An OLED television can single-handedly elevate any home theatre or gaming setup but for a long time has been out of reach for many due to its high price point. Not anymore though, as the LG A1 OLED is now down to £779 from John Lewis. That's £220 off its RRP and a new low price for a 55-inch OLED.
The LG A1 is the company's newest addition to its 2021 lineup of OLED televisions. The 55-inch model listed here has a 4K panel with all the advantages you expect from an OLED TV, including perfectly inky blacks, wide viewing angles, an exceptional colour gamut, and fast response times.
Compared to the more expensive LG C1 model, the LG A1 features a 60Hz panel instead of 120Hz and only HDMI 2.0 rather than HDMI 2.1. This makes it less future-proof and means you can't play console games that support a 120fps output. However, the TV is still great for 60fps games, thanks to the image quality of the OLED panel, low input lag, great HDR presentation and instant pixel response times - the only thing you're really missing out on that's useful for 60fps titles is VRR, which isn't supported on PS5 anyway.
Outside of gaming features, the A1 comes with a fair number of features that you'd previously only find on flagship televisions despite being the most affordable model in LG's OLED range. This includes support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which, combined with the outstanding contrast of an OLED panel, deliver a brilliant viewing experience. The TV also includes picture profiles like Filmmaker Mode, which sets the correct picture parameters for film content and maintains the artistic integrity of the creators.
The LG A1 also supports the increasingly popular Dolby Atmos surround sound codec, which can either be played through the TVs speakers or be sent to a dedicated sound bar or AV receiver through the TV's eARC connection. When used with the right speakers, Dolby Atmos can create a fantastic enveloping effect, with sound coming not just from around you but also above you.
Other retailers are offering the LG A1 OLED at a similar price, but we're linking to John Lewis as they offer a five-year guarantee as part of the package. And if you want more peace of mind, an additional £80 will give you five years of accidental damage protection, which also includes screen burn-in for OLED televisions. Burn in shouldn't occur with varied use, as there are features to reduce the brightness of troublesome static elements and refresh pixels when the TV is turned off, but it's still something to be aware of if you like to leave the same TV channel or game on-screen for extended periods without a break.
All things considered, the LG A1 is a fantastic television for watching films or 60fps gaming and ought to be a massive improvement over your old LCD set. I hope you found this deal useful, and don't forget to follow us @dealsfoundry for instant notifications of new deals as they arrive.
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