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LG Z9 OLED Review Rundown

LGPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 88%
Pros**
  • Gorgeous OLED panel
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • 8K UHD resolution
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Ultra-fast response time
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Bright display panel
Cons**

    Summary

    The 88-inch LG Signature Series OLED88Z9 is the biggest OLED TV we've tested, and the first available in 8K resolution. While we can't recommend anyone purchase an 8K TV until native content becomes readily available, this is the one to get if you have a blank check and want a big, awesome screen. The Z9 has full-spec HDMI 2.1 ports onboard and very advanced chipsets.
    This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

    Rundown

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score[*] 90%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
    LG's 8K TVs far exceed the standards for contrast modulation. There are over 33 million tiny pixels, yes, but it's the work those pixels do that's meaningful. In our A/B comparisons between 4K and native 8K versions of the same content the visible differences were minimal.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Incredible 8K resolution
    • Impressive contrast modulation
    • Excellent upscaling
    Cons[**]
    • No wall mount
    • No HDMI 2.1

    pcmag[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 92%
    Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
    With an upconverted 8K picture, the 88-inch Z9 looks crisp even when viewed from just eight feet away. Fine details like the fur on a butterfly and the scratches on a leaf are clear and vivid. In Cinema mode, the Z9 shows an input lag of 140 milliseconds, far too high to comfortably play video games.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Superlative picture with incredible color accuracy
    • 8K upconversion
    • Impressive HDR10 and Dolby Vision
    Cons[**]
    • No 8K content
    • No HDR10 support

    techradar[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 95%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    The Z9 has a 4.2-channel audio system that takes full advantage of the larger screen size and built-in stand. There's more room at the bottom of the panel for four fairly big downward-firing speakers, and a very effective channel that fires the sound directly at the listener. You'll also find a pair of subs in the base of the stand, giving the low end added kick. AI Sound mode applies machine learning and psychoacoustic wizardry to up-mix 2.1 to virtual 5.1 surround sound.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous 8K/HDR images
    • Excellent smart platform
    • Dolby Atmos and HDR10+
    Cons[**]
    • No native 8K
    • No HDMI 2.1

    References

    1. ^ LG Z9 88-inch 8K HDR OLED TV review: The future of television. digitaltrends. 2019-09-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ LG Signature OLED88Z9PUA Review. pcmag. 2019-09-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ LG Z9 OLED 8K TV (OLED88Z9) review. techradar. 2019-10-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
    **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
    ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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