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LG SM98 4K NanoCell TV (2019)

Neo score 85%Ext score 89%

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Product Overview

LG SM98 is a high-end 4K IPS TV in LG's 2019 NanoCell lineup available in select markets. It is powered by a 10-bit IPS panel and available in 55" and 65" size classes.
Some highlights of the LG SM98 include a high screen-to-body ratio up to 94.90% 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 Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma). It covers 95% 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**

Neo score 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Full-Array LED local dimming
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • Rich color reproduction
  • High 1500:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Bright display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    Ext 89% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos
    • Best-in-class upscaling
    • AI Sound and Magic Remote
    Cons
    • No Dolby Vision
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    Specifications

    5565

    Connectivity

    Ports4x HDMI 2.1 (eARC; 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
    Wireless ConnectivityWiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0 + WiFi Direct + DLNA

    Construction

    CameraNo
    ColorsBlack, Silver
    Drivers | Subwoofer2 x 10
    Speakers2x 10W
    VESA Mount300 x 300 mm

    Dimensions

    Bezels94.61% screen-to-body ratio94.9% screen-to-body ratio
    Size | Depth2.46 in / 62.5 mm w/o stand, 12.4 in / 315 mm w/ stand2.46 in / 62.5 mm w/o stand, 12.4 in / 315 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height27.87 in / 708 mm w/o stand, 30.67 in / 779 mm w/ stand32.8 in / 833 mm w/o stand, 31.73 in / 806 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width48.39 in / 1229 mm57.17 in / 1452 mm
    Weight17.8 kg / 39 lbs w/o stand , 19.6 kg / 43 lbs w/ stand27 kg / 59 lbs w/o stand , 28.8 kg / 63 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio16:9
    Brightness550 nits / 1200 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio1500:1 (static)
    Display BacklightDirect LED (Full-Array Local Dimming)
    Display Color Depth10 bits, 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal55" (54.65 in / 1388 mm)65" (64.53 in / 1639 mm)
    Display TypeIPS
    Gamut95% DCI-P3, 73% Rec.2020
    Input Lag15 ms
    Pixel Density81 ppi68 ppi
    Pixel Pitch0.315 mm0.372 mm
    Refresh Rate120 Hz
    Resolution4K (3840x2160)
    Response Time5 ms (min) / 12 ms (avg)
    Viewing Angle178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDRDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
    LicensesENERGY STAR, RoHS, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating SystemwebOS 4.5
    Operating Temperature0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Processor4 cores
    TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM), DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-S
    VideoTrue Color Accuracy, 4K Upscaler, Object Depth Enhancer, Nano Cell Display, ULTRA Luminance Pro, PVR, Advanced Color Enhancer, Image Processor - α7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor, Clear Voice III, Google Assistant, Nano Cell Color Pro, LG ThinQ AI, SIMPLI...

    Performance

    Energy EfficiencyA
    Memory | Capacity3 GB
    Power Consumption114 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)147 W (average) / 0.5 W (sleep)

    Production

    Accessory3.5 mm composite adapter, Magic remote control - AN-MR19
    Debut2019
    Model Name55SM9800PLA65SM9800PLA

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    External Reviews

    techradar[1]

    Sentiment Score 89%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
    The NanoCell 9 Series SM9500 is one of the best-sounding TVs we've ever heard thanks to AI Sound, One Touch Sound Tuning and its built-in 40w speakers. It has a wonderful picture quality that's leaps and bounds more accurate than the first Super UHD TV we saw at CES 2016. Its audio quality rivals low-end soundbars, but you'll still want a separate sound system for Dolby Atmos.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Best-in-class upscaling
    • Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and Dolby Atmos
    • AI Sound and Magic Remote
    Cons
    • No Dolby Vision

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ LG NanoCell 9 Series (65SM9500, 65SM9800, 65SM9450) review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lg-nanocell-9-series-65sm9500-65sm9800-65sm9450. 2019-05-22. Retrieved 2022-01-15.

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