No cherry-picked units sent by brands. It's a good choice if you want to use it in a well-lit room because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has impressive reflection handling. It also has a quick response time and low input lag for gaming. It has an IPS panel with fairly wide viewing angles, but it's not as good as most IPS panels because the image starts to look darker when viewing from an angle. It also has low native contrast, so blacks look gray, and the local dimming feature crushes any bright highlights, so it doesn't improve the picture quality.
It performs best for watching shows or sports because it has fairly wide viewing angles, impressive reflection handling, and good peak brightness. It's also good for gaming thanks to its HDMI 2. Sadly, it's just okay for watching movies, both in SDR and HDR, because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and the full-array local dimming feature fails to improve the picture quality.
It has an IPS panel with a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, so it's not good for viewing movies in dark rooms. It has a full-array local dimming feature, but it doesn't perform well and crushes any highlights. Luckily, the TV upscales lower-resolution content without issues and removes 24p judder from movies from any source. It has impressive reflection handling and gets bright enough to fight glare, so visibility shouldn't be an issue in most rooms.
It doesn't have any trouble upscaling p content, like from cable boxes. It has fairly wide viewing angles, but you may notice the image looks darker if you sit at an angle. Fast-moving content looks good thanks to its Hz panel and quick response time. It's a great choice for use in well-lit rooms because it gets bright enough to fight glare and has impressive reflection handling.
It has fairly wide viewing angles if you want to watch the big game with a few friends, but it's not suggested if you're going to watch it from wide angles. It has a quick response time for smooth motion, and the input lag is low. Sadly, it's not a good choice for dark room gaming because it has a low contrast ratio and the local dimming feature performs poorly, so blacks look closer to gray.
Its IPS panel has a low native contrast ratio, so blacks look gray, and the local dimming feature crushes highlights. The HDR brightness isn't anything special, so content doesn't pop how it should. Also, it doesn't technically display a wide color gamut needed for HDR content.
It has good gaming features like VRR support and a Hz refresh rate. It offers a responsive gaming experience due to its quick response time and low input lag. However, HDR content doesn't look good because it has a mediocre contrast ratio, poor local dimming, and low HDR brightness. It has fairly wide viewing angles, so the image remains somewhat accurate at the edges if you sit up close. It has low input lag, and it displays proper chroma , which is important for reading clear text when using it as a monitor.
Visibility shouldn't be an issue in most well-lit rooms because it has impressive reflection handling and good peak brightness. It has thin bezels and similar feet to the model, but they're slightly redesigned. The back panel is made of smooth metal and has a somewhat premium look. There's cable management through the feet and hooks on the TV, which helps keep your setup clean.
It's well-made throughout and feels solid. The back panel flexes in the middle and near the inputs, but it shouldn't be a problem for most people. The TV doesn't wobble at all, which is nice. Blacks look gray when viewed in the dark.
The local dimming feature doesn't improve the contrast much with our test pattern because it seems to turn all the dimming zones on. However, it improves the contrast in real content; we measured a full-white and a full-black screen and got a contrast of This number isn't representative of real content either but confirms that the local dimming can turn off the LED backlighting with a full-black screen.
It gets bright enough with real content to fight glare in most rooms. Brightness varies just a bit between our different test windows, and small highlights are dimmer than the rest due to frame dimming. It over-darkens scenes and causes bright highlights to lose details. There are uniformity issues throughout because there's blooming, which is distracting with subtitles.
Fast-moving objects don't transition between the dimming zones well, and it's obvious when a zone turns on and off. Overall, while the local dimming can help improve the contrast, it worsens the picture quality. The local dimming performs the same in the 'Game Optimizer' Picture Mode as outside of it. The color temperature is cooler in the 'Game' mode, so colors look a bit more vibrant, but the overall image looks the same.
The HDR brightness is decent. It gets brightest when small-to-medium-sized highlights stay on the screen for a short period, but they quickly lose their brightness the longer they stay on the screen. Once again, really small highlights are dimmer because of frame dimming. The EOTF doesn't follow the target perfectly as most bright scenes are over-brightened.
We couldn't achieve a brighter EOTF plot, but if you want the highest luminosity possible at the cost of image accuracy, then use the 'Vivid' Picture Mode with LED Local Dimming on 'Medium' and everything else at their default settings. The minor differences in measurement are due to variance between testing runs, and you won't see any difference with your eyes.
The edges of the screen are visibly darker all around, and there's dirty screen effect in the center, which could get distracting during sports. However, uniformity is improved in near-dark scenes. Keep in mind that uniformity can vary between units. The black uniformity is disappointing, but this can vary a bit between units. Without local dimming enabled, the entire screen looks purple due to the low contrast. Even with local dimming enabled, the uniformity is worse because there's intense blooming around the center cross.
The image quickly starts to look darker as you move off-center, and it looks inaccurate at wide viewing angles. It should be fine for watching stuff with a few people around, but probably not suggested for large viewing parties. It handles even intense light pretty well, and combined with its good peak brightness, glare shouldn't be an issue in most settings.
