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SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV w/ Nano Cell™ Display - 55" Class (54.6" Diag)

  • 55SJ8500

Key Features

  • Nano Cell™ Display
  • Billion Rich Colors
  • Active HDR with Dolby Vision™
  • webOS 3.5 Smart TV
AVAILABLE SIZES:

Nano Cell™ Display. Color Like You’ve Never Seen.

Discover more detail, more explosive colors, more everything with Nano Cell™ Display televisions. Exclusive to LG, these SUPER UHD TVs represent a breakthrough in LED technology. No matter which seat in the TV room one chooses—straight on or at an angle—colors look truer and black levels look deeper.

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Nano Cell Display™. Deeper, Truer, More Natural Colors.

Ultra-fine Color Expression Through
Nano Cell™ Technology

How do we see color? The wavelengths of reflected light determine what color you see. Nano Cell Display composed of nano particles integrated in panel absorbs any light interference and drastically  enhances the color accuracy displayed on screen. Nano Cell Display produces a billion rich colors for a clearer, more lifelike 4K picture.

Lifelike Picture With Over A Billion Rich Colors

Nano Cell Display reveals a billion lifelike colors, 64 times richer than conventional TV. This ability to produce a wider spectrum of color results in superior picture quality.

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Billion Rich Colors

The availability of a billion rich colors gives the TV a palette 64-times broader than conventional televisions, to reproduce images with far more subtle and precise gradations, for a more lifelike picture.

Billion Rich Colors is achieved through 10 bit dithering.

SUPER UHD Cinematic Experience

LG SUPER UHD TVs deliver an experience that rivals the local theater. webOS streams the finest entertainment in just a few clicks, looking bold and rich thanks to Active HDR with Dolby Vision™. And the premium harman/kardon® audio system fills the room with deep, nuanced sound.

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harman/kardon® Sound

From the masters of home audio, Harman Kardon, comes built-in TV audio that truly performs. The speakers on LG SUPER UHD TVs have been custom-tuned to provide clean, powerful, full-range audio that fills any TV room.

Enjoy The Most HDR Content

From brilliant brights to deepest darks, LG SUPER UHD TV offers the ultimate expression of high dynamic range. Unlike some other 4K televisions, LG SUPER UHD TVs support Dolby Vision™, optimizing the picture scene-by-scene, as well as the new backward-compatible HLG HDR standard so viewers get more options for premium content.

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LG SUPER UHD TV supports the premium HDR, Dolby Vision™ favored by renowned filmmakers from all over the world. LG SUPER UHD TV not only delivers Dolby Vision, but also offers compatibility with other HDR formats such as HDR10 and HLG.

LG SUPER UHD TV supporting premium HDR Dolby Vision™, processes Dolby Vision’s dynamic metadata* within each frame, to present the intended vision of the director in your very own living room. HDR10 and HLG are rendered by LG SUPER UHD TV’s exclusive processing. By applying dynamic data produced by LG TV processing on a scene-by-scene basis, all types of content is displayed with improved HDR quality.

The compatibility for HDR playback may vary by the format and country.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby Access features clips of feature-length films to showcase capabilities.

webOS 3.5 Smart TV

webOS brings together all of the most popular streaming video apps, including Netflix, brought to life in 4K, HDR or enhanced with HDR Effect. And webOS gives you access to more than 70 free premium Internet channels through the LG Channel Plus app.

*Please check with content providers for required bandwidth to stream videos. Smart service on product is subject to change. Some apps that appear on the screen image may not be preinstalled; internet connection is required for download.

Channel Plus

Channel Plus

Channel the Internet

Get 100 free IP channels including Got Talent Global, Outside TV Shorts, Just for Laughs, and more integrated right into the television. Discover premium new entertainment, sports and lifestyle programming or enjoy old favorites any time.

Watch what you want, when you want

Netflix Recommended TV recognizes Smart TVs that meet strict criteria for a superior Netflix experience, such as easy app access and new features. For the third year in a row, LG TVs have the distinction of being recommended by Netflix!

