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Should You Buy an LG TV?

Matthew
Updated 17 February 2021
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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, soundbars and washing machines.

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 150,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $150 for the 24LF452B which has a display diagonal of 24", a thickness of 53mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $10,000 for the 86UH9500 which has a display diagonal of 86", a thickness of 67mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new LG TV is $1,893.

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%
104,467 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
243,477 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
4,609 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
1,965 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
73%
73%
1,114 reviews
#8
70%
70%
3,292 reviews
#9
Element
70%
70%
39 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
PROSCAN
67%
67%
6 reviews
#12
Netherlands
66%
66%
11,859 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
4,403 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,328 reviews
#16
Sylvania
63%
63%
8 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Neovo
Taiwan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
NEC
Japan
51%
51%
0 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 50 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 OLED technology, LG ThinQ AI and Ultra Surround which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG TV is $29 (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
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,893
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
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
1,671
4 stars
1,744
3 stars
400
2 stars
76
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
72,631
4 stars
18,491
3 stars
3,252
2 stars
1,448
1 star
2,666
LG has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for LG TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of LG TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, nicely designed and had nice 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%
206 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
32 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
43 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
75%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
156 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
129 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
82%
33 reviews
87%
9 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
96 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
122 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
8 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
54 reviews
90%
59 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
15 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
84 reviews
63%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
38 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
85 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
56 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
74%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
82%
33 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
81%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
54 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
52 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
59 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
81%
37 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,327 reviews
76%
1,070 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
312 reviews
68%
99 reviews
Average
82%
2,927 reviews
79%
2,328 reviews
75%
769 reviews
80%
538 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 591 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 591 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
119
27
17
7
7
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
92
28
10
14
4
Techradar logo
60
50
22
2
12
Trusted Reviews logo
81
23
16
5
11
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
14
3
reviewed.com logo
61
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
13
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
15
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
14
16
10
7
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
22
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
10
3
3
EISA.eu logo
13
10
5
1
hardware.info logo
17
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
207
184
54
54
4
Total
898
591
215
139
63

How Reliable Are LG TVs?

We checked over 150,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG TVs. over 1,400 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% 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
Do buy the LG E7 if you like fancy design along with slightly better sound quality built in
Digitaltrends.com
well built
avforums.com
Throw impressive build quality into the mix
techadvisor.co.uk
There is a robust smart TV platform
reviewed.com
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

NOT RELIABLE

the £2,300 OLED55B6 lacks the build quality
Techradar
Anyone reading the AV press recently could be forgiven for thinking that a format war has broken out over 3D TV
avforums.com
we'd be slightly worried if the images on display didn't look up to scratch
whathifi.com
broken up by an unusual dip in the lower-right edge where the power-on light glows blue or red
Mac World
I'm fully working order no damage what so ever worth the money
amazon.co.uk
Broke down
Argos.co.uk
It is not reliable the TV connection to the wifi
Bestbuy.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 OLED technology, LG ThinQ AI and Ultra Surround.

LG OLED Technology

OLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle.

LG TVs that feature OLED technology include the LG OLED65E6P ($6,000), the LG OLED65E9AUA ($0) and the LG OLED77C9PUB ($3,599).

LG ThinQ AI

LG TVs that feature LG ThinQ AI include the LG NanoCell 55SM8600PUA ($720), the LG OLED55C8PUA ($1,200) and the LG OLED55B8PUA ($1,299).

LG Ultra Surround

LG TVs that feature Ultra Surround include the LG NanoCell 55SM8600PUA ($720).

What is the Ultimate LG TV?

LG OLED77C9PUB

$3,599.00
Five Star Buy
LG OLED77C9PUB
Buy Now
LG OLED77C9PUB
77"
46.9mm
THICK
$203
OVER 5 YEARS
A

For those with an unlimited budget then the LG OLED77C9PUB is the best LG TV out there. At $3,599 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
OLED technology
Large display diagonal (77")
Features OLED technology
Thinner than average (46.9mm)
Supports timeshift

A multi award winning and fully featured 4K 46.9mm thick TV, with low running costs and OLED technology. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this TV has very good picture quality and sound quality, and it's very good-looking.

98
Reviews
1,790 Reviews + 9 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
71
Value for Money
Good
78
Running Costs
$200 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LG OLED77C9PUB has brilliant expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this television to others.

Trusted Reviews Highly Recommended
flatpanelshd.com Highly Recommended
altomdata.dk Recommended
benchmark.pl Super Product
ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended
M3.idg.se Recommended
profesionalreview.com Platinum
audiovision.de Highlight Award
Test: LG C9 OLED TV za 2019. godinu - OLED55C9PLA
Test: LG C9 OLED TV za 2019. godinu - OLED55C9PLA
LG OLED65C9PLA - Review (Consumentenbond)
LG OLED65C9PLA - Review (Consumentenbond)

The LG OLED77C9PUB is 1,228mm wide, 706mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 18.9kg.

LG OLED77C9PUB front view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OLED77C9PUB in the US is $3,599.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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