LG QNED99 MiniLED
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LG QNED99 MiniLED – The 8K flagship that can do everything?

Published 10/18/21
Update 10/22/21

The LG QNED99 is this year’s 8K LED LCD flagship from the South Korean brand that relies on mini LED backlighting. In combination with Full Array Local Dimming, it can achieve a remarkably high contrast. In addition, the QNED99 offers an 8K resolution, but that does not really add any value at the moment. But how well does the MiniLED technology work and can LG stir up the 8K market with it?

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Good and sleek design

Due to the high-quality workmanship, the LG QNED99 MiniLED makes a very stable impression. It is almost completely made of metal and the very thin frame literally disappears. Furthermore, it is relatively thin at just under 4cm and the crescent-shaped stand, which is also made of metal, gives the TV a good grip, even if it wobbles slightly when you bump into it.

The stand is very large though, so you’ll either need a large TV bench or opt for wall mounting directly. The connections are aligned to the side or downwards, which makes plugging them in quite easy. The 75 and 85-inch variants can even be wall-mounted using the in-house “Slim Bracket” wall mount, which is available separately, allowing the set to sit almost flat on the wall.

Clips are available for neat cable management, allowing you to guide the cables to the stand and bundle them there. This way, you get a tidy setup. However, you should remove the clips when mounting the device on a wall, otherwise the TV cannot be mounted flat on the wall.

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Design
  • High quality look
  • Made of metal
  • Almost borderless display
  • Suitable for wall mounting
  • Slim bracket wall mount at 75 & 85 inches
  • Cable management
  • Stand very large

LG QNED99 with mini LED backlight for excellent contrast

The 10-bit IPS panel of the LG QNED99 achieves a very good contrast of 6500:1 in combination with the Mini LED backlight and Full Array Local Dimming with its 1200 dimming zones at 65 inches. This can significantly improve the picture quality, which is otherwise rather mediocre with IPS panels. Therefore, the LG TV can definitely keep up with TVs with VA panels here and also display a deep black.

Home theater fans will get their money’s worth here, but not necessarily because of the 8K resolution. There is still very little native 8K content, but the upscaling works quite well and 4K content looks great. In addition, the LG QNED99 supports Dolby Vision IQ, which adjusts the picture to the ambient brightness. With a peak brightness of 1000Nits, it gets bright enough for most environments and it also handles most reflections well. However, blooming, a kind of glow around bright objects, can occur in dark scenes and the dirty screen effect is also visible in the center of the screen. The latter is particularly noticeable in sports events, such as soccer or field hockey, where large, monochrome areas can be seen.

The wide viewing angle is particularly inviting for watching with friends or family, which is a clear advantage of the IPS panel. However, you should avoid the place at the edge of the sofa because the colors still look washed out and dark at a very slanted angle.

The 75-inch variant has 1600 and the 85-inch variant 2500 dimming zones.

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Picture Quality
  • 10 bit IPS panel
  • Contrast 6500:1
  • Peak brightness 1000 Nits
  • Mini LED backlight
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Viewing Angle
  • 1200 dimming zones (for 65")
  • Dolby Vision
  • Blooming
  • Dirty Screen Effect

Flicker-free with good motion handling

The motion handling of the QNED99 is really convincing. Due to the low response time of ~3ms and the 120Hz panel, there is hardly any motion blur. However, the Black Frame Insertion feature can only be used at 60Hz.

The low response time also has a disadvantage, because stutters can occur. This is especially noticeable in slow scenes in movies and series. However, these can be eliminated by activating the Motion Interpolation Feature, which can lead to the so-called Soap Opera Effect. The intermediate image calculation works better in slower than in fast-moving scenes on the LG QNED99.

Judder can be removed from all sources.

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Motion Handling
  • 120Hz Panel
  • Response Time ~3ms
  • Motion Interpolation
  • Judder are removed
  • Black Frame Insertion only at 60Hz
  • Stutter

Gaming fun – but without VRR

Most LG TVs can score with excellent gaming features and are therefore popular among PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X users. However, the LG QNED99 is an exception because it lacks an important feature: VRR.

This can lead to screen tearing during gaming, which can be especially annoying in fast-paced games. This also means that there is no support via FreeSync or even G-Sync.

Nevertheless, the four HDMI 2.1 ports offer enough space to even connect both consoles at the same time, so you don’t have to keep plugging them in. A low input lag of ~6ms at [email protected] and the good motion handling also promise very smooth gaming fun. Furthermore, the Auto Low Latency Mode ensures that the input lag is kept as low as possible and the TV immediately switches to game mode as soon as a console is connected and turned on.

Xbox Series X gamers can also enjoy Dolby Vision gaming, even at [email protected]. That is currently only the case with very few devices.

