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LG 55SK8100PLA
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LG 55SK8100PLA
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Reviews
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
87
Age
16 Months Old
79
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A relatively new and award winning 4K 55" TV, with an Editor's Choice award from rtvmaniak.pl and an additional award from another expert site and a very good spec. It supports timeshift, Wi-Fi and screen mirroring and features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has good sound quality, picture quality and it's very easy to use.
Features We Love:
Large display diagonal (55")
Supports timeshift
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Miracast
Supports screen mirroring
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63.3mm
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£120
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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the LG 55SK8100PLA number 81 in 55 inch TVs, number 262 in 4K TVs and number 278 in Netflix recommended TVs.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
85
Features
73
Value for Money
88
Age
79
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

purchasers report that it has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%. This TV has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Rtvmaniak.pl and an industry award from Videotesty.pl.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.
It has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £120 over 5 years are pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
This LG TV has some great features:
Large display diagonal
Supports timeshift
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports Miracast
Vivid 4k viewing with deeper blacks
Precise nano-cell<br>colour performance
Vivid 4k viewing from any angle
A new brain, 7, enhanced picture processing

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 55SK8100PLA with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is good for playing games, ranking number 248 in TVs for gaming. It is also good for watching films, ranking number 257 in TVs for films as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 223 in TVs for sport.
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Average Review Score

4 stars (28 reviews)

43%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Editor's Choice Award

This TV has received an Editor's Choice Award from rtvmaniak.pl.
Editor's Choice from rtvmaniak.pl

3 Star Award

This TV has received a 3 Star Award from videotesty.pl.
3 Star from videotesty.pl

What Are People Saying About the LG 55SK8100PLA?

Sound Quality
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Design
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Price
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One Person Thought This TV Had a Good Price
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Some People Thought it Had a Good Design
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Some Customers Thought This TV Was Easy to Use

Three people thought that the LG 55SK8100PLA was very easy to use.

  • ... well. Sound is more than adequate as well. The real star is the OS. It's really easy to use. Can use the magic remote to control my Virgin box as well. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • ... The real star is the OS. It's really easy to use. Can use the magic remote to control my Virgin box as well. At times picture can be a bit dark. On a predominantly ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • John scored Ease of use 100 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • Two People Thought it Produced a Good Quality Picture

    Two people thought that the LG 55SK8100PLA had good picture quality.

  • The TV is easy to set up. Picture quality is great. HD content looks great, Even SD content looks better than I anticipated. Games on P 4 look really good ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • John scored Image quality 90 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • Some People Thought This TV Had Good Sound Quality

    Two people thought that the LG 55SK8100PLA had good sound quality.

  • ... than I anticipated. Games on P 4 look really good as well. Sound is more than adequate as well. The real star is the OS. It's really easy to use. Can use ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • John scored Sound quality 90 out of 100
    John - Currys.co.uk 22 Oct 2018
  • One Person Thought it Had a Superior High Def Picture
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    How Good Are LG TVs?

    85
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Large display diagonal
    Supports timeshift
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Supports Miracast
    Supports screen mirroring
    Features local dimming
    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Supports Bluetooth
    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
    Has a desktop stand included
    Supports noise reduction
    Has an ethernet port
    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Features extended PVR
    Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
    Has an equalizer
    4K
    ok thickness
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    Not 3D
    Very slow motion interpolation frequency
    Large Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the 55SK8100PLA of 55" is larger than 72% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Televisions have display diagonals of between 7" and 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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    4K

    The 55SK8100PLA has a maximum resolution of 4K. That's over four times the resolution of the most common HD type of full hd. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

    4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    Like most other TVs, the 55SK8100PLA does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of TVs do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    Not 3D

    Like most other TVs, the 55SK8100PLA is not 3D. 80% of TVs are not 3D.

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    The thickness of the 55SK8100PLA of 63.3mm is ok compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 49% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Timeshift
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    The 55SK8100PLA supports timeshift, unlike 81% of televisions which do not support timeshift.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The LG 55SK8100PLA supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of TVs.

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    Supports Miracast
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    The 55SK8100PLA supports Miracast, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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    Supports Screen Mirroring

    The LG 55SK8100PLA supports screen mirroring, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support screen mirroring.

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    Features Local Dimming
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    The LG 55SK8100PLA features local dimming, which is unusual. 78% of TVs do not feature local dimming.

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    Features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
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    The 55SK8100PLA features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI), unlike 81% of TVs which do not feature High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI).

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    Supports Bluetooth
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    The LG 55SK8100PLA supports Bluetooth, unlike 79% of televisions which do not support Bluetooth.

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    Supports Wi-Fi Direct
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    The 55SK8100PLA supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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    Has a Desktop Stand Included
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    The 55SK8100PLA has a desktop stand included. 55% of TVs do not have a desktop stand included.

