LG QNED85T, 4K Ultra HD TV: price update

After the prices of the LG G4 and LG C4 Oled TV series, then those of the LG QNED91T Mini LED series, place the indicative prices of the LG QNED85T Mini LED TV series also presented at the CES show in Las Vegas 2024, which are now known.

The LG QNED85T LCD TV series has six references, the LG 50QNED85T (50'', 127 cm), LG 55QNED85T (55'', 140 cm), LG 65QNED85T (65'', 165 cm), LG 75QNED85T (75 '', 191 cm), LG 86QNED85T (86'', 218 cm) and LG 98QNED85T (98'', 249 cm).

LG QNED85T, main specifications££££

As a reminder, the LG QNED TV series top the brand's LCD range. Namely, the QNED85T screens, like the QNED80/81/82 2023 model year, use the Edge LED Local Dimming backlighting system (called Advanced Local Dimming at LG). On the other hand, the technology called QNED Color replaces that Quantum Dot Nanocell Color presented last year. Of course, the Nanocell process intended to offer extremely pure RGB colors for a very natural and dynamic on-screen rendering, by eliminating the wavelengths corresponding to the yellow color thanks to a layer of nanoparticles thick of 1 nm (to obtain very pure green and red hues) is always required.

Finally, we also note that the 2023 design of QNED TVs allows two TV positions, 35 mm or 75 mm in height, to easily accommodate a soundbar.

LG QNED85T, new Alpha 8 processor ££££

For the rest, we find the new Alpha 8 processor, a mix between last year's Alpha 7 Gen 4 and the present Alpha 9 Gen 7 on the new LG QNED99T series 2024 Ultra HD 8K, the presentation of which is to come. On the menu, the integration of many of the AI Picture and AI Sound features of the second name, for example the Dynamic Tone Mapping process and numerous artificial intelligence treatments, AI Super Upscaling for the image or 9.1 virtual surround sound .2, the AI Clear Sound or the Dynamic Sound Booster. Without forgetting of course AI ThinQ and the webOS interface which we will return to in more detail in future news. Ultimately, the Alpha 8 chip turns out to be 30% more efficient for AI functions than the Alpha 7 of previous QNED generations, with 2.3 times greater graphics capabilities and 60% greater overall speed.

Otherwise, LG announces that the Alpha 8 identifies faces and text displayed on the screen even more precisely to optimize settings. The result is an expected increase in sharpness and a complexion that is never found wanting.

LG QNED85T, what about HDR and sound?££££

If LG has not given any details on the HDR qualities of LG QNED85T televisions, these should not differ from those of LG QNED75 TVs /80 from last year. Which leads to the absence of HDR Dolby Vision in favor of HDR10. Likewise, no Dolby Atmos compatibility either. We will have to wait for a more detailed presentation of these screens to know precisely their equipment in the field.

In the audio chapter, the 2.0 sound section delivering a power of 20 W of LG QNED80/81/82 TVs from 2023 should be renewed. However, check.

LG QNED85T, native 10-bit 100/120 Hz IPS LCD panel££££

In addition to an Edge LED Local Dimming backlighting system already mentioned, the LG QNED85T TVs are built from an Ultra IPS LCD panel Native 10-bit HD 100/120 Hz and a simple DVB-T2, DVB-S2 and DVB-C tuner. Plus Canal Ready and Fransat certifications.

LG QNED85T, Smart TV ThinQ AI on the menu ££££

We also find the new ThinQ AI 2024 platform equipped with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa accessible directly on the remote control via a dedicated button. Of course, AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are on the menu. Everything allows access to the internet and specific services (LG App Store online store, chat on social networks, etc.), or even directly to the web, like on a computer. Finally, Wisa compatibility for connecting wireless speakers and the Home Dashboard function to view at a glance all the equipment connected and/or connected to the screen are included.

Also present, HBBTV compatibility and the UPnP multimedia gateway function (DLNA) associated with Miracast, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.0 APT-X compatibility. The latter allows the pairing of headphones, a suitable speaker or the activation of the LG Sound Sync function to connect, for example, a wireless compatible soundbar to the TV. Or, via the Bluetooth Surround function, assign LG Bluetooth speakers as surround speakers to recreate a multi-channel audio configuration. Not forgetting the Magic Remote with integrated microphone for greatly improved ergonomics in voice control.

Also worth mentioning is the DVR function for recording your favorite programs via one of the three USB Host ports on a suitable stick or an external hard drive, and the Time Shifting function.

LG QNED85T, zoom on the connections ££££

Good news, the power of the Alpha 8 processor allows the presence of four HDMI CEC 2.1 inputs (including one with the eARC function), all HDCP 2.3 compatible. Classically, VRR management (active from 40 Hz to 144 Hz) is offered with Freesync compatibility and HGiG certification (HDR Gaming interest).

The rest of the connections, not specified by the manufacturer LG, should also include an optical output plus three Fat32 and NTFS compatible USB Host ports, an RS-232C socket and an Ethernet port. Likewise, MP3, AAC, Dolby Digital, WMA, VP9, HEVC, Xvid, VC-1, Mpeg, Mpeg 2, Mpeg 4 and Jpeg compatibility should be ensured. To be checked later.

Availability announced for the month of May. Indicative prices: €999 for the LG 50QNED85T, €1,199 for the LG 55QNED85T, €1,499 for the LG 65QNED85T, €2,299 for the LG 75QNED85T, €2,999 for the LG 86QNED85T and €5,999 for the LG 98QNED85T.

Reminder of the key characteristics of LG QNED85T TVs:

• 10-bit panel

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• 120 Hz panel

• Processor: Alpha 8

• Wide Color Gamut function

• UPnP (DLNA) multimedia gateway function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low) function Latency Mode)

• WCG NanoCell Color function

• Time Shifting function

• LG Sound Sync Wireless function

• Quantum Dots function

• Game Optimizer function

• AI Sound Pro function

• AI Super Upscaling function

• HDR Dynamic Tone Mapping function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• VP9 compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• HBBTV compatibility

• Fransat compatibility

• CEC compatibility

• Canal Ready compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• Wi-Fi compatibility -Fi ac

• Miracast compatibility

• Bluetooth Surround compatibility

• FreeSync Premium compatibility

• HGiG compatibility

• Filmmaker Mode certification

• Outputs: 1 optical

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs, 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs, 3 Fat32 and NTFS compatible USB Host ports, 1 RS-232C and 1 Ethernet port

• AirPlay 2 multimedia

• HomeKit multimedia

• Multimedia Works with Alexa

• Multimedia Works with Hey Google

• LG ThinQ AI multimedia

• WebOS 24 multimedia

• Edge Local Dimming LED backlighting system

• Motion Pro

• Mini LED technology: yes

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.0

• Power: 20 W