LG 55SM8200PLA

LG 55SK8100PLA

SCORE:
91
SCORE:
90

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • Quad Core Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55SM8200PLA to LG 55SK8100PLA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG 55SM8200PLA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55SM8200PLA

LG 55SK8100PLA

DISPLAY
89
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
85
OTHER FEATURES
96
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
91
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
84
OTHER FEATURES
85
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
90

Selected Features

Nano Cell Technology

Both LG models use nanocell technology on their LCD displays. This technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, they create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

IPS Panels

Both TVs have in-plane switching (IPS) panels. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

HDR10

LG 55SM8200PLA and LG 55SK8100PLA support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG 55SM8200PLA and LG 55SK8100PLA also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Advantage of LG 55SM8200PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55SM8200PLA over LG 55SK8100PLA.

LG 55SM8200PLA vs LG 55SK8100PLA
2K HFR vs
AI Sound vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 5.0 vs 4.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
Component Inputs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack vs
More Storage 8 GB vs 4 GB
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response ALLM vs
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App vs
Hotel Mode vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
Analog DVR vs

Advantage of LG 55SK8100PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55SK8100PLA over LG 55SM8200PLA.

LG 55SM8200PLA vs LG 55SK8100PLA
Higher Refresh Rate 50 Hz/60 Hz vs 100 Hz/120 Hz
Higher Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Technicolor Expert Mode vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Quad Core Processor vs α7 Intelligent Processor
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 100 Hz vs 200 Hz
Depth Enhancement vs Active Depth Enhancer
Dolby Atmos vs
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Gallery Mode vs
Multi-view vs
Auto Calibration vs
Hi1her Ener1y E22iciency Class A vs A+

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
👎   LED Type
👎   No Full-Array Local Dimming
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No 4K HFR
👎   No VRR

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 55SM8200PLA and here - LG 55SK8100PLA.

BASICS LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
BrandLGLG
CountryUKUK
Series 2SM82SK81
Model55SM8200PLA55SK8100PLA
Release Year20192018
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Display TypeNanoCellNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate50 Hz/60 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDEdge LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingLocal Dimming
ColorNanoCell ColorNanoCell Color
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth8 bits + FRC10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms5 ms
VIDEO LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR4K Active HDR
HDR Effect
Technicolor Expert Mode
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQuad Core Processorα7 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 100TruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency100 Hz200 Hz
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Active Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer Dynamic Color
Noise Reduction NR NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance
Sharpness
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.0 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating20W20W
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDTS Virtual:X / ULTRA SurroundDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IIIClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/acIEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.04.2
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
Works with Alexa 19.5 MR Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland)
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2 HDMI 2
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs22
Component Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM2 GB2 GB
Storage8 GB4 GB
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
PVR Function
On-Screen Display Languages3636
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4CI+ 1.4
GENERAL LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
Ener1y E22iciencyAA+
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1232 mm x 716 mm x 63.6 mm1237 mm x 721 mm x 64 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1232 mm x 786 mm x 263.1 mm1237 mm x 794 mm x 248 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 mm x 880 mm x 175 mm1360 mm x 880 mm x 175 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm300 mm x 300 mm
Weight Without Stand17.2 kg16.1 kg
Weight With Stand18.7 kg17.6 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)23.7 kg22.8 kg
ACCESSORIES LG 55SM8200PLA LG 55SK8100PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19Magic Remote Control - AN-MR18
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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