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LG TVs in Australia: Specs, features and pricing compared

LG's early investment in OLED is still paying dividends, but its QNED line may be the better buy for some.

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Fergus Halliday
Mar 21, 2024
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LG TVs 2024 value for money

LG's latest lot of QNED, OLED and 4K TVs explained

It's that time of year again. LG is bringing a bagful of new 4K TVs to Australian living rooms over the next few months. As usual, the most straightforward way to unpack the hodge-podge of model numbers and buzzwords is to focus on the display technologies involved.

Like many modern TV brands, LG's latest offering consists of OLED TVs and QNED TVs. The latter is an evolution of LG's older NanoCell line, which was itself a spin on the traditional LCD-LED formula. LG's QNED TVs bolster the existing strengths of the brand's NanoCell TVs by adding a layer of Quantum Dots akin to what you can find in other TV brands like Samsung.

In any case, LG's 2024 lineup currently consists of four OLED TVs, four QNED TVs and a single budget-friendly UHD TV. Every model here is available in a range of sizes that go as large as 98 inches and as small as 43 inches. 

There's no hard and fast rule here, but if you do care more about size and less about picture quality then you're probably going to find more bang for your buck with a LG QNED TV than you might with an OLED one. While the latter possesses unique advantages, those perks do come at a premium.

LG's OLED TVs come in four varieties:

  • The M series (currently M4)
  • The G series (currently G4)
  • The C series (currently C4)
  • The B series (currently B4)

The one thing to note when it comes to LG's OLED TV is that more expensive models are billed as OLED Evo. These TVs feature a brighter EVO panel rather than the more standard implementation of OLED found elsewhere.

Otherwise, these letters provide a pretty easy shorthand.

The B series is budget-friendly. The C-series is a little more expensive but comes with additional features like a better processor and an Evo panel. The G series has an even better processor and a slimmer design while the ultra-exxy M series is an updated version of the wire-free TV that LG introduced in 2023.

The QNED line is a little harder to parse at a glance. As with LG's OLED line, there are four main models on offer:

  • QNED91
  • QNED89
  • QNED86
  • QNED81

The QNED 91 is the top dog here. It's the only model with a Mini-LED backlight. Stepping down to the QNED89 means losing that, but this model still has a more sophisticated backlight than LG's other QNED TVs do. Since the two share the same processor, backlighting is the main difference between the QNED86 and QNED and QNED 89. Dropping down to the QNED 81 means ditching that. The cheapest of LG's QNED TVs has an Alpha 5 processor instead.

Even if the transparent LG OLED seen at CES is nowhere to be seen, there are still plenty of options when it comes to LG TVs in 2024. For a snappy breakdown of how LG's 2024 TVs differ, check out the table below.

LG 2024 TV model
Display Tech
Processor
Resolution
HDR
Precision dimming
HDMI 2.1
QNED91QNED w/ Mini LEDAlpha 84KDolby VisionMini LED backlightYes
QNED89QNEDAlpha 84KHDR10Precision DimmingYes
QNED86QNEDAlpha 84KHDR10Dimming ProYes
QNED81QNEDAlpha 54KHDR10Dimming ProNo
UT80UHDAlpha 54KHDR10Dimming ProNo
OLED Evo M4OLED (EVO)Alpha 114KDolby VisionOLED Yes
OLED Evo G4OLED (EVO)Alpha 114KDolby VisionOLED Yes
OLED Evo C4OLED (EVO)Alpha 94KDolby VisionOLED Yes
OLED B4OLEDAlpha 84KDolby VisionOLED Yes
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WTF is QNED?

LG has previously positioned its NanoCell TV as a rival and alternative to the Quantum Dots found in Samsung’s QLED TVs. Its newer QNED models zag in the other direction by combining the best of both worlds. 

QNED doesn’t reinvent the fundamentals of how LCD-LED TVs work, but it does elevate the results the technology can deliver. You get the richer and more accurate colours commonly associated with Quantum Dot, deeper blacks and a sharper contrast than you would usually get out of a NanoCell TV.

LG TV 2023 pricing

How much does a new LG TV cost in 2024?

For a full breakdown of how LG has priced its 2024 QNED and OLED 4K TVs in Australia, check out the table below.

