LG QNED90 (LCD)

LG QNED90 (65" LCD)

LG QNED90 (LCD)

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BEST RATING
Gaming:
4.4
PICTURE QUALITY: Good7.3/10
MOVIES & TV: Fair6.8/10
GAMING: Very Good8.1/10
SPORTS: Fair6.7/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Good7.6/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.0/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.7/10

The LG QNED90 is a premium-priced LCD TV offering a 65-inch screen and generally good picture quality, with very good gaming performance. It performs well in dark and bright rooms alike and offers good sound quality. It features LED FALD IPS screen technology and supports various HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HLG, and HDR10, without HDR10+ support. This TV has 4 HDMI ports, but it does not have particularly great speakers. If gaming and a broad viewing angle are important to you and you are willing to invest in a higher-priced option, the LG QNED90 could be suitable. However, for watching sports, its performance is only fair, and for movies or series watching, it's also fair, so dedicated movie buffs or sports fans might want to consider other options. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good overall picture quality
  • Very good gaming experience
  • Good bright room performance
  • Good gray and black uniformity
  • Wide viewing angle
Cons
  • Fair dark room performance
  • No support for HDR10+
  • Fair performance with reflections
  • Local dimming performance is average

Ratings by Category

Gaming:
4.4
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.4
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.3
The LG QNED90 is good for watching cartoons and animation because it displays a wide and accurate range of colors right out of the box, which means the vibrant, varied shades common in animated content are well-represented. The TV also has a decent color volume, ensuring it can reproduce these colors across different levels of brightness, which is key for maintaining the vividness of animations in various lighting conditions.
Bright Room:
4.3
The LG QNED90 is suited for bright rooms due to its very good SDR and HDR brightness, which allows it to produce bright images that can combat glare. However, its reflections handling is only fair, which means it can struggle with direct reflections, although it will still perform adequately in most bright environments.
Overall Picture:
4.1
The LG QNED90 delivers good picture quality due to its effective local dimming feature and high HDR brightness, enhancing contrast and making highlights pop in HDR content. Additionally, this TV offers a wide color gamut and maintains color volume, which means it reproduces a wide range of colors accurately, making images look vibrant and true to life.
Movies & TV shows:
3.8
The LG QNED90 offers fair performance for watching movies and cinematic TV owing to its adequate local dimming feature that enhances contrast, but falls short due to its less impressive black uniformity which can affect the depth of blacks in dark scenes. Furthermore, the viewing experience is also impacted by its limited contrast capability, which is crucial for a true cinematic feel with deep and rich blacks.
Sports:
3.8
The LG QNED90 has fair motion processing which makes it less optimal for fast-moving scenes seen in sports, and while its response time is good, meaning it can handle fast action with less blur, this may not be enough to compensate for its motion processing shortcomings. Its handling of reflections and viewing angles, critical for sports watching, are not detailed here, so without this information, evaluating its performance for sports specifically based on reflection handling and viewing angles isn't possible.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$2,000
Brand
LG
Release Date
April 1, 2021
Full name
65QNED90
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOS
Sound Quality Score
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7/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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7.4/10
Bright Room Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Score
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8.1/10
Movies & TV Score
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6.8/10
Sports Score
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6.8/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.6" x 56.9" x 1.1"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
35.4" x 56.9"
Weight without Stand
57.8 lbs
VESA Mount
400 X 400

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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5.6/10
Local Dimming
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6.5/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2
Speaker Power
40 W
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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Stratos Kampourogiannis | September 2021
"When it comes to HDR brightness it has very bright highlights and impressive HDR. In terms of design the QNED90 looks beautiful. The TV did great with fast response times, excellent reactions and instant rendering of all our commands. If you look for a good performing premium 4K TV the QNED90 ticks all the boxes."

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