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LG 86QNED99 Review: A very attractive 8K TV

4.5 VOTES: 30 TECHWEEK
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Technological advances continue to advance in an incredible way in almost any electronic product, obviously televisions are not far behind and every year we find features that were almost impossible a long time ago. A firm that is constantly working to improve its models is LG , which is considered one of the best for acquiring televisions. However, this time we want to take a step forward and talk about his most powerful creation so to speak. We are talking specifically about the LG 86QNED996PB that stands out for its 8K resolution.

Exterior design of the LG 86QNED99

A design worthy of the high-end thanks to the construction details that have been implemented

The first thing we should highlight about the LG 86QNED99 is that it includes quite a nice aesthetic that, in my personal opinion, seems very attractive. We did not expect less considering that we are talking about the high range, therefore, its appearance is premium and it will include very colorful details. Of course, we must consider that it is the 86-inch version , a size that requires ample space.

Depending on where it is going to be placed, the most advisable thing is to acquire the VESA support, which allows you to install the television more easily, especially if you plan to have it on the wall. With this we get a better view that takes full advantage of the positive points of the design , for example, the front that fascinates us for including quite thin bezels that end up unleashing excellent elegance.

Said beauty ends up being complemented by a matte black chassis that allows us to visualize a minimalist style that usually integrates perfectly with almost any decoration or environment. The most attractive thing about this theme is the slim style that the TV offers in general , which keeps us with a great aesthetic from any angle. In addition, we have a construction with very resistant materials.

Connectivity

We receive a truly complete connectivity that integrates the essential options for a good job, for example, its four HDMI 2.1 versions that provide us with great performance with any device that we are going to connect. We also find three USB 2.0 ports  that we can use to play or record content. In case you want to improve the internet connection we have  Ethernet RJ45 .

We find other interesting physical connections such as its satellite input, its output for digital audio or its RF-type antenna. This model includes compatibility with second-generation DVB-T2/S2/C tuners, allowing us to better scan television channels. Now let’s talk about the wireless issue of which we have no complaints, since we are going to find the expected options to receive such as Wi-Fi ,  Bluetooth 5.0  and  DLNA .

Image quality and functions in general of the LG 86QNED99

The most important issue of the LG 86QNED996PB is the image it offers us. Since last year, some 8K models have been released, however, most were left to owe due to the poor optimization they offered in terms of quality. However, that is sought to change in these new versions that are much more powerful in every way . In principle, with the included definition we will see better details.

To begin with, the realism of the scenes will be on another level, although this depends a lot on the content being able to reproduce a quality as it is. Unlike the previous models, this one includes a Mini LED panel that behaves much better with said definition . In this way we obtain a great backlight that will behave up to the task regardless of the environment where we are located, whether it is dark or bright.

Another positive point is all the enhancement technologies that are going to be offered. We would like to talk about each one, but it would end up being a very long article that will surely end up boring you. Therefore, we will only mention what is achieved with these functions , and that is that most of them focus on essential parameters for the image, for example, the color is appreciated in a more vivid way.

For its part, the contrast and brightness present a better sharpness with more precise levels for the content that we are viewing. We must also point out that the movements are really fluid thanks to the refresh rate that reaches 120 Hz. In general terms, we will have a well-achieved image. As if that were not enough, we note that there is compatibility with  Dolby Vision ,  HDR10 Pro ,  HGL  and  Dolby Vision IQ .

Sound

Being a premium television, the audio will not be a problem and we will obtain an experience that is too high regardless of the content we are enjoying. To begin with, four speakers are integrated   that together provide a power of  40W that could already be enough for a good job.

However, two subwoofers are also added,  reaching  20W and giving us a quality that is very little offered. As if that were not enough, a wide variety of technologies are also implemented that will result in a totally immersive sound, especially in dialogues.

Analysis of the software / Smart TV and more notable features

The LG 86QNED99 includes the most recent webOS update , therefore, we are going to enjoy a very high optimization and security that translate into a fairly fluid platform in its navigation, in addition,  we witness an intuitive system that facilitates the search for any function that we want to use . We emphasize that its catalog of applications is extensive and offers us the most popular options of the moment.

For example,  Netflix ,  YouTube ,  Prime Video ,  HBO Max ,  Disney+ ,  Star+ ,  Apple TV  and  Spotify  thus achieving an extraordinary amount of content to enjoy on the television. Of course, almost most of these platforms are paid and a monthly subscription is required. Likewise, we find compatibility with  Google Assistant  and  Alexa , two assistants to control functions using only the voice.

In case you have an iPhone, iPad or Mac, you should know that this television includes  Apple AirPlay 2  and  Apple HomeKit , which are perfect options in case you want to transmit all kinds of content from these devices. At the gaming level we do not have something so spectacular, however, an interesting improvement is offered through Game Optimizer . Exploring the system you will find amazing and unique features for this TV.

LG 86QNED99: Pros and cons

PROS:

  • Good design
  • connectivity
  • Image
  • Mini-LED panel
  • enhancement features
  • Good sound
  • OS
  • Google Assistant and Alexa
  • Apple AirPlay 2 and Apple Homekit
  • good for gaming

CONS:

  • Without USB 3.0
  • Price

 

Specifications:

Make model LG 86QNED996PB – LG 86QNED99
Size 86″ (218.4cm)
Resolution 8K Ultra HD (7680 x 4320 pixels)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Frequency 100Hz / 120Hz (Hertz)
Backlight Mini-LEDs
SmartTV Yes, webOS 6.0
Integrated Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
3D No
usb recorder Yes
tuners
  • Analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • DVB-T2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-S2
Sound
  • Speakers: 4 x 10 W (Watts)
  • Subwoofer: 2 x 10 W (Watts)
  • 4.2CH
  • AI Sound Pro
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Dolby-Digital
  • Bluetooth Surround Ready
  • LG Sound Sync
  • Sound Mode Sync
  • TV Sound ModeShare
  • UltraSurround
  • WISA 5.1ch speakers
Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth) 1098 x 1917 x 29.1mm
Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth) 1162 x 1917 x 452mm
Weight (Without / With stand) 54.9kg / 55kg
VESA compatibility Yes, 400 x 400mm
HDMI ports 4
USB ports 3
other connectors
  • dlna
  • EthernetRJ45
  • Satellite input (F-type female)
  • optical audio output
  • Antenna (RF) (female)
IC+ Integrated Yes, v1.4
Energy Class Category G
Content / Accessories
  • Remote control
  • batteries
  • current cable
  • user’s Guide

 

What do you think?

4.5 / 5. 30

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