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LG G1 OLED Review Rundown

LGPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 80%
Pros**
  • Gorgeous OLED panel
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), and Dolby Vision IQ
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons**

    Summary

    The new LG G1 Gallery Series is the most advanced and promising OLED TV yet. Armed with LG's so-called OLED evo panel, advanced processing, and a WebOS smart TV makeover, the G1 ties together the best of everything LG's got for its OLED lineup this year. LG appears to be the only TV maker so far that offers four HDMI 2.1 ports, support for both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium, and the kind of gaming-specific picture adjustments.
    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

    cnet[1]

    Sentiment Score[*] 82%
    Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
    The LG G1 OLED TV measured brighter than the CX or the B9 from 2019. Engaging Boost cuts lag even further, to just under 10ms for both. Game Optimizer is best for gaming thanks to its processing but quite blue. For the best color accuracy for gaming you should adjust color temperature control.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Accurate grayscale and color
    • Accurate black levels
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support
    • No HDMI 2.0 support

    digitaltrends[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 97%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
    The LG G1 Gallery Series produces the cleanest, most enticing imagery I've seen from a TV yet. 4K HDR content, especially on 4K Blu-ray, but on YouTube as well, looked better than I've ever seen it before. LG appears to be the only TV maker so far that offers four HDMI 2.1 ports, support for both G-Sync and FreeSync Premium.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Outstanding picture quality
    • Gorgeous design
    • Excellent gaming support
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision
    • No HDR support

    rtings[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 86%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
    The LG G1 OLED is an amazing overall TV. It delivers stunning picture quality for dark room viewing because of its near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It's also good to use in well-lit rooms for watching sports or TV shows as it has fantastic reflection handling. Unfortunately, it has the risk of permanent burn-in, so it may not be the best choice to use solely as a PC monitor.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity
    • Wide viewing angles and wide viewing angles
    • Fantastic reflection handling
    Cons[**]
    • No permanent burn-in
    • Doesn't get very bright in SDR

    t3[4]

    Sentiment Score[*] 90%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
    The OLED65G1 features a refinement on the Gallery design LG introduced in 2020 with a view to creating the ultimate wall-hanging TV. It sports a slim, flat rear, and provides helpful cable channeling for its built-in connections. The sound is good enough that more casual viewers will be happy without instantly adding one of the best soundbars. The new webOS smart system has had a mixed impact on how easy the LG G1 is to use.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Beautiful new evo panel
    • Improved AI Picture Pro mode
    Cons[**]
    • No stand in the box
    • No Dolby Atmos

    techadvisor[5]

    Sentiment Score[*] 93%
    Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
    The G1 is available in 55-, 65- and 77in screen sizes with prices starting at just under £2,000 in the UK. The Evo panel achieves higher brightness thanks to the introduction of a brand new blue material in the OLED stack. LG has also improved its AI Picture Pro picture system, which analyses images and identifies content style in real-time.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous Evo panel
    • Good HDR performance
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Vision or HLG
    • No HDR10+

    techradar[6]

    Sentiment Score[*] 92%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    The LG G1 pushes a stunning work-of-art design ethos with its flush design that minimalists will absolutely love. The back of this TV contains four HDMI 2.1 ports and they support the 4K at 120Hz optimal for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Google Stadia is here for built-in for cloud gaming, and you get access to two smart assistants: Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Beautiful flush design
    • Fantastic HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
    • Built-in wall mount
    Cons[**]
    • No dedicated speakers

    techradar[7]

    Sentiment Score[*] 89%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    LG G1 OLED has Dolby Vision HDR support (as with all LG TVs, there is not also support for the rival HDR10+ premium HDR format). The Evo panel's slight uptick in brightness has not had any negative effect at all on LG OLED's traditional black level prowess. A new Cinematic Movement motion processing option does an excellent job of reducing judder. The only problem with the AI Sound Pro mode is bass. Any persistent rumble or other deep sound causes a pronounced buzz to intrude on the otherwise fairly clean proceedings.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Impressive HDR performance
    • Improved AI Picture Pro mode
    Cons[**]
    • Dolby Atmos performance is a let down
    • No Dolby Vision support

    tomsguide[8]

    Sentiment Score[*] 95%
    Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
    The LG G1 OLED supports Dolby Atmos, which designed an immersive soundscape for both Greyhound and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. AI Acoustic Tuning uses the remote control's microphone to calibrate the sound and tailor the audio to your particular room. New to settings entirely is the Game Optimizer, which gathers all the necessary gaming settings in a single interface.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Slim, light design
    • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision support
    • AI Acoustic Tuning
    Cons[**]
    • Lackluster webOS interface

    trustedreviews[9]

    Sentiment Score[*] 93%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
    LG’s latest processing delivers a substantial step forward when it comes to fine colour reproduction. Areas of very fine detail seem to benefit from extra local filtering and more clarity than softer background areas. Skin tones gain a touch more emphasis without becoming plasticky or exaggerated. Dynamic range seems enhanced, and shadow details look more pronounced, without either looking forced or being accompanied by near-black noise.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Impressive picture quality
    • Impressive AI Picture Pro
    • Improved HDR performance
    Cons[**]
    • No Dolby Atmos

    whathifi[10]

    Sentiment Score[*] 81%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
    Upscaling of 1080p is particularly impressive, with Fargo Blu-ray being delivered with crisp definition and bags of detail. Default Natural setting is brilliant, sharpening and smoothing most motion without making things look unnatural. Dolby Atmos mode is very quiet compared to standard stereo, but the TV is also lacking in drive and dynamics, regardless of which sound mode you're in.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Clear, direct and direct sound
    • Dolby Atmos and HDR10+
    • Impressive motion handling
    Cons[**]
    • Lacks a Goldilocks motion setting

    References

    2. ^ LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV review: Bright, beautiful, smart. digitaltrends. 2021-03-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ LG G1 OLED TV Review. rtings. 2021-07-09 Retrieved 2021-09-21.
    5. ^ LG G1 OLED (2021) review. techadvisor. 2021-04-20 Retrieved 2021-04-21.
    6. ^ Hands on: LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV review. techradar. 2021-02-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    7. ^ LG G1 Gallery OLED TV (OLED65G1) review. techradar. 2021-04-21 Retrieved 2021-04-23.
    8. ^ LG G1 OLED TV review. tomsguide. 2021-05-30 Retrieved 2021-06-01.
    9. ^ LG OLED65G1 Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
    10. ^ LG OLED65G1 OLED Evo TV review. whathifi. 2021-03-17 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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