When you’ve been hankering after an enormous OLED TV, then the LG C1 may very well be the display screen of your desires, having now launched in its largest 83-inch dimension with a equally huge $5,999 / £6,999 / AU$12,599 price ticket.
That is an enormous step up from the following dimension down, which is a still-enormous 77 inches retailing for $3,499 / £3,999 / AU$6,995 – with 65-inch, 55-inch and 48-inch sizes under that at reducing worth factors.
The LG C1 OLED is technically the world’s first OLED display screen to be launched at an 83-inch dimension, though it definitely will not be the final. We all know that the Sony A90J OLED, this yr’s flagship 4K TV from Sony, shall be coming in the identical panel dimension – and in each instances the 83-inch mannequin will naturally up the value over smaller display screen sizes.
The 83-inch panel utilized by LG is new for 2021, and continues LG’s growth into new and bigger OLED sizes – the corporate contributed to the flurry of 48-inch OLED TVs we noticed final yr, and LG Show, which is the only real provider of OLED panels, is engaged on 42-inch OLEDs that can function in TVs from varied manufacturers.
Selecting a premium OLED TV
When you’re after a severely extremely specified OLED TV, you might have a superb few choices as of late, every with their very own execs and cons.
Whereas now you can get the LG C1 OLED in that massive 83-inch dimension, you might spend roughly the identical sum of money on a smaller LG G1 OLED, a mannequin with enhanced ‘OLED evo’ panel know-how that ups the height brightness by as a lot as 20% – given the famously dim output of OLEDs in comparison with their QLED counterparts, that is fairly an enchancment.
There’s additionally the LG Z1, an 8K OLED TV for nearly thrice the value because the C1, at £19,999 (doubtless $19,999) for its smallest 77-inch dimension, or £24,999 (doubtless $29,999) for an 88-inch choice.
Each the LG G1 and LG Z1 now include five-year producer warranties to encourage purchases (opens in new tab), too, which is one thing you will not get with the C1 OLED.
Then there’s the rollable OLED TV, often called the LG 65RX, which is retailing for £99,999 within the UK – and certain $99,999 within the US when it launches. So there’s clearly a scale of premium that does not cease at four-figure sums, and realizing how excessive it goes would possibly make you view the 83-inch LG C1 OLED in a barely extra favorable gentle.