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LG G1 OLED evo – Just a Gallery TV or the best Gaming Screen 2021?

Published 07/28/21
Update 08/27/21

Evo stands for evolution, and LG’s G1 has really undergone a major one compared to last year’s model. At least that is promised by the new and legendary Evo panel, which allows the G1 OLED to become significantly brighter. Thus, this year’s picture frame TV becomes a truly radiant work of art on the wall. Can the installed technology convince beyond that or is this a simple marketing term that is supposed to distinguish the G1 more clearly from the C1?

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OLED quality with an Evo panel

The special feature of the G1 Evo OLED is probably the built-in Evo panel, which allows the self-luminous LEDs to become warmer and therefore longer-lasting. Thus, a higher brightness of up to 850 nits can be achieved right from the start. This is possible due to an additional green layer, as well as the new material deuterium, which makes the two blue layers in the subpixels more heat resistant and efficient. This also makes the OLED even more power efficient, and presumably the burn-in risk is even lower than before.

Furthermore, the 10-bit OLED Evo panel offers a perfect black and a theoretically infinite contrast, which makes HDR content in particular look spectacular in dark rooms. The OLED has fewer problems in brighter rooms due to the increased brightness, but the luminosity still does not come close to a QLED, which is much better suited for illuminated rooms. However, details are displayed even better due to the increased brightness, and Dolby Vision IQ provides that little extra on top, which optimizes HDR content once again. Colors look wonderfully vivid, even though the OLED has to do without HDR10+.

The viewing angle is very wide as usual, so you do not have to sacrifice picture quality even at a very oblique angle. For this reason, the G1 Evo is so excellently suited as a picture frame, even if the different pictures should only be displayed for a short time in order to keep the burn-in risk as low as possible. The OLED can also handle reflections quite well, although you should still not expose it to direct light. Only the Automatic Brightness Limiter has to be mentioned negatively here, since it can be noticeable when quickly changing from large dark to bright scenes.

In addition, the G1 Evo uses the powerful Alpha9 Gen4 AI processor, which gives the OLED enough power to optimally display and optimize images.

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Picture Quality
  • 10 Bit OLED Evo Panel
  • Perfect black
  • Contrast ∞:1
  • Peak brightness ~850 Nits
  • Viewing Angle
  • Dolby Vision IQ
  • Alpha9 Gen4 AI Processor
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter

Excellent motion handling

Motion blur has long been a thing of the past for LG and the G1 Evo is no exception. The 120Hz display has an almost instant response time, which means motion blur doesn’t even occur. This makes the TV the perfect choice for fast-paced games like shooters or racing games, but also for sports events where every second counts.

Unfortunately, such speed also has its downsides, because stutters can occur especially in very slow movements like camera pans. However, these jerks can be removed as far as possible by interframe calculation, even if this can result in the not-so-popular soap opera effect. Judder can be removed from all sources without problems.

The G1 also has a Black Frame Insertion function that can further reduce motion blur. However, it should be noted that this reduces the brightness somewhat.

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Motion Handling
  • 120Hz Display
  • Response Time <1ms
  • Interframe calculation
  • Black frame insertion at 120Hz
  • Judder can be removed
  • Stutter

G1 Evo — Perfect for gaming

The outstanding motion handling already reveals that the G1 Evo is also a great TV for all gamers. Thanks to the low response time and an input lag of 5.5ms at [email protected] and ~13ms at [email protected], the OLED reacts lightning-fast and is therefore a wonderful candidate for fast-paced games. Namely, they run smoothly and without any input lag. Furthermore, games from the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X look great thanks to the OLED panel. The Xbox Series X additionally benefits from Dolby Vision gaming at [email protected], which is currently the cherry on top.

Four HDMI 2.1 ports are waiting to be used with consoles, without having to change the connections unnecessarily often. Thus, nothing stands in the way of gaming with a 4K resolution at 120Hz. The Auto Low Latency Mode also ensures that switched-on consoles are immediately detected and the TV immediately switches to game mode. This keeps the input lag as low as possible and you can immediately jump into the next adventure. To ensure tearing-free gaming, VRR is supported via FreeSync, HDMI Forum and NVidia G-Sync, which means that PCs with an NVidia graphics card can also make the most of the G1 Evo. And who can claim to be able to play on a picture frame?

