LG NanoCell 9 Series: a new top LED TV

LG NanoCell 9 Series

Super UHD is dead. Or on the other hand... all things considered, in any event it is in name. Presently there's NanoCell, the same quantum speck esque innovation LG has been refining for a considerable length of time with its Super UHD monicker, presently with another name that makes in any event somewhat more sense.

that is changed: this year's harvest of LG flagship LED screens do have a couple of new tricks up their sleeves, like the expansion of the Alpha a7 II processors and the much-improved WebOS with ThinQ smart stage, that make this one of the smartest - as well as a standout amongst the best - LED TVs LG has ever created.

Sure, the screen has its shortcomings like LG's excessively aggressive movement processing, a touch of sprouting and a less stable stand than we would've liked, however all things considered this is an impressive screen that performs well above expectations.

In case you're searching for a wonderful LED screen for your family room that is also supremely smart and upscales content well, LG's top-level NanoCell screen is a stone solid decision.

LG NanoCell 9 Series cost and release date 

When you're perusing this, the LG NanoCell 9 Series will be accessible to general society in most of the world - either as the souped-up 65-inch SM9500 assessed here, the SM9800 series that is accessible in 55-and 65-inches in the UK, or as the SM9450 in Australia.

Whatever name it goes by, the specs are similar: an IPS board with full-exhibit neighborhood diminishing, a 4K resolution with four types of HDR support, the new second Gen α7 Processor and the latest version of WebOS.

It's a robust bundle, yet in addition a quite expensive one, as the LG 65SM9500PUA (the model looked into here) is $2,499. The almost equal LG 65SM9800PLA sells for £2,599 in the UK and, in case you're down under, the LG 65SM9450PTA sells in Australia for AU$5,399 - however the last hasn't received the NanoCell monicker yet is still charged as a Super UHD screen.


The vibe of the 65SM9500 is to a great extent the same all over the place: it's a heavy 65-inches with a slim bezel and adjusted back. The screen is held up by a crescent-shaped stand that LG has been matching with its exceptional TVs throughout the previous couple of years, which pleasantly accents the space-age look LG is going for.

Dangerously, be that as it may, when it's on the shelf you won't most likely move it much - the crescent-shaped stand does tend to wobble and could, under the wrong circumstances, tip. It's best to divider mount it in the event that you have the tools (and the assistance) necessary as it doesn't have the same stability as different screens that use a more conventional design yet the stand is sufficient if that is impossible.

Duck behind the SM9500 and you'll see a group of ports, the most significant of which are the four HDMI 2.1 ports with HDCP 2.2 and eARC similarity.

Ports aren't something you'd ordinarily harp on, however LG's use of HDMI 2.1 enables other extremely urgent future-confronting technologies like VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and HDMI ALLM (Automatic Low Latency Mode) that is extremely vital for gamers who need the best execution from their 4K consoles. That gives the LG SM9500 over similarly valued Samsung and Sony TVs, however it's the sort of thing that would just effect a small subset of potential owners.

This is a minor thing, however the manner in which the HDMI ports are situated, cables do bulge out from the sides and can be seen dangling underneath the TV. This is an issue LG has fixed in some of its more pleasant looking OLEDs' stands, yet it does make the SM9500 look somewhat unkempt.

Outside of the HDMI ports, there are also three USB ports, with two at the side and one confronting rearwards, an ethernet port, a CI slot, an optical advanced yield, an ATSC TV tuner for US OTA broadcasts and a line out that doubles as an earphone jack. In terms of wireless options, there's worked in WiFi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0 and AirPlay 2.

The design include we truly delighted in most, notwithstanding, was this year's refreshed Magic Remote, a movement sensitive Bluetooth remote control that has a mic constructed directly in and acts like a superior version of the old Wii controllers. Having the option to wave the controller around to select various inputs and channels made the experience feel slicker and more natural than other smart platforms, plus brisk access buttons for Netflix and Amazon Video make moving between the most famous services a breeze. (In demos, the last can be used to call up Alexa with a long-press, an element that hasn't taken off yet to the general population, however should come sooner rather than later.)

Smart TV (webOS with ThinQ AI) 

While the design isn't all that we sought after this year, the refreshed version of webOS with ThinkQ AI most absolutely - it is by a long shot the fastest, smartest and most robust smart stage we've tested on a TV.

For starters, load time is about non-existent on a nice wireless association. We had the option to speed from Netflix to Amazon Prime Video in only seconds, with both apps stacking their respective content at close instantaneous speeds.

