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55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 2160p Smart w/ webOS 3D Ultra HD 4K TV

  • 55UB8500

Key Features

  • 4K Resolution
  • IPS Panel
  • Tru-4K Engine
  • HEVC Decoder
AVAILABLE SIZES:
4K Resolution

4K Resolution

ULTRA HD is a new standard in picture quality, and it's the future of high-end video display in the home. The resolution is four times that of Full HD 1080p*, with a whopping 8.3 million pixels to display flawless images, even when viewed up close. Enjoy incredibly vivid colors and picture details as never before.

Disclaimer: *4K/UHD content delivery standards still being developed.

IPS Panel

IPS Panel

One of the secrets behind LG TVs outstanding high-definition performance is the specially designed TV panel. The quality of the panel helps determine the quality of the picture, and our IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel makes any seat the best in the house, with a clearer and more consistent image at wide viewing angles compared to conventional screens.

Tru-4K Engine

Tru-4K Engine

LG’s Tru-4K Engine is our best resolution enhancer yet, that delivers a better picture quality on LG’s ULTRA HD 4K TVs. Now you can upscale content so closely to native 4K it is nearly impossible to tell the difference, so all of your Blu-rays, DVD’s and TV programs look amazing, even on big screen sizes.

HEVC Decoder

HEVC Decoder

The recently developed HEVC (short for High Efficiency Video Coding) compression format is essential to ULTRA HD/4K content playback. Some next generation content will use this HEVC format and this TV has it built-in HEVC decoder to display the 4K content*.

Disclaimer: *4K/UHD content delivery standards still being developed.

LG Smart TV

LG Smart TV

Smart shouldn’t be difficult. LG Smart TV* makes it easy to connect to premium content from providers like Netflix®, Hulu Plus® and YouTube®. The simple and fun Magic Remote saves time and trouble, letting you point, click, scroll and even speak into the remote to find exactly what you want, searching across apps, movies, TV shows and the web... all at the same time! Spend less time navigating and more time being entertained. Plus, LG’s Smart TV experience is more intuitive than ever. Our new webOS user interface lets you customize your home screen to access the apps you use most and easily switch between them, pick up where you left off on your most recent apps, or select something new.

Disclaimer: *Internet connection & some subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

Magic Remote

Magic Remote

Change the channel, open an app or find something new with a wave of your hand, the scroll of a wheel, or use LG's unique Voice Mate™ with natural speech recognition. And now you can control your compatible Blu-ray player, home theater system, set-top-box and sound bar with just one remote. Spend less time navigating and searching for remotes and more time enjoying your entertainment.



Disclaimer: *AN-MR500 available on select models

Premium 4K Resolution Content

Premium 4K Resolution Content

Looking for Ultra HD 4K Content? LG Smart TV's with Netflix now offer 4K resolution streaming video! Other broadcasters have also begun to adopt 4K resolution for sports programming, with increased implementation expected in the years ahead. 4K source components—consumer video gear capable of outputting a true 3,840 x 2,160 signal—are now also on the market as well.

Disclaimer: *Internet connection & some subscriptions required and sold separately.

SMART TV IS FUN AT LAST

SMART TV IS FUN AT LAST

LG’s webOS user interface takes all the guesswork out of Smart TV...and only LG has it. Setting up your TV is a cinch, with Bean Bird guiding you every step of the way. Once you’re connected, selecting your favorite movies and entertainment couldn’t be easier. The webOS home screen is clear, colorful and intuitive. And with the Magic Remote, you’re just a click away from choosing your favorite apps.

*Internet connection and certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice.

UCI 1200

UCI 1200

Specifically applied to LG Ultra HD televisions, our Ultra Clarity Index (UCI) is a rating that represents several key performance features and their ability to deliver the clearest possible picture. Inherently superior to current HD, UHD TVs with a UCI of 1200 offer a huge leap forward for clear, precise images even on demanding fast action such as sports and videogames.

Smart Share

Smart Share

LG gives you multiple ways to share those vacation photos, that family video or your favorite song on your TV, from a compatible device like a smartphone or tablet. Whether you link devices via your home network or send content directly from your laptop over WiDi, LG makes it easy for you to share what you like up on the big screen for friends and family to enjoy.

Disclaimer: *Internet subscription required and sold separately

Universal Control

Universal Control

Say goodbye to multiple remote controls. Your LG Magic Remote can control your compatible Blu-ray player, home theater system, set-top box and sound bar, so you don't have to search for a different remote for each piece of your equipment.

LG Recommendations

LG Recommendations

LG Recommendations makes it easy to find programming suited to your individual tastes. Enter information about the programs you like and LG Recommendations will suggest appropriate titles. As you select more programs, the recommendations become even better-tailored to you. Want to know what others are watching? You can also find what's popular, what's trending and what your friends suggest

4K 3D+

4K 3D  

4K 3D * gives you four times the resolution** of our high-definition 3D, for a more detailed and lifelike experience that will blow you away. Enjoy easy-to-use, easy-to-share 3D glasses, outstanding picture quality and dazzling 3D effects.

