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LG 55SM8600PUA

LG 55SM8600PUA
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13 Reviews
86
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Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
81
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and positively reviewed 4K 55" TV, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, supports Picture-in-Picture and features voice control. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good 4k picture.
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With outstanding reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the LG 55SM8600PUA number 4 in 55 inch TVs, number 10 in 4K TVs and number 13 in Netflix recommended TVs.

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96
Reviews
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Features
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Popularity
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Value for Money
87
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 86?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this TV to others.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.
This TV has running costs of $110 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,400+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
It has some great features:
Large display diagonal
Features voice control
Has a game mode
Supports Picture-in-Picture

What is the Kagoo Score?

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Average Review Score

4.5 stars (14 reviews)

71%

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What Are People Saying About the LG 55SM8600PUA?

Picture Quality
9
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3
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Robustness
3
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3
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One Customer Thought it Was Fairly Priced
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Three People Thought the LG 55SM8600 Had a Good Picture Quality

Two people thought that the LG 55SM8600 had a good 4k picture.

  • ... remote that will list movies from all my apps including my cable. the 4K is stunning. Looks great in any light, daylight, night time, darkness. and from ...
    Jacqui713 - Bestbuy.com 12 May 2019
  • ... purchased this TV on Saturday 4/13/2019. So far this TV is great! Love the 4K HDR Dolby Vision. The colors are out standing. Just do yourself a favor and ...
    Jason331 - Bestbuy.com 17 Apr 2019
  • One Person Thought it Was a Good Smart TV
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Large display diagonal
    Features voice control
    Has a game mode
    Supports Picture-in-Picture
    Has a smartphone remote app
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Miracast
    Features USB recording
    Supports Bluetooth
    Supports screen mirroring
    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Supports parental controls
    Features local dimming
    Has an ethernet port
    Has a desktop stand included
    Supports noise reduction
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Features extended PVR
    Three USB ports
    Very fast motion interpolation frequency
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    4K
    ok thickness
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    Not 3D
    Large Display Diagonal
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    The 55SM8600PLA's display diagonal of 55" is in the largest 32% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all TVs is 46", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110".

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    4K

    The highest resolution of the 55SM8600PLA is 4K. That's over four times the resolution of a full hd television, which is the most frequently found resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

    4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    Like most other TVs, the LG 55SM8600PLA does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of televisions do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    Not 3D

    The 55SM8600PLA is not 3D. 80% of TVs are also not 3D.

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    The 55SM8600PLA's thickness of 63.6mm is ok compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 51% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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    Features Voice Control
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    The 55SM8600PLA features voice control, unlike 84% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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    Has a Game Mode
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    The 55SM8600PLA has a game mode, which is unusual. 66% of TVs do not have a game mode.

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    Supports Picture-in-Picture
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    The LG 55SM8600PLA supports Picture-in-Picture. 78% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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    Has a Smartphone Remote App
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    The 55SM8600PLA has a smartphone remote app, which is unusual. 83% of televisions do not have a smartphone remote app.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The LG 55SM8600PLA supports Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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    Supports Miracast
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    The LG 55SM8600PLA supports Miracast, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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    Features USB Recording
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    The LG 55SM8600PLA features USB recording, which is unusual. 88% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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    Supports Bluetooth
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    The 55SM8600PLA supports Bluetooth, which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support Bluetooth.

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    Supports Screen Mirroring

    The LG 55SM8600PLA supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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    The 55SM8600PLA features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 80% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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    Supports Parental Controls
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    The 55SM8600PLA supports parental controls. 85% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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    Features Local Dimming
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    The 55SM8600PLA features local dimming, which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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    Has an Ethernet Port
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    The 55SM8600PLA has an ethernet port, as do 65% of TVs.

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    Has a Desktop Stand Included
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    The LG 55SM8600PLA has a desktop stand included, which is unusual. 54% of TVs do not have a desktop stand included.

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    Supports Noise Reduction
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    The 55SM8600PLA supports noise reduction, which is unusual. 79% of TVs do not support noise reduction.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

    The 55SM8600PLA features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 98% of TVs which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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    Features Extended PVR

    The LG 55SM8600PLA features extended PVR, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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    Three USB Ports
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    The 55SM8600PLA is a three USB port television. Most of the other televisions only have between one and two USB ports.

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    Very Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

    The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 4,300Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 420Hz. The 55SM8600PLA's motion interpolation frequency of 3,300Hz is in the fastest 1% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The 55SM8600PLA supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 97% of televisions do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The LG 55SM8600PUA has been listed on Kagoo since June 2019 and is currently ranked number 22 out of 907 TVs.
    82
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the LG 55SM8600PUA, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This TV is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    High End Good Value for Money

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    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is more expensive than 53% of televisions, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $696.99 it seems like great value for money overall.

