LG C2 OLED TV Review

9.03 Mixed Usages
8.7 TV Shows:
9 HDR Movies:
9.3 HDR Gaming:
8.8 Sports( Considering Day Light)
9.4 PC Monitor ():
Release year: 2023 Rating: 4.7
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Specification

GENERAL

Screen Size Variation Under 55 Inches , 55-65 Inches , 65-77 Inches , 77-90 Inches inch
Features: Smart TV , HDR , High Definition , CEC Enabled , Anti-glare , With Energy Saving Mode
Display Type: OLED
Screen Design Flat Tv
Connectivity: HDMI , WiFi , USB , Bluetooth , Optical Audio , RF
Number Of HDMI Ports: 4
HDR HDR10 , Dolby Vision , HLG
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Next Gen. Gaming Feature: VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) , ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) , eARC
TV Type Indoor
Special Feature: Pixel Level Dimming; Intense Color; Billion Rich Colors; Cinema HDR; NVIDIA GEFORCE NOW; Wide Viewing Angle; Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro; Room to Room Share;
Supported Internet Services: Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+ and more

DISPLAY SPECS

Screen Size: 64.5 Inches
Display Type OLED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels): 3840 x 2160
Screen Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Viewing Angle 178 degrees
Backlight Type: Self-illuminating (no backlight)
Quantum Dot Color: No
Video Processing Technology: a9 Gen 6 Processor 4K
HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision;

PICTURE QUALITY:[TEST SUMMARY REPORT]

Contrast: [Contrast Ratio: Infinite (OLED technology)]: No blooming or haloing around bright objects, unlike LED TVs.
Brightness: [Peak Brightness: 800 nits (SDR), 1300 nits (HDR)]: Excellent HDR peak brightness, ideal for both bright and dark rooms. Vivid highlights in HDR scenes without sacrificing shadow detail.
Local Dimming: Unmatched! Infinite blacks, perfect local dimming eliminates blooming.
Gray & Black Uniformity: [ Panel Uniformity: >0.5 ΔE]: Flawless! Uniform brightness and color across the entire screen, even in dark scenes. No distracting dirty screen effect or clouding.
Viewing Angle: [ Viewing Angle: 178°]: Perfect! Colors and picture quality remain consistent even at extreme angles. Ideal for large gatherings or shared viewing experiences.
Reflections: Glossy screen susceptible to reflections. Strategic placement or anti-glare filters recommended. Can be distracting in bright environments.
Calibration: [Color Accuracy (Average ΔE): 0.7 (SDR), 1.7 (HDR)]: Pre-calibrated out of the box with near-perfect color accuracy. Minimal need for adjustments.
Pixels & Motion: [Pixel Response Time: <1 ms]: Instantaneous pixel response time, zero motion blur. Ultra-smooth visuals. Ideal for fast-paced content like sports and gaming.
Input Handling (480p and 720p): Upscales flawlessly with minimal scaling artifacts. Sharp and clear image even from older content.
Input Handling (1080p): Upscales to stunning near-4K quality. Elevates Full HD sources to near-premium levels.
Input Handling (4k): Native 4K resolution is breathtaking. Every detail shines with incredible clarity. Perfect for enjoying 4K movies, games, and documentaries.
Color Gamut: [DCI-P3 Coverage: 99.8%]: Covers virtually the entire DCI-P3 color gamut. Colors are incredibly vibrant and lifelike.
Color Volume: : [Color Volume (100% APL): 97.7%]: Excellent color volume, maintains accurate colors even at high brightness levels. No color shift or washing out.
Gradient & Response Time: Smooth color gradients, zero banding or color noise. Perfect for photography and artwork.
Supported Resolutions: All common resolutions including 4K HDR and Dolby Vision. Future-proof and compatible with all your content sources.
Interface: User-friendly interface with intuitive navigation and advanced customization options. Easy to find settings and personalize your viewing experience.

INPUT/OUTPUT OPTIONS:

Numbers of HDMI: 4
HDMI Version 2.1
Audio Return Channel eARC supported
Optical Digital Audio Output: 1 Rear
Component Video Inputs: 0
Composite Video Inputs: 0
3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs: 0
RF Inputs: 1
USB Ports: 3
Analog Audio/Headphone Output: None

INPUTS SPECIFICATIONS:

HDR10: Yes
HDR10+ : N/A
Dolby Vision: Yes
HLG : Yes
HDMI 2.0 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 : Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
CEC Enabled: Yes
HDCP 2.2: Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner: 1.0
USB 3.0 : N/A
Variable Analog Audio Out: N/A
Wi-Fi : Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

AUDIO PASSTHROUGH:

ARC/eARC Port : eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus : Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 : Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT: Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 : Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: Yes
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream) : 7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1 Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1 Yes
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1: Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1 : Yes

BUILT-IN SPEAKER PERFORMANCE( TEST SUMMARY REPORT)

Built-in Speakers: 2.2 channels, 20W total output
Voice Clarity: 7.0/10 (good, but can be overwhelmed by background noise)
Distortion: 0.13% (very low, even at high volumes)
Frequency Response: 7.43/10 (good overall, minor dips and peaks in bass and treble)
Bass: 6.0/10 (limited, lacks extension for deep rumble)
Soundstage: 6.5/10 (limited width, lacks directionality)
Immersion: 6.0/10 (adequate for casual viewing, lacks depth and surround)
Dolby Atmos Support: Supported
Audio Passthrough: Supports all common audio formats
Recommendation: For casual TV viewing with dialogue: Built-in speakers may suffice. For movies, music, and immersion: A soundbar or dedicated home theater system is strongly recommended.

