Launched in the year 2022, the 50QNED806QA is a 50" 4K TV from LG. It comes with a True 10-bit VA panel. The maximum resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 89 ppi.
Now, the next important feature of a display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, but don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
As this TV features a 50 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! Meaning it will produce color accurate images by default.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that the TV can display.
In layman terms, this specification 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.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Other than color accuracy, you should look at the static contrast specification as it influences the picture quality the same way.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Apart from this, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Also, a TV with high constrast ratio allows you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV features a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to produce deep blacks. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and HDR10.
Coming to brightness, it is can achieve a peak luminance of 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by Edge LED (Local Dimming) technology.
If you are planning to use a TV other than watching videos — say as a PC monitor or Gaming, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both the input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which your inputs changes the content of your TV. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
Although for better experience, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 50 inches vertically and 44.1 inches horizontally. Coming to thickness, it is just 1.9 inches thick.
In total the TV weighs 14.38 kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 14.02 Kilograms.
Speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 200 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
Hardware and Audio
The LG 50QNED806QA comes with a 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any information on the RAM on the TV's official specsheet.
The UI on this TV is powered by webOS 22 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are two HDMI 2.0 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.
For connecting USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x Satellite In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the LG 50QNED806QA include a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Now, speaking of speakers, LG has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the 50QNED806QA.
Speaking of power usage, on average, it uses 71 Watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 Watts.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.