LG 2023 Neo QLED 4K TV pricing

LG 2024 TV Model
Size
Australian price
More information
QNED 9186-inches$5,499
QNED 9175-inches$3,999
QNED 9165-inches$2,999
QNED 8998-inches$8,999
QNED 8686-inches$4,299
QNED 8675-inches$2,999
QNED 8665-inches$2,299
QNED 8655-inches$1,799
QNED 8186-inches$3,699
QNED 8175-inches$2,499
QNED 8165-inches$1,899
QNED 8155-inches$1,499
QNED 8150-inches$1,299
QNED 8143-inches$1,099
LG UT8086-inches$2,899
LG UT8075-inches$1,899
LG UT8065-inches$1,199
LG UT8055-inches$1,199
LG UT8050-inches$999
LG UT8043-inches$899

For a full breakdown of how LG has priced its new OLED 4K TVs, check out the table below.

LG 2024 OLED TV pricing

LG 2024 TV Model
Size
Australian price
More information
OLED evo M497-inchesTBA
OLED evo M483-inchesTBA
OLED evo M477-inchesTBA
OLED evo G483-inches$9,999
OLED evo G477-inches$7,999
OLED evo G465-inches$5,299
OLED evo G455-inches$4,199
OLED evo C483-inches$7,999
OLED evo C477-inches$5,999
OLED evo C465-inches$4,299
OLED evo C455-inches$3,299
OLED evo C448-inches$2,499
OLED evo C442-inches$2,199
OLED B465-inches$3,299
OLED B455-inches$2,499
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What happened to LGs 8K TV?

Last year, LG brought two 8K TVs to Australia: the QNED99 and the OLED Signature Z3.  The manufacturer has yet to issue a new version of either in 2024. However, that's not necessarily a huge surprise or a sign that it won't.

In years past, LG has tended to refresh its limited line of 8K TVs a few months after the bulk of the roster. Right now, the manufacturer doesn't have any new models with 8K resolution on offer but that situation is probably a temporary one.

What about the LG Stanby Me TV?

LG StanbyME Patio

Like Samsung, LG has started to dabble in the lifestyle TV space in recent years. Its StanbyMe TV is a portable 27-inch "Smart Screen" TV with FHD resolution and a wheely-stand. Removed from a power source, you'll get about 3 hours of playtime from a charge. It's not going to be for everyone, but it's proved popular enough with those who do dig it that LG is keeping it in the mix for the time being.

Under the hood, the Stanby Me is equipped with an Alpha 7 processor. The touch-sensitive screen here may not be 4K, but it does support HDR content. In addition to the flexibility that comes with a portable built-in stand, other features of the LG Stanby Me include fast and easy content sharing and the ability to rotate the screen to a vertical orientation.

Priced at RRP of $1999, the LG Stanby Me is only available in a single size. Check out the table below for a full breakdown of Australian pricing and deals for LG's lifestyle TV.

Retailer
Australian price
More information
The Good Guys$1,995
Bing Lee$1,995
JB Hi-Fi$1,995

LG TVs features and upgrades

How do this year's LG TVs differ from last years?

LG 2024 TV features

  • Smart TV Operating system: Every LG TV in the range is powered by Web OS
  • Mini LED backlight: Only on QNED91
  • QNED Color Pro: Only on QNED 91
  • Dolby Vision & Atmos: On QNED 91 and all OLED models
  • HDMI 2.1: On QNED 86, QNED 89, QNED 91 and all OLED models
  • Precision dimming: QNED 89 and QNED 91
  • Dimming pro: QNED 86 and QNED 81
  • OLED dynamic mapping pro: Every OLED model except B4
  • Zero connect box: M4 only
  • One wall design with bracket: M4 and G4 only
  • 144Hz game mode: OLED C4, G4 and M4

If you're looking to tease out the differences between this year's LG TVs and their 2023 counterparts, there are two key things you'll want to focus on.

The first is the processors inside a given model. This year, the more expensive (and OLED-based) models come with LG's new Alpha 11 processor. This silicon promises a 30% increase in processing speed compared to the Alpha 9 processor. Less expensive (and QNED-based) models tend to feature older processors instead.

That downgrade isn't the be-all-end-all but it is something to keep in mind if you're looking to tease out the differences and find the model that best suits your budget and needs.

Play Video

Another key consideration here is the backlighting.

If you pick up any of LG's OLED TVs, you'll reap the benefits of per-pixel dimming. However, if you opt for QNED instead, there's a variety of different of backlighting systems on offer.

These differ in both fidelity and sophistication, with the cream of the crop being the Mini LED-powered precision dimming found in the LG QNED 91. The "Local Dimming" and Dimming Pro" found in the QNED 81 and QNED 86 work more-or-less the same way, but offer less impressive results.

While these names aren't very intuitive, the fundamentals of TV backlighting haven't changed in 2024. The more dimming zones a TV has, the less likely you are to end up in a situation where brighter parts of the screen can bleed into darker areas.

