Full LED Slim Backlighting: The LG Infinia LE8500 series LED-LCD TV
features Full LED Slim Backlighting technology which lets you experience amazing
clarity, more vivid color, and deeper black levels. The LG Infinia television's
segments of LEDs are spread out across its entire LCD panel; each controlling
brightness, color, and contrast. The result is a picture with deeper blacks, a
wider color-gamut, and better contrast ratio.
9,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast: The LED-LCD TV delivers a
Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 9,00,000:1; which provides stunning colors and deep
black, so your picture's details don't get lost in the shadows.
XD Engine: The LG Infinia 55LE8500 utilizes LG's exclusive XD Engine video processing system for crisp
images and rich, vibrant colors.
THX Display: The TV's THX Certified Display lets you watch
movies that deliver the meticulous level of visual detail the director
envisioned in the studio. THX (Thomlinson Holman's Experiment) is an audio and
video certification standard established by George Lucas and Thomlinson. A THX
certified display guarantees screen quality that exceeds the display standard
specification in both hardware and software. The THX Certified Display program
adheres to the strictest engineering standards regarding color accuracy,
luminance, black levels, and more. To earn certification, Infinia passed
rigorous laboratory testing covering more than 400 data points. The result is
Infinia's THX Cinema and Right Room modes, which deliver an compromised
cinematic experience at home.
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and
Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive
and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
1080p Resolution: The LG 55LE8500 LED-LCD TV has a display
resolution of 1920 x 1080. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at
1920 x 1080 (1080p).
Video Inputs: The LG LED-LCD HDTV features HDMI, Component, and
Composite video inputs.
- HDMI (ver.1.3 w/ Deep Color): The four HDMI inputs (3
rear/1 side) can be used to connect a DVD player, Blu-ray player, HDTV or
Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. The HDMI 1-3 inputs can also be used
to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is
necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, a separate audio cable will
also be needed from the device to the "PC/DVI Audio In" 3.5mm stereo audio
jack. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI jack
will accept 1080p (60/24Hz),1080i, 720p, and 480p video signals; as well as
support Deep Color.
- Component Video: The three Component Video inputs
(2 rear/1 side)
will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals. The TV's
side-panel component video input consists of a 3.5mm jack and a 6"
mini-to-component video adapter. The side-panel component video output
shares the audio signal with the side-panel composite audio/video terminal.
The TV features a rear-panel and side-panel composite
video input which will accept a 480i video signal. The side-panel composite
audio/video terminal consists of an AV 3.5mm connector and a 6"
mini-to-composite video/stereo RCA adapter.
Note: The television's HDMI inputs do not accept 480i video
TrueMotion 240Hz: TrueMotion 240Hz provides
clear, smoother images, even during fast action scenes crating a more crisper
picture. TrueMotion 240Hz technology lets you see sports, video games,
and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur; letting the LED-LCD TV keep up
with your fast- moving entertainment.
Intelligent Sensor: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV's
Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting
and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. Unlike
other sensors which can only sense brightness of
ambient light, LG's "Intelligent Sensor" uses 4,096 sensing steps to
evaluate its surroundings. Using a sophisticated algorithm, the LG processes
picture quality elements including brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and
white balance. The result is a picture optimized for it's surroundings, more
pleasing to watch and which can also save up to 50% in power consumption.
Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): This feature lets you
choose the way an analog picture with a 4:3 aspect ratio is displayed on your
TV. You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog
broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input). You can select from:
- 4:3: Choose 4:3 when you want to view a picture
with an original 4:3 aspect ratio.
- 16:9: Adjust the picture horizontally, in a linear
proportion to fill the entire screen.
- Just Scan: Normally the edges of video signals are
cropped 1-2%. Just Scan turns off this cropping and shows the complete
- Zoom: Choose Zoom when you want to view the
picture without any alteration. However, the top and bottom portions of the
picture will be cropped.
- Cinema Zoom: Choose Cinema Zoom when you want to
enlarge the picture in correct proportion. This enlarges an image with
cinemascope aspect ratio (2.35:1) without distortion.
- Set By Program: Selects the proper picture
proportion to match the source's image (16:9 or 4:3).
(Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of
the original image. The LG 55LE8500 TV's Picture Wizard (Easy Picture
Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key
picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and
backlight levels. This features takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.
Picture Modes (Presets): There are factory presets for
picture settings available in the user menu. You can use these preset modes or
change each picture setting manually.
- Standard: This mode provides optimum viewing for general use.
- Vivid: Maximizes the effect of the video by strengthening the
contrast, brightness, color, and sharpness.
