The Best OLED TV

The Best OLED TV

Our pick

LG C9

LG C9

The best OLED TV

The LG C9 produces fantastic 4K HDR images and performs just as well as higher-end OLED TVs for a significantly lower price.

Buying Options

$1,950 from Amazon
(65-inch)
$2,200 from Best Buy
(65-inch)
Buy from Abt

May be out of stock

The LG C9 4K OLED TV offers superb image quality with both HD and 4K sources, and it supports the leading HDR standards so you’ll get the best picture possible from HDR sources. The WebOS smart-TV platform is easy to use and provides all the major video and audio streaming services, including 4K video streaming from Netflix and Amazon. The C9 has an extremely thin and attractive design, and it’s one of the few TVs in 2019 to offer full HDMI 2.1 support, which makes it as future-proof as a TV can be today. Videophiles will like that the C9 gives them more control over the image than competing Sony OLED TVs. Paying more for one of LG’s higher-end OLED TVs, such as the E9 or W9, doesn’t buy you better image quality at all, which makes the C9 an excellent value. (But if you like the design upgrades and can afford the premium, the E9 and W9 are solid upgrade options.)

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Runner-up

LG B9

LG B9

The lowest-priced OLED TV

The LG B9 offers excellent image quality, but because of its slightly less powerful processor, it has minor video-processing issues compared with other OLED TVs we tested.

Buying Options

$1,895 from Amazon
$1,900 from Best Buy
(65-inch)
Buy from Abt

May be out of stock

The LG B9 4K OLED TV’s video performance is very similar to that of the C9, and it costs a little less. The B9’s peak brightness is a bit lower than that of the C9 (which matters only with HDR video), and it lacks some of the C9’s advanced video-processing functions, though most people would be hard-pressed to see the C9’s improvements in motion and image noise without doing a direct side-by-side comparison. Plus, the image-calibration options aren’t quite as precise, which we think is an important consideration for the performance-minded shopper. But if you want to save a little money and you don’t plan to have the TV professionally calibrated, the B9 is a great option.

source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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