LG 55LE8500 Review

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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
LG
55LE8500

LED HDTV
55″ $3799 $70 3.3 14

 

LG 55LE8500 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this LED TV is $70 per inch of screen size. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 2% of new TVs.
ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR qualified. This HDTV uses about 40% less electricity than standard televisions.
Efficiency Estimated annual electricity use is 3.3 kWh per inch of screen size. This is more energy efficient than your average ENERGY STAR TV.
Design Incorporates 14 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has more key features than average and ranks in the top 2% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – LG 55LE8500 Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV.
LED Equipped with full LED backlighting instead of standard LCD fluorescent bulbs. LED is more energy efficient and allows for significantly thinner TV designs.
Local Dim Has the ability to independently brighten or dim zones of LED backlights. This makes a significant difference in picture quality, especially contrast and true blacks.
Frame Rate Employs blur reduction technology that increases the frame rate to 240 Hz (240 frames per second). The picture should be crisp and clear for sports and action movies.
THX THX certified. This LG television closely reproduces the HD Color Standard used by filmmakers and ensures smooth motion for action-oriented content. – LG 55LE8500 Review
DLNA DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) for some TV inputs to promote hassle-free connectivity and sharing of digital content between home electronics.
3D This LG television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi capable, but does not include a built-in receiver or external adaptor. Purchase an external adaptor and you can access your home wireless internet service.
Internet You can access internet videos and streaming content via widgets and applications. A wide variety of internet content is available, but you don’t have browser search capability.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this LG TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This LG HDTV is ultra-thin with a depth of only 1.4″. Provides a sleek look, especially if you can wall mount-it. – LG 55LE8500 Review
Frame Frameless, single level design that virtually eliminates the space between the screen and the bezel so that they seamlessly blend together.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – LG 55LE8500 Review
HDMI Provides 4 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and other devices such as a DVD player, video game console, and PC.

 

 

LG 55LE8500 Review » Features & Specs

SUMMARY

  • Display Type: LED-backlit
  • Screen Size: 55″
  • Screen Size Diagonal: 54.6″
  • Full HD 1080: Yes
  • Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • ED-Resolution: 1080p
  • Local Dimming: Yes
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 9,000,000:1
  • MPRT: 240 Hz
  • Intelligent Sensor: Yes
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified: Yes
  • Response Time: 1 ms
  • No. of HDMI Ports: 4
  • NetCast™ Entertainment Access (Broadband): Yes
  • Internet Services: Yahoo!® TV Widgets, Netflix®, Vudu™, YouTube™, Picasa™
  • Wireless 1080p Ready*: Yes (Wireless Kit Sold Separately)
  • Wi-Fi® Ready*: Yes (Adaptor Sold Separately)
  • DLNA Certified®: Yes (JPEG Images Only)
  • THX® Certified Display: Yes
  • Seamless Design: Yes
  • Pictures, Music and Video via USB 2.0: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor


VIDEO

  • XD® Engine: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Aspect Ratio Correction: 6 Modes
  • Viewing Angle: 178º / 178º
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching): HDMI™: 1080p/1080i/720p, Component: 1080p/1080i/720p, RF: 1080i/720p
  • Color Temperature Control: 3 Modes
  • 1080p Source Input: HDMI™: 60p/30p/24p, Component: 60p/30p/24p, RGB: 60p (WXGA)
  • Picture Mode: 8 Modes
  • ISFccc® Ready: Yes
  • TruMotion: 240 Hz
  • Picture Wizard II: Yes
  • AV Mode: 3 Modes (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • 24p Real Cinema: Yes (5:5/2:2 Pulldown)
  • 3:2 Pulldown: Yes
  • Picture Reset: Yes
  • x.v. Color: Yes
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator: Yes


AUDIO

  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP): Yes
  • Audio Output Power (Watts – THD 10%): 20W (10W x 2)
  • Speaker System Details: 2 Way 4 System
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder: Yes
  • Surround System: Infinite Sound
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls: Yes
  • Clear Voice II: Yes
  • Auto Volume Leveler II: Yes
  • EZ Sound Mode: 5 Modes


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Smart Energy Saving: Yes
  • Wireless 1080p Ready (WHDI™): Yes (Wireless Kit Sold Separately)
  • Wi-Fi® Ready: Yes (Adapter Sold Separately)
  • NetCast™ Entertainment Access: Yes
  • Yahoo! TV Widgets®: Yes
  • Netflix Instant Streaming Ready: Yes
  • Vudu™ (Streaming): Yes
  • YouTube™: Yes
  • Picasa™ Web Albums: Yes
  • Backlight Control: Yes
  • A/V Input Navigation: Yes
  • Input Labeling: Yes
  • Quick View (Flashback): Yes
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip: Yes
  • Key Lock: Yes
  • Closed Caption (CC): Yes
  • SimpLink (HDMI CEC): Yes


CONVENIENCE FEATURES

  • Language: English/Spanish/French/Korean
  • Auto Tuning/Programming: Yes
  • Channel Add/Delete: Yes
  • Favorite Channel Programming: Yes
  • Auto/Manual Clock: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep (When no video is present): Yes


SIDE INPUTS & OUTPUTS

  • AV In: 1 (w/gender)
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 1 (w/gender)
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.3 w/Deep Color): 1
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG/MPEG-4/DivX HD): 2
  • Headphone Out: 1


REAR INPUTS & OUTPUTS

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • AV In: 1
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 2
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.3 w/Deep Color): 3
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) – PC: 1
  • PC Audio Input: 1
  • LAN: 1
  • RS-232c In (Service Only): 1
  • Wireless Control: 1


CABINET/ACCESSORIES

  • Design Type: Seamless Design
  • Swivel Stand (degrees): +20º / -20º
  • Remote Control Type: 2 (Unified and Simple)
  • VESA® Compliant (WxH): 400mm x 400mm


OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Wireless Media Hub: Not Included
  • Slim Wall Mount: Not Included
  • BROADCASTING SYSTEM:
  • Built-In Tuner: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM


POWER

  • Voltage, Hz: 100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Stand-by Mode: <0.1W


SIZE & WEIGHT

  • TV without stand (WxHxD): 51.0” x 31.6” x 1.4”
  • TV with stand (WxHxD): 51.0” x 34.4” x 12.3”
  • Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 59.0” x 34.7” x 11.3”
  • TV without stand weight: 79.0 lbs
  • TV with stand weight: 96.6 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 109.1 lbs