- Cinema: Optimizes video for watching videos.
- Sport: Emphasizes dynamic video and primary color for optimum
- Game: Provides fast response speed for fast gaming system.
- THX: Cinema (cinema quality mode to provide you the
experience of watching a movie at home); Bright Room (the specification to
optimize TV viewing in a Bright Room).
- User: This mode allows you to adjust the video quality settings
manually. You can adjust the following.
- Backlight: This function adjusts the
brightness of the backlight behind the LED-LCD screen. Adjusting the
back-light is recommended when setting the brightness of the TV. When
decreasing the backlight, the brightness of the black becomes darker
without any loss in video signal and the power consumption is reduced.
- Contrast: Increase or decrease the gradient of
the video signal. You may use Contrast when the bright part of the
picture is saturated.
- Brightness: Adjusts the base level of the
signal in the picture. You may use Brightness when the dark part of the
picture is saturated.
- Sharpness: Adjusts the level of crispness in
the edges between the light and dark areas of the picture. The lower the
level, the softer the image.
- Color: Adjusts intensity of all colors.
- Tint: Adjusts the balance between red and
- Color Temp: Set to warm to enhance hotter
colors such as red, or set to cool to enhance cooler colors such as
Picture Improvement Technology (Advanced Control):
Advanced Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG
- Dynamic Contrast: Adjusts the contrast to keep it at the best level
according to the brightness of the screen. The picture is improved
by making bright parts brighter and dark parts darker.
- Dynamic Color:
Adjusts screen colors so that they look livelier,
richer and clearer. This feature enhances hue, saturation and
luminance so that red, blue and green white look more vivid.
- Skin Color: It detects the skin area of video and adjusts it to
express an natural skin color.
- Noise Reduction: Reduces screen noise without compromising video
- Digital Noise Reduction: Removes noise caused by compressing
- Gamma: You can adjust the brightness of dark areas and middle
gray level areas of the picture.
- Black Level: Sets the black level of the screen to the proper
- Clear White: Makes the white area of screen brighter and more
- Eye Care: Adjusts the brightness of the screen to prevent the
screen fro being to bright. Dims extremely bright pictures.
- 24p Real Cinema: Makes video clips recorded in a film look more
natural by eliminating judder effect.
DVD and Blu-ray movies are filmed at 24 frames
per second (fps). With 24p Real Cinema, every frame is consistently
processed 5 times in 1/24 of a second producing 120 fps with TruMotion or 2 times in 1/24 of a second producing 48 fps without
TruMotion, thus totally eliminating the judder effect.
- Color Gamut: Maximizes the utilization of colors to increase color
- Edge Enhancer: Shows clearer and distinctive, yet natural edges
of the video.
- x.v.YCC: This feature produces richer colors from
x.v.YCC compatible sources.
- Color Filter: This function filters specific colors in the video.
You can use the RGB filter to set color saturation and hue accurately.
- Color Temperature: Adjust the overall color the screen by
changing the white baseline.
- Color Management System: A tool that allows you to make adjustments by
using test patterns; this does not affect other colors, but can
be used to selectively adjust the 6 color areas
ISFccc Mode: This TV contains the detailed calibrations
necessary for professional certification by the Imaging Science Foundation. The
resulting ISF "day" and "night" modes will then be accessible by the user to
experience the best this LG HDTV has to offer.
Sophisticated and detailed calibrations can be made
through the ISFccc mode.
Detailed calibration requires a licensed technician.
Please contact your local dealer to inquire about an
ISF certified technician.
Invisible Speakers: The LG Infinia 55LE8500 contains a unique invisible speaker
system, tuned by renowned audio expert, Mr. Mark Levinson. The TV's speakers are
embedded in strategic spots behind the front-cabinet and use minute vibrations
to turn the entire front bezel into the speaker system. The result is a clean,
polished look, and enhanced audio by increasing the "sweet-spot", giving a wider
and richer sound field.
Sound Modes: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound
without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, Music, Cinema,
Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality. There is also a User Mode
which allows you to adjust the television's Bass & Treble.
Clear Voice II: Clear Voice II
enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep
dialogue audible when background noise swells.
Infinite Sound: Infinite Sound is a patented LG proprietary sound processing technology that
delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound with just two front speakers.
Auto Volume: Auto Volume makes sure that the volume level remains
consistent whether you are watching a commercial or a regular TV program.
Because each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions,
volume adjustment may be needed every time the channel is changed. This feature
allows users to enjoy stable volume levels by making automatic adjustments for
Audio Outputs: The LG Infinia HDTV features a rear-panel optical digital
output and a side-panel headphone (3.5) output.
