppYesNo
ChromecastNoNo
Google HomeYesYes Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual AssistantYes Google AssistantYes Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with AlexaYes 19.5 MRYes Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC (HDMI 2)Yes HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINKYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 PortsNoNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs22
Component InputsNoNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNoNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYesYes
Optical Audio OutputYesYes
RS-232C RemoteNoNo
DLNAYesYes
OTHER LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM2 GB2 GB
Storage8 GB4 GB
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet BrowserYesYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes 8 daysYes 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)YesYes
Application StoreYes LG Content StoreYes LG Content Store
PVR FunctionYesYes
On-Screen Display Languages3636
LG AI ThinQ®YesYes
Speech to TextYesYes
LG Voice SearchYesYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleYesNo
AI UXYesNo
AI HomeYesNo
AI RecommendationDefault: offNo
Intelligent EditYesNo
Home DashboardYesNo
Apple HomePodYesNo
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: offNo
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)YesYes
Gallery ModeYesYes
Multi-viewYesYes
DIALYesYes
Music PlayerYesYes
360 VRYesNo
Mobile TV OnYesNo
Wi-Fi TV OnYesNo
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYesNo
Instant Game ResponseYes ALLMNo
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)Yes with Samba TV AppNo
Hotel ModeYesNo
Screen ShareYesYes
Digital RecordingYesYes
Time ShiftYesYes
Watch & RecordNoNo
Auto CalibrationYesYes
Time Machine (DVR)YesNo
Analog DVRYesNo
HEVCYesYes
VIDEO FORMATS LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
3GPPYesYes
AV1NoNo
AVIYesYes
ASFNoNo
DivXYesYes
Flash VideoYesYes
H.263YesYes
H.264YesYes
H.265YesYes
MKVYesYes
M2TSYesYes
MP4YesYes
MPEG-4YesYes
QuickTimeYesYes
RealVideoNoNo
TSYesYes
VC-1YesYes
VP7NoNo
VP8NoNo
VP9YesYes
VOBNoNo
VRONoNo
WebMNoNo
WMVNoNo
XvidNoNo
AUDIO FORMATS LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
AACYesYes
AC4NoNo
AIFFNoNo
ALACNoNo
APENoNo
aptXYesYes
eAAC+NoNo
EAC3NoNo
FLACYesYes
HE-AACYesYes
LPCMYesYes
M4ANoNo
MIDINoNo
MP2NoNo
MP3YesYes
OGGYesYes
RealAudioYesYes
WMAYesYes
WAVNoNo
IMAGE FORMATS LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
BMPNoNo
GIFNoNo
JPEGYesYes
JPSYesYes
MPOYesYes
PNGNoNo
TUNER LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
Digital TunerYes 1Yes 1
SAT TunerYesYes
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4CI+ 1.4
GENERAL LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
Energy EfficiencyAA+
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 640 mm x 63.6 mm1096 mm x 638 mm x 63 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 700 mm x 231 mm1096 mm x 707 mm x 248 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1192 mm x 740 mm x 152 mm1197 mm x 810 mm x 175 mm
One Connect BoxNoNo
VESA Wall MountYesYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand14.2 kg14.0 kg
Weight With Stand14.4 kg15.5 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)17.1 kg18.3 kg
ACCESSORIES LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19Magic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remoteYesYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYesYes

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