LG NANO75 2021 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.6
Reviewed Sep 21, 2021 at 11:11 am
LG NANO75 2021 Picture
6.5
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
5.9
Movies
Value for price beaten by
: TCL 5 Series/S535 2020 QLED
7.3
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
7.0
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.5
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
5.6
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
6.6
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U6G
8.0
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: LG NANO81
Type LED
Sub-Type
IPS
Resolution 4k

The LG NANO75 2021 is an entry-level 4k NanoCell TV. It runs the latest version of LG's webOS interface, which has a huge selection of apps. It's available in a wide range of sizes, from 43 inch to 86 inch. We tested the 65 inch model, which has an IPS-like panel, but we expect the 50 inch and 70 inch models to have VA panels, and the 86 inch model is a bit more advanced. The models with IPS-like panels have wide viewing angles, but low contrast. Unfortunately, it's not very bright, it can't display a wide color gamut, and it doesn't have a local dimming feature. It's not very feature-rich, either, as it can only remove judder from certain sources, and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rates or HDMI 2.1.

Our Verdict

6.5 Mixed Usage

The LG NANO75 is an okay TV for most uses. It's decent for watching sports or TV shows during the day thanks to the wide viewing angles, and it has low input lag for gaming. Unfortunately, it's not a good choice for a dark room for watching movies, as it has low contrast, no local dimming, and inadequate black uniformity.

Pros
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Great selection of streaming apps.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
5.9 Movies

The LG NANO75 is a disappointing TV for watching movies in a dark room. It has sub-par contrast, no local dimming, and inadequate black uniformity, so blacks look gray in a dark room, and there's some blooming around bright objects. On the plus side, it upscales lower resolution content well, and it can remove judder, but only from 24p sources or the native apps.

Pros
  • Upscales lower-resolution content without issues.
  • Can remove judder from 24p and native sources.
  • Excellent gradient handling.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Inadequate black uniformity.
7.3 TV Shows

The LG NANO75 is a decent TV for watching TV shows during the day. The image remains accurate at an angle, so it's a good choice for a wide seating arrangement. The smart interface has a great selection of apps, so you're sure to find your favorite content. Unfortunately, it can't get very bright and has just decent reflection handling, so glare can be distracting in a bright room.

Pros
  • Upscales lower-resolution content without issues.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
Cons
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
7.0 Sports

The LG NANO75 is a decent TV for watching sports. It has wide viewing angles, great if you have a wide seating area or like to watch sports with a group of friends. It also has decent gray uniformity, but there's some dirty screen effect that can be distracting. Unfortunately, it's not very bright and has just decent reflection handling, so glare can be distracting, and it has just a decent response time, so fast-paced games tend to look a bit blurry.

Pros
  • Upscales lower-resolution content without issues.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
Cons
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Not bright enough to overcome glare.
6.5 Video Games

The LG NANO75 2021 is an alright TV for playing video games. It has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, but its response time is just decent, there's distracting flicker in all modes, and it doesn't support any advanced gaming features like VRR. The 86" model has a 120Hz refresh rate, so it's likely a bit better for gaming.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Excellent gradient handling.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Inadequate black uniformity.
5.6 HDR Movies

The LG NANO75 is a sub-par TV for watching HDR movies in a dark room. It has low contrast, no local dimming, and inadequate black uniformity. It also can't get very bright in HDR, and it can't display a wide color gamut. On the plus side, it has decent gray uniformity, and it can remove judder from 24p sources and the native apps.

Pros
  • Can remove judder from 24p and native sources.
  • Excellent gradient handling.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Inadequate black uniformity.
6.6 HDR Gaming

The LG NANO75 is an alright TV for playing games in HDR, mainly due to its okay gaming performance. It has fantastic low input lag and a decent response time, but fast games can look a bit blurry. Unfortunately, HDR adds almost nothing, as it can't get very bright, has low contrast, no local dimming, and inadequate black uniformity. The 86 inch model has a 120Hz refresh rate, so it's probably a better TV for gaming.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Excellent gradient handling.
Cons
  • Low native contrast ratio.
  • No local dimming.
  • Can't display a wide color gamut.
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • Inadequate black uniformity.
8.0 PC Monitor

The LG NANO75 is a very good TV for use as a PC monitor. It has decent viewing angles, so the sides of the screen remain accurate, and it has fantastic low input lag for a responsive experience. It displays chroma 4:4:4 properly from all supported resolutions, which is important for clear text from a PC. Unfortunately, it can't get bright enough to overcome glare, and it has just decent reflection handling.

