LG QNED-80-UQA 86" TV Review

7.22 Mixed Usages
7.4 TV Shows:
5.9 HDR Movies:
7.2 HDR Gaming:
7.4 Sports( Considering Day Light)
8.2 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2022 Rating: 4.3
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches , 77-90 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: QNED , Nanocell
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: WiFi , HDMI , USB , Ethernet , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Billion Rich Colors; Bluetooth Surround Ready; NVIDIA GEFORCE NOW; Room to Room Share
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, Hulu, Paramount+, Peacock, Youtube TV, Spotify, iHeartRadio and more

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 86 inches
Display Type QNED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)
Screen Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Viewing Angle 178°
Backlight Type: Direct
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: a7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
HDR (High Dynamic Range): Active HDR (HDR10, HLG), HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: 1200:1 native contrast ratio, decent for everyday viewing but blacks appear grayish in dark scenes.
Brightness: 300 nits peak brightness
Local Dimming: Limited local dimming results in noticeable blooming around bright objects in dark scenes.
Gray & Black Uniformity: Visible dirty screen effect (DSE) in some units, poor black uniformity due to edge-LED backlight and limited local dimming.
Viewing Angle: 178°
Reflections: Glossy screen reflects light, consider controlling ambient light or using an anti-glare screen protector.
Calibration: Out-of-the-box picture settings require calibration for optimal accuracy.
Pixels & Motion: 4K resolution, 14.4ms response time
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Upscaled adequately, but noticeable softness and artifacts.
Input Handling (1080p): Suitable for most content.
Input Handling (4k): Best picture quality with sharp details and vibrant colors.
Color Gamut: Covers around 85% of DCI-P3 color space, good for casual viewing but not ideal for professional use.
Color Volume: : Affects the richness and depth of colors.
Gradient & Response Time: 14.4ms response time & Smooth gradients, average response time (potential motion blur and ghosting).
Supported Resolutions: Up to 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 60 Hz
Interface: Glossy screen with bezels, basic stand

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 4 ports
HDMI Version 2.1
Audio Return Channel 1
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 2
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: 1

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: N/A
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : 4 x HDMI 2.1ports
HDMI 2.1 :
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes Supports HDCP 2.2 copy protection for playing protected content.
ATSC Tuner: Includes tuner for over-the-air broadcasts.
USB 3.0 : Yes
Variable Analog Audio Out: N/A
Wi-Fi : Wi-Fi Certified 802.11ac

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : ARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : N/A
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : N/A
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: N/A
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : N/A
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: N/A
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: N/A
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : Not Support
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: Downward-firing speakers deliver thin, weak sound with limited bass and narrow soundstage.
Voice Clarity: Voices are generally clear, but dialogue might sound slightly muffled in complex scenes.
Distortion: Low at moderate volume levels, increases at higher volumes.
Frequency Response: 14.4ms
Bass: Limited low-frequency response, lacking punch and rumble.
Soundstage: Sound appears to come directly from the TV, lacking width and depth.
Immersion: Limited soundstage and weak bass make it unsuitable for immersive audio experiences like Dolby Atmos.
Dolby Atmos Support: Not supported
Audio Passthrough: ARC (Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1)
Recommendation: Due to the limitations of the built-in speakers, a soundbar or external speaker system is highly recommended for a significantly improved audio experience

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System webOS
CPU / Processor α7 Gen 5 AI Processor
Graphic Processor / GPU N/A
RAM 3 GB
Storage 8 GB
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Supported

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: N/A
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): Up to 120Hz
Additional Features: May include Game Optimizer settings for picture adjustments in gaming mode.

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device Yes
Remote App LG TV Plus , LG ThinQ

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions (75.8*43.2*15.6)inches With Stand
Style Modern and minimalist design with a thin bezel profile.
Back & Borders: Black plastic back panel. Thin bezels around the screen.
Thickness:
Build Quality: Uses common TV materials, sufficient for normal use.
Longevity: Difficult to predict, 1-year warranty
Stand: Two-legged plastic stand
Included Components: Stand, Power Cable, Remote Control Battery (AA), Magic Remote, Quick Start Guide

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 7.4
HDR Movies: 5.9
HDR Gaming: 7.2
Sports( Considering Day Light) 7.4
PC Monitor (): 8.2
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