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Home TVs 5 Best 55 Inch TVs in the US - January 2020

5 Best 55 Inch TVs in the US - January 2020

Updated 12 January 2020 by Matthew
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5 best 55 inch TVs

Which Are the Best 55 Inch TVs?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best 55 inch TVs? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best 55 inch TVs are:


What 55 Inch TV to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 55 inch TVs currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Samsung UN55RU7100 Samsung UN55NU6900 LG OLED55B8PUA LG 55SM8600PUA Sony XBR55X900F
Samsung UN55RU7100 Samsung UN55NU6900 LG OLED55B8PUA LG 55SM8600PUA Sony XBR55X900F
$427.90 Buy Now
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$348.00 Buy Now
Walmart
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$999.00 Buy Now
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$596.99 Buy Now
HiDEF Lifestyle
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$782.59 Buy Now
SaveCentral Outlet
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50" No Price
55" $427.90
58" No Price
43" No Price
49.5" $295.00
54.6" $348.00
65" $477.99
74.5" $897.99
55" $999.00
65" $1,699.00
49" $546.99
55" $596.99
65" $796.99
48.5" $599.00
55" $782.59
64.5" $899.00
75" $1,499.99
78.6" No Price
85" $2,798.00
55"
58.4mm
THICK
54.6"
50.8mm
THICK
55"
46.9mm
THICK
55"
63.6mm
THICK
55"
60mm
THICK
98
Reviews
52 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
991 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
1,005 Reviews + 15 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
13 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
77
Running Costs
$210 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 4K 55" TV, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring, has a game mode and features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Customers report that this TV has good picture quality, sound quality and it's very easy to use. Our review analysis indicates that this television has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really easy to use. It's the highest scoring 55 inch TV around, with a very good spec and an affordable price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring. A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 55" television, with a good price and OLED / QLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, features voice control and has a game mode. Customers report that this television has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed. A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 4K 55" television, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Picture-in-Picture. Our review analysis indicates that this television has a good 4k picture. A fully featured and economical to run 4K 55" TV, with a reasonable price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi.
LG OLED55B8PUA size in context
5 Reasons For
1% Larger Display Diagonal
Digital Clean View
Desktop Stand Included
Two Months Newer
Better At Producing a High Quality Image
12 Reasons For
Smartphone Remote App
Digital Clean View
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Better Kagoo Score
$80 Cheaper
51% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
More Customers Recommend it
Has a Better Price
A Better Size
Easier to Use
Has Better Technical Features
27 Reasons For
0.4" Larger Display Diagonal
OLED / QLED Technology
Thinner
Built-in Subwoofer
34% Higher RMS Rated Power
Timeshift
Parental Controls
Smartphone Remote App
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Noise Reduction
Bluetooth
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Picture-in-Picture
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
15 More Awards
A Bit Better User Reviews
A Bit Better Overall Reviews
Better Brand
More Robust
More Thoughtfully Designed
Has Better Connectivity
Has Better Audio Quality
A Better Smart TV
Has a Better Remote Control
14 Reasons For
0.4" Larger Display Diagonal
140Hz Faster High Frequency Rate
Parental Controls
Smartphone Remote App
Local Dimming
USB Recording
Noise Reduction
Bluetooth
Miracast
Picture-in-Picture
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
Better Expert Reviews
Better Brand
8 Reasons For
0.4" Larger Display Diagonal
Smartphone Remote App
Local Dimming
Bluetooth
Miracast
Voice Control
Desktop Stand Included
More Shops Are Selling it
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
17% Thicker
A Lot Lower RMS Rated Power
Worse Kagoo Score
$80 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 1%
A Little Lower User Review Score
A Little Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
16 Reasons Against
Smaller Display Diagonal
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
Slightly Thicker
20W Lower RMS Rated Power
Less Retailers
Two Months Older
A Bit Lower User Review Score
A Bit Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
Less Solidly Made
Less Well Designed
Has Worse Connectivity
Produces Inferior Picture Quality
Worse At Producing High Quality Sound
Has Worse Smart Features
Has a Worse Useful Remote Control
12 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $651
Fewer Sellers
Older by 11 Months
$20 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Expert Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Less Fairly Priced
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Worse Well Designed Technical Features
Produces Inferior Quality Image
12 Reasons Against
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
Thicker
50% Lower RMS Rated Power
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $249
Less Retailers
Older by Over One Year
$3 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
14 Less Awards
User Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
9 Reasons Against
Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology
13.1mm Thicker
140Hz Slower High Frequency Rate
50% Lower RMS Rated Power
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $435
Older by Eight Months
$107 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
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Samsung UN55RU7100

