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SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV - 55" Class (54.6" Diag)

  • 55UH8500

Key Features

  • SUPER UHD Delivering LG’s Best 4K LED Experience
  • HDR Super Plus Dolby Vision™
  • webOS 3.0: The Best Smart TV Just Got Better
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
Super UHD TV


SUPER UHD is LG’s best 4K LED TV, a Smart TV offering advanced technologies that deliver over a billion rich colors, smoother motion and elevated brightness plus HDR with Dolby Vision™¹.

HDR Super with Dolby Vision™

HDR Super with Dolby Vision¹

LG SUPER UHD TVs support both HDR10 and Dolby Vision™, delivering the look that filmmakers intended, while assuring full playability of current and upcoming HDR streaming content, such as Netflix.

Dolby Vision™, Why Does It Matter?

Dolby Vision, Why Does It Matter?

Dolby Vision is an elevated HDR standard preferred by a number of major studios. Movies mastered for Dolby Vision can be enjoyed on LG SUPER UHD TVs, more faithfully matching the filmmakers’ intention.

IPS 4K Quantum Display

IPS 4K Quantum Display

LG SUPER UHD TVs can reproduce a wider palette of over a billion rich colors for a more lifelike picture, consistent at a wider viewing angle thanks to IPS 4K Quantum Display technology.

TruMotion 240Hz

Enjoy the high-speed action of sports, videogames and more with virtually no motion blur and in crystal clarity with LG’s TruMotion™ 240Hz technology.

Wide Viewing Angle

Wide Viewing Angle

The IPS panel in this LG TV uses in-plane switching to deliver rich colors and strong contrast ratio that remain consistent at wide viewing angles. With IPS, any seat becomes the best in the house.

Ultra Luminance

Ultra Luminance

Picture quality becomes even more dynamic with Ultra Luminance, which boosts peak brightness.

webOS 3.0 Smart TV

The latest generation of LG’s exclusive, award-winning Smart TV platform is incredibly easy to use with Magic Remote, Magic Mobile Connection and Magic Zoom.

Channel Plus

So Much More Than TV

Get free IP channels including Sports Illustrated, TIME, People 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, easy app access and new features. For the second consecutive year, LG TVs have been recommended by Netflix!

Magic Zoom

Magic Zoom

Magic Zoom can enlarge live screens while viewers watch. By pressing the Zoom key on the remote control, the scene can be enlarged to catch the details.

Magic Mobile Connection

Magic Mobile Connection

Download the free LG TV Plus app to a compatible smart device then link it to the TV to wirelessly display photos, videos and many apps on the big screen.

Magic Remote

Magic Remote

Magic Remote is the perfect partner for your LG Smart TV because it lets you simply point, click, scroll or use voice commands to do all that webOS has to offer. And that’s quite a lot.

Harman / Kardon

The onboard sound system designed by the audio mavens of Harman Kardon® provides rich, cinematic sound in your living room.



Earning the ENERGY STAR® means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR® certified televisions are on average, over 25 percent more energy efficient than conventional models, saving energy in all usage modes: sleep, idle and on.

Diagonal Class 55 inches
Diagonal Size 54.6 inches
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Display Type LED
Display Format 4K UHD 2160p
HDMI Port(s) 3 (HDCP 2.2)
Other Input(s) 3 USB, 1 RF In (Antenna/Cable), 1 Composite In, 1 (shared with composite) Component In, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack)
Smart TV Operating System webOS 3.0
Refresh Rate TruMotion 240Hz
Speaker System 2.2 Channel
Other Features IPS Panel, HDR Super w/ Dolby Vision™, Tru Black Panel, Quantum Display, Ultra Luminance, 4K Upscale
ULTRA HD (3840x2160) Yes
TruMotion 240Hz Yes
Quantum Display Yes
IPS Panel Yes
Super Mastering Engine Yes
HDR Super w/ Dolby Vision™ Yes
Tru Black Panel Yes
ULTRA Luminance Yes
4K Upscaler Yes
Local Dimming Yes
webOS 3.0 Yes
Magic Remote Control Included
Natural Voice Recognition Yes
Magic Mobile Connection Yes
Universal Control Capability Yes
Magic Zoom Yes
LG Content Store (App Store) Yes
Full Web Browser Yes
Screen Share Yes
Content Share Yes
FPR (Passive) Yes
3D Glasses 2 Glasses Included
Speaker System 2.2 Channel
Output Power 40W Sound (WF: 20W)
Sound Designed by harman/kardon® Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP) Yes
Dolby® Digital Decoder Yes
DTS Decoder DTS-HD
Surround Mode Ultra Surround
Clear Voice Yes
Wireless Sound Sync Yes
Wi-Fi® Built-In 802.11 a/c
Wi-Fi® Direct Yes
HDMI® 3 (HDCP 2.2)
RF in (Antenna/Cable) 1
Composite In 1
Component In 1 (shared with composite)
Ethernet 1
Optical 1
RS232C (Mini Jack) 1
Power Supply (Voltage, Hz) 100~240Vac, 50~60Hz
Standby Mode Less than 0.5W
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes
VESA 300 x 300
TV without Stand (WxHxD) 48.8" x 28.4" x 2.0"
TV with Stand (WxHxD) 48.8" x 30.5" x 9.4"
TV Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 53.5" x 33.9" x 6.4"
TV without Stand Weight 42.3 lbs
TV with Stand Weight 46.7 lbs
Shipping Weight 57.5 lbs
UPC 719192603523
ENERGY STAR® Qualified Yes

