LED TV brands are a penny these days and you can even get a 55-inch TV for under Rs. 40,000. However, when you pay more for a famous brand, you get a much better product. This is the case with the new LG QNED 83 Series TV. Yes, it will cost you over a lakh, but you will forget about the money when you turn it on. I’ve been using the 55-inch variant of the new LG QNED 83 TV for a few days now, and here are my first impressions of it.

LG is a well-known name in the TV space, making some of the best TVs around. Someday I would like to own or try the LG Signature Rollable TV which is amazing technology.

Coming back to reality, LG QNED 83 Series TV price in India starts at Rs. 1,59,990 for the 55-inch variant. There is also a 65-inch version priced at Rs. 2,19,990.

LG QNED 83 Series TV: What’s New

In terms of design, the LG QNED TV looks like most 55-inch TVs, with a slim design and non-existent bezels. The power cord has an angled connector, making it easy to plug in the TV when it’s wall-mounted. The ports on the back are easily accessible and you get a lot of options. The TV looks and feels good and has a good weight to it. LG branding is minimal and doesn’t distract. All you see is the 55-inch panel.

Now you might be wondering what is QNED. LG claims it’s the “next generation of LED TVs.” It’s a marketing term used by LG, but some technological advances are also behind it. QNED TVs get mini-LED backlighting and use quantum dot and nano cell technology to deliver brighter images than standard LED TVs. This is immediately noticeable when watching content on the LG QNED 83 TV. The LG TV offers vivid colors, brighter details and deeper blacks than a regular LED panel. In the little time I spent watching a few episodes and YouTube videos on the TV, I was very impressed.

The panel has a 120Hz refresh rate, a boon for gamers like me. I haven’t had a chance to play games on the LG QNED TV yet, but I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun when I do. The TV also comes with multiple picture settings including game mode and artificial intelligence mode, which is expected to enhance the viewing experience while gaming.

LG’s QNED 83 series TV also offers Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. In my initial testing, I found the TV’s sound to be loud and clear. There was some distortion at higher levels, but mostly the sound was excellent. LG has included some AI goodness in the TV which makes the sound even better. We’ll talk more about this in the full review.

Apart from the panel, one of the main features to look out for in a TV is the software and the brains behind it all. Although the LG QNED 83 TV lacks Google’s Android operating system, you won’t miss much if your main purpose of using the TV is for streaming and gaming. The TV has a much improved webOS user interface that I found super smooth and responsive. You’ll get access to all your favorite streaming and browser apps, and there’s an App Store where you can download more apps and games. There is also support for AirPlay.

The LG QNED 83 Series TV is powered by LG AI’s A7 Gen6 processor that ensures everything runs smoothly. I didn’t experience any stuttering or lag during my usage and the TV even saved apps to memory so I could continue watching a video as soon as I opened an app. I’d also like to talk about the included remote, which has a scroll wheel in the center that makes it easy to navigate the user interface. You can also point the remote at the TV and use it as a mouse, which is a much faster way to navigate.

LG QNED 83 Series TV Initial Thoughts

LG has done a great job with the QNED 83 TV series. It feels like a new type of LED technology, and the 120Hz refresh rate is sure to make gamers happy. The software and user interface are smooth and there are many applications. The sound is pretty good too. The LG QNED TV would be an excellent choice for those with consoles or those who want a premium smart LED TV with an OLED-like experience. Stay tuned for our full review to find out if this TV is a good buy for Rs. 1,59,990.

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