LG 75SM9900PLA Review and Specs

LG 75SM9900PLA (German version)

SCORE:
76

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 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 75SM9900PLA Overview

LG 75SM9900PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD screen with 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1000 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 8K UHD (7680 x 4320).

We give LG 75SM9900PLA TV 76 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
68
VIDEO FEATURES
78
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
100
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
76

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 75SM9900PLA.

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

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 75SM9900PLA 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 75SM9900PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryGermany
Series 2SM99
Model75SM9900PLA
Release Year2019
Size75"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)74.5"
Resolution8K UHD (7680 x 4320)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
LCD TechnologyNanoCell
Panel TypeIPS
Backlight TypeLED
LED TypeSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameFull Array Dimming Pro
Number of Local Dimming Zones120
ColorNano Cell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage88%
Peak Brightness1000 nits
Contrast Ratio1400∶1
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes Cinema HDR
HDR EffectYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes Motion Pro
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
Depth EnhancementYes Object Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionHexa Step NR
Deep Learning AI PictureYes
AI BrightnessYes
True Color AccuracyYes Pro
Ultra LuminanceYes Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingHDR Dynamic Tone Mapping
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker TypeDown Firing
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W)
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundYes
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyYes
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleYes
LG Smart SpeakerYes
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile ConnectivityYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
LG TV Plus AppYes
Smart ThinQ AppYes
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsYes
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes 8 days
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextYes Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Closed CaptionsYes Subtitle
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleYes
AI UXYes
AI HomeYes
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent EditYes
Home DashboardYes
Auto Device DetectionYes
Apple HomePodYes
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRYes
Mobile TV OnYes
Wi-Fi TV OnYes
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYes
Instant Game ResponseYes ALLM
Screen ShareYes
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)Yes
HEVCYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVNo
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXYes
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACYes
LPCMYes
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioYes
WMAYes
WAVNo
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFNo
JPEGYes
JPSYes
MPOYes
PNGNo
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 2
SAT TunerYes
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 EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)272 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1677 mm x 966 mm x 69.9 mm/66" x 38" x 2.8"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1677 mm x 1037 mm x 384 mm/66" x 40.8" x 15.1"
Stand Size895 mm/35.2"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1839 mm x 1165 mm x 231 mm/72.4" x 45.9" x 9.1"
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand31.7 kg/69.9 lbs
Weight With Stand38.8 kg/85.5 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)52.9 kg/116.6 lbs
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes
WARRANTY
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor

Successor

The 2019 SM99 series has a successor - 2020 NANO99 series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG 75NANO999NA LG 75SM9900PLA
VRR Yes No
HGIG Compatibility Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode Yes No

DOWNGRADES LG 75NANO999NA LG 75SM9900PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® No Yes
DTS Digital Surround No Yes DTS-HD

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the successor - model 75NANO999NA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 75SM9900PLA vs LG 75NANO999NA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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