LG 75SM9970PUA Review and Specs

LG 75SM9970PUA (Canadian version)

SCORE:
82

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 75SM9970PUA Overview

LG 75SM9970PUA 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 75SM9970PUA TV 82 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
76
VIDEO FEATURES
86
AUDIO FEATURES
88
OTHER FEATURES
93
CONNECTIVITY
87
FORMAT SUPPORT
60
OVERALL
82

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 75SM9970PUA.

The TV has strengths such as High Resolution, High Refresh Rate, Wide Viewing Angle, Color Depth, Contrast Ratio, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR by Technicolor®, 4K HFR, 2K HFR, Dolby Atmos, DTS Digital Surround, Clear Voice, WiSA Ready and Bluetooth Audio Playback. And it has weaknesses sush as Low Number of Local Dimming Zones, no 3D Capability, no HDR10+, no IMAX Enhanced, no AMD Freesync™, no NVidia G-Sync, no VRR, no HGIG Compatibility, no Filmmaker Mode and no NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0).

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
WiSA Ready 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
Low Number of Local Dimming Zones 👎
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) 👎

Selected Features

IPS Panel

LG 75SM9970PUA 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 75SM9970PUA.

BASICS
BrandLG
Country VersionCanada
SeriesSM99
Model75SM9970PUA
Release Year2019
Size75"
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)74.5"
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
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 Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionHexa Step NR
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)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready Separate Dongle Purchase Required
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 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext
Closed Captions Subtitle
PVR Function
On-Screen Display Languages36
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)
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
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 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)214 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 Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Dimensions (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 remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible
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 75NANO99UNA LG 75SM9970PUA
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode

DOWNGRADES LG 75NANO99UNA LG 75SM9970PUA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the successor - model 75NANO99UNA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 75SM9970PUA vs LG 75NANO99UNA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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