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LG 86SM9000PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
93
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) NanoCell Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Overview

LG 86SM9000PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a NanoCell screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG 86SM9000PLA TV 93 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
98
CONNECTIVITY
95
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
93

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG 86SM9000PLA.

PROS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Slim Direct LED
👍   Full Array Local Dimming
👍   Wide Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
👍   4K HFR
👍   2K HFR
👍   α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   AI Sound
👍   WiSA Ready
👍   Bluetooth Audio Playback
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
👍   Works with Alexa
👍   New HDMI 2.1
CONS
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR

Selected Features

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.

IPS Panel

LG 86SM9000PLA 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.

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.

HDR10

LG 86SM9000PLA supports 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

This TV 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 maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG 86SM9000PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
SeriesSM90
Model86SM9000PLA
Size86"
CountryUK
Release Year2019
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeNanoCell
Actual Size (Diagonal)85.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeSlim Direct LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Dimming NameFull Array Dimming Pro
ColorNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Picture Quality Index3800
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
4K HDR4K Cinema HDR
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaling
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
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 ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy
Ultra Luminance Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Poer 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
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 Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile Connectivity
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home
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 ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store
Teletext Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
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
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
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 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
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1926 mm x 1106 mm x 73.6 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1926 mm x 1183 mm x 466 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)2116 mm x 1217 mm x 285 mm
One Connect Box
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)600 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand54.1 kg
Weight With Stand57.6 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)72.5 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

Successor

The 2019 SM90 series has a successor - 2020 NANO90 series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES LG 75NANO906NA vs LG 86SM9000PLA
Dolby Vision IQ vs
AMD Freesync™ May not be available at the time of purchase of this product vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
More Powerful Picture Processor α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K vs α7 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
AI Picture AI Picture vs
Auto Genre Selection Dolby HDR only vs
Face Enhancing vs
Image Enhancing vs
HDCP Version 2.3 vs 2.2
AVI vs
AC4 vs
MP2 vs

DOWNGRADES LG 75NANO906NA vs LG 86SM9000PLA
Lower Panel Bit Depth 8 bits + FRC vs 10 bits
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
Depth Enhancement vs Object Depth Enhancer
Noise Reduction Double Step Noise Reduction vs Quad Step NR
Ultra Luminance vs Pro
Dynamic Tone Mapping HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping vs Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro
DTS Digital Surround vs DTS-HD
Less RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 3
Composite Inputs vs 1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
OGG vs
RealAudio vs
Less Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 vs 2

For this comparison we chose 75" version of the successor - model 75NANO906NA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG 86SM9000PLA vs LG 75NANO906NA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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