When we talk about 4K OLED TV in 2021, we can find LG C1 and B1 as two choices that we can consider. Both of LG C1 and B1 are introduced by LG as part of their 2021 TV lineup. LG C1 comes with 5 screen size options : 83-Inch (OLED83C1PUA), 77-Inch (OLED77C1PUB), 65-Inch (OLED65C1PUB), 55-Inch (OLED55C1PUB) and 48-Inch (OLED48C1PUB) while LG B1 comes with only 3 screen size options : 77-Inch (OLED77B1PUA), 65-Inch (OLED65B1PUA) and 55-Inch (OLED55B1PUA). LG C1 is positioned as the higher series than LG B1. Why LG C1 is a better choice? To find out whether LG C1 is a better choice, let’s talk about similarities and differences of LG C1 and B1 in this article.
Similarities of LG C1 and B1
Since they both come as part of LG’s 2021 4K OLED TV lineup, we can easily guess that there are a number of similarities between LG C1 and B1. Before we talk more about their similarities, let’s take a look at their similar specs and features in the table of similarities below.
|LG C1||LG B1|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Upscaling Technology||AI 4K Upscaling||AI 4K Upscaling|
|Dimming Technology||Pixel Level Dimming||Pixel Level Dimming|
|Motion Technology||OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native)||OLED Motion Pro (120Hz Native)|
|Smart TV Platform||WebOS 6.0 powered by LG ThinQ AI||WebOS 6.0 powered by LG ThinQ AI|
|Remote Control||Magic Remote||Magic Remote|
Based on the table of similarities above, we can talk more about similarities between LG C1 and B1. Let’s talk about their similarities together.
1. 4K UHD Resolution with AI 4K Upscaling
Both of LG C1 and B1 come with 4K UHD resolution that completed with AI 4K Upscaling. With AI 4K Upscaling integrated with 4K UHD resolution, we can enjoy excellent picture clarity from both of original 4K content sources and non 4K contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with AI technology.
2. OLED Display Technology
We can find that the display technology of LG C1 and B1 are similar. They both come with OLED display technology. OLED panel is able to delivers perfect black and infinite contrast since its pixels can be completely powered off and dimmed autonomously with its pixel level dimming. We can also find that OLED panel also can delivers wide color gamut with Billion Rich Colors that allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details on the screen of those two TVs.
3. HDR Support
Both of LG C1 and B1 already support HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision (Cinema HDR) as well as Dolby Vision IQ. With HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ support, we can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR content sources.
4. Motion and Gaming Technology
The motion technology of LG C1 and B1 are similar. They both come with OLED Motion Pro that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. OLED Motion Pro is able to delivers smooth motion images from our favorite action movies and sports while also allows us to enjoy minimum input lag when we use those two TVs as our gaming monitor. We can also find that both of LG C1 and B1 support G-SYNC, FreeSync Premium, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and HGiG that can bring better gaming experience on the screen of those two TVs.
5. Operating System and Remote Control
The operating system integrated with LG C1 and B1 are similar. They both come with WebOS 6.0 that can delivers wide range of premium entertainment from our favorite content providers while also allows us to run additional smart apps as it’s already connected to LG Contents/Apps store. 802.11ac wireless is also integrated with LG C1 and B1 to brings fast and stable internet connection for those two TVs. Magic Remote is included as the remote control of LG C1 and B1. It can control those two TVs conveniently with its smart functions (Point, Click, Scroll, Voice). We can also control both LG C1 and B1 conveniently with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit/AirPlay2 since they are already supported.
6. Sound Technology
LG C1 and B1 come with similar speaker system. They both come with 2.2CH 40W speaker system. 2.2CH 40W speaker system of those two TVs is completed with OLED Surround that can delivers rich and quite powerful sound quality. We can also find that both of LG C1 and B1 already support eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) that allow us to enjoy higher quality audio formats with additional AV system. Both of LG C1 and B1 are also WiSA Ready and Bluetooth Surround Ready that give us more options to get more powerful surround sound.
Differences of LG C1 and B1
As they are introduced as the higher and lower series, it’s easy to guess that there must be some difference between LG C1 and B1. Before we discuss more about their differences, let’s take a look at their different specs and features in the table of differences below.
|LG C1||LG B1|
|Picture Processor||α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K||α7 Gen4 AI Processor|
|AI Picture||AI Picture Pro||AI Picture|
|AI Sound||AI Sound Pro||AI Sound|
The table of differences above tells us that there are few differences between LG C1 and B1. Let’s talk more about the differences between those two TVs.
1. Picture Processor
The picture processor that integrated with LG C1 and B1 are different. LG C1 is powered by α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K while LG B1 is powered by α7 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K. α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K is able to delivers better optimization for the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the screen of LG C1 than α7 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K of LG B1.
2. AI Picture and AI Sound
AI Picture and AI Sound version integrated with LG C1 and B1 are different. LG C1 comes with AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro while LG B1 comes with standard AI Picture and AI Sound. AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro are able to deliver better picture and sound enhancement for LG C1 than LG B1 with standard AI Picture and AI Sound.
As the series that positioned higher, LG C1 is normally offered at the higher price than LG B1 for similar screen size option. What about their price difference? It’s necessary for us to check the price of LG C1 and B1 before we can find their latest price difference since TV prices often change over time.
Why LG C1 is a Better Choice?
LG C1 is positioned as the higher series than LG B1 in LG’s 2021 OLED TV lineup. Why LG C1 is a better choice? From our discussion above, we can find that LG C1 is a better choice since it can delivers better picture optimization that completed with better picture and sound enhancement powered by AI. But it’s indeed normally offered at the higher price since it’s the model that positioned higher. If you don’t mind to spend more for better picture optimization with more advanced α9 Gen 4 AI Processor 4K as well as better picture and sound enhancement with AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro, then LG C1 is the one that you should choose.
|LG C1 Prices|
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LG B1 is a good alternative of LG C1. It’s powered by less advanced α7 Gen4 AI Processor and completed with only standard AI Picture and AI Sound that delivers less excellent picture optimization as well as picture and sound AI enhancement. But we can also find that all other specs and features of LG B1 are similar to LG C1, while LG B1 is normally offered at the lower price. So if you your budget is more limited and you don’t mind with less advanced picture optimization as well as picture and sound AI enhancement, then LG B1 is the one that you should choose.
|LG B1 Prices|
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