LG 49SK8100PLA Review and Specs
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LG 49SK8100PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 49SK8100PLA Overview

LG 49SK8100PLA was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 50 Hz/60 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ. Its powerful ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 49SK8100PLA TV 89 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
87
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
89

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 49SK8100PLA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Full-Array Local Dimming ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 49SK8100PLA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is 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 panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.


Nano Cell Technology

LG Nano Cell technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether theyโ€™re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 49SK8100PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2SK81
Model49SK8100PLA
Release Year2018
Size49"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechNologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage90%
Brightness320 nits
Contrast Ratio1400โˆถ1
Minimum Response Time5 ms
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ”
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ”
HDR Effectโœ”
Technicolor Expert Modeโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture Processorฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
BlacksNanoCell Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 100
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Active Depth Enhancer
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Dynamic Color
Noise Reductionโœ” NR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ–
AI Brightnessโœ–
Professional Game TVโœ”
Enhanced Motion Picture Response Timeโœ–
True Color Accuracyโœ”
Ultra Luminanceโœ”
Sharpnessโœ–
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W
Dolby Atmosโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ” DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Outputโœ”
AI Soundโœ–
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
Adaptive Sound Controlโœ”
WiSA Readyโœ–
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
LG Sound Syncโœ”
Smart Speaker Compatibleโœ–
LG Smart Speakerโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplayโœ–
LG TV Plus Appโœ–
Smart ThinQ Appโœ–
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ” Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexaโœ” Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component Inputs1 (shared with Component)
Composite Inputs1 (shared with Component)
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ” 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
PVR Functionโœ”
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ–
AI UXโœ–
AI Homeโœ–
AI Recommendationโœ–
Intelligent Editโœ–
Home Dashboardโœ–
Apple HomePodโœ–
Voice Recognitionโœ” Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic Linkโœ–
Focus Zoomโœ”
Live Zoomโœ”
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Multi-viewโœ”
Freeview Playโœ–
DIALโœ”
Music Playerโœ”
360 VRโœ–
Mobile TV Onโœ–
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ–
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ–
Instant Game Responseโœ–
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)โœ–
Hotel Modeโœ–
My Contentโœ”
My Channelsโœ”
Channel Advisorโœ”
Channel Plusโœ”
Screen Shareโœ”
Content Shareโœ”
Digital Recordingโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ–
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ–
Analog DVRโœ–
HEVCโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ–
WMVโœ–
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ”
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ”
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ–
MIDIโœ–
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ”
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ–
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ–
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ”
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ–
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA+
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)88 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1102 mm x 644 mm x 64 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1102 mm x 717 mm x 248 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1192 mm x 810 mm x 162 mm
One Connect Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand13.0 kg
Weight With Stand14.5 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)17.5 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

An indirect successor of the 2018 SK81 series can be considered a 2019 SM82 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG 49SM8200PLA LG 49SK8100PLA
2K HFR โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES LG 49SM8200PLA LG 49SK8100PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ– โœ”
Less Powerful Picture Processor Quad Core Processor ฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Dolby Atmos โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 49" version of the successor - model 49SM8200PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 49SK8100PLA vs LG 49SM8200PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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