In this article, we’re going to look at the Top 3 Best LG TVs Of 2022. We made this list based on our own opinion, research, and customer reviews. We’ve considered their quality, features, and values when narrowing down the best choices possible.
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So, here are the Top 3 Best LG TVs Of 2022.
#1. LG C1 OLED
The best LG OLED TV we’ve tested with an OLED panel is the LG C1 OLED. It’s an excellent overall TV that delivers stunning picture quality, especially in dark rooms. Like all OLED TVs, the C1 has a near-infinite contrast ratio without the need for a local dimming feature, resulting in deep, uniform blacks with no blooming around bright objects. This incredible contrast ratio is especially great for watching HDR content, as it allows the TV to deliver bright highlights right next to darker shades, resulting in an impactful, realistic image. The C1 also has an excellent HDR color gamut, ensuring it can display a more lifelike range of colors with the latest HDR content.
Unfortunately, it’s not the brightest TV out there, even for an OLED, so some highlights don’t pop the way they should. While OLEDs don’t get as bright as LED TVs, this one is less bright than the LG G1 OLED, which uses the new evo panel. While the overall picture quality is a bit better on the G1, it’s worth getting the C1 instead because it’s cheaper, and it comes with a stand, which the G1 doesn’t. Before getting an OLED, it’s important to know that there’s a slight risk of permanent burn-in with all OLED displays, especially if they’re constantly exposed to similar static elements, like the UI from your favorite game or the logo of your favorite cable news channel. With varied usage, this isn’t an issue for most people.
#2. LG QNED90
The best LG Smart TV we’ve tested in the 4k LED category is the LG QNED90. It’s a very good TV overall, and it uses a new Mini LED backlight designed to improve local dimming performance. This TV gets very bright and, combined with its decent reflection handling, visibility isn’t an issue in a bright room. It has a flicker-free backlight at all brightness levels, which helps reduce eye strain, and motion looks clear thanks to the great response time. It has all the gaming features fans of LG TVs are used to, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, variable refresh rate (VRR) support, a 120Hz panel, and low input lag. Unlike the LG C1 OLED, there’s no chance of permanent burn-in, as LCDs like this aren’t susceptible to it.
Unfortunately, our unit has some uniformity issues with some dirty screen effect in the center, distracting during sports. Although it has an IPS-like panel with a low native contrast ratio, the Mini LED backlighting provides greater control over the local dimming, which helps improve the contrast to display deep blacks, but it’s still not as good as the VA offerings from most of LG’s competitors. However, the main downside to this is that there’s still lots of blooming around bright objects, distracting while watching movies or content with subtitles. It has a wide color gamut, making it a good choice for watching HDR movies, and it supports Dolby Vision, but not HDR10+. Thanks to its IPS-like panel, it has wide viewing angles, great for placing it in a wide seating arrangement. Overall, it’s the best LED TV from LG that we’ve tested.
#3. LG UP8000
The best LG TV we’ve tested in the budget category is the LG UP8000. It’s a pretty simple TV with okay overall performance. It’s available in a wide range of sizes, from 43 to 86 inches, but the 50, 60, and 70 inch models don’t have an IPS-like panel like the 65 inch model we tested, so they perform differently from the other sizes. It has wide viewing angles, so the image remains accurate when viewing from the sides. It comes with the same LG webOS features as the higher-end models, including the Magic Remote. Despite the low cost, it has eARC support that allows you to pass high-quality audio to a compatible receiver using a single HDMI connection.
Unfortunately, it’s not a good choice for dark room viewing because it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray, and it lacks a local dimming feature. Although it has a good response time, there’s image duplication with fast-moving content due to the 120Hz backlight flicker at all brightness levels. It also doesn’t get very bright, so despite its good reflection handling, it struggles a bit in rooms with bright light sources, like a window. There’s a cheaper model similar to this TV, the LG UP7000, that has the same panel type, but it lacks a few extra features like the ability to remove 24p judder and the Magic Remote, so the interface isn’t as easy to navigate. If those features are important to you, the UP8000 is the best budget LG TV we’ve tested.