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The 55-inch LG C1 OLED TV has hit a low price on Amazon UK

Digital Foundry's top choice for 4K HDR gaming - even after the LG C2's launch.

The LG C1 OLED is the top 4K TV Digital Foundry recommendation for HDR gaming, even over the updated C2, and it's on sale at Amazon UK today. At £1051, it's some £150 less than it was at the start of February, and close to the lowest price we've ever seen it - barring a few one-off deals on smaller sites. That's a great value for a TV with inky blacks, gorgeous colours, wide viewing angles, low input lag and full HDMI 2.1 support.

Not only is the C1 great for 4K gaming, but it also has a best-in class OLED panel and four HDMI 2.1 ports that can output up to 120Hz, giving you the ability to plug in a PS5, Xbox Series X, PC and still have one port left over - say, for a future console?

So why do we still recommend the LG C1 over the newer C2? Well, a lot of it is down to the price - the LG C2 has just launched and therefore still commands an £850 premium over the C1 - but it's also down to the features. The LG C2 no longer supports black frame insertion (BFI) at 120Hz, which was a very useful tool for improving motion clarity.

Our very own John Linneman dove deep into the minutiae of BFI last year when looking into using a CRT monitor for retro and modern games.

In exchange, the C2 does get brighter and sports a more powerful processor, so it might be a better choice for anyone that uses their TV in a bright room most of the time. At the moment though, our recommendation is to get the C1 at a discount or wait the C2 to drop down in price - Black Friday in November is often a good bet.

So if you're in the market for a big, powerful OLED now, this is a great bet. Let us know what you think in the comments below, and feel free to follow us on Twitter (@dealsfoundry) for notionally instant updates on any deals we find. See you next time!

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