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Overview of LG 55SK8100 TV


Content

  • Screen

  • Appearance

  • Connectors

  • Sound

  • Functions

  • Advantages

  • Flaws

  • Verdict

LG 55SK8100 is the winner of the «Best Gadget 2018» award in the «Optimal Balance» nomination according to Hi-Tech Mail.Ru. Excellent performance, adequate price (63 thousand rubles) — 2 «pillars» on which this TV rests. Its functionality is comparable to top TV models from other brands. For comparison, I took the Samsung QE55Q6FNA for 89 thousand rubles. Of the cheaper, but no less interesting, Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 can be distinguished for 49,500 rubles. It turns out a real battle of brands. Let’s see who is better?

This model is featured in the Best Smart TVs, LG’s Best TVs and Best 4K UHD TVs.

Screen

LG 55SK8100

The LG 55SK8100 has a 55-inch UHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 178-degree viewing angles. The refresh rate is 120 Hz. Side lighting Edge LED. The image is impeccable due to the use of innovative NanoCell technology. Nano-particles are used that absorb light waves of excess length and allow the full spectrum of colors to be transmitted. Thanks to this, the picture on the screen remains bright and realistic in any light and from any angle. The bezel of the TV is so thin that it can compete with bezel-less competitors Samsung QE55Q6FNA and Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 4 in creating an immersive effect.

Appearance

LG 55SK8100

The TV looks solid, no worse than competitors, despite the presence of a thin frame. The rear panel is made of brushed metal, there is no protruding casing, and the maximum thickness is 63 mm. The special design of the stand — this is definitely not the case with competitors. Mounting on a bracket is possible — VESA 300×300 standard.

Connectors

LG 55SK8100

LG 55SK8100 is equipped with 4 HDMI ports, cable and satellite outputs, 3 USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack, optical digital audio output, CL slot, LAN. There is support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, so there will be no problems with connecting third-party equipment. At the same time, conservatives will obviously miss the composite and component video inputs. The practice of abandoning these connectors, which are already losing their relevance, hooked almost all TVs more expensive than 50 thousand rubles. Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 has only composite, Samsung QE55Q6FNA has neither. When purchasing a top-end TV, be prepared to say goodbye to these connectors.

Connectors LG 55SK8100 placed compactly in a small concave area at the bottom left of the rear panel. 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB are located closer to the edge and point to the left, which is convenient. The rest of the connectors are also easy to get to. The only thing you can find fault with is their dense arrangement with each other, but they are all marked with signs or symbols, so it is impossible to confuse them.

Sound

LG 55SK8100

LG 55SK8100 is equipped with a 20-watt speaker system of two speakers. There are Dolby Surround / Ultra Surround sound enhancement technologies. The sound quality is beyond praise. LG 55SK8100 definitely outperforms Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 in sound, but loses in power to Samsung QE55Q6FNA.

Functions

LG 55SK8100

The LG 55SK8100 is powered by an intelligent processor used exclusively in the brand’s TVs. It provides stable picture quality even in dynamic scenes. Many call it a gaming TV. Gamers appreciated its speed, response to user commands even in 4K games. The operating system is proprietary LG based on webOS, works fine, but there are problems with installing third-party applications. In this regard, I would prefer Android TV and Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55. Multimedia capabilities of the LG 55SK810 — play any content from external media or websites, record your favorite TV shows, synchronize via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with any devices, popular games. There are parental control functions, an on / off timer, a TV guide. You can control it with a universal remote control (included), from a smartphone or by voice commands.

We figured out the multimedia capabilities, but what about the main option — receiving a TV signal? Here, unlike Xiaomi Mi TV 4, everything is also excellent. Built-in DVB-T2/T, DVB-C and DVB-S2/S high sensitivity receivers allow you to enjoy watching your favorite TV channels without installing additional equipment. The intelligent processor will adjust the picture resolution to the maximum level.

Advantages

LG 55SK8100

  • Beautiful design;
  • reliable assembly materials;
  • high quality image and sound;
  • fast response;
  • convenient remote control;
  • can be controlled by smartphone or by voice.

Flaws

LG 55SK8100

  • Unstable stand;
  • light on the matrix, which are visible in complete darkness;
  • few installed Smart TV applications;
  • functionality and interface of the built-in browser;
  • webOS.

Verdict

The LG 55SK8100 is a great smart TV that can be used as a home theater: both sound and picture match. Suitable for gaming, watching videos in high resolution. The price is 63 thousand rubles. I consider this a good offer — it is inappropriate to pay 20 thousand more for the Samsung QE55Q6FNA. You can save money by purchasing Xiaomi Mi TV 4 55 if you plan to use the TV as a multimedia center, because to watch TV you will need to purchase and install additional equipment. Although it has more multimedia capabilities + full-fledged Android.