LG OLED55C8PLA Review and Specs

LG OLED55C8PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
81

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED55C8PLA Overview

LG OLED55C8PLA 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 950 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED55C8PLA 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
88
VIDEO FEATURES
84
AUDIO FEATURES
67
OTHER FEATURES
63
CONNECTIVITY
76
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
81

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED55C8PLA.

The TV has strengths such as High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Clear Voice and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, no Filmmaker Mode and no WiSA Ready.

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

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2018 C8 series is 2017 C7 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C7V
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
4K HFR
2K HFR

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model OLED55C7V. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55C8PLA vs LG OLED55C7V where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED55C8PLA 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 OLED55C8PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionUK
SeriesC8
ModelOLED55C8PLA
Release Year2018
Size55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyOLED
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
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage73%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage99%
Brightness300 nits
Peak Brightness950 nits
Contrast Ratio
Input Lag21 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR
HDR Effect
Technicolor Expert Mode
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Professional Game TV
Enhanced Motion Picture Response Time
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Type and ConfigurationFront Firing with Stand
Down Firing without Stand
Speaker Power 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
Adaptive Sound Control
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 ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version4.2
Apple Airplay
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
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 ) Inputs2
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
PVR Function
USB HDD Recording
On-Screen Display Languages36
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 Remote required
Magic Link
Focus Zoom
Live Zoom
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
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)
Hotel Mode
My Content
My Channels
Channel Advisor
Channel Plus
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
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 2
SAT Tuner
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 Efficiency ClassA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)113 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 707 mm x 47 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 757 mm x 230 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1345 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg
Weight With Stand19.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)24.4 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

The 2018 C8 series has a successor - 2019 C9 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG OLED55C9PLA LG OLED55C8PLA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor α9 Intelligent Processor

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model OLED55C9PLA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55C8PLA vs LG OLED55C9PLA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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