Best LG TVs 2019/12

The company LG Electronics is a subsidiary of the South Korean LG Group and ranks among the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Its main competitors are Samsung, Philips and Sony – but Chinese companies such as Hisense and TCL also put a lot of pressure on the current market. All these companies are known for producing the best 4K TVs currently available.

Panel technologies vary from LCD to Nano Cell to OLED, but it is certain that all companies compete against each other for the favor of the customers. On this page we present the best LG TVs the company currently has to offer.

These are the Best LG TVs in 2021

Entry level
LG LG UM6900
The best affordable LG TV is the LG UM6900, which offers a very good viewing angle and very low input lag for gaming. Due to the 10 bit IPS panel, however, the picture is not as good in a dark environment.
  • Viewing angle
  • Low input lag
  • Affordable price tag
  • LG webOS 4.5
  • Black level
  • Contrast ratio
  • HDR

Check prices: 65 Inch
Mid Range
LG 55SM8600PUA
The LG SM8600 is one step above the UM6900. The 120 Hz IPS panel also offers a good viewing angle and low input lag. Additionally, it supports dynamic Dolby-Cinema-formats Vision & Atmos.
  • Viewing angle
  • Low input lag
  • 120 Hz
  • LG NanoCell
  • Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • Black level
  • Contrast ratio

Check prices: 49556575 Inch
High End OLED
The LG C9 definitely belongs to the upper class of LG TVs. It delivers an uncompromising picture quality, which is particularly good in dark rooms. Gaming, movies and HDR videos are a lot of fun.
  • Perfect blacks
  • Contrast ratio of ∞:1
  • Clear movements
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos
  • HDMI Forum VRR (55" and 65")
  • Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL)

Check prices: 556577 Inch
65 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel
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The Best entry level LG TV
LG UM6900

The LG UM6900 is the companies’ entry level model into the world of 4K. It does not focus on high quality technical features, but more so on a solid picture quality. In order to achieve this, LG uses an IPS panel with 60 Hz, which makes for known advantages and disadvantages. You should know, however, that the UM6900 does not offer “true” 4K due to its RGBW pixel structure – which, on the other hand, makes it very affordable.

On one hand, the viewing angle is very wide, which means that luminosity and brightness of the colors are not lost when viewed from the side. This is in contrast with VA panels. Also, it can become relatively bright and has good reflection handling. It is very suitable for gaming with several people as the input lag is very low. On the other hand, the UM6900’s performance in a dark environment is a bit lackluster. IPS panels have a hard time displaying very deep blacks, which is why dark areas appear with a tint of grey on the screen. Accordingly, HDR content looks better on other screens.

The LG UM6900 has very good Smart features. The operating system LG webOS 4.5 offers a vast amount of apps that all run smoothly. Classics such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video are preinstalled and can easily be accessed by using the hotkey on the included remote. Voice control is enabled by Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

49556575 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
IPS Panel
49SM8600PUA, 55SM8600PUA, 65SM8600PUA, 75SM8670PUA

The Best mid range LG TV
LG SM8600

The LG SM8600 is part of the famed LG NanoCell line-up. It is a midrange model but since if has some tricks up its sleeve, it belongs to the best LG TVs.

It also uses an IPS panel which provides the same features as for the UM7300: Wide viewing angle, good peak brightness and good reflection handling. Despite offering Local Dimming – called LG NanoCell Black – the dark room performance is somewhat poor. Without surrounding light, the picture looks a bit greyish. For these reasons, HDR looks better on other TVs. Due to the NanoCell technology, however, the contrast is somewhat stronger and the color space wider than with the UM7300.

Because of its good motion handling thanks to the 120 Hz panel, it is well suited for gaming and sports. Fast paced content is displayed without motion blur, which is very easy on the eye.

Compared to the more affordable UM7300, the SM8600 supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. The dynamic formats enable great cinema experiences at home – when using the right equipment. It also comes with LG’s intuitive Magic Remote.

556577 Inch
10 Bit
120 Hz
OLED Panel

The Best High End OLED LG TV

The LG C9 is one of the most impressive TVs currently on the market. The OLED TV offers all the advantages of this innovative technology: perfect blacks, infinite contrast and an extremely wide viewing angle. But the C9 can do a lot more: it features HDMI 2.1 and is therefore currently one of the most technologically advanced TVs on the market.

This HDMI input standard enables data transfers of up to 48 Gbits! For example, it enables uncompressed Dolby Atmos via HDMI eARC, which is particularly interesting for home cinema or 4K at 120 HzΒ for the upcoming consoles Playstation 5, Xbox Project Scarlett and Google Stadia. It is already an excellent choice for demanding gaming: HDMI Forum VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode ensure high quality gaming without tearing, even with high graphics.

With this LG TV you get a future-proof investment that already unfolds the full potential of gaming, movies and streaming.

Update September 2019: LG Electronics has announced that the LG C9 and E9 will also be capable of Nvidia G-Sync in the near future. This way VRR for gaming without tearing is also possible with Nvidia graphics cards.

The Best LG TVs compared

Good features for gaming include low input lag, low motion blur and sufficient frame rate.
Viewing angle
The viewing angle is the angle at which the screen can be viewed without the colors being washed out and the brightness diminishing.
Bright environment
A classic bright environment would be a well lit living room with many windows. Good TVs should be able to deliver good picture in a bright room.
Dark environment
In dark rooms, TVs should be able to display content correctly. This requires good black levels so that black content does not appear dark grey in complete darkness.
Home cinema
To bring the cinema experience to you, a good TV should be able to reproduce images and sound equivalent to modern cinemas.
Anyone who likes to watch high-resolution content such as Blu-rays or 4K streaming needs a TV with wide color gamut and good peak brightness. This is the only way to display films and series with a high contrast range.
Smart TV
Every Smart TV has a number of Smart features that are designed to make operation easier. In addition to apps such as Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, these include voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as Apple AirPlay 2.
The number of connections to ensure flexibility for the technical periphery needed for additional equipment.
Not all TVs have the same technical features. Here you can choose according to your needs.
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Available sizes
The compared LG TV are available in following screen sizes
* All prices are in USD incl. VAT, if necessary plus shipping. Interim changes of prices, ranking, delivery time and costs are possible.
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What makes the best LG TV?

Finding the best LG TV is not easy – the line-Up consisting of Super HD NanoCell TVs and OLED TVs is very extensive. Since LG Electronics is one of the market leaders in the field of consumer electronics, it can be assumed that you will get a top notch TV.

If you’re interested in a TV that’s affordable and has a very wide viewing angle, the LG UM7300 is a good choice. Watching football or gaming are no problem with this LG TV. However, it is more suitable for bright rooms.On the other hand though, it’s easy on the wallet.

One step above the UM7300 is the LG SM8600. It also offers a very wide viewing angle that sports fans and demanding gamers will enjoy. Thanks to the NanoCell technology, the color space here is considerably larger than with the UM7390. In short, the picture is better. Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are also available.

If you don’t want to compromise and need a device that performs well in bright and dark environments, the LG C9 is your next LG TV. Movies, gaming, HDR content, sports – thanks to the innovative OLED technology, everything looks just right. And with HDMI 2.1, you’ll be ready for the future.

Here again my recommendations:
Entry level Mid Range High End OLED
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