LG 55SK8100PLA Review and Specs

LG 55SK8100PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
65

Highlights

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

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LG 55SK8100PLA Overview

LG 55SK8100PLA was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 550 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α7 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 55SK8100PLA TV 65 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
61
VIDEO FEATURES
72
AUDIO FEATURES
61
OTHER FEATURES
55
CONNECTIVITY
72
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
65

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 55SK8100PLA.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
LED Type 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No 4K HFR 👎
No 2K HFR 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No WiSA Ready 👎

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 55SK8100PLA 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 they’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 55SK8100PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2SK81
Model55SK8100PLA
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNano Cell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage90%
Brightness320 nits
Peak Brightness550 nits
Contrast Ratio1400∶1
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Input Lag14 ms
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
Technicolor Expert ModeYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
BlacksNano Cell Black
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Active Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Dynamic Color
Noise ReductionYes NR
Deep Learning AI PictureNo
AI BrightnessNo
Professional Game TVYes
Enhanced Motion Picture Response TimeYes
True Color AccuracyYes
Ultra LuminanceYes
SharpnessNo
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating20W
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundNo
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
Adaptive Sound ControlYes
WiSA ReadyNo
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleNo
LG Smart SpeakerNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple AirplayNo
LG TV Plus AppNo
Smart ThinQ AppNo
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with AlexaYes Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage4 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleNo
AI UXNo
AI HomeNo
AI RecommendationNo
Intelligent EditNo
Home DashboardNo
Apple HomePodNo
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkNo
Focus ZoomYes
Live ZoomYes
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
Freeview PlayNo
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRNo
Mobile TV OnNo
Wi-Fi TV OnNo
Bluetooth Low Energy OnNo
Instant Game ResponseNo
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)No
Hotel ModeNo
My ContentYes
My ChannelsYes
Channel AdvisorYes
Channel PlusYes
Screen ShareYes
Content ShareYes
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordNo
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)No
Analog DVRNo
HEVCYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVNo
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXYes
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACYes
LPCMYes
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioYes
WMAYes
WAVNo
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFNo
JPEGYes
JPSYes
MPOYes
PNGNo
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 1
SAT TunerYes
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)1237 mm x 721 mm x 64 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1237 mm x 794 mm x 248 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 mm x 880 mm x 175 mm
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand16.1 kg
Weight With Stand17.6 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)22.8 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes
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 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
2K HFR Yes No

DOWNGRADES LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Lower Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz 100 Hz/120 Hz
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® No Yes
Less Powerful Picture Processor Quad Core Processor α7 Intelligent Processor
Dolby Atmos No Yes

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55SM8200PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 55SK8100PLA vs LG 55SM8200PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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