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Should You Buy an LG TV?

Updated 05 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy an LG TV?

LG is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, washing machines and optical disc drives.

If you are thinking about buying an LG TV then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of TV brands is compiled by analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,100 TVs.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $128 for the 32LJ500 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 77mm and is an hd ready TV and go up to $14,997 for the OLED77W8 which has a display diagonal of 77", a thickness of 5.96mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new LG TV is $1,750.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs.

Is LG the Best TV Brand?

So are LG TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

LG is ranked the No. 1 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the actually best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
66,188 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
154,204 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
3 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
3,539 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,305 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
74%
74%
1,114 reviews
#9
Netherlands
72%
72%
7,166 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,341 reviews
#11
Element
70%
70%
39 reviews
#12
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#13
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#14
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#15
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#16
Japan
65%
65%
5,921 reviews
#17
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#18
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#19
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#20
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#21
Naxa
63%
63%
1 review
#22
China
62%
62%
243 reviews
#23
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#24
PROSCAN
61%
61%
0 reviews
#25
Coby
56%
56%
5 reviews

Let's look at how LG TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
LG TVs

There's a wide selection of LG TVs available compared to other TV brands, with over 100 LG TVs currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a LG TV being 88%.

The average review score for a LG TV is 88%.

LG have a number of great features including true color accuracy, LG ThinQ AI and sound sync which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG TV is $28 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

However LG TVs tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$858
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,750
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,999
Price Distribution of LG TVs

What Do the LG TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other TV brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1,340
4 stars
1,353
3 stars
325
2 stars
50
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
45,691
4 stars
11,567
3 stars
2,153
2 stars
871
1 star
1,538
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its TVs than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for LG TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of LG TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had a good design and well executed technical features. Their TVs have also won 590+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to LG TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
CNET.com logo
77%
219 reviews
77%
168 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
52 reviews
81%
183 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
167 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
134 reviews
79%
74 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
84%
32 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
131 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
56 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
93 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
64 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
92 reviews
69%
43 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
62 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
74 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
56 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
61 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,442 reviews
76%
1,082 reviews
76%
366 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,154 reviews
79%
2,357 reviews
74%
801 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 590 industry awards for LG TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 590 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
126
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
33
53
39
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
83
24
14
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
21
2
Expert Reviews logo
36
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
17
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
19
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
233
186
45
49
5
Total
967
590
210
131
64

How Reliable Are LG TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG TVs. over 1,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think LG TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that LG TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Still waiting for replacement for damaged tv " NOT HAPPY
amazon.co.uk
There is a robust Smart TV platform
televisioninfo.com
There is a robust smart TV platform
reviewed.com
Beautifully engineered
Pocket Lint
built in Wi-Fi
gadgetshow.channel5.com
Throw impressive build quality into the mix
techadvisor.co.uk
The LG UF6800 is a 4K ULTRA HD TV with a sophisticated 4K up-scaler built in
4k.com
it’s a shame there are no HD tuners built in
theregister.co.uk
Do buy the LG E7 if you like fancy design along with slightly better sound quality built in
Digitaltrends.com
it's well built for a mid-range edge-lit LED
gizmodo.com.au
what if you could buy a new TV that has an upgraded sound system built in
whathifi.com
well built
avforums.com

NOT RELIABLE

we'd be slightly worried if the images on display didn't look up to scratch
whathifi.com
the $2,499 OLED55B6 lacks the build quality
Techradar
Taking it out of the box its FRAGILE
Bestbuy.com
Poor Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
so clearly LG have some reliability problems
Amazon
after a few issues that a Sky engineering visit resolved it is fine
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On LG TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of LG TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include true color accuracy, LG ThinQ AI and sound sync.

LG True Color Accuracy

LG TVs that feature true color accuracy include the LG 49SM8600PUA ($547), the LG 55SM8600PUA ($597) and the LG 65UK6300PUE ($620).

LG ThinQ AI

LG TVs that feature LG ThinQ AI include the LG OLED55B8PUA ($999), the LG 49SM8600PUA ($547) and the LG 55SM8600PUA ($597).

LG Sound Sync

LG TVs that support sound sync include the LG 49SM8600PUA ($547), the LG 55SM8600PUA ($597) and the LG 65UK6300PUE ($620).

LG Ultra Surround

LG TVs that feature Ultra Surround include the LG 49SM8600PUA ($547), the LG 55SM8600PUA ($597) and the LG 65UK6300PUE ($620).

What is the Best High End LG TV?

LG OLED55C9PUA

$1,450.00
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55"
46.9mm
THICK
$123
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If you're looking for a high end LG TV then the LG OLED55C9PUA takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at $1,450.

Features We Love:
4K
Large display diagonal (55")
Features OLED / QLED technology
Thinner than average (46.9mm)
Supports timeshift

Purchasers report that this TV displays blacks well, it's good-looking but expensive. It's an OLED and award winning 4K 55" TV, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, features voice control and has a game mode.

97
Reviews
21 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LG OLED55C9PUA has exceptional expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this television to others.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG OLED65C9PUA (65") for $449.00 more or the LG OLED77C9PUB (77") for $2,329.00 more.

What is the Ultimate LG TV?

LG OLED65E9PUA

$2,249.00
firstclasstvs
LG OLED65E9PUA
Buy Now
LG OLED65E9PUA
65"
50.3mm
THICK
$151
OVER 5 YEARS
A

For those with an unlimited budget then the LG OLED65E9PUA is the best LG TV out there. At $2,249 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Large display diagonal (65")
4K
Features OLED / QLED technology
Thinner than average (50.3mm)
Supports timeshift

Our review analysis indicates that this TV has brilliant picture quality, a good remote control and it's good-looking. It's an award winning and fully featured 4K 65" TV, with very low running costs and OLED / QLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, features voice control and has a game mode.

97
Reviews
17 Reviews + 1 Award
85
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
72
Value for Money
Good
80
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG OLED65E9PUA has fantastic expert reviews and great user reviews with 67% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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Compare All LG TVs
Find the best LG TV for you by checking our complete list of over 323 TVs
In This Guide
Should You Buy an LG TV?
Is LG the Best TV Brand?
What Do the LG TV Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?
How Reliable Are LG TVs?
Features to Look Out For On LG TVs
LG True Color Accuracy
LG ThinQ AI
LG Sound Sync
LG Ultra Surround
What is the Best High End LG TV?
What is the Ultimate LG TV?

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