LG OLED55C8PLA

LG OLED55C8PLA

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Product information

Key specs

Screen type
OLED
Image quality
Excellent
Sharpness
4K (UHD), UHD premium
Smart TV
Yes
Refresh rate
100 Hz

Pros and cons

According to our television expert
  • Pros:
    The OLED screen offers you an image with a high contrast ratio and lifelike colors.
  • Pros:
    UHD premium delivers a higher brightness and wider color range than the standard UHD.
  • Pros:
    The image display is extra detailed and smooth thanks to the a9 processor.
  • Con:
    The TV doesn't have a rotatable stand to turn it toward your viewing position.
Product Expert televisions

It looks like you are present at the recording of a movie or series with the LG OLED55C8PLA. Black images are really black, thanks to the OLED screen of this TV. Color or blacks are extra realistic, thanks to the large contrast. The image display is detailed and smooth in combination with the integrated a9 processor. You won't miss a moment of rapid action, such as a passing racing car. Various handy smart functions are easily accessible via the Internet. Think of websites, games, or apps like YouTube or Netflix. Browse between all your entertainment with the included Magic Remote. Use swing movements or simple voice commands. This is a lot faster than pressing keys.


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Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
Review score 4.35 out of 5 stars
8,7
User friendliness
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Image quality
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Options
Review score 4.9 out of 5 stars
9,8

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Brilliant but with one major flaw"

Marko Markov | 30 January 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Picture quality is outstanding
  • Pros:
    The remote controls Bluetooth devices
  • Con:
    Slutter when playing 24p movies
  • Con:
    The remote lacks play/pause button

The picture is nothing short of breathtaking. I still just stare at it with my mouth open. This is why it's super frustrating that when playing movies or series in 24p, there is stutter caused by the OLED technology's instantaneous response time. It can't be fixed without turning on the tv's motion processing (TruMotion) which introduces the dreadful soap opera effect :(

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10
"A top end performer"

Konstantinos Tomais | 2 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Panel/Chipset Performance
  • Pros:
    HDR standards support
  • Pros:
    CalMAN AutoCAL and 3D LUT
  • Pros:
    A couple of good factory image modes
  • Pros:
    LG WebOS
  • Con:
    Glossy finish means reflections
  • Con:
    Sound ok but not class leading
  • Con:
    Not the best for motion processing

The TV is impressive. The viewing experience is great and the navigation easy and clear, especially using the magic remote. You might need to spend sometime fine-tuning some details for the best picture. I would suggest using Expert Bright Room and Expert Dark Room. If you need to stick to one profile only, maybe use the Technicolor Expert one.

Of course it goes without saying that to maximise the panel performance you need to calibrate this TV. This leads me to my next point, which is that in very difficult dark situations, you might notice some black level crushing, mostly on HDR, especially Dolby Vision content, which looks to be mostly in need of calibration. I believe this can be easily addressed by a professional calibration and of course varies between TV sets. This is probably due to the TV not properly following the EOTF curve.

But this is a bit nit-picky. You will not regret the C8. LG uses the same panels and chipsets on models C, E and W so you're not missing on anything by getting the C. The only thing that changes is the design, which in the C8's case is not something to point out but it is unobtrusive and inoffensive.

You can ask more from the sound performance, like Sony's acoustic surface technology but you can't fault it. It's important that it comes towards the listener. The speakers may be down-firing but the base is sculpted to direct the sound towards you.

Overall, I think you will struggle to find a better TV. You might prefer other sets due to different strengths and weaknesses, but make no mistake. The C8 is definitely up there with the best of them.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Very good buy for the price."

Pratap reddy ambati | 22 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Video quality even from close distance
  • Pros:
    Dolby sound is very good
  • Pros:
    Good price
  • Pros:
    Easy setup and configuration
  • Con:
    Very thin screen, need to be extra careful while lifting

Its an awesome television. I hope the lifetime is long enough with the same quality.

