The 27LQ615S-PU is a 27 inch Full HD TV from LG. It was launched in 2022. It comes with a True 8-bit IPS panel with Anti-glare/Matte (3H) finish. The max. resolution it can achieve is 1920 x 1080 @ 75 Hz with a pixel density of 81 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next most important feature of a display is its Color Reproduction (defined by its color gamut specification).
This TV comes with an NTSC 1953 color gamut coverage of 72%. This is equivalent to 100.36% sRGB. Thus the color reproduction quality on this TV should be excellent! Your content viewing experience will be truly immersive on this TV.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a display is a measure of the range of colors that it can produce.
A panel with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
For example, the color gamut of this TV is specified using NTSC 1953.
But don't worry, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, the static contrast specification of a TV has equally important role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast specification
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such displays are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will rob your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 1000 : 1. — good enough for a TV in this range.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness it can produce is 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Direct LED.
If you are planning to use your TV other than using it as a TV — say as a PC monitor or Gaming, you would want to get a TV with lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time affects the performance.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, IPS panels in general are known for high input lags and response times. So, the input lag on this TV could be greater than 20ms. Though, Non-FPS and casual games should be playable.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 75 x 75 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
The TV measures 27 inches vertically and 24 inches horizontally. In terms of thickness, it is just 2.91 inches thick. Overall it weighs around 3.75 kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 3.5 Kilograms.
Hardware and Audio
The Operating System on this TV is webOS 22.
For display connectivity, there is one HDMI 1.4 port on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes one USB port. Other connectivity ports include one Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) port.
There is no Wi-Fi connectivity option on this TV.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 5W speakers.
As for power consumption, it uses 51.2 watts on average and 0.31 watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.