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LG SM99 8K NanoCell TV (2019)

Neo score 85%Ext score 65%

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Product Overview

LG SM99 is a high-end 8K IPS TV in LG's 2019 NanoCell lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel and available in 75" size classes.
Some highlights of the LG SM99 include a high screen-to-body ratio up to 94.56% and high brightness. Additionally, it supports full-array LED local-dimming. With mini-LEDs, full-array LED dimming helps the panel achieve higher contrast and dynamic range. It supports HDR formats including Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR 10 Pro, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Advanced HDR by Technicolor, and HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping. It performs well in terms of contrast.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • 8K UHD resolution
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR 10 Pro, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Advanced HDR by Technicolor, and HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
  • High 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    Ext 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent contrast performance for an LCD
    • Excellent upconversion for an 8K TV
    • Outstanding motion handling
    • Great color gamut
    • Impressive 8K picture quality
    • Decent peak brightness
    Cons
    • Low contrast ratio
    • No native 8K content
    • No HDR10 support
    • Mediocre black uniformity
    • No localised backlighting
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    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    3x HDMI 2.1, 1x HDMI 2.1 (eARC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x Satellite In (Sub; F-type female), 3x USB 2.0, 1x Antenna (RF), 1x Ethernet RJ45, 1x CI+ 1.4
    Wireless Connectivity
    WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    Drivers | Subwoofer
    1 x 20
    Speakers
    2x 10W
    VESA Mount
    600 x 400 mm

    Dimensions

    Bezels
    Size | Depth
    Size | Height
    Size | Width
    Weight

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    1000 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1400:1 (static)
    Display Backlight
    Direct LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    Display Type
    IPS
    Gamut
    88% DCI-P3
    Pixel Density
    Pixel Pitch
    0.215 mm
    Refresh Rate
    100 Hz
    Resolution
    8K UHD (7680x4320)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR 10 Pro, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Advanced HDR by Technicolor, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
    Operating Humidity
    0 % ~ 80 %
    Operating System
    webOS 4.5
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Processor
    4 cores
    Tuner
    Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-S
    Video
    Voice command, Nano Cell Color Pro, True Color Accuracy, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), AI Brightness, Motion Pro, LG Voice Search, Nano Cell Display, Multi-view, Auto Calibration, Hexa Step NR, Cinema HDR, Google Assistant, LG ThinQ AI, Image Processor - α9 Gen...

    Performance

    Energy Efficiency
    B
    Power Consumption

    Production

    Accessory
    Magic remote control - AN-MR19
    Debut
    2019
    Model Name

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    pcmag[1]

    Sentiment Score 86%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
    The LG 75SM9970 is an impressive LCD TV and one of the first 8K models you can buy. It has very strong contrast performance for an LCD, wide colors, and a strong upconversion system. It doesn't have the panache of the LG Signature Series OLED88Z9, which boasts some of the most impressive color range and accuracy.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent contrast performance for an LCD
    • Excellent upconversion for an 8K TV
    Cons
    • No native 8K content
    • No HDR10 support

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score 52%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
    The LG 75SM9970PUA is a good TV for most uses. Its large size and decent viewing angles are great for medium-sized rooms. It has low input lag for those who want to game on a giant screen, but there are some uniformity issues that can be distracting. It delivers a good picture quality, even for lower resolution content.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Large size and decent viewing angles
    • Outstanding motion handling
    • Decent peak brightness
    • Great color gamut
    Cons
    • Mediocre black uniformity
    • Low contrast ratio
    • No variable refresh rate

    techradar[3]

    Sentiment Score 57%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
    Nano Cell is just the re-branded name for LG's Super UHD TV series. Its 75-inch screen looks much more ‘straightforward’ than that of the stunningly slim OLED model. It also boasts HDMI 2.1 input support so that it can handle 8K signals up to 60Hz.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Impressive 8K picture quality
    • Nano Crystal technology
    Cons
    • No localised backlighting
    • No HDR10 support

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ LG 75SM9970PUA Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lg-75sm9970pua. 2019-09-21. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
    2. ^ LG SM9970 8k TV Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm9970-8k. 2020-02-03. Retrieved 2022-01-15.
    3. ^ Hands on: LG Nano Cell 8K LED TV (75SM99) review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lg-nano-cell-8k-led-tv-75sm99. 2019-01-10. Retrieved 2022-01-15.

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