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Gaming
  • Input Lag ~5ms ([email protected])
  • 4x HDMI 2.1
  • ALLM
  • VRR
  • FreeSync
  • NVidia G-Sync
  • HDMI Forum
  • Dolby Vision Gaming for Xbox

60 watts with thin sound

A 4.2 channel sound system with a total power of 60 watts has been installed in LG’s G1 Evo OLED. The sound seems to come directly from the screen and is quite sufficient for everyday use. However, the TV lacks bass in particular, which cannot develop due to the flat design in the first place. Especially with such a flat TV like the G1, a cinema-like sound can’t be produced, since the volume is simply missing. You should definitely think about buying a soundbar here.

Dialogues are reproduced clearly and distinctly, but action movies simply don’t have the right atmosphere because the bass isn’t present. At least uncompressed Dolby Atmos can be supported via the existing eARC port, which really makes a noticeable difference in combination with a soundbar. Unfortunately, you have to do without DTS on the G1.

LG has even developed the special G1 soundbar for the OLED, which can be seamlessly attached to the wall under the TV.

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Sound
  • 4.2 channels with 60W
  • Clear dialogues
  • HDMI eARC
  • Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD)
  • Hardly any bass
  • No DTS
  • Separately available G1 soundbar

G1 Evo — A smart picture frame on the wall

The LG G1 Evo works with the latest WebOS 6.0, which can be controlled intuitively and smoothly. The dashboard is very neat and can be customized, even though you have to live with ads that you cannot turn off. However, the app selection is huge, which means you do not have to do without any game, streaming service or other apps. Additionally, common services are already preloaded and even the remote control now has more buttons to start services like Netflix, Prime Vide or Disney+ immediately. Unfortunately, this also makes the remote a bit bigger, but it can still be used as a Magic Remote to control the menu via hand gestures.

Of course, the TV can also be controlled via the well-known Google or Alexa assistants; this even works without a remote control at all on the G1. The exchange with Apple devices works with Apple Airplay2 without any issues. Your smart home can also be controlled via the TV thanks to LG ThinQ. A twin tuner is also available, which allows using functions like timeshift and USB recording.

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Smart TV
  • WebOS 6.0
  • Intuitive operation
  • Variety of apps
  • Magic Remote
  • Control via voice command
  • Google and Alexa
  • LG ThinQ
  • Twin Tuner
  • Timeshift
  • USB recording
  • Advertisment

Technology all-rounder in a wonderful design

There are normal TVs and then there is a Gallery TV. You just have to admit that these kinds of TVs  look incredibly good on the wall and really become an eye-catcher in any living room. If the technology is also right, there are hardly any wishes left unfulfilled.

LG’s G1 Evo fulfills exactly these things and cannot only score with its excellent OLED picture quality. The Evo panel makes the TV even brighter and even more energy-efficient. In the blink of an eye, the home theater device also becomes a real gaming TV, equipped with essential features like HDMI 2.1, VRR, and ALLM. Despite thin sound and ads on the dashboard, you really do get a high-end device in your living room with the G1 Evo that also looks like a great decorative piece.

From this point of view, the G1 and the C1 are very similar, but the picture frame TV seems to be the better C1, especially if you want to have paintings by Monet, van Gogh and Picasso hanging spontaneously in your living room.

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PROS
  • OLED Evo panel
  • Perfect black
  • Contrast: ∞:1
  • Brightness of ~850 Nits
  • 4x HDMI 2.1
  • VRR
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Alpha 9 Gen 4 AI processor
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  • Automatic Brightness Limiter
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Image quality in bright environments and dealing with reflections
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Viewing Angle
Picture quality when sitting at an angle to the TV - Also relevant when sitting very close in front of a large TV.
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Picture quality when viewing material in SDR, i.e. anything that is not HDR.
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Picture quality when viewing material in HDR, so everything from HDR, HDR10, HLG to HDR10+ & Dolby Vision.
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Data sheets LG G1 OLED evo