Pros
  • Low input lag.
  • Chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
Cons
  • Permanent flicker in all picture modes.
  • 6.5 Mixed Usage
  • 5.9 Movies
  • 7.3 TV Shows
  • 7.0 Sports
  • 6.5 Video Games
  • 5.6 HDR Movies
  • 6.6 HDR Gaming
  • 8.0 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Sep 21, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 17, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Market Context
Market Context
Market Context

The LG NANO75 is a basic 4k LED TV in LG's mid-range NanoCell lineup. It sits above the entry-level LG UP80 and below the LG NANO80 and LG NANO90. There's no direct predecessor to this model, but it's very similar to the LG NANO80 2020. It's available in a wide range of sizes and competes mainly with other entry-level and mid-range TVs, like the Samsung AU8000 and the Hisense U6G.

Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The design of the TV is pretty basic. The borders are a bit flatter than the LG NANO80 2020, and they're metal, which gives it a slightly more premium look. It looks a bit like the higher-end LG NANO90, but with a less premium feel.

Design
Stand

The stand only has one position, and it's pretty wide, so you'll need a wide table for the larger sizes. It raises the TV high enough of the table to be able to place most soundbars in front of the TV without blocking the image. The feet support the TV fairly well, but there's still a bit of wobble.

Footprint of the 65 inch stand: 45.7" x 10.7" x 2.4".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x300

The back is a thin, smooth metal panel that doesn't really stand out in any way. The inputs face to the side, which is nice if wall-mounted. There are two hooks on the back of the TV for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.47" (1.2 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 2.68" (6.8 cm)

The two removable hooks on the back of the TV add about 0.4 inches (0.9cm) to the total thickness of the TV. Without them, the TV is about 2.3 inches (5.9cm) thick.

7.0
Design
Build Quality

The LG NANO75 has decent build quality. The exterior frame of the TV has a lot of metal components, which is nice, but it doesn't feel as solid or as premium as the LG NANO90. The large back panel has a bit of flex to it, but this shouldn't cause any issues.

Picture Quality
5.9
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
942 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
N/A

Unfortunately, as expected for an IPS-like panel, the LG NANO75 has sub-par contrast, so blacks look gray in a dark room. This can vary a bit between individual units.

Note: The 50 inch and 70 inch models likely have VA panels, so we expect them to have much better contrast.

5.1
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
203 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
203 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
204 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
204 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
204 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
204 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
203 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
204 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
204 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
204 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
204 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

This TV has disappointing peak brightness in SDR. It's bright enough for a dim viewing environment, but it can't overcome glare in a bright room. There's no variation in brightness with different content though, which is nice.

We tested SDR brightness after calibration in the 'Expert (Dark space, night)' Picture Mode with Color Temperature set to 'Warm 50', and Panel Brightness set to 'Max'.

If you want the brightest image possible and don't mind losing some image accuracy, set the Picture Mode to 'Vivid' with Adjust Contrast set to '100' and Auto Dynamic Contrast set to 'High'. We measured a peak brightness of 277 cd/m² in the 10% window using these settings.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV so you can see how it compares to other TVs with a local dimming feature.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming In Game Mode
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Direct

This TV doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the TV so you can see how it compares to other TVs with a local dimming feature.

5.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Real Scene Highlight
262 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
188 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
269 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
187 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
268 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
267 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.025

Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 has poor peak brightness in HDR. It's not bright enough to deliver a very impactful HDR experience, and it doesn't track the EOTF accurately, as most scenes are dimmer than the should be. Strangely, small bright highlights are dimmed a bit. On the other hand, the brightness rolls off early, well before the TV reaches it's peak brightness, ensuring no clipping of bright highlights, which is nice.

