Compare OLED from LG

Compare OLED from LG


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Test results

LG-OLED55E7TView product

LG OLED55E7T

LG-OLED55C7TView product

LG OLED55C7T
Costs

Price ($)Expand to view more details.

The recommended retail price as supplied by the manufacturer. Where the manufacturer refuses to supply this information we use a price from a major retailer.

$5199
$4099
Recommended products

RecommendedExpand to view more details.

CHOICE recommends TVs that earn an overall score of 70% or higher and at least 70% for standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) picture quality performance.

 
 
Related products
Status
Tested model
Tested model
Type

TV sizeExpand to view more details.

While many CHOICE members have reminded us that we are living in a metric world, this information hasn’t reached the TV companies who continue to show their products in inches rather than centimetres. We provide screen measurements in both so you can decide which figure is more suitable.

Medium (122–163cm, 48–64″)
Medium (122–163cm, 48–64″)

Display typeExpand to view more details.

If the TV is well made, the LCD or OLED credentials will make very little difference to the quality of the image. In our latest test, the screens are either LCD, LCD IPS or OLED. An LCD (liquid-crystal display) screen needs a light source behind it, which will either be CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lamp) or LED (light-emitting diode) technology. CCFL technology still exists but it’s older and is being replaced by LEDs. In Plane Switching (IPS) is a technology introduced to help improve the viewing angle of LCD screens. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diode TVs are an array of diodes that deliver both the colour information as well as the illumination. This means that if the scene calls for black, the diodes simply turn off giving you nothing but black.

OLED
OLED
Test results

Overall score (%)Expand to view more details.

The overall score is made up of high definition picture quality (35%), standard definition picture quality (20%), user interface (10%), remote control (10%), smart TV (10%), EPG (5%), energy consumption (5%) and sound quality (5%). DVR scores are not included in the overall score.

 
 

Standard definition picture quality score (%)Expand to view more details.

Picture quality is one of the major components of our TV test and includes both a technical and subjective assessment of how well the TV can handle a number of different source materials. CHOICE has found many TVs with very high resolution struggle to upscale SD sources to their native resolution, leading to low scores in our testing for SD. SD accounts for 20% of the overall score.

 
 

High definition picture quality score (%)Expand to view more details.

Picture quality is one of the major components of our TV test and includes both a technical and subjective assessment of how well the TV can handle a number of different source materials. Online streaming routinely delivers HD-quality video and most of the free-to-air stations now broadcast HD content on their main channel. HD accounts for 35% of the overall score.

 
 

User interface score (%)Expand to view more details.

The on-screen user interface should be easy to read, easy to follow, tell the user what is happening (e.g. tells the user to wait while TV is scanning for DTV broadcasts), and show clear prompts, which button to press, or what to do next. User interface accounts for 10% of the overall score.

 
 

Remote score (%)Expand to view more details.

The tester checks the size and spacing of the buttons, dials or touch pads to make sure they’re easy to reach, logically grouped and not too close together. Labels should be big enough to read and of sufficient contrast to be easy to read in low light. The remote’s overall size and shape is assessed for how well it fits in the hand and how easy it is to use with one hand. Remote accounts for 10% of the overall score.

 
 

Sound quality score (%)Expand to view more details.

The tester plays a number of high quality voice and music recordings on a DVD player connected to the TV and compares it to a reference system. The assessment is made at a volume that the tester feels is sufficient for listening in a normal room and also at the TV’s maximum volume (assuming the latter is louder). Sound quality accounts for 5% of the overall score.

 
 

Energy score (%)Expand to view more details.

Energy accounts for 5% of the overall score.

 
 

Digital video recorder score (%)Expand to view more details.

Some TVs offer the ability to record live TV to an external hard drive or USB stick. We measure the performance in carrying out this feature but the result is not included in the overall score.

 
 

EPG score (%)Expand to view more details.

EPG refers to the electronic program guide. This accounts for 5% of the overall score.

 
 

Smart TV score (%)Expand to view more details.

We have increased our testing in this area in preparation for the time when smart TVs become an intrinsic part of using the TV in the home. The initial testing has found that this area is still generally poorly implemented by TV manufacturers. Smart TV accounts for 10% of the overall score.

 
 

Energy consumption per year (kWh)Expand to view more details.

Based on 10 hours in use and 14 hours in standby mode for 365 days.

 
 
Energy and water ratings
Energy stars
4
4
Reliability

Brand reliability score (%)Expand to view more details.

These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not that particular model. Differences of 4% or more are significant. Reliability figures are based on owner assessment, not test data. We use the data we collect from members to rate the most popular brands for reliability. We take into account the age of the products so we can compare fairly between brands.

 
 

Brand satisfaction score (%)Expand to view more details.

These are taken straight from our brand reliability survey, but do not add to the overall score. These scores refer to the brand only, not that particular model. We ask owners to tell us what they thought of the products they own; rating them from excellent to terrible. We’ve used this information to give each brand an owner satisfaction rating so you can see what people who use the brand day in, day out think of them. The higher the score, the better.

