The LG C1 is the successor to one of the best OLED 4K TV


For those who’re out there for an OLED TV, LG has lengthy been the model to go for and final 12 months’s LG CX 55in mannequin stays the highest decide in our information to one of the best TVs. Now LG has unveiled its newcomers for 2021, and it appears like we’ll quickly have a brand new favorite: the LG C1.

Simply because the CX was an incremental enchancment on the C9, it looks like we’ll have an identical story right here and, whereas the corporate did speak about brightness enhancements because of its new OLED evo expertise, that’s restricted to the G1 ‘Gallery’ household of screens, that are thinner and can inevitably price that bit further.

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Nonetheless, the brand new LG C1 will profit from a number of high quality of life enhancements, together with the fourth era of A9 processors which, in addition to presumably making issues a bit slicker in day-to-day use, additionally brings some fancy AI-based performance. The A9 chip can apparently mechanically modify to the style of programme you’re watching, in addition to determine surroundings to optimise image high quality on the fly. We’ll have to attend for our assessment unit to seek out out if that is really value having, or a characteristic finest turned off however, in principal, it sounds a lifesaver for people who don’t need to tinker with settings.

Equally, LG appears to be specializing in players this time round, not solely with a devoted recreation mode but additionally presets particular to the style of title you’re taking part in. How a lot distinction there’s between an FPS and a driving recreation stays to be seen, however given the corporate has been championing HDMI 2.1 ports for 120fps gameplay on the Sony PS5 and Xbox Sequence X, it does really feel like LG is nicely conscious of its attraction to players.

Each the C1 and G1 TVs additionally profit from a brand new model of LG Sound Professional, which guarantees to supply a digital 5.1.2 encompass sound from the TV’s built-in audio system. Bluntly, we don’t anticipate this to be anyplace close to as convincing as even an entry-level encompass sound setup but it surely’s promising for many who unaccountably need to lay our a fortune on an OLED display however neglect to spend money on high quality audio tools.

The LG Magic Distant has been upgraded to be extra ergonomic, with devoted buttons taking you straight to streaming providers like Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. It additionally has built-in NFC, permitting you to straight ship content material out of your cellphone to your TV, or vice versa.

Lastly, there’s excellent news for people who preferred the LG CX however didn’t suppose it was fairly sufficiently big. The LG C1 remains to be out there in 48in, 55in, 65in and 77in sizes, as earlier than, however now additionally is available in a jumbo 83in format, too.

No phrase on launch date or worth but, however our guess is “quickly” and “very costly.” The CX line began at £1,499 for the 48in model final 12 months, and jumped all the way in which as much as £5,000 for the 77in mannequin and, whereas costs have come down over the months, you’re nonetheless taking a look at between £1,300 and £3,500 if you’d like final 12 months’s LG CX line in your house. Hopefully, this upcoming member of the LG household will see worth drops for our present King of OLED units.



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