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LG 80 TV Review

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While not class-leading in brightness or picture quality, the QNED80 is a versatile option; its affordable price, 120Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1 inputs, and wide viewing angles make it a great value, especially for gaming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Introduced in 2022, the LG 80 TV (65QNED80UQA) is a mid-range TV that offers 4K UHD with HDR10 and HLG formats. It’s available in 50, 55, 65, 75, and 86-inch sizes.

Using LG’s WebOS smart interface, it provides easy access to a range of streaming services, and its Magic Remote uses a built-in mic and a point-and-press feature to make navigating menus and activating voice commands easier.

Like most of the best TVs today, it has HDMI 2.1 inputs and can display 4K 120Hz signals. It has a native 120Hz refresh rate and supports GSync and FreeSync VRR formats.

Unlike most TVs at its price point, it includes built-in virtual surround sound and full HDMI eARC capability. Utilizing an IPS panel display, it promises wide viewing angles at the expense of some peak brightness. Read on to learn more, or browse the Best 4K TVs on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

With its IPS panel display, the LG 80 TV isn’t the brightest TV in its range, but it delivers adequate HDR performance with up to 550 cd/m2 peak light output.

Native contrast of just over 1000:1 is less-than-average, though Quantum dot technology provides a wide color gamut, and viewing angles are good, with quality preserved up to 50 degrees. However, relatively basic 6-zone local dimming creates blooming issues in dark scenes.

Response time is good, under 10 ms, while the tested 120Hz panel and VRR support benefit gamers, though only two of the four HDMI ports support 120Hz 4K signals.

Controls are intuitive, though the point-and-press remote is frustrating. It struggles with deep blacks, glare, and reflections, but the 120Hz refresh rate is ideal for the category.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Adequate picture quality
    • Its quantum dot panel preserves color well and displays 86% of the DCI-P3 color space, which is above average for the category

  • Good response time for its class
    • Its 10-ms response time is great for its category and puts it in the top 25% of tested 4K TVs. This metric is important mainly for gaming.

  • Good refresh rate
    • 120Hz refresh rate with variable refresh rate support for smooth action sequences and high-frame-rate content. This is in the top third of its category.

  • Wide viewing angles
    • Retaining picture quality up to 50 degrees off-axis, this TV has a wider viewing angle than most others in its category. This feature is helpful for large gatherings and may make it easier to pick a spot for the TV.

Reason to Avoid

  • Just-average brightness
    • The LG 80’s 500-nit peak brightness is average for new TVs but lags behind most high-end models in this category.

  • Low native contrast
    • This TV’s 1000:1 native contrast ratio is in the bottom third of all TVs in its category, meaning the picture may be less vibrant and more washed-out

  • Relatively basic 6-zone local dimming
    • This is fewer than most others in its class. A larger number of local dimming zones makes for improved HDR performance and less blooming around bright points in otherwise dark scenes.

LG 80 TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeEdge
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDR FormatHDR10, HLG
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 86"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Market Context

Introduced in 2022, the LG 80 TV (65QNED80UQA) is a mid-range TV that offers 4K UHD with HDR10 and HLG formats. It’s available in 50,…

Introduced in 2022, the LG 80 TV (65QNED80UQA) is a mid-range TV that offers 4K UHD with HDR10 and HLG formats. It’s available in 50, 55, 65, 75, and 86-inch sizes.

Using LG’s WebOS smart interface, it provides easy access to a range of streaming services, and its Magic Remote uses a built-in mic and a point-and-press feature to make navigating menus and activating voice commands easier.

Like most of the best TVs today, it has HDMI 2.1 inputs and can display 4K 120Hz signals. It has a native 120Hz refresh rate and supports GSync and FreeSync VRR formats.

Unlike most TVs at its price point, it includes built-in virtual surround sound and full HDMI eARC capability. Utilizing an IPS panel display, it promises wide viewing angles at the expense of some peak brightness. Read on to learn more, or browse the Best 4K TVs on the market today.

The LG 80-Series is a lower mid-range 4K LED TV, while the LG A2 OLED TV is a premium OLED model. The 80-series uses an…

The LG 80-Series is a lower mid-range 4K LED TV, while the LG A2 OLED TV is a premium OLED model. The 80-series uses an IPS panel display with LED backlighting. In contrast, the A2 uses more sophisticated OLED panel technology, which delivers an infinite contrast ratio as opposed to the 80-series’ mediocre 770:1. Both TVs have 120Hz native refresh rates and support variable refresh rates. The LG A2 is brighter, with up to 550 cd/m2 in a sustained window, while the 80-series only reaches 411 cd/m2 under the same conditions. See our LG A2 OLED TV review for more details. 

The LG 80-series has much better quality overall than the entry-level LG NANO75. The NANO75 peaks under 300 cd/m2 and doesn’t display a wide color…

The LG 80-series has much better quality overall than the entry-level LG NANO75. The NANO75 peaks under 300 cd/m2 and doesn’t display a wide color gamut. Both TVs use IPS panels and have similar contrast, with the NANO75 reaching 783:1. Check out our LG Nanocell 75 UQA TV review for more information, or browse the best LG TVs

The Insignia F50 is another budget QLED TV with 4K resolution. It has less brightness than the LG 80 Series, peaking at 376 cd/m2. The…

The Insignia F50 is another budget QLED TV with 4K resolution. It has less brightness than the LG 80 Series, peaking at 376 cd/m2. The F50 has a VA panel instead of the LG’s IPS panel, which helps it deliver a higher native contrast ratio of 5496:1. However, it has narrower viewing angles, with gamma shift at just 16 degrees off center. It also lacks the LG 80’s local dimming. See our Insignia F50 TV review for more information, or check out our Insigna F30 Fire TV review to learn about a less expensive model.

Backlight Type

Edge

No

Direct Lit

Direct Lit

Display Type

LED

OLED

LED

LED

HDMI Inputs

4

3

3

4

HDR Format

HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10

Dolby Vision, HDR10

LED Panel Type

QLED

OLED EVO

IPS

QLED

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Refresh Rate

120 Hz

60 Hz

60 Hz

60 Hz

Screen size

43", 50", 55", 65", 75", 86"

48", 55", 65", 77"

50"

50", 55", 65", 75"

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