$427.90
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55"
58.4mm
THICK
$103
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The Samsung UN55RU7100 has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $427.90 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung UN55RU7100 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Large display diagonal (55")
Game mode
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports screen mirroring

An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 4K 55" TV, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring, has a game mode and features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Customers report that this TV has good picture quality, sound quality and it's very easy to use.

98
Reviews
52 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Samsung UN55RU7100 has outstanding user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

Smart TV Samsung 55" 4K 55RU7100 - Análise | REVIEW EM 1 MINUTO - ZOOM
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung UN55RU7100

1% Larger Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN55RU7100 is a 55 TV, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F. That's 0.4" larger than the Samsung UN55NU6900 (54.6"). More ...

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Digital Clean View

The Samsung UN55RU7100 supports Digital Clean View (as does the Samsung UN55NU6900), whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

'Digital Clean View' is a function on Smart TVs that reduced the noise from low-quality signals.

Using Digital Clean View can drastically improve the picture quality on both analogue and digital signals by removing as much noise and blurring as possible from the picture.

Desktop Stand Included

The Samsung UN55RU7100 has a desktop stand included, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 does not. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

Two Months Newer

The Samsung UN55RU7100 is 15 months newer than the LG 55SM8600PUA, 11 months newer than the LG OLED55B8PUA, two months newer than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and eight months newer than the Sony XBR55X900F

Better At Producing a High Quality Image

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Samsung UN55RU7100 was better at producing a high quality image. Over 20 people thought that it had good picture quality and two people thought that it also had a good screen.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung UN55RU7100

Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The Samsung UN55RU7100 does not feature OLED / QLED technology (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F), however the LG OLED55B8PUA features this benefit. More ...

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

17% Thicker

The Samsung UN55RU7100 has a thickness of 58.4, however the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 63.6mm thick TV (5.2mm thicker), the LG OLED55B8PUA is a 46.9mm thick TV (11.5mm thinner), the Samsung UN55NU6900 is a 50.8mm thick TV (7.6mm thinner) and the Sony XBR55X900F is a 60mm thick TV (1.6mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

A Lot Lower RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN55RU7100 has an RMS rated power of 20 (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F), however the LG OLED55B8PUA is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). More ...

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung UN55RU7100 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 scored 89.

$80 More Expensive

The Samsung UN55RU7100 is more expensive than the Samsung UN55NU6900 by $80.

Fewer Sellers

Only 5 stores sells the Samsung UN55RU7100, but 6 sellers sell the LG 55SM8600PUA, 6 sellers sell the LG OLED55B8PUA and 10 shops sell the Sony XBR55X900F. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 1%

Over five years the running costs of the Samsung UN55RU7100 are $103 which is $1 more than the Samsung UN55NU6900. Show assumptions.

A Little Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Samsung UN55RU7100 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the LG OLED55B8PUA is 96% (based on 964 reviews).

A Little Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Samsung UN55RU7100 is 92%, whereas the average overall rating of the LG OLED55B8PUA is 96% (based on 1,005 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 76.3% of 59 customers recommend the Samsung UN55RU7100, but 93.1% of 2,118 customers recommend the Samsung UN55NU6900.