We tested it in the 'Cinema' Picture Mode with Brightness and Contrast at their max setting, and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm 50', with all other image processing disabled. The 'Vivid' Picture Mode is slightly brighter, but it's not a noticeable difference.

If you find HDR too dim, setting Auto Dynamic Contrast to 'High' and enabling HDR Tone Mapping increases the brightness of most scenes, but the EOTF rolls off later, the overall peak brightness is about the same, and there's some clipping in really bright scenes.

5.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Real Scene Highlight
262 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
187 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
268 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
267 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
267 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
186 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
267 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
267 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.025

The HDR peak brightness is identical in Game mode.

7.1
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
3.723%
50% DSE
0.201%
5% Std. Dev.
0.620%
5% DSE
0.109%

The LG NANO75 has decent gray uniformity. There's noticeable dirty screen effect throughout the center of the screen, which can be distracting when watching sports or browsing the web. The corners are darker than the center, but it's not too bad. In near-dark scenes, this TV has much better uniformity, but there are still some noticeable issues. Gray uniformity can vary between units, so let us know in the discussions if you get one that looks better than this.

5.8
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.134%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 has inadequate black uniformity. The screen is cloudy throughout and looks blue due to the low contrast ratio. There's no local dimming feature to improve black uniformity. Black uniformity can vary between individual units.

Note: the 50 inch and 70 inch models likely have VA panels, so we expect them to have better black uniformity.

7.3
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
29°
Color Shift
36°
Brightness Loss
29°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
57°

The LG NANO75 has a decent viewing angle, making it a good choice for a wide seating arrangement. We expected the viewing angle to behave similarly to the LG NANO80 2020 and the LG NANO90 2021, but instead we found it to behave more like the entry-level LG UP8000, with a spike in accuracy at around 50°.

Note: The 50 inch and 70 inch models likely have VA panels, so we expect them to have worse viewing angles.

7.3
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Semi-gloss
Total Reflections
5.5%
Indirect Reflections
1.6%
Calculated Direct Reflections
3.8%

The LG NANO75 has decent reflection handling. It has a semi-gloss finish that reduces the intensity of direct reflections a bit, but it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.

8.2
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
2.33
Color dE
1.37
Gamma
2.22
Color Temperature
7,349 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Space)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 50
Gamma Setting
2.2

The LG NANO75 we bought has great accuracy out of the box, but this can vary between individual units. White balance is great, with no significant issues, and most colors are displayed accurately, but reds are a bit off. Unfortunately, the color temperature is quite cold, giving everything a bluish tint, and gamma is off. Dark scenes are over-brightened a bit, and everything else is a bit too dark.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.31
Color dE
0.53
Gamma
2.21
Color Temperature
6,965 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

After calibration, the LG NANO75 has fantastic accuracy. White balance and color accuracy are significantly improved, and any remaining issues aren't noticeable. The color temperature is still a bit cool, but gamma is very close to 2.2.

You can see our recommended settings here.

8.0
Picture Quality
480p Input

480p content is upscaled well, with no noticeable issues.

8.0
Picture Quality
720p Input

720p content, including from most cable boxes, looks great.

9.0
Picture Quality
1080p Input

1080p content looks almost as good as native 4k content.

10
Picture Quality
4k Input

4k content is displayed perfectly, with no subpixel artifacts.

0
Picture Quality
8k Input

This is a 4k TV, it can't accept or display an 8k signal.

Picture Quality
Pixels

The LG NANO75 uses an ADS panel, which is similar to IPS. It uses an RGB subpixel layout, which is great, as it improves text clarity when used as a PC monitor.

7.4
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
No
DCI P3 xy
83.43%
DCI P3 uv
88.32%
Rec 2020 xy
59.94%
Rec 2020 uv
64.40%

The LG NANO75 has a decent color gamut. It has great coverage of the DCI P3 color space used by most current HDR content. Even though LG's NanoCell TVs are usually known for their wide color gamut, coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is limited, and it can't display a wide color gamut.