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    Value for Money of Similar TVs

    The chart below compares the value for money of the LG 55SM8600PUA (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Running Costs

    LG 55SM8600PUA Running Costs

    The 55SM8600PUA has an average running cost of $110 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,400+ televisions that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $103
    Electricity cost when on standby $3
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    0.59T
    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 55SM8600PUA

    QWhat is the HD type of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA is a 4K TV.
    QWhat is the display diagonal of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA is a 55 inch TV.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA feature OLED / QLED technology?
    ANo, the LG 55SM8600PUA does not feature OLED / QLED technology.
    QWhat is the thickness of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA has a thickness of 63.6 millimeters.
    QIs the LG 55SM8600PUA 3D?
    ANo, the LG 55SM8600PUA is not 3D.
    QWhat is the LED backlighting type of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA has a nanocell LED backlighting type.
    QWhat is the screen shape of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA is a flat TV.
    QWhat is the aspect ratio of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA supports a high-definition tv (16:9) aspect ratio.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support screen mirroring?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports screen mirroring.
    QIs the LG 55SM8600PUA Smart TV?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA is Smart TV.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support VESA mounting?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA is a TV which supports VESA mounting.
    QWhat is the energy efficiency class of the LG 55SM8600PUA?
    AThe LG 55SM8600PUA has an A energy efficiency class.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support parental controls?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports parental controls.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA have a smartphone remote app?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA has a smartphone remote app.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA have a game mode?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA has a game mode.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA is a TV which features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA feature local dimming?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA features local dimming.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA feature USB recording?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA is a TV which features USB recording.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support noise reduction?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports noise reduction.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support 4K Ultra HD upscaling?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA is a TV which supports 4K Ultra HD upscaling.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support Wi-Fi?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports Wi-Fi.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support Bluetooth?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports Bluetooth.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA have an ethernet port?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA has an ethernet port.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support Miracast?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports Miracast.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA support Picture-in-Picture?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA supports Picture-in-Picture.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA feature voice control?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA features voice control.
    QDoes the LG 55SM8600PUA have a desktop stand included?
    AYes, the LG 55SM8600PUA has a desktop stand included.
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    LG 55SM8600PUA Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    Clear Motion Rate (CMR)
    LED Backlighting Type
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    Aspect Ratio
    PQI (Picture Quality Index)
    Display Refresh Rate Supported
    Native Refresh Rate
    Audio
    Sound Effects
    RMS Rated Power
    Built-in Speaker
    Audio System
    Dolby Technology
    Sound Modes
    Audio Decoders
    Speaker
    Smart TV
    Internet TV
    Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
    Screen Mirroring
    Network Streaming Services
    Smart TV
    Music Apps
    Operating System Installed
    App Store
    Other Features
    Platform
    Display Type
    USB Port
    HDMI
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Sound Enhancement Technology
    Speakers
    Picture Enhancement
    Audio Power
    Processor Cores
    Audio Output
    Material
    Dimensions (WxHxD)
    Resolution
    Surround Modes
    Motion Enhancer
    Stand
    Satellite Antenna Inteface
    Digital TV Tuner
    Weight (Without Stand)
    Built-in Processor
    Auto Digital Tuning
    Output Power
    IFU / User Manual
    Bezel Width
    Design
    Wall Mountable
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Colour
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    Energy Saving Mode
    Certificates
    Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
    Certification
    TV Tuner
    Tuner Type
    Digital Signal Format System
    Tuner
    Performance
    DVD Player
    Parental Controls
    Smartphone Remote App
    Game Mode
    High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Local Dimming
    USB Recording
    Extended PVR
    Noise Reduction
    Subtitles
    Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Audio Formats Supported
    Teletext Function
    Teletext
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
    4K Ultra HD Upscaling
    Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Ethernet Port
    Miracast
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Web Browser
    Bluetooth Version
    Management Features
    Auto Power Off System
    Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
    Picture-in-Picture
    Voice Control
    Works With Amazon Alexa
    Works With the Google Assistant
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    Number of OSD Languages
    Programming Period
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Weight With Stand
    Depth (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Width (Without Stand)
    Depth (Without Stand)
    Height (Without Stand)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Common Interface (CI) Slot
    DVI Port
    PC in (D-Sub) Port
    Headphone Outputs
    Common Interface Plus (CI+)
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
    RF Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Version
    HDMI Port
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
    RF Connector Type
    Technical Details
    Dolby Technologies
    Smart TV Features
    Smart TV & Apps
    TV Tuner
    HDMI Connection
    Other Features
    Dimensions (WxDxH) (Without Base)
    Built-in WiFi
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Desktop Stand Included
    Package Height
    Handheld Remote Control
    Package Width
    Package Type
    Batteries Included
    Battery Type
    Cables Included
    Quick Start Guide
    Number of Batteries Supported
    Interface Adapters Included
    Special Features
    LG ThinQ AI
    True Color Accuracy
    Sound Sync
    Gallery Mode
    Ultra Surround
    Features
    Smart Assistant Compatibility
    Built-In Chromecast

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    lg electronics 55sm8600pla, lg 55sm8600plabekfljp, menu 55sm8600pla, lg 238056455, lg 21637536, lg 10192691, lg b510913b, lg 55smart, lg 4981978, lg sm8600, lg cell4k, lg 55quot, lg 19154, lg hdr10, lg 73412

    Barcodes

     05057618299673,  08806098383740,  08806098383771,  08806098490493

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