Moreover, while LG's latest WebOS is missing a couple of periphery services (PlayStation Vue being the most egregious), you'll find about each significant player here with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and more all supported in-house.

Superior to both the zippy interface and robust selection of apps is the joining of both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa on this year's models. Enacting Google Assistant is finished by pressing the mouthpiece catch on the smart remote while Alexa will be accessible by holding the Amazon Video catch when the element goes live. You'll have to associate both Alexa and Google Assistant to your respective accounts in the TV's settings, yet otherwise it's generally smooth sailing.

The last component worth referencing for WebOS is its support of Chromecast Built-in, an element that allows anybody on your Wi-Fi system to Cast content from the telephone or tablet to the TV without blending over Bluetooth. This component is supremely useful when you have organization over and you need to show them a brisk clasp from YouTube, or when you're watching something on your telephone that you think would look better on a 65-inch screen. In any case, its inclusion here is staggeringly advantageous. Inclusion of both Alexa and Google Assistant, WebOS is absolutely splendid.

HD/SDR Performance 

While the SM9500 is brought up to be a 4K HDR powerhouse, it's still a fantastic screen for viewing HD/SDR content. That is expected in no small part to the Alpha a7 II processor that does an uncommon activity upscaling HD/SDR content for the greater, pixel-dense screen.

As indicated by LG, its 2019 processors use a four-step upscaling process that smooths out images to decrease degree and noise in the picture. By and by, this makes movies and TV shows made years prior appear as though they've been remastered for 4K screens. Toss in some picture improvement courtesy of the AI's massive picture library and you at long last have a LG TV that can equal what Sony's finished with its upscaling process.

The best part about the upscaling process is that there's no work on your end required to get the best picture, other than switching from the default Standard or Vivid picture mode to either the HDR Effect setting to get a touch of fly in your HD/SDR pictures or both of the ISF Calibrated settings for something more common.

The reason we're as a rule so hard on LG's Vivid mode is that, as a matter of course, it enables TruMotion, LG's name for its ponderous movement processing highlight. While it helps make fast-moving content like activity shots or sports look rich smooth, TruMotion makes exchange substantial scenes or panoramas appear as though they're moving at two-times speed - something that makes movies like Gravity intense to stomach. All things considered, TruMotion is a decent instrument to have in your back pocket when you need to have your friends over to watch a game... be that as it may, it'd be better if some of the modes didn't empower it as a matter of course.

That being said, nonetheless, in case you're a gamer you presumably won't see movement processing at all as LG's TVs have Auto Low-Latency Mode that can identify when a console is associated with the screen, and that totally turns off picture processing. That is something worth being thankful for as, without it, LG's 2019 TVs have an almost impalpable slack time of 12.7ms. In the event that rumors are valid and the up and coming age of consoles support more High Frame Rate (HFR) content, LG's TVs will be the obvious decision for gamers - even without it, they're now a top contender.

HD/SDR Performance TL;DR: While TruMotion is still as aggressive as it's at any point been, LG's upscaling algorithm makes HD/SDR content look better than anyone might have expected.

4K/HDR Performance 

However, put on some 4K/HDR content like Lost in Space or David Attenburough's Netflix series, Our Planet, and the SM9500 truly shines. This TV is taking care of business with brilliant, strong content - and however it's not its specialty, the SM9500 is bounty great at darker content, as well.

Yet, how about we start with the TV's strong suit - brilliant, beautiful images that can be found in nature docs and vivified films. Viewing Our Planet on this TV almost removed us from seat. The consummately saturated colors of the NanoCell screen make the downpour forests and profound oceans wake up while its extraordinary contrast makes night scenes easy on the eyes.

Yet, contrast is a twofold edged sword. While the TV is surely splendid, LG's flagship screen seems unmistakably more focused on precise shading generation than a higher pinnacle brightness that, say, Samsung's QLED lineup is known for or the dark levels of its inky OLED. While beautiful content is an absolute delight to view, it means that some HDR content - especially scenes with both extremely brilliant and exceptionally dull elements - isn't as effective as it could be.

It's also easy to see a touch of blossoming that you wouldn't discover on an OLED screen. This shouldn't imply that LG hasn't completed a reasonable occupation relieving the issue - truth be told, the SM9500 utilizes LG's Full Array Local Dimming Pro tech where the SM9000 just has Full Array Local Dimming - yet some of the brightest images do have a radiance impact that you wouldn't discover on an OLED.

Lastly, while the SM9500 does a great job of holding its shading when you sit somewhere to the side of the screen, you still need to sit genuinely straight on to get the full shading impact - this is still a LCD-LED screen afterall, and off-axis seeing isn't as great as an OLED - yet the IPS board does an extraordinary activity of making the content look almost as great from any perspective.

