Samsung QN85B review: an IPS LCD TV that’s actually good

The QN55QN85B represents the biggest test ever of Samsung’s Mini LED technology. Why? For starters, at its current price, it’s remarkably cheap by 55-inch Samsung Mini LED TV standards.

Second, and more worryingly, the QN55QN85B uses an IPS type of LCD panel rather than the VA panels Samsung typically uses on its premium TVs. IPS panels generally deliver wider viewing angles but substantially reduced contrast versus their VA equivalents, and once upon a time, Samsung’s TV range wouldn’t have been seen dead with an IPS panel in it. 

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