LG OLED55C8PLA

LG OLED55C9PLA

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
94

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED55C8PLA to LG OLED55C9PLA 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 OLED55C9PLA 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 OLED55C8PLA

LG OLED55C9PLA

DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
88
CONNECTIVITY
91
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
94

Selected Features

OLED displays

LG OLED55C8PLA and LG OLED55C9PLA have organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED55C8PLA and LG OLED55C9PLA 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 OLED55C8PLA and LG OLED55C9PLA 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 OLED55C8PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED55C8PLA over LG OLED55C9PLA.

LG OLED55C8PLA vs LG OLED55C9PLA
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs

Advantage of LG OLED55C9PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED55C9PLA over LG OLED55C8PLA.

LG OLED55C8PLA vs LG OLED55C9PLA
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Intelligent Processor vs α9 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping Enhanced Dynamic Tone Mapping vs Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AI Sound vs
WiSA Ready vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Newer Bluetooth Version 4.2 vs 5.0
Apple Airplay vs Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
HDMI Version 2.0b vs 2.1
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 3
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation vs Default: off
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Auto Device Detection vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link vs Default: off
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response vs VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) vs with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
Analog DVR vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Full-Array Local Dimming
👍   Perfect Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   α9 Intelligent Processor
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
WEAKNESSES
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   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 OLED55C8PLA and here - LG OLED55C9PLA.

BASICS LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
BrandLGLG
CountryUKUK
Series 2C8C9
ModelOLED55C8PLAOLED55C9PLA
Release Year20182019
Size55"55"
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
Display TypeOLEDOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeWRGBWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting PixelPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)Self-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Intelligent Processorα9 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler4K Upscaler
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Adaptive Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NRQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness EnhancerFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingEnhanced Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker Poer Rating4 x 10 W40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED SurroundDolby Surround / OLED 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 OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
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 Version4.25.0
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) Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Built-in Google Assistant features require software update (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Amazon Alexa device sold separately (This feature is not available in Republic of Ireland) 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.0b2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI 2 eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs23
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
CPU Cores44
GPU Cores22
RAM3 GB3 GB
Storage8 GB8 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
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Magic Remote required 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 VRR/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 OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
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 OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
Digital Tuner 2 2
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 OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
Ener1y E22iciencyAA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)113 W111 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 707 mm x 47 mm1228 mm x 706 mm x 46.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 757 mm x 230 mm1228 mm x 738 mm x 251 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1345 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm1345 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg18.9 kg
Weight With Stand19.1 kg23.0 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)24.4 kg28.3 kg
ACCESSORIES LG OLED55C8PLA LG OLED55C9PLA
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR18Magic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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