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coming soon, but LG just could not wait to introduce the TV world’s last word in four letters. The manufacturer, best known for , comes out with a new series of TVs called QNED. Based on the more common technology instead QNED combines the benefits of Nanocell technology with for improved color, contrast and brightness according to LG.
QNED TVs will occupy the upper end of LG’s LCD TV series 2021, but the company’s representatives were careful to say that they will not deliver the same picture quality as the OLED TVs. LG has not announced any new 2021 OLED TVs, but is expected to do so closer to CES.
QNED is just one letter away, a technology designated by Samsung and TCL with largely identical substructures (LED LCD backlight and quantum dots), so confusion is inevitable. LG says that QNED TVs will use it , much like TCL and QLED TVs, which in turn improve brightness and contrast compared to traditional LED backlighting. Samsung has not announced any Mini-LED TVs yet, but they are marketing wall-sized, extremely advanced TVs that use technical.
LG has not yet provided much additional information about its QNED sets. It did not say exactly how Nanocell and quantum dots would work together (both technologies traditionally focus on enhancing colors) or provide more specifications – except to say that the TVs will have “up to” 30,000 Mini-LEDs and 2500, probably in the largest sizes. It also did not announce exactly which models will use QNED or which screen sizes and resolutions (4K and / or ) they get. Representatives of the company promised more details closer to CES; LG has a press conference scheduled for January 11th.
Meanwhile, TV customers are facing yet another confusing, similar-sounding brand name. At CNET, we will do our best to solve it when we receive more information. However, how QNED compares to QLED and other high-end LCD TVs, or to OLED TVs, is the biggest question, and in the end the answer has to wait for reviews. Pay attention.