LG 65NANO979NA Review and Specs

LG 65NANO979NA (German version)

SCORE:
85

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Nano Cell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Disclosure: We earn money from the affiliate links to products associated with content in this article.

LG 65NANO979NA Overview

LG 65NANO979NA was introduced in 2020. It has a LCD screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give LG 65NANO979NA TV 85 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
80
VIDEO FEATURES
88
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
100
CONNECTIVITY
86
FORMAT SUPPORT
62
OVERALL
85

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 65NANO979NA.

The TV has strengths such as High Resolution, High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, VRR, HGIG Compatibility, Powerful Picture Processor, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Atmos, Clear Voice, WiSA Ready and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync and DTS Digital Surround.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
VRR 👍
HGIG Compatibility 👍
Powerful Picture Processor 👍
Filmmaker Mode 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
Clear Voice 👍
WiSA Ready 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
DTS Digital Surround 👎

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 65NANO979NA has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is 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 panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.


Nano Cell Technology

LG Nano Cell technology uses particles to absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. In addition, 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.


Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV 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.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 65NANO979NA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionGermany
SeriesNANO97
Model65NANO979NA
Release Year2020
Size65"
Bezel ColorBlack
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TechnologyLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameFull Array Dimming Pro
ColorNano Cell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR Cinema HDR
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K
Upscaling AI 8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro (60 Hz)
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement
AI Picture AI Picture Pro
Auto Genre Selection SDR/HDR/Dolby HDR
Face Enhancing AI Picture Pro - Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing Image Enhancing on SQM
Noise ReductionQuad Step Noise Reduction
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Type and ConfigurationDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Bluetooth Headset Support Bluetooth 4.2+
Simulated Surround Sound 4.0 Virtual Surround Up-Mix
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound AI Sound Pro
Surround ModeULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice IV
WiSA Ready
Bluetooth Audio Playback
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.3
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser Full Web Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
LG AI ThinQ®
Speech to Text
LG Voice Search
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: 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 ALLM
Screen Share
Time Shift
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
HEVC [email protected], 10bit
[email protected], 10bit
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1 [email protected], 10bit
[email protected], 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 [email protected], 10bit
[email protected], 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4
GENERAL
Energy Efficiency ClassB
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1454 x 840 x 68.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1454 x 900 x 287 mm
Stand Size1295 x 287 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1600 x 970 x 175 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand27kg
Weight With Stand28.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)35 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - MR20
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

ZKelectronics is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, etc) and any other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.