LG 75SM9970PUA Review and Specs
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LG 75SM9970PUA (Canadian version)

SCORE:
92

Highlights

  • 8K UHD (7680 x 4320) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ9 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 Technicolorยฎ. Its powerful ฮฑ9 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 92 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
97
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
92

Pros and Cons

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

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 120 ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ ๐Ÿ‘
4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘
Powerful Picture Processor ๐Ÿ‘
Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘
AI Sound ๐Ÿ‘
WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth Audio Playback ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
Does Not Work with Alexa ๐Ÿ‘
Old HDMI 2.1 ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0) ๐Ÿ‘Ž

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 theyโ€™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
CountryCanada
Series 2SM99
Model75SM9970PUA
Release Year2019
Size75"
Smart TVโœ”
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
ColorNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage88%
Peak Brightness1000 nits
Contrast Ratio1400โˆถ1
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ”
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ” Cinema HDR
HDR Effectโœ”
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ–
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ” 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRโœ”
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture Processorฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Upscaling8K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 240
Frame Interpolation Frequency240 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ” Motion Pro
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ”
Depth Enhancementโœ” Object Depth Enhancer
AI Pictureโœ–
Auto Genre Selectionโœ–
Face Enhancingโœ–
Image Enhancingโœ–
Color Enhancerโœ” Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionHexa Step NR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ”
AI Brightnessโœ”
True Color Accuracyโœ” Pro
Ultra Luminanceโœ” 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 Atmosโœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ” DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Outputโœ”
AI Soundโœ”
Surround ModeDolby Surround / ULTRA Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA Readyโœ” Separate Dongle Purchase Required
Bluetooth Audio Playbackโœ”
LG Sound Syncโœ”
Smart Speaker Compatibleโœ”
LG Smart Speakerโœ”
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivityโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
LG TV Plus Appโœ”
Smart ThinQ Appโœ”
Chromecastโœ–
Google Homeโœ” Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistantโœ” Google Assistant
Works with Alexaโœ” 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ” eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ”
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remote1 (Mini Jack)
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
Teletextโœ–
Closed Captionsโœ” Subtitle
PVR Functionโœ”
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQยฎโœ”
Speech to Textโœ”
LG Voice Searchโœ”
Amazon Echo Compatibleโœ”
AI UXโœ”
AI Homeโœ”
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Editโœ”
Home Dashboardโœ”
Auto Device Detectionโœ”
Apple HomePodโœ”
Voice Recognitionโœ” Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)โœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Multi-viewโœ”
DIALโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Mobile TV Onโœ”
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Instant Game Responseโœ” ALLM
Screen Shareโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ–
DivXโœ”
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ”
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ–
VP8โœ–
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ–
VROโœ–
WebMโœ–
WMVโœ–
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ–
ALACโœ–
APEโœ–
aptXโœ”
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ”
LPCMโœ”
M4Aโœ–
MIDIโœ–
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ”
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ–
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ–
GIFโœ–
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ”
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ–
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 1
SAT Tunerโœ–
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)โœ–
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 Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
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 remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”
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 โœ” โœ–
HGIG Compatibility โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor ฮฑ9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K ฮฑ9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES LG 75NANO99UNA LG 75SM9970PUA
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ– โœ”
DTS Digital Surround โœ– โœ” 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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