5.8
Picture Quality
Color Volume
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage ITP
65.0%
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
21.6%
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
50.5%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
16.7%

Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 has sub-par color volume. It can't fill out either color volume due to the incomplete coverage of the color gamut. Due to the low contrast ratio, it can't display dark saturated colors very well, and bright colors aren't as bright as pure white.

8.9
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit
Red (Std. Dev.)
0.081
Green (Std. Dev.)
0.093
Blue (Std. Dev.)
0.065
Gray (Std. Dev.)
0.089

The LG NANO75 has surprisingly excellent gradient handling. There's some noticeable banding, especially in grays and greens, but overall it looks good. There's a Smooth Gradation feature to smooth gradients and reduce banding, and it does a good job with a 'Medium' or 'High' setting. We don't recommend leaving it enabled as it causes a loss of fine details.

10
Picture Quality
Temporary Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 2 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 4 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 6 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 8 min recovery
0.00%
IR after 10 min recovery
0.00%

There are no signs of temporary image retention on our unit, but this can vary between individual units.

10
Picture Quality
Permanent Burn-In Risk
Permanent Burn-In Risk
No

Although some IPS-like panels can suffer from temporary image retention, this doesn't appear to be permanent as seen in our long-term test.

Motion
7.2
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
6.2 ms
100% Response Time
15.9 ms

This TV has a decent response time, similar to the LG NANO80 2020. There's some overshoot and inverse ghosting in dark transitions. Unfortunately, there are image duplications due to the permanent, low-frequency backlight flicker.

4.0
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
120 Hz

Unfortunately, this TV uses pulse-width modulation (PWM) to dim the backlight, so there's flicker at all backlight settings, even at max. The low flicker frequency causes noticeable duplications in motion, which can be distracting.

5.4
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
No
Min Flicker For 60 fps
120 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
No
120Hz For 120 fps
N/A
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
120 Hz

The LG NANO75 doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature. It always flickers at 120Hz due to the backlight's PWM frequency, which causes image duplications.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
No

The LG NANO75 has an optional motion interpolation feature to improve the appearance of motion. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to work very well, as we noticed artifacts even in slow scenes. There's significantly more blur in fast-action scenes, and due to the panel's 60Hz refresh rate, it can't interpolate 60 fps content. The 86 inch model has a 120Hz refresh rate and a better processor, so it might have a better motion interpolation feature.

7.8
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
25.8 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
0.8 ms

Although this TV has a decent response time, it's slow enough that there's very little stutter. Movies can still appear to stutter a bit, especially in slow-panning shots, but it's not very noticeable.

7.8
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
No
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
No
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The LG NANO75 can remove judder from sources that can adjust their output frame rate to 24p, or from the native apps. Unfortunately, it can't remove judder from sources that send a 60p/i signal, like most cable boxes and some streaming sticks.

0
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
No
HDMI Forum VRR
No
FreeSync
No
G-SYNC Compatible
No
4k VRR Maximum
N/A
4k VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1080p VRR Maximum
N/A
1080p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
1440p VRR Maximum
N/A
1440p VRR Minimum
No VRR support
VRR Supported Connectors
No VRR support

The LG NANO75 has a limited 60Hz refresh rate, and it doesn't support a variable refresh rate (VRR). The 86 inch model has a 120Hz refresh rate, but doesn't appear to support VRR.

Inputs
9.7
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
10.1 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
117.8 ms
1440p @ 60Hz
10.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz
10.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
9.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
10.0 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
117.7 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
117.7 ms
8k @ 60Hz
N/A
1080p @ 120Hz
N/A
1440p @ 120Hz
N/A
4k @ 120Hz
N/A
1080p with Variable Refresh Rate
N/A
1440p with VRR
N/A
4k with VRR
N/A
8k with VRR
N/A

This TV has fantastic low input lag, as long as you're in Game Mode. There's no noticeable difference between gaming in 4k or 1080p, which is great.

8.3
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

This TV accepts most common 60Hz formats, and it can display chroma 4:4:4 properly in all of them, which is important for clear text from a PC. Like many 4k 60Hz TVs, it will accept a 1080p @ 120Hz signal, but since the panel can only refresh at 60Hz, it simply ignores every second frame.

