LG C1 (OLED)

LG C1 (65" OLED)

LG C1 (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Movies & TV shows:
4.7
PICTURE QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
MOVIES & TV: Very Good8.9/10
GAMING: Excellent9.0/10
SPORTS: Very Good8.3/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.2/10
NEWS & TALK: Very Good8.6/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Good7.1/10

The LG C1 OLED is a high-end TV well-suited for a variety of uses, from watching movies to gaming. Its picture quality is very good, with excellent dark room performance, which is ideal for movies and series. Gamers will be pleased with its outstanding response time and low input lag. The viewing angles are wide, benefitting group viewing situations. However, its performance is only good, not excellent, in bright rooms, so if you have a lot of daylight, it may not be the best fit. The sound quality is rated as good, but for a more immersive experience, you might consider additional speakers or a sound system. While a premium price point reflects its high quality, the tradeoff is a higher cost compared to entry-level TVs. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Great movie and series performance
  • OLED screen provides deep blacks
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Low input lag
Cons
  • Brightness is good, not great
  • Not ideal for very bright rooms
  • Reflects light more than some TVs
  • Sound quality is good, not exceptional

Ratings by Category

Movies & TV shows:
4.7
The LG C1 boasts perfect black uniformity and contrast, with excellent local dimming capabilities enabling the truest blacks and preventing any blooming effects for a remarkable cinematic experience. Its colors out of the box are good, it has a wide color volume that enhances vibrant colors, and its wide viewing angles ensure a consistent picture quality from various seating positions.
Gaming:
4.7
PerfectRec’s gaming score measures a TV's performance when it comes to playing video games. It is based on several factors that can significantly impact the quality of the gaming experience, including screen response time, input lag, and refresh rate. Screen response time is a critical factor that determines how quickly the TV can transition from one color to the next, while input lag measures the delay between the gaming console output and the TV display. Refresh rate refers to the number of times per second that the TV displays a new frame, which can impact the smoothness of the gaming experience. The gaming score also takes into account two other features: local dimming in gaming mode, which can enhance contrast and picture quality, and black frame insertion, which can reduce screen brightness and create a smoother gaming experience.
News, Talk & Reality TV:
4.6
PerfectRec’s news, talk, & other TV score prioritizes upscaling, brightness, contrast, out of the box color accuracy, and screen uniformity. This is because almost all news and talk shows are created in Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) with lower resolutions, such as 720P and 1080P. The purpose of this prioritization is to ensure that lower resolution content looks good on a 4K display and to help you identify which TV will perform best when watching live TV via Cable, Satellite, or Antenna.
Overall Picture:
4.6
The LG C1 boasts exceptional picture quality primarily due to its perfect contrast and flawless black uniformity, attributes inherent to OLED technology. Furthermore, it displays rich and accurate colors straight out of the box, with a very wide color gamut and strong color volume, enhancing the viewing experience for HDR content.
Sports:
4.5
The LG C1 OLED is excellent for watching sports due to its superb response time, leading to minimal motion blur, and excellent reflection handling, ensuring clear visibility even in well-lit environments. Additionally, the wide viewing angles allow groups to watch together comfortably, and while gray uniformity is somewhat important, the LG C1 still performs well in this area.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.5
The LG C1 OLED provides rich and vibrant colors right out of the box, making animations look vivid and engaging. Additionally, its wide color gamut ensures a broad range of colors, bringing animated characters and backgrounds to life with great detail and depth.
Bright Room:
4.1
The LG C1 OLED TV is suitable for bright rooms as it exhibits good performance in handling reflections, reducing glare, and delivering sufficient brightness in both standard and high dynamic range content. While deep blacks and vibrant colors enhance the viewing experience, they are less influential factors in brightly lit environments.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,419
Brand
LG
Year Released
2021
Full name
OLED65C1
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOS
Sound Quality Score
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7.8/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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8.5/10
Bright Room Score
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7.2/10
Gaming Score
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9/10
Movies & TV Score
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9/10
Sports Score
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8.4/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.7" x 57" x 1.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
33.9" x 57"
Weight without Stand
52.9 lbs
VESA Mount
300 x 200

DISPLAY

Color Depth
10 bit
Black Frame Insertion
Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode
Yes
Contrast
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10/10
Local Dimming
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10/10

SOUND

Speaker Setup
2.2
Speaker Power
40 w
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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