LG CS OLED TV review, we spot tradition followed

Life’s Good, is the slogan that simplified what LG stands for.

Tha means products that display tradition, resilience, evolution, and a step into the innovative future, while spreading a little cheer to every consumer with an uplifting tagline.

The tagline today has become synonymous with positivity, but is that positivity really reflected in this LG entry into the market, the personality-packed LG CS OLED TV?

We take a look at a TV that was meant to shift perceptions, looking at the WebOS inclusion.

OLED technology has been the staple for most of LG’s consistent upward shift over the years. LG made its first OLED in 2010, and fast track past 2013, with the introduction of the 55-inch OLED TV, we also remember the introduction of the first 4K OLED TV in 2014.

These were all crucial milestones in the TV sector, signifying a notable contribution for smart TVs.

Looking at the LG CS OLED TV it’s a little tricky to separate it from the brands’ overall consistency in product innovation, but we tried looking at this 55 inch with objective eyes to make sure it carries its own weight in the greater scheme of the brands’ spirit.

Does the 55-inch OLED entry really carry its own weight?

We expected a sparkling delivery in pixels and refresh rate.  The box promised webOS, ThinQ AI, a 4K AI processor coupled with a magic remote control.

A million self-lit pixels coming together to produce a spectacle in picture quality is a decent series of words that explain what the 55-inch LG OLED could be on paper, but we wanted to find out if it was special.

Set up was easy, screws, a stand, instructions, and a relatively large-looking TV. Next, we connect the TV to our array of streaming accounts.  Netflix, Prime, Google TV, and an option for Apple options all connected with no issues.

After setup, the WebOS kicks in with a decent list of options on the dashboard. Nothing new at first glance, so the magic was all in the finer detailing.

This is a CS-enfused model meaning it was not intended to come with the brightness of an LGC2 series model. Our model came with a healthy a9 Gen 5 processor, and auto-adjustable brightness for the light in your room.  This is nothing different from a 2022 LG OLED 4K TV which was also a 55-inch.

There are ports for both antenna cable and satellite connection at the back coupled with support for 4K HDMI at 120Hz, and two USB in ports.

We also sport three HDMI ports on the right, and a USB-in port making this offering one of the most promising entertainers display units.

We see the latest ThinQ webOS user interface, yet these are specs seen on previous C1 models.

Users can enjoy voice commands, airplay, and chrome cast requests alongside a comfortable 120 Hz refresh rate, backed by four HDMI ports.

The LG CS OLED TV hasn’t done anything spectacular in terms of features. It’s the middle child between the 2021 LG C1 series range and the C2 series.

It’s a combination of a formula tested by LG which makes for a decent TV.  It cater’s to what gamers need which is a list of ports to connect consoles.

Alpha 9 Gen 5 AI processor is the latest processor which gives off the impression that you get value for money. Technically you do.

The sound is incredible and watching a video of Usher Raymonds’ latest Ruin music video created using the latest iPhone 15 was definitely convincing.

Dolby Atmos does can be curated to wall mounting or sound on a stand, we loved the option. General settings come with AI picture options which use with the remote’s microphone and allows the sound to be curated to the room you’re in. This was indeed special.

Features such as screen time report, system’s setting’s for resetting, and a list of other options allow users to comfortably toggle between the list of other features to make their TV theirs in terms of preferences.

It’s a pretty simple dashboard with preloaded usual app services.

Users can log into their usual accounts and access some of their favorite saved preferences.

There’s a section for all inputs made when pressing the home button and users can quickly view all connections connections made without having to go behind the TV.

The art gallery feature was my personal favourite which allows users to scroll through some beautiful art while the TV is on stand by.  Users can add their own images too.

Dolby Vision caters an amazing picture quality. It has sharp images, with some crisp compelling colour hues that justify the TV.  The OLED allows users to watch the TV from all angles without loosing picture quality. Different viewing angles make sense and LG has kept a crucial ingredient when it comes to a TV.  Everyone should experience the same quality no matter their seating position.

Overal it’s a decent TV with an array of connection ports and quality sound.  It’s decently priced but we did wish that it seperated itself more from the pack, but we understand. All LG products must follow the same tradition, a winning recipe and innovative additions.

Also read: Asus Zenbook 14 OLED review, we test out the latest processor



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