LG OLED88Z9PUA Review and Specs

LG OLED88Z9PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
91

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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LG OLED88Z9PUA Overview

LG OLED88Z9PUA 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 OLED88Z9PUA 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
100
VIDEO FEATURES
86
AUDIO FEATURES
93
OTHER FEATURES
89
CONNECTIVITY
85
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
91

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED88Z9PUA.

The TV has strengths such as High Resolution, High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, Speaker Channels, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Clear Voice, WiSA Ready 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 NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Speaker Channels 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
WiSA Ready 👍
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 NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED88Z9PUA 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 OLED88Z9PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionUSA
SeriesZ9 Signature
ModelOLED88Z9PUA
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 TechnologyOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-illuminating pixels (no 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
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 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 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 Type and ConfigurationFront 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 Separate Dongle Purchase Required
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 Google Home device sold separately
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 ) 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
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext
PVR Function
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
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC [email protected], 10bit
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)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 OLED88ZXPUA LG OLED88Z9PUA
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

DOWNGRADES LG OLED88ZXPUA LG OLED88Z9PUA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 4K Technicolor HDR
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD

For this comparison we chose 88" version of the successor - model OLED88ZXPUA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED88Z9PUA vs LG OLED88ZXPUA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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