Disclaimer: *Viewing 3D video content may cause discomfort.

Cinema 3D Glasses

Cinema 3D Glasses

LG Cinema 3D glasses are lightweight, flicker-free and do not require batteries, just like the ones at the theater. They're also inexpensive, so it's easy to share the 3D experience with friends and family.

Dual Play

Dual Play

The Dual Play* feature on select LG Cinema 3D TVs allows two players to enjoy head-to-head gaming on one television without the compromise of a split screen. Two players can now compete against one another independently and catch the action across the full screen at the same time.

*Requires special Dual Play AG-F400DP glasses, sold separately.

SUMMARY
Screen Size 55"
SMART TV
Premium Content Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Skype™ Ready Yes (Camera AN-VC500 required and sold separately. Skype subscription required.)
Magic Remote Control Yes
Natural Voice Recognition Yes
Universal Control Capability Yes
Launcher Bar Yes
Games Yes
Easy Setup Yes
Recent/Multitasking Yes
LivePlus Yes
Live Menu Yes
LG Content Store (App Store) Yes
SMART SHARE
Media Share Yes
- Remote App Yes
- Network File Browser Yes
- YouTube Send-to-TV Yes
Screen Share Yes
- MHL (Mobile HD Link) Yes
- Miracast Yes
- WiDi Yes
AUDIO
Speaker System 2ch Speaker System
Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%) 20W
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP) Yes
Dolby® Digital Decoder Yes
DTS Decoder Yes
Sound Mode 6 Modes
Clear Voice II Yes
Sound Optimizer 3 Modes
Optical Sound Sync Yes
Wireless Sound Sync Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi® Built-in Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
SIMPLINK™ (HDMI™ CEC) Yes
USB Yes
- Video DivX HD
- Photo JPEG, JPS, MPO
- Audio AC3 (Dolby Digital), EAC3, HE-AAC, AAC, MPEG, MP3, PCM, DTS
INPUTS
RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1 (Rear)
Component Video In(Y, Pb, Pr + Audio) 1 (Rear)
Composite In (AV) 1 (shared w/Component)
HDMII® 4 HDMI (Side) *1 HDMI input supports HDCP 2.2
USB 3.0/2.0 In 1/2 (Side)
Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1 (Rear)
LAN 1 (Rear)
RS-232 1 (Rear)
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTS
TV without Stand (WxHxD) 48.5" x 28.6" x 1.5"
TV with Stand (WxHxD) 48.5" x 30.2" x 10.3"
TV without Stand weight 45.2 lbs
TV with Stand weight 46.7 lbs
TV Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 52.83" x 31.02" x 6.22"
Shipping Weight 58.4 lbs
WARRANTY / UPC
Limited Warranty 1 Year Parts & Labor
UPC 719192593923
PANEL SPECIFICATIONS
Screen Size Class (diagonal) 55" Class (54.6" diagonal)
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Display Type LED
UCI (Ultra Clarity Index) 1200
VIDEO
Tru 4K Engine Yes
4K Resolution Upscaler Yes
Tru Color Generator Yes
Dynamic Color Enhancer Yes
Picture Mode 9 Modes
Aspect Ratio 8 Modes
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) HDMI: 1080i, Component: 1080p, RF 720p
Real Cinema 24p (2:2 pull down) Yes
Picture Wizard III Yes
LG CINEMA 3D FEATURES
3D Type FPR (Passive)
3D to 2D Yes
2D to 3D Yes
3D Depth Control Yes
3D Viewpoint Control 20 Levels
3D Image Correction Yes
CABINET / ACCESSORIES
3D Glasses 2 Pairs Included

