Launched in the year 2022, the 86QNED919QA is a 86" 4K TV from LG. It comes with a True 10-bit IPS panel.
The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 51 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display that impacts picture quality is Color Gamut.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. As this TV features a 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 color accurate images AS IT IS intended.
What is Color gamut ?
Color gamut spec of a TV is a measure of the range of colors that the TV can show.
In layman terms, this specification tells the ability of a display to produce accurate colors. A TV with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Next in the list of important specifications that will impact your experience is Static Contrast.
What is Static Contrast ratio ?
A TV with high enough static contrast ratio will produce natural deep blacks while a TV with low contrast ratio (<1000:1) will produce images that will look dusty as shown below.
As you imagine, this will affect your experience considerably.
Also, 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, 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 comes with a static contrast ratio of 8000:1., good enough to produce deep blacks and eye-catching visuals. The panel comes with local dimming technology which is a plus.
Dolby Vision, HDR10 Pro, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Vision IQ are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.
Coming to brightness, the peak brightness it can achieve is 250 nits. The panel of this TV is powered by Mini LED backlight technology.
If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can ignore these specs. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
Unfortunately, we cannot find the input lag specification for this unit. Now, since this is not a cheap TV from LG, input lag on this TV could be 20ms or below.
Understanding Input lag and response time
This lag is the latency at which key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your display. 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 less than 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The TV measures 86 inches vertically and 75.47 inches horizontally.
It is just 1.18 inches thick.
It weighs 50.8 Kgs and an additional 3.8 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Speaking of ergonomics — VESA mount is supported on this TV with an interface size of 600 x 400 mm. However, there is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support in this TV.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, we could'nt find any info about the total RAM on this TV.
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, you will have 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 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.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 10W speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you don't have to invest on an external sound system.
Speaking of power consumption, it consumes 167 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
It supports a power outlet of 220 V - 240 V/50 Hz - 60 Hz.