Spent on this model for 2-3 years. Turned on now that C9an came and of course had high expectations. Brief background about me: Early adopts within most of the technology. Technically interested engineer. On the TV front I come from a 6 year old 46´LED from Samsung, which was a host model then.
Primary reason why I wanted to upgrade to just LG OLED C9 55 inch:
-46 inches was too small for TV viewing of sports and for TV gaming.
-The worst thing about OLED.
- Tired of 1080p, craving 4k resolution. (larger screen requires higher resolution so that pixel density per area unit does not get worse)
- Better viewing angle at narrow TV viewing angle (grayish image at about 30% angle on old TV).
- Built-in Airplay 2 feature on new TV (free up 1 HDMI port and make everything more flexible).
- Tired of high input teams. Very low on LGn, 13ms. The old TV was around 70ms.
- Tired of a slow interface. LG's webOS has received good grades.
-LGn should be able to play many more file formats from the NAS / server through "Direct play" in Plex, blah. .h265.
-High FPS, LGn should have up to 120 fps.
- "Future-secured" HDMI 2.1.
-Fast advanced processor.
-AI features in terms of image & sound enhancement.
Below I list the positive and negative experiences with the TV after 3 weeks of use:
+ Once the picture settings have been calibrated reasonably, the picture is really good in 4K. Also experience 1080p, 720p and non HD digital TV as noticeably sharper than on old TVs. Wonderfully!
+ Rapp TV and quick menus.
-There were 3 different instructions on how to mount the TV from the beginning. And simply it wasn't because of the thin screen.
- Poor built-in speakers. Better on the 6 year old TV (which was only 39mm thick). Drive Sonos Beam to it which makes the movie experience is much nicer.
-The screen is hard-wearing, but the bottom rear part is very thick. Why not distribute all the components evenly across the back (alt or a connect-box) so that you can hang it more tightly against the wall? Big minus.
-1 HDMI input, antenna input and network input pointing straight back on the back, How should you then be able to hang it tightly against the wall? Big minus.
-The scroll wheel on the remote stays every 20 clicks in depressed position.
-Urusal pre-calibrated image settings. Found some on Rting that worked well, but unfortunately not to all different profiles (Film, TV, Sport, Games etc.). Why doesn't LG spend a few hours making them viewable from the start? Big minus.
- Have not got started PLEX at all. Never strayed before, but now nothing works from my server. Downloaded Xplay (60 SEK) which seems to work better than Plex.
-Airplay is activated only after the summer.
-Moving menus when adjusting image settings.
- A 5th HDMI input had definitely not been damaged.
The picture & sound enhancements through AI I find it difficult to comment on as one would like to be able to compare the difference. Even when calibrating the image / picture settings, which is a must, it would be a great advantage if you could split the screen into 2 parts so that you can compare the car quality before / after for each setting change you make in real time.
Unfortunately, it has not been possible to try the TV game bit yet.
HDMI 2.1 is safe. However, there are hardly any HDMI 2.1 compatible products yet. Becoming waiting for the next generation of game consoles. Just hope the TV is still in the game in terms of software and other hardware at that time ..
In summary, I am very satisfied, even if it did not directly exceed my (high) expectations due to the negative points. Keep in mind that I went from a 6 year old 46 ', where what I am most fond of is; bigger screen, higher and better resolution / picture quality, faster TV / menus, blackness, better viewing angle and better playback capabilities from my NAS.