Inputs
Advanced Console Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
PS5, 4k @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
PS5, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
PS5, Variable Refresh Rate
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz + HDR
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 4k @ 60Hz + HDR
Yes
Xbox Series X, 1440p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, 1080p @ 120Hz
No
Xbox Series X, Variable Refresh Rate
No

This TV supports most of the base features of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but as it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support HDMI 2.1, most sizes can't display a 4k @ 120Hz signal from either console. The 86 inch model is a bit of an exception, as it appears to have two HDMI 2.1 ports, and should be able to display a 4k @ 120Hz signal from the recent consoles. Unlike higher-end LG TVs, it doesn't support Dolby Vision. It also has an 'Auto Low Latency Mode' that automatically switches the TV into Game Mode when a game from a compatible device is launched, ensuring the lowest input lag possible. Like many 4k @ 60Hz TVs, the Xbox Series X thinks that it supports 1080p @ 120Hz, but when selected it simply ignores and skips every second frame.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
No
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
No
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3)
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

Unlike higher-end LG TVs, most sizes of this TV don't support Dolby Vision. The 86 inch model is the only size that does, and it also appears to have two HDMI 2.1 ports, unlike the other sizes which have three HDMI 2.0 ports.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 3
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0
SD/SDHC 0
Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC
Yes (HDMI 2)
eARC support
Yes
Dolby Atmos via TrueHD via eARC
No
DTS:X via DTS-HD MA via eARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via ARC
Yes
5.1 DTS via ARC
No
5.1 Dolby Digital via Optical
Yes
5.1 DTS via Optical
No

Although it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 inputs, this TV supports eARC on HDMI 2. Despite supporting eARC though, it doesn't support many of the advanced audio formats that eARC normally allows, like Dolby Atmos. According to LG's website, the 86" model does support Dolby Atmos, but not the smaller sizes.

Sound Quality
7.1
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
84.76 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.50 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.76 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
4.47 dB
Max
88.1 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.34 dB

This TV has a decent frequency response. Like most TVs, it has a high low-frequency extension (LFE), so it has almost no bass response and no thump or rumble. Above the LFE, the frequency response is well balanced, resulting in clear dialogue. It gets decently loud, with just a bit of compression at higher volume levels. If you want better sound, see our picks for the best soundbars for movies.

6.5
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.114
Weighted THD @ Max
0.657
IMD @ 80
6.99%
IMD @ Max
18.50%

This TV has okay distortion performance. There's some distortion at moderate volume levels, but it's a bit more noticeable at higher levels. This can depend on the content, and not everyone can hear it.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS WebOS
Version 6.1
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
7 s
Advanced Options
Many

The LG NANO75 runs the same great webOS as the higher-end 2021 LG TVs. The upgraded full-screen interface gives you quick access to trending videos and suggested content, and makes it easy to get to your favorite streaming services.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, like the vast majority of TVs on the market now, there are ads on the home page and on the app page, and they can't be disabled. They're not always present, but when they are they can be distracting at times.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

LG's content store has a great selection of apps, and for anything you can't find, it also supports casting from your phone or tablet.

9.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App LG ThinQ

This TV comes with the upgraded 2021 version of LG's popular Magic Remote. There are six quick access buttons at the bottom of the remote; however, the exact streaming services can vary between regions. Both the physical remote and the remote app support voice commands, and you can perform basic functions like changing inputs, adjusting basic picture settings, and search for content.

Smart Features
TV Controls

There's a single button underneath the center of the TV that allows you to turn it On/Off, change inputs, volume, and channels.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AA batteries
  • Power cable
  • Cable management inserts
  • Cable tie
  • Manuals

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 87 W
Power Consumption (Max) 170 W
Firmware 03.15.60

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65 inch LG NANO75, and for the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the 43 inch, 55 inch, 75 inch, and 86 inch models. The 50 inch and 70 inch models likely use VA panels, so we expect them to have better contrast and better black uniformity, but worse viewing angles. The 86 inch model is also a bit different, as it features the more advanced α7 Gen4 processor, and it has 2 HDMI 2.1 ports and a 120Hz refresh rate. We expect our other results to be valid for all sizes.

