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LG OLED 55C1PUB 55” Smart TV Review

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The LG C1 OLED TV is very easy to use. The dimming technology is the Pixel Level dimming. It has self-lit pixels that can be turned off individually. It has a magic remote control TV tuner (ATSC, Clear QAM). Its main competitors are the Sony A80J OLED and the Sony A90J OLED. This TV doesn’t use a backlight. There are ads and you cannot opt-out. It has the Sports Alert* that gives updates on teams from the NFL, NBA, NHL, etc., scores, and start times while watching other content. It can be connected to LG blue tooth speakers for wireless surround sound.

Features

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • OLED
  • Dolby vision
  • HDR10
  • Quad Step Noise Reduction
  • Frequency Based Sharpness Enhancer
  • Google Assistant
  • Alexa
  • Intelligent Voice Recognition
  • Operating System: Web OS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI: 4
  • USB:2
  • Ethernet port: 1
  • Wall mountable
  • Thickness:  7cm (1.85”)

 

LG OLED65C1PUB TVDesign

The LG C1 OLED TV has an extremely slim design. It has a max thickness of 1.85″.  The top part is very slim, while the bottom part is thicker.  Overall, it’s still very slim. It has a unique stand that is wide and supports the TV well. Its wide stand will require a big table or console if you choose not to mount it on a wall. Half of the back is plastic while the other half is made of metal. There’s a slot for cable management. This TV doesn’t use a backlight. The footprint of the TV is 36.1″ x 9.4″. The build quality is great.

The top half of the TV and some parts of the stans are made of metal. It’s made mainly of metal, with plastic on the ducts on top. It’s extremely stocky throughout. Generally, it’s very solid and you shouldn’t have any issues with it.

Picture/View 

The LG C1 OLED TV is a 4K upscaler. It has a new Scene Detection feature that can now analyze the type of scene being shown and improve the picture accordingly. Its real scene peak brightness is 302 cd/square meter. You can also cast content stored in your phone and use it to control the TV.

It doesn’t have a local dimming feature. However, its pixels which are self-illuminating reflect perfect blacks without blooming. 

It has a very good contrast ratio, excellent gray uniformity, and perfect black uniformity. Regrettably, there is a risk of permanent burn-in, if you always watch the same content with static elements, for instance leaving the TV on a particular channel all day. But this shouldn’t be a problem if you watch varied content.  

HDR brightness is satisfactory. It has wonderful viewing angles making it great for wide seating arrangements. It has a great reflection handling. It has a wide color gamut for HDR content.

 Sound

The LG C1 OLED TV comes with the LG Sound Sync.  It has Bluetooth audio playback. The frequency response is decent. The bass is satisfactory. The overall sound profile is clean and balanced. The new Auto Volume Levelling feature maintains consistent voice levels across different types of control. It can be connected to LG blue tooth speakers for wireless surround sound.

Gaming

The LG C1 OLED TV has a game optimizer that puts all the game settings in one place. You can toggle between G-Sync and FreeSync technologies for a smooth gaming experience. It has gaming features such as variable refresh rate (VRR) support, 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, and a very quick response time for a fun ride gaming experience.

Recommendations

 For SDR content:

  • Picture Mode: Expert (Dark Space, night)
  • In a brighter room, Picture Mode: Expert (Bright Space, daytime)

 From the brightness tab:

  • Contrast: 85
  • Peak Brightness: High

 From the color tab:

  • Color depth: 50
  • Tint: 0
  • Color Gamut: Auto-detect
  • Auto Dynamic Contrast: Disabled
  • Gamma: 2.2

From the clarity tab:

  • Sharpness: 0
  • Super Resolution: Disabled
  • Noise Reduction: Disabled
  • Smooth Gradation: Disabled

For the last three, you can adjust them to your preference.

For HDR content, the TV is automatically enabled for native apps.

For HDR gaming, enable the HDMI Deep Color for the port you are using.

The Good The Bad
  • It has wide viewing angles.
  • It has excellent grey uniformity.
  • It has a very quick response time.
  • It has VRR support.
  • It reflects blacks with no visible blooming.
  • It has a low input lag.
  • It has a very good contrast ratio.
  • HDR  in Netflix
  • HDR in YouTube
  • This model has no local dimming.
  • It has the risk of permanent burn-in.
  • It does not have LG’s new eco panel.
  • It may not be bright enough for well-lit or sunny rooms.

 

 

Conclusion

The  LG C1 OLED is an awesome TV generally. It has a great picture quality thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio. It is exceptional for watching movies and playing games in the dark. The almost instant response time makes motion look greatly clear in fast-moving games and sports. Its low input lag is great for games and for using a PC monitor. Though it doesn’t get very bright for HDR, its high contrast ratio helps it deliver a spectacular HDR experience.