Black Friday is already starting in 2019 and now LG is joining the discount game. The TV manufacturer has dropped prices on its latest OLED televisions to its lowest level yet. They are not cheap by any means, but they are less expensive than any other new OLED TV.
B9 vs C9: This is your $ 100 (or $ 200)
LG’s OLED televisions provide the best picture quality that CNET has ever tested. OLED TVs produce better overall image quality than any LCD, including Samsung’s QLED TVs.
The 2019 versions of LG have more features than their previous OLED TVs, including Alexa built-in, Apple Airplay 2, and HDMI 2.1 extras, including EARC, auto game mode, and variable refresh rate.
All of this makes LG’s 2019 OLED TV our go-to recommendation for high-end TV shoppers. But between the B9 and the more expensive C9 series, which one should you choose?
It was hard to see any difference between my side-by-side comparisons between the two.
The B9 was a bit blurry and it did a little better job cleaning up some of the better quality videos, but this is so. The C9 is better overall for those reasons, but whether it’s an extra $ 100 (for the 55-inch size) or $ 200 (for the 65-inch) is hard to say. Personally I’m fine with saving money and getting a B9, but you might be comfortable spending a bit more to get the best.
While these prices are the lowest for the current year’s OLED TVs, they could predictably be lower, given LG’s sales of Super Bowl last year and its pre-Black Friday decline.
I asked LG if she planned to drop prices again on the B9 and C9, but had not heard back by the time of publication. I do not expect a definitive answer.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for an excuse to get a new OLED TV, it’s no better.