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LG OLED55B8SLC
OLED55B8PLA OLED55B8PUA OLED55B8SLCAVS

3 in TVs
LG OLED55B8SLC
98
Reviews
1,005 Reviews + 15 Awards
93
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
70
Value for Money
Good
85
Age
1 Year Old
78
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and multi award winning 4K 55" television, with a best buy award from one expert review website and 8 further awards from other expert sites and low running costs. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, features voice control and has a game mode. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has excellent picture quality and sound quality, and it's really well designed.
Features We Love:
LG ThinQ AI
LG Perfect Colour
LG Perfect Black
Infinite contrast
Tru color accuracy
4K
Techradar Great Value homecinemachoice.com Recommended avforums.com Best Buy Expert Reviews Recommended
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We checked 22 other countries for prices for the LG OLED55B8SLC and we found a cheaper price of $999.00 (£750.62) in the United States. That's a saving of £129.37.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from £1,010.86 to £879.99 in the last 57 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the LG OLED55B8SLC number 2 in OLED TVs, number 3 across all TVs and number 3 in 55 inch TVs.

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89
Kagoo Score
98
Reviews
94
Features
92
Popularity
70
Value for Money
86
Age
78
Running Costs

89

89
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 89?

our review analysis indicates that it has fantastic expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this television to others. This TV has received nine awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus four other sites and a "Great Value" from Techradar.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available.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 efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £150 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:
4K
Large display diagonal
Features OLED / QLED technology
Thinner than average
Perfect colour on perfect black
A brilliant brain, 7, an intelligent processor
4K cinema HDR, delivering the filmmaker's vision
Dolby atmos cinematic sound at home

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 OLED55B8SLC with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for watching films, ranking number 9 in TVs for films. It is also very good for playing games, ranking number 23 in TVs for gaming.
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Average Review Score

4.8 stars (1,005 reviews)

85%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
858 Reviews
4 Stars
92 Reviews
3 Stars
13 Reviews
2 Stars
8 Reviews
1 Star
17 Reviews
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8 Recommended Awards

The LG OLED55B8SLC has received eight Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Expert Reviews, homecinemachoice.com and prohardver.hu.
Recommended from Expert Reviews Recommended from homecinemachoice.com Recommended from prohardver.hu Recommended from rtvmaniak.pl Recommended from whatnext.pl Recommended from datormagazin.se Recommended from M3.idg.se Recommended from gagadget.com

2 Especially Recommended 6 Star Awards

This TV has received an Especially Recommended 6 Star Award from expert review sites lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no.
Especially Recommended 6 Star from lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 6 Star from Lydogbilde.no

5 Further Awards

It's received five Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Techradar, avforums.com and benchmark.pl.
Great Value from Techradar Best Buy from avforums.com Great Product from benchmark.pl Especially Recommended from ljudochbild.se Test Winner from audiovision.de

What Are People Saying About the LG OLED55B8SLC?

Picture Quality
486
30
Sound Quality
185
13
Noise Level
0
3
Design
181
3
Smart Features
26
2
Ease of Use
130
1
Features
24
1
Price
88
22
Remote Control
30
3
Robustness
81
5
Connectivity
81
4
Watching Films
16
1
High Definition Quality
15
2
Size and Weight
23
4
Gaming
8
1
Watching Sport
7
0
Stand
2
0
Wall Mounting
2
0
Environmental Considerations
3
1
Support
2
1
8 Out of 10 People Thought This TV Had a Good Price
  • ... price, the B8 is a superb choice and offers what we consider to be the best value of all 2018 OLED TVs we've looked at so far. Yes it underperforms the ...
    4k.com 24 Jul 2018
  • ... were pixelating.Not the most expensive tv on the market but fantastic value for the quality...
    Tomsnan - Ao.com 1 Nov 2018
  • ... all stuff like BBC and ITV players, Netflix, PLEX, NowTV etc... Excellent value for money. Hide...
    Anonymous - Johnlewis.com 12 Mar 2019
  • GREAT TV FOR AN EVEN BETTER PRICE!!!!! Top of the line!
    Sgbklynsg - Bestbuy.com 22 Mar 2019
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Reliable

    More than 30 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was really well-built and several people thought that it was also really well made and strong and durable.