Brilliant but with one major flaw

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Picture quality is outstanding
  • Pros:
    The remote controls Bluetooth devices
  • Con:
    Slutter when playing 24p movies
  • Con:
    The remote lacks play/pause button

The picture is nothing short of breathtaking. I still just stare at it with my mouth open. This is why it's super frustrating that when playing movies or series in 24p, there is stutter caused by the OLED technology's instantaneous response time. It can't be fixed without turning on the tv's motion processing (TruMotion) which introduces the dreadful soap opera effect :(

Marko Markov | 30 January 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

A top end performer

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Panel/Chipset Performance
  • Pros:
    HDR standards support
  • Pros:
    CalMAN AutoCAL and 3D LUT
  • Pros:
    A couple of good factory image modes
  • Pros:
    LG WebOS
  • Con:
    Glossy finish means reflections
  • Con:
    Sound ok but not class leading
  • Con:
    Not the best for motion processing

The TV is impressive. The viewing experience is great and the navigation easy and clear, especially using the magic remote. You might need to spend sometime fine-tuning some details for the best picture. I would suggest using Expert Bright Room and Expert Dark Room. If you need to stick to one profile only, maybe use the Technicolor Expert one.

Of course it goes without saying that to maximise the panel performance you need to calibrate this TV. This leads me to my next point, which is that in very difficult dark situations, you might notice some black level crushing, mostly on HDR, especially Dolby Vision content, which looks to be mostly in need of calibration. I believe this can be easily addressed by a professional calibration and of course varies between TV sets. This is probably due to the TV not properly following the EOTF curve.

But this is a bit nit-picky. You will not regret the C8. LG uses the same panels and chipsets on models C, E and W so you're not missing on anything by getting the C. The only thing that changes is the design, which in the C8's case is not something to point out but it is unobtrusive and inoffensive.

You can ask more from the sound performance, like Sony's acoustic surface technology but you can't fault it. It's important that it comes towards the listener. The speakers may be down-firing but the base is sculpted to direct the sound towards you.

Overall, I think you will struggle to find a better TV. You might prefer other sets due to different strengths and weaknesses, but make no mistake. The C8 is definitely up there with the best of them.

Konstantinos Tomais | 2 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Very good buy for the price.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Video quality even from close distance
  • Pros:
    Dolby sound is very good
  • Pros:
    Good price
  • Pros:
    Easy setup and configuration
  • Con:
    Very thin screen, need to be extra careful while lifting

Its an awesome television. I hope the lifetime is long enough with the same quality.

Pratap reddy ambati | 22 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Coolblue once again has shown its professionalism and compe.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Perfect black
  • Pros:
    Perfect brightness even during daylight
  • Con:
    None

I totally recommend this beautiful Oled tv. LG is always many steps forward on this magnificent technology they have invented. From my point of view...LCD (led, QLED, etc.) are anachronistic!!!

Andrea | 30 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

t has really high quality of image. It has an stylish design

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Sound quality

It has really high quality of image. It has an stylish design. I think it is worthwhile to buy.

Erdem Gokce | 2 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

One of the best purchases I've ever made

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    beautiful picture
  • Pros:
    easy to use
  • Pros:
    different modes
  • Pros:
    quality x price completely worth it
  • Con:
    make you watch it for long time

I am really happy about the LG OLED C8 TV and I really recommend it.

Ahmed Gamal | 24 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Delivery service is great. The product is excellent

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    WebOS
  • Pros:
    4K, HDR and Dolby Vision
  • Con:
    The sound could be better

The product arrived in less than 12 hours. Excellent delivery service.

Felipe Tavares | 18 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Recommend it

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    Black color
  • Pros:
    Great for gaming
  • Pros:
    Manufacturing quality
  • Con:
    A bit expensive
  • Con:
    Very thin design makes it look fragile

Fantastic colors and image, decent sound quality. Overall it's really good for gaming and watching movies in 4k@60hz, but beware that you will need a special high speed HDMI cable for it.

I also got mine with a sequence of dead pixels on matrix near the top border (which could be on any TV to be honest), but was able to exchange it to a new one without any problems. So make sure you've carefully checked everything.

