LG OLED55G16LA review

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81%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Close to perfection

It’s the gold standard. An exemplary example of everything a TV should be in 2021. The advancements offered by OLED evo screens isn’t seismic, but if you want the best this is it.

Pros
  • Astounding levels of detail at all resolutions
  • Rich and expansive sound
  • Great remote
  • Loads of extra features
Cons
  • The settings and smart menus are confusing

 

LG OLED65G16LA review

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81%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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verdict: Earns its place at the heart of your home

It more than warrants its place at the heart of your home. When it comes to picture and sound it barely puts a foot wrong; LG has made a tremendous TV that will likely be in the top three TVs come the end of 2021, if not the very best.

Pros
  • Wonderfully vivid and lifelike colours
  • Rich and detailed sound
  • Astonishingly crisp picture
  • Great remote
Cons
  • The smart home screen and settings menu can be confusing

LG OLED55CX5LB review

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80%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K Ultra-HD

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 verdict: Can we keep it?

It’s still the master. The OLED55CX5LB exudes quality from every port and pixel.

Pros
  • Incredible picture quality
  • HDR is used superbly
  • Good sound
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Missing several UK catch-up apps

LG OLED65BX6LB review

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80%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K Ultra-HD

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 verdict: Astounding

Wow, this is a special Best Buy TV that everyone should watch.

Pros
  • Superb picture
  • HDR is fantastic
  • Sounds great
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Missing several key catch-up apps.

LG OLED65C16LA review

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79%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Astounding

It’s not the highest scoring OLED we’ve tested, but 79% still marks the OLED65C16LA out as a stunning TV that will make your favourite shows and films look spectacular.

Pros
  • Fantastically crisp picture with rich colours and contrast
  • HDR is used very well to improve the contrast
  • Rich and well-balanced sound
Cons
  • There’s some judder in fast-moving scenes
  • Not difficult to use but we preferred the older operating system

LG OLED65C14LB review

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79%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Astonishing

There’s nothing this TV can’t do. Whether you want to play the latest games on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S, watch 4K Blu-rays, stream in high resolution from Netflix or Amazon, or just watch some broadcast TV, the C1 will put a smile on your face.

Pros
  • Massive amounts of detail on show
  • Nicely balanced sound with plenty of bass
  • Rich colours that remain lifelike
Cons
  • There’s some judder during 4K scenes

LG OLED55C16LA review

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78%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: A joy to watch

It’s another LG OLED Best Buy to add to the expansive list. It’s up their with the strongest we’ve seen from the masters of self-emitting displays, and we absolutely think the OLED55C16LA is worth the money.

Pros
  • Oodles of detail at all resolutions
  • Vibrant colours that remain lifelike
  • A clever remote that’s comfortable and easy to use
Cons
  • There’s some judder during fast 4K scenes

LG OLED55C14LB review

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78%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: If you C1 buy one.

It’s not the best LG OLED we’ve ever tested, but it’s comfortably a Best Buy. The picture is fantastic whether you’re watching mainly HD or 4K content, and the sound is excellent.

Pros
  • Lifelike and vibrant colours
  • Contrast is finely balanced between light and dark
  • Lots of detail on show at all resolutions
Cons
  • We preferred the old operating system

LG OLED65B16LA review

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78%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: A stunner

It’s another excellent entry in the B range of OLEDs that have been consistent Best Buys for several years. Glorious sound, glorious 4K picture, glorious HDR use; it barely puts a pixel wrong.

Pros
  • Phenomenal contrast control makes HD and 4K scenes look their best
  • Detail-packed 4K picture
  • Excellent sound
  • Great remote
Cons
  • The changes to operating system make it more awkward
  • SD could be brighter

LG 65NANO916NA review

£1,499.00Typical price

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78%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • LCD
  • 4K Ultra-HD

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 verdict: Only OLEDs do better and even then, only just

It has quality enough in spades. It’s fantastic across the board, with stunning sound and exceptional 4K picture quality

Pros
  • Fantastic 4K picture
  • Natural colours
  • Great SD and HD picture
  • Nice sound
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Narrow viewing angle
  • Missing several key catch-up apps

LG OLED48C16LA review

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77%

Key features

  • 48 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: A brilliant small OLED

We wish LG hadn’t tinkered with its operating system, but otherwise, the OLED4816LA is a triumph. Footage looks splendid at every resolution, it makes the most of its advanced HDR formats and manages to sound rich despite being incredibly thin.

