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The LG OLED55C8PUA Design is a great 4k OLED TV with excellent picture quality. The emissive technology allows it to produce perfect blacks, which is excellent for dark rooms. The image also remains accurate when viewed at an angle, which is great for those with wide seating. It performs well with HDR content, as it can produce very bright and saturated highlights. The motion handling and input lag are also excellent, so it feels very responsive to gamers or PC users. It isn’t perfect though, as the brightness changes depending on the screen content and static images shouldn’t be shown for long on the TV due to temporary image retention and the risk of burn-in.
The design of the LG 2018 C8 is excellent. The stand is wide but very sturdy and well built. The frame around the screen and stand are made of aluminum and seem well built. The stand is designed to help direct sound throughout the room, but due to its shape, it is not possible to place a soundbar directly in front of the TV. The TV is more uniform in color (black and dark gray) compared to the black and white design of the B7. Similar to other LG OLED TVs we have reviewed, there is only basic cable management.
The stand is wider than last year’s C7, this time taking up nearly the full width of the TV, so it may be hard to fit on some tables. It supports the TV well and is very sturdy. It is made of aluminum with a hard plastic finish.
Footprint of the 55″ TV stand: 35.0″ x 9.2″
The rear of the LG C8PUA is very similar to the C7. Basic cable management, only a small removable cable guide as seen here. The 4 HDMI inputs face to the side, but the component input is rear facing and may be difficult to access if the TV is wall mounted. The controls are located on the back to the side, similar to the C7.
The borders of the LG C8P are very thin and look very good. There is almost no gap between the border and the first row of pixels.
The top half of the screen is exceptionally thin, comparable to last year’s C7. The bottom half houses the electronics and is thin and it sits flush to a wall when mounted
The TV stays fairly cool across the entire screen. There are a few warm spots on the back but not warm enough to cause any issues.
The overall build quality is excellent. The TV is solid and there were no obvious build issues or gaps. Care should be taken when moving the TV as the top is very thin.