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Gaming
  • Motion Handling
  • Input lag ~6ms
  • Four HDMI 2.1
  • Auto Low Latency Mode
  • No VRR
  • Dolby Vision Gaming at [email protected]

Solid sound on the LG QNED99

The 4.2 channel sound system with a total of 60W sounds better than expected. Dialogs are reproduced clearly and distinctly, sounds are balanced, and the TV also gets loud enough to convince in everyday use. Unfortunately, you can hear slight distortions at a very high volume, but they aren’t noticeable by everyone.

As with all flat-screen TVs, the LG QNED99 unfortunately lacks bass. Especially in action movies, you clearly notice that the built-in sound system is not sufficient and no real cinema atmosphere comes up. You should consider buying a soundbar or a suitable hi-fi system here.

However, it is positive that Dolby Atmos is supported and the format can be passed on uncompressed via the HDMI eARC port. DTS:X is unfortunately not supported.

sound LG QNED99 MiniLED
Sound
  • 4.2 channels with 60W
  • Good dialog reproduction
  • HDMI eARC
  • Dolby Atmos (Dolby True-HD)
  • Missing bass
  • No DTS

Smart TV thanks to WebOS 6.0

LG’s QNED99 MiniLED is well positioned with the WebOS 6.0 operating system, which runs smoothly and is intuitive to use. The dashboard looks tidy and is now also available in full-screen mode, although you have to get used to ads. However, that is now the case on almost all devices.

The app store is huge and leaves nothing to be desired. All common streaming services are available, and the most popular ones are even preinstalled. You can use the new Magic Remote to control the menu classically or via hand gestures, which works very precisely. If you prefer to use a voice assistant, you can use Google Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa; both are already integrated in the device. Apple users can also look forward to Airplay 2 support and Apple’s HomeKit.

LG ThinQ turns the QNED99 into a smart home control center. Other smart home applications can be controlled via the dashboard, which can be operated with the Magic Remote.

A twin tuner is also included, making the USB recording function and Time Shift available.

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Smart TV
  • WebOS 6.0
  • Fluid and intuitive operation
  • Large app selection
  • Voice assistants integrated
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Assistant
  • Magic Remote
  • Apple Airplay 2 & HomeKit
  • LG ThinQ
  • Twin Tuner
  • Advertising

New technology that makes a difference

The LG QNED99 is a good 8K TV that benefits from the Mini LED backlight. This is because the built-in IPS panel in combination with Full Array Local Dimming achieves a good contrast ratio of 6500:1 and deep black levels. In combination with Dolby Vision, the HDR performance is really great and fans of good movies and series will have a lot of fun. Sports fans should rather look for another device, though, since the dirty screen effect can tarnish the experience too much.

In the gaming sector, the QNED99 also cuts a good figure with four HDMI 2.1 ports, even if a VRR is missing. The LG QNED90 does better here, as it has the full gaming package. However, the QNED99 does offer one plus point: Xbox Series X users get to enjoy Dolby Vision at [email protected], which really isn’t the case with many devices.

Whether you need an 8K resolution is an individual question that you have to answer for yourself. Because currently, content is predominantly available in 4K and hardly in 8K. Furthermore, the double-blind study also shows that many people would not recognize the difference. There are clearly better 4K models at a lower price here.

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PROS
  • Mini LED backlight
  • 8K resolution
  • Contrast 6500:1
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Peak brightness 1000 Nits
  • Viewing Angle
CONS
  • Dirty Screen Effect
  • Blooming in dark scenes
  • No VRR
  • Missing bass
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Reflections
Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
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Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
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SDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
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HDR Image Quality
Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
82%
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Movies & Series
Use of the TV for movies, series & documentaries - be it as stream, BluRay or in the TV program.
84%
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Gaming
Gaming performance of the TV especially for responsive games with focus on PS5 and Xbox Series X
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Sports
Suitability for watching soccer, Formula 1, Olympics and more, even with several persons
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    Data sheets LG QNED99 MiniLED

    LG 65QNED99 miniLED technical specifications

    LG QNED99 MiniLED
    Dimensions
    Screen diagonal65 Inch
    Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1444 x 827 x 28.9 mm
    Weight without stand28.2 kg
    Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1444 x 902 x 336 mm
    Weight with stand29.9 kg
    Footprint (WxD) x mm
    VESA Norm400 x 400 mm
    Removable standN/A
    Image properties
    Panel typeIPS Panel
    Panel ManufacturerLG
    Colour depth10 Bit
    FRC
    Resolution8K
    Contrast ratio6500 :1
    Color space coverage84 %
    REC 202063 %
    Average brightness800 Nits
    Maximum brightness1000 Nits
    BacklightingMini LED
    Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
    Dimming Zones1200
    CurvedN/A
    Improved viewing angle
    Motion Handling
    Response Time< 3 ms
    Input Lag< 14 ms
    Frequency120 Hz
    VRRN/A
    HDR
    HDR
    HDR10
    HLG
    HDR10+N/A
    Dolby Vision
    Energy
    Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
    Energy consumption On (W)N/A
    Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
    Energy efficiency class
    Smart TV
    Operating systemwebOS 6.0
    Bluetooth
    WLAN
    USB recording PVR
    Timeshift
    Picture-in-picture
    TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
    Twin Tuner
    Audio
    Audio Channels4.2
    Power (W)60 W
    Dolby Digital
    DTS
    Dolby Atmos
    Integrated soundbarN/A
    Connections
    HDMI 2.0
    HDMI 2.14
    HDMI ARC
    USB 2.03
    USB 3.0
    Ethernet RJ451
    3.5mm jack1
    Digital optical1
    Satellite2
    Antenna1
    Ci+ 1.41
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    LG 75QNED99 miniLED technical specifications

