Redmi X86 Review: A 86-inch Smart TV With 4K Display and MEMC Support

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In 2020, Redmi Smart TV MAX 98 brought the 100-inch TV to less than around $2850 for the first time. While the last year, Redmi MAX 86 was launched, breaking through the bottom line of the market price again at a price of about $1140, which becomes it the first brand to bring an 86-inch TV to less than $1150. Today, the arrival of the Redmi X86 giant-screen TV has brought the price of an 86-inch TV is under $1120.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

Although the price is cheap, there are still a few things that are well done on the Redmi X86 giant-screen TV!

VA panel

The entire Redmi X86 series uses VA panels, so you don’t have to worry about getting IPS in the lottery. Although IPS and VA panels have their own advantages and disadvantages, at the price of $450-$750, VA panels have an absolute advantage.

Compared with the 1000:1 contrast ratio of the IPS panel, the VA panel can provide a static contrast ratio of up to 4000:1 or even higher. A higher contrast can display a more vivid and orderly light and dark picture, and the details of the dark part of the picture can also be displayed more clearly.

In terms of screen parameters, the VA screen used by Redmi X86 has a brightness of 200~300nit, a contrast ratio of up to 5000:1, a 78% DCI-P3 color gamut, a screen resolution of 3840*2160, and a 10Bit color depth that can display 10 Hundreds of millions of colors and a refresh rate of 60Hz.

It is also worth mentioning that, according to the official statement, each Redmi X86 has been calibrated before leaving the factory to ensure that the Delta E value is <3, which is comparable to the display in terms of color accuracy.

MEMC motion compensation technology

Students who like to watch football games should know the importance of MEMC motion compensation technology! MEMC is a motion image quality enhancement technology in display devices. It improves the picture playback effect through motion estimation and motion compensation frame insertion.

Especially for high-speed motion images, MEMC can significantly improve dynamic clarity and fluency without smearing or freezing.

It can be said that MEMC technology is tailor-made for sports scenes such as football games. Students who want to watch the World Cup, if the TV does not have MEMC motion compensation technology, just don’t think about it and pass it.

TV packaging can enter the elevator

While solving the problem of high prices, Redmi also solved the problem of difficult access to giant-screen TVs. The Redmi X86 giant-screen TV adopts a patented special-shaped packaging. The unique diamond cut corners reduce the packaging volume and also have high strength and cushioning performance.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The packaging of this design has achieved a pass rate of up to 99.9%. That is to say, basically, all elevators in China can transport Redmi X86 without any problem, which also provides a basis for the popularization of giant-screen TVs.

In addition to the above points, Redmi X86 uses a quad-core A55 processor in configuration, with a built-in storage combination of 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM. The 16GB ROM does not seem to have a large capacity, but it can also install about 50 ROMs. I believe that for most It is enough for the family.

On the system, Redmi X86 is equipped with MIUI TV Enterprise Edition, which provides a wealth of built-in templates, which can be applied with one click, whether it is a sharing meeting or a work report, and the display text can be adjusted with the remote control, and beautiful publicity can be generated in one minute.

Redmi X86 parameters are as follows:

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

Appearance

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The Redmi X86 is a full-screen design with narrow borders on four sides, with a screen-to-body ratio of 97%. The Redmi logo is located in the middle and lower positions, and the physical buttons are directly below.

The size of the TV is 192cmx110cmx9.2xm, and the span of the bracket is 44cm, so pay special attention to the size when choosing a TV cabinet.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The dovetail bracket, because the size is too large, the TV cabinet can’t fit it. If you want to put the TV directly on the TV cabinet, the depth of the TV cabinet must be at least 500mm, otherwise, it is safer to install it on the wall.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The rear shell follows the design of the Redmi MAX 86.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The giant screen TV is too big and heavy to carry, so Redmi X86 has designed a pair of handles. Of course, this pair of handles can also be disassembled. If you want to install it on the wall, you still have to remove it.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

Since it uses a direct backlight, there is no way to make it too thin. The thickest part of the lower part is 9cm, but the Redmi X86 has a curved design. Viewed from the front, it still feels very thin behind the TV.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

From top to bottom, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.0 (eARC), coaxial audio interface, 3 AV terminals, an old antenna interface, and an RJ45 network cable interface at the bottom.

Let’s talk about the HDMI 2.0 (eARC) port here. In addition to receiving video and audio signals, it can also transmit audio signals from TV sources to external power amplifiers or audio devices that support related technologies. This port can be used to connect various power amplifiers and sound bars.

Screen quality test

1. Color gamut

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The actual measurement has 91% of the sRGB color gamut, 68% of the RGB color gamut, and 69% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.

2. Brightness contrast

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

In standard mode, the measured maximum brightness is 350nit, and the contrast ratio is 3500:1. But it can be seen that the color temperature is as high as 11000 at this time, which is a bit cold, or the white is very white.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

After changing to warm color temperature mode, the white point color temperature basically returned to normal, but the maximum brightness dropped to 295nit, and the contrast ratio was about 3000:1.

