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LG NanoCell Mini LED 4K TV review – you’ll be fighting over the remote

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  • VERDICT

The LG QNED91 NanoCell Mini LED 4K smart TV is simply stunning with excellent picture quality, modes to suit all types of viewers and the smarts to puts the latest content at your fingertips.

LG is well known for its OLED TVs, but its new NanoCell Mini LED TV is a stunning option with excellent picture quality, impressive black levels and a powerful easy-to-navigate operating system.

Tech Guide looked at the LG QNED91 65-inch Quantum Dot NanoCell Mini LED 4K TV.

This TV is also available in 75-inch and 85-inch.

While the LG OLED is the company’s flagship TV with inimitable black levels and superb colour, the new NanoCell TVs with Mini LED offer the sort of quality that’s not far behind.

The TV uses quantum dot technology – similar to Samsung and Hisense TVs – along with Mini LED backlights that offers far better contrast and colour reproduction.

And because the LEDs are so small it creates more zones to lighten and darken sections of the screen accurately.

The result is a sharp and accurate image with remarkable colour reproduction.

We watched a variety of content on the LG NanoCell TV and were surprised at the black levels it was producing.

Definition and clarity were excellent – the sharpness of the image, especially when viewing 4K, was a standout.

You can see people and objects clearly defined and the colours were as natural as looking out a window.

The Mini LED backlight comes in to play for excellent brightness when needed but they were also dark or off when they needed to be.

The result is remarkable contrast which is the icing on the cake when you already have the amazing clarity and colour.

The LG TV has Dolby Vision IQ – which sorts out the HDR (high dynamic range) on 4K content to the colours, contrast and brightness pop.

The LG QNED TV Mini LED backlight offers impressive blacks and natural colours

It also has HDR10 Pro so the TV can display compatible content brilliantly.

The great thing about the LG QNED91 is that it will appeal to all kinds of TV viewers.

Anyone looking for quality will find it – especially when viewing 4K UHD content on disk or on streaming services.

Sports fans will appreciate not only the great quality but also the 200Hz refresh rate that will smooth out the picture despite the constant fast movements.

This feature also helps if you like watching action movies.

And gaming fans will absolutely love the onboard Game Optimiser which offers its own control panel so you can be assured of a next-level experience with smooth gameplay, no stutter or lag and a VRR (variable refresh rate) to the match the game you’re playing.

Movie connoisseurs will also love Filmmaker mode which turns off the motion smoothing and presents films in the true cinematic sense as the director intended.

You’ll be fighting over the remote control.

The TV is powered by the LG Alpha 7 AI Gen4 Processor 4K that can analyse and optimise content – both video and audio – so everything you seen has been optimised to look amazing.

The onboard deep-learning algorithm actually uses a visual database to ensure objects are rendered accurately.

On the audio side, the TV has Dolby Atmos which can create a more atmospheric feel to what you’re watching.

This sounded OK and made us hear sounds coming from around the room but would not match the quality you’d get from a soundbar.

Another feature we really liked was Auto Volume Levelling which makes the voices clearer and at a more consistent volume.

The LG QNED TV also lives up to its smart TV tag as well with the webOS 6 operating system giving you a short cut to all your streaming services like Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Prime Video, Foxtel, Apple TV+, Kayo, Binge and many more.

4K content looked sharp and accurate with excellent colour reproduction

The system also presents all the trending shows and the shows you’re currently watching so you can find something to watch in an instant.

There’s also Apple AirPlay onboard so you can easily stream content from your iPhone, iPad and Mac to the TV instantly.

And the LG TV has the smarts too with its Home Dashboard which gives you access and control of the smart devices connected to the same network as the TV.

Here you can see smart lights, security cameras, speakers and other devices at a glance.

The Magic Remote still offers the movable pointer on the screen for easy navigation, and it also has shortcut keys for Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and a dedicated Movies button.

The LG NanoCell Mini LED 4K TV is available now and is priced at $3,976 (65-inch), $4,976 (75-inch) and $6,176 (86-inch).

These are recommended retail prices on LG’s website, but you will probably find lower prices in stores.

VERDICT

The LG QNED91 NanoCell Mini LED 4K smart TV is simply stunning with excellent picture quality, modes to suit all types of viewers and the smarts to puts the latest content at your fingertips.