LG E9 vs LG C9 TV Comparison 2019/12

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The LG E9 and C9 are two very different OLED TVs from LG, which are similar in picture, but fundamentally different in equipment. This is especially evident in the design. We’ll explain the differences and which TV is better for you.

LG E9 and LG C9 compared
Which TV is better?

LG OLED E9
OLED with integrated soundbar
  • Perfect blacks
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Very wide viewing angle
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor
  • Picture on glass
  • Integrated 4.2 soundbar
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
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LG OLED C9
OLED without soundbar
  • Perfect blacks
  • Infinite contrast ratio
  • Very wide viewing angle
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Alpha 9 Gen 2 processor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)
  • No integrated soundbar
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Detailed comparison: LG E9 or LG C9

Compared to the C9, it is immediately noticeable that the E9 manages without a visible stand. Instead, the base is hidden behind a rectangular glass plate on which the OLED panel rests. Under the panel is a 4.2 sound bar, which delivers a total of 60W. The picture offers perfect black, theoretically infinite contrast and a very wide viewing angle, as one is used to with OLED TVs. Of course there is also HDMI 2.1. The LG E9 is available in 55 and 65 inch sizes.

The LG C9 does not differ from the LG E9 in terms of image technology at all. Both TVs use the same processor, the 2nd generation Alpha 9. The C9 has a traditional stand and does not feature a soundbar. The integrated 2.2 system only delivers 40W. HDMI 2.1 is still available, of course. The TV is not only available in 55 and 65, but also in 77 inches.

Panel typeOLED PanelOLED Panel
Resolution3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p3840 x 2160 pixels Ultra HD (UHD) / 4K / 2160p
Contrast ratioinfinitely :1infinitely :1
Local DimmingOLEDOLED
Frequency120 Hz120 Hz
VRRHDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1
Input Lag< 14 ms< 14 ms
Motion Handling
Operating systemwebOS 4.5webOS 4.5
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Atmos
DTS
HDMI 2.1
Improved viewing angle
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Our conclusion: OLED with or without a soundbar?

Choosing between the LG E9 and the LG C9 is not easy. Both TVs are absolute top-of-the-range devices that only differ in design and sound. So if you like the chic Picture-on-Glass design of the E9 and appreciate the sound of the integrated soundbar, you should go for the E9, because the surcharge is worth it.

However, those who don’t need this, who like the design of the C9 and possibly have their own sound system in the living room, which is only waiting for a TV, are better off with the C9, because there’s no difference in picture technology anyway.

We compared the following televisions:
LG OLED E9 LG OLED C9
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