LG OLED55C9PLA Review and Specs

LG OLED55C9PLA (German version)

SCORE:
82

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) OLED Display
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
  • Perfect Color
  • Perfect Viewing Angle
  • α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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LG OLED55C9PLA Overview

LG OLED55C9PLA was introduced in 2019. It has a OLED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and Advanced HDR by Technicolor®. Its powerful α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give LG OLED55C9PLA TV 82 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
84
VIDEO FEATURES
78
AUDIO FEATURES
86
OTHER FEATURES
97
CONNECTIVITY
80
FORMAT SUPPORT
55
OVERALL
82

Major Changes from its predecessor

A predecessor of 2019 C9 series is 2018 C8 series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES LG OLED55C9PLA LG OLED55C8
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor α9 Intelligent Processor

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model OLED55C8. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55C9PLA vs LG OLED55C8 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of LG OLED55C9PLA.

PROS
High Resolution 👍
High Refresh Rate 👍
Wide Viewing Angle 👍
Color Depth 👍
Contrast Ratio 👍
HDR10 👍
Dolby Vision 👍
HLG 👍
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® 👍
4K HFR 👍
2K HFR 👍
Powerful Picture Processor 👍
Dolby Atmos 👍
DTS Digital Surround 👍
Clear Voice 👍
WiSA Ready 👍
Bluetooth Audio Playback 👍
CONS
No 3D Capability 👎
No HDR10+ 👎
No IMAX Enhanced 👎
No AMD Freesync™ 👎
No NVidia G-Sync 👎
No VRR 👎
No HGIG Compatibility 👎
No Filmmaker Mode 👎

Selected Features

OLED Display

LG OLED55C9PLA has an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. 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. OLED displays also have better viewing angle than IPS panels. However, OLEDs are not able to achieve such high brightness as modern LCD displays.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for LG OLED55C9PLA.

BASICS
BrandLG
CountryGermany
Series 2C9
ModelOLED55C9PLA
Release Year2019
Size55"
Smart TVYes
DISPLAY
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeOLED
Panel TypeWRGB
Backlight DimmingPixel Dimming/Self Lighting Pixel
Backlight NameSelf-luminous pixels (no backlight)
ContrastInfinite Contrast
ColorPerfect Color
Viewing AnglePerfect Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Contrast Ratio
VIDEO
3D CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+No
Dolby VisionYes
Dolby Vision IQNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®Yes
IMAX EnhancedNo
4K HDRYes
HDR EffectYes
AMD Freesync™No
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRYes 4K HFR via HDMI will be updated
2K HFRYes
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture Processorα9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Upscaling4K Upscaler
BlacksPerfect Black
Black Frame InsertionYes OLED Motion Pro
Filmmaker ModeNo
Auto Low Latency ModeYes
Depth EnhancementYes Object Depth Enhancer
AI PictureNo
Auto Genre SelectionNo
Face EnhancingNo
Image EnhancingNo
Color EnhancerYes Advanced Color Enhancer
Noise ReductionQuad Step NR
Deep Learning AI PictureYes
AI BrightnessYes
True Color AccuracyYes Pro
Ultra LuminanceYes Pro
SharpnessFrequency based Sharpness Enhancer
Dynamic Tone MappingDynamic Tone Mapping Pro
AUDIO
Speaker Channels2.2 Channel
Speaker Power Rating40W (WF:20W, 10W per Channel)
Dolby AtmosYes
DTS Digital SurroundYes DTS-HD
Simultaneous Audio OutputYes
AI SoundYes
Surround ModeDolby Surround / OLED Surround
Clear VoiceClear Voice III
Sound TuningOne Touch Sound Tuning
WiSA ReadyYes
Bluetooth Audio PlaybackYes
LG Sound SyncYes
Smart Speaker CompatibleYes
LG Smart SpeakerYes
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Version5.0
Mobile ConnectivityYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
LG TV Plus AppYes
Smart ThinQ AppYes
ChromecastNo
Google HomeYes Google Home device sold separately
Virtual AssistantYes Google Assistant
Works with AlexaYes
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.1
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes eARC (HDMI 2)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes SIMPLINK
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputYes
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteNo
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
GPU Cores2
RAM3 GB
Storage8 GB
Operating SystemwebOS
Internet BrowserYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Application StoreYes LG Content Store
TeletextYes Flof
Teletext Page2000 page
Picture-In-PictureYes
Closed CaptionsYes Subtitle
PVR FunctionYes
On-Screen Display Languages36
LG AI ThinQ®Yes
Speech to TextYes
LG Voice SearchYes
Amazon Echo CompatibleYes
AI UXYes
AI HomeYes
AI RecommendationDefault: off
Intelligent EditYes
Home DashboardYes
Auto Device DetectionYes
Apple HomePodYes
Voice RecognitionYes Intelligent Voice Recognition
Magic LinkDefault: off
Audio Guidance (Text To Speech)Yes
Gallery ModeYes
Multi-viewYes
DIALYes
Music PlayerYes
360 VRYes
Mobile TV OnYes
Wi-Fi TV OnYes
Bluetooth Low Energy OnYes
Instant Game ResponseYes VRR/ALLM
Live Plus (ACR-based Bilateral Service)Yes with Samba TV App
Hotel ModeYes
Screen ShareYes
Digital RecordingYes
Time ShiftYes
Watch & RecordYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Time Machine (DVR)Yes
Analog DVRYes
HEVCYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFNo
DivXYes
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeYes
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7No
VP8No
VP9Yes
VOBNo
VRONo
WebMNo
WMVNo
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFNo
ALACNo
APENo
aptXYes
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACYes
LPCMYes
M4ANo
MIDINo
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioYes
WMAYes
WAVNo
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPNo
GIFNo
JPEGYes
JPSYes
MPOYes
PNGNo
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 2
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerPAL/SECAM, B/G, D/K, I, SECAM L
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+CI+ 1.4
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)111 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 706 mm x 46.9 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1228 mm x 738 mm x 251 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1345 mm x 810 mm x 207 mm
One Connect BoxNo
VESA Wall MountYes
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)300 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand18.9 kg
Weight With Stand23.0 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)28.3 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteMagic Remote Control - AN-MR19
Universal Control Capability for remoteYes
Magic Remote Control CompatibleYes

Successor

The 2019 C9 series has a successor - 2020 CX series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.

UPGRADES LG OLED55CX9LA LG OLED55C9PLA
AMD Freesync™ Yes No
NVidia G-Sync Yes No
VRR Yes No
HGIG Compatibility Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor
Filmmaker Mode Yes No

DOWNGRADES LG OLED55CX9LA LG OLED55C9PLA
Advanced HDR by Technicolor® No Yes
DTS Digital Surround No Yes DTS-HD

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model OLED55CX9LA. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit LG OLED55C9PLA vs LG OLED55CX9LA where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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