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LG B2 OLED TV Review

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Despite design issues regarding inputs, the LG B2 OLED TV offers an incredible range of features and performance for the price. The picture quality, gaming performance, and overall user experience make it a compelling choice.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Part of the 2022 lineup, the LG B2 OLED TV is a line of premium televisions as part of LG’s OLED lineup.

The B2 series has many features included in the best TVs on the market, including cutting-edge display technology known for its exceptional picture quality, deep blacks, and wide viewing angles.

These TVs cater to the needs of consumers who want an immersive viewing experience for movies, sports, and gaming.

The LG B2 OLED TV supports HDR technology, allowing for a wider range of colors and enhanced contrast, delivering more realistic and vivid images.

The TVs are equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports, which enable higher bandwidth for features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and higher frame rates, enhancing the gaming experience.

LG’s webOS offers a user-friendly and intuitive smart TV platform., These are all typical features included in the best OLED TVs.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG B2 OLED TV handles reflections well in brightly lit environments but struggles to combat heavy glares, given its overall peak brightness tested at 377 cd/m².

However, it has a near-infinite contrast ratio of Inf: 1 and perfect black uniformity, creating deep, inky blacks that enhance movie-watching in dark rooms. Additionally, its wide 70-degree viewing angle ensures consistent image quality from various seating positions.

For gaming, the TV shines with features like HDMI 2.1, VRR support, low input lag, and a quick 100% response time of 2.4 ms, providing a smooth gaming experience, especially with its 120 Hz refresh rate.

The TV’s webOS smart platform offers many apps, while its upscaling capability improves low-resolution content. Also, the plastic portion housing the inputs feels somewhat cheap.

Reason to Buy

  • Excellent visual quality
    • The TV’s bright and detailed color, deep blacks, and quick-firing pixels make it a top choice for sports, gaming, and HDR content. The color gamut is tested at 98.97% DCI P3 UV, which is very wide and provides incredibly detailed colors. This ranks near the top of our certified, tested TVs (ref).

  • Infinite contrast ratio
    • Provides deep, inky blacks, especially for HDR content in dark rooms, given its contrast ratio of Inf: 1, which sits at the top of the OLED category.

  • Wide viewing angle for consistent image quality from the sides
    • Excels for large audience viewing as image quality doesn’t degrade at off-angles given its wide, 70-degree viewing angles.

  • Impressive motion handling
    • The TV processes commands without delay and handles screen changes without blurriness, given its tested 6.0 ms input lag and 0.2 ms response time, both among the top for OLED TVs (ref).

  • Fast refresh rate
    • Fast-paced scenes are smooth with no tearing due to its 120 Hz native refresh rate and VRR support.

Reason to Avoid

  • Brightness often can’t combat heavy glare in bright rooms
    • Visual quality diminishes when viewing in bright rooms because of its sub-par peak brightness, tested at 377 cd/m², which is lower than the average OLED category.

  • Sound distortion at high volumes
    • As users turn the volume up, the built-in speaker distorts, which can be inadequate if you desire cinematic quality

LG B2 OLED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatDolby Vision, HDR10, HLG
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.0
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65", 77"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output20 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

All Specs

Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)98.1033
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)98.97
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)72.1
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.56
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)130.91
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)478
HDR Brightness (nits)620
Input Lag (ms)11.1
Response Time (ms)2.4
Color Washout (Degrees)70
Color Shift (Degrees)49
Brightness Loss (Degrees)70
Reflections (%)1.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)89.8
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.33
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.41
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.065
Intermodulation Distortion @80db5.1
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.014
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0088
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0084

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Market Context

Part of the 2022 lineup, the LG B2 OLED TV is a line of premium televisions as part of LG’s OLED lineup. The B2 series has…

Part of the 2022 lineup, the LG B2 OLED TV is a line of premium televisions as part of LG’s OLED lineup.

The B2 series has many features included in the best TVs on the market, including cutting-edge display technology known for its exceptional picture quality, deep blacks, and wide viewing angles.

These TVs cater to the needs of consumers who want an immersive viewing experience for movies, sports, and gaming.

The LG B2 OLED TV supports HDR technology, allowing for a wider range of colors and enhanced contrast, delivering more realistic and vivid images.

The TVs are equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports, which enable higher bandwidth for features like Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and higher frame rates, enhancing the gaming experience.

LG’s webOS offers a user-friendly and intuitive smart TV platform., These are all typical features included in the best OLED TVs.

The LG B2 OLED TV is a mid-tier option compared to the more premium and pricier LG C2 OLED Series. Both models have the exact…

The LG B2 OLED TV is a mid-tier option compared to the more premium and pricier LG C2 OLED Series. Both models have the exact same peak brightness for non-HDR content, but the LG C2 Series has better brightness when watching HDR content. The C2 Series also experiences much less banding when viewing HDR video. We have a great LG C2 OLED series review if you want to check out the two in further detail.

The LG A2 OLED TV is the bottom-tier offering in LG’s OLED lineup. The main difference between the A2 and the B2 series is that…

The LG A2 OLED TV is the bottom-tier offering in LG’s OLED lineup. The main difference between the A2 and the B2 series is that the B2 series performs better in terms of peak brightness and has better brightness during HDR viewing. The LG B2 OLED TV also features a handful of gaming functions not offered in the A2, such as HDMI 2.1 and VRR support. You can check out our LG A2 OLED TV review if you want to learn more.

The Samsung S95B OLED TV is superior to the LG B2 OLED TV in brightness. The S9B5 has a brighter HDR experience and offers a…

The Samsung S95B OLED TV is superior to the LG B2 OLED TV in brightness. The S9B5 has a brighter HDR experience and offers a full-color range, making it much more enjoyable to watch brighter videos in rooms with a lot of ambient light. On the other hand, the LG OLED is better for watching content with deep blacks because the Samsung has more reflections. Also, the LG B2 OLED TV has no blooming, given it uses seld-emissive OLED tech. Samsung does not use this, and as a result, there is some blooming.

The LG B2 OLED TV offers notable upgrades compared to its predecessor, the LG B1 OLED TV. The main benefit that the B2 offers is…

The LG B2 OLED TV offers notable upgrades compared to its predecessor, the LG B1 OLED TV. The main benefit that the B2 offers is enhanced peak brightness. Also, the LG B2 features improved gaming performance with HDMI 2.1 ports and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support, providing a smoother game and an updated webOS interface. The B2 also eliminates the analog output, meaning you won’t be able to connect a set of wired headphones. 

Backlight Type

No

Self-Emitting Pixels

No

No

Display Type

OLED

OLED

OLED

OLED

HDMI Inputs

4

4

3

4

HDMI Type

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDR Format

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG

HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Max Resolution

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Number of Audio Channels

2.0

2.2

7.1

Panel Type

OLED

OLED

OLED

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Score Card

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Expert Score

82

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Customer Score

89

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    89
    PROS Deep and inky blacks. Perfect black uniformity. Wide viewing angle. CONS Risk of permanent… read more

    By:

    Tobias
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    87
    Pro Perfect black Great contrast Motion display Viewing angle stability 2x HDMI 2.1 Input Lag… read more

    By:

    Kelsey Linhares
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG B2 OLED offers 90% of what the award-winning LG C2 OLED brings to… read more

    By:

    Nick Pino
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG B2 series is the company’s step-up OLED TV line, adding on gaming-friendly features… read more

    By:

    Al Griffin

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