LG 49SM8500PLA : the television Ultra HD 4K

LG 49SM8500PLA : the new Ultra HD 4K

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 49SM8500PLA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First, the size : 49 inches on this device.
Simple and about average. It’ll be just right for anybody who wants to watch TV without changing their home into a home cinema.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Although placed in the middle of the range, the manufacturer has tried to offer the viewer an image quality that allows an immersion.
We will see in detail if their objective is reached.

49SM8500PLA from LG – Design

The LG 49SM8500PLA appears as a real masterstroke of the brand regarding both its interior and exterior design.
The design of the LG 49SM8500PLA is largely inspired by the other models in the SM850 series.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The 49SM8500PLA is quite standard, flat.
With its screen surface of 49 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. Indeed it has a double base, in which we have a division where each part of the base has its place. With this, the TV is exactly the same on both sides, thus creating a very symmetrical and stylish TV that can be enjoyed in any room.
A noteworthy innovation for this model is the use of the Slim design technology.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

The screen of the LG 49SM8500PLA

The LG could hardly do better than this 49SM8500PLA with a Edge-LED screen.
With this new 49SM8500PLA LG, the company makes an assumed technological choice. It’s Edge LED display and that’s too bad. Due to its age and new possibilities such as the led, you will feel like you are going back 10 years. The image is poor.

With regard to the display, the company proposes a Ultra HD 4K resolution. In addition, with a screen of 49 inches, the 49SM8500PLA is positioned in the range of models, in the average.In the end, it is interesting to note that beyond the size, the screen is well made. A point to add when choosing between this model and other competitors.
Designed with a frequency of 120 Hz, this makes this TV set better positioned than its competitors. A perfectly synchronized image that will delight you for your home cinema.
Finally, LG has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
In conclusion on the display, with the 49SM8500PLA LG makes the choice of the mid-range. No more.

The sound of the LG 49SM8500PLA

The LG 49SM8500PLA is not satisfied with displaying stunning image quality. Indeed, it also pleasantly surprised us with its well-made audio performance.
For the sound part, the television set is equipped with two loudspeakers and a power output of 10 W.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 49SM8500PLA LG, it is the word correct that comes out.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set LG 49SM8500PLA

On the software side, the LG 49SM8500PLA is equipped with the operating system webOS 4.5. You have the opportunity to explore the world of entertainment.
With its Wifi or network connection (local LAN), this TV gives you the possibility to download apps or movies directly. An interesting option in the age of the cloud and online games.

The connection system of the LG 49SM8500PLA

As for the connectivity aspect on LG 49SM8500PLA, it provides you with sufficient elements.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

This model has a total of 9 connections, not too bad. The LG 49SM8500PLA is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In the end, this TV provides you with the following features:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

49SM8500PLA from LG – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 107.29 cm x 60.35 cm x 6.36 cm
Screen size in inches 49
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Edge-LED
Display frequency 120
Sound power 10
Smart TV webOS 4.5
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C 
Number of tuners 6
Number of USB ports 3
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Number of audio inputs 0
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
PVR Available Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 87 W

49SM8500PLA from LG – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With a smart TV technology, you benefit from a relevant choice for a top-of-the-range model. Really interesting.
Its Edge-LED display shows an excellent image.
For the display technology we are in 4K; you have a very good quality image, and an impressive sound quality; with its well thought out aesthetics, the result gives you a device that you want to buy.

Finally, we will note all the positive points that are to be added to the credit of this television set. Here are 3 that I find interesting:
the screen size, the depth of the colours, the display frequency.

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