APPS AND FEATURES

Cast Capable Yes
USB Drive Playback Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback Yes
HDR in Netflix Yes
HDR in YouTube Yes
Apps Navigation Ease To Use

SMART TV FEATURES

Operating System webOS 22
CPU / Processor Alpha 9 Gen 5 AI Processor 4K
Graphic Processor / GPU Not explicitly specified by LG, but the TV's excellent image quality and gaming performance suggest a powerful GPU capable of handling demanding graphics.
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Chromecast Supported
Alexa Built-in

GAMING FEATURE:

PS5 Compatibility: Yes
Xbox Series X |S Compatibility Yes
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): Yes
Input Lag: 6ms
HDR: Yes
High Frame Rate (HFR): 4K HFR: Up to 120 Hz refresh rate, perfect for enjoying next-gen console titles and PC games at 120 FPS; 1080p HFR: Up to 240 Hz refresh rate, ideal for fast-paced esports titles where every millisecond counts.
Additional Features: 4-HDMI 2.1 ports, G-Sync and FreeSync VRR, OLED Motion Pro, HGiG, Game Optimizer;

REMOTE CONTROL

Voice Control Yes
Universal Remote Support for HDMI Device Yes
Universal Remote Support for non-HDMI Device N/A
Remote App LG ThinQ

DESIGN & BUILT QUALITY:

Dimensions 9.1"D x 56.7"W x 34.6"H
Style Minimalist, slim bezel design for a borderless picture experience. - Flush-to-the-wall mounting option enhances its modern aesthetic. - Carbon-fiber construction on the 42" and 48" models adds a unique, futuristic touch.
Back & Borders: Bezel thickness: 9.2mm (C1: 10.3mm); Clean and minimalist back design, free of unnecessary clutter. - VESA mounting holes conveniently placed for easy wall mounting. - Rear port arrangement: Well-spaced and accessible.
Thickness: Thickness: 23.2mm (C1: 28.8mm)
Build Quality: Solid and well-constructed, with minimal flex or wobble. - High-quality materials like aluminum and carbon fiber (on some models) add a premium feel. - Secure stand offers good stability.
Longevity: LG C2 offers burn-in prevention features like pixel shift and logo dimming. OLED panel lifespan: Estimated 100,000 hours (brightness set to 200 nits).
Stand: Includes both standard VESA mount and a wide, two-position stand for flexible placement options.
Included Components: Remote Control Battery (AA x 2EA), Power Cable, Magic Remote, Quick Start Guide

RATING SYSTEM:

TV Shows: 8.7
HDR Movies: 9
HDR Gaming: 9.25
Sports( Considering Day Light) 8.8
PC Monitor (): 9.4
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Details Review

Aspect Verdict Data
Contrast Ratio     Perfect blacks, stunning HDR punch Near Infinite
Black Level Inky blacks, minimal blooming 99.4% Uniformity
 Brightness (HDR) Good HDR performance, visible in most rooms Peak Brightness: 830 nits (Evo Panel), 770 nits (OLED Panel)
Local Dimming Minimizes blooming around bright objects Excellent    
Gray & Black Uniformity Near-perfect grayscale reproduction ΔE 1.4 (Avg.)
Viewing Angle Minimal color/brightness shift, ideal for group viewing 178 degrees Max
Reflections     Glare resistance good, but bright rooms may pose challenges Low (4.7% Reflectivity) 
Calibration     Presets accurate, professional calibration further enhances picture Pre-Calibration dE 3.7, Post-Calibration dE 0.6
Pixels & Motion     Individual pixel control, perfect black/color reproduction, near-instantaneous response time Self-illuminating OLED
Input Handling (480p and 720p)  Maintains clarity, some artifacts might be noticeable Good Upscaling
Input Handling (1080p) Delivers pristine image quality, ideal for Full HD content Near Perfect
Input Handling (4k) Native 4K resolution shines, HDR content pops with vibrancy Outstanding
Color Gamut DCI-P3 Coverage: 99.8%, Rec. 2020 Coverage: 83.2% Wide
Color Volume P3 Color Volume: 99.2%, Rec. 2020 Color Volume: 71.5% High
Gradient & Response Time Gradient Error: 0.2%, Response Time: Near Instantaneous Smooth
Input Lag Extremely low input lag, great for gaming 6.1ms (native 4K 60Hz)
Supported Resolutions Future-proofed for next-gen gaming and high-resolution content Up to 4K 120Hz
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