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I have had this TV for over a year now. So far it has been excellent. Love the great UHD Picture as well as the smart functions. Well worth the money.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Television We got this a few months ago, while I haven't been able to utilize all the features, it is a great TV. I enjoy having it
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good TV but lack apps I have the 49" version of this TV. It's an ok TV in my opinion. The panel continually has LED bleed through on the right hand side of the panel which even resetting didn't fix. The TV also lacks several apps which you can easily get with LG's competitors. Namely, SlingTV, which was announced to be coming to WebOS TV's back in January 2015. We still don't have the Sling app and it's now January 2016. They did just add Google Play video though to the TV but sorely lacking in other areas with apps.I do not recommend this TV if you are every thinking about cutting cable. I'm in the process now of cutting cable and I'm going to have to purchase a Roku 4 in order to cut cable. Point of buying this TV was to avoid that but I didn't do my research first. Web browser is ok but kind of sluggish and there is no remote with a qwerty keyboard built in so browsing can be a little difficult. Panel is very clear though when displaying or playing 2160p content.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4K s Best 4K Ultra HD is the way to go. Pair that with the Web OS, can't go wrong. Apps update often to keep up with technology unlike my older smart TV's.
Date published: 2015-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wireless Connection and WPS Options doesn't work I purchased this product after lot of math and comparison, basically pros and cons and finally I ended up unsatisfied. I've been managing with a wired internet connection for my Smart TV since day 1. The problem with this product is that, it doesn't connect to wireless network neither through wireless network nor through WPS. Once in a while it connects to wifi after a good amount of struggle! The moment you turn off your LG Smart TV things go back to sqaure one. Again you need to go to Network --> Settings --> WiFi Connection --> Connect to Internet. This has become a part and parcel of my experience with LG 55UB8500. Till date, I've tried to reach out to the customer support numerous times and none was able to solve the issue. Not sure how this needs to be rectified.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it The picture is so clear, the edge is so thin and all my friends said wows. I love the 3D feature too with blue-ray. I wish I had bought a bigger (say, 65") one though.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this HDTV Went to buy another brand of hdtv... After seeing this one it beat all other hdtv's.... Had all the features that I needed. The picture was perfect..
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Product This tv is one of my favorites I have ever owned. The built in calibration give me the best picture I have ever seen. The 4k clarity is amazing. A bonus with this tv is the Web OS features. Easy to use. This has to be one of the best smart TVS on the market. Flawless connectivity. One of my favorite features is the multiple USB ports. Plugged a 500gb hard drive for media streaming and works awesome. Thank you LG for a great product.
Date published: 2015-08-02
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How can I access the menu..without the Remote 

Asked by: Hustleakoo1
We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. Click the JOYSTICK Control Button, located under the LG Logo. Pressing this to the right, and clicking it again should bring up the SETTINGS menu. If there are additional questions, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-22

I just bought the lg smart 65 4K uf8500 and I bought the hdmi cable the 4 k but the picture is coming not good still 1080p I need it to be at least 2016 p

Asked by: Ramiabu
We appreciate your interest in this television. The INFO BAR on the screen is designed to provide information relating to the incoming signal or broadcast. This information will have no bearing on the image displayed on the screen itself. As such, if your cable box only outputs a 1080p signal, then that is what will show in this INFO BAR. Regardless, the TV is automatically upconverting the signal to the full 4K resolution, in order to fill the screen. This is all normal operation. If there are additional questions about this matter,please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-12

Why won't some of my channels go full screen?

Asked by: Jojo2
We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this television. Many broadcast stations are not configured to display a full Wide-Screen image. While some channels modify the image to fit, some lock their formatting in order to preserve the original program. This is likely normal operation.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2016-01-02

Lg 49uf85 ...there is no lg store on this tv....cant get any apps....no netflix nothing...i need some help please....

Asked by: Klewis
Our offices, in the United States, do not have specific product information units released in Trinidad and Tobago. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at http://www.lg.com/pa_en/support/contact-customer-support.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-18

I want to get a personal cloud hard drive so I can download games and movies which one should I get?

Asked by: settlec67
Regrettably, LG does not make personal cloud hard drives and so we cannot suggest which one you should get since they are not LG products. You may want a Sales Associate at any Consumer Electronic Retail Store qualify you on which ones will be suitable for your needs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-12-18

As my son was flipping through the channels, the audio only came on.  How can we get this off to where it'll pay regular tv again?  Not sure how he made it come on

Asked by: Kira13
Please pardon us if this response does not address your issue, we didn't quite understand your inquiry with regards to the LG 55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 2160p Smart w/ webOS 3D Ultra HD 4K TV, Model # 55UB8500. It would help to know what your TV is connected to, cable set top box or antenna or a satellite dish receiver. The input that you are using that is connected to the device you're using to get your regular TV channels from is what you want to press on the remote. Your TV has 4 HDMI inputs on it. Assuming that your device is connected to one of these HDMI inputs, identify which input it is and select that so the TV picture and sound come through. If this doesn't resolve the issue, please contact our Support Center at (800) 243-0000 for assistance. You will need to let them know the model number of the TV and let them know which input the device that your service provider provided you with is connected to. They may ask you for more details so be prepared for that...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2015-12-18

Hello. I am attempting to hook-up an older gaming console using traditional AV cables (Split, 1-Y, 1-W) but am not seeing the proper Inputs on the back of the television. Is there some sort of adapter that is needed or am I missing something?

Asked by: JS1234
We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. Please note the adapter listed on page 12 of your owner’s manual. The COMPOSITE VIDEO CABLE adapter is needed in order to connect the device you have mentioned. Directions for use of this adapter are listed on page 27 of the manual.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-09

My TV does not sync and is slightly out with the sound. What can I do?

Asked by: Edith sitwell
Our offices, in the United States, do not have specific product information units released in the United Kingdom. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at http://www.lg.com/uk/support/contact/support-here-to-help.jsp.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2015-12-05
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