Frequently LG’s ignored mid-range NanoCell TVs punch over their price tag and last year’s LG Nano91 is a valid example
LG flaunts a broad OLED range yet NanoCell models like the LG Nano91 offer a more wallet-accommodating passage point into the organization’s TV arrangement. The Nano91’s board can’t accomplish the singing splendor or extraordinary difference of its OLED stablemates yet is as yet ready to convey great picture quality and a large group of brilliant elements.
That picture quality is thanks to LG’s proprietary NanoCell technology, which sees an additional layer of “nano” particles added to the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) of the Nano91’s panel. These tiny particles absorb duller, unwanted light wavelengths to help enhance the vividity with which primary colours are displayed on the screen.
The result is an optimised viewing experience that delivers a wider colour palette than typical LCD LED televisions along with purer, sharper colours. Picture quality isn’t the only thing the LG Nano91 has got going for it, however.
LG has managed to squeeze a considerable amount of entertainment innovation into a TV that costs less than £1,000 in its 55in form. And although it may not have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive LG OLED models, it’s still a very capable 4K contender.
The LG Nano91sits at the top of LG’s 4K 2021 NanoCell range and is powered by the company’s α7 Gen4 Processor 4K. It boasts support for the Dolby Vision IQ, Cinema HDR, HDR10 Pro and HLG HDR formats and its panel features Full Array Dimming, which allows precise control of individual LED brightness, resulting in improved contrast and increased picture detail.
Unlike the cheaper Nano75 and Nano80, the Nano91 won’t be updated with the company’s fifth-generation chip in 2022 but it remains a very appealing piece of kit. The IPS panel helps maintain consistent picture quality when viewing the television from wide angles, while the AI processor is able to optimise picture clarity and audio based on the type of content you’re watching.
Additionally, the chip’s AI Brightness Control takes ambient lighting into account and alters screen brightness and tone mapping accordingly to ensure the perfect picture whatever the conditions.
While you’d typically find sub-£1,000 TVs lacking audio oomph, the Nano91 offers a more than reasonable 40W of output from its 2.2 channel sound setup. There’s support for Dolby Atmos and the Nano91 also benefits from the smarts of the α7 Gen4 Processor 4K, with the chip constantly analysing and optimising audio performance based on both the content source and the position of the TV within your room. On top of that clever auto-adjustment, the TV’s AI algorithm is able to mix the two-channel sound to produce a virtual 5.1 sound experience.