3. Screen delay

For gamers, if the screen delay exceeds 100ms, it will affect the user experience. For games like role-playing and strategy simulation, a delay time below 80ms is barely acceptable; if you are playing shooting games, action games, or real-time games, the delay should not exceed 40ms.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

In standard mode, the screen delay of Redmi X86 is about 160ms.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

In monitor mode, the screen delay is still 160ms.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

In game mode, the delay of Redmi X86 is about 50ms, which should be able to cope with almost all console games and most PC games except “CS: GO” and “PUBG Mobile”. Of course, I believe that no one will use an 86-inch TV to play “CS: GO” and “PUBG Mobile”.

4. Viewing angle

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

It still has a good look and feels at 140 degrees.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

Some brightness is lost beyond 170 degrees.

Projection experience and power consumption test

Many people may worry about the power consumption of the 86-inch TV. The nominal power consumption of the Redmi X86 is 300W. Next, we turn on the highest brightness throughout the test.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The power consumption-300W is marked on the nameplate behind the TV.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

When the TV is turned off (actually just turning off the screen, not completely turned off), the power consumption of the TV is 10.7W.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

After booting into the system, the power consumption of the TV is 243W.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

When playing a 4K video, the volume is adjusted to 30%, and the power consumption is 245W.

2. Screencasting experience

Redmi X86 supports mobile screen projection, notebook projection, and APP projection.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

The screen projection here refers to directly mirroring the screen to the TV. This method consumes Wi-Fi bandwidth.

Next, let’s take a look at the video APP projection. This method of projection is smoother than screen mirroring, and after projection, turning off the screen of the mobile phone will also affect the projection.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

Open the common video APP on the mobile phone, click the “TV” icon in the upper right corner when playing the video, a search screen will appear, and you can find “Redmi TV in the living room” in about 2~3 seconds, click it to cast The video played on the mobile phone screen.

In addition, most video apps on mobile phones limit the projection resolution (720P). You need to install the corresponding APP on the TV to unlock 1080P and 4K resolution projection.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

For example, we click on the screen projection on the Bilibili APP of the mobile phone and install the “Cloud Audiovisual Small TV” APP on the Redmi X86, so that we can choose 1080P and 4K picture quality and turn on the HDR effect.

After the projected video starts to play, turning off the screen of the mobile phone or doing other things, such as WeChat, playing games, etc., will not affect the projected video.

Conclusion

1. About color temperature

In the default state, the color temperature of the Redmi X86 is as high as 11000, which is a bit too white. Under this color temperature, the TV can achieve a brightness close to 350nit, but The color standard will be not good.

After we switched back to “warm color temperature”, the measured color temperature is around 6600K (this is actually the standard color temperature, and European and American users prefer to change the color temperature), the maximum brightness is about 300nit, and the color accuracy has returned to normal levels.

It’s just that if you are used to cooling color temperature, you will feel that the “warm” color temperature is a bit yellowish, so how to choose a color temperature depends on your own needs and eye preferences.

In addition, regardless of the color temperature, the static contrast ratio of the TV can reach 4000:1, which is also the level that a VA screen should have.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

2. The choice of TV cabinet

Another thing to note is that the current 86-inch TV bracket spans more than 44cm, while the depth of most TV cabinets on the market is only 40cm or less. For example, our TV cabinet can’t accommodate the Redmi X86.

The 86-inch giant-screen TV is best matched with a TV cabinet with a depth of more than 50cm. If there is no such condition, the best way is to choose a wall-mounted installation.

3. Power consumption

When Redmi X86 chooses to shut down, the default is to turn off the screen, and the system enters the standby state at the same time. The measured power consumption in this state is about 10 watts, and it will consume about 6 kilowatt-hours of electricity for a month of standby.

While playing 4K video at the highest brightness (30% volume), the power consumption of the whole machine is about 250W, and it will consume a kilowatt-hour of electricity after 4 hours of use.

The era of giant screens is coming! Redmi X86 giant screen TV evaluation: VA screen is used for more than 4000 yuan

In addition, although the Redmi X86 officially only chooses to support HDR 10, it does not support Dolby Vision. However, in Tencent’s “Cloud Audio-visual Laser” app, the test result is that this TV can support Dolby World, and the screen display is normal when the “Zhencai Audio-visual” is turned on when playing a video.

Redmi X86 does not support a 120Hz high refresh rate, which is indeed a bit of a pity, but considering the price, it is difficult for you to ask for an 86-inch giant-screen TV that costs around $710 to do more. If there is indeed a rigid need for a 120Hz high refresh rate, Redmi MAX 86 will be a better choice.

For most families in China, if you spend around $1450 to buy an 86-inch TV, you may be opposed by your family members. But when you tell them that this 86-inch TV only costs more than $570, I believe that the voice of opposition will be much smaller, and you can even get support.

The significance of the Redmi X86 is that it provides an 86-inch giant screen experience at an extremely low price!

Maybe you who like to play games will pursue HDR and 120Hz high refresh rate, but for the vast majority of domestic audiences, the shocking look and feel brought by giant screen TVs is more important, they don’t care whether there is a parameter of 120Hz, or even most of them People don’t know this parameter at all.

With the launch of Redmi X86, it is certain that more manufacturers will follow up soon. I believe that we will see more 86-inch TVs costing more than $570 in the near future, which also means that the era of giant screens has truly come. The official price of the Redmi X86 giant-screen TV is $710, but many third-party sellers can offer a price of $685 or even lower. Students who are sensitive to prices can pay attention when purchasing.

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