The LG NANO75 2022, also known as the LG NanoCell 75 Series, is an entry-level 4k TV in LG's NanoCell Series, and it's the replacement for the LG NANO75 2021. It's a pretty basic TV available in a wide range of sizes, but most have very few additional features. It runs the same webOS smart interface as LG's higher-end models, which is fast and easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps. It also comes with LG's popular Magic Remote, which makes it very easy to navigate the user interface, as you can just point the remote where you want it to click, similar to a Wii remote.
The LG NANO75 is an alright TV. It's best-suited for watching sports or shows in a moderately lit room, as it can't overcome a lot of glare. It looks bad in a dark room, so it's not a good choice for watching movies in the dark, as it has low contrast, poor black uniformity, and no local dimming feature. It's okay for casual gaming, thanks to its exceptionally low input lag and a decent response time, but it lacks any advanced gaming features. Sadly, HDR adds nothing since it can't display a wide color gamut, and it's not bright enough for HDR highlights to stand out in any way.
The LG NANO75 is a good TV for watching shows in a moderately lit room. It has a decent viewing angle, which is good if you have a wide seating arrangement or like to move around with the TV on. The built-in webOS smart platform has a great selection of streaming apps, so you're sure to find your favorite shows. Unfortunately, it has low peak brightness, so despite its great reflection handling, it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a bright room.
The LG NANO75 is a decent TV for watching sports in a bright room. It has a wide viewing angle, which is great for a wide seating arrangement, as everyone sees the same thing. It has a decent response time, so fast motion is fairly clear, and there's just a bit of distracting dirty screen effect. Unfortunately, although it has great reflection handling, it can't get very bright, so glare is an issue in a bright room.
The LG NANO75 is an okay TV for casual gaming. It has exceptionally low input lag, ensuring a responsive gaming experience, and it has a decent response time, so there's just a bit of blur behind fast-moving objects. Unfortunately, only the 86" version supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, whereas the other sizes are limited to a fixed 60Hz refresh rate. It looks best in moderately lit rooms, as it can't get bright enough to overcome glare, and it looks bad in a dark room due to its low contrast ratio.
The LG NANO75 delivers a poor HDR movie-watching experience. It doesn't look good in a dark room due to its low contrast ratio, poor black uniformity, and lack of a local dimming feature. It can't display a wide color gamut, and HDR adds very little overall as it can't get bright enough to bring out bright highlights.
The LG NANO75 is an alright TV for gaming in HDR, but mainly due to its gaming performance. It has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience, as well as a decent response time with just a bit of motion blur. HDR adds nothing, though, as it can't display a wide color gamut and can't get very bright in HDR. It also has low contrast, so bright highlights don't stand out.
The LG NANO75 is a good TV for use as a PC monitor. It has a decent viewing angle, so the sides of the screen don't fade if you're sitting close to it. It displays chroma 4:4:4 properly from a PC with a 4k signal, so text is crisp and easy to read. It also has exceptionally low input lag, ensuring a smooth desktop experience. Unfortunately, it can't get very bright, so even though it has great reflection handling, it can't overcome glare in a bright room.
We tested the 55" LG NANO75, also known as the LG 75UQA, but it's also available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch, and 86-inch sizes. There are some differences in performance between sizes; the 50-inch model uses a different panel type, and the 86-inch model supports a more advanced image processor and has a few extra features, including FreeSync variable refresh rate support and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports.
|Size||US Model||Panel Type||Image Processor||Refresh Rate||FreeSync||HDMI 2.1 Bandwidth Ports|
|43"||43NANO75UQA||IPS||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60Hz||No||No|
|50"||50NANO75UQA||VA||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60Hz||No||No|
|55"||55NANO75UQA||IPS||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60Hz||No||No|
|65"||65NANO75UQA||IPS||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60Hz||No||No|
|70"||70NANO75UQA||VA||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60HZ||No||No|
|75"||75NANO75UQA||IPS||α5 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||60Hz||No||No|
|86"||86NANO75UQA||IPS||α7 Gen 5 AI Processor 4k||120Hz||Yes||2|
If you come across a different type of panel or your LG NANO75 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review.
Our unit was manufactured in April 2022, and you can see the label here.
The LG NANO75 is an entry-level TV with poor image quality overall. It's an alright choice for watching TV shows or sports in a moderately lit room, but it looks bad in a dark room, and it's not bright enough to overcome glare in a brighter room. Most competing models with VA panels are far better choices.
Although the LG UQ8000 is a lower-end version of the LG NANO75 2022, the two TVs are very similar overall. One difference is the improved reflection handling on the NANO75, and it also has an extra HDMI port, but other than that, the picture quality is nearly identical between each.
