LG OLED TV choices for 2021 compared: G1, C1, CX, BX, and more

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(Pocket-lint) - LG has had a long-standing committedness to OLED TVs, 1 of the archetypal manufacturers to merchandise them connected a wide scale, arsenic good arsenic having LG Display manufacturing the panels.

Since OLED became fashionable arsenic a TV panel, LG has refined the exertion to beryllium among the precise champion televisions retired there.

LG has a wide scope of OLED televisions - and much precocious a enactment of Mini LED models astatine the much affordable extremity of the spectrum - and acknowledgment to the merchandise cycle, you'll often find a fig of antithetic models successful the market. Here we're covering those models from 2021 and 2020, each of which are wide disposable - with immoderate offering bigger discounts erstwhile they are somewhat older.

Why bargain an OLED TV?

For many, OLED is the show benignant of prime for high-end televisions. From aboriginal connected successful OLED's story, it became evident that OLED gave a batch much state successful design. Because of however the sheet works, TVs could beryllium thinner than rivals and that's what LG go known for. 

That's inactive evident successful LG's OLED TVs - they are truly slim - and whether you're partition mounting oregon utilizing the stand, they look great. 

But supra that, OLED became synonymous with quality. Because each pixel emits its ain airy (rather than relying connected an further furniture for illumination) each pixel tin beryllium turned off, starring to deeper blacks and little bleed crossed the sheet betwixt precocious and debased lights. This drives OLED's estimation for being capable to present large quality, much accurately, than some different technologies

Of course, LG has kept up with the HDR race, offering Dolby Vision connected its TVs for a fig of years, portion besides supporting 120Hz connected galore of its screens - arsenic good arsenic formats for gamers to, again, get the champion prime retired of next-gen consoles.

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          LG G1 OLED evo

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          • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 Pro, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          Like the 2020 GX OLED TV, the G1 features LG's "gallery design" allowing it to beryllium flush against a partition or, arsenic is caller for 2021, connected a level stand.

          It comes with the latest mentation of LG's representation processor - the α (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI - which drives the caller AI Picture Pro software. It uses instrumentality learning to recognise antithetic elements of an image, specified arsenic faces and bodies, adjacent distinguishing betwixt objects successful the foreground and background. This is performed successful real-time to guarantee a representation is arsenic cleanable and crisp arsenic tin be, nary substance the source.

          Gamers get a large boost too, with a Game Optimizer diagnostic that works alongside a 1ms effect clip and the latest HDMI 2.1 modular to supply superfast refresh rates and minimal latency. VRR is besides supported.

          LG's 2021 OLED TVs each travel with webOS 6.0 built-in, which volition besides supply Google Stadia unreality gaming entree without needing a Chromecast.

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          LG C1 OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 48in, 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 Pro, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The LG C1 is akin to the G1 successful features and representation performance, but comes successful a much modular signifier factor. It volition besides beryllium disposable successful a 48-inch exemplary too.

          The aforesaid α (Alpha) 9 Gen 4 AI representation processor is connected board, which besides uses heavy learning to upscale each modular oregon HD images to 4K. This volition guarantee they look their precise best.

          The aforesaid suite of gaming features volition beryllium disposable too, including adaptable refresh complaint (VRR) and 120Hz for those with next-gen consoles.

          Nvidia G-Sync compatibility is besides present, on with Freesync Premium support. As with each 2021 LG OLEDs, webOS 6.0 volition beryllium the astute level from the container and Stadia unreality gaming volition beryllium disposable connected the TV itself.

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          LG B1 OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 Pro, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The LG B1 OLED is apt to beryllium the TV that galore choose. It's not disposable successful the smaller size, starting astatine 55-inches. 

          It has a α7 processor, similar the A1 which sits beneath it, but it betters the entry-level TV by offering a 120Hz display, arsenic good arsenic supporting tech similar VRR and Nvidia G-Sync, truthful it's going to beryllium overmuch much fashionable with gamers. 

          It pushes a 4K HDR sheet with enactment for Dolby Vision, truthful this is going to beryllium a TV that looks great.

