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OLED55C1
$1,300Out of stock
$1,300Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

When deciding between the LG A1 and LG C1, both are OLED TVs released by LG in 2021, meaning they offer excellent picture quality with deep blacks and a wide color gamut. If you prioritize gaming and would like better performance in that regard, including lower input lag and higher refresh rates for smoother gameplay, then the LG C1 would be a superior choice. It also has a slightly brighter screen which can be beneficial in a bright room, and an additional HDMI port which could be convenient if you have multiple devices to connect. However, the LG A1 will generally be slightly less expensive, making it a more budget-friendly option still offering a great viewing experience for movies, series, and sports. It also has very good picture quality, although it may not perform as well in very bright rooms when compared to the C1 due to its slightly lower brightness. Both TVs support Dolby Vision and HLG, have great black uniformity perfect for dark room viewing, but neither offers HDR10+ support. If you're not a heavy gamer or you're planning to watch in moderate lighting conditions and want to save a bit of money, the A1 is still an excellent choice. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Gaming

7.0
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
9.0
The LG C1 (OLED) is excellent for gaming, while the LG A1 (OLED) is good.

Bright Room

6.6
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
7.1
The LG C1 (OLED) is good for bright room, while the LG A1 (OLED) is only fair.
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Key similarities

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Picture Quality

8.2
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
8.5
The LG C1 (OLED) and LG A1 (OLED) both have very good picture quality.

Movies & TV

8.9
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
8.9
The LG C1 (OLED) and LG A1 (OLED) are both very good for movies & TV.

Sports

8.0
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
8.3
The LG C1 (OLED) and LG A1 (OLED) are both very good for sports.

Cartoons & Animation

8.0
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
8.2
The LG C1 (OLED) and LG A1 (OLED) are both very good for cartoons & animation.

News, Talk, & Other TV

8.4
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
8.6
The LG C1 (OLED) and LG A1 (OLED) are both very good for news, talk, & other TV.

Cost

$1,300
OLED48A1
OLED55C1
$1,300
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The LG A1 (OLED) has a price of $1,300 and the LG C1 (OLED) costs $1,300.

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How the LG A1 (OLED) and the LG C1 (OLED) compare to other TVs

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Spec Comparison

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LG A1 (OLED)LG C1 (OLED)
LG A1 (OLED)LG C1 (OLED)

GENERAL

Price
$1,300
$1,300
Brand
LGLG
Year Released
20212021
Full name
OLED48A1OLED55C1
Screen Size
48"55"
Screen Resolution
4K4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOSwebOS
Sound Quality Score
6.6/107.8/10
NextGen Ready
NoNo
HDMI Ports
34
Coax Ports
11

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
8.3/108.5/10
Bright Room Score
6.7/107.2/10
Gaming Score
7/109/10
Movies & TV Score
8.9/109/10
Sports Score
8/108.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
24.3" x 42.2" x 1.8"29.1" x 48.3" x 1.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
26.7" x 42.2"27.8" x 48.3"
Weight without Stand
33.1 lbs41.7 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 200300 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
NoYes
Auto Low Latency Mode
YesYes
Contrast
10/1010/10
Local Dimming
10/1010/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.02.2
Speaker Power
20 w40 w
Dolby Atmos
YesYes
DTS:X
NoNo

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Picture Roughly equal
Better for GamingLG C1 (OLED)
Better SoundLG C1 (OLED)
Better in a Sunny RoomLG C1 (OLED)

About LG

LG, a prominent TV brand from Korea, has played a significant role in popularizing OLED TVs. OLED technology is hailed as the future of TV technology. Their TVs employ WebOS, a proprietary smart TV software that not only offers seamless functionality but also includes gaming-specific features, earning praise from players worldwide. Often regarded as the gateway to unparalleled viewing experiences, LG's mid-range OLEDs come highly recommended, making them a worthwhile investment for those willing to stretch their budget for superior quality.

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