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    Supports Noise Reduction
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    The LG 55SK8100PLA supports noise reduction, unlike 80% of TVs which do not support noise reduction.

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    Has an Ethernet Port
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    The 55SK8100PLA has an ethernet port. 65% of TVs also have an ethernet port.

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    Features Adaptive Dimming Backlight

    The 55SK8100PLA features Adaptive Dimming Backlight, unlike 98% of TVs which do not feature Adaptive Dimming Backlight.

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    Features Extended PVR

    The 55SK8100PLA features extended PVR. 85% of TVs do not feature extended PVR.

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    Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

    The 55SK8100PLA supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 93% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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    Has an Equalizer

    The 55SK8100PLA has an equalizer, which is unusual. 91% of TVs do not have an equalizer.

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    Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

    The 55SK8100PLA's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than 73% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 4,300Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 410Hz.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A TV with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the LG 55SK8100PLA, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This TV is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money

    LG 55SK8100PLA
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is in the most expensive 54% of TVs, it has excellent reviews, good features and is less than 18 months old. However at £629.00 it appears to be great value for money overall.

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    Value for Money of Similar TVs

    The chart below compares the value for money of the LG 55SK8100PLA (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Age

    LG 55SK8100PLA Release Date

    April 2018

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    When Are Most New LG Televisions Released?

    Most new LG televisions tend to be released between February and March.

    The biggest month last year for new LG TV releases was March, with 36 new LG TVs released that month. In 2017 most new LG TVs were released in February, with 44 new LG TVs released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new LG TVs, with 41 new LG TVs released that month.

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    How Fast Do LG TV Prices Drop After Release?

    Most TVs drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release, however LG TVs tend to depreciate faster.

    In the first 6 months after release, LG televisions drop in price by 24% on average.

    That means that on a typical LG television costing £848 you could save on average £201 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    LG 55SK8100PLA Running Costs

    This LG TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the 55SK8100PLA is £120 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 5,300+ TVs that we checked.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £117
    Electricity cost when on standby £3
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    0.55T
    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    2 Awards

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    LG 55SK8100PLA Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    Clear Motion Rate (CMR)
    LED Backlighting Type
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Motion Interpolation Technology
    Supported Video Mode
    Aspect Ratio
    Display Refresh Rate Supported
    Colour Depth
    Display Technology
    Screen Format Adjustments
    Display Diagonal (Metric)
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Audio
    Equalizer
    RMS Rated Power
    Built-in Speaker
    Audio Decoders
    Audio Decoding Technology
    Speaker
    Smart TV
    Internet TV
    Timeshift
    Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
    Screen Mirroring
    Network Streaming Services
    Smart TV
    Operating System Version
    Operating System Installed
    Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Version
    Other Features
    USB Port
    HDMI
    Sound Enhancement Technology
    Picture Enhancement
    Audio Power
    Processor Cores
    Audio Output
    Resolution
    Surround Modes
    Weight (Without Stand)
    Output Power
    Bezel Width
    Design
    On/off Switch
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Colour
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Annual Energy Consumption
    AC Input Voltage
    AC Input Frequency
    Energy Saving Mode
    Certificates
    Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
    Certification
    TV Tuner
    Auto Channel Search
    Tuner Type
    Digital Signal Format System
    Supported TV Bands
    Analog Signal Format System
    Tuner
    Performance
    DVD Player
    High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
    Local Dimming
    Extended PVR
    Noise Reduction
    Adaptive Dimming Backlight
    Video Formats Supported
    Audio Formats Supported
    Teletext Function
    Auto Depth Enhancer
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) 1000
    Smart Remote Support
    Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Ethernet Port
    Miracast
    Wi-Fi Direct
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Web Browser
    Bluetooth Version
    Management Features
    Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
    On/Off Timer
    Sleep Timer
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    Number of OSD Languages
    Programming Period
    My Channel Function
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Weight With Stand
    Depth (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Depth (Without Stand)
    Ports & Interfaces
    Common Interface (CI) Slot
    DVI Port
    Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
    Headphone Outputs
    Common Interface Plus (CI+)
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
    RF Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
    Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    Audio (L,R) Out
    Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Technical Details
    Dolby Technologies
    Smart TV Features
    Smart TV & Apps
    TV Tuner
    Built-in WiFi
    Packaging Data
    Package Weight
    Desktop Stand Included
    Package Height
    Handheld Remote Control
    Package Depth
    Package Width
    Package Type
    Batteries Included
    Battery Type
    Remote Control Type
    Manual
    Quick Installation Guide
    Interface Adapters Included

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    lg electronics 55sk8100pla, 55sk8100pla 55sk8100pla, lg electronics 2160p, bosch 55sk8100pla, menu 55sk8100pla, lg 55sk8100pla, 55sk8100plaa, lg 55quot, lg 17886

    Barcodes

     08806098144310,  08806098144365,  08806098144402,  08806098148561

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