- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QNED Display
- HDR10, HLG support
- NanoCell Color Pro
- Wide Viewing Angle
- α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- TRILUMINOS™ Display
- X1™ Extreme Processor
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to Sony XBR-65Z9D to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.
We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. They both get the same overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA
This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over Sony XBR-65Z9D.
|LG 55QNED816QA||vs||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Viewing Angle||Wide Viewing Angle||vs|
|Auto Low Latency Mode||vs|
|WiSA Ready||Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)||vs|
|Newer Bluetooth Version||5.0||vs||4.1|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)||eARC (HDMI 3)||vs|
|More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs||2||vs||1|
|More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs||1||vs|
|More Tuners (SAT)||vs|
Advantage of Sony XBR-65Z9D
This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose Sony XBR-65Z9D over LG 55QNED816QA.
|LG 55QNED816QA||vs||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|LED Type||Edge LED||vs||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Local Dimming||vs||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency||200 Hz||vs||1440 Hz|
|DTS Digital Surround||vs|
|More USB Inputs||2||vs||3|
|USB 3.0 Ports||vs||1|
|Component Inputs||vs||1 (hybrid with Composite)|
|Composite Inputs||vs||2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output||vs|
|Higher Energy Efficiency Class||G||vs||B|
Common Strengths and Weaknesses
|High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz|
|Works with Alexa|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No NVidia G-Sync|
QNED - QLED + Nanocell on LG 55QNED816QA
LG 55QNED816QAuses QNED technology on its LCD display which is combination of QLED and Nano Cell technologies. Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. Besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content. In Addition, Nano Cell layer has particles which absorb unwanted light wavelengths and enhance the purity of the red and green colors displayed on the screen. They create subtler, more accurate colors that stay true, even at wide viewing angles. So, even if the whole family is gathered around the TV, everyone has the best seat in the house, whether they’re front and center, or across the room and off to the side.
VA Panel on Sony XBR-65Z9D
Sony XBR-65Z9D has a vertical alignment (VA) panel. Such panels are most commonly used in LCD TVs as they provide deeper blacks compared to the IPS panels. However, they are still limited with the viewing angles compared to the IPS panels or OLED displays.
Full-Array Local Dimming on Sony XBR-65Z9D
Sony XBR-65Z9D has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. Sony XBR-65Z9D has 646 zones.
LG 55QNED816QA and Sony XBR-65Z9D support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.
Dolby Vision on Sony XBR-65Z9D
Sony XBR-65Z9D also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.
And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.
Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG 55QNED816QA and here - Sony XBR-65Z9D.
|BASICS||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|DISPLAY||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||54.6"||64.5" (163.9 cm)|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz||100 Hz/120 Hz|
|LED Type||Edge LED||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Local Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Color||NanoCell Color Pro||TRILUMINOS™ Display|
|Viewing Angle||Wide Viewing Angle|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits||10 bits|
|Color Depth||1.07 Billion||1.07 Billion|
|VIDEO||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|Picture Processor||α7 Gen5 AI Processor 4K||X1™ Extreme|
|Frame Interploation Technique||TruMotion 200 with backlight scanning||Motionflow™ XR 1440|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||200 Hz||1440 Hz|
|Black Frame Insertion||Motion Pro|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|AUDIO||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Speaker Type||Down Firing||Bass Reflex Speaker|
|Speaker Power Rating||20W||10 W + 10 W|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|DTS Digital Surround|
|WiSA Ready||Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)|
|CONNECTIVITY||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Works with Alexa||Alexa Built-In|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)||eARC (HDMI 3)|
|USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||2||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs||1|
|Component Inputs||1 (hybrid with Composite)|
|Composite Inputs||2 (1 via A/V 3.5mm input/1 hybrid with Component)|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|OTHER||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Operating System||webOS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Internet Browser||Full Web Browser||Opera|
|Electronic Program Guide (EPG)||8 days|
|Application Store||LG Content Store||Google Play Store|
|VIDEO FORMATS||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|AUDIO FORMATS||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|IMAGE FORMATS||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|TUNER||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Analog Tuner||PAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L||NTSC-M|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||DVB-T/T2||ATSC|
|Digital Cable TV System||DVB-C||Clear QAM|
|Color system||PAL / SECAM / NTSC||PAL / SECAM / NTSC3.58 / NTSC4.43|
|GENERAL||LG 55QNED816QA||Sony XBR-65Z9D|
|Power Supply||AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||82 W (129 W during HDR)||322 W|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5 W||0.5 W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm||1462 mm x 847 mm x 78 mm|
57-5/8" x 33-3/8" x 3-1/8"
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||1233 x 781 x 271 mm||1462 mm x 920 mm x 268 mm|
57-5/8" x 36-1/4" x 10-5/8"
|Stand Size||841 x 271 mm||Width: 437 mm / 17.25"|
|Dimension of Package (W x H x D)||1360 x 810 x 187 mm||1700 mm x 970 mm x 237 mm|
67" x 38.25" x 9.38"
|One Connect Box|
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||300 mm x 300 mm||400 mm x 300 mm|
15-3/4" x 11-7/8"
|Weight Without Stand||16.3 kg||32.0 kg (70.5 lbs)|
|Weight With Stand||17.9 kg||35.7 kg (78.7 lbs)|
|Weight of Package (Gross)||22.5 kg||47 kg (103.6 lbs)|