In 2021, LG released a new budget-friendly television with the NanoCell 75. So, is this 4K set any good for console gaming on systems such as the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch?
You can find out in this comparison guide.
The 2021 NANO75 is not a good entry-level television for the newer PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles as it lacks HDMI 2.1 ports in addition to not supporting 120 frames per second, Dolby Vision or Variable Refresh Rate.
The HDR brightness output is also very poor, which means that HDR-enabled games won’t look that good on its screen.
However, this LG television does offer very low input lag when you use its game mode setting.
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2021 NANO75 Screen Sizes
You can find the available scree size offerings, as well as the associated model numbers, of the 2021 NanoCell 75 below:
- 43″ (43NANO75UPA)
- 50″ (50NANO75UPA)
- 55″ (55NANO75UPA)
- 65″ (65NANO75UPA)
- 70″ (70NANO75UPA)
- 75″ (75NANO75UPA)
- 86″ (86NANO75UPA)
Does the 2021 NANO75 have any HDMI 2.1 ports?
The 2021 NANO75 does not feature any HDMI 2.1 ports. Instead, it comes equipped with three HDMI ports.
Legacy Consoles Support
As for older consoles that don’t use the HDMI input, the 2021 NANO75 comes with an antenna/cable input, which you should be able to use to connect the NES, Super NES, Sega Genesis as well as other similar systems from that time period.
Composite input is not supported.
2021 NANO75 HDR Features
The NANO75 supports the HDR10 format is used by the PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
This LG entry level television also supports HLG. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature Dolby Vision, local dimming nor wide color gamut.
2021 NANO75’s HDR Brightness in Game Mode
For HDR to really impress, your TV should be able to output at least 500 nits in brightness.
According to tests done by RTINGS.com, the 2021 NANO75 can only reach 262 nits when playing a HDR video game by using the TV’s game mode settings.
You can find the full HDR brightness test results below (via RTINGS):
- HDR Real Scene Highlight: 262 nits
- HDR Peak 2% Window: 187 nits
- HDR Peak 10% Window: 268 nits
- HDR Peak 25% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Peak 50% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Peak 100% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Sustained 2% Window: 186 nits
- HDR Sustained 10% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Sustained 25% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Sustained 50% Window: 267 nits
- HDR Sustained 100% Window: 267 nits
- HDR ABL: 0.025
Native Refresh Rate
The 2021 version of the NanoCell 75 has a native refresh rate of 60 Hz. For console gaming, this means that this TV can display 60 frames per second at the maximum.
Adaptive Sync Support
The 2021 NANO 75 does not any adaptive sync modes.
On the console side, the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X (as well as the PS5 in the future), use Variable Refresh Rate to help stop any stuttering and screen tearing from appearing in games that can’t hold a stable frame rate.
2021 NANO75’s Input Lag in Game Mode
According to tests done by RTINGS.com, the 2021 NanoCell 75 is excellent at latency reduction when you utilized its game mode settings.
For a responsive gaming experience, we recommend getting a 4K TV that have less than 30 milliseconds of delay based on your controller inputs. With game mode enabled, the 2021 NANO75 has a maximum latency of just 10.1 milliseconds.
You can find the full input delay test results below (via RTINGS):
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.1 ms
- 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.0 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.0 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 9.8 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 10.0 ms
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 117.8 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 117.7 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate with Interpolation: 117.7 ms
Is the 2021 NANO75 good for PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
The 2021 NANO75 is not really suitable for the new PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S consoles due to the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports in addition to missing support for 120 Hz, Dolby Vision and Variable Refresh Rate.
While the HDR10 format is supported, the HDR brightness level of this screen is too low to properly show off HDR games.
Is the 2021 NANO75 good for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?
On the bright side, the 2021 NANO75 features very low latency. Therefore, you should have no problems with lag on the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in addition to older HDMI consoles such as the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Due to the aforementioned subpar HDR brightness levels, HDR games running on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X won’t look good on this LG TV.