- Digital Audio Output: An optical digital output is
provided to allow you to connect the unit to a surround processor. The TV's
digital audio output terminal outputs a Dolby Digital or 2-channel
down-mixed PCM signal for use with an external Dolby Digital decoder or
other external audio system with an optical audio input.
- Headphone Output: The Headphone output can be used to connect a
set of headphones for private listening, or used to connect an analog
PC-Compatible: This unit has a rear-panel 15-pin D-Sub (RGB)
input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. This
input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This
jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When
using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for
your audio connection. Any HDMI input can also be used with a computer. The TV
can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use
the setup menu to adjust the screen's Position, Size, and Phase.
Note: The LG LED-LCD TV provides an optimal PC resolution of
1920 x 1080p (60Hz).
Dual USB 2.0 Ports: The television features two side-panel USB type-A ports for
playback of video, still image, and music files stored on a connected USB mass
storage class (MSC) device. This TV can playback still image files (JPEG), video files
(DivX/MPEG), and audio files (MP3/WMA/AAC).
Note: The recommend capacity is 1TB or less for a USB external
hard disc and 32GB or less for a USB memory. USB storage devices must be
formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system provided with the Windows operating
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: This TV can be connected to a local area network (LAN)
via its Ethernet (LAN) port. The LG Wireless LAN for Broadband/DLNA Adaptor
(689USBWIFI, sold separately) allows the TV to connect to a wireless LAN network.
Note: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is
required for connection to this TV. Use a standard LAN cable with this TV
(Cat5 or better with a RJ45 connector). The optional wireless network
adapter operates at 2.4 GHz radio frequencies, that are also used by other
DLNA Certified: This TV is a DLNA Certified digital
media product that can display and play JPEG photo content from
your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server. The Digital Living Network
Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics,
computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides
consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network
in the home.
Note: The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products
that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. This unit complies
with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5. When a PC running DLNA server
software or other DLNA compatible device is connected to this TV, some
setting changes of software or other devices may be required,
Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials: Nero MediaHome 4
Essentials is easy to use DLNA server software for Windows (CD-ROM software disc
included). If you are already using DLNA server software on your PC, Nero
MediaHome is not required. Nero MediaHome is not required for Windows 7 since it
has a built-in DLNA server.
Requirement PC System Before
Installing Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials
1.2 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Sempron 2200+ processor
Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) Windows Vista (no SP required),
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (SP 2 or higher), Windows
Server 2003, Windows Vista 64-bit edition (application runs in
Drive Space: 200 MB hard drive space
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Graphics Card: at least 32 MB video memory, minimum
resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, and 16-bit color settings
Internet: Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Software: DirectX 9.0c revision 30 (Aug. 2006) or higher
Network Environment: 100 Mb Ethernet, WLAN (IEE 802.11b/g/n)
Compatible Audio/Video/Photo File Formats: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV is compatible with the following
video, still-image, and audio formats via USB and from your PC via a network
Still Image Files
Supported Movie Files:
Video Formats: MPEG 1/2/4, H.264, DivX (VOD), Motion
Resolution: up to 1920 x 1080 (640 x 480 for
Frame Rate: up to 30 fps (1920 x 108) or 60fps
(1280 x 720)
Max Video Bit Rate: 20 Mbps
Audio Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps (MP2/3, WMA, AAC,
Dolby Digital, LPCM,)
|Supported Still Image Files:
- Still Image Formats: JPEG
- Baseline Resolution: 64 x 64 to 15360 x 8460
- Progressive Resolution: 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1440
|Supported Audio Files:
- Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
- Sampling Rate: MPEG1 Layer 3 (32/44.1/48kHz), MPEG2 Layer3
(16/22.05/24kHz), MPEG2.5 Layer3(8/11/025/12kHz)
NETCAST: NetCast Entertainment Access
brings select Internet services directly to the LG Infinia LED-LCD TV via the
television's wired (Ethernet) or wireless (optional) network connection. NETCAST allows you stream
and instantly access movies, TV shows and
video, or get up to the minute news, stock information, or weather updates
directly to the LG Infinia TV via the television's network
connection (no computer required). NETCAST delivers the following online content to
the LG TV.
- Yahoo: Yahoo! TV Widgets give you the best of the
Internet in perfect harmony with the simplicity and reliability of your TV.
TV Widgets deliver a Cinematic internet experience by converting your favorite web services for
viewing on the TV.
- Netflix: You can instantly watch movies (quite a
few new releases) & TV episodes from Netflix streamed over the internet to
your TV. To become a Netflix member visit:
- Vudu: In order to make rental/purchase
transactions on the Vudu service, a user must create an account on vudu.com.
