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LG OLED55B8PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
91
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Highlights

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

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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 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 OLED55B8PUA TV 91 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
81
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
91

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Pixel Level Dimming
👍   Perfect Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
CONS
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No 2K HFR
👎   No VRR
👎   No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 B8 series is 2017 B7 series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES LG OLED55B8PUA vs LG OLED55B7P
Higher Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage 75% vs 74%
Higher DCI P3 Color Space Coverage 99% vs 96%
Higher Peak Brightness 800 nits vs 750 nits
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Black Frame Insertion vs
Ultra Luminance Pro vs
Simultaneous Audio Output vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice III vs
Google Home Google Home device sold separately vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately vs
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2 vs
LG AI ThinQ® vs
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech) vs
Gallery Mode vs
Multi-view vs
DIAL vs
Time Shift vs
Watch & Record vs
Auto Calibration vs

DOWNGRADES LG OLED55B8PUA vs LG OLED55B7P
Lower Brightness 250 nits vs 300 nits
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1

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. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED55B8PUA 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 OLED55B8PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesB8
ModelOLED55B8PUA
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2018
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no 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 Ratio
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaling
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Active Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Poer Rating4 x 10 W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED 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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplay
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (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
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Application Store LG Content Store
PVR Function
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI Recommendation
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition
Magic Link
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)
Hotel Mode
Channel Plus
Screen Share
Content Share
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
IP Control
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 (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 Mount
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
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18BA.AUS
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

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


UPGRADES LG OLED55B9PUA vs LG OLED55B8PUA
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated vs
2K HFR vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
True Color Accuracy Pro vs
AI Sound vs
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Auto Device Detection vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Hotel Mode vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
Analog DVR vs

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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