The out-of-the-box accuracy is terrible. We measured it with different equipment and kept getting the same results. White balance and colors are way off; yellow colors look more white than the actual color white. Gamma is awful, and all scenes are too bright, especially brighter scenes.
Color temperature is also on the cool side, giving the image a blue tint. We also tried measuring the accuracy in the 'Filmmaker Mode' Picture Mode and got slightly better, but similar, results. However, we don't suggest using this because it disables some settings: White Balance dE: 6. Accuracy after calibration is fantastic. Any remaining inaccuracies to the white balance and colors are nearly impossible to spot.
Gamma follows the target almost perfectly, and the color temperature is closer to our K target. This is a 4k TV that can't display an 8k signal. This doesn't affect the overall picture but may have an effect on the way text is displayed. Read about it here.
Due to the bad color accuracy, tone mapping is also off. This results in the image looking cooler than expected, but it still looks good overall. Due to the lack of wide color gamut, the color volume is just okay. It struggles to display dark colors because of its low contrast but does a better job with brighter colors.
The gradient handling is excellent. There's banding in the grays and greens, but it's not very noticeable. Setting Smooth Gradiation to 'Medium' or 'High' helps reduce any banding, but that comes at the cost of losing fine details. There are some very minor signs of image retention after displaying a high-contrast static image for 10 minutes. It's hard to notice, it disappears quickly, and this can also vary between units.
While some IPS panels like this have some temporary image retention, this doesn't seem to be permanent as the IPS panel in our long-term test appears to be immune. You may still notice some blur trail behind fast-moving objects, but motion still looks good overall. There's some minor overshoot in most transitions, but it's nothing to worry about. The flickering starts when the Panel Brightness is set to anything below its max, but the frequency is so high that you shouldn't notice it.
It works for both 60fps and fps content, but it can create some image duplication. Keep in mind that the BFI score is based on the frequency at which the TV can flicker and not the actual performance. See here for the settings that control the BFI feature.
There's a motion interpolation feature for lower frame rate content, known as the 'Soap Opera Effect'. It can interpolate 60fps up to fps, and it can interpolate 30fps up to 60fps, but it can't do it up to fps, which explains the blurriness of the top photo. With real content, the motion interpolation feature doesn't look that good. There are a few artifacts and motion blur with anything that's moving. It even stops interpolating altogether during busy scenes. See here for the settings that control the motion interpolation feature.
Despite the quick response time, lower frame rate content doesn't stutter that much. If it bothers you, you can try enabling the motion interpolation feature. For it to work, simply enable Cinema Screen. However, it doesn't affect anything with Hz content. Sadly, enabling the motion interpolation feature in 'Game' mode greatly increases the input lag, so it's not suggested for gaming. It displays proper chroma on any supported resolution, which is important for reading fine text when using it as a PC monitor.
For it to work, set the icon for the input you're using to 'PC' in the Home Dashboard. For it to work, simply enable Game Optimizer in the General Settings page. It has a well-balanced sound profile that makes dialogue sound good. In our testing, any frequency above 11KHz sounded awful, but most content won't reach this high pitch anyways. There's a decent amount of bass with a bit of thump, but it's still not as good as a dedicated subwoofer. The distortion performance is disappointing.
There isn't too much distortion at moderate listening levels, but it gets more noticeable when playing content at its max volume. However, this depends on the content, and not everyone may hear it. LG redesigned the webOS in , and you get a full home page with all your apps instead of the banner that was at the bottom on previous versions. It's easy-to-use, and the menu navigation feels fairly smooth. We didn't notice any bugs during testing. Like most modern TVs, there are ads on the home page.
They even have a dedicated 'ads page' where you can shop for all of their advertised products. LG's popular Magic Remote has been redesigned in It has the same functions as past Magic Remotes as you can use it with its traditional buttons or use the motion-controlled pointer, like a Wii remote.
Through the built-in microphone, you have access to both Google Assistant and Alexa, and you can ask it to change inputs and search for content, but you can't ask it to change settings. If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG NANO90 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review.
Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units. The unit we tested was manufactured in April and you can see the label here. It has gaming features most people should appreciate, like HDMI 2. However, it's not a good choice for dark room gaming, and there are better options available with improved contrast, like the Sony X90J.
The Sony has a VA panel with a much better contrast ratio and superior local dimming, so it's a better choice for dark room gaming. Even for HDR content, the Sony gets much brighter, so it makes highlights pop. The Samsung has a VA panel with a much better contrast ratio, and even though it doesn't have local dimming like the LG, it's still a better choice for use in dark rooms. The LG doesn't get as bright as the Samsung, but it has much better reflection handling. The LG has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, so it's a better choice for wide seating arrangements.
They each have IPS-like panels with wide viewing angles coming at the cost of low contrast. The Samsung is a better choice for use in well-lit rooms because it gets much brighter, but the LG has better reflection handling. The C1 has an OLED panel that results in a near-infinite contrast ratio for perfect blacks, and there's no blooming around bright objects. It also has wider viewing angles, which is great if you have a large seating area.
