Pros

  • Full-array LED backlight
  • Full-array LED backlight
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • Handsome set with good image quality and audio
  • Handsome set with good image quality and audio

Cons

  • Pricey for its screen-size class
  • Pricey for its screen-size class
  • Very little printed documentation
  • Very little printed documentation

At A Glance

The LG Infinia LE8500 Series looks good and delivers a slew of customization options, plus great Internet content--but image quality isn't great, and this HDTV is expensive.

Manufacturer’s Description

There's television and then there's something better with LG's INFINIA LE8500. With one TV, you can experience a dazzling THX certified Full LED Slim picture on a beyond-beautiful display, the unlimited possibilities of NetCast, the freedom of Wireless 1080p and a host of other groundbreaking innovations from LG.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 4
HDMI Version HDMI 1.3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Headphone Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 55.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Backlight Technology Direct LED
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer LG Electronics
Manufacturer Part Number 55LE8500
UPC Code 719192176805
Brand Name LG
Product Name INFINIA 55LE8500 55" LED-LCD TV
Marketing Information

There's television and then there's something better with LG's INFINIA LE8500. With one TV, you can experience a dazzling THX certified Full LED Slim picture on a beyond-beautiful display, the unlimited possibilities of NetCast, the freedom of Wireless 1080p and a host of other groundbreaking innovations from LG.

Product Model 55LE8500
Product Type LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lg.com/us
Product Line INFINIA
Product Series LE8500
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • INFINIA 55LE8500 LED-LCD TV
  • Swivel Stand
  • Remote Control
Features Flashback, Child Lock, Closed Caption, Auto Program, Favorite Channel Selection, Sleep Timer, Auto-off, Channel Labeling
DLNA Certified Yes
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 31.6"
Width 51"
Depth 1.4"
Weight (Approximate) 1264.0 oz
VESA Mount Standard 400 x 400
Height with Stand 34.40"
Width with Stand 51"
Depth with Stand 12.30"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 96.60 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 9,000,000:1
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound, Dolby Digital
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 100 mW
Technical Information
Horizontal Viewing Angle 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle 178°
Response Time 1 ms
PC Streaming Yes
Internet Access Yes
Media Player Yes

Performance

Power Usage
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 4.7   watts