Since bringing OLED TVs to the market nearly a decade ago, LG has continued to refine the technology and expand its product offerings. Walk into Abt today, and you’ll find more than a dozen different LG OLED TVs available. And while it’s always great to have lots of options when you’re shopping for a new TV, at some point those options can become a burden. Where do you start in the shopping process when you have so many choices? For most people, the deciding factor is their budget.
High-end OLED TVs are still priced significantly higher than their LED brethren, putting them beyond the budget of all but the most devoted videophiles. Entry-level OLED TVs might cut out some features that those same shoppers would want in their home theater TV. So, as is the case for most consumers, the best value lies somewhere in between. The new LG C1 OLED TV is the brand’s mid-tier product, and the most likely to fit the needs of any shopper who is serious about image quality—but who still wants to keep the price down.
So what does a mid-level OLED TV get you? Just about everything you’d ever want in a modern TV:
Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos – Cutting-edge video and audio processing for breathtaking HDR and theater-quality sound
Filmmaker Mode – A picture mode that automatically adjust settings to make your TV’s picture perfectly match the look intended by the filmmaker
Optimized for Gaming – Variable refresh rate, Auto Low-Latency Mode, and both G-Sync & FreeSync certified
True 120Hz panel – A perfectly smooth display during even the fastest on-screen action during sport events and movies.
WebOS with ThinQ AI – Comprehensive smart TV functions with personalized content suggestions, voice control, support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, and more.
There are surprisingly few things separating the LG C1 series from the top-tier G1 series OLED TVs. While the latter does feature a more svelte construction and LG’s “evo” panel—which promises higher peak brightness levels and even punchier contrast—those improvements will likely appeal only to the most discerning shoppers with no budget limitations. For everyone else, the LG C1 series will be hard to beat.
Check out our video overview of the LG C1 OLED TV to learn more about its features and see why it might be the perfect TV to use as the foundation for your home theater.