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    Very Well-Built
    35 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... movie. You won't be able to go back to a non OLED display. Build quality is top notch as well. There are almost no bezels and the display is very thin. ...
    Jame - Bestbuy.com 18 Feb 2019
  • Demonic scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Demonic - Johnlewis.com 11 Apr 2019
  • Zeno9320 scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    Zeno9320 - Johnlewis.com 29 Mar 2019
  • HAPPYVIEWER28 scored Build Quality 100 out of 100
    HAPPYVIEWER28 - Johnlewis.com 29 Mar 2019
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    Very Well Made
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Really Strong and Durable
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought the LG OLED55B8PUA Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was really thin and was a very good size.

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    Very Thin
    12 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... and sound. Stylish and basically does what it says on the tin with no wide surround border just very thin glass corner to corner. I would definitely recommend ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Aug 2018
  • ... does not disappoint in any way. The picture is superb, the sound is excellent for a super thin TV and its easy to navigate even for a non-tech person like ...
    DazMunns - Argos.co.uk 3 Jun 2019
  • Super slim tv and picture is fantastic! Crisp & clear. We've installed Sky Q to get the best out of the tv but playing it through a normal roof aerial ...
    Tomsnan - Ao.com 1 Nov 2018
  • Fantastic picture. Deep blacks (as black as the very thin bezel. Lots of picture options. Supports 1080p 120hz on pc and a great 4k picture. Gaming mode ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Oct 2018
  • View All Reviews About Thinner
    A Superb Size
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Over 100 People Thought it Had a Good Design

    Over 60 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was very well designed and good-looking. Three people also thought that it was smooth.

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    Really Well Designed
    76 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... as said above the overall design is better single sheet of glass bonded to a sheet of steel for strength so no large back only half of a normal one this TV fits a 300 200 vesa bracket...
    Bovine66 - Argos.co.uk 30 Jan 2019
  • Good design , easy to use ,a Sharp picture ,i was looking for about 5weeks for a new tv, kept going back to this one and decided to get it and iam NOT ...
    Terry - Ao.com 20 Jan 2019
  • Great picture quality. Great design. User manual has limited detail.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
  • ... bargain...Great price for an OLED TV. Typically good OLED picture quality. Beautiful design. Picture quality falls short of step-up LG 2018 OLED models. ...
    Trusted Reviews 30 Oct 2018
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    Very Good-Looking
    68 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Smooth
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the LG OLED55B8PUA Was Easy to Use

    Over 50 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was really easy to use and over 30 people thought that it was also very easy to setup. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it had a good interface and had superb controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    59 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... quality is pin sharp, the sound is excellent (I have no soundbar) and it's easy to use. Hide...
    KitKat179 - Johnlewis.com 11 Dec 2018
  • ... is very thin to mount on the wall. Picture is crystal clear and technology easy to use...
    Travelrn - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2018
  • Absolutely fantastic, picture quality exceptional, easy to use. Also bought a LG sound bar which just took the sound to another level...
    Leigh - Ao.com 9 Dec 2018
  • The TV is excellent quality, the picture is crisp and it's very easy to use.. sound is actually pretty good too!
    Joe - Ao.com 9 Dec 2018
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    Very Easy to Setup
    31 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Interface
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has Outstanding Controls
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 20 People Thought the LG OLED55B8PUA Has Useful Technical Features

    More than 20 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA had good features.