    LG QNED99 MiniLED
    Dimensions
    Screen diagonal75 Inch
    Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1665 x 958 x 28.9 mm
    Weight without stand37.4 kg
    Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1665 x 1032 x 405 mm
    Weight with stand40.8 kg
    Footprint (WxD) x mm
    VESA Norm400 x 400 mm
    Removable standN/A
    Image properties
    Panel typeIPS Panel
    Panel ManufacturerLG
    Colour depth10 Bit
    FRC
    Resolution8K
    Contrast ratio6500 :1
    Color space coverage84 %
    REC 202063 %
    Average brightness800 Nits
    Maximum brightness1000 Nits
    BacklightingMini LED
    Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
    Dimming Zones1600
    CurvedN/A
    Improved viewing angle
    Motion Handling
    Response Time< 3 ms
    Input Lag< 14 ms
    Frequency120 Hz
    VRRN/A
    HDR
    HDR
    HDR10
    HLG
    HDR10+N/A
    Dolby Vision
    Energy
    Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
    Energy consumption On (W)N/A
    Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
    Energy efficiency class
    Smart TV
    Operating systemwebOS 6.0
    Bluetooth
    WLAN
    USB recording PVR
    Timeshift
    Picture-in-picture
    TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
    Twin Tuner
    Audio
    Audio Channels4.2
    Power (W)60 W
    Dolby Digital
    DTS
    Dolby Atmos
    Integrated soundbarN/A
    Connections
    HDMI 2.0
    HDMI 2.14
    HDMI ARC
    USB 2.03
    USB 3.0
    Ethernet RJ451
    3.5mm jack1
    Digital optical1
    Satellite2
    Antenna1
    Ci+ 1.41
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    LG 86QNED99 miniLED technical specifications

    LG QNED99 MiniLED
    Dimensions
    Screen diagonal86 Inch
    Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1917 x 1098 x 29.9 mm
    Weight without stand55.4 kg
    Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1917 x 1175 x 452 mm
    Weight with stand59.2 kg
    Footprint (WxD) x mm
    VESA Norm600 x 400 mm
    Removable standN/A
    Image properties
    Panel typeIPS Panel
    Panel ManufacturerLG
    Colour depth10 Bit
    FRC
    Resolution8K
    Contrast ratio6500 :1
    Color space coverage84 %
    REC 202063 %
    Average brightness800 Nits
    Maximum brightness1000 Nits
    BacklightingMini LED
    Local dimmingFull Array Local Dimming
    Dimming Zones2500
    CurvedN/A
    Improved viewing angle
    Motion Handling
    Response Time< 3 ms
    Input Lag< 14 ms
    Frequency120 Hz
    VRRN/A
    HDR
    HDR
    HDR10
    HLG
    HDR10+N/A
    Dolby Vision
    Energy
    Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
    Energy consumption On (W)N/A
    Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
    Energy efficiency class
    Smart TV
    Operating systemwebOS 6.0
    Bluetooth
    WLAN
    USB recording PVR
    Timeshift
    Picture-in-picture
    TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
    Twin Tuner
    Audio
    Audio Channels4.2
    Power (W)60 W
    Dolby Digital
    DTS
    Dolby Atmos
    Integrated soundbarN/A
    Connections
    HDMI 2.0
    HDMI 2.14
    HDMI ARC
    USB 2.03
    USB 3.0
    Ethernet RJ451
    3.5mm jack1
    Digital optical1
    Satellite2
    Antenna1
    Ci+ 1.41
    All information without guarantee.

    Frequently asked questions about LG QNED99 MiniLED

    The LG 65QNED99UPA has 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, an HDMI eARC, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a digital optical TOSLINK output and a Twin Tuner. and just a Single Tuner.
    The LG QNED99 MiniLED is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
    • 65 Inch: 1444 x 827 x 28.9 mm
    • 75 Inch: 1665 x 958 x 28.9 mm
    • 86 Inch: 1917 x 1098 x 29.9 mm
    The LG QNED99 MiniLED is compatible with the following wall mounts:
    • 65 Inch: 400 x 400 mm
      Flat Pivotable
    • 75 Inch: 400 x 400 mm
      Flat Pivotable
    • 86 Inch: 600 x 400 mm
      Flat Pivotable
    The LG QNED99 MiniLED costs as follows:
    The LG QNED99 MiniLED needed for 1,000 hours of use with SDR image 195 kWh and 322 kWh for HDR image.
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