47.62"
26.79 "
55"
6'2"

LG 55NANO816QA

ABOUT THIS TV

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The 55NANO816QA is a 55 inch 4K TV from LG, launched in the year 2022. It comes with a 10-bit IPS panel. The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 80 ppi.

Picture Quality

Now, the very next specification of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.

This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, but don't worry, we have other means to guess that. Considering the TV features amassive 55 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! It will produce accurate colors AS IT IS intended.

What Color Gamut means ?

Color gamut spec of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the TV can display.

What this means is, it determines the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A display with low color gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), the result would be a "washed out" picture quality.

Different manufacturers use different measurement standards to define color gamut. Viz — sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.

But don't worry, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Now, next in the list that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.

Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV

A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that will look dusty as shown below.

Example of a display with low contrast ratio

As you imagine, this will impact your experience considerably.

Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.

If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.

This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., enough to achieve deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.

HDR10 Pro and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.

As for brightness, it is can produce a maximum luminance of 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED (Local Dimming) technology.

Gaming Performance

Now if you are planning to use the TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or Gaming, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time affects the performance.

Unfortunately, LG did not specify the input lag on this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from LG, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.

Understanding Input lag and response time

This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

But ideally, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

The width of this TV is 48.54 inches while its height is 30.75 inches.

It is just 1.74 inches thick.

It weighs 16.3 kgs and 1.6 kgs extra including stand.

Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any info on the available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.

The UI on this TV is powered by webOS 22 Operating System.

For display connectivity, LG has provided four HDMI 2.0 ports on this TV.

For connecting USB devices, you will have two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.

As for power usage, the TV uses 81 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.

Both 110V and 220V outlets are supported on this unit.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
LG
Type
Smart TV
Size
55" (inches)
Model Series
Nano81
Model Number
55NANO816QA
Operating System
Powered by webOS 22
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
55" 10 bit IPS Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits (8 bits + FRC) ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~80 ppi
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Response Time
N/A
Input Lag
N/A
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
Edge LED (Local Dimming)
Static Contrast
N/A
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 90-100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
4 x HDMI 2.0
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x CI+ 2.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: N/A
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 81 W
Maximum: 127 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
Yes
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 47.62 " (inches)
Height: 26.79 " (inches)
Diagonal: 55" (inches)
Body
Width: 48.54 " (inches)
Height: 28.19 " (inches)
Depth: 1.74 " (inches)
Weight: 16.3 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 48.54 " (inches)
Height: 30.75 " (inches)
Depth: 10.67 " (inches)
Weight: 17.9 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 300 x 300 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -20 °C - 60 °C
Operation: 0 °C - 40 °C
Humidity
Storage: 5 % - 85 %
Operation: 10 % - 80 %

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