This television replaces a 2016 Samsung KS8000 65″ TV which was plagued with issues to include the back panel beginning to pop off after 8 months of use (a now known issue where the glue Samsung used to attach the rear panel to the rest of the TV goes bad).
I wanted this LG badly, but decided on a more affordable choice and bought a Sony XBR65X900E instead.I was immediately dissatisfied with the Sony upon delivery–in the panel itself (I could see blotchy areas in the screen while the TV was powered off), the extremely sluggish Android software, and the
picture quality in general. So, I set up a return for that one and decided to purchase what I wanted in the first place (this gorgeous LG OLED65C7P). It was delivered today, and I can’t begin to describe how amazing the picture is! Perfect black levels make all other colors pop more than any backlit TV, and the clarity and contrast on this TV are unbeatable. SDR video looks more lush and vibrant than I’ve ever seen before, and the HDR stuff has to be seen to be believed–I popped in the 4K disc of Mad Max: Fury Road and its jaw-dropping. I also test drove the 4K version of John Wick and couldn’t believe how detailed, yet perfectly dark, the club scenes were. I could go on for ages…
Build quality on this TV is superb, and it feels very sturdy despite its extremely thin form. I can’t comment on overall reliability yet, obviously, but it seems very well-built. I can’t comment on sound, either, because this is hooked up to a Denon AVR-X2400H receiver and a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos-capable speaker setup (which sounds amazing). The WebOS software is fast and responsive (unlike the Sony Android TV OS), and there are plenty of onboard apps to play around with. Signing in to different accounts like YouTube and Vudu is a breeze using the handy pointer on the remote–really, I can’t find a thing to complain about! The only true downfall is that I will never be satisfied with a backlit TV again (meaning future upgrades will probably be as pricey as this set was). All told, I have to give this a solid 5/5 for now, and will update this review if I run into any issues down the road.
If you’re on the fence at all about buying this TV, do yourself a favor and just do it!