LG C9 OLED Review

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Updated January 25, 2023
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If you’re looking for a great viewing experience, and you cherish those perfect black levels and a good time playing games, the LG C9 OLED is a great pick for you. Capable of an HDR real scene brightness of up to 726 cd/m2, a wide viewing angle as well as a response time as fast as 0.2ms, the C9 OLED TV makes watching cinema at home or playing games on your XBOX One even better. You can find another high-quality TV in our Mitsubishi Diamond 842 82-inch 3D DLP home cinema TV review. And so, powered by the LG A9 Gen 2 processor and having images with sharp details and vibrant colors, the LG C9 is a likely candidate to be the best 4K TV on the market. If you want a different kind of TV, you should also read our guide on how to choose the best plasma TV. In this TV review, we go over how all that and a whole more make it possible. If you like this TV, then you’ll be interested in our best TV list.

Why We Like It – LG C9 OLED

With stunning picture quality and a premium design, the LG C9 provides you with an amazing viewing experience with excellent HDR and perfect blacks, thanks to its Ultra HD OLED panel. It has an infinite contrast ratio like other OLED TVs, a great viewing angle, and an extremely flexible smart interface. Although, if you discover TV sound is delayed, you’ll want to figure out how to fix it asap. Our many resourceful guides can help you with that.

So with surreal picture quality, a premium build, and a great smart platform, the LG C9 OLED stands out as an amazing TV, on par with, if not much better than, many of its competitors. Compare this to our LG 55 cinema 3D TV with a smart TV review if you’re not sure about the LG C9. Additionally, if you like the LG brand, you can check out our LG CX review for a similar model or our review of the LG 65EF9500 TV for a 65-inch model.

  • Amazing picture quality
  • A infinite contrast ratio thanks to its OLED panel
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Sound quality is only decent
  • Slightly high priced


Featuring HDR10 DOLBY Vision and DOLBY ATMOS, the LG C9 has an optimized image quality as well as great sound quality. This, along with its wide color gamut, which is better than that of the Samsung Q90R, makes viewing HDR content all the much better. Apart from that, the LG C9 also has Nvidia G-Sync compatibility and is paired with a low input lag of 7ms and a refresh rate of 120Hz, making it a great pick for gaming. It also supports a variable refresh rate, as well as a Tru motion setting which enables the Black Frame Insertion feature. This clears up the persistence blur, once again boosting your gaming experience. If you’re interested in a TV with excellent sound, then check out our LG 65SK8000PUA review.

Unlike other LCD TVs, this LG OLED TV has a risk of burning in. But as like every other OLED TV review will say, this only happens after viewing long periods of static content. And so OLED burn-in risk won’t be a problem for many of you. However, if you’re still thinking an OLED might not be worth it, keep in mind that the LG C9 OLED TV also provides you with dynamic tone mapping and great gray uniformity. This allows for great colors without any noticeable dirty screen effect, making a great TV for viewing sports. Moreover, with a peak brightness setting, you can adjust the TV to the lighting of your room, and thanks to its wide viewing angle, you can also watch it with wide seating with your friends and family. If you’re someone who has a bright room, QLED TVs like the Samsung Q90R or the Q7F might be better options. Read our LG C9 review for a TV with 4K resolution.

Finally, the LG C9 has a Web OS smart interface that has sufficient app accessibility. With LG’s Thinq AI technology, the TV features deep learning, allowing it to show you TV shows and movies according to your preference, without you having to tell it so. It even uses the AI sound feature to adjust the sound to your needs. Moreover, you can also use Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa to adjust other connected devices in your home. And thanks to the virtual pointing technology on the remote control, you can easily browse through the smart features of the LG C9. If you would prefer a Roku option, check out TCL 40S325 review.


The LG C9 has a solid build with thin borders to make the viewing experience more enjoyable. It contains a low-profile stand like last year, which is sturdy and quite wide, so you might need a wide table for that. Thanks to its OLED technology, it has a slim design without any need for local dimming. However, if you want to compare OLED with other technologies, check out our pages comparing LCD with LED and OLED or NanoCell vs OLED. Alternatively, if you know you don’t want OLED, you can check out our QLED vs LED comparison.

Moreover, the LG C9 has its inputs on the thicker bottom part of the back. The 4 HDMI ports and the 3 USB inputs are directed towards the side, so even if you mount the TV, you can still easily access them. There are also other ports ranging from the composite video/audio input, an optical digital output port, an RF antenna input, an RS-232 port for maintenance as well as a 3.5mm headphone output port. Furthermore, the cables can be routed out from the back of the stand allowing decent cable management and keeping them away from view. For another great option to compare to, check out our Sony A9G review, which also comes in smaller 55″ and 65″ models.


The LG C9 provides a splendid HDR performance with a peak brightness that competes with many LCD TVs. It allows you to view HDR images with sharp details and refined colors that give it one of the best picture qualities available in the market. Additionally, with names like LG OLED65C9PUA and LG OLED65C9PLA, don’t get confused, as they are essentially the same models in different regions. However, you can choose the screen size from 55 Inches to 65 Inches and even a 77Inch model, which is extremely expensive. For its amazing features and picture quality, the LG OLED C9 is a great OLED TV which is better than the Sony XBR-A1E when it comes to the peak brightness and color gamut. And so it stands out as the best TV among many other OLED TVs but comes at a high price. If you’re someone who has a lower budget, the TCL 55R617 is a great Ultra HD 4K TV worth considering.

LG C9 Wrap Up

In conclusion, while it doesn’t have as good sound quality as the Sony XBR-A1E, and it is more expensive than many other great TVs, coming at a price of $1400, the LG C9 is a great OLED TV with a great picture quality and peak brightness almost in par with many of the best LCD TVs. For around the same price, you can get the Hisense 75H8G, which is a 75-inch Android-powered smart TV, if that suits your needs better. The LG C9 has an ad-free, smart interface with a wide selection of apps. Even fulfilling the needs when it comes to gaming, the LG C9 has a low input lag, a fast response time as well as a variable refresh rate making it a great pick for gamers. And paired with a premium, solid design, the LG C9 is a great TV for anyone who enjoys a great viewing experience and is willing to pay the price. For anyone looking for more affordable choices, the Samsung Q7F and the TCL 55R617 are great options.