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LG A2 OLED TV review highlights small improvements over last year's model

According to Rtings' review, the affordable LG A2 is a well-performing OLED TV for most use cases (Image: LG)
According to Rtings' review, the affordable LG A2 is a well-performing OLED TV for most use cases (Image: LG)
Thanks to a moderately improved peak HDR brightness as well as a few software-based changes, this year's LG A2 seems to remain a decent choice for bargain hunters who are looking for a budget-friendly OLED TV with perfect black levels.

Television sets with a high-contrast OLED panel usually cost a bit more money than their cheaper counterparts with a traditional LCD panel and LED backlight. However, the South Korean market leader continues to offer a fairly affordable OLED TV in the form of this year’s LG A2, which has now been put through its paces as part of Rtings’ comprehensive review.

The recently published test results of the LG A2 do not include any surprises, as there only seem to be a few minor improvements compared to the immediate predecessor from 2021. The budget-friendly OLED TV is still equipped with a 60 Hz panel that sports inky black levels and outstanding viewing angles. Besides a new version of the well-liked webOS operating system, Rtings found that the LG A2 OLED TV has a slightly higher peak HDR brightness to offer than the A1. According to the review, they measured up to 562 nits in certain scenes, while the predecessor basically never managed to exceed 500 nits.

The experienced reviewers also noted that the semi-gloss finish of the LG A2 OLED TV is still good at preventing annoying reflections, while the out-of-the-box color accuracy of Rtings’ test unit was significantly better than on last year's model. Meanwhile, the all-important input lag at 4K60 was measured at around 11 milliseconds, but gamers will probably be disappointed by the lack of VRR support. Nevertheless, the LG A2 OLED TV is still a well-performing and quite affordable entry-level model that scored a very respectable total score of 8.6 out of 10 possible points in Rtings’ review.

Buy the 55-inch LG A2 OLED TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and built-in Alexa on sale for US$896 at Amazon

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Rtings, Image: LG

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-09-26 (Update: 2022-09-26)