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LG Electronics 55UH8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D TV (2016 Model)

February 11, 2016 by  
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LG Electronics 55UH8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED HDTV

LG Electronics 55UH8500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED 3D TV (with HDR & Dolby Vision)

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**New for 2016. LG Electronic’s huge 55UH8500 55-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart 3D TV is LG’s mid-range LED 4K LED TV. A 4K Ultra HD TV provides 3840 x 2160 resolution, which is four times the resolution of Full HD. The UH8500 Series uses a premium IPS 4K Panel with (Quantum Dots) for wider viewing angles and accurate colors. The Ultra HD resolution allows you to sit closer to a larger TV and get the immersive movie theater experience. Most movie theaters now use a 4K projector, so in effect you will have movie theater resolution in the home. New WebOS 3.0 Smart TV interface. This is a 3D Ready TV, and includes 2 pairs of passive 3D glasses. New for 2016 is the introduction of HDR Super with Dolby Vision which will give you High Dynamic Range (HDR). HDR is the next big thing in TV picture quality. With HDR you will get brighter whites, more shadow detail, and colors that pop. The 55UH8500 with has a native 120Hz and TruMotion 240Hz to reduce blurring when you’re watching your favorite sporting event, action movie, or playing a fast moving video game. Other features include three of the latest HDMI 2.0 connections which are 4K Ready for your DVD Player, Blu-ray Player, Game Console, Cable Boxes, and other devices. The 4K Ultra HD display has over eight million pixels of resolution. Three USB 2.0 Ports allow you to view your video and photos on your TV, or listen to MP3 music. ATSC with QAM digital TV tuners built in. Sleep Timer. Energy Star compliant. LG’s Smart Share allows you to share pictures and video from your compatible tablet or smartphone on the big screen. Bluetooth® Audio allows wireless audio streaming to your bluetooth headphones, soundbar, or speakers.

LG SmartShare

LG SmartShare allows you to show pictures and video from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen (click for larger image)

Smart 4K TV with WebOS 3.0: For 2016 LG has revamped its Smart TV platform, using WebOS 3.0. The 55UH8500 is Internet Ready, and can play premium content from Netflix, Amazon, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Youtube, Skype (with optional camera), Games, Full Web Browser, and more. LG’s new 2016 Magic Remote is included, which can take voice commands and act like a pointer, as well as traditional remote control functions. It is a universal remote as well. The LG 55UH8500 has built-in Wifi (802.11 a/c) and has WiFi Direct. To speed up Smart TV operations, LG has upgraded the UH8500 Series to include a Triple XD™ Engine and a Quad Core Processor. The Clear Voice II feature automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible. The sound system is designed by Harman Kardon 40 watt sound system provides sound with Dolby Digital And DTS Decoder. Built-in Miracast + MHL, HDCP 2.2.

Dimensions with stand: 48.8″ x 30.5″ x 9.4″ (46.7 lbs)
Dimensions without stand: 48.8″ x 28.4″ x 2.0″ (42.3 lbs)

Available Sizes: 75-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2016, LG introduces the mid-range UH8500 Series Smart 3D TVs with Ultra HD 4K resolution. Movie Theaters now use 4K projectors. This is the first year LG has introduced HDR technology into a TV. HDR is a huge leap forward in picture quality. This model includes HDR10 & Dolby Vision. We saw a demonstration of this technology by Dolby Vision at CES. The picture was much more vivid and realistic, with brighter scenes, and colors that really shimmered. This TV also has a Quantum Display with (Quantum Dots), which further enhances the colors and picture. Since it is a 3D TV, you will enjoy 3D as never seen before due to the increased clarity (2 pairs of 3D glasses included). Many manufacturers have discontinued 3D in 2016 (including Samsung), so this is one of the few 3D TVs still available. Its 4K IPS Panel provides wide viewing angles, and the LED Plus (Local Dimming) provides great contrast and colors. It has the latest technology, such as HDMI 2.0 which can receive input from the latest Blu-ray players, game consoles, and 4K camcorders. It also has a feature called HEVC (H.265), a compression technology that allows more data to flow over cable, allowing you to watch 4K programming from streaming services such as Netflix. The 2016 LG 55UH8500 has added a Triple XD™ Engine and a Quad Core Processor, to speed up Smart TV functions and Apps. Included are the latest features including LED Backlighting, Internet Ready, Built-in WiFi, Miracast, Bluetooth® Audio, Netflix & Amazon Ready, with the new WebOS 3.0 Smart TV Interface. The Smart TV features include a full web browser and a full array of APPs to access internet content, movies, sports, news and TV shows. Smart Share: allows you to display files from your tablet, smartphone, or PC by wireless WiFi on your big screen. For 2016 LG now includes the new Magic Remote, which allows you to control your TV by voice command, or use the remote as a pointer. Owners have reported great picture quality. If you are looking for a TV with a great picture and Smart TV functions, 3D, Ultra HD resolution, and HDR, then the 55-inch 55UH8500 is a great choice. This model has received excellent consumer reviews. We previewed this model at CES 2016. It is a Smart-Review Top Pick for 2016.

LG UH8500 4K Ultra HD 3D TV Series 55-inch 4K
60-inch 4K
65-inch 4K
    4K TV Features

  • *New 2016 Model
  • 3D Ready with 3D Glasses Included
  • 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160)
  • 4K IPS Panel
  • HDR Super & Dolby Vision
  • LED Plus (Local Dimming)
  • Three HDMI 2.0 Inputs
  • Magic Remote
  • 40 Watt Sound
  • Triple XD™ Engine
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Bluetooth® Audio
  • HEVC (H.265) decoder
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Built-in WiFi (802.11 a/c)
  • WebOS 3.0 Smart TV

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