Chromecast and AirPlay

All of LG's latest TVs come with support for both Chromecast and Air Play 2 out of the box.

Past those hardware changes, the main tweak that LG has made to the formula this time around isn't a matter of design or picture quality. It has to do with pricing.

This trend towards thriftiness isn't universal but it is welcome given the ongoing issues around inflation and the cost of living. Some models are as much as 25% cheaper than the launch pricing of their 2023 counterparts. For example, last year's LG 55-inch B3 OLED arrived with a $3,149 RRP. This year's B4 comes in at $2,499. 

LG 2024 Models
Refresh rate
Tone mapping
Motion
Dimming
Speaker system
Color gamut
Backlight
QNED91120HzDynamic Tone Mapping ProTruMotion 200Precision dimming40WQNED Colour ProMini LED
QNED86120hzDynamic Tone Mapping ProTruMotion 200Local dimming20WQNED ColourEdge
QNED8160HzDynamic Tone MappingN/ADimming Pro20WQNED ColourEdge
UT8060HzDynamic Tone MappingN/AN/A20WN/ADirect
OLED Evo G4120HzOLED Dynamic Tone Mapping ProOLED motionPixel dimming60WOLED ColourOLED
OLED Evo C4120HzOLED Dynamic Tone Mapping ProOLED motionPixel dimming40WOLED ColourOLED
OLED B4120HzDynamic Tone Mapping ProOLED motionPixel dimming20WOLED ColourOLED

LG TV streaming services

Which streaming services are supported by this year's LG TVs?
LG TV WebOS

LG's 2024 TVs run on the same WebOS operating system that powered previous models but incorporate a range of new sports-centric features, such as live alerts and scores for specific teams.

LG's 2024 TVs support the following streaming services:

*Accurate at time of publication

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LG TV customer support and satisfaction

Plenty of support pathways but low self-reported customer satisfaction.

 LG is launching these new models alongside a promise of five years of software updates. If you need help with that or a hardware-related issue, you can hit LG's customer support team up via live chat, email, WhatsApp and telephone.

You can contact LG Australia's customer support line from 8 AM to 8 PM every day of the week using the following phone number:

  • 1300 54 2273

When it comes to big brands like LG and consumer review platforms like ProductReview, TrustPilot and Consumer Affairs, negative experiences tend to rise to the top. That's very much the case when it comes to LG TVs, with low customer satisfaction indicators across the board. The numbers don't inspire much confidence, even if they aren't all that far off where rivals like Samsung sit.

As with Samsung, it probably doesn't help that, LG Australia plays in a lot of different consumer tech categories. This alone makes it tricky to tease out just how many of the negative customer support experiences online have to do with how it fares when it comes to TVs specifically. 

If you're looking to get a sense of what a bad customer experience with LG can look like, these sites will give you some sense of what to expect. However, I wouldn't necessarily use them as a barometer of how likely you are to end up in that situation.

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LG TV Warranty

On top of the usual rights offered under Australian consumer law, LG Australia includes a 12-month warranty as standard with any new OLED, QNED or LCD-LED TV. If invoked, this warranty will get you a free repair of a given LG TV if, in the manufacturer's opinion, "it needs repair because of a manufacturing or materials defect appearing and notified to LG" within the period covered by the warranty.

While that sounds pretty standard, there are a few details to keep in mind. If LG's support team decides to go forward with repairing your faulty TV, you'll have to cover the cost of getting it (and potentially from) one of LG's Authorized Service Centres. Those same service centres may also charge an additional fee if you require help outside of usual hours.

Even if you are still in that initial twelve months after purchase, LG's manufacturer's warranty also features several carve-outs and situations where your TV might not be covered. According to LG, the manufacturer's warranty does not cover:

  • Repairs where the serial number has been removed or made illegible.
  • Repairs where the unit has been used for anything other than a normal domestic application.
  • Maintenance, repair or replacement of parts due to normal wear and tear.
  • Accident, neglect, improper storage, misuse, exposure to moisture and dampness or Act of God.
  • Improper installation or use other than in accordance with operating instructions.
  • Unauthorized modifications or other acts, including spills of food or liquid, blown fuses, mains supply defects or external interference which is not a manufacturing or material fault.
  • Alterations or repairs made to the unit by someone other than an LG Authorised Service Centre.
  • Damage resulting from use of non-LG approved accessories.
  • Damage or scratches to plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts from normal use of the unit.
  • Consumables (such as fuses).
  • Any loss, damage or alteration to third party hardware or software;
  • Any loss, damage or alteration to programs, data or information stored on any media or any part of the product.

Still have questions? You can read the full warranty for LG TVs on the LG Australia website.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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