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LG SM86 4K NanoCell TV (2019)

Neoscore 68%NEX score 41%

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Product Overview

LG SM86 is a mainstream 4K IPS TV in LG's 2019 NanoCell lineup. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel and available in 49", 55", and 65" size classes.
Some highlights of the LG SM86 include a high screen-to-body ratio up to 94.18% and very low brightness. Additionally, it supports HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). It covers 90% of DCI-P3 color space, which is excellent news for those who appreciate color accuracy. It performs well in terms of contrast.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • Rich color reproduction
  • High 1200:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons
  • Display panel quite dark

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 41% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent reflection handling
  • Great response time
  • Low input lag
  • Wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Poor black uniformity
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Doesn't get very bright
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Specifications

Variants:
49
49
55
55
65
65

Connectivity

49Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
49Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x RS232 (C), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
55Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
55Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x RS232 (C), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
65Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
65Ports
4x HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC), 1x Satellite In (Main; F-type female), 1x Optical Audio Out, 1x RS232 (C), 1x AV Composite In 3.5 mm jack, 3x USB 2.0, 1x Ethernet RJ45
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

Construction

Camera
No
Colors
Black
Drivers | Subwoofer
2 x 10
Speakers
2x 10W
49VESA Mount
200 x 200 mm
49VESA Mount
200 x 200 mm
55VESA Mount
300 x 300 mm
55VESA Mount
300 x 300 mm
65VESA Mount
300 x 300 mm
65VESA Mount
300 x 300 mm

Dimensions

49Bezels
92.31% screen-to-body ratio
49Bezels
92.41% screen-to-body ratio
55Bezels
93.32% screen-to-body ratio
55Bezels
93.29% screen-to-body ratio
65Bezels
94.18% screen-to-body ratio
65Bezels
94.14% screen-to-body ratio
49Size | Depth
2.5 in / 63.6 mm w/o stand, 10.36 in / 263.1 mm w/ stand
49Size | Depth
2.5 in / 63.5 mm w/o stand, 10.4 in / 264.2 mm w/ stand
55Size | Depth
2.5 in / 63.6 mm w/o stand, 10.36 in / 263.1 mm w/ stand
55Size | Depth
2.5 in / 63.5 mm w/o stand, 10.4 in / 264.2 mm w/ stand
65Size | Depth
2.52 in / 64 mm w/o stand, 12.74 in / 323.7 mm w/ stand
65Size | Depth
2.5 in / 63.5 mm w/o stand, 12.7 in / 322.6 mm w/ stand
49Size | Height
25.2 in / 640 mm w/o stand, 27.95 in / 710 mm w/ stand
49Size | Height
25.2 in / 640.1 mm w/o stand, 28 in / 711.2 mm w/ stand
55Size | Height
28.19 in / 716 mm w/o stand, 30.94 in / 786 mm w/ stand
55Size | Height
28.2 in / 716.3 mm w/o stand, 30.9 in / 784.9 mm w/ stand
65Size | Height
33.07 in / 840 mm w/o stand, 35.83 in / 910 mm w/ stand
65Size | Height
33.1 in / 840.7 mm w/o stand, 35.8 in / 909.3 mm w/ stand
49Size | Width
43.15 in / 1096 mm
49Size | Width
43.1 in / 1094.7 mm
55Size | Width
48.5 in / 1232 mm
55Size | Width
48.5 in / 1231.9 mm
65Size | Width
57.13 in / 1451 mm
65Size | Width
57.1 in / 1450.3 mm
49Weight
14 kg / 31 lbs w/o stand , 15.5 kg / 34 lbs w/ stand
49Weight
14 kg / 31 lbs w/o stand , 15.5 kg / 34 lbs w/ stand
55Weight
17.2 kg / 38 lbs w/o stand , 18.7 kg / 41 lbs w/ stand
55Weight
17.2 kg / 38 lbs w/o stand , 18.7 kg / 41 lbs w/ stand
65Weight
24.1 kg / 53 lbs w/o stand , 25.8 kg / 57 lbs w/ stand
65Weight
24.1 kg / 53 lbs w/o stand , 25.8 kg / 57 lbs w/ stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
16:9
Brightness
250 nits / 450 nits (peak)
Contrast Ratio
1200:1 (static)
Display Backlight
Edge LED
Display Color Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
49Display Diagonal
49" (48.46 in / 1231 mm)
49Display Diagonal
49" (48.46 in / 1231 mm)
55Display Diagonal
55" (54.65 in / 1388 mm)
55Display Diagonal
55" (54.65 in / 1388 mm)
65Display Diagonal
65" (64.53 in / 1639 mm)
65Display Diagonal
65" (64.53 in / 1639 mm)
Display Type
IPS
Gamut
90% DCI-P3, 70% Rec.2020
Input Lag
14 ms
49Pixel Density
91 ppi
49Pixel Density
91 ppi
55Pixel Density
81 ppi
55Pixel Density
81 ppi
65Pixel Density
68 ppi
65Pixel Density
68 ppi
49Pixel Pitch
0.279 mm
49Pixel Pitch
0.279 mm
55Pixel Pitch
0.315 mm
55Pixel Pitch
0.315 mm
65Pixel Pitch
0.372 mm
65Pixel Pitch
0.372 mm
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Resolution
4K (3840x2160)
Response Time
5 ms (min) / 12 ms (avg)
Viewing Angle
178° H / 178° V