That account is linked to a specific device, via a process called
"activation". It is possible to have multiple devices associated with a
single Vudu account.
- YouTube: YouTube is a video sharing website where
users can upload, view, and share video clips.
- Picasa: Picasa is a photo organizing or sharing
website where users can upload, view, and share photos.
- Flickr: Flickr provides a television-viewing
experience while watching slideshows of family and friends' photos.
Note: A minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps is
required. For the best playback condition, a connection speed of 4.0 Mbps is
required. NETCAST online content may change at anytime without notice
(please check LG.com for the latest NETCAST online content services).
Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest
software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's
Seamless Panel with Slim Profile: The display is a seamless,
edge-to-edge panel of glass over an ultra-slim bezel. The LG Infinia Plasma TV
only measures a mere 1.5" in depth.
On-Screen Simple Manual: You can easily and effectively
access the TV's information by viewing a simple on-screen manual on the TV.
During the Simple Manual operation, audio will be muted.
AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings.
It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It
includes Cinema, THX, Sports, and Game Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema," "Sports," or "Games"
to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Favorite Channels: Favorite Channels are a convenient
feature that lets you quickly select channels of your choice without waiting for
the TV to search through all the in-between channels. You can check which
channels are stored in the memory by displaying the favorite channel list.
Input Label List: The LG Infinia HDTV will only display inputs which are
connected to the television. You can select from preset names to label each
Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the
hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning
information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any
position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if
provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog
channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the
caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.
Games: The LG Infinia LCD-LED TV features preinstalled video
games for your whole family to enjoy. You can choose from Jump, Hole In One,
Whack A Mole, Sodoku, JigSaw, Cooking Burger, Balloon Hunter, Saving Crystal,
Invader, and Urgent Survival.
Picture/Sound Test: This function is a customer support
function that can execute picture and sound tests.
Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block
specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block).
The Parental Control Function (V-Chip) is used to block program viewing based on
the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow
all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the
program and the categories. It is also possible to block all program viewing for
a time period. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user
Key Lock: This feature can be used to prevent unauthorized
viewing by locking out the front panel controls, so that it can only be used
with the remote control.
ENERGY STAR Certified: The LG Infinia 55LE8500 exceeds ENERGY
STAR requirements by incorporating the Smart Energy Saving Feature, so you can
conserve energy and money. This feature reduces the TV's power
consumption by lowering the backlight level.
Timers: The LG Infinia LED-LCD TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.
- Auto On/Off: You can program the television to turn On and turn
Off at a certain time. You can set the On and Off timer to Daily, Mon-Fri,
Mon-Sat, Sat-Sun, or Once. You can also set the input, channel, and volume
level for the On Timer. If you do not press any button within 2 hours after
the TV turns on with the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert back to
- Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer turns the TV off at the
preset time (10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes).
Wireless External Equipment Connection: LG TVs with a
proprietary Wireless Control port support the LG Wireless Media Box (689WL100W,
sold separately). When you connect the wireless ready dongle (included with the
media box) to the TV, external devices can be connected to the LG Wireless Media
Box and video and audio will be sent to the TV wirelessly.
Control: The supplied IR remote control is designed to only operate the
LG LED-LCD television and SIMPLINK connected components.
The remote's buttons are backlit and will light up with a press of a button.
Simple Remote Control: The included simple IR remote control offers
easy operation of the LG LED-LCD television. It provides Power, Input, Volume,
and Channel controls. It does not offer advanced menu operation.
SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other
LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings,
from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote
- Direct Play:
After connecting AV
devices to the TV, you can directly control the devices and play media
without additional settings.
- Select AV Device:
Enables you to
select one of the AV devices connected to the TV.
Control playback of
connected Blu-ray and DVD players.
- Power Off All Devices:
When you power off
the TV, all connected devices are turned off.
- Switch Audio-Out:
Offers an easy way
to switch audio-out.
- Sync Power On:
When the equipment
with SIMPLINK function connected HDMI terminal starts to play, The TV will
automatically turn on.
Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over
Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices
with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully
RS-232C (Service): The RS-232C port on this TV is
used for service only.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand
unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The tabletop stand
allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. The television weighs 96.5
lbs with the stand.
Wall Mounting: The
pedestal stand can be removed to wall-mount the television with and optional
bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use
with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm
horizontal x 400mm vertical. The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws
(not supplied). The television weighs 78.9 lbs without the stand.
Note: The AC cord's straight plug measures 2.0625" from the