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LG 55LE8500

flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended avguide.com Recommended insidehw.com Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended
55" 200Hz 34.5mm Mar 2010
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LG 55LE8500 Review
LG INFINIA 55LE8500 Review

15 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

TV experts really like this television and have given it four awards.

The editors of Avguide.com and M3.idg.se both thought that concluded that they would recommend this large TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites endorsed this television. The writer at Flatpanelshd.com conluded that they would highly recommend this large TV and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an Insidehw.com "Editor's Choice" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

This LG TV has an average expert rating of 76% based on twenty expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, techtree.com, Mac World and hometheaterreview.com.

Good Picture Quality

Some LG 55LE8500 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality. Expert website Televisioninfo.com said “It didn't get the best results on our picture quality tests— especially its black level, which was significantly brighter than it should have been—”. Expert review site Avguide.com said “The LG raises the bar in terms of picture quality and features for LCD-based flat panel HDTVs” in their review of the LG 55LE8500. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned five years ago “Superb shadow detail” in their LG 55LE8500 review.

Several customers concluded that the LG 55LE8500 had good colour saturation. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com said “The LG Infinia 55LE8500 delivers very deep blacks, natural colors and film-like visuals.” in their review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com said “Great looking colors due to monster contrast” in their review.

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Nice Design

A few LG 55LE8500 owners considered that the product was good looking. Macworld.com wrote on expert review site Mac World “The LG Infinia LE8500 series TVs certainly qualify as chic, connected HDTVs”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review “Stylish and sleek design”.

A number of LG 55LE8500 owners who bought this TV concluded that it was a good design. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “WiFi HD ready (stream Full HD movies), sleek design, good build”. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said in their LG 55LE8500 review “LE8500 has a design with a glass front covering both panel”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “Entire greyscale is smooth and neutral”.

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Good Technical Features

Five LG 55LE8500 owners who reviewed the LG 55LE8500 said that it had good features. Macworld.com scored the product 70 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Mac World “With its skinny profile and strong lineup of features” in their review. Televisioninfo.com wrote “Has some nice features, such as internet connectivity” in their review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote in their LG 55LE8500 review “Many nice features, calibrating options”.

Good Connectivity

A few LG 55LE8500 owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Five years ago expert review site Macworld.com said “Slightly more than an inch thick, these full-array backlit LED TV pack a good collection of Internet services (includi” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of the LG 55LE8500 “Delivers a slew of customization options, plus great Internet content--but image quality isn't great” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

One customer thought the LG 55LE8500 was good in terms of connectivity. Five years ago Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of the LG 55LE8500 “Abundant connectivity options”. One person who reviewed the product considered that it was wifi compatible.

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Good Product Quality

Several LG 55LE8500 reviewers thought the LG 55LE8500 was good quality. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “With the excellent picture quality of the local-dimming LE8500, LG challenges other LCD makers for videophile appeal” in their review. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com wrote “Handsome set with good image quality and audio”. Lcdtvbuyingguide.com also said “The thin display, loads of features and amazing picture quality make this TV stand out”.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

LG large TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs LG is one of the better rated brands.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers thought the LG 55LE8500 had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago Lcdtvbuyingguide.com mentioned in their review of this TV “The TV is missing 3D technology” and rated it 5 stars.

Robust

One LG 55LE8500 owner who bought this TV mentioned that it was well made.

Good High Def TV

Two LG 55LE8500 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Six years ago Firstpost.com said “It’s been a while since a full fledged HDTV has made its way to our labs.”.

Good Size

Several LG 55LE8500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the LG 55LE8500 was thin. Expert review site Hometheaterreview.com mentioned in their LG 55LE8500 review six years ago “A stylishly slim form” and rated this TV 4 stars. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “LE8500 is just as slim as most Edge LED models which is quite impressive”. Flatpanelshd.com also wrote “Quite unique LED conduction from LG that allows the TV to be very slim and at the same time utilize local dimming”.

Good Sound Quality

One LG 55LE8500 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Two Component Video in Ports

Most TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55LE8500 have between one and two component video in ports, including the 55LE8500 which has two component video in ports.

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Quite Thin

Televisions that are a similar age to the 55LE8500 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm. With a thickness of only 34.5 millimeters, the LG 55LE8500 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst TVs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 55LE8500 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 55LE8500 which have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG 55LE8500 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LE8500 do support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 55LE8500 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age which are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55LE8500 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LE8500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55LE8500 range from 60kWh to 320kWh. When compared to other televisions that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the 55LE8500's annual energy consumption of 177.21 kilowatt hours is one of the highest.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55LE8500 the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg. The 55LE8500 is very heavy (35.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 55LE8500.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LE8500

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for a similar time to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

LG released the 55LE8500 over six years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the 55LE8500 has a relatively typical refresh rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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HD Type
Refresh Rate
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Full HD Display
TV Tuner
Tuner
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
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RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Game Mode
Stored Teletext Page
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
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Height (with Stand)
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Width

4 Awards

flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended avguide.com Recommended insidehw.com Editor's Choice M3.idg.se Recommended

Expert Reviews

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The LE8500 is loaded with extra features (some good, some not) and striking good looks. It is the next to highest end TV produced by LG for 2010 falling just below the LE9500 which has the... Read more…

Full-array LED backlight
240Hz refresh rate
Handsome set with good image quality and audio
Fullarray LED backlight
The thin display, loads of features and amazing picture quality make this TV stand out
Pricey for its screen-size class
Very little printed documentation
Pricey for its screensize class
The glass screen reflects a lot of light and the TV is missing 3D technology
Minor glitches in the firmware, glass panel may be too reflective if not placed well

The LE8500 is loaded with extra features (some good, some not) and striking good looks. It is the next to highest end TV produced by LG for 2010 falling just below the LE9500 which has the... Read more…

21 January 2011

With its skinny profile and strong lineup of features, the LG Infinia LE8500 series TVs certainly qualify as chic, connected HDTVs. Slightly more than an inch thick, these full-array backlit LED... Read more…

The LG Infinia LE8500 Series looks good and delivers a slew of customization options, plus great Internet content--but image quality isn't great, and this HDTV is expensive...

1 October 2010

These days, LED-backlit LCD TVs get a lot of attention, thanks in part to their super-thin form factor. This is especially true for edge-lit LED models. But the real promise of LED backlighting... Read more…

11 September 2010

Insidehw.com

We?ve gone a long, multi-decade way from the appearance of the first black and white TV devices with cathode tubes, over the amassment of colour TVs and analogue PAL and NTSC content distribution... Read more…

6 September 2010

In addition to a great set of features and a stylishly slim form, the 47LE8500 just so happens to be one of the best-looking LCDs I've reviewed. The package will cost you, as the 47LE8500's price...

30 June 2010

Avguide.com

With 240 Hz screen refresh and LED local dimming backlighting, the LG raises the bar in terms of picture quality and features for LCD-based flat panel HDTVs. LG?s latest premium LED backlit flat... Read more…

If you don?t care about 3D and are planning on putting this TV in a dark room, it will make you very happy...

28 May 2010

After being totally blown away by its performance, it all comes down to the price. Is it affordable? LG wasn't able to give us a price since it has not yet hit our shores. But in the US, it sells...

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Electricity cost when switched on $273.04
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Total running cost over 5 years $273.51
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 45 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 240, lg 240h, lg 1080, 55le8500, lg 1080p, lg 240hz
Barcodes 00719192176805, 08808992757863, 08808992846185
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