1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 65NANO979NA

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
95

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QNED Display
  • HDR10, HLG support
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen3 AI Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED80UQA to LG 65NANO979NA to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. The LG 55QNED80UQA has 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) and the LG 65NANO979NA has 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG 65NANO979NA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 65NANO979NA

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
100
CONNECTIVITY
94
FORMAT SUPPORT
86
OVERALL
95
 
 

Advantage of LG 55QNED80UQA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED80UQA over LG 65NANO979NA.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs LG 65NANO979NA
Color NanoCell Color Pro vs NanoCell Color Pro
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K vs α9 Gen3 AI Processor 8K
Clear Voice Clear Voice Pro vs Clear Voice IV
RS-232C Remote 1 (Mini Jack) vs
VP8 vs
EAC3 vs

Advantage of LG 65NANO979NA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 65NANO979NA over LG 55QNED80UQA.

LG 55QNED80UQA vs LG 65NANO979NA
Higher Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) vs 8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
LED Type Edge LED vs Slim Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Dolby Vision vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
HDCP Version 2.2 vs 2.3
More USB Inputs 2 vs 3
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 1 vs 3
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
Teletext vs Flof
More Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 vs 2

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Wide Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HLG
  4K HFR
  2K HFR
  VRR
  HGIG Compatibility
  α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
  Filmmaker Mode
  Dolby Atmos
  AI Sound
  WiSA Ready
  Bluetooth Audio Playback
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
  New HDMI 2.1
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No DTS Digital Surround

Selected Features

QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED80UQA

LG 55QNED80UQAuses QNED technology on its LCD display which is combination of QLED and Nano Cell technologies. Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. Besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content. In Addition, Nano Cell layer has particles which absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. They create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.

IPS Panels

Both TVs have in-plane switching (IPS) panels. Such panels are not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panels can provide better viewing angles and color accuracy compared to the VA panels.

Full-Array Local Dimming on LG 65NANO979NA

LG 65NANO979NA has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

HDR10

LG 55QNED80UQA and LG 65NANO979NA support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision on LG 65NANO979NA

LG 65NANO979NA also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 55QNED80UQA and here - LG 65NANO979NA.

BASICS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
BrandLGLG
SeriesQNED80NANO97
Model55QNED80UQA65NANO979NA
Size55"65"
CountryUSAGermany
Release Year20222020
Bezel ColorBlackBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
Display TypeQNEDNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSIPS
LED TypeEdge LEDSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameLocal DimmingFull Array Dimming Pro
ColorNanoCell Color ProNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDRActive HDRCinema HDR
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4Kα9 Gen3 AI Processor 8K
UpscalingAI 4K UpscalingAI 8K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240TruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro Motion Pro (60 Hz)
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AI Picture AI Picture Pro AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
Speaker Channels2.0 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown FiringDown Firing
Speaker Poer Rating20W40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Bluetooth Headset Support Bluetooth 4.2+
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround
AI Sound AI Sound Pro (Virtual 5.1.2 Up-mix) AI Sound Pro
Clear VoiceClear Voice ProClear Voice IV
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.05.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs23
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs13
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
CPU Cores44
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser Full Web Browser
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: offDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: offDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM/HGIG ALLM
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC 4K@120p, 10bit 8K@60p, 10bit
4K@120p, 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit 8K@60p, 10bit
4K@120p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit 8K@60p, 10bit
4K@120p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
Digital Tuner 1 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-MPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSCDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAMDVB-C
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm
48.5" x 28.2" x 1.7"
1454 x 840 x 68.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 257 mm
48.5" x 30.7" x 10.1"
1454 x 900 x 287 mm
Stand Size1058 x 257 mm / 41.7" x 10.1"1295 x 287 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1420 x 835 x 187 mm
55.9" x 32.9" x 7.36"
1600 x 970 x 175 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg / 35.9 lbs27kg
Weight With Stand16.7 kg / 36.8 lbs28.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)23 kg / 50.7 lbs35 kg
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED80UQA LG 65NANO979NA
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapMagic Remote Control - MR20
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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