 
 
Comments
Good points
 
 
Bad points
 
 
Features

4K or UHDExpand to view more details.

TVs with support for 4K or Ultra High Definition (UHD) video are able to show a picture resolution of 3840 x 2160 which may be an issue to consider if 4K movie content becomes readily available and you watch lots of streaming video that supports 4K such as Netflix.

Yes
Yes

High Dynamic Range (HDR) supportExpand to view more details.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) TVs deliver greater contrast between dark and bright colors, giving you greater detail in shade areas and more realistic colours in difficult video situations such as overly dark or overly light scenes. However to enjoy HDR, you need a TV to support the format and the content needs to have the information stored in the video to let the TV know how to deal with the picture.

Yes
Yes

Netflix key on the remoteExpand to view more details.

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services at the moment and some of the latest TVs now have a dedicated button on the remote making it easy to access the service.

No
Yes
Composite inputs rear
Yes
Yes
Component inputs rear
Yes
Yes
Stereo audio RCA inputs rear
Yes
Yes
Stereo audio 35mm input rear
No
No
HDMI easily accessed
Yes
Yes

USB 3 inputs rearExpand to view more details.

Some models will have ns (not stated) for this criteria. We only started collecting data on USB 3 in late 2014. This data will be collected for all newly tested TVs.

Yes
Yes
USB easily accessed
Yes
Yes
Ethernet connection
Yes
Yes
Stereo audio outputs
No
No
Digital audio RCA outputs
No
No
Digital audio TOSLINK optical outputs
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Yes

Wi-FiExpand to view more details.

When it comes to Wi-Fi, a/b/g/n/ac refer to the different variations of the 802.11 standard. a, b and g are older versions that are hardly used these days (but are referred to in some newer networking products such as wireless routers for backwards compatibility). n is the most common Wi-Fi standard (and it incorporates the older b and g standards). ac is the most recent standard and it is slowly growing in popularity.

Yes
Yes

Wi-Fi 802.11acExpand to view more details.

TVs supporting Wi-Fi 802.11ac can transmit data over the popular 2.4GHz band, as well as a secondary 5GHz band. Having access to more bands frees up data congestion for quicker transfers. Having a TV that supports dual band Wi-Fi is particularly handy when it comes to large file transfers, such as photos, music and videos.

Yes
Yes

DLNA functionalityExpand to view more details.

DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance protocol), lets you stream media from devices such as your computer to your TV over your home network.

Yes
Yes
Browser
Yes
Yes
Auto volume leveller
Yes
Yes
Balance control
Yes
Yes
Bass boost
No
No
Speech emphasiser
Yes
Yes

Speakers offExpand to view more details.

A setting on your TV where it recognises, through an HDMI connection, that you have turned on your home theatre system or soundbar and it will automatically turn off the TV speakers.

Yes
Yes

Previous channel buttonExpand to view more details.

On the remote control.

Yes
No
HDMI controls other device
Yes
Yes
Voice recognition
Yes
Yes

Closed captions retainedExpand to view more details.

Closed captions retained when changing channel.

Yes
Yes
Records to USB
Yes
Yes

Child lock controlsExpand to view more details.

The TV has some form of log-in control to prevent children accessing inappropriate content.

No
No

Child lock individualExpand to view more details.

The TV can be set to require a login for individual channels.

Yes
Yes

Remote scroll wheelExpand to view more details.

For navigating in the browser or TV menus.

Yes
Yes

FavouritesExpand to view more details.

You can set your favourite channels to show up in a custom list by selecting a dedicated button on your remote control.

Yes
Yes
Specifications
Screen size (cm)
139
138

Screen size (in)Expand to view more details.

While many CHOICE members have reminded us that we are living in a metric world, this information hasn’t reached the TV companies who continue to show their products in inches rather than centimeters. Our TV table provides screen measurements in both so you can decide which figure is more suitable.

55
54
Screen resolution (px)
3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
Screen finish
gloss
gloss

TunersExpand to view more details.

Some TVs have two tuners and can record one channel while you watch another.

1
1
Smart Apps
Netflix, Stan, YouTube
Netflix, Stan, YouTube
HDMI inputs
4
4
USB 2 input rear
2
2

Effective video and audio inputsExpand to view more details.

Some TVs have a number of video and sound inputs, but some can only be used when others are not in use.

1
1

Bluetooth versionExpand to view more details.

Bluetooth 3 is a good option for sharing data from a mobile device. Bluetooth 4 increases transfer rates with less power required.

not applicable
not stated

Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)Expand to view more details.

Rounded up to the next centimetre or half-centimetre, with the base attached and all protruding parts included. Power cord and connecting cables excluded.

77 x 124 x 18
75 x 123 x 22

Weight (kg)Expand to view more details.

Weight of the TV, including the stand.

18.5
19.2
Country of origin
Korea
Korea
Warranty (yr)
1
1
Website
lg.com/au
lg.com/au