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 94.6%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the UN55RU7100 in the US is $427.90 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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Samsung UN55NU6900

$348.00
Walmart

Samsung UN55NU6900

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Samsung UN55NU6900
54.6"
50.8mm
THICK
$102
OVER 5 YEARS

The Samsung UN55NU6900 has a Kagoo Score of 89. With a price tag of $348.00 this TV is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung UN55NU6900 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Large display diagonal (54.6")
Thinner than average (50.8mm)
Game mode
Supports Wi-Fi

Our review analysis indicates that this television has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really easy to use. It's the highest scoring 55 inch TV around, with a very good spec and an affordable price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app and supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring.

98
Reviews
991 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung UN55NU6900 has outstanding user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

12 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung UN55NU6900

Smartphone Remote App

The Samsung UN55NU6900 has a smartphone remote app, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, however the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Digital Clean View

The Samsung UN55NU6900 supports Digital Clean View (as does the Samsung UN55RU7100), however the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

'Digital Clean View' is a function on Smart TVs that reduced the noise from low-quality signals.

Using Digital Clean View can drastically improve the picture quality on both analogue and digital signals by removing as much noise and blurring as possible from the picture.

Miracast

The Samsung UN55NU6900 supports Miracast (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not support this feature. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Wi-Fi Direct

The Samsung UN55NU6900 supports Wi-Fi Direct, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA, but the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Better Kagoo Score

The Samsung UN55NU6900 has received a Kagoo Score of 89, however the LG 55SM8600PUA scored 87, the LG OLED55B8PUA scored 87, the Samsung UN55RU7100 scored 88 and the Sony XBR55X900F scored 82.

$80 Cheaper

The Samsung UN55NU6900 costs $248.99 less than the LG 55SM8600PUA, costs $651 less than the LG OLED55B8PUA, costs $79.90 less than the Samsung UN55RU7100 and costs $434.59 less than the Sony XBR55X900F.

51% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Samsung UN55NU6900 is $3 cheaper to run than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $20 cheaper to run than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $1 cheaper to run than the Samsung UN55RU7100 and $107 cheaper to run than the Sony XBR55X900F over five years. More ...

More Customers Recommend it

93.1% of 2,118 customers recommend the Samsung UN55NU6900, whereas only 73.4% of 1,018 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA and only 76.3% of 59 customers recommend the Samsung UN55RU7100.

Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 has a better price.

A Better Size

The Samsung UN55NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 was a better size. Over 30 people thought that it was a brilliant size and several people thought that it was also thin, wasn't heavy and bulky and was lightweight.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Samsung UN55NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 was easier to use. Over 40 people thought that it was very easy to use and over 30 people thought that it was also very easy to setup. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was very easy to assemble and had a good interface.

Has Better Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 has better technical features. More than 20 people thought that it had excellent features.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung UN55NU6900

Smaller Display Diagonal

The Samsung UN55NU6900 is a 54.6 TV. That's 0.4" smaller than the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F (55"). More ...

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The Samsung UN55NU6900 does not feature OLED / QLED technology (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the LG OLED55B8PUA features this benefit. More ...

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Slightly Thicker

Samsung UN55NU6900 is 50.8 thick, but the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 63.6mm thick TV (12.8mm thicker), the LG OLED55B8PUA is a 46.9mm thick TV (3.9mm thinner), the Samsung UN55RU7100 is a 58.4mm thick TV (7.6mm thicker) and the Sony XBR55X900F is a 60mm thick TV (9.2mm thicker). More ...

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

20W Lower RMS Rated Power

The Samsung UN55NU6900 has an RMS rated power of 20 (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the LG OLED55B8PUA is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). More ...

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Less Retailers

Only 5 sellers sells the Samsung UN55NU6900, whereas 6 sellers sell the LG 55SM8600PUA, 6 shops sell the LG OLED55B8PUA and 10 shops sell the Sony XBR55X900F. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Two Months Older

The Samsung UN55NU6900 is older than the Samsung UN55RU7100 by two months.

