The LG B9 OLED at £999 is the best deal on our favourite 4K TV for HDR gaming

November 29, 2019
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Our favourite 4K TV for HDR gaming, the 55-inch LG B9 OLED, has been discounted to £999 at Currys with both collection and delivery options available. To get this sub-£1000 price, you’ll need to go through the (very long) checkout process, putting in your address and so on, before being able to use code BTETVSAVE100 at the very last step. This price is £100 cheaper than the previous Black Friday deals that we’ve seen, and £600 cheaper than the TV was selling for in September. That makes it an excellent deal on a brilliant OLED TV.

So why do Digital Foundry love LG OLEDs so much – and why did we name this one the best 4K TV for HDR gaming? Well, OLED televisions are renowned for their picture quality, with the organic LEDs inside capable of turning completely black instead of just very dark grey as you’d expect with an LED. That means the contrast between the lightest and darkest areas of the screen is nearly infinite, letting the TV look stunning in dark scenes – particularly in HDR.

The colour reproduction is also gorgeous, with the move from SDR to HDR content often being a bigger jump in visual quality than the move from 1080p to 4K resolution. Pixel response times are also nearly instantaneous, so motion handling is typically superb on OLED sets. Viewing angles are excellent too, making these sets ideal even for wide living rooms. The only real downside to OLED panels is that screen brightness typically isn’t as high as competing QLED models from Samsung, but at 600+ nits it’s more than bright enough for a convincing HDR experience.

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