Artem | 9 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Best 55 inch OLED at this price point

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Great picture
  • Pros:
    Very nice design
  • Pros:
    Easy to install
  • Pros:
    Good sound
  • Con:
    No real cons

A very easy to install tv with a great picture and design

Anthony Assaker | 1 July 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Brilliant but with one major flaw"

Marko Markov | 30 January 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Picture quality is outstanding
  • Pros:
    The remote controls Bluetooth devices
  • Con:
    Slutter when playing 24p movies
  • Con:
    The remote lacks play/pause button

The picture is nothing short of breathtaking. I still just stare at it with my mouth open. This is why it's super frustrating that when playing movies or series in 24p, there is stutter caused by the OLED technology's instantaneous response time. It can't be fixed without turning on the tv's motion processing (TruMotion) which introduces the dreadful soap opera effect :(

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10
"A top end performer"

Konstantinos Tomais | 2 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Panel/Chipset Performance
  • Pros:
    HDR standards support
  • Pros:
    CalMAN AutoCAL and 3D LUT
  • Pros:
    A couple of good factory image modes
  • Pros:
    LG WebOS
  • Con:
    Glossy finish means reflections
  • Con:
    Sound ok but not class leading
  • Con:
    Not the best for motion processing

The TV is impressive. The viewing experience is great and the navigation easy and clear, especially using the magic remote. You might need to spend sometime fine-tuning some details for the best picture. I would suggest using Expert Bright Room and Expert Dark Room. If you need to stick to one profile only, maybe use the Technicolor Expert one.

Of course it goes without saying that to maximise the panel performance you need to calibrate this TV. This leads me to my next point, which is that in very difficult dark situations, you might notice some black level crushing, mostly on HDR, especially Dolby Vision content, which looks to be mostly in need of calibration. I believe this can be easily addressed by a professional calibration and of course varies between TV sets. This is probably due to the TV not properly following the EOTF curve.

But this is a bit nit-picky. You will not regret the C8. LG uses the same panels and chipsets on models C, E and W so you're not missing on anything by getting the C. The only thing that changes is the design, which in the C8's case is not something to point out but it is unobtrusive and inoffensive.

You can ask more from the sound performance, like Sony's acoustic surface technology but you can't fault it. It's important that it comes towards the listener. The speakers may be down-firing but the base is sculpted to direct the sound towards you.

Overall, I think you will struggle to find a better TV. You might prefer other sets due to different strengths and weaknesses, but make no mistake. The C8 is definitely up there with the best of them.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Very good buy for the price."

Pratap reddy ambati | 22 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

  • Pros:
    Video quality even from close distance
  • Pros:
    Dolby sound is very good
  • Pros:
    Good price
  • Pros:
    Easy setup and configuration
  • Con:
    Very thin screen, need to be extra careful while lifting

Its an awesome television. I hope the lifetime is long enough with the same quality.

Brilliant but with one major flaw

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Picture quality is outstanding
  • Pros:
    The remote controls Bluetooth devices
  • Con:
    Slutter when playing 24p movies
  • Con:
    The remote lacks play/pause button

The picture is nothing short of breathtaking. I still just stare at it with my mouth open. This is why it's super frustrating that when playing movies or series in 24p, there is stutter caused by the OLED technology's instantaneous response time. It can't be fixed without turning on the tv's motion processing (TruMotion) which introduces the dreadful soap opera effect :(

Marko Markov | 30 January 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

A top end performer

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Panel/Chipset Performance
  • Pros:
    HDR standards support
  • Pros:
    CalMAN AutoCAL and 3D LUT
  • Pros:
    A couple of good factory image modes
  • Pros:
    LG WebOS
  • Con:
    Glossy finish means reflections
  • Con:
    Sound ok but not class leading
  • Con:
    Not the best for motion processing

The TV is impressive. The viewing experience is great and the navigation easy and clear, especially using the magic remote. You might need to spend sometime fine-tuning some details for the best picture. I would suggest using Expert Bright Room and Expert Dark Room. If you need to stick to one profile only, maybe use the Technicolor Expert one.