LG OLED55G19LA technical specifications

LG G1 OLED evo
Dimensions
Screen diagonal55 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1225 x 706 x 23.1 mm
Weight without stand21.8 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1225 x 765 x 271 mm
Weight with stand22.5 kg
Footprint (WxD)1168 x 271 mm
VESA Norm300 x 300 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeOLED evo Panel
Panel ManufacturerLG Display
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution4K
Contrast ratioinfinitely :1
Color space coverage86 %
REC 202061 %
Average brightness720 Nits
Maximum brightness850 Nits
BacklightingOLED
Local dimmingOLED
Dimming ZonesOLED
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 1 ms
Input Lag< 13 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+N/A
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemwebOS 6.0
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels4.2
Power (W)60 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.14
HDMI ARC
USB 2.03
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
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LG OLED65G19LA technical specifications

LG G1 OLED evo
Dimensions
Screen diagonal65 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1446 x 830 x 19.9 mm
Weight without stand29 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1446 x 888 x 284 mm
Weight with stand36.6 kg
Footprint (WxD)1371 x 284 mm
VESA Norm300 x 300 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeOLED evo Panel
Panel ManufacturerLG Display
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution4K
Contrast ratioinfinitely :1
Color space coverage86 %
REC 202061 %
Average brightness720 Nits
Maximum brightness850 Nits
BacklightingOLED
Local dimmingOLED
Dimming ZonesOLED
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 1 ms
Input Lag< 13 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+N/A
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency classG
Smart TV
Operating systemwebOS 6.0
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels4.2
Power (W)60 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.00
HDMI 2.14
HDMI ARC
USB 2.03
USB 3.00
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
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LG OLED77G19LA technical specifications

LG G1 OLED evo
Dimensions
Screen diagonal77 Inch
Dimensions without stand (WxHxD)1721 x 991 x 24.1 mm
Weight without stand39.4 kg
Dimensions with stand (WxHxD)1721 x 1050 x 323 mm
Weight with stand40.2 kg
Footprint (WxD)1623 x 323 mm
VESA Norm300 x 300 mm
Removable standN/A
Image properties
Panel typeOLED evo Panel
Panel ManufacturerLG Display
Colour depth10 Bit
FRC
Resolution4K
Contrast ratioinfinitely :1
Color space coverage86 %
REC 202061 %
Average brightness720 Nits
Maximum brightness850 Nits
BacklightingOLED
Local dimmingOLED
Dimming ZonesOLED
Curved
Improved viewing angle
Motion Handling
Response Time< 1 ms
Input Lag< 13 ms
Frequency120 Hz
VRR
HDR
HDR
HDR10
HLG
HDR10+N/A
Dolby Vision
Energy
Energy consumption standby (W)0.5 W
Energy consumption On (W)N/A
Energy consumption per year (kWh)N/A
Energy efficiency class
Smart TV
Operating systemwebOS 6.0
Bluetooth
WLAN
USB recording PVR
Timeshift
Picture-in-picture
TunerAnalog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-C DVB-S DVB-S2
Twin Tuner
Audio
Audio Channels4.2
Power (W)60 W
Dolby Digital
DTS
Dolby Atmos
Integrated soundbar
Connections
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.14
HDMI ARC
USB 2.03
USB 3.0
Ethernet RJ451
3.5mm jack1
Digital optical1
Satellite1
Antenna1
Ci+ 1.41
All information without guarantee.

Frequently asked questions about LG G1 OLED evo

The LG OLED55G1PUA has 4 HDMI 2.1 inputs, an HDMI eARC, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a digital optical TOSLINK output and a Twin Tuner. and just a Single Tuner.
The LG G1 OLED evo is dimensioned without stand as follows (WxHxD):
  • 55 Inch: 1225 x 706 x 23.1 mm
  • 65 Inch: 1446 x 830 x 19.9 mm
  • 77 Inch: 1721 x 991 x 24.1 mm
The LG G1 OLED evo is compatible with the following wall mounts:
  • 55 Inch: 300 x 300 mm
  • 65 Inch: 300 x 300 mm
  • 77 Inch: 300 x 300 mm
The LG G1 OLED evo costs as follows:
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