A Bit Lower User Review Score

The Samsung UN55NU6900's average user rating is 92%, however the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 96% (based on 964 reviews).

A Bit Lower Overall Review Score

The Samsung UN55NU6900's average overall rating is 92%, however the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 96% (based on 1,005 reviews).

Worse Brand

Samsung TVs have an average rating of only 94.6%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95%.

Less Solidly Made

Our analysis of the Samsung UN55NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 was less solidly made.

Less Well Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 was less well designed.

Has Worse Connectivity

On average reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 has worse connectivity.

Produces Inferior Picture Quality

The Samsung UN55NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 produces inferior picture quality.

Worse At Producing High Quality Sound

Our analysis of the Samsung UN55NU6900 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 was worse at producing high quality sound.

Has Worse Smart Features

The Samsung UN55NU6900 reviewers thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 has worse smart features.

Has a Worse Useful Remote Control

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Samsung UN55NU6900 has a worse useful remote control.

The cheapest price that we could find for the UN55NU6900 in the US is $348.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Samsung UN65NU6900F (65") for $129.99 more or the Samsung UN75NU6900 (74.5") for $549.99 more.

LG OLED55B8PUA

$999.00
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LG OLED55B8PUA

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LG OLED55B8PUA
55"
46.9mm
THICK
$122
OVER 5 YEARS
A

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of $999.00 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LG OLED55B8PUA or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
LG ThinQ AI
LG Perfect Colour
LG Perfect Black
Infinite contrast
Tru color accuracy
4K

A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 55" television, with a good price and OLED / QLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, features voice control and has a game mode. Customers report that this television has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed.

98
Reviews
1,005 Reviews + 15 Awards
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG OLED55B8PUA has superb expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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27 Reasons For for Choosing the LG OLED55B8PUA

0.4" Larger Display Diagonal

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a display diagonal of 55 (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the Samsung UN55NU6900 is only a 54.6" TV (0.4" smaller). More ...

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

OLED / QLED Technology

The LG OLED55B8PUA features OLED / QLED technology, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not feature this benefit. More ...

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Thinner

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a thickness of 46.9. That's 16.7mm thinner than the LG 55SM8600PUA (63.6mm), 3.9mm thinner than the Samsung UN55NU6900 (50.8mm), 11.5mm thinner than the Samsung UN55RU7100 (58.4mm) and 13.1mm thinner than the Sony XBR55X900F (60mm). More ...

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Built-in Subwoofer

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a built-in subwoofer, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not have this feature. More ...

A subwoofer is a specialised bass speaker for your TV, designed to provide punchy and powerful low notes for music and movies. Alternatively, an underground dog.

A built-in subwoofer will give your TV's sound system a serious boost on the low end bass notes. This will be best experienced in the bangs, thumps and explosions of movies, or in bass-heavy music.

34% Higher RMS Rated Power

The LG OLED55B8PUA is a 40 RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F (20W). More ...

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Timeshift

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports timeshift, however the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not. More ...

'Timeshifting' on a TV is the ability to record movies and programs to be viewed or listened to after the live broadcast.

TVs with timeshifting abilities mean that you don't have to watch programs when they are first broadcast - you can record them and watch them at your leisure.

Parental Controls

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports parental controls (as does the LG 55SM8600PUA), however the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Parental controls on a TV allow users to limit the films and programs that can be viewed on the TV, preventing adults-only content from being viewed by children.

Parental controls are a good way of stopping children accidentally (or totally not-accidentally) watching violent or sexual programs when parents aren't around to stop them.

Smartphone Remote App

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a smartphone remote app (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F), whereas the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not have this feature. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Local Dimming

The LG OLED55B8PUA features local dimming, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, however the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

USB Recording

The LG OLED55B8PUA features USB recording, and so does the LG 55SM8600PUA, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not. More ...

