LG Electronics LG 55SM8500PLA 55-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart NanoCell LED TV : What, No manual?

Great tv with excellent sound and picture quality.

Use it only for gaming, netflix and amazon only (don’t watch terrestrial tv on it). Good sound and picture quality.

The connection was easy and once the tv was up and running reasonable instructions were available. The fact smart tvs only have one tuner is a nuisance so we had to connect a set top box.

Fabulous picture and a doddle to set up.

Very good, sound not brilliant but remote sound bar did the trick.

Same length that tvyou need a 1. Will be ok if you wall hung. The remote center wheel a bit to smallfeels naf.

Brought to replace older tv,picture is a lot clearer,sound is so so,liked the idea of atmos,so will now need a new soundbar to deliver it fully,a decent buy.

No manual, you have to rely on downloaded manual – written by someone whose command of english is limited. Remote control very difficult to operate without a manual to refer to. Screen slow to respond to remote commands. Whilst it is a decent enough picture the difficulties overwhelm so this is a poor buy overall. It compares very badly with the panasonic and samsung tvs i have had in the past.

  • Excellent all round TV
  • New Era in my TV Experience
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, LG WebOS, LG Magic remote

LG 55SM8500PLA 55-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart NanoCell LED TV with Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

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A which best buy, and it deserves to be too. The size is perfect for our room, picture quality, colour and sound superb, although i do use a sound bar when watching movies. I’m an amazon prime member and this works well. Remote control is very effective, although i’ve yet to use the voice control. All in all a superb tv from lg.

Picked this tv months ago and was fortunate enough to buy it when it was reduced to £479 for jan sales. Delighted as everywhere else sold it at £549. At first sight, it’s not exactly the thinnest or most attractive tv but i knew it was a bargain and an excellent unit. Unpacking was quick and easy. Once it was connected up and wall mounted, i switched it on and the set up took only a few minutes. Sound quality was absolutely outstanding, actually better than through my lg soundbar. Picture quality was stunning too, even more so when i loaded 4k content on netflix. 4 hdmi ports were one main selling point for me. I immediately connected firestick, ps4 and sky q. What’s better is that it’s voice activated either through the magic remote (included), or via echo dot – “alexa, ask tv to switch to playstation” – brilliantso not the best looking tv but stunning performance in picture, sound and functionality. Definitely a good decision and a steal at the price. Actually £549 would still not have been a disappointment either.

Amazing tv, fantastic picture, remote easy to use one you get used to it. Love the netflux and amazon ore programmed buttons and easy to locate the apps.

Bought to watch sky tv , so. No normal tvset up of tv ok. No issuesset up of alexa quite tricky but got there eventuallyalex can turn tv on and off, so not sure about previous reviews disputing this. Can also adjust volume etcpictur3 , sound spot on. 4k netflix brillianthighly recommend.

Great price for this tv relative to others of its size. Very clear picture, good sound (though i have a small living room).

Just what i expected from lg a good quality tv.

Would prefer a central stand. Haven’t been able to pair control with set top box.

Has a few ‘bells and whistles’ on it and overall a great tv. . Just not got the wow factor about it. I think for the price you can get a better picture, which for me, was the main thing. I know that this nano picture technology is supposed to be the future way forward (if you believe the technology blogs that are flying around),but it seemed a little lacking with the punchyness of that picture even with settings altered and i have seen either in store or in friends front rooms better. Sound is fantastic though,even without a sound bar,with quite a few settings to play around with and is super loud. Do i recommend you buying this tv?. . Well yes i would, after all lg do make great tv’s. Just don’t be too disappointed in that picture once you get it out the box and you’ve shelled out all that money.

  • Excellent all round TV
  • New Era in my TV Experience
  • Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, LG WebOS, LG Magic remote

LG 55SM8500PLA 55-Inch UHD 4K HDR Smart NanoCell LED TV with Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Absolute brilliant tv love it, the picture is amazing in 4k on my xbox can’t honestly say the tv has any downsides. The magic remote you get with tv is really good works well and the tv is easy to setup it’s really not difficult. 100% recommend this tv to any one looking for a awesome 4k tv definitely worth the money you can see why it was so expensive when it first came out.

