Even when turned off the C7 is quite a looker, with Reviewed.com admiring its "thin, modern, and stylish" bezels and CNET calling it a "a beautiful study in minimalism." But set it up with a movie like Mad Max: Fury Road or John Wick and watch it really shine, with What Hi-Fi liking its "fabulous blacks with brilliant whites" and TechRadar taking note of its "immaculate backlight uniformity." It's great for movie nights, with a wide viewing angle that Wirecutter finds "better for larger groups." Overall, TrustedReviews says it provides "provides greater insight into low-light scenes than any other LG OLED TV thatâ€™s been released before."
Though sound usually takes a back seat to picture in thin TVs, TechRadar notes the C7 generates "surprisingly clean, punchy sound from seemingly nowhere." However, while TrustedReviews says it's definitely "above average by flat-panel TV standards," it's still better to go with a separate soundbar or home theater system for the best experience.
As an LG set the C7 gains the full benefits of webOS, which What Hi-Fi calls "one of the nicest, snappiest and most useable TV interfaces out there." Gizmodo Australia says it's "super easy to navigate" and TechRadar agrees, praising it as "slick, logical, unfussy, uncluttered and easy to follow."
OLED sets aren't perfect just yet, and even the C7 still struggles to provide uniform black levels across the picture. But it's as close as you'll get, with the high price to match. Other, less-stylish LG TVs this year will offer a lot of the same features as the C7 at a lower price, though it's worth waiting a few months for the inevitable price drop.