A USB recording function on a TV allows you to record live TV onto a USB device.

Recording live TV onto a USB device is a good way to save films and TV programs for later viewing.

Noise Reduction

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports noise reduction (as does the LG 55SM8600PUA), whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Noise reduction helps reduce intrusive audio and visual noise for a clearer and better viewing experience.

Bluetooth

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Bluetooth, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, however the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Miracast

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Miracast, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F, however the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Wi-Fi Direct

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Wi-Fi Direct (as does the Samsung UN55NU6900), however the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Wi-Fi Direct is a system to allow your TV to connect directly to other device without requiring a wireless router as a go-between.

Wi-Fi Direct is helpful on a TV because it allows a TV to connect to another device (such as a computer or phone) directly, meaning there is far less setup required - the devices just need to be 'paired' (normally at a press of a button) and the y can transfer data between each other. This is extremely useful for streaming media onto your TV from a computer or phone.

Picture-in-Picture

The LG OLED55B8PUA supports Picture-in-Picture (as does the LG 55SM8600PUA), whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Picture-in-Picture is a special mode for a TV that allows two programs to be shown at the same time, one in a smaller screen overlaid on top of the first.

Picture-in-Picture on a TV is very helpful for browsing the net or taking Skype calls while still watching a movie or TV programme on the main screen.

Voice Control

The LG OLED55B8PUA features voice control (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The LG OLED55B8PUA has a desktop stand included (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 does not have this feature. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

15 More Awards

The LG OLED55B8PUA has received 15 awards from expert review sites, but the LG 55SM8600PUA has received 1 award, the Samsung UN55NU6900 has received no awards, the Samsung UN55RU7100 has received no awards and the Sony XBR55X900F has received no awards.

A Bit Better User Reviews

Based on 964 user reviews, the LG OLED55B8PUA has an average review score of 96%, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA has an average rating of 90% (based on 12 reviews), the Samsung UN55NU6900 has an average rating of 92% (based on 2,118 reviews) and the Samsung UN55RU7100 has an average rating of 92% (based on 51 reviews).

A Bit Better Overall Reviews

Based on 1,005 reviews, the LG OLED55B8PUA has an average review score of 96%, whereas the LG 55SM8600PUA has an average rating of 90% (based on 14 reviews), the Samsung UN55NU6900 has an average rating of 92% (based on 2,118 reviews) and the Samsung UN55RU7100 has an average rating of 92% (based on 52 reviews).

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, but Samsung only has an average rating of 94.6% and Sony only has an average rating of 85.6%.

More Robust

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was more robust. More than 30 people thought that it was really well-built and several people thought that it was also really well made and strong and durable.

More Thoughtfully Designed

The LG OLED55B8PUA reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was more thoughtfully designed. Over 60 people thought that it was very well designed and good-looking. Three people also thought that it was smooth.

Has Better Connectivity

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has better connectivity. More than 50 people thought that it was excellent in terms of connectivity and two people thought that it also had wifi capacity.

Has Better Audio Quality

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has better audio quality. More than 100 people thought that it had superb sound quality.

A Better Smart TV

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B8PUA reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was a better smart TV. Several people thought that it had good apps, voice control and was good for watching Freeview TV.

Has a Better Remote Control

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA has a better remote control. More than 20 people thought that it had an outstanding remote control.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG OLED55B8PUA

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG OLED55B8PUA has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 scored 89 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 scored 88.

More Expensive by $651

The LG OLED55B8PUA is $402 more expensive than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $651 more expensive than the Samsung UN55NU6900, $571 more expensive than the Samsung UN55RU7100 and $216 more expensive than the Sony XBR55X900F.