Good tv, pointer remote excellent, built in amazon and netflix (icons on the remote). 4k from amazon looks wonderful. Don’t understand the ramblings of people discussing the black levels. On the tv delivered to me, the blacks are fine. The big negative is the fact that the idiot who designed the feet/support system, put the feet at the extremities of the set, requiring you to have a media stand exceeding a meter in width. I have had to purchase a vesa stand for it. Also works well with alexa, which was very easy to setup.

Only works if environment is dark enough. Great kit and simple to install.

I bought this tv to replace a 2015 sony uhd tv. The tv is fantastic with so many features. Nothing to criticise only praise for a wonderful responsive tv with a brilliant picture.

Purchased for use with xbox one s 4k, and very pleased with result. Ticked all the compatibility needs of xbox 4k and dolby atmos was picked up by apple tv 4k too. Considering the current discount (52%) it’s a no brainer.

Lg, does what it says, life’s good, excellent tv.

This tv is a steal at the current price. The picture quality is excellent and fully customizable. The hdr is rich and vibrant. The webos interface is better than other tv out there and way better then previous gen models. Netflix and amazon prime run smooth and the remote is cool and works a mouse.

Better than expected and installed very easily.

Simply amazing tv sound is brilliant and screen is so awesome it’s taken me a while to get used to it. Re watching movies we have seen before look totally different on this tv.

Unbelievable quality and looks nice as well. Dolby atmos is great and even better with a sound bar. Can’t believe i only paid £498, absolute bargain.

Absolutely stunning uhd tv from lg. Fantastic display and so easy to set up. Magic remote is sleek and fun to use – inc handy netflix and prime video buttons. I’d recommend a decent sound bar to enjoy quality sound along side the excellent pictures.

Good picture quality sound not to good price ok but had one day price had dropped by 100 pounds could have bought a sound bar with the 100 pounds i paid extra for the tv.

The best i have seen around. Sound is good too – often poor on tv’s with rear facing speakers, but this one is good.

Great tv at an amazing discounted pricefive star rating for me.

Excellent television set with most of the features you could wish for except there’s no headphone socket. My hearing is not good so i am unable to set the treble tone high enough.

We cannot fault the picture and our sound bar seems to be redundant. The remote takes some getting used to and i am not sure i have got it beaten yet. Perhaps it is still a little early to tell, but it is a lot better than our sony which started to eat hdmi interfaces.

For the money this is a good value tv good clean picture, simple to set up. However, there are a few cons, the remote screen control is fairly complex to handle particularly if you have cable tv where we still find it easier to resort to the virgin remote to access recorded shows. However, the voice control when it works is very useful, although it does not seem to operate in a joined up seamless way with the cable box- although it does with some apps e. Overall it represents good value and probably we will learn to overcome some of the obstacles which it sets up to deriving instant satisfaction.

Picture quality really good. Replace a panasonic biers tv which was good but this is better. Good colours and uhd is excellent. Built in google assistant and alexa nice additions.

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  • Nano Cell technology allows for consistent pixel placement one nanometre apart, creating uniform colour volume and outstanding picture quality, even at off centre angles
  • ULTRA HD 4K resolution is four times that of Full HD producing brilliant clarity and vivid details that amaze, even when viewed up close
  • 2nd generation α7 Intelligent Processor is optimized for LG Nano Cell TV and LG TV’s exclusive processing allows for the premium image quality of LED TV bringing a clearer and brighter viewing experience
  • Echo Dot is our most popular voice-controlled speaker, now with improved sound and a new design compared to the previous-generation Echo Dot.
  • Ask Alexa to play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, TuneIn and others through the improved speaker for richer and louder sound.