LG Electronics OLED55C8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model)

LG Electronics OLED55C8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model)

LG Electronics OLED55C8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model)

  • LG OLED TV with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ has the Google Assistant built in, so you can control compatible smart home devices using just your voice through the LG Magic Remote. Create a center for your smart home and beyond. Plus it works with Amazon Alexa devices (sold separately)
  • The α9 Intelligent Processor inside the LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ is the most powerful ever from LG. Developed exclusively for LG OLED TV, the new α9 processor noticeably enhances sharpness and depth while delivering vastly more accurate colors, for the ultimate in picture quality
  • Pixel Level Dimming enables each of the 8.3 million individually lit pixels of the LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ to brighten, dim or power off completely, achieving perfect black and displaying a level of picture detail impossible with any other television technology
  • 4K Cinema HDR on LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ features comprehensive support of major high dynamic range formats including Dolby Vision, as well as HDR10 and HLG, both with LG’s advanced tone-mapping technology that provides scene-by-scene optimization
  • Dolby Atmos is the same audio technology developed for state-of-the-art cinemas, with immersive sound that appears to come from everywhere, putting you in the middle of all the excitement
  • LG OLED Display uses the latest panels, with brighter, self-illuminating pixels that deliver perfect black and intense color. LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ brings movies, sports, games and more to thrilling new life
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Composite in, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack) and Audio Return Channel Support via HDMI
  • Dimensions (Wx H x D): TV without stand 48.3″ x 27.8″ x 1.8″, TV with stand: 48.3″ x 29.8″ x 9.1″
  • LG OLED Display uses the latest panels, with brighter, self-illuminating pixels that deliver perfect black and intense color. LG OLED TV with AI ThinQ brings movies, sports, games and more to thrilling new life
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Composite in, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack) and Audio Return Channel Support via HDMI
  • Dimensions (Wx H x D): TV without stand 48.3″ x 27.8″ x 1.8″, TV with stand: 48.3″ x 29.8″ x 9.1″

The sleek C8 is designed to elevate a room’s aesthetics while complementing any decor. This new LG OLED TV with AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ becomes the hub for the smart home: Using Intelligent Voice control, speak into the LG Magic Remote to pull up family photos, control light settings, check the weather and more. Movies, sports and games come to thrilling new life, more immersive with the perfect black and intense color made possible by LG OLED display technology. The new α9 (Alpha9) Intelligent Processor makes the most of the self-illuminating pixels, providing true-to-life images with rich colors, superior sharpness and enhanced depth. The C8 features comprehensive support of major 4K high dynamic range formats including prem

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  1. 207 of 214 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The C8 displays the best contrasts I have ever seen, April 5, 2018
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    I have owned the LG C8 55″ OLED for over a week and I have owned the LG C7 55″ OLED for several months and the differences in performance will only be noticeable if you know what to look for. The much hyped Alpha 9 does genuinely increase performance in certain areas but is it enough? The C8 colors are a little more brighter in HDR formats and the displayed images show some improvement. The C8 displays the best contrasts I have ever seen. The colors really pop, especially in dark or night scenes. It is also easier/faster to navigate between apps on the C8 than on the C7. Thanks to black frame insertion, motion interpolation is better on the C8. The C8 allows motion interpolation control in “Game” mode (Motion Pro), which is also an improvement over the C7. As far as image retention on the C8, it has not a problem for me. There is a “pixel refresher” and a new “Logo Luminescence Adjustment” feature to control IR on the C8 but I have never had to use it.

    Overall, the C8 is a better OLED TV, however, it feels like a tweaked C7 given that most of the features like pixel orientation, HDMI inputs, input lag, WiFi, apps, etc. all run about the same. I would recommend the C8 over the C7 if performance improvement is important to the consumer, although you may want to wait a few months until the price goes down.

  2. 218 of 230 people found the following review helpful
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    With Google Assistant and new Alpha 9 Processor, 2018 LG Oled’s are great upgades for first time 4K/HDR/Oled Owners, May 3, 2018
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    (This is a lengthy review broken into two parts. The first part is what’s new with 2018 Oleds with my review, and the second goes over general Oled info and 2018 specs. Please note that I am waiting on my 2018 C8 Oled and will update my review accordingly).