Function

HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
Licenses
ENERGY STAR, RoHS, UL/cUL
Operating Humidity
10 % ~ 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-S, DVB-S2
49Video
SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Voice command, 4K Upscaler, Nano Cell Display, Nano Cell Color, True Color Accuracy, Object Depth Enhancer, Advanced Color Enhancer, Image Processor - α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor, Clear Voice III, Google Assistant, Nano Accuracy...
49Video
ULTRA Luminance Pro, 4K Upscaler, PVR, Object Depth Enhancer, Voice command, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Advanced Color Enhancer, Local Dimming, Google Assistant, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, Nano Cell Display, Nano Accuracy, True Color Accuracy, HDCP (High-...
55Video
SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Voice command, 4K Upscaler, Nano Cell Display, Nano Cell Color, True Color Accuracy, Object Depth Enhancer, Advanced Color Enhancer, Image Processor - α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor, Clear Voice III, Google Assistant, Nano Accuracy...
55Video
ULTRA Luminance Pro, 4K Upscaler, PVR, Object Depth Enhancer, Voice command, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Advanced Color Enhancer, Local Dimming, Google Assistant, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, Nano Cell Display, Nano Accuracy, True Color Accuracy, HDCP (High-...
65Video
SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Voice command, 4K Upscaler, Nano Cell Display, Nano Cell Color, True Color Accuracy, Object Depth Enhancer, Advanced Color Enhancer, Image Processor - α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor, Clear Voice III, Google Assistant, Nano Accuracy...
65Video
ULTRA Luminance Pro, 4K Upscaler, PVR, Object Depth Enhancer, Voice command, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Advanced Color Enhancer, Local Dimming, Google Assistant, HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro, Nano Cell Display, Nano Accuracy, True Color Accuracy, HDCP (High-...

Performance

49Energy Efficiency
A
55Energy Efficiency
A
65Energy Efficiency
A+
Memory | Capacity
2 GB
49Power Consumption
87 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)
49Power Consumption
0.5 W (sleep)
55Power Consumption
95 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)
55Power Consumption
115 W (average) / 50 W (eco) / 0.5 W (sleep)
65Power Consumption
118 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)
65Power Consumption
0.5 W (sleep)

Production

Accessory
3.5 mm composite adapter, Magic remote control - AN-MR19
Debut
2019
49Model Name
49SM8600PLA
49Model Name
49SM8600PUA
55Model Name
55SM8600PLA
55Model Name
55SM8600PUA
65Model Name
65SM8600PLA
65Model Name
65SM8600PUA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 41%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The LG SM8600 is a good choice for gaming, watching TV shows, or sports. It has a low input lag and a quick response time, resulting in minimal motion blur. It's also a great choice to use as a PC monitor since it doesn't have any risk of permanent burn-in. It doesn't get very bright, but it has excellent reflection handling.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Low input lag
  • Excellent reflection handling
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Great response time
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Poor black uniformity
  • Doesn't get very bright

User Reviews

References

1. ^ LG SM8600 TV Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/sm8600. 2020-05-28. Retrieved 2022-01-15.

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