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LG 55SM8600PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

LG 55SM8600PUA was introduced in 2019. It has a NanoCell screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 55SM8600PUA TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
93
OTHER FEATURES
96
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 55SM8600PUA.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   AI Sound
👍   WiSA Ready
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
CONS
👎   Edge LED
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

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.

IPS Panel

LG 55SM8600PUA 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.

HDR10

LG 55SM8600PUA supports 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

This TV also supports 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 maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 55SM8600PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesSM86
Model55SM8600PUA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR4K Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
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 Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel
Speaker Poer 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 Separate Dongle Purchase Required
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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) ARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
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
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM2 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext
PVR Function
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
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
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
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)68.1 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 28.2" x 2.5"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.5" x 30.9" x 10.4"
Stand Size33.1"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)53.5" x 34.6" x 6.9"
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand37.9 lbs
Weight With Stand41.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)52.2 lbs
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

The 2019 SM86 series has a successor - 2020 NANO86 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG 55NANO86UNA vs LG 55SM8600PUA
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Color NanoCell Color vs NanoCell Color
Dolby Vision IQ vs
AMD Freesync™ May not be available at the time of purchase of this product vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture vs
Auto Genre Selection Dolby HDR only vs
Face Enhancing vs
Image Enhancing vs
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) vs ARC (HDMI 2)
AVI vs
AC4 vs
MP2 vs

DOWNGRADES LG 55NANO86UNA vs LG 55SM8600PUA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Depth Enhancement vs Object Depth Enhancer
Noise Reduction Double Step Noise Reduction vs Quad Step NR
Dynamic Tone Mapping HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping vs Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
OGG vs
RealAudio vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model 55NANO86UNA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 55SM8600PUA vs LG 55NANO86UNA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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