Pros
  • Bags of detail at every resolution
  • Vibrant colours and well-balanced contrast
  • Warm and rich sound
  • Excellent remote
Cons
  • Struggles to display fast moving 4K scenes smoothly

LG OLED48C14LB review

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77%

Key features

  • 48 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Few TVs look or sound better

LG’s second stab at a 48-inch OLED is every bit as successful as the first. The picture quality is stunning and the sound is excellent for such a thin TV.

Pros
  • Tonnes of detail on show at all resolutions
  • Clever and well-designed remote
  • Rich and full sound.
Cons
  • Some jerky motion during fast-moving 4K scenes

Samsung QE65QN95AATXXU review

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76%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • LCD
  • 4K

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 verdict: Incredible

Glorious sound and stunning high-resolution picture make for a TV that’s hard to look away from. The beautiful, near bezel-less design captures attention and holds onto it no matter what sort of content you enjoy.

Pros
  • Utterly stunning 4K HDR picture
  • Lower resolutions look great too
  • Absorbing audio
  • Easy to set up and use
Cons
  • Colours look a bit too warm sometimes

Samsung QE55QN95AATXXU review

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76%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • QLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: TV to be proud of

Wonderful audio and some of the best 4K HDR pictures we’ve seen in 2021 marks Samsung’s maiden Neo QLED set as a TV to be reckoned with. It’s a great alternative to OLEDs.

Pros
  • Some of the best HDR we’ve seen
  • Bags of detail in the 4K picture
  • Phenomenal sound
  • Easy-to-use menus
Cons
  • Colours in SD scenes were a bit warm

LG OLED55B16LA review

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76%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Delightful

It’s a glorious TV that ticks every box. The 65-inch model has better sound, but we still enjoyed listening to this smaller model. If 55 inches is the size you want, then the B1 is the TV to go for.

Pros
  • Accomplished 4K picture with superb contrast
  • HD is packed with detail and exciting
  • The remote is great
Cons
  • The body rattles at certain audio pitches

Panasonic TX-55JZ1500B review

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76%

Key features

  • 55 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Outstanding

It’s a fantastic TV and comfortably one of the best OLED options of 2021. It really makes the most of HDR and it sounds great, too.

Pros
  • Prominent and exciting HDR effect
  • Plenty of detail to enjoy
  • Nicely balanced sound
Cons
  • Cluttered menus and remote

Panasonic TX-65JZ2000B review

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76%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Tremendous

Panasonic hasn’t quite beat LG’s OLEDs, but the TX-65JZ2000B is a TV to be proud of. It looks glorious and sounds stunning too.

Pros
  • Fantastic sound that fills the room
  • Gorgeous 4K picture
  • HDR is used well
  • Good features for gamers
Cons
  • Colours look a bit warm at lower resolutions

Samsung QE65QN90AATXXU review

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75%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • QLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Something special from Samsung

It’s one of Samsung’s finest TVs brimming with quality in every area. It’s incredibly bright and vibrant to look at, and it sounds great, too.

Pros
  • Diamond-sharp 4K picture
  • Consistently balanced contrast
  • Rich and clear sound
  • Simple and intuitive menus
Cons
  • HD colours could have more pop

Samsung QE55QN90AATXXU review

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75%

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  • 55 inches
  • QLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: The envy of anyone who doesn’t own it

What a TV. Samsung’s new Neo QLED backlight does help contrast, which is consistently excellent, but no aspect of this TV lets the side down. It’s the complete package and we envy anyone who has one in their living room.

Pros
  • Rich and finely balanced sound
  • Tonnes of detail in the 4K picture
  • Excellent contrast
  • Quick menus intuitively designed
Cons
  • We’d like more vibrant colours in the HD picture

Philips 65OLED706/12 review

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75%

Key features

  • 65 inches
  • OLED
  • 4K

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 verdict: Philips joint top-scoring TV

Philips mid-range OLED models are the best and that includes this 65-inch one. It sounds stunning and looks great, too.

Pros
  • Incredible sound
  • Sharp and detailed picture
  • Crisp lower-resolution picture
Cons
  • HDR isn’t used well
  • Confusing duplicated settings
  • Cluttered remote