What People Are Saying

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good when it worked for the first 6 months We received this LG 55UH8500 TV brand new in box October 2016. The manufacture date on TV says August 2016. One morning last month I turned on TV as usual and it was stuck on the LG LIFE IS GOOD screen. Remote could only control on and off. There was no warning, just working fine one day then not the next. We had a new motherboard replaced under warranty and during initial set up of repaired TV, we lost the display to a flickering gray and white screen. It was the complete opposite of the initial problem that was repaired (I have sound and remote functions but no display). I called the technicians today that just replaced motherboard and they immediately said LG sent them a corrupt motherboard and they will have to order another one (must of happened before). There seems to be a glitch LG knows about in this model yet they continue to sell it? I haven't had this TV 6 months so beware of things to come if you own the same model I own.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Do not buy Almost 2 months ago I bought this TV. Immediately after turn on I saw black vertical bands in the picture. It is a problem of back lights Less and unfortunately is QC passed. I was expecting more from LG.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing in every way! The picture, sound, and all the hookups are absolutely incredible!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super picture Bought the larger 4K set to replace a 55 inch set that stopped working. Love the better picture. The 3D is much better than the older set. Since then, I got the broken set working again. The 55LX6500 set has become a large computer monitor, plus an extra set for viewing different shows. I'm still learning some of extra features on this set.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding TV Bought this TV for the family for Christmas. Was outstanding buy and value.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great color I had this a little over a month and if I didn't know better this seems to get better and better color everyday. Very happy with it
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great features, but a defective display I love the features of this TV; having both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 , and 3d are great to find in a 2016 model. Unfortunately nothing can make up for the poor display. As shown in the attached sample photos's there are vertical dark lines all across the screen. I have had BestBuy come and replace the screen once s far and the second screen is even worse than the original. There must be something wrong in LG's quality control department.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this TV in December, it's working great!!
Date published: 2017-03-22
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I want to purchase the 75UH8500.  Will my Xbox one S. be compatible and able to use the HDR features. To use the full ability of my XBOX one S. 

Asked by: Lee85
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV - 75" Class (74.5" Diag), Model # 75UH8500 supports both HDR-10 and Dolby Vision and all its' HDMI ports are HDCP 2.2 compliant and they are all HDMI 2.0a ports. We recommend that you either visit the manufacturer's site for your gaming console or contact their customer support for advice on the requirements needed for using all of its HDR features...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-04-21

Can this Tv stream without a smartphone or tablet?

Asked by: todd35
The ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV - 75" Class (74.5" Diag), Model # 75UH8500 Wi-Fi® Built-In and supports Wi-Fi® Direct...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-04-20

How can I delete a channel in built-in satellite?

Asked by: Sarahgntn
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Iran. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-17

How can I sort channels in built-in satellite?

Asked by: Sarahgntn
Our offices, in the United States, do not have product information for Iran. In order to obtain such information, it is recommended to check our subsidiary’s website, at
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-04-17

why only three HDMI?? Who really needs three USB?? Like most homes with kids, we have multiple game systems (capable of 4k), a streaming device (capable of 4k), and a Blu-ray player. Four min - five would be better

Asked by: Rubberorr
If you have that many devices, you should probably invest in a Home Theater Reciever. This generally produces the best quality in terms of sound and video. The biggest problem with recievers these days is that there are so many features that need to be considered. e.g. If one of your devices is a PS4 Pro or XBox One S (or scorpio in the future) be sure that the Reciever supports HDCP 2.2 to ensure proper support of 4K games or movies. Recievers may advertise 4K support, but if it's not HDCP 2.2 then a PS4 Pro, XBox One S, or most standalone playback (non-PC) devices will not allow 4K output.
Answered by: Gamilus
Date published: 2017-04-12

I noticed while using Netflix that on the sides of the screen it looks as if vertical lights turn off so there are two dark bars on either side of the Netflix logo. Is there a solution to making it so the screen won't dim in sections when it's not in use?

Asked by: mattywill
This is probably the "Local Dimming" feature. It can be controlled from All Settings > Picture > Picture Mode Settings > Picture Option > LED Local Dimming (all the way at the bottom) The down side to this TV, IMO, is that it has dozens of pre-configured modes that take over automatically based on content and content source, so changing this setting only affects the current mode. But the TV usually at least uses the same mode for each input/video source
Answered by: Gamilus
Date published: 2017-04-12

Hello I have a LG 60UH8500 and purchased it a little over a month ago and love it. Will LG be updating the apps to include Sling TV anytime soon? Thank you, Gary

Asked by: Garyhigby
Hi Gary. Thank you for purchasing the ENERGY STAR® Qualified LG SUPER UHD 4K HDR Smart LED TV - 60" Class (59.5" Diag), Model # 60UH8500. We are glad to read that you love it. The TV has an LG Content Store (App Store) that you can use to search for and to download any available apps that are compatible with the TV. The Sling App is not compatible with the TV and we currently do not have any information on when or if it will be made available to our TVs...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-04-03

What format does the USB input support? I have an ago format I'm trying to play and it will show me the thumbnails but won't play. Is there a way I can get it to play .AVI?

Asked by: Jason481
We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. According to the User’s Guide, built into the TV, this model should be fully compatible with ASF, WMV, AVI, MP4, M4P, MOV, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, TS, TRP, TP, MTS, MPG, MPEG, DAT and VOB file extensions.
Answered by: NeilE
Date published: 2017-03-21
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