LG 49SM8500PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
81

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Nano Cell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 49SM8500PLA Overview

LG 49SM8500PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a NanoCell screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160). IPS panel does not provide as high contrast image as a VA panel due to its washed out blacks but has better viewing angle.

We give LG 49SM8500PLA TV 81 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
74
VIDEO FEATURES
89
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
83
FORMAT SUPPORT
65
OVERALL
81

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 SM8500 series is 2018 SK8500 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR

DOWNGRADES LG 49SM8500PLA LG 49SK8500PLA
LED Type Edge LED Slim Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming Full Array Local Dimming
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC 10 bits

For this comparison we chose 49" version of the predecessor - model 49SK8500PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 49SM8500PLA vs LG 49SK8500PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 49SM8500PLA.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, LED Type, Backlight Dimming, Wide Viewing Angle, Panel Bit Depth, Color Depth, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, Powerful Picture Processor, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Clear Voice, WiSA Ready and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™ and Speaker Channels.

PROS
High Refresh Rate 👍
LED Type 👍
Backlight Dimming 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Panel Bit Depth 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Powerful Picture Processor 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
WiSA Ready 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
Speaker Channels 👎

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 49SM8500PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionUK
SeriesSM8500
Model49SM8500PLA
Release Year2019
Size49"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)48.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNano Cell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Picture Quality Index3300
VIDEO FEATURES
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR 4K Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
Technicolor Expert Mode
AMD Freesync™
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
Picture Processorα7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping
Motion Pro
AUDIO FEATURES
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker Type and ConfigurationDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER FEATURES
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Closed Captions Subtitle
PVR Function
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC3
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
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
POWER, DIMENSIONS and WEIGHT
Energy Efficiency ClassA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 640 mm x 63.6 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1096 mm x 700 mm x 231 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1192 mm x 740 mm x 152 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand14.2 kg
Weight With Stand14.4 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)17.1 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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