1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

LG OLED65C9PLA

LG OLED55C7V

SCORE:
94
SCORE:
89

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing LG OLED65C9PLA to LG OLED55C7V to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both models have the same 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and they both support HDR.

We have evaluated the TVs from available features and specifications. LG OLED65C9PLA gets higher overall score in our ranking system which is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

LG OLED65C9PLA

LG OLED55C7V

DISPLAY
94
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
95
OTHER FEATURES
99
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
94
DISPLAY
93
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
75
OTHER FEATURES
69
CONNECTIVITY
88
FORMAT SUPPORT
85
OVERALL
89

Advantage of LG OLED65C9PLA

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED65C9PLA over LG OLED55C7V.

LG OLED65C9PLA vs LG OLED55C7V
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® vs
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated vs
2K HFR vs
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro vs
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Deep Learning AI Picture vs
AI Brightness vs
True Color Accuracy Pro vs
Ultra Luminance Pro vs
Dynamic Tone Mapping Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro vs
Simultaneous Audio Output vs
AI Sound vs
Clear Voice Clear Voice III vs
WiSA Ready vs
Smart Speaker Compatible vs
LG Smart Speaker vs
Apple Airplay Airplay 2 vs
LG TV Plus App vs
Smart ThinQ App vs
Google Home Google Home device sold separately vs
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant vs
Works with Alexa 19.5 MR vs
HDMI Version 2.1 vs 2.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2) vs
Parental Control (V-Chip) vs
LG AI ThinQ® vs
Amazon Echo Compatible vs
AI UX vs
AI Home vs
AI Recommendation Default: off vs
Intelligent Edit vs
Home Dashboard vs
Auto Device Detection vs
Apple HomePod vs
Magic Link Default: off vs
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech) vs
Gallery Mode vs
Multi-view vs
DIAL vs
360 VR vs
Mobile TV On vs
Wi-Fi TV On vs
Bluetooth Low Energy On vs
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM vs
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App vs
Hotel Mode vs
Watch & Record vs
Auto Calibration vs
Time Machine (DVR) vs
Analog DVR vs

Advantage of LG OLED55C7V

This section shows the features and specifications which are the reason to choose LG OLED55C7V over LG OLED65C9PLA.

LG OLED65C9PLA vs LG OLED55C7V
USB 3.0 Ports vs 1
RS-232C Remote vs 1 (Phone Jack Type)

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

STRENGTHS
👍   High Resolution
👍   High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
👍   Pixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
👍   Perfect Viewing Angle
👍   Color Depth
👍   HDR10
👍   Dolby Vision
👍   HLG
👍   Dolby Atmos
👍   DTS Digital Surround
👍   Wi-Fi
👍   Wi-Fi Direct
👍   Bluetooth
WEAKNESSES
👎   No HDR10+
👎   No IMAX Enhanced
👎   No AMD Freesync™
👎   No NVidia G-Sync
👎   No VRR

Selected Features

OLED displays

LG OLED65C9PLA and LG OLED55C7V have organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays. This is a self-emissive display which can completely turn off individual pixels leading to the ideal black levels and better contrast during HDR compared to any LCD displays. This makes them to be the best choice for dark rooms. OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just a few layers, OLED TVs are very lightweight and thin. OLED displays also have better viewing angles. However, they are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays which makes them less suitable in bright rooms.

HDR10

LG OLED65C9PLA and LG OLED55C7V support HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

Dolby Vision

LG OLED65C9PLA and LG OLED55C7V also support Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and supports up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

And in the end we display all the specifications which are present for both models.

Note: The following table shows only those details which are applicable for both models and excludes the ones that are applicable for only one model. If you want to see a full list of specs for each model please visit their individual pages here - LG OLED65C9PLA and here - LG OLED55C7V.

BASICS LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
BrandLGLG
SeriesC9C7
ModelOLED65C9PLAOLED55C7V
Size65"55"
CountryUKUK
Release Year20192017
Smart TV
DISPLAY LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Display TypeOLEDOLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlatFlat
Panel TypeWRGBWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting PixelPixel Level Dimming
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)Self-lighting Pixel
ContrastInfinite ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
HDR Effect
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Upscaling4K Upscaling4K Upscaling
Black Frame Insertion OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Object Depth Enhancer Active Depth Enhancer
AI Picture
Auto Genre Selection
Face Enhancing
Image Enhancing
Color Enhancer Advanced Color Enhancer Color Master Engine
Deep Learning AI Picture
AI Brightness
True Color Accuracy Pro
Ultra Luminance Pro
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel2.2 Channel
Speaker Poer Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)40 W (Woofer: 20W)
Dolby Atmos
DTS Digital Surround DTS-HD DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio Output
AI Sound
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED SurroundDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound TuningMagic Sound Tuning
WiSA Ready
LG Sound Sync
Smart Speaker Compatible
LG Smart Speaker
CONNECTIVITY LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
LG TV Plus App
Smart ThinQ App
Chromecast
Google Home Google Home device sold separately
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa 19.5 MR
HDMI Inputs44
HDMI Version2.12.0b
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.22.2
HDMI-CEC SIMPLINK SIMPLINK
USB Inputs33
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs33
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote1 (Phone Jack Type)
DLNA
OTHER LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Operating SystemwebOSwebOS
Internet Browser
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) 8 days 8 Days
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Application Store LG Content Store LG Content Store
PVR Function
LG AI ThinQ®
Amazon Echo Compatible
AI UX
AI Home
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent Edit
Home Dashboard
Auto Device Detection
Apple HomePod
Voice Recognition Intelligent Voice Recognition Natural Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)
Gallery Mode
Multi-view
DIAL
Music Player
360 VR
Mobile TV On
Wi-Fi TV On
Bluetooth Low Energy On
Instant Game Response VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service) with Samba TV App
Hotel Mode
Screen Share
Digital Recording
Time Shift
Watch & Record
Auto Calibration
Time Machine (DVR)
Analog DVR
HEVC
VIDEO FORMATS LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Digital Tuner 2 2
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM LPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2DVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-CDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2DVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSCPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4CI+ 1.3
GENERAL LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
Energy EfficiencyAA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 HzAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)137 W112 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W0.3 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1449 mm x 830 mm x 46.9 mm1230 mm x 710 mm x 46.6 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1449 mm x 862 mm x 251 mm1230 mm x 750 mm x 217 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1677 mm x 950 mm x 207 mm1446 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand25.2 kg17.3 kg
Weight With Stand33.9 kg19.2 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)41.2 kg25.1 kg
ACCESSORIES LG OLED65C9PLA LG OLED55C7V
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19Magic Remote Control
Universal Control Capability for remote
Magic Remote Control Compatible

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