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LG 49SM8050PLC review

£499.00 Typical price

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Key features
  • 49-inches
  • LCD
  • 4K Ultra-HD
Reviewed

Considering its price, you’d think the 49-inch 49SM8050PLC was an entry-level 4K set, but it has some high-end components, including a processor that used to power LG’s OLEDs. Its price could be low because (as is implied by the SM in its name) it’s a 2019 model although it was released in 2020. A 2020 model would have SN. Still its year of origin doesn’t matter if the picture and sound is up to scratch. Here’s our full review.

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