Review: LG SM8600 NanoCell UHD 4K TV

Guest blog by Oliver,

Whilst all recent talk in the TV industry is of the popular OLED and QLED panels at the top end of the market, it is actually the LED models that are the most purchased by our loyal customers. With this in mind, LG have released the best mid-range TV to date… the NanoCell! With a smaller price tag and all of the benefits of its top tier competitors – what’s not to love?

The NanoCell SM8600 range is an entry level TV that directly competes with Samsung’s QLED Q60 series and comes in a variety of sizes from 49” to 75”. Much like the Q60, the SM8600 has an edge-lit backlighting system with rows of LEDs placed either side of the set to beam into the centre of the screen and mix up with the liquid crystal display to create a stunning result. With Ultra HD, 4K technology, you can enjoy all of your favourite content at the highest quality possible. Nano Colour delivers a stunning visual with NanoCell technology that enhances the purity of the colours using 1nm nanoparticles. This ensures that your TV looks brilliant from any angle.

Replacing last year’s SK8000, the SM8600 has an IPS (in-plane switching) type panel. With this type of panel you have more power to keep up with all of the activity on your TV screen. A perfect pick for gamers, this TV series also has an ultra-low input lag, which often means the difference between winning and failing. It also comes with 4 HDMI and 3 USB ports, with one being directed out of the side to create easy access when wall-mounted. 

Connectivity is also aided by the addition of Airplay 2 that enables you to effortlessly share films, TV shows, photos and more straight from your iPhone, iPad or Mac to your NanoCell TV. Better yet, it even features Google Chromecast among its smart features. This is one of the only entry level TVs that comes with both. So whether you’re an avid Android user or an Apple fanatic, you can still cast great content on your brand new TV.

The SM8600 is more intelligent than ever thanks to LG’s ThinQ AI technology that listens, thinks and answers. With the help of Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa devices, you can control your entire home via your TV!  Other notable features include Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. With their help you can transform your TV into an entertainment powerhouse. Enjoy advanced image and sound technology that has been inspired by cinema with an optimised picture and three-dimensional sound. Together they guarantee a spectacular, more lifelike experience in every scene – it’s ultra vivid picture and powerful audio seems to flow all around you.

In summary, this latest range from LG is guaranteed to be a popular purchase in 2020 and it will be no surprise when NanoCell becomes a household name alongside its OLED and QLED competitors. It has all of the features that you would expect from a top tier model without the hefty price tag. To find out more click here or visit your nearest Hughes store for a friendly chat with our team of experts.