The Samsung Q60C QLED is better than the LG NANO75 2022. The Samsung has much better contrast and looks better in a dark room. The Samsung also gets significantly brighter in SDR, so it can handle more glare in a bright room, and HDR looks better. The Samsung also has a wider color gamut, making HDR content more vivid and lifelike.
The Samsung Q60/Q60B QLED is much better than the LG NANO75 2022. The Samsung has significantly better contrast and black uniformity, so it looks way better in a dark room. The Samsung also gets significantly brighter, so it can better overcome glare in a bright room, and HDR content looks more impactful as highlights stand out better.
The Samsung AU8000 is significantly better than the LG NANO75 2022. The Samsung has much higher contrast and better black uniformity, so it looks better in a dark room. The Samsung is also a bit brighter, so it can overcome more glare in a bright room.
The LG NANO75 has a simple, understated design that doesn't look very premium, but doesn't look cheap, either. The bezels are thin, but there's a bit of distracting dead space between the first pixels and the side bezels.
The stand is simple, but it supports the TV well and allows for just a bit of wobble. The feet are close to the sides of the TV for better stability, but this also means you'll need a larger table if you're planning on getting one of the larger sizes and don't plan on wall mounting it.
Footprint of the 55" stand: 37.4" x 9.2". The feet lift the TV about 2.5" off the table, so most soundbars fit under it without blocking the screen.
The back is made of a large thin metal panel. Most of the inputs face to the side, but they're set into the back of the TV and hard to access if you wall mount the TV. There are also a few inputs that face out the back. There are hooks on the back of TV for cable management. There are two hooks but three attachment points, with one above each foot and one in the center of the TV.
The cable management clips are optional. If you remove them, the TV is about 0.4" (0.9cm) thinner.
The LG NANO75 has decent overall build quality. The stand supports the TV well, and there's just a bit of wobble. The back panel flexes a bit, especially around the VESA mounting points. There are no serious flaws or issues, but the materials used are pretty basic overall.
Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 has disappointing contrast, so blacks look gray and patchy if you're in a dark room, and dark scenes lack shadow detail. There's also no local dimming feature to improve the appearance of dark scenes. The 50-inch model has much higher contrast and looks better in dark scenes.
Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 has poor peak brightness in HDR. Most dim scenes are displayed close to the intended brightness level, but since it can't get very bright, it starts tone mapping very early, so even moderately bright scenes are dimmer than they should be. There's no white crush, as fine details in bright scenes are preserved. Although there's no local dimming feature on this TV, there's some form of global dimming, as very small highlights are dimmer than larger ones.
These measurements are in the 'Cinema' HDR Picture Mode with Panel Brightness and Contrast at their max settings, with Color Temperature at 'Warm 50' and all other image processing disabled. If you find HDR too dark, setting Auto Dynamic Contrast to 'High' with the HDR Tone Mapping enabled increases the brightness of most scenes, as shown in this EOTF, but the overall peak brightness of the display is the same.
There's no noticeable difference in brightness between 'Game' Mode and the most accurate HDR settings.
The LG NANO75 has sub-par peak brightness in SDR. It's bright enough for a moderately-lit room, but it can't overcome glare in a bright room.
These measurements are in the 'Expert (Dark Space, Night)' Picture Mode, with Panel Brightness at 'Max' and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm 50'.
If you want the brightest image possible, switching to the 'Vivid' Picture Mode, with Adjust Contrast at 'Max', Auto Dynamic Contrast on 'High' and the Color Temperature set to 'Cold 50' results in a slightly brighter image, reaching a peak of 286 cd/m² with a 10% window, but these settings are less accurate overall.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has a decent color gamut, but it can't display a wide color gamut, so HDR content looks muted. With extremely bright content the TV tone maps aggressively, as the TV sacrifices accuracy to push brighter highlights in HDR. This type of content is rare, so it's not noticeable with most regular content. In most regular scenes, the tone mapping is much better:
Unfortunately, the LG NANO75 2022 has disappointing color volume. Colors aren't very bright, and it can't fill out either color gamut very well. Due to its low contrast ratio, it can't display dark saturated colors very well, either.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has great SDR accuracy out of the box. There are very few noticeable issues with the white balance and color accuracy. The color temperature is a bit warmer than the 6500K target, giving everything a slight red tint. Gamma is very close to the 2.2 target we use for a moderately-lit room.
The white balance and gamma were very easy to calibrate, and are nearly perfect. The color management system isn't very effective, though, and colors are more difficult to calibrate overall.
You can see our full calibration settings here.
The LG NANO75 has okay gray uniformity. There are a few bright vertical bands across the screen, but they're not really noticeable with real content. The corners of the screen are darker, and there's a bit of dirty screen effect in the center, which is noticeable when watching sports or anything with a uniform color near the center. Near-black scenes look much better.
