The LG B9 has a stellar picture quality, second only to LG’s more costly OLED TVs among the models we’ve reviewed. It delivers perfect black levels, superb uniformity, large viewing angles, accurate color, and a great bright-room picture. Its striking style features a super slim screen. Adds HDMI 2.1 features and support for the missing versions of Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2.
Display technology: OLED
LED backlight: N/A
HDR compatible: HDR10 and Dolby Vision
Smart TV: WebOS
- The selection of connections is top-notch. Unlike other Samsung packages, this one still has an analog video input for legacy (non-HDMI) users, although it no longer supports analog video components. New for 2019, there is a dedicated headphone/analog audio output and WISA wireless audio support.
- OLED is going to OLED. With both HD SDR and 4 K HDR sources, in bright and dark spaces, the LG B9 reproduced the perfect black level and the superb contrast, uniformity, and out-of-angle viewing I’ve come to expect from all OLED TVs.
- Its image has all that high-contrast OLED goodness, beating every non-OLED TV I’ve tried, including Samsung and Vizio models. It was hard to see any difference in my side-by-side comparisons between B9 and the more expensive C9 OLED TV. The B9 was slightly dimmer and had a little better job of cleaning up some low-quality video.
- It isn’t as bright as LCD TVs
- The 2019 B9 is not as bright as the C9 I tested, and the HDR difference of a few hundred nits was evident in side-by-side testing but did not make a big difference.
- Considerably expensive
LG’s entry-level OLED TV offers flagship picture quality, making it the best high-end TV option available.