1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG OLED65R1PUA

LG 55SK9500PLA

SCORE:
95
SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Intense Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED65R1PUA to LG 55SK9500PLA 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 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED65R1PUA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED65R1PUA

LG 55SK9500PLA

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
97
OTHER FEATURES
98
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
95
DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
90

Advantage of LG OLED65R1PUA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED65R1PUA over LG 55SK9500PLA.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs LG 55SK9500PLA
Backlight Dimming Pixel Level Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Color Intense Color vs NanoCell Color Pro
Higher Contrast Ratio vs 1600∶1
Lower Minimum Response Time 1 ms vs 5 ms
Dolby Vision IQ vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture Pro vs
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR vs
Face Enhancing AI Picture Pro - Face Enhancing vs
Image Enhancing Image Enhancing on SQM vs
Noise Reduction Quad Step Noise Reduction vs NR
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
True Color Accuracy Pro vs
Sharpness Frequency based Sharpness Enhancer vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro vs Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
More Speaker Channels 4.2 Channel vs 2.2 Channel
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel) vs 40W (WF:20W)
AI Sound AI Sound Pro vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice Pro vs Clear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
RS-232C Remote 1 (Mini Jack) vs
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response ALLM/HGIG vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
AVI vs
VP8 vs
AC4 vs
EAC3 vs
MP2 vs

Advantage of LG 55SK9500PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55SK9500PLA over LG OLED65R1PUA.

LG OLED65R1PUA vs LG 55SK9500PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 1 vs 2
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
OGG vs
RealAudio vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs
VESA Wall Mount vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Pixel Level Dimming
  Perfect Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  Dolby Atmos
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR

Selected Features

OLED display on LG OLED65R1PUA

LG OLED65R1PUA has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

IPS Panel on LG 55SK9500PLA

LG 55SK9500PLA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

Full-Array Local Dimming on LG 55SK9500PLA

LG 55SK9500PLA has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. LG 55SK9500PLA has 50 zones.

HDR10

LG OLED65R1PUA and LG 55SK9500PLA support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG OLED65R1PUA and LG 55SK9500PLA also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

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 - LG OLED65R1PUA and here - LG 55SK9500PLA.

BASICS LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
BrandLGLG
SeriesR1 SignatureSK95
ModelOLED65R1PUA55SK9500PLA
Size65"55"
CountryUSAUK
Release Year20212018
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
Display TypeOLEDNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Backlight DimmingPixel Level DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorIntense ColorNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio1600∶1
Minimum Response Time1 ms5 ms
VIDEO LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen4 AI Processor 4Kα7 Intelligent Processor
UpscalingAI 4K Upscaling4K Upscaling
BlacksPerfect BlackNanoCell Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240TruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz200 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Face EnhancingAI Picture Pro - Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing Image Enhancing on SQM
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer Dynamic Color
Noise ReductionQuad Step Noise Reduction NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping ProEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeFront FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating100 W (WF: 40 W, 15 W per Channel)40W (WF:20W)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
AI Sound AI Sound Pro
Surround ModeOLED SurroundDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice ProClear Voice III
WiSA Ready Up to 5.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In 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) eARC (HDMI 2) HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs12
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
On-Screen Display Languages3736
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM/HGIG
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1592 x 1276.3 x 266 mm1229 mm x 779 mm x 256 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1750 x 750 x 420 mm1360 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall Mount
Weight Without Stand64 kg17.8 kg
Weight With Stand91 kg19.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)109 kg23.8 kg
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES LG OLED65R1PUA LG 55SK9500PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR21NMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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