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Should You Buy an LG TV?

Matthew
Updated 13 April 2020
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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 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,200 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 $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 $1,864.

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%
69,975 reviews
#2
South Korea
94%
94%
154,423 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
3,539 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
2,139 reviews
#7
73%
73%
3,322 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
71%
71%
1,114 reviews
#9
China
69%
69%
2,352 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#12
Netherlands
65%
65%
7,570 reviews
#13
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#14
TCL
64%
64%
1,253 reviews
#15
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#16
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#17
PROSCAN
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
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 80 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 true color accuracy 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
$1,043
$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
$1,864
$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
1,341
4 stars
1,346
3 stars
326
2 stars
50
1 star
0
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
48,610
4 stars
12,073
3 stars
2,182
2 stars
843
1 star
1,636
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 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of LG TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, thoughtfully designed and had nice technical features. Their TVs have also won 580+ 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%
218 reviews
77%
167 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
52 reviews
81%
183 reviews
80%
99 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%
133 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
100 reviews
81%
72 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
105 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
56 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
60 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
66 reviews
83%
35 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
62 reviews
80%
41 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
72 reviews
88%
40 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
57 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
80%
63 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,446 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
76%
369 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,147 reviews
79%
2,350 reviews
74%
809 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 589 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 589 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
125
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
68
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
96
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
33
53
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
82
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
63
22
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
15
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
17
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
18
5
3
1
hardware.info logo
20
11
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
9
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
233
183
46
49
5
Total
964
589
215
131
64

How Reliable Are LG TVs?

We checked over 170,000 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
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
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 OLED technology, LG ThinQ AI and true color accuracy.

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 OLED77C9PUB ($3,799), the LG OLED65E9PUA ($1,949) and the LG OLED55C9PUA ($1,400).

LG ThinQ AI

LG TVs that feature LG ThinQ AI include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($797), the LG OLED55C8AUA ($1,050) and the LG 55SM8600PUA ($589).

LG True Color Accuracy

LG TVs that feature true color accuracy include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($797), the LG OLED55C8AUA ($1,050) and the LG 55SM8600PUA ($589).

LG Ultra Surround

LG TVs that feature Ultra Surround include the LG 65SM8600PUA ($797), the LG 55SM8600PUA ($589) and the LG 49SM8600 ($0).

What is the Best High End LG TV?

LG OLED55C9PUA

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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 86, but is a bit more expensive at $1,400.

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

The highest scoring OLED TV on the market, with a very good spec and a fair price. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Customers report that it has brilliant picture quality, good sound quality and it's very good-looking.

97
Reviews
1,095 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
78
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG OLED55C9PUA has exceptional expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

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LG OLED77C9 Unboxing Thomas Electronic Online Shop 77" OLED C9 4K TV
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The LG OLED55C9PUA is 1,722mm wide, 991mm tall, 46.9mm thick and weighs 29.9kg.

LG OLED55C9PUA front view
LG OLED55C9PUA top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the OLED55C9PUA in the US is $1,400.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the LG OLED65C9PUA (65") for $559.99 more or the LG OLED77C9PUB (77") for $2,399.00 more.

What is the Ultimate LG TV?

LG OLED77C9PUB

$3,799.00
Walmart
LG OLED77C9PUB
Buy Now
LG OLED77C9PUB
77"
46.9mm
THICK
$182
OVER 5 YEARS
A

For those with an unlimited budget then the LG OLED77C9PUB is the best LG TV out there. At $3,799 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 87.

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

A display diagonal and OLED 4K 46.9mm thick TV, with an industry award and a fair price. It supports timeshift and Picture-in-Picture, has a game mode and features voice control. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality and colour saturation but it's expensive.

98
Reviews
1,095 Reviews + 1 Award
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
76
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Running Costs
$180 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG OLED77C9PUB has fantastic expert reviews and superb user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

Which? Best Buy
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LG OLED65C9PLA - Review (Consumentenbond)
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LG OLED55C9 UHD OLED TV review
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LG OLED77C9 Unboxing Thomas Electronic Online Shop 77" OLED C9 4K TV
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LG 55" (139 cm) 4K HDR Smart OLED TV Unboxing (OLED55C9PLA)
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Must See !! LG OLED77C9PUB Alexa Built in C9 Series 77 inch 4k Ultra HD Review
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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 $3,799.00 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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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 OLED Technology
LG ThinQ AI
LG True Color Accuracy
LG Ultra Surround
What is the Best High End LG TV?
What is the Ultimate LG TV?

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