Fewer Sellers

The LG OLED55B8PUA is only stocked by 6 shops, but the Sony XBR55X900F is stocked by 10 sellers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by 11 Months

The LG OLED55B8PUA is nine months older than the Samsung UN55NU6900, 11 months older than the Samsung UN55RU7100 and three months older than the Sony XBR55X900F.

$20 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the LG OLED55B8PUA are $122 which is $16 more than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $20 more than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and $19 more than the Samsung UN55RU7100. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The average expert rating of the LG OLED55B8PUA is 92%, whereas the average expert rating of the LG 55SM8600PUA is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 73.4% of 1,018 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA, but 93.1% of 2,118 customers recommend the Samsung UN55NU6900 and 76.3% of 59 customers recommend the Samsung UN55RU7100.

Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was less fairly priced.

Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was harder to use.

Worse Well Designed Technical Features

The LG OLED55B8PUA reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA was worse well designed technical features.

Produces Inferior Quality Image

Our analysis of the LG OLED55B8PUA reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG OLED55B8PUA produces inferior quality image.

The LG OLED55B8PUA is 1,228mm wide, 707mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 16.3kg.

LG OLED55B8PUA front view
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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG OLED65B8PUA (65") for $700.00 more.

LG 55SM8600PUA

$596.99
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LG 55SM8600PUA

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LG 55SM8600PUA
55"
63.6mm
THICK
200Hz
REFRESH RATE
$106
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The LG 55SM8600PUA has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $596.99 this TV is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG 55SM8600PUA or read our article on whether you should buy a LG TV.

Features We Love:
LG ThinQ AI
True color accuracy
Sound sync
Gallery Mode
Ultra Surround
Large display diagonal (55")

A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 4K 55" television, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Picture-in-Picture. Our review analysis indicates that this television has a good 4k picture.

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86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LG 55SM8600PUA has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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14 Reasons For for Choosing the LG 55SM8600PUA

0.4" Larger Display Diagonal

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a display diagonal of 55 (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 is only a 54.6" TV (0.4" smaller). More ...

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

140Hz Faster High Frequency Rate

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a high frequency rate of 200, however the Sony XBR55X900F is only a 60Hz refresh rate TV (140Hz slower). More ...

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

Parental Controls

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports parental controls (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), but the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Parental controls on a TV allow users to limit the films and programs that can be viewed on the TV, preventing adults-only content from being viewed by children.

Parental controls are a good way of stopping children accidentally (or totally not-accidentally) watching violent or sexual programs when parents aren't around to stop them.

Smartphone Remote App

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a smartphone remote app (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F), however the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not have this feature. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Local Dimming

The LG 55SM8600PUA features local dimming, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, but the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

USB Recording

The LG 55SM8600PUA features USB recording, and so does the LG OLED55B8PUA, however the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not. More ...

A USB recording function on a TV allows you to record live TV onto a USB device.

Recording live TV onto a USB device is a good way to save films and TV programs for later viewing.

Noise Reduction

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports noise reduction (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), however the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Noise reduction helps reduce intrusive audio and visual noise for a clearer and better viewing experience.

Bluetooth

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports Bluetooth, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F, but the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Miracast

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports Miracast, and so do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Sony XBR55X900F, but the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Picture-in-Picture

The LG 55SM8600PUA supports Picture-in-Picture (as does the LG OLED55B8PUA), however the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F do not support this feature. More ...

Picture-in-Picture is a special mode for a TV that allows two programs to be shown at the same time, one in a smaller screen overlaid on top of the first.

Picture-in-Picture on a TV is very helpful for browsing the net or taking Skype calls while still watching a movie or TV programme on the main screen.

Voice Control

The LG 55SM8600PUA features voice control (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Sony XBR55X900F), whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The LG 55SM8600PUA has a desktop stand included (as do the LG OLED55B8PUA, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), however the Samsung UN55NU6900 does not have this feature. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

Better Expert Reviews

The LG 55SM8600PUA has an average expert review score of 100% based on 2 reviews, however the LG OLED55B8PUA has an average rating of 92% (based on 41 reviews).

