Following up on our Samsung input lag tests, we managed to get our hands on several of LG’s 2019 models, just in time for Black Friday sales! Over the last couple of years, LG has become a powerhouse TV brand, largely thanks to its fabulous OLED TVs.
LG struck gold with their OLED TVs for gaming back in 2017, when they released their LG B7 with 21ms of input lag. Combined with OLED’s perfect black levels, high contrast ratio and deep color reproduction, it resulted in a package that became very difficult to beat.
Fast forward to 2019, and LG continues to improve on their OLED line. Input lag numbers on the OLED lineup are extremely low at just 14ms, a substantial decrease from 2017. The OLED lineup fully supports HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rates (VRR), and have also been recently certified to be G-SYNC compatible with newer NVIDIA graphics cards. Keep in mind though that FreeSync is not supported on these TVs. You will have to go to Samsung if you’re looking for FreeSync compatibility.
Next to the OLED lineup, we also managed to test a few LED models: SM8600, SM9000, and SM9500. These models also feature similar input lag to their bigger OLED brothers, and some of them are also future-proofed with VRR support and HDMI 2.1 as well. Though if you can spring the cash for LG’s OLED line, you certainly won’t regret doing so!
The following models were added to our input lag database: