THE LG renewed its line of 4K televisions with LCD panel in the Brazilian market. The models continue to be divided into two families: the ONE, more affordable, with sizes from 55 to 75 inches; and the SM, also called NanoCell, which offers a wide range of colors. Suggested prices start at R $ 3,199 and can reach R $ 29,999 for an 86-inch giant.
LG Ultra HD TVs have Smart Magic remote control
One of the novelties of the basic line of LG TVs in 2019 is that all models come with the Smart Magic remote control, one that serves as a mouse to navigate the webOS interface. In the 2018 UK series, the accessory was much more restricted: even the huge 86-inch UK6520 it came with a conventional remote control.
There are no major changes in image quality. LG continues to focus mainly on IPS panels, with a wider viewing angle, which can be interesting for those with larger living rooms; in contrast, the contrast and black level tend to be worse than on VA screens. Televisions arrive with HDR10, 60 Hz refresh rate and 20 watt speakers.
The request of Tecnoblog, LG released on Wednesday (31) the price list of TVs. In the UM series, there are five versions:
- UM7470 55-inch: R $ 3,199
- UM7650 55-inch: R $ 3,499
- UM7270 60-inch: R $ 3,499
- UM7370 70 inch: R $ 6,999
- UM7570 75-inch: R $ 7,999
The 60-inch UM7270 and 70-inch UM7370 models have VA panels, while the rest of the line is equipped with IPS. And, to show that size is not a document, these aforementioned models have only three HDMI ports, while the others, even the 55-inch UM7470, have four (!).
NanoCell TVs get better processors
The NanoCell line brings together the best LCD TVs from LG, one step behind OLEDs. The company explains that “this technology allows the reproduction of a full spectrum of colors resulting in more realistic images”, and that “the uniform nanocrystals of 1 nanometer are applied directly on the panel to generate even more vivid images”.
It’s the same trick as Samsung’s QLEDs, but LG argues that its technology is superior because it has smaller, more uniform crystals. “In addition, instead of being on a film, the NanoCells’ crystals are directly on the panel, absorbing any light interference and resulting in much more faithful colors and brightness,” says LG.
But even on NanoCell TVs, there are big differences between models. The SM8000 and SM8100 even come with nanocrystals, but come with lower image processors, 60 Hz refresh rates, 2.0-channel speakers, no Dolby Vision and no Dolby Atmos. This is not a huge technological leap over LG’s 2019 Ultra HD TVs, therefore.
It starts to get interesting in the SM8600 line, with 120 Hz, speakers in 2.2 channels with Dolby Atmos and second generation Alpha 7 image processor, an evolution of the chip that came with the LG OLED B8, which we tested recently. It uses machine learning to improve the noise and sharpness of images.
But only the SM9000 brings the complete dimming location (FALD) to achieve deeper black levels without harming the contrast – in the other models, the lighting control is not so precise, which leaves people without seeing anything in that episode of game of Thrones. On the other hand, prices are much higher: at the same size of 55 inches, the SM9000 costs almost 70% more expensive than the SM8100.
These are the prices of NanoCell TVs of 2019:
- SM8000 49-inch: R $ 3,199
- SM8100 55-inch: R $ 3,899
- SM8600 55-inch: R $ 4,299
- SM9000 55-inch: R $ 6,499
- SM8100 65 inch: R $ 6,999
- SM8600 65 inch: R $ 8,499
- SM9000 65 inch: R $ 10,999
- SM9000 86-inch: R $ 29,999
LG’s 2019 TVs have already begun to be distributed to major retailers.
We have a 55-inch LG UM7650 and the full review comes out in the coming weeks. What do you want to know about her?