LG OLED TV choices for 2019 compared: C9, C8, W8 and more

LG has had a long-standing commitment to OLED TVs, having been producing them for years now. It’s slowly been refining its offering, too, and now boasts some of the best TVs on the market.

Although the likes of Sony, Panasonic and Philips have all added OLED TVs to their respective offerings, it’s LG who is still leading the charge with a line-up of sets for all types of customer, and particularly those interesting in premium TV, where OLED sits. Let’s take a look at some of the best models on the market for you to choose from. 



  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision and Atmos, HDR10
  • Price: £2499 (55in), £3299 (65in), £7499 (77in)

The C9 is one of our favourite TVs of the last couple of years from any brand. It’s got a great set of features, with the core being a 4K OLED display that’s brilliant regardless of what you’re looking to watch or play on it. Little touches like including HDMI 2.1 make it a solid bet for the future, too.

With AI-enhanced processing on board, too, it gets better the more you use it, learning your habits and preferences. Now that it’s not an immediately new model, you can also pick it up for solid reductions. You won’t regret picking up the C9. 

  • Read our review of the LG OLED C9 TV



  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in, 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Atmos, HDR10
  • Price: £1999 (55in), £2999 (65in), £7499 (77in)

There’s no shame at all in going back an iteration to the previous version of the above TV from LG. The brand has been doing OLED displays so well for years now that the older model is still an impressive offering, giving most of the same features.

Its OLED panel gives the beautiful deep blacks you want, while HDR makes colours pop beautifully. It’s not quite as future-proof as a newer model, but if you can find the C8 with a bit of a discount you’ll be picking up a stellar TV. 

  • Read our review of the LG C8 OLED TV



  • Screen sizes: 65in, 77in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Vision and Atmos, HDR10
  • Price: £2999 (65in), £7999 (77in)

A big statement piece at CES 2018, the W8 still impresses a couple of years later, with an update to the Wallpaper model below. With practically no bezel to speak of, and almost all of its processing power hidden cleverly in a connected soundbar, this is a wafer-thin TV. 

It doesn’t actually mark a quantum leap forward when compared to the Wallpaper, but improved HDR integration and a newer processor does give it the edge when it comes to picture quality (and picture quality is pretty important when you’re talking about TVs). That Dolby Atmos soundbar is a welcome bonus, too. 

  • Read our initial review of the LG W8 OLED TV

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LG Signature OLED TV W

  • Screen sizes: 65in, 77in
  • OLED, flexible, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Active HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Price: £7,999 (65in), £24,999 (77in)
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The W, or Wallpaper, is one of the most distinctive TVs currently available. LG refers to it as picture on wall, because it’s basically just an OLED panel, on your wall and only 2.57mm thick. When magnetically mounted, it’s only 4mm thick. 

It’s a high-end design piece for sure, coming with a separate Dolby Atmos soundbar to provide the sound. This soundbar also has all the connections for the TV as the panel has no connections itself. Connecting the two is via a flat cable, which is the only input for the TV that you need to consider.

The panel itself, however, is the same as LG uses in across its other OLED TVs, ensuring fantastic quality, support for a wide range of HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, and all powered by webOS. Stunning, but expensive.

  • Read more: LG Signature OLED W initial review




  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in
  • OLED, picture on glass, 3840 x 2160, Active HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Price: £3,499 (55in), £4,999 (65in)

The OLED E7 updated the OLED E6 of 2016. It sticks to the picture on glass design and like the G7 has an integrated soundbar. As we’ve said previously this uses the same panel as the other TVs, but notably drops in size down to a 55-inch model, which for many average households will increase its practicality, as well as pulling the price down. 

Here the soundbar stand drops to a 40W 2.2, although the TV will still aim to create immersive Dolby Atmos sound, but the design is very close to the Signature G7 that sits in the position above it.

  • LG OLED E7 review: Superb 4K OLED TV picture quality





  • Screen sizes: 55in, 65in
  • OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Active HDR with Dolby Vision
  • Price: £2,999 (55in), £4,999 (65in)

The LG OLED B7 would logically be the starting point to the range, although this TV – as well as having the same panel as all the rest, is the same price and spec as the C7. It also comes in the same sizes. 

Otherwise you have that glorious UHD panel with support for lots of different HDR formats, you have the really slick webOS interface with a whole stack of connected services and you again have support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. 

LG’s main points of differentiation are in design and audio, with all of its contemporary TVs offering the same visuals as each other upon releases. With that in mind, we suspect that the lower prices of the B7 will prove hard to resist compared to the E7.

  • LG B7 review: An OLED superstar



  • Screen sizes: 88in
  • OLED, 7680 × 4320 pixels, Dolby Vision and Atmos, HDR10
  • Price: £29,999

We’ve left this TV for last, not because it’s the least impressive set on the list, but rather because we shouldn’t gloss over that insane £30k price tag. The reality is that almost no-one is going to be looking for a TV at that price.

That said, if you’re the one in a million who does fancy paying out, the Z9 is an absolute corker. Its picture quality is jaw-dropping, with integrated sound that will also blow your socks off. There’s no bezel to speak of, and is just 10mm deep at the top. Plus, with 8K resolution in-hand, you will at least be future-proofed for some time to come. This is a TV that feels a lot like a glimpse into the future. 

  • Read our LG Z9 8K OLED TV review

Original source: https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/buyers-guides/lg/140870-best-lg-tvs

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