When you want to buy a new TV, it makes sense to do some research and compare prices, especially since there are so many deals out there. But if you’ve had an LG TV before and want to keep the same look and feel, or if you’re interested in one of the company’s high-tech OLEDs, we can help you choose the right one.
LG makes some of the best 4K OLED TVs, which is pretty much a given. In fact, it was the first company to make OLED panels, and it sells its OLED panels to competitors like Sony, Panasonic, and Philips. In short, LG is the most knowledgeable company about OLED technology.
1. LG OLED65C2
LG’s C-series OLEDs try to find a good balance between price and performance. This year’s model, the C2, is a great TV. It has the same “Brightness Booster” technology as last year’s top-of-the-line G1.
Compared to last year’s C1, this one has a lot of punch and a lot more contrast and dark detail. Importantly, there are no bad things about this. There’s nothing fake about the picture; it’s just been raised naturally, without hurting the colors or the black depth.
The game features are also top-notch. Four HDMI 2.1 ports let you play games in 4K/120, VRR, and ALLM. Xbox Series X/S gamers can also take advantage of Dolby Vision Game mode. In our test, the input lag was less than 10ms, and the sound was good enough.
We’ve tested the C2 in 42-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch sizes, and each one has been award-winningly great, even the 42-inch and 48-inch versions, which aren’t as bright as the larger ones.
If you have a bigger budget, you might want to look at the G2 (below), but if you want the best picture for the least amount of money, the C2 is the best choice for 2022.
2. LG OLED65G2
The OLED65G2 is by far LG’s best OLED TV to date. It sounds, looks, and is built better than the company’s 2021 G series.
Images are more detailed, and the extra brightness it gets from its new heat sink and new processor makes everything look better, from simple HD SDR to bright 4K HDR. It also works great with the newest gaming consoles and PC graphics cards, getting the most clarity out of them.
LG TVs aren’t known for their great sound, but the G2 sounds better than last year’s G1. Especially nice is how much more dynamic the sound seems to be when Dolby Atmos mode is turned on.
The “Gallery” design, which is perfect for mounting on the wall (this TV is only 2.4cm deep), now has a high-quality metal “wrap” that gives the G2 a very high-end look to match LG OLED TVs’ legendary deep black tones.
Overall, the G2 is a beautiful thing. It might be aimed at people who don’t mind spending a lot, but if you have the money, it might make you want to move up from the mid-range C2 to it (above).
3. LG OLED65C1
The C1, which has won awards, is still LG’s best TV model for 2021. Even though it’s been out for more than a year, it’s still one of the best OLED TVs you can buy right now, especially if you can find it on sale.
The picture quality and features are great for the price. Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Apple TV are all great apps that work well together. They all support 4K, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. You also get a new motion processing system called Cinematic Movement and a better webOS menu system.
The brightness and sharpness of the picture on the 2021 LG G1 are even better, but not by a huge amount. On the other hand, the sound isn’t great, so you’ll need to save up for a separate sound system or soundbar to go with your new TV.
When you think about how much it costs and how great the picture is, the C1 is still near the top of our list of the best LG TVs. We’ve tested the 65-inch and 48-inch (see below), but it also comes in 55-inch, 77-inch, and 83-inch sizes.
4. LG OLED65G1
In the last few years, LG’s C-class model has been the most affordable way to get the tech giant’s newest and best picture processing tech. But LG showed us a new “OLED Evo” screen for 2021 that promises to be brighter and sharper.
If you’re willing to spend a little more money, you’ll get one of the best OLED TVs on the market (even though it has now been superseded by the 2022 G2, above). It has a beautiful picture and is full of apps and next-generation HDMI features, like 4K@120Hz on all four HDMI ports. This makes it a great choice for gaming.
The sound is less impressive, but as always, we still recommend adding a separate soundbar to make the most of this beautiful premium set.
Downsides? The G1 is made to be hung on the wall, which is why it doesn’t come with a stand or feet. You can buy bespoke feet separately, but they’re not exactly cheap.
Still, if you want a wall-mounted LG OLED with a sleek “Gallery” design but don’t want to spend as much on the newer G2, the G1 could be the best LG TV for you.
5. LG OLED77Z2
The LG OLED77Z2 looks a lot like the LG G2, which is the brand’s most expensive 4K TV. The G2 doesn’t come with any kind of stand, but the Z2 does. It has feet so you can put it on a table, but be warned: they’re ugly and cheap and have no business holding up such an expensive TV.
The Z2 has four HDMI 2.1 ports that can handle 8K/60Hz signals, in case 8K sources become available in the future. In the meantime, these connections can handle signals at 4K/120Hz from the Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and high-end gaming PCs. VRR and ALLM will also be supported. Also, the Z2 has a great HGiG mode that makes many games run more accurately in HDR, as well as a Dolby Vision game mode, which LG is the only company that has right now.
This is an 8K TV with a resolution of 7680 x 4320. That’s more than 33 million pixels, and since it’s an OLED TV, each one can be lit and colored separately from the others. The colors are well chosen and have a good balance between being natural and being bright. The shading is always very subtle, which makes skin tones, in particular, look very real. Images are clear and sharp without looking overdone.
If you have to have an LG OLED and 8K, the Z2 is the right TV for you. But while the Z2 does a great job, most buyers would be better off with a 77-inch G2, which is much cheaper.
The five best-selling LG TVs in 2023 are listed above. With the tips in this article, you should be able to choose the right product for your needs.