Of course it goes without saying that to maximise the panel performance you need to calibrate this TV. This leads me to my next point, which is that in very difficult dark situations, you might notice some black level crushing, mostly on HDR, especially Dolby Vision content, which looks to be mostly in need of calibration. I believe this can be easily addressed by a professional calibration and of course varies between TV sets. This is probably due to the TV not properly following the EOTF curve.

But this is a bit nit-picky. You will not regret the C8. LG uses the same panels and chipsets on models C, E and W so you're not missing on anything by getting the C. The only thing that changes is the design, which in the C8's case is not something to point out but it is unobtrusive and inoffensive.

You can ask more from the sound performance, like Sony's acoustic surface technology but you can't fault it. It's important that it comes towards the listener. The speakers may be down-firing but the base is sculpted to direct the sound towards you.

Overall, I think you will struggle to find a better TV. You might prefer other sets due to different strengths and weaknesses, but make no mistake. The C8 is definitely up there with the best of them.

Konstantinos Tomais | 2 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Very good buy for the price.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Video quality even from close distance
  • Pros:
    Dolby sound is very good
  • Pros:
    Good price
  • Pros:
    Easy setup and configuration
  • Con:
    Very thin screen, need to be extra careful while lifting

Its an awesome television. I hope the lifetime is long enough with the same quality.

Pratap reddy ambati | 22 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Coolblue once again has shown its professionalism and compe.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Perfect black
  • Pros:
    Perfect brightness even during daylight
  • Con:
    None

I totally recommend this beautiful Oled tv. LG is always many steps forward on this magnificent technology they have invented. From my point of view...LCD (led, QLED, etc.) are anachronistic!!!

Andrea | 30 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

t has really high quality of image. It has an stylish design

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    Design
  • Con:
    Sound quality

It has really high quality of image. It has an stylish design. I think it is worthwhile to buy.

Erdem Gokce | 2 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

One of the best purchases I've ever made

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    beautiful picture
  • Pros:
    easy to use
  • Pros:
    different modes
  • Pros:
    quality x price completely worth it
  • Con:
    make you watch it for long time

I am really happy about the LG OLED C8 TV and I really recommend it.

Ahmed Gamal | 24 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Delivery service is great. The product is excellent

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    WebOS
  • Pros:
    4K, HDR and Dolby Vision
  • Con:
    The sound could be better

The product arrived in less than 12 hours. Excellent delivery service.

Felipe Tavares | 18 August 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Recommend it

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Image quality
  • Pros:
    Black color
  • Pros:
    Great for gaming
  • Pros:
    Manufacturing quality
  • Con:
    A bit expensive
  • Con:
    Very thin design makes it look fragile

Fantastic colors and image, decent sound quality. Overall it's really good for gaming and watching movies in 4k@60hz, but beware that you will need a special high speed HDMI cable for it.

I also got mine with a sequence of dead pixels on matrix near the top border (which could be on any TV to be honest), but was able to exchange it to a new one without any problems. So make sure you've carefully checked everything.

Artem | 9 September 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

Best 55 inch OLED at this price point

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Great picture
  • Pros:
    Very nice design
  • Pros:
    Easy to install
  • Pros:
    Good sound
  • Con:
    No real cons

A very easy to install tv with a great picture and design

Anthony Assaker | 1 July 2019 | In the size: 55 inches (140cm)

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Specifications

Product

Product number
809573
Manufacturer code
OLED55C8PLA
Brand
LG
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
On-site service

Screen

Image quality
Excellent
Screen type
OLED
Screen size
55 inches
Viewing distance
2,5 - 3 m
Quality viewing angle
Excellent
Sharpness
4K (UHD), UHD premium
Pixel structure
WRGB
Image quality according to customers
Excellent
Refresh rate
100 Hz
Local dimming
Yes
Type local dimming
Self-emitting
Color depth
1 billion colors (10 bit)
HDR support
Yes
Type of HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Input lag
21 ms
Ambilight
No
Processor cores
Quad-Core (4)

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