LG QNED TVs are LCD-based and use a combination of quantum dot and NanoCell technologies with mini LED backlighting, The Mini LED backlighting consists of up to 30,000 tiny LEDs paired with nearly 2,500 dimming zones. This results in QNED TVs having great peak brightness levels and an improved contrast ratio compared to regular LCD TVs. QNED does sound like QLED a technology popularized by Samsung TVs and there’s a good reason for that. Both technologies are very similar as both use quantum dots, which are semiconducting nanocrystals that produce a wide array of colors. There are a couple of reasons why LG named its newest technology with an “N” rather than sticking with the already familiar QLED. One is to separate itself from other brands and make it’s TV’s stand out. Another reason is because QNED incorporates NanoCell technology, which improves the color accuracy at different viewing angles. Despite QNED being one of LG’s newest technology for TVs, OLED TVs remain the best in the industry. LG even acknowledges this. The biggest difference between QLED and OLED is independent dimming control. While QNED TVs have plenty of dimming zones, they still use dimmable light bulbs. OLED TVs use organic, carbon-based material that can produce a wider array of colors or no color at all. In fact OLED TVs are touted to have the best blacks because individual pixels can be switched off whereas QNED pixels can only be dimmed.
Consumers wanting the best overall picture quality should purchase an OLED TV because of its top of the line picture quality. However, QNED and QLED TVs are fantastic alternatives for those who do not want to spend exorbitant amounts of money.