The NANO90 delivers better picture quality because it gets brighter, has much better reflection handling, and its full-array backlighting is better, although it's still poor. However, the NANO85 displays a wider color gamut, and it has much better out-of-the-box accuracy, so colors appear how they should. Even though the Samsung has a VA panel with a higher contrast ratio, it also has wider viewing angles than the LG, thanks to the 'Ultra Viewing Angle' technology.
Also, the Samsung has a quicker response time, but they each have the same gaming features with HDMI 2. The Hisense has significantly better contrast, a much better local dimming feature, and significantly better black uniformity, making it a better choice for dark-room viewing. The Hisense also has much better accuracy out-of-the-box, and it's brighter. On the other hand, the LG has better viewing angles, so it might be a better choice for a wide seating arrangement.
Finally, the QNED90 we bought has much better accuracy out of the box, but this can vary between units. The Sony has a VA panel with a much higher contrast ratio and significantly better local dimming, so it's a better choice for watching movies in dark rooms.
The Sony gets brighter, but the LG has much better reflection handling. Lastly, the LG has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, so the image remains accurate when viewing from the side. Also, the Samsung gets brighter, making it a better choice for use in well-lit rooms or for watching HDR content. They have similar gaming features like a Hz panel and VRR support, but the Samsung has better motion handling. The model improves in some areas, like the peak brightness, gradient handling, and build quality, and it also has a redesigned interface.
The model displays a wider color gamut for HDR content, but not by much. Overall, the picture quality between each is very similar, and it's unlikely you'll notice any differences. The Sony is better for dark room viewing because it has a higher native contrast and better local dimming, so blacks look deep and inky. It also gets significantly brighter and displays a wide color gamut, so the Sony is a better choice for watching HDR content.
It's also better for gaming because it has HDMI 2. The Samsung is better for watching HDR content because it displays a wider color gamut, and despite not having a local dimming feature, it has improved dark room performance. On the other hand, the LG is a better choice for watching shows or sports because it has much better reflection handling, and it has a much quicker response time for smoother motion.
Also, there's no blooming around bright objects. The NANO99 also has much better out-of-the-box accuracy, but this may vary between units. Get insider access. Best TVs. TV Recommendations. View all TV recommendations. All TV Reviews Samsung. C1 OLED. G2 OLED. NANO85 A1 OLED. G1 OLED. NANO90 NANO75 The backlight is the source of light of the LCD display panels.
The type of backlight determines the image quality and the color space of the display. HDR expands the contrast ratio peak luminance and minimal black levels and color palette to achieve more details across the whole image - from the darkest parts to the brightest ones, which results in more realistic and life-like image. Information about the maximum horizontal viewing angle, within which the image on the screen is of acceptable quality.
Information about the maximum vertical viewing angle, within which the image on the screen is of acceptable quality. Frame interpolation technologies differ according to the manufacturer and each has its own specific name. The frame interpolation value as provided by the manufacturer. This value must not be confused with the refresh rate of the screen. Some manufacturers name commercially the measurement unit of their own interpolation technologies as to denote the degree of interpolation.
Very often the measurement unit is an abbreviation of the frame interpolation technology in use. There are different energy efficiency classes and each sets its own requirements regarding the power consumption. There are many various interfaces under the VESA standard, which differ in the size of the brackets, the distances between the screw holes and their number. Information about whether the stand can be dismounted.
Usually, this is required for wall mounting. Most displays have the ability to be tilted forward and backward as to provide a more comfortable viewing position for the user. The software instructions are performed by the CPU cores. The higher number of cores allows for the parallel simultaneous processing of more instructions and achieving higher performance.
There are various processors equipped with 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and more cores. Similar to the CPU, the GPU may have more than one core, which serve for the parallel computing of various tasks and achieving better performance with various software applications.
The operating systems of the smart TV sets feature user interface technologies for navigation and other ways of interaction with the smart TV - installing applications, internet browsing, video calls, sharing content with other users, playing videos and music, etc.
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Information about additional software features, technologies, functions and services of the model. The operating temperature shows the safe temperature range from minimum to maximum , within which the display will function flawlessly.
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The storage humidity shows the lower and upper humidity limit, which ensures safe storage of the display. Storing it outside these limits might damage the display. Information about some of the main accessories included in the standard packaging of the current model. Display : Specifications Display Write a review. Brand Name of the company-manufacturer. LG Series Name of the series, which the model belongs to.
Nano92 Model Designation of the model. Direct LED Full-Array Local Dimming HDR HDR expands the contrast ratio peak luminance and minimal black levels and color palette to achieve more details across the whole image - from the darkest parts to the brightest ones, which results in more realistic and life-like image.
TruMotion Interpolation value The frame interpolation value as provided by the manufacturer. TM V Permissible voltage tolerance in a volt electric system. G Width Width without stand in different measurement units. Yes VESA interface There are many various interfaces under the VESA standard, which differ in the size of the brackets, the distances between the screw holes and their number.
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LAN Wi-Fi Magic Remote Control - MR Suggest an edit. View LG 42LBV. Samsung QE65Q77T. Samsung QE55Q77T. Size class Size class of the display as declared by the manufacturer. Diagonal Approximate diagonal size of the display. Width Approximate width of the display. Height Approximate height of the display.
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