LG C8 OLED
The C8 is a stunner. It delivers some of the best home cinema visuals we’ve ever seen. The blacks are deep, and the colours are rich and saturated. With 4K HDR content, there’s a granularity and subtlety in the detail that makes everything feel eerily lifelike. In the past, older OLED models struggled with motion, in other words football, and anything less than a 4K source. LG’s new A9 processor seems to have remedied both issues, with sport and gaming looking flawless while lesser definition sources are elevated to a high standard. That said, you will have to play around with some of the settings to find your sweet spot. None of this should come as a surprise, considering the price tag. There’s no getting away from the fact that this set, right now, is almost three times what most of us would spend on a TV.
The C8’s new brains also means it can be controlled by speech (although we never felt compelled to use this feature) and it will play nice with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The interface is easy to use and lightning quick, but looks pretty basic in comparison to the C8’s sharp outward aesthetics. There’s often not a lot of leeway as far as TV design goes, but a slab of 2p-thick glass sat atop a brushed metal plinth is one of the best looks we’ve ever seen. Just protect it from your clumsier mates.
Picture quality 10 Value for money 6 Design 9 Interface 8 Overall 9 £3,000, lg.com