LG is one of the top players in the TV market today, and while the Korean manufacturer supplies a diverse range of models, their claim to the throne lies in the revolutionary OLED display. Yet even their non-OLED offerings make a convincing pick thanks to LG’s NanoCell technology. Either way, you’re guaranteed great colour quality and a strong smart TV ecosystem to make your viewing experience better. Here are our top three picks to consider.
Entry-Level: LG 43UM7100PTA – “UM7100”
Drama addicts binge-watching in bed
Elderly family members wanting something intuitive
The COURTS-exclusive LG 43UM7100PTA (RRP $999, Now $884) is a value-for-money pick that’s suited for bedrooms and other smaller spaces. It’s a 43-inch 4K UHD panel so it’ll support all your latest 4K streaming content, and it also has Active HDR to make those bright and dark scenes pop. For easier operation, you can easily map your favourite channels to the remote by simply holding down 0.
Here’s a tip for drama addicts: link your smartphone using the LG TV Plus app to enable voice control. Then, simply change the language settings so you can voice search for your favourite show. You’ll find that it’s a lot faster than trying to type something out, and elderly family members will have a much easier time finding the Chinese, Malay, or Tamil shows they know and love.
Mid-Range: LG 55SM8600PTA – “SM8600”
Families needing a versatile living room TV
LG smart home fans
For a great family pick that balances price and features, look to the LG 55SM8600PTA (RRP $2,999, Now $2,499). This 55-inch 4K UHD TV is one of the best NanoCell models available, with something called full array local dimming to deliver better contrast. There’s also AI picture enhancement and noise reduction to further polish the final images you see up on screen.
Watching a show together? Then you’ll appreciate the wide viewing angles and Dolby support. Playing some games together? Then the TV’s Game Mode ensures things stay responsive. And if you have other LG appliances such as a washing machine, the Home Dashboard lets you connect and check how much time is left in the spin cycle. It’s cool stuff!
Enthusiast: LG OLED55C9PTA – “C9”
Movie buffs wanting the best picture quality
Gamers needing a future-proof TV
Ready to see what the OLED fuss is all about? Then go for the LG OLED55C9PTA (RRP $4,099, Now $3,820), a 55-inch 4K UHD TV that’ll deliver movie-like picture quality straight to your living room. The stunning OLED display is matched with 4K Cinema HDR to accurately capture how films and shows are intended to look, making this a must-have for any cinephile.
While it brings the LG reputation for “deep, inky blacks” to life, the C9 is also turning heads for being one of the first TVs to support HDMI 2.1. It’s the next exciting standard, especially for gamers, as it enables higher framerates at 4K resolution and variable refresh rates for the next generation of gaming consoles. If it’s visual spectacle you want, then be sure to see this OLED in person.