LG OLED88Z9PLA Review and Specs
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LG OLED88Z9PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
96

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED88Z9PLA Overview

LG OLED88Z9PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a OLED screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) 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 ฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give LG OLED88Z9PLA TV 96 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
97
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
97
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
96

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED88Z9PLA.

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‘
4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Powerful Picture Processor ๐Ÿ‘
Speaker Channels ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
AI Sound ๐Ÿ‘
WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
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

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED88Z9PLA 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 OLED88Z9PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2Z9 Signature
ModelOLED88Z9PLA
Release Year2019
Size88"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)87.6"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-illuminating pixels (โœ– backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage70%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage96%
Peak Brightness800 nits
Contrast Ratioโˆž
Minimum Response Time1 ms
Input Lag18 ms
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ” 8K HDR10 Pro
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ” 4K Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ” 8K HLG Pro
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ” 4K Technicolor HDR
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ” Cinema HDR
HDR Effectโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ” 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture Processorฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ” OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ”
Depth Enhancementโœ” Object Depth Enhancer
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionHexa Step NR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ”
AI Brightnessโœ”
True Color Accuracyโœ” Pro
Ultra Luminanceโœ” Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.2 Channel
Speaker TypeFront Firing
Speaker Power Rating80W (WF:40W, 10W per Channel)
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 Version5.0
Mobile Connectivityโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
LG TV Plus Appโœ”
Smart ThinQ Appโœ”
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ”
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ” 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ” 8 days
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
Teletextโœ” Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
PVR Functionโœ”
On-Screen Display Languages37
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ”
AI UXโœ”
AI Homeโœ”
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Editโœ”
Home Dashboardโœ”
Auto Device Detectionโœ”
Apple HomePodโœ”
Voice Recognitionโœ” Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Multi-viewโœ”
DIALโœ”
Music Playerโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Mobile TV Onโœ”
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Instant Game Responseโœ” ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)โœ” with Samba TV App
Screen Shareโœ”
Digital Recordingโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ”
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ”
HEVCโœ”
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” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
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 EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)370 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1961 mm x 1120 mm x 49.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1961 mm x 1456 mm x 281 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2126 mm x 1386 mm x 710 mm
VESA Wall Mountโœ–
Weight Without Stand40 kg
Weight With Stand102 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)133 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2019 Z9 Signature series has a successor - 2020 ZX Signature series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG OLED88ZX9LA LG OLED88Z9PLA
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” โœ–
NVidia G-Sync โœ” โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
HGIG Compatibility โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor ฮฑ9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K ฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES LG OLED88ZX9LA LG OLED88Z9PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ– โœ” 4K Technicolor HDR
DTS Digital Surround โœ– โœ” DTS-HD

For this comparison we chose 88" version of the successor - model OLED88ZX9LA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED88Z9PLA vs LG OLED88ZX9LA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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