47.62"
26.79 "
55"
6'2"

LG 55QNED816QA

ABOUT THIS TV

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The 55QNED816QA is a 55 inch 4K TV from LG, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 10-bit VA panel. It can achieve a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 80 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.

This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type.

Now, since the TV features a 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. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV will be Lifelike! Meaning it is capable of producing accurate colors by default.

What is Color gamut ?

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

A panel with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will not be pretty to look at.

Different manufacturers use different units to define color gamut. Such as — sRGB (most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB and rec.2020.

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

Color Gamut Chart

Next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.

Understanding Static Contrast

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 specification defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio less than 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:

Example of a disply with low contrast ratio

Moreover, such TVs are likely to suffer from backlight bleeds that will affect your experience — as shown below.

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

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, so lesser detail overall.

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 achieve deep blacks. For the record, it also comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.

HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), HDR10 and HDR10 Pro.

As for brightness, it is can achieve a maximum brightness of 250 nits. The backlight used on the panel is Edge LED (Local Dimming).

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.

Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, as this is not a cheap TV from LG, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.

What is Input lag ?

This lag is the latency at which key-presses/mouse movements changes the content of the screen. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

Although for better experience, look for a TV that features an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Ergonomics and Dimensions

Coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 300 mm is provided for wall-mounting. The unit doesn't come with Swivel, Tilt or Pivot support.

The TV measures 55 inches vertically and 48.54 inches horizontally. Coming to thickness, it is 1.74 inches thick. In total it weighs around 17.9 kilograms including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 16.3 Kilograms. So plan your space accordingly.

Hardware and Audio

The TV is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no information about the total available RAM on the TV's official specsheet.

The Operating System on this TV is webOS 22.

For display connectivity, LG has provided two HDMI 2.0 ports and two HDMI 2.1 ports on this TV.

To connect 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.

For wireless connectivity, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.

Now, for audio, LG has provided 2 x 10W built-in speakers on the TV.

In terms of power consumption, it uses 82 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.

It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
LG
Type
Smart TV
Size
55" (inches)
Model Series
QNED81
Model Number
55QNED816QA
Operating System
Powered by webOS 22
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
55" 10 bit VA Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~80 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 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
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0
  • 2 x HDMI 2.1
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 CI+ 1.4
  • 1 x Antenna (RF) (female)
  • 1 x Satellite In (F-type female)
  • 2 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x Optical Audio Out
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 82 W
Maximum: 129 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
G
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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