Better Brand

LG TVs have an average rating of 95%, whereas Samsung only has an average rating of 94.6% and Sony only has an average rating of 85.6%.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG 55SM8600PUA

Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The LG 55SM8600PUA does not feature OLED / QLED technology (As do the the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F), but the LG OLED55B8PUA does. More ...

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

Thicker

LG 55SM8600PUA is 63.6 thick. That's 16.7mm thicker than the LG OLED55B8PUA (46.9mm), 12.8mm thicker than the Samsung UN55NU6900 (50.8mm), 5.2mm thicker than the Samsung UN55RU7100 (58.4mm) and 3.6mm thicker than the Sony XBR55X900F (60mm). More ...

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

50% Lower RMS Rated Power

The LG 55SM8600PUA is a 20 RMS rated power TV, and so do the Samsung UN55NU6900, the Samsung UN55RU7100 and the Sony XBR55X900F. That's 20W lower than the LG OLED55B8PUA (40W). More ...

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG 55SM8600PUA has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the Samsung UN55NU6900 scored 89 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 scored 88.

More Expensive by $249

The LG 55SM8600PUA is $249 more expensive than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and $169 more expensive than the Samsung UN55RU7100.

Less Retailers

The LG 55SM8600PUA is only stocked by 6 retailers, whereas the Sony XBR55X900F is stocked by 10 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by Over One Year

The LG 55SM8600PUA is four months older than the LG OLED55B8PUA, 13 months older than the Samsung UN55NU6900, 15 months older than the Samsung UN55RU7100 and seven months older than the Sony XBR55X900F.

$3 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the LG 55SM8600PUA are $106 which is $3 more than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and $3 more than the Samsung UN55RU7100. Show assumptions.

14 Less Awards

The LG 55SM8600PUA has only received 1 award, whereas the LG OLED55B8PUA has received 15 awards.

User Review Rating is Worse

The LG 55SM8600PUA's average user score is 90%, however the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 96% (based on 964 reviews), the Samsung UN55NU6900's is 92% (based on 2,118 reviews) and the Samsung UN55RU7100's is 92% (based on 51 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Worse

The LG 55SM8600PUA's average overall score is 90%, however the LG OLED55B8PUA's is 96% (based on 1,005 reviews), the Samsung UN55NU6900's is 92% (based on 2,118 reviews) and the Samsung UN55RU7100's is 92% (based on 52 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 57.9% of 19 customers recommend the LG 55SM8600PUA, whereas 73.4% of 1,018 customers recommend the LG OLED55B8PUA, 93.1% of 2,118 customers recommend the Samsung UN55NU6900 and 76.3% of 59 customers recommend the Samsung UN55RU7100.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG 65SM8600PUA (65") for $200.00 more.

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Sony XBR55X900F
55"
60mm
THICK
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
$209
OVER 5 YEARS
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The Sony XBR55X900F has a Kagoo Score of 82. However with a price tag of $782.59 this TV is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony XBR55X900F or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony TV.

Features We Love:
4K
Large display diagonal (55")
Features voice control
Game mode
Smartphone remote app

A fully featured and economical to run 4K 55" TV, with a reasonable price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi.

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Good
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Running Costs
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Kagoo Score
Excellent
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony XBR55X900F

0.4" Larger Display Diagonal

The Sony XBR55X900F has a display diagonal of 55 (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN55RU7100), however the Samsung UN55NU6900 is only a 54.6" TV (0.4" smaller). More ...

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you are viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Smartphone Remote App

The Sony XBR55X900F has a smartphone remote app (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN55NU6900), but the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not have this feature. More ...

'Smartphone Remote' states whether the TV has the capability to be controlled using your smartphone, acting as a surrogate remote. This will usually require the installation of an app onto your phone.