Netflix streaming membership required. Ultra HD availability subject to your Netflix subscription plan, Internet service, device capabilities, and content availability. Visit nflx.it/4K

SLING TV

   SLING TV   

Introducing A La Carte TV, the only live TV service that lets you personalize your channel lineup and save. Customize with your favorite extras like Sports, Comedy, Kids, News, Hollywood, Lifestyle and more. Watch 7 Days Free! Restrictions apply.

Gorgeous Picture No Matter How You Look At It

From the front or from the side, every seat in the TV room gets a clear, vibrant picture without washed out tones. Thanks to IPS technology, LG SUPER UHD TVs ensure any view is a great one, not just those front and center.

Why wide viewing angle matters

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Wide angle





Research shows that about 60% of people watch TV off axis,
defined as any viewing angle that is more than 15° from center at which picture quality begins to degrade in a conventional TV.

LG Sound Bars

          

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ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED

ENERGY STAR® QUALIFIED

Earning the ENERGY STAR® means a product meets stringent energy efficiency requirements set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR® certified televisions are on average, 27 percent more energy efficient than conventional models, saving energy in all usage modes: sleep, idle and on.

SUMMARY
Diagonal Class 55 inches
Diagonal Size 54.6 inches
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Display Type Super UHD TVs
Display Format 4K UHD 2160p
HDMI Port(s) 4 (HDCP 2.2)
Other Input(s) 3 USB, 1 RF In (Antenna/Cable), 1 Composite In, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack)
Smart TV Operating System webOS 3.5
Refresh Rate TruMotion 240 (Refresh Rate 120Hz)
Speaker System 2.2 Channel
Other Features Active HDR with Dolby Vision™, Nano Cell Display, Wider Color Gamut, Billion Rich Colors, Ultra Luminance, Sound Designed by Harman Kardon™
PICTURE QUALITY
ULTRA HD (3840x2160) Yes
Refresh Rate TruMotion 240 (Refresh Rate 120Hz)
Nano Cell Display Yes
Active HDR with Dolby Vision™ Yes
HDR Effect Yes
Wider Color Gamut Yes
True Color Accuracy Yes
IPS Technology Yes
Billion Rich Colors Yes
ULTRA Luminance Yes
4K Upscaler Yes
Local Dimming Yes
SMART TV
webOS 3.5 Yes
Magic Remote Control Included
Natural Voice Recognition Yes
Universal Control Capability Yes
LG Content Store (App Store) Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Channel Plus Yes
SMART SHARE
Screen Share Yes
Content Share Yes
AUDIO
Speaker System 2.2 Channel
Output Power 40W (Woofer: 20W)
Sound Designed by harman/kardon® Yes
DTS Decoder DTS-HD
Surround Mode Ultra Surround
Hi-Fi Audio Yes
Wireless Sound Sync Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi® Built-In 802.11ac
Wi-Fi® Direct Yes
IP Control Yes
SIMPLINK™ (HDMI™ CEC) Yes
INPUTS / OUTPUTS
HDMI® 4 (HDCP 2.2)
USB 3
RF in (Antenna/Cable) 1
Composite In 1
Ethernet 1
Optical 1
RS232C (Mini Jack) 1
POWER
Power Supply (Voltage, Hertz) 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz
Standby Mode Less than 0.5W
WALL MOUNT
VESA 300 x 300
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
TV without stand (WxHxD) 48.4" x 27.9" x 2.3"
W Stand (WxHxD) 48.4" x 30.1" x 9.7"
Shipping (WxHxD) 53.5" x 33.9" x 6.4"
TV without Stand Weight 39.9 lbs
W Stand Weight 43.0 lbs
Shipping Weight 53.4 lbs
WARRANTY / UPC
UPC 719192609679