    Since 2016, LG’s Oleds have become front runners on what to expect from a top of the line television in terms of visual ability and features. Now with several other companies in the Oled Race (though many still get the display from LG), LG’s needs to continue to improve their winning product to stay in the lead. Since 2016, I’ve given each Oled 5 stars, and its hard not too. Every year, LG improves features and visuals in their lineup, somehow while staying aggressive on pricing to make them more affordable compared to previous years. One of the first 65 in Oleds ranged between $9,000-$11,000, where as now a 55 inch sells for around $1500. The best part is that all of the LG Oled Lineup share the same vivid and lifelike display panel, making choosing between models more of a preference instead of performance choice (except the B8 which I’ll explain later). Lastly, besides the occasional TV with issues or defects, each years Oleds further improve on quality. This has led to much improvement regarding dead pizels, banding, ghosting, and burned in images, some of the major problems with early Oled TV’s. Of course no TV is perfect, so for new or returning LG Oled owners please read my new owner tips section at the very end of this review.

    Now with 2018, it’s not a question of whether or not the Oled lineup deserve to be five star TV’s (which they do), the main questions to ask is what’s new, and is it worth the purchase or upgrade? I made the Oled jump back in 2016 with my E6 model and I can say that its the best TV I ever had. There is so much about its functionality, ease of use, and visuals that leave me impressed even to this day. Jump two years later, LG’s 2018 lineup has some new features which should entice any non 4k/HDR/OLED owner to take the financial plunge, but it still may leave many 2017 and 2016 owners waiting for a better upgrade in the future.

    Improvements and Changes- LG has added a new software and processing features rather than updating its display compared to 2017 Oleds. These features include the integration of Dolby Atmos Audio, Google assistant integration, and the Alpha 9 Processor. The Dolby Audio to me does not seem the most crucial, as I feel most people would want a dedicated surround sound/Soundbar to play audio when you own an LG Oled. In that case, it may be more important for that equipment to have Dolby Atmos Audio capability instead. As I mentioned before, all of the 2018 LG Oleds have the same display, which means that each model will be able to give you the same vivid and rich visuals. This makes choosing between them a bit more simple. However this year, the difference will be the Alpha 9 Processor, which is NOT integrated in the B8 model. the B8 instead uses an Alpha 7 Processor. According to LG, the Alpha 9 Processor compared to 2017’s M16+ processor is supposed to give a 35% CPU and GPU boost which should create better images by processing contrast, color, sharpness, and motion more efficiently. This new detailing technology is called Tru Color Accuracy pro which can be achieved by the Alpha 9 Processor. By default, the Alpha 7 should make the B8 as good if not better than 2017 Oleds. H owever there should also be disadvantages in terms of CPU and GPU processing speed and image/video handling from the Alpha 7 processor when compared to the rest of the 2018 Lineup. To which extent remains to be seen, I will update this as information becomes available. The last improvent is the inclusion of Google Assistant to the WebOS on 2018 Oleds, which should help with voice activated assistance in changing TV functions and settings, and hopefully will also interact with other smart home products as well. I will also update this review once I’m able to try this feature first hand.

    Disadvantages to 2018- As of now, there are three issues I can think of. The first disadvantage (which shouldn’t affect more than 95% of people for years to come) is the exclusion of 2.1 HDMI’s. Although HDMI 2.1 allows for many improvements over HDMI 2.0a (see HDMI section below), LG has already said that their 2018 Oleds will be able to handle 4K 120hz broadcast or streaming content. Also, it cannot be excluded that some aspects of HDMI 2.1’s advantages wouldn’t be able to be integrated in the future on 2018 Oleds (Dolby Vision which was supposed to need HDMI 2.1 previously is a good example) so it may not be a huge issue. The second big disadvantage will be for those opting to get the B8 model which will have an Alpha 7 instead of an Alpha 9 processor. Although it still has Google Assistant integrated, it remains to be seen how much of a disadvantage the B8 will have compared to the rest of the lineup due…

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