LG OLED88Z9PUA Review and Specs

LG OLED88Z9PUA (USA version)

SCORE:
84

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) OLED Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K

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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 84 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
92
VIDEO FEATURES
78
AUDIO FEATURES
91
OTHER FEATURES
87
CONNECTIVITY
80
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
84

Pros and Cons

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

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 👍
Powerful Picture Processor 👍
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
CountryUSA
Series 2Z9 Signature
ModelOLED88Z9PUA
Release Year2019
Size88"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TVYes
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 (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 CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes 8K HDR10 Pro
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes 4K Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes 8K HLG Pro
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes 4K Technicolor HDR
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes Cinema HDR
HDR EffectYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes OLED Motion Pro
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 ReductionHexa Step NR
Deep Learning AI PictureYes
AI BrightnessYes
True Color AccuracyYes Pro
Ultra LuminanceYes 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 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 Separate Dongle Purchase Required
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 Google Home device sold separately
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 ) Inputs1
Component InputsNo
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextNo
PVR FunctionYes
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
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
360 VRYes
Mobile TV OnYes
Wi-Fi TV OnYes
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYes
Instant Game ResponseYes ALLM
Screen ShareYes
Time ShiftYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)Yes
HEVCYes 4K@120p, 10bit
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 TunerNo
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)No
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 MountNo
Weight Without Stand40 kg
Weight With Stand102 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)133 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes
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™ Yes No
NVidia G-Sync Yes No
VRR Yes No
HGIG Compatibility Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode Yes No
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) Yes No

DOWNGRADES LG OLED88ZXPUA LG OLED88Z9PUA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® No Yes 4K Technicolor HDR
DTS Digital Surround No Yes 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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