  • ... factor that has made OLED such a hit with AV fans. That, together with a strong feature count, sh...Great price for OLED. Good picture quality. Gorgeous ...
    Techradar 4 Nov 2018
  • Brilliant product with superb features, I hope it is as durable as it's quality...
    Nisar72 - Johnlewis.com 22 Jan 2019
  • Excellent OLED TV! Beautiful picture, outstanding features...
    Goose - Bestbuy.com 16 Mar 2019
  • ... initial on screen set up I've seen. Love the feature that shows which HDMI connected device has just been powered up...
    NIXL - Johnlewis.com 11 Dec 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    More than 50 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was excellent in terms of connectivity and two people thought that it also had wifi capacity.

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    Superb in Terms of Connectivity
    53 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... that, the picture is amazing!It's OS is amazing and very fast. Connectivity is brilliant and the controller is a revelation. Very Happy...
    TP - Argos.co.uk 29 Jan 2019
  • ... and contrast also good connectivity Good sound for such a thin tv Looks much better when is mounted on the wall Great customer service , special thanks ...
    Pit - Argos.co.uk 1 Apr 2019
  • TheFaithfulPenguin scored Connectivity 100 out of 100
    TheFaithfulPenguin - Argos.co.uk 28 Apr 2019
  • DazMunns scored Connectivity 100 out of 100
    DazMunns - Argos.co.uk 3 Jun 2019
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    Has Wifi Capacity
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Two People Thought This TV Had Good Technical Guidance

    Two people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA had good instructions.

  • ... found the "set-up" pretty uncomplicated, but I found a GREAT guide source (and product testing source) at www.rtings.com.My wife (we're 62 and 66 YOA) ...
    Mack - Bestbuy.com 4 Aug 2018
  • ... clear motion. Out the box is already great, but following an online calibration guide improved it further. Definitely recommend...
    Oli - Ao.com 7 Apr 2019
  • Two People Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind
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    Four People Thought it Was a Bit Noisy

    Three people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA was noisy.

  • ... system. Lacks a little brightness. Doesn't use latest processing. Dark scene video noise. Slightly soft HD upscaling.
    Techradar 4 Nov 2018
  • ... networks. LG customer service guided me through multiple attempts to rectify the issue using the “Clear Panel Noise” feature with no success. ...
    GeneZ - Bestbuy.com 29 Jan 2019
  • ... Unfortunately it only lasted 3 months. The burn-in was back even with regular use of the “Clear Panel Noise” as LG instructed. The second reason ...
    GeneZ - Bestbuy.com 29 Jan 2019
  • More Than 500 People Thought This TV Had a Good Image Quality

    More than 300 people thought that the LG OLED55B8PUA had excellent picture quality and more than 40 people thought that it also had excellent colour saturation. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that over 10 people thought that it had an outstanding contrast ratio and screen. Over 10 people also thought that it had a very good 4k picture, had superb High Dynamic Range (HDR) and really displayed blacks well. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it had a sharp image, was outstanding for playing games on and had good upscaling.

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    Has Brilliant Picture Quality
    395 people agree
    23 people disagree
  • ... This may well be all many... If you can afford it, LG's OLED55C8 is a significantly better picture performer. But the LG OLED55B8PLA still retains more ...
    Trusted Reviews 30 Oct 2018
  • ... expensive OLED TVs for 2018, the OLED55B8PLA still retains more than enough OLED picture quality DNA to look like a serious bargain. The OLED55B8PLA is ...
    Trusted Reviews 30 Oct 2018
  • ... installed Sky Q to get the best out of the tv but playing it through a normal roof aerial produced excellent picture but some freeview channels were pixelating.Not ...
    Tomsnan - Ao.com 1 Nov 2018
  • Great OLED TV! Outstanding picture quality. Love 4K HDR although available programming is limited. Paired with Sonos Beam to get great sound connected ...
    ATLgadgets - Bestbuy.com 1 Dec 2018
  • View All Reviews About Picture
    Has Very Good Colour Saturation
    44 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Very Good Contrast Ratio
    23 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Very Good Screen
    19 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Superb 4k Picture
    15 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has Superb High Dynamic Range (HDR)
    13 people agree
    3 people disagree