“The se­lec­tion process may not be easy – but as man­ager of your home en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem, the fi­nal de­ci­sion is yours”

The sea­son’s new TVS have ar­rived with per­fect tim­ing. In­vest in a bigscreen beauty for the World Cup

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Contents - LG OLED55C8PLA £3000 whf.cm/oled55c8

We’re all fond of an un­der­dog story. When it comes to the World Cup, how­ever, his­tory states you’re best off back­ing one of the favourites. That’s also true for the tele­vi­sion on which you’re watch­ing the ac­tion – these three 2018 TVS all come from heavy­weights that lifted tro­phies at last year’s What Hi-fi? Awards. As it turns out, all are wor­thy of wit­ness­ing your in­dig­na­tion as another tour­na­ment draws to­ward the inevitable early exit.

Start­ing at 55in, we run the rule over the LG OLED55C8PLA, the en­try level for the com­pany’s finest TV tech­nol­ogy. Equipped with 4K, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vi­sion, it’s a strong line-up for this most re­cent OLED – and rarely does LG fail to to­tal the sum of its parts.

It faces stiff com­pe­ti­tion from Sony, which prom­ises the same HDR for­mats on a big­ger screen for far less. The KDŽ65XF9005 awaits a Dolby Vi­sion up­date, but looks like a ster­ling set even be­fore that. Fi­nally, Sam­sung’s QE65Q9FN rep­re­sents a com­ing of age for its QLED tech­nol­ogy, now well wor­thy of its place in the first team.

The se­lec­tion process may not be easy – but as man­ager of your home en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem, the fi­nal de­ci­sion is yours.

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