LG 55SM8600PLA : a TV set mid-range

Presentation of the LG 55SM8600PLA

LG ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this 55SM8600PLA, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First of all, regarding the size of the screen, we are facing a 55 inches.
The engineers from LG say they have worked with specialist from the Hollywood studios to get a high quality result.
Beside, this television is equipped with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Why can we consider this 55SM8600PLA as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.

55SM8600PLA from LG – Design

Sober but in line with current trends. LG has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
No revolution concerning the aesthetics of this 55SM8600PLA. We are in line with market standards. At least we know what we’re buying: a television set.
The shapes are balanced and the overall rendering is beautiful to look at. A successful mid-range model.
This LG 55SM8600PLA is rather flat.
With its glass surface of 55 inches, As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say. It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.In addition, its support is in the shape of a pedestal.
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!

55SM8600PLA from LG – The screen

The LG could hardly do better than this 55SM8600PLA with a Edge-LED screen.
With this new 55SM8600PLA LG, the company makes an assumed technological choice. Although of lower quality, an Edge LED Edge-LED is used for this TV.

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 55 inches, this 55SM8600PLA is among the greatest. At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
LG chooses a frequency of 120 Hz, the television’s fluidity is at the top of its range.
Note that with advanced technology, this TV gives you a Ultra HD 4K quality picture .
Thus, the LG 55SM8600PLA allows you to watch everyday movies and videos without necessarily wanting it to be a home theater level. It’s a decent mid-range.

55SM8600PLA from LG – The sound

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the 55SM8600PLA still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of  two loudspeakers with 10 W at output.

Finally, if we have to summarize the sound of the 55SM8600PLA LG, it is the word correct that comes out.

The Intelligent aspect of the LG 55SM8600PLA

On the software side, the LG 55SM8600PLA is equipped with the operating system webOS 4.5 installed; it allows you to explore a whole universe of entertainment.
This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV 55SM8600PLA is communicating.

55SM8600PLA from LG – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
Whether it’s your external hard drive, NAS or game console, all these elements can be connected to this TV.

It is with 9 possible connections that this 55SM8600PLA is presented. Almost all the devices in your home can be connected: the box, the game console, a multimedia server, and many other devices, in addition to your DVD or Blu-ray player.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
3 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 antenna input

Technical characteristics of the LG 55SM8600PLA

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 120.97 cm x 68.04 cm x 6.36 cm
Screen size in inches 55
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 95 W

Our conclusion on the LG 55SM8600PLA

In conclusion, the LG 55SM8600PLA is a mid-range television set of good quality. Average in most areas, it is nevertheless a wise choice for consumers who want to have a well-made product.
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.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

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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