LG C3 (OLED)

LG C3 (65" OLED)

LG C3 (OLED)

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BEST RATING
Movies & TV shows:
4.8
PICTURE QUALITY: Excellent9.0/10
MOVIES & TV: Excellent9.2/10
GAMING: Excellent9.0/10
SPORTS: Very Good8.5/10
CARTOONS & ANIMATION: Very Good8.8/10
NEWS & TALK: Excellent9.0/10
BRIGHT ROOM: Very Good8.3/10

The LG C3 OLED offers excellent picture quality, especially in dark rooms, making it ideal for movie enthusiasts and nighttime viewing. It has a superb contrast ratio and handles reflections well, so it's also a good fit for rooms with some light control. For gamers, its response time and low input lag provide a strong gaming experience, though it may not be as bright as some LED or QLED TVs. Sports fans will enjoy very good performance, but keep in mind that in brightly lit rooms or during daytime viewing, an OLED's brightness might be less impactful than other screen types. It supports advanced audio formats like Dolby Atmos, which enhances the viewing experience with immersive sound if you have a compatible sound system. The TV comes at a premium price, reflecting its high-end features and performance. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Exceptional overall picture quality
  • Outstanding for gaming
  • Excellent in dark rooms
  • Great for movies and series
  • Wide viewing angles
Cons
  • Lower brightness in bright rooms
  • Potential risk of burn-in
  • Average sound quality
  • Reflection handling could be better

Ratings by Category

Movies & TV shows:
4.8
The LG C3 (OLED) TV offers excellent contrast and local dimming capabilities, allowing for deep blacks and sharp distinctions between light and dark areas, making it ideal for movies and cinematic content. Additionally, its good color accuracy out of the box and wide viewing angles ensure that the picture remains consistent across different seating positions, enhancing the viewing experience for everyone.
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:
4.7
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.
Cartoons & Animaton:
4.7
The LG C3 OLED has vibrant colors out of the box and a very good color gamut, making it ideal for the vivid and varied hues typically found in cartoons and animation. Additionally, it provides a very good color volume, which ensures that the display can maintain its color accuracy and intensity at different levels of brightness, enhancing the viewing experience for animated content.
Overall Picture:
4.7
The LG C3 OLED shines with a perfect contrast and flawless black uniformity, delivering deep and true blacks which is essential for dark room viewing and creating a cinematic experience. Rich, accurate colors straight out of the box, alongside a very good color gamut and color volume, ensure vibrant and lifelike images that make movies and TV shows pop, especially in HDR content.
Sports:
4.6
The LG C3 excels in watching sports due to its top-notch response time and motion handling, ensuring fast-paced action looks crisp with minimal blur. Furthermore, its excellent reflection handling and wide viewing angles make it suitable for bright rooms and group viewing scenarios, although its gray uniformity is somewhat less impressive but still very good.
Bright Room:
4.5
The LG C3 OLED TV is very good for watching TV in a bright room because it has a high SDR and HDR brightness and excellent reflection handling capabilities. The TV's OLED panel ensures deep blacks and a wide color gamut that can make images vivid and striking, contributing to a good viewing experience even in well-lit environments.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,559
Brand
LG
Year Released
2023
Full name
OLED65C3
Screen Size
65"
Screen Resolution
4K

TV FEATURES

Operating System
webOS
Sound Quality Score
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8/10
NextGen Ready
No
HDMI Ports
4
Coax Ports
1

DISPLAY QUALITY SCORES

Picture Quality Score
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9/10
Bright Room Score
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8.3/10
Gaming Score
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9/10
Movies & TV Score
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9.2/10
Sports Score
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8.5/10

PHYSICAL

Dimensions w/o Stand (H x W x D)
32.5" x 56.7" x 1.8"
Dimensions with Stand (H x W)
34.6" x 56.7"
Weight without Stand
36.6 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
Unknown
Dolby Atmos
Yes
DTS:X
No

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