Using your smartphone as a remote is helpful because it means that you don't have to use the official remote to control the TV - your smartphone will work instead. Helpful since you will quite often already have it in your pocket!

Local Dimming

The Sony XBR55X900F features local dimming, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

Bluetooth

The Sony XBR55X900F supports Bluetooth, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the LG OLED55B8PUA, whereas the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not. More ...

A Bluetooth connection on your TV means it can send and receive data from Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, mobile phones or remotes.

A Bluetooth connection on your phone allows you to use many newer wireless devices with your TV, such as wireless headphones and controlling your TV using your phone.

Miracast

The Sony XBR55X900F supports Miracast, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN55NU6900, whereas the Samsung UN55RU7100 does not. More ...

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting standard formed via Wi-Fi Direct connections in a manner similar to Bluetooth.

TVs with Miracast can use it to stream media from computers and mobile phones at very high quality without the need to attach cables first, making the whole process far easier.

Voice Control

The Sony XBR55X900F features voice control (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA and the LG OLED55B8PUA), however the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 do not feature this benefit. More ...

Voice Control on a TV is a system that allows users to control various functions of their TV (volume, channels, etc) purely with voice commands, rather than having to use the remote.

Voice controls mean that you can control the TV from your couch without having to find a remote or move to manually change the channel or adjust the settings, leading to a more streamlined experience.

Desktop Stand Included

The Sony XBR55X900F has a desktop stand included (as do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the LG OLED55B8PUA and the Samsung UN55RU7100), but the Samsung UN55NU6900 does not have this feature. More ...

Whether the TV has a desktop stand included with the purchase.

A desktop stand allows you to mount the TV on a desk or table for easy viewing. Without one, you'll have to either mount the TV on a wall or buy a stand at additional expense.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony XBR55X900F

Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

The Sony XBR55X900F does not feature OLED / QLED technology (As do the the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100), whereas the LG OLED55B8PUA does. More ...

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

13.1mm Thicker

The Sony XBR55X900F is a 60 thick TV. That's 3.6mm thinner than the LG 55SM8600PUA (63.6mm), 13.1mm thicker than the LG OLED55B8PUA (46.9mm), 9.2mm thicker than the Samsung UN55NU6900 (50.8mm) and 1.6mm thicker than the Samsung UN55RU7100 (58.4mm). More ...

The thickness of a TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

140Hz Slower High Frequency Rate

Sony XBR55X900F is only 60 refresh rate, but the LG 55SM8600PUA is a 200Hz refresh rate TV (140Hz faster). More ...

The refresh rate (also known as the high frequency rate) is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. It affects how smoothly motion on the screen appears.

Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate: a TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. However a TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

50% Lower RMS Rated Power

The Sony XBR55X900F is a 20 RMS rated power TV, and so do the LG 55SM8600PUA, the Samsung UN55NU6900 and the Samsung UN55RU7100. That's 20W lower than the LG OLED55B8PUA (40W). More ...

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony XBR55X900F has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the LG 55SM8600PUA scored 87, the LG OLED55B8PUA scored 87, the Samsung UN55NU6900 scored 89 and the Samsung UN55RU7100 scored 88.

More Expensive by $435

The Sony XBR55X900F is $186 more expensive than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $435 more expensive than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and $355 more expensive than the Samsung UN55RU7100.

Older by Eight Months

The Sony XBR55X900F is six months older than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and eight months older than the Samsung UN55RU7100.

$107 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the Sony XBR55X900F are $209 which is $103 more than the LG 55SM8600PUA, $87 more than the LG OLED55B8PUA, $107 more than the Samsung UN55NU6900 and $106 more than the Samsung UN55RU7100. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Sony TVs have an average rating of only 85.6%, however LG has an average rating of 95% and Samsung has an average rating of 94.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the XBR55X900F in the US is $782.59 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Sony XBR65X900F (64.5") for $116.41 more or the Sony XBR75X900F (75") for $717.40 more.

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