Some of the small criticisms we referenced before might persuade that, well, perhaps this 4K HDR screen isn't generally prepared for primetime seeing - and that couldn't possibly be more off-base. While these small imperfections do detract from the experience, most of the HDR content you watch - especially content mastered in Dolby Vision - will truly overwhelm you. Dolby Vision content from Netflix makes remarkable showcase content when you need to push this TV to the limits and the previously mentioned ISF Calibration modes make it super simple to get ace dimension alignment directly out of the crate.

4K/HDR Performance TL;DR: While it has a couple of minor flaws like sprouting issues and a less-than-perfect pinnacle brightness, the SM9500's shading precision is unparalleled. Turn on some Dolby Vision content and be set up to be overwhelmed.


While the image quality is as great as you'd it anticipate that it should be, the sound quality is a whole lot better - no ifs, ands or buts, the SM9500 is a standout amongst the best-sounding TVs we've at any point heard, and you should simply empower AI Sound.

Computer based intelligence Sound is all that it sounds like - the TV uses man-made reasoning to break down the sound signal coming into the TV, and upmixes the stereo sound to a 5.1 signal. It also enhances the lucidity of the sound and expands the soundstage. The result of such a lot of upscaling is then played through the TV's 40w speakers - and sounds almost as great as a separate soundbar.

Not exclusively would ai be able to Sound give a massive boost in sound quality, yet LG's latest yield of TVs also incorporate the capacity to do custom room tuning by means of the Magic Remote. The setup process for One Touch Sound Tuning can be found in the settings and, when complete, the TV will ask on the off chance that you'd like more of a treble boost, a bass boost or a characteristic sound.

Of course, a TV can do just so much and audiophiles will still anticipate more. Fortunately - in case you're searching for genuine article based surround sound - the SM9500 has that, as well. Attach the NanoCell TV to a Dolby Atmos-good soundbar or speaker system, and you'll have the option to get Atmos sound.

Sound TL;DR: This is a standout amongst the best-sounding TVs we've at any point heard thanks to AI Sound, One Touch Sound Tuning and its implicit 40w speakers. Its sound quality rivals low-end soundbars, yet you'll still need a separate sound system for Dolby Atmos.

Different panels to consider 

Now there's no doubt as far as we can tell that the SM9500 is one of the better LED screens of the year... however, truly, it's not the best. That respect still belongs to the more brilliant, more beautiful Samsung Q90R. Samsung's flagship QLED just handles movement somewhat better and truly makes HDR content shine thanks its more splendid backdrop illumination. All things considered, a 65-inch Q90R TV is significantly more expensive than the SM9500 (at the time this audit was composed, the Samsung QN65Q90RAFXZA cost $2,999 contrasted with the SM9500's $2,499 sticker price).

Instead, in case you're hoping to purchase something in that $2,000 value run, you'll most likely need to settle for the Samsung Q80R ($1,999) or Samsung Q70R ($1,599). Both these two TVs have a higher pinnacle brightness than the LG SM9500 however neither have the excellent stand or picture nature of the top-level Q90R.

Be that as it may, the biggest contender to the SM9500 is LG's very own lineup of OLED TVs. Specifically this year's LG C9 OLED is a standout amongst the best at any point made, and right currently it's just a couple of hundred dollars more than the SM9500. That makes universally suggesting the SM9500 somewhat dubious as the LG C9 OLED is the better TV for most folks.

Last decision 

On the off chance that the NanoCell 9 Series SM9500 were the main TV LG created in 2019, it would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the best TVs from Sony and Samsung. It has a brilliant picture quality that is leaps and bounds more exact than the first Super UHD TV we saw at CES 2016. Thanks to the Alpha a7 II processor, the upscaling here is superior to anything it has ever been, and WebOS with ThinkQ has rapidly turned into our preferred smart stage.

Tragically, however, the SM9500 doesn't exist in a vacuum, and it's by all account not the only TV LG made this year. Truth be told, the 65-inch LG C9 OLED - presumably our preferred TV of the year so far - is just a couple of hundred dollars/pounds more, and is a couple of hundred dollars/pounds less on the off chance that you get the 55-inch version.

For the present, the C9 OLED is still the TV we'll universally prescribe that everybody, wherever buys - it uses the same smart stage and has a stunningly better processor - also an OLED board that has far superior dark levels. However, all things considered, in case you're the sort of person who needs more brightness from a TV because your lounge room is usually washed in light, the SM9500 is a decent option.

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