The LG NANO75 has poor black uniformity. The entire screen looks cloudy and patchy due to the low contrast ratio and the lack of a local dimming feature.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has a decent viewing angle, which is important if you have a wide seating arrangement or like to move around with the TV on. Colors barely shift even at a wide angle, but there's a drop in brightness at a moderate angle that causes the image to fade and appear washed out. The 50" model has a worse viewing angle, so it's not as good for a wide seating arrangement.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has great reflection handling. The semi-gloss anti-reflective coating helps reduce mirror-like reflections significantly, but since it can't get very bright, bright glare is still distracting.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series upscales 480p content, like from DVDs, well.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series use an IPS panel. The RGB subpixel layout helps ensure text from a PC is clear and easy to read.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has a decent response time. There's very little overshoot or undershoot, so the total response time is good, but there's quite a bit of motion blur behind fast-moving objects. There's also a distracting duplicate image caused by the TV's low-frequency backlight flicker, which you can't eliminate.
Sadly, this TV uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to change the apparent brightness of the display, causing noticeable flicker at all backlight levels. The backlight flickers at a low frequency, causing duplications in motion.
There's no optional backlight strobing feature on this TV, commonly known as black frame insertion (BFI). The backlight always flickers at a fixed frequency, which acts similar to a BFI feature and helps reduce persistence blur, but it also causes a noticeable image duplication.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has an optional motion interpolation feature to improve the appearance of motion. It helps smooth out motion a bit in slower scenes; however, there are noticeable artifacts in busier scenes.
Thanks to the relatively slow response time, there's just a bit of stutter when watching movies or other low frame rate content.
The LG NANO75 2022 removes judder from 24p sources like a Blu-ray player or streaming device with a Match Frame Rate feature, like an Apple TV, as well as from the native apps. The Real Cinema feature has to be enabled to remove judder, but this setting doesn't add any soap opera effect. Sadly, it can't remove judder from 60Hz sources like most cable boxes like the LG UQ8000, which is a lower-end version of this TV.
Unfortunately, this TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, and most sizes don't support any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rates. The 86" model is a bit different, though, as it has a 120Hz refresh rate and supports FreeSync. If you prefer something that has a 120Hz refresh rate with all of its sizes, then look into the LG QNED80.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has fantastically low input lag, resulting in extremely responsive gaming or desktop experience if you're using it as a PC monitor.
Unfortunately, the LG NanoCell 75 Series can't display chroma 4:4:4 properly when sent a 1080p signal, so text is a bit fuzzy and colors aren't quite displayed properly. There's no issue at 4k, though, and text is clear and sharp from a PC as long as you set your computer's resolution to 4k.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series can't take full advantage of the PS5 and Xbox Series S|X consoles, as it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and lacks any advanced gaming features like variable refresh rate support. It does have an automatic low latency feature, though, which detects when you're playing a game and automatically switches to 'Game' mode, ensuring you always get a low latency gaming experience without having to adjust your TV's settings each time. The 86" model has two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, and it has greater compatibility with the PS5 and Xbox Series S|X, including 4k @ 120Hz support.
This TV only supports the base HDR10 format. Unlike higher-end LG TVs, it doesn't support HDR10+ or Dolby Vision. The 86" model has two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports.
Although it doesn't have any HDMI 2.1 inputs, this TV supports eARC on HDMI 2. Unfortunately, it doesn't support DTS, which is often used for the main audio track for movies on Blu-ray, so you might be better off connecting your player directly to your surround system.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series has an okay frequency response. It's well-balanced in the mids and low treble range, so dialogue is clear and easy to understand. Like most TVs, though, it has very little bass response with no thump or rumble. It gets decently loud, but if you're in a noisy environment and need to increase the volume, there's a bit of compression.
There's quite a bit of harmonic distortion on this TV, especially at max volume.
The LG NanoCell 75 Series runs the 2022 version of LG's webOS proprietary smart interface. The interface is fast and easy to use, and the updated version now supports user profiles, meaning you can customize the home page for different users. LG advertises this as version 22, which is a shift from the previous versioning system. Internally, it appears that LG still uses the old versioning system, as the "TV Information" page reports the webOS TV version as version 7.1.0.
Unfortunately, like almost all smart TVs on the market, there are ads throughout the smart interface, and you can't fully disable them.
The LG NANO75 2022 has a great selection of additional apps.
This TV comes with the same LG Magic Remote found on high-end LG TVs, like the LG C2 OLED. You can use the remote like a pointer, making it easy to navigate through menus. It also supports voice control, which works well. You can use voice commands to change inputs, open apps, search within apps for content, and even adjust basic settings.
There's a single button located on the bottom of the TV in the middle. You can turn the TV on or off with it, change inputs or channels, or control the volume.