Eye candy

Eye candy

Gaming and Netflix is bliss on this 100Hz TV

This 65-inch premium LG NanoCell AI ThinQ LCD television has an extremely high contrast ratio, wide viewing angle, is easy to use with LG's WebOS that can be controlled with a wireless pointer remote, and not absurdly priced.

The TV gave me the best Netflix sessions that I have ever experienced. Colours popped, moving objects were zippy with no noticeable ghosting, and the navigation was seamless and easy enough for a 10-year-old girl to navigate.

Contrast ratio -- the ratio between the whitest white and the blackest black the TV can produce -- is generally considered one of the most important aspects of picture quality. While this LG TV may not be flawless in this aspect, it comes relatively close. LG's NanoCell technology trunks the pixel size to a nano level and pushes the detail level and colour production to a superb high. Even though this TV can go really dim, and dark scenes will look pitch black, it is still an LCD screen at the end of the day. Watching dark content in a dark room will not be as good as on an OLED TV. LCD screens do not turn off pixels entirely for dark scenes, resulting not in black but dark grey instead. But, if you're not watching in a pitch-dark room, you will not notice the little light in those pitch-black scenes at all.

The TV's filmmaker mode lets the content creator set motion smoothing and display movies in the way they intended. I personally found it a little too dark for my liking, preferring vivid mode most of the time.

This screen has a much wider viewing angle than OLED TVs, which is suitable for a large movie party.

The TV's low input lag makes playing games a surreally smooth experience. Even with an inferior game console like the Nintendo Switch, the TV's AI system made the picture sharper, crisper and more smooth than any TV I have tried; it's even better than the Switch's own display.

I find LG's Magic Remote to be head of its class with an easy-to-use air pointer. While not as sophisticated as Android and with way less apps, its WebOS operating system is intuitive, amazingly simple to use, with large menus, and does most things as good and at a faster pace than Android. However, if you prefer Android, you can plug an Android box or a Chromecast dongle into any of the TV's HDMI ports.

The LG NanoCell AI ThinQ works seamlessly with the wireless DeX function on this year's top Samsung phones, enabling the user to stream content from their phone to the TV.

The TV weighs 25.7kg, making adjustment after setting it up difficult, unless you have plenty of friends to help out.

It has two HDMI 2.1 ports that can take up to 10K picture quality at 120Hz refresh rate with Dynamic HDR for better colour and contrast ratio. This port will be especially useful for upcoming game consoles, such as the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, and should be future proof for the next five to 10 years.

Funny note: My mother dislikes this TV because it is too big, heavy, and takes up too much of our living room space.

However, I really enjoyed my time with this TV and could easily see myself purchasing it.

SPECS

Model number: LG NanoCell AI ThinQ–65NANO91
Screen: 65-inch 4K (3840 x 2160p) IPS LCD
Size with stand: 1,456 x 910 x 324mm
CPU: A7 Gen3 processor 4K
OS: WebOS
Connections: HDMI 2.1 (2), HDMI 2.0 (2), USB (3),
Optical Digital Audio, Headphone out, Bluetooth 5.0, Screen Share
Supports: HDR10 Pro, 4K Upscaler, Dolby vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, FreeSync, Filmmaker mode, Bluetooth surround, Netflix, Apple TV HGiG, VRR, Sports alert
Other: Three-year warranty, Magic Remote included
Price: 52,500 baht



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