Launched in the year 2022, the 86QNED90UQA is a 86" 4K TV from LG. It features a True 10-bit IPS panel. The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 51 ppi.
Now, the next important feature of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
LG did not provide a color gamut rating for this TV. But don't worry, we have other means to guess that.
As this TV features amassive 86 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 will be Lifelike! It will produce accurate colors out of the box.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut specification of a display is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can show.
In layman terms, this specification determines the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A display with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), so the image produced will look "washed out" in colors.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few.
But you don't need to worry about that, below is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast ratio of a TV holds almost equal role in picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A TV with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Apart from this, such displays may suffer from backlight bleeds such as below:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
This will impact your experience, especially in a dark room.
Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, thus lesser detail overall.
This TV is rated with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to display deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming which is a plus.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of Dolby Vision, HDR10 Pro, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision IQ.
Coming to brightness, it is can achieve a peak luminance of 250 nits, which is powered by Mini LED backlight.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Sadly, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from LG, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the latency at which device inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
Although for better experience, get a TV that features an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, speaking of ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 600 x 400 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 75.47 inches and 45.71 inches respectively.
It is just 1.18 inches thick. Overall, it weighs 50.8 Kgs. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The TV comes with a Quad Core CPU. There is no information on the RAM on the TV's specsheet.
To power its UI, the TV runs webOS 22 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are 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 RS232 (C), 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
For audio, LG has provided 2 x 10W speakers on the 86QNED90UQA. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
Speaking of power consumption, on average, this TV consumes about 254.26 Watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 Watts.
It supports a power outlet of 100 V - 120 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.