LG will introduce its first-ever QNED Mini LED TVs at the all virtual CES 2021 as its top-of-the-line offering among LG’s 2021 premium LCD TV lineup.
LG has just unveiled its new QNED
TV series. Behind this name is a screen technology based on mini-LED panels.
LG is already starting to tease the announcements planned for the CES 2021 in Las Vegas. As every year, the Korean will take advantage of the largest high-tech trade show (in virtual version this year) to unveil a new range of TVs.
In 2021, the stars will be Korea's first QNED TVs. On the program, a dozen models, some of which will benefit from 8K definition. There will be something for all tastes with sizes up to 86 inches.
LG assures that its new QNED TVs "offer a truly immersive viewing experience in the space of the LCD. Because yes, QNED TVs don't rely on OLED tiles, a Korean specialty.
That won't stop them from displaying "incredibly accurate colors" and "better contrasts and deeper blacks," LG promises. In just a few figures, QNED TVs will be able to display content with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
In fact, LG's QNED TVs are based on the mini-LED technology we've been hearing about for a few years now, which may be incorporated into future Apple iPads. The Korean has finally taken the plunge and managed to reduce production costs. The price of these TVs is still to be determined. But for that, you'll have to wait a few days.
Focus on mini-LED technology
QNED TVs are therefore based on mini-LED tiles. Contrary to what one might think, the mini-LED is not a display technology but a lighting technology.
Thus, mini-LEDs are nothing more than LCD panels with better backlighting: at LG, QNED TVs have 30,000 mini-LEDs! This makes it possible to illuminate smaller areas and thus display more accurate colors, better contrasts and deeper blacks.
Another advantage of the mini-LED is that it reduces blooming, that small bright halo that appears between a dark and a bright area of the picture.
The mini-LED therefore corrects all these defects specific to LDC screens and thus allows LCD TVs to get a little closer to an OLED TV. All this at a reduced cost, as mini-LED TVs are manufactured on the same production lines as current LCD screens. And lower cost means a better end price for the consumer.
Does this mean that mini-LEDs are the future of TVs? Not necessarily. Some people see them as an intermediate solution while waiting for micro-LED screens, a technology on which Samsung is relying heavily.