LG OLED88Z9PLA Review and Specs

LG OLED88Z9PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
96
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Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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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 Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 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
👍   High Refresh Rate
👍   Full-Array Dimming
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   Powerful Picture Processor
👍   Speaker Channels
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   AI Sound
👍   WiSA Ready
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
CONS
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR

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.

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 TV
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 ( 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 Ratio
Minimum Response Time1 ms
Input Lag18 ms
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10 8K HDR10 Pro
HDR10+
Dolby Vision 4K Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG 8K HLG Pro
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 4K Technicolor HDR
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionHexa Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance 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 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 ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
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
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
PVR Function
On-Screen Display Languages37
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
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 ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (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 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 Mount
Weight Without Stand40 kg
Weight With Stand102 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)133 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
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 vs LG OLED88Z9PLA
AMD Freesync™ vs
NVidia G-Sync vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K vs α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode vs

DOWNGRADES LG OLED88ZX9LA vs LG OLED88Z9PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs 4K Technicolor HDR
DTS Digital Surround vs 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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