LG continues to push OLED TVs forward each release and its latest efforts are its best yet.
LG OLEDs are filled to brim with features from streaming apps, gaming and movies. Factor in the increasing smart features, and the LG’s OLEDs are fast becoming hubs for the devices that live in your home.
And the design of LG’s OLEDs is consistently slick and aesthetically pleasing, more so than you’d find from any other manufacturer. They come with the latest technologies in Dolby Vision and Atmos; as well as features such as Filmmaker Mode. The 2020 range are ready for the next-gen consoles with support for 4K/120Hz gaming, so keep that in mind when you’re purchasing your next TV
Here’s a shortlist of the best LG TVs available in 2020. Scroll down from summaries and links to our full reviews.
- Best LG OLED TV: LG CX
- Best affordable OLED TV: LG B9
- Best wall-mounted OLED TV: LG GX
LG CX OLED
Another mid-range corker
- Excellent picture quality
- Great design
- Plenty of smarts, features and customisation
- Excellent upscaling
- Still no UK catch-up apps
- Just a small leap over the C9
LG mid-range OLED is another cracking set. Advancements in AI-enhanced picture quality and motion handling offer great picture quality when it comes to HD broadcasts. 4K looks terrific, with a detailed, colourful image. Give it Dolby Vision and it looks even more cinematic, with a rich, lush feel given to content.
It’s packed to the brim full of features, some of which you’ll need if you’re a gamer, and otherwise more inclined for the movie fan. webOS is again a slick operator and full of added customisation options. The overall performance isn’t a huge leap over the C9, which is still on sale and the lack of Freeview Play and UK catch-up apps is sure to grate with many. Nevertheless, the CX is an excellent TV, a feature-packed offering that’s more affordable than the C9 was when it was released.
LG B9 OLED
Excellent entry-level OLED
- Great, contrast-rich picture quality
- Gorgeous high-end design
- Good smart system
- Some slight black crush
- Pictures not as detailed or finely coloured as the C9 pictures
- Potential for screen burn
The B9 is a great choice for those who want a new OLED without paying an exorbitant amount.
The design is gorgeously high-end, picture quality is excellent with a gorgeous, contrast-rich image, and webOS is a user-friendly smart platform. If you want a taste of OLED without breaking the bank, the B9 is one to consider.
LG GX OLED
The art-inspired OLED
- Fabulous image quality
- Impeccable design and finish
- Dolby Vision HDR
- No Freeview Play
- No HDR10+
- More dynamic OLED HDR performers can be had for less
The GX sits towards the top of LG’s consumer OLED offering for 2020, and it’s another fabulous performer. Picture quality is the same as the CX, so the strides made its AI-enhanced picture, motion-handling and upscaling are still true here. It also packs a beefier sound system than the CX, with a 60W powered audio system that doesn’t half sound bad.
At £600 more than the 65-inch CX, there’s a price to paid for the GX’s standing at the top of the range. Add in the extra cost for a stand – the GX Gallery series is made primarily for the wall-hanging – and this is a TV for those who appreciate good looking TVs and are comfortable paying for that premium.
How we test TVs
Every TV that passes through our doors gets put through a series of tests and naked eye checks to gauge its overall picture quality and optimal settings. Key things we look out for are screen uniformity, black level, maximum brightness and colour vibrancy/accuracy. We also check input lag to make sure gamers won’t lose their edge when playing online.
A variety of test footage is used to cover every type of scene, so we can assess a 4K TV’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as how it performs against the competition.
Sound quality isn’t forgotten, either – we give the built-in speakers a thorough listen to determine whether you’ll need to invest in a soundbar or speaker system to beef things up.
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