1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG 55QNED816QA

TCL 55R617

SCORE:
92
SCORE:
86

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • WIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
  • IPQ ENGINE Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG 55QNED816QA to TCL 55R617 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. LG 55QNED816QA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG 55QNED816QA

TCL 55R617

DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
92
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
92
FORMAT SUPPORT
88
OVERALL
92
DISPLAY
90
VIDEO FEATURES
91
AUDIO FEATURES
56
OTHER FEATURES
82
CONNECTIVITY
81
FORMAT SUPPORT
76
OVERALL
86

Advantage of LG 55QNED816QA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG 55QNED816QA over TCL 55R617.

LG 55QNED816QA vs TCL 55R617
Higher Refresh Rate 100 Hz/120 Hz vs 50 Hz/60 Hz
Viewing Angle Wide Viewing Angle vs
Higher Panel Bit Depth 10 bits vs 8 bits + FRC
AMD Freesync™ Premium vs
4K HFR vs
2K HFR vs
VRR vs
HGIG Compatibility vs
Higher Frame Interpolation Frequency 200 Hz vs 120Hz
Filmmaker Mode vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Higher Speaker Poer Rating 20W vs 8W + 8W
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required) vs
Bluetooth vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In vs
More HDMI Inputs 4 vs 3
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3) vs
More USB Inputs 2 vs 1
More RF (Terrestrial/Cable) Connection Inputs 2 vs 1
More IF (Satellite) Connection Inputs 1 vs
Teletext Flof vs
On-Screen Display Languages 37 vs English, Spanish, French
3GPP vs
AVI vs
Flash Video vs
H.265 vs
M2TS vs
QuickTime vs
VC-1 vs
VP8 vs
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit vs
AC4 vs
aptX vs
EAC3 vs
HE-AAC vs
LPCM vs
MP2 vs
JPS vs
MPO vs
More Tuners (SAT) vs

Advantage of TCL 55R617

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose TCL 55R617 over LG 55QNED816QA.

LG 55QNED816QA vs TCL 55R617
LED Type Edge LED vs Direct LED
Backlight Dimming Local Dimming vs Full Array Local Dimming
Dolby Vision vs
Composite Inputs vs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output vs
WMV vs
WAV vs
BMP vs
GIF vs
PNG vs

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
  High Resolution
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Wi-Fi
WEAKNESSES
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync

Selected Features

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 TCL 55R617

TCL 55R617 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 TCL 55R617

TCL 55R617 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. TCL 55R617 has 96 zones.

HDR10

LG 55QNED816QA and TCL 55R617 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 TCL 55R617

TCL 55R617 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.

Specifications

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 - TCL 55R617.

BASICS LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
BrandLGTCL
SeriesQNED816
Model55QNED816QA55R617
Size55"55"
CountryUKUSA
Release Year20222018
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
Display TypeQNEDLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz50 Hz/60 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeIPSVA
LED TypeEdge LEDDirect LED
Backlight DimmingLocal DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
ColorNanoCell Color ProWIDE COLOR PERFORMANCE
Viewing AngleWide Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits8 bits + FRC
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 billion
VIDEO LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™ Premium
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture Processorα7 Gen5 AI Processor 4KIPQ ENGINE
Frame Interploation TechniqueTruMotion 200 with backlight scanningClear Motion
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz120Hz
Black Frame Insertion Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
Speaker Poer Rating20W8W + 8W
Dolby Digital Plus
WiSA Ready Up to 2.1 Channel (Separate Dongle Purchase Required)
CONNECTIVITY LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11ac 2x2 Dual Band (support 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
Bluetooth
Chromecast
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa Alexa Built-In
HDMI Inputs43
HDMI Version2.12.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 3)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK
USB Inputs21
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs21
IF (Satellite) Inputs1
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
OTHER LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
CPU Cores42
Operating SystemwebOSRoku
Teletext Flof
On-Screen Display Languages37English, Spanish, French
VIDEO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
3GPP
AV1 4K@60p, 10bit
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9 4K@60p, 10bit
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
Digital Tuner 1 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LNTSC
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2ATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CClear QAM
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
GENERAL LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)82 W (129 W during HDR)135 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.5W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 716 x 44.2 mm48.5" x 28.1" x 2.9"
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1233 x 781 x 271 mm48.5" x 30.6" x 10.7"
Stand Size841 x 271 mm47.9"
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1360 x 810 x 187 mm55.1" x 34.4" x 6.6"
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 300 mm200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand16.3 kg37.1 lbs
Weight With Stand17.9 kg38.2 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)22.5 kg52.7 lbs
ACCESSORIES LG 55QNED816QA TCL 55R617
RemoteMagic Remote Control With Magic TapVoice Enabled Remote Control RC580

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