This qned 966pb now were used to lg championing oled technology in their higher end tvs, thats organic light emitting diode, where the screen is composed of lots of little pixels as their own light source. So in dark scenes they really turn down or switch off completely and you get loads of contrasts. They also make a load of led backlit lcd screens as well, though, and not just basic ones. In recent years, theyve championed nano cell technology, which is a layer of micro particles that helps filter out unwanted light from the led backlight gives you more intense, colors now with qned, i think itll probably end up being called qned. Lg have gone a stage further. The term doesnt stand for anything directly, its a sort of loose amalgamation of quantum dot and mini led. The screen incorporates both of those technologies – quantum dots, of course, weve seen before, notably from the likes of samsung. These are another set of micro particles in the screen that vibrate in response to light and emit their own light. Broadening the color palette mini leds, though now the idea of those is that, instead of having just a few leds backlighting the screen, you have loads and loads and loads of them organized into small groups. So when youve got dark areas in a scene or completely black areas, they either turn down or switch off completely giving you a very highly controllable form of micro, local dimming, increasing the contrast now lg say that theyre on the screen like this, you get up to 30 000 of these mini leds organized in up to two and a half thousand groups.

The exact number depends upon the model. The companys first qned sets are big. The 8k models come in 65, 75 and 86 inch sizes, the 4k ones 65 and 75 inch and in pricing terms, the 4k ones are priced just beneath the companys, cheapest, accessible oleds and the 8k models are quite a bit cheaper than the oled equivalents. They seem to be aiming them at people who want a decent quality, very large tv without spending the earth. First impressions are excellent. You get good strong, colors and lots of contrast with deep, dark, blacks and very bright highlights its brighter overall than an oled screen. Not quite as bright as some of the brightest lcds, but you still get lots of dynamic range and viewing angles are pretty good too, while youre watching some magnificent hdr high resolution wildlife footage. For example, the tv looks excellent. It supports hdr10, hlg and dolby vision, but not hdr 10, plus, incidentally, im also impressed with the way the tv upscales, normal hd and indeed plain old standard definition, still looks very good on this screen. There are a few issues you can get a bit of blooming around highlights in the picture, for example, a particularly bright caption. That didnt worry me also, you could get a slight lack of uniformity in areas of similar color, say sand or sky in a landscape. That seems to be software related to the brightness patterns of the leds, rather than actually any physical characteristic of the screen.

More disturbing was the way the background lighting sometimes took time to react to shock changes, for example in in the joker in the early sequence, with the psychiatrist every time the shot changed. It took fractions of a second for the micro leds to switch on and off in the background, and it was a slightly disturbing effect. Interestingly, i only got these effects when i was watching the uhd blu ray version of the film, not a lower quality streaming version, which suggests almost that theres just so much data going on from the the blu ray that the processor cant cope with all that data And managing all these leds, as well so its something that one could look forward to being sorted out with later versions of the software and indeed more powerful processes in the future. In spite of the thinness of the tv audio quality through the built in speakers is actually rather value. Good have the undisputed giants in the field? John bentley. Do you even get a bit of stereo separation and many customers? I think wouldnt want to bother with a separate sound bar or audio system. However, the tv also supports dolby, atmos and dolby atmos pass through and, if youre going to use those, i think you probably do need a separate system, because the tv doesnt do it justice and also actually the volume levels, are quite low without moss. I found at times, fortunately there are four hdmi 2.

1 sockets, two of which support arc and e arc, so it shouldnt be a problem connecting one of the latest sound bars, theres, also an optical out, surprisingly, for an lg tv, theres, no 3.5 millimeter out uh. This wouldnt necessarily be a problem, but i found bluetooth headphone support rather poor, with a lot of lip sync issues on on a variety of the of the latest current spec headphones. That was a real disappointment. Uh, you might need to invest in some sort of optical out to headphone solution. If you do a lot of personal listening with this tv for gaming, the tv has a quick response. Time and low input lag, but no variable refresh rate support, uses. The latest version of lgs web os 6.0, which has now a much more full screen approach and theres, also support for airplay google assistant and alexa theres, a filmmaker mode, which is supposed to show films as the director intended by turning off extraneous settings. But i found i usually had to go a bit further uh. I had to turn true motion off completely, for example. So should you buy one well, i think it depends on your attitudes to technology. If youre, eternally optimistic and always looking on the bright side of life, then youll probably be able to overlook those minor issues with the backlighting and console yourself. That youve got a very good quality lcd tv at a reasonable price. If, on the other hand, you worry about all those sorts of things, then you may wish you bought something else.

Possibly one of lgs, smaller oled sets either way.