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          LG GX OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          As with the caller LG G1, the 2020 equivalent is much astir the plan than the featureset. The panel, processor and supported functions of the GX are fundamentally the aforesaid arsenic those connected the besides disposable CX (see below). That includes Dolby Vision IQ, Filmmaker Mode, G-Sync compatibility, etc - it's conscionable the plan that is radically different. 

          The GX is simply a connection TV, designed with minimalism successful caput and tin beryllium seamlessly mounted connected the wall, hence the "gallery design" name.

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          LG A1 OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 48in, 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10 Pro, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The A1 is the entry-point for OLED successful 2021 from LG, logically sitting beneath the B1 and C1 models. 

          It offers that 4K HDR display, but dissimilar the B1, this is lone 60Hz, with nary enactment for VRR oregon Nvidia G-Sync, truthful this TV won't marque the champion of the latest games consoles - truthful you're amended disconnected with the B1 if that's what you're after.

          However, with sizes moving from 48 to 77 inches, for movie fans wanting a much affordable OLED, the A1 could beryllium the answer. It's not arsenic potent arsenic the C1, which has a much almighty α9 processor compared to the α7 processor successful the A1.

          It besides reduces the speakers arrangement, with a 2 transmission 40W composition. 

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          LG CX OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 48in, 55in, 65in, 77in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          Althoug it has been superceded, the CX is inactive a superb TV. It was the archetypal LG OLED to present a smaller size, astatine 48-inches. That's perfect for homes that couldn't accommodate a 55-inch previously, perchance bringing much radical implicit to OLED TVs.

          The CX models clasp the 4K resolution, supporting a wide scope of HDR standards, including Dolby Vision IQ, which adjusts the representation based connected the TV's ambient airy sensor. It besides supports Filmmaker Mode, an inaugural that strips distant the processing to springiness you visuals the mode the manager intended. You besides get Nvidia G-Sync to amended enactment PC gamers.

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          LG BX OLED

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          • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in
          • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The 2020 entry-level exemplary is fantabulous for the wealth - particularly if you tin present get it with a discount. It sits adjacent to the CX successful presumption of functionality and performance, offering the cardinal features of 4K HDR support, including enactment for Dolby Vision IQ, Filmmaker Mode and Dolby Atmos. The idiosyncratic interface and acquisition is precise overmuch the same, though the plan is somewhat different. 

          The large change, however, is that the B bid uses a little powerfulness α7 processor, truthful perchance doesn't person the aforesaid grunt arsenic the CX model. For many, the BX could beryllium the cheapest mode to get a OLED TV, with a precise decent featureset, and small existent satellite quality to the higher spec model.

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          LG WX OLED

          • Screen sizes: 65in
          • OLED, flexible, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The W, oregon wallpaper design, is 1 of the astir distinctive TV ranges ever. It's fundamentally conscionable the panel, magnetically mounted to the partition truthful it's incredibly thin, similar a representation connected the wall. 

          It's a high-end plan portion for sure, coming with a abstracted Dolby Atmos soundbar to supply the sound. This soundbar besides has each the connections for the TV arsenic the sheet has nary connections itself. Connecting the 2 is via a level cable, which is the lone input for the TV that you request to consider.

          The sheet itself, however, is the aforesaid arsenic LG uses successful crossed its different OLED TVs, ensuring fantastic quality, enactment for a wide scope of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision IQ, and each powered by webOS. There's lone a 65-inch exemplary disposable these days, determination has been a 77-inch exemplary successful erstwhile years.

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          LG Z1 OLED

          • Screen sizes: 77in, 88in
          • OLED, 7680 x 4320 pixels, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos, HDR10, HLG, Filmmaker Mode

          The Z1 OLED is LG's 8K TV for 2021. We've not enactment it astatine the bottommost of the database due to the fact that it's a atrocious TV - acold from it - but it's terms is truthful high, that it's not going to beryllium wide market, unless you're a Premier League footballer.

          The large alteration present is that this OLED TV steps up to 8K resolution. As a result, it's lone disposable astatine 77 and 88-inch sizes, designed to propulsion much item connected a bigger scale. 

          It's driven by the aforesaid α9 processor arsenic the apical OLED 2021 devices, supporting each the latest technologies. The large obstruction for astir volition beryllium the £20k asking price.

          Writing by Rik Henderson and Chris Hall. Originally published connected 25 April 2017.

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