Size US Model Short Model Code Panel Type Refresh Rate Dolby Atmos
43" 43NANO75UPA 43NANO75 IPS family 60Hz No
50" 50NANO75UPA 50NANO75 VA (unconfirmed) 60Hz No
55" 55NANO75UPA 55NANO75 IPS family 60Hz No
65" 65NANO75UPA 65NANO75 IPS family 60Hz No
70" 70NANO75UPA 70NANO75 VA (unconfirmed) 60Hz No
75" 75NANO75UPA 75NANO75 IPS family 60Hz No
86" 86NANO75UPA 86NANO75 IPS family 120Hz Yes

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG NANO75 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we'll update the review. Some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between units.

Our unit was manufactured in July 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The LG NANO75 2021 is a very basic entry-level 4k TV. It has low input lag and excellent gradient handling, and the built-in webOS smart interface is fast and easy-to-use, with a great selection of apps. Unfortunately, it doesn't really have much else to offer, and it's out-performed by most similarly-priced models on the market.

If you're looking for something a bit better, check out our picks for the best 4k TVs, the best 65 inch TVs, and the best budget TVs.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C1 OLED and the LG NANO75 2021 use different panel technologies, each with strengths and weaknesses. The C1 uses an OLED panel, and it has perfect, uniform blacks with no blooming, wide viewing angles, and a nearly instantaneous response time. Unfortunately, this comes with a small risk of permanent burn-in. The C1 is better than the NANO75 2021 in almost every way, but the NANO75 2021 is immune from burn-in.

Samsung AU8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung AU8000 and the LG NANO75 2021 use different panel types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, but overall the Samsung is much better. The Samsung has much better contrast, better black uniformity, better reflection handling, and it's significantly brighter. The only advantage of the LG is its wider color gamut, so it might be a better choice if you have a wide seating arrangement, but only if you're not in a bright room.

Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED
32" 43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 85"

The Samsung Q60/Q60A QLED and the LG NANO75 2021 use different panel types, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, but overall the Samsung is much better. The Samsung has much better contrast, better black uniformity, and it's significantly brighter. The only real advantage of the LG is that it has a wider viewing angle, so it might be a better choice if you have a wide seating arrangement, but only if you're not in a bright room.

LG UP8000
43" 50" 55" 60" 65" 70" 75" 82" 86"

The LG UP8000 is a bit better than the LG NANO75 2021. The UP8000 is a bit brighter, and it can remove judder from 60p/i sources, like a cable box. Other than that, these two TVs are nearly identical, and any measured differences between them can be attributed to panel variance.

Sony X80J
43" 50" 55" 65" 75"

The Sony X80J is better than the LG NANO75 2021. The Sony is a lot brighter, the unit we bought has better uniformity, and it has a faster response time. The Sony is also flicker-free, which is great, as the relatively low flicker frequency of the LG can bother some people and cause duplications in motion. The LG can remove judder from the native apps and 24p sources, whereas the Sony can only remove judder from 24p sources.

LG NANO80 2020
49" 55" 65" 75"

The LG NANO80 2020 and the LG NANO75 2021 are nearly identical, and most differences between them can be attributed to panel variance. The NANO75 2021 has better gradient handling, though, and it supports eARC.

Sony X85J
43" 50" 55" 65" 75" 85"

The Sony X85J is significantly better than the LG NANO75 2021, but they use different panel types, so some people might still prefer the LG. The Sony has much better contrast and better black uniformity, and it's significantly brighter and has a faster response time. The LG has better viewing angles, meaning that it might be a better choice for a wide seating arrangement.

LG UN7300
43" 49" 50" 55" 65" 70" 75"

The LG UN7300 is a bit better than the LG NANO75 2021. The UN7300 has much better reflection handling and it's brighter, so it's better able to overcome glare. On the other hand, the NANO75 2021 has a slightly better viewing angle, but it's not a very significant difference. The NANO75 supports eARC, allowing it to pass higher-quality audio signals through to a connected soundbar or home theater.

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