In the event you’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 choose in our information to the most effective 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 analogous story right here and, whereas the corporate did speak about brightness enhancements because of its new OLED evo know-how, that’s restricted to the G1 ‘Gallery’ household of screens, that are thinner and can inevitably value that bit additional.
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Nonetheless, the brand new LG C1 will profit from just a few 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 routinely 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 evaluate unit to search out out if that is really price having, or a function greatest turned off however, in principal, it sounds a lifesaver for people who don’t wish to tinker with settings.
Equally, LG appears to be specializing in avid gamers this time round, not solely with a devoted recreation mode but additionally presets particular to the style of title you’re enjoying. 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 avid gamers.
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 wherever close to as convincing as even an entry-level encompass sound setup nevertheless it’s promising for individuals who unaccountably wish 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 companies like Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. It additionally has built-in NFC, permitting you to instantly ship content material out of your cellphone to your TV, or vice versa.
Lastly, there’s excellent news for people who favored the LG CX however didn’t suppose it was fairly large enough. The LG C1 remains to be obtainable 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 wager is “quickly” and “very costly.” The CX line began at £1,499 for the 48in model final 12 months, and jumped all the best way 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 need 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.