LG OLED55B9PLA Review and Specs

LG OLED55B9PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
81

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED55B9PLA Overview

LG OLED55B9PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a OLED 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 Technicolorยฎ. Its powerful ฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED55B9PLA 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
84
VIDEO FEATURES
78
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
94
CONNECTIVITY
79
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
81

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 B9 series is 2018 B8 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED55B9PLA LG OLED55B8PLA
4K HFR Yes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated No
2K HFR Yes No

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model OLED55B8PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55B9PLA vs LG OLED55B8PLA 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 OLED55B9PLA.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
Contrast Ratio ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘
4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Powerful Picture Processor ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
Clear Voice ๐Ÿ‘
WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED55B9PLA 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 OLED55B9PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2B9
ModelOLED55B9PLA
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratioโˆž
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎYes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
AMD Freesyncโ„ขNo
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
Depth EnhancementYes Object Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI PictureYes
AI BrightnessYes
True Color AccuracyYes Pro
Ultra LuminanceYes Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeFront Firing
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundYes
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyYes
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleYes
LG Smart SpeakerYes
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 Version5.0
Mobile ConnectivityYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
LG TV Plus AppYes
Smart ThinQ AppYes
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs2
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextYes Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Closed CaptionsYes Subtitle
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎYes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleYes
AI UXYes
AI HomeYes
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent EditYes
Home DashboardYes
Auto Device DetectionYes
Apple HomePodYes
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRYes
Mobile TV OnYes
Wi-Fi TV OnYes
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYes
Instant Game ResponseYes VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)Yes with Samba TV App
Hotel ModeYes
Screen ShareYes
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)Yes
Analog DVRYes
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)107 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 706 mm x 46.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 744 mm x 246 mm
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand18.9 kg
Weight With Stand19.9 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes

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