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Technology LG drops 65-inch OLED TV to less than $2,000 before Black Friday

19:10  06 november  2019
19:10  06 november  2019 Source:   cnet.com

LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs

LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs At CES in January NVIDIA promised more big-screen G-Sync-compatible displays were coming and now LG says they're already here. A firmware update for its 2019 OLED TVs will roll out soon adding support for the feature promising "smooth, tear-free immersion" with compatible PC games. That should make them an ideal setup for gamers seeking big screens with imperceptible response times, as long as the company can quell worries about burn-in. LG G-Sync Compatible 2019 OLED TVs 65-, 55-inch E9 77-, 65-, 55-inch C9 Other features in its 2019 lineup that make the TVs appealing for gaming include HDMI 2.

Black Friday is starting earlier than ever in 2019 and now LG is getting into the discount game. The TV maker has just dropped the prices on its newest OLED televisions to the lowest levels yet. They're not cheap by any means, but they're less expensive than any other new OLED TV.

a screen shot of a living room with a book shelf: This LG C9 delivers the best picture quality CNET has ever tested, and now it's $400 off. Sarah Tew/CNET© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. This LG C9 delivers the best picture quality CNET has ever tested, and now it's $400 off. Sarah Tew/CNET a screen shot of a living room: This LG C9 delivers the best picture quality CNET has ever tested, and now it's $400 off.© Sarah Tew/CNET

This LG C9 delivers the best picture quality CNET has ever tested, and now it's $400 off.

Here's how the pricing stacks up.

B9 vs. C9: It's your $100 (or $200)

LG's OLED televisions deliver the best picture quality CNET has ever tested. OLED TVs produce better overall image quality than any LCD we've reviewed, including Samsung's QLED TVs, and these prices are significantly lower than Sony's OLED televisions. LG's 2019 versions also have more features than its previous OLED TVs, including Alexa built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and more HDMI 2.1 extras, including eARC and Auto Game mode and Variable Refresh rate.

Best Buy sale guarantees Black Friday prices today on high-end TVs -- but read this before you buy

  Best Buy sale guarantees Black Friday prices today on high-end TVs -- but read this before you buy That includes 2019 OLED TVs from LG and Sony, but the best value is still last year's OLED.The LG OLEDB9P has the lowest price of any 2019 OLED TV, now guaranteed through Black Friday.

All of that makes the LG's 2019 OLED TVs our go-to recommendation for high-end TV shoppers. But between the B9 and more-expensive C9 series, which one should you choose?

SEE THE 55-INCH B9 AT AMAZON

SEE THE 65-INCH B9 AT AMAZON

In my side-by-side comparisons between the two it was tough to see any difference. The B9 was slightly dimmer and it did a bit better job cleaning up some lower-quality video, but that's it. For those reasons the C9 is better overall, but whether it's worth the extra $100 (for the 55-inch size) or $200 (for the 65-inch) is tough to say. Personally I'd be fine saving the money and getting a B9, but you may be comfortable spending a bit more to get the best.

SEE THE 55-INCH C9 AT AMAZON

SEE THE 65-INCH C9 AT AMAZON

Although these prices are the lowest ever for a current-year OLED TVs, beating LG's Super Bowl sale last year and its Black Friday drop the year before, they could conceivably go lower. I asked LG whether it planned to drop prices again on the B9 and C9, but haven't heard back by press time. I don't expect a definitive answer.

Watch out OLED, TCL's mini-LED 8-Series TVs are now available

  Watch out OLED, TCL's mini-LED 8-Series TVs are now available TCL has unveiled price and release details for its new 8-Series mini-LED TVs.That said, the range-topping TCL 8-Series is now available to order at Best Buy in two screen sizes - the 65-inch 65Q825 and new 75-inch 75Q825 - both of which use TCL’s mini-LED technology to close the gap between LED-LCD and OLED.

In the meantime, if you've been looking for an excuse to get a new OLED TV, it doesn't get much better than this.

CNET editors' 2019 holiday picks

What to expect from the TVs of CES 2020: Bigger, brighter and 8K-er .
Ground zero for new TVs is CES 2020.That won't stop TV makers from trying to overwhelm you with newfangled buzzwords in their eternal attempt to sell you a new one anyway. Prepare for more 4K, 8K, HDMI 2.1, HDR, 120Hz, OLED, QLED, ULED and ZLED than you can handle (I made the last one up, but it's probably coming soon, too). Don't expect to see any talk of pricing, however, and as for real-world performance — that'll have to wait for the reviews.

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