While things are starting to be a little more “normal” these days, ever since the lift of MCO here in Malaysia, it also means that things are getting way busier.
And while I am blessed to be very busy reviewing all of the tech items to help you make a purchase decision, besides working out, at the end of the day, my favorite way to wind down is to just chill and watch some TV and of course playing games as well.
So because of this, even though I have been reviewing several TVs for the year, I have still yet to find something that really fits my needs in every sort of way, well, that’s until I finally decided on getting this “sexy beast”, the LG C1 65” 4K Smart SELF-LIT OLED TV with AI ThinQ®
Nominated for multiple Innovation Awards during CES 2021, this LG’s flagship TV lineup was definitely something which I really want to get my hands on.
So yes, in this video I will be unboxing and giving you my first impressions of one of the most anticipated and highly rated TV for 2021 and find out if it is REALLY that good!
Now instead of me reviewing this TV in a more comprehensive way, in this review, I will be diving more into the physical aspects, some key features, and what my first impressions are on it, and I will do a full in-depth review in about a week or two.
Alright, without further ado, let’s go through the unboxing process and see what comes inside of the box and go through the overall physical setup.
Unboxing & Setup
So the exact variant that I will be unboxing and giving my first impressions on is the 65-inch variant as mentioned earlier, but keep in mind that this exact 2021 model is available in a smaller 48 and 55-inch or a larger 77-inch.
So after opening the box on top, the first thing you will find is the blanking plate which goes at the back of the TV, which I will show you how it will be fixed later.
Next, there is a small plastic package with a cable strap, lots of documentation, my favorite Magic Remote with included AA batteries, and a little bag of screws.
Next, taking out the top foam immediately reveals the top part of the TV a steel plate for the stand, which also had an amazing finish with the LG OLED branding.
Then towards the side, there is a high quality, heavy and sturdy stand with a nice cable management compartment at the bottom similar to how the previous LG C9 and C10 editions had. Then finally, you will find the TV itself.
Next, to mount the TV to the stand, I would recommend getting at least two people to carry the TV on each side to latch it on the stand and then screw down the 4 screw holes at the back.
Then take the blanking plate which was the first accessory that came inside of the box and attach it accordingly and you are done.
But since I have the LG Gallery Stand I am going to use that during the duration of this video.
Input / Output (IO)
Next, let’s look at the input and output or the IO options available on this LG C1 65” 4K Smart SELF-LIT OLED TV.
At the back, besides the wall mounting option, there is:
- a headphones out,
- an optical digital audio out,
- an Ethernet port
- an antenna cable in and a satellite in
- two USB ports
- the fourth HDMI port can support up to 4k 120 Hz
You’ll find the other 3 HDMI ports on the sides, which all support the same 4k 120 Hz where HDMI 2 is marked specifically for eARC for Dolby Atmos external soundbar output. And looking below, there is one more USB port.
Build Quality & Design
So before going into how the screen looks during my first impressions, let’s first appreciate the great build quality and the design of the TV.
During my first impressions, I was floored by how amazingly thin the top of the TV was at ONLY 3.9mm, which was thinner than any smartphone out right now, since the name of the TV clearly suggests that it is a Self-Lit LED TV.
Then the bottom part is not as thin to fit in the IOs which you have seen earlier, where it measures at 46.9mm.
Screen & Key Features
Next, let’s talk about my first impressions of the TV’s screen and what are the key features of this LG C1 65” 4K Smart SELF-LIT OLED TV.
Speaking of a Self-Lit LED TV, in case you didn’t know what that means, it’s when every single pixel is individually controlled to produce perfect black levels and at the same time making it ultra-sharp as well.
The color accuracy made any content watched on the TV look super realistic and it can be viewed in every angle perfectly.
While I am planning to mount this TV later on during my full video review, I have to say that I really am loving this LG Gallery Stand, and it totally fits the room’s interior no matter what.
What’s sweet is that it has a companion bracket that allows the TV to hold other small devices as well, like a power strip, a router, or even a cable box if you want to.
Then speaking of the stand itself, it has a 3-step height adjustment and it was cleverly built to have built-in cable management inside as well. So yes, this whole cable management and the mounting compartment at the back, makes me – a mildly OCD guy – a very happy man
So, ever since I was introduced to the Filmmaker Mode on my current NanoCell LG TV, I just cannot go back to any other mode to really appreciate every movie or even YouTube video based on what the creator wants you to see.
And since there is a growing list of movies and series being equipped with not only Dolby Atmos but also Dolby Vision too, based on several tests both on Netflix and Disney Plus, I already can see the difference that it makes, where every single movie was properly optimized thanks to the upgraded Alpha (α) 9 Gen4 AI Processor.
Then there is the OLED Motion Pro technology which is perfect in situations when I am watching my favorite football team and since the team is currently on an International Break, allow me to get back to you on how the viewing experience was during my full video review.
Speaking of sports, what’s sweet is that there is Sports Alert as well, so just in case I am super busy with work, it’s nice that the TV gives me all the right Sports Alerts based on my favorite team…ahem…Liverpool…
Going from sports to gaming, one of the main reasons why I got this TV is the gaming performance on the TV.
Now due to the high 120-hertz refresh rate, I did find it to have a really fast response time when I did some quick gaming test where LG claims that it’s a stunning 1 milliseconds.
And I can’t wait to just plant myself on the sofa and game for hours on this TV, especially since it is also Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Compatible as well, making it extra sweet whether I am plugging in my gaming console or even on a PC.
Speaking of console gaming, the HGIG Mode will also give me that sort of confidence that every game will be shown at its absolute best.
While there are other great features such as VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), these are all the features which I am going to test once again once I use this TV daily.
Then finally, what I immediately had very good first impressions on is the new WebOS 6.0, where this new WebOS has a very clean and new interface look, making the already amazing WebOS even better, based on my previous review of WebOS.
And as a daily user of it for the past 2 years, it is still hands down my favorite Operating system, even beating a typical Android TV since the UI and the Apps are super optimized for the TV.
But yes, I will get back to you on how much of an improvement or if I come across anything during my full view review.
Alright, there you have it the unboxing and first impressions of the key features of this LG C1 65” 4K Smart SELF-LIT OLED TV with AI ThinQ® and as mentioned, be sure to subscribe to Adam Lobo TV if you haven’t done so, as I will be coming back for another full video review of this TV after using it for about a week or two.
And with this, do let me know if you have any questions to ask or to test on the TV and I will answer your questions during my full review as well.
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