LG OLED55B8PUA Review and Specs
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LG OLED55B8PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

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

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LG OLED55B8PUA Overview

LG OLED55B8PUA was introduced in 2018. It has a OLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 800 nits of peak brightness. 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 OLED55B8PUA TV 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
96
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED55B8PUA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming 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
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
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 B8 series is 2017 B7 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED55B8PUA LG OLED55B7P
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model OLED55B7P. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55B8PUA vs LG OLED55B7P where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED55B8PUA 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. OLED displays also have better viewing angle than IPS panels. However, OLEDs are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG OLED55B8PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUSA
Series 2B8
ModelOLED55B8PUA
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-lumiโœ– us pixels (โœ– backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Brightness250 nits
Peak Brightness800 nits
Contrast Ratioโˆž
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ”
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ”
HDR Effectโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture Processorฮฑ7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Active Depth Enhancer
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Adaptive Color Enhancer
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ–
AI Brightnessโœ–
True Color Accuracyโœ”
Ultra Luminanceโœ” Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Power Rating4 x 10 W
Dolby Atmosโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ” DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Outputโœ”
AI Soundโœ–
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
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
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ” Amazon Alexa device sold separately
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ” Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
PVR Functionโœ”
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ–
AI UXโœ–
AI Homeโœ–
AI Recommendationโœ–
Intelligent Editโœ–
Home Dashboardโœ–
Auto Device Detectionโœ–
Apple HomePodโœ–
Voice Recognitionโœ”
Magic Linkโœ–
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Multi-viewโœ”
DIALโœ”
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–
Channel Plusโœ”
Screen Shareโœ”
Content Shareโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ”
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ–
Analog DVRโœ–
IP Controlโœ”
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 TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 27.8" x 1.8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)48.3" x 29.6" x 8.7"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)56.9" x 31.9" x 8.1"
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand35.9 lbs
Weight With Stand39.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)65.7 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BA.AUS
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2018 B8 series has a successor - 2019 B9 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG OLED55B9PUA LG OLED55B8PUA
4K HFR โœ” 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated โœ–
2K HFR โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model OLED55B9PUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55B8PUA vs LG OLED55B9PUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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