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tv for the price Easy to set up, best quality for the price. I will continue to by nothing but LG from now on.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are very pleased with our new LG tv. Our new TV has met and exceeded all of our expectations. It is mounted across an alcove for which we had custom cabinets and shelving made. It is a beautiful addition to our living room.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Picture I purchased this TV to replace an 8 year old 46 inch LCD 1080P TV and what a difference. The clarity of the picture is great and I love the smart TV features as my old TV did not have those features (I had to use a Roku devise to steams movies). I mounted the new TV on the wall and it is not only lighter than the old 46 inch LCD but has a nice sleek look to it. I have this TV in a room that gets a lot of outside light (lots of windows) and I get no glare from sunlight. I would highly recommend this TV for anyone looking for a quality TV without having to shell out the big bucks for an OLED TV.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great LG 65” 4K TV Picture quality is awesome. The remote pad is really to use. Love the TV.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great picture and sound I'm hard of hearing so I'm particular about the quality of sound. I can understand speech on this tv. It has a great picture but the settings are complicated. Luckily I found a review on the internet that gave me their adjusted settings that worked well. I think it was a Consumer Reports article.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent 4K picture quality and Sound! I bought this TV a month ago and I am impressed with its 4K picture quality and very respectable sound quality coming from the built in TV speakers. Trying to find the correct picture settings was a bit of a challenge at first because each source is different and will give you a different picture so you have to play around with it for a while to get it to your liking. I did find when the source is a DVD or Blu-ray, the picture seems to be much more clean and crisp picture and the colors just seem to pop more. With the cable box as a source connected via HDMI, the picture is still good but takes a lot more adjusting the settings to try and get a consistent picture that you can live with. It varies from channel to channel depending on how its being broadcast. It even varies when its showing a commercial as opposed to whatever is being broadcast at that time. So after going back and forth between the multiple picture modes, I settled in on Standard mode with a few tweaks to the default settings. All in all I am happy with the purchase and satisfied with its overall operation.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Sound The sound is a good as my 5-1 surround system, so I disconnected my 5-1 system to have one less remote. But I was unable to find the remote code to allow my DirecTV remote to operate the LG volume. Highly rated in Consumer's Reports.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great picture Very pleased with the quality of the picture compared with the plasma tv it replaced.
Date published: 2017-09-22
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What is the best way to connect the 8500 to a 5.2 surround sound receiver in order to get audio from the 8500?

Asked by: FBFAN
We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. The TV can be connected to the surround sound system via HDMI 2 (ARC) or Optical. Once connected, go to SETTINGS> ALL SETTINGS > SOUND > SOUND OUT > and select the desired port to send sound.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-09-23

I have seen an option for "silver" or "white" color version - is the small outer frame actually white on that version?

Asked by: Teton10
The bezels on the LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV w/ Nano Cell™ Display - 65" Class (64.5" Diag), Model # 65SJ8500 are a metallic silver, but always check with the store that you are purchasing it from to be sure which bezel you are getting if they have an option for white...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-18

What are the differences between the SJ8500 and the SJ9500? It appears they are the exact same internally (specs) and the only difference is the external design? Please verify 

Asked by: Moses56
The SJ9500 series TVs feature an Ultra Slim Floating design while LG 65SJ8500 comes with floating screen design.With Ultra Slim floating design, you can enjoy more artistic looks when the TV is mounted on the wall. The SJ9500 series TVs are 10-bit panels and the SJ8500 series TVs are 8-bit + FRC (Frame Rate Control) panels...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-06

Does this TV support full web browsing?

Asked by: Katorcat
The LG UPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV w/ Nano Cell™ Display - 55" Class (54.6" Diag), Model # 55SJ8500 has a full web browser on it...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-25

Does this have a QAM Tuner?

Asked by: Philsfan
The LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV w/ Nano Cell™ Display - 55" Class (54.6" Diag), Model # 55SJ8500 has three built-in tuners, an ATSC tuner, an NTSC-M tuner and a 64 & 256 QAM tuner...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-08-22

What is the refresh rate?

Asked by: al lore
The specifications for the LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV w/ Nano Cell™ Display - 55" Class (54.6" Diag), Model # 55SJ8500 list the refresh rate as 120 Hertz...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-09-11

Does this have an actual 10-bit panel? Or does the Nano Cell tech cover the additional colors?

Asked by: Curious Customer
So, the FRC method will improve all the current 8-bit content (regular Netflix, OTA broadcasts, etc) to allow @10-bit color gradients. Meanwhile it should cause no harm to 10-bit images and even support the 12-bit color depth for the built-in 'Dolby Vision' standard:-0
Answered by: LG TV Fan
Date published: 2017-07-30

Is the tv 3D?

Asked by: Trav188
No it is not. Last years version UH8500 was 3D but the SJ8500 (2017 version) is not.
Answered by: kcman
Date published: 2017-08-27
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