LG 86SM9000PLA Review and Specs
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LG 86SM9000PLA (UK version)

SCORE:
93

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • NanoCell Color Pro
  • Wide Viewing Angle
  • ฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG 86SM9000PLA Overview

LG 86SM9000PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a LCD 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 Technicolorยฎ. Its powerful ฮฑ7 Gen 2 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
90
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 ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming 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

Selected Features

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.


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 86SM9000PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryUK
Series 2SM90
Model86SM9000PLA
Release Year2019
Size86"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)85.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
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
ColorNanoCell Color Pro
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Minimum Response Time5 ms
Picture Quality Index3800
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ–
Dolby Visionโœ”
Dolby Vision IQโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ”
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
4K HDRโœ” 4K 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 Processorฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
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 ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI Pictureโœ”
AI Brightnessโœ”
True Color Accuracyโœ”
Ultra Luminanceโœ” Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
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”
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”
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 ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputs1 via A/V 3.5mm Jack
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ”
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ–
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet Browserโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ” 8 days
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Application Storeโœ” LG Content Store
Teletextโœ” Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
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”
Music Playerโœ”
360 VRโœ”
Mobile TV Onโœ”
Wi-Fi TV Onโœ”
Bluetooth Low Energy Onโœ”
Instant Game Responseโœ” ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)โœ” with Samba TV App
Hotel Modeโœ”
Screen Shareโœ”
Digital Recordingโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
Watch & Recordโœ”
Auto Calibrationโœ”
Time Machine (DVR)โœ”
Analog DVRโœ–
HEVCโœ”
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” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
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 Boxโœ–
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
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 remoteโœ”
Magic Remote Control Compatibleโœ”

Successor

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


UPGRADES LG 75NANO906NA LG 86SM9000PLA
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” May not be available at the time of purchase of this product โœ–
VRR โœ” โœ–
HGIG Compatibility โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor ฮฑ7 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K ฮฑ7 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES LG 75NANO906NA LG 86SM9000PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ โœ– โœ”
DTS Digital Surround โœ– โœ” DTS-HD

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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