LG OLED C7 Review– 2017 LG OLED TV C series


LG OLED C7 Key Specification

Specs and Features
Resolution 4K (2160 x 3840)
Sizes Available 55 Inch (OLED55C7P) and 65 Inch (OLED65C7P)
Screen Type Flat
Panel Type OLED
Dimming Pixel Dimming
Backlight Self Lighting Pixel
Picture Engine Information not provided
HDR Engine Active HDR with Dolby Vision
HDR HDR 10, Dolby Vision, HLG, Advanced HDR
HDR Effect HDR Effect
Ultra HD Premium Certification Yes
Color Technology 4 Sub pixels technology (RGBW)
Advanced Technology Perfect Black Panel, Ultra Luminance, Cinematic Color, True Color Accuracy, etc
4K Up-scaling Tru 4K Up-Scaler
3D Technology No
Platform WebOS 3.5
Features Web Browser, VoD Service, Cloud Games, Samsung’s Apps store, etc
Remote LG Magic Remote
HDMI 4 (HDCP 2.2)
Ethernet 1
RF (Terrestrial  Cable) 1
Composite In (AV) 1
Component In 0
Wi-Fi Built In 802.11 ac
Channel 2.2 Channel
Sound Design by HarmanKardon No
Total Audio Output 40W (Woofer: 20W)
Dolby Atmos Decoder Yes

Picture Quality

LG OLED C7 series is also able to produce bright picture due its very bright peak brightness, even slight brighter than the predecessor C6 or B6 series. This makes the quality of the picture is still preserved well when used in a bright room. Additionally, although not as bright as what reached by top model OLED TV like Sony X930E series or Samsung KS series of last year, peak brightness reached by OLED C7 is also bright enough to make its HDR performance is great. As we know, Sony X930E series or Samsung KS series are including the brightest TVs with about 1500 nits of peak brightness while what reached by OLED C7 is still below 1000 nits. But even so, peak brightness reached by OLED C7P is at least still brighter than 550 nits as the minimum standardization to get Ultra HD Premium Certification set for OLED TV.


Moving on color performance, color of picture that displayed on the screen of LG OLED C7 also looks very saturated. Behind it, there are 4 sub pixels color technology which supported by the number of most advanced technologies like Tru Color Accuracy, Cinematic Color, and more. The result, it can delivers about 95% of DCI P3 color space, similar to what reached by OLED B6 or C6 series of 2016 model. Of course, this makes the color of the picture displayed looks very accurate, even when displaying HDR contents that require wide color gamut. As we know, for displaying HDR 10 contents, color gamut required is at least 90% of DCI P3 color space, while what reached by OLED C7P is wider than that.

Motion Handling and 24p Playback

In addition awesome picture quality, LG OLED C7 is also a great TV when used for displaying fast moving images like sports program or fast movies. Its pixel response time is very fast, far faster than fastest LED TV. The result, the picture displayed is nearly perfect without motion blur. This means, there is almost no trail noticeable following fast moving object. On the other hand, LG OLED C7 is also a great TV when displaying 24p movies. No matter the source, whether it is 24p movies from Blur Ray, 24p via 60i signals like movies from Satellite TV, or even 24p via 60p signals like movies from streaming media, all of them displayed clearly and smoothly on the screen of OLED C7 without a judder.


LG OLED C7Like other model of LG’s 2017 OLED TV lineup, LG OLED C7 is equipped with 4 HDMI 2.0a ports supports HDCP 2.2, CEC, Audio Return Channel, and more. Additionally, it also provides 3 USB ports for connecting with other media like USB flash disk, Camcorder, Digital Camera, and others. In addition to HDMI and USB ports, there are also Composite In (AV In), RF In (Terrestrial), Audio Output ((Optical), and more. But unlike the 2016 models, there is no Component In on OLED C7. 3 HDMI Ports and 2 USB ports are located on side panel while the others are located on rear panel. Meanwhile, talking about the input lags, LG OLED C7P has very low input lag regardless the resolution of the source.

Smart TV

As the smart TV platform, LG OLED C7 features WebOS version 3.5. Compared to last year model, there are some upgrades and updates that make it offer better performance especially on the hardware that supports it. The result, its performance is faster and more responsive than last year version.   To access one of them, you just need to direct the pointer and click the home button  like the use of mouse on pc. Meanwhile, talking about apps provided, there are a lot of useful and attractive apps provided. There are VoD service like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Videos, Hulu, and more, Web browser, LG Contents Store, and many more.



– Perfect Black Level and Infinite Contrast
– Wide Viewing Angle
– Perfect Motion Handling
– Low Input Lag
– Attractive WebOS 3.5


– No 3D technology
– Price is expensive



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