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LG B2 OLED TV Review

Tested using Methodology v1.11
Review updated Jul 12, 2023 at 01:56 pm
Latest change: Retest Aug 09, 2023 at 09:38 am
LG B2 OLED Picture
8.7
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.4
TV Shows
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.6
Sports
Value for price beaten by
: none
9.3
Video Games
Value for price beaten by
: none
8.7
HDR Movies
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U8K
9.0
HDR Gaming
Value for price beaten by
: Hisense U8H
9.3
PC Monitor
Value for price beaten by
: none

The LG B2 OLED is a mid-range OLED TV, replacing 2021's LG B1 OLED. It sits between the LG A2 OLED and the LG C2 OLED in LG's 2022 lineup and is extremely similar to the C2. The main difference is that the B2 has a different processor and uses another type of OLED panel, meaning it doesn't get as bright in HDR as the C2. Still, this TV has a bunch of the same features, like the built-in webOS smart platform that makes it easy to stream your favorite content. It has HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports and supports all variable refresh rate (VRR) formats; AMD FreeSync, HDMI Forum VRR, and NVIDIA G-SYNC. It's also available in a few sizes, from 55 to 77 inches, but it's not available in smaller sizes like the C2.

Our Verdict

8.7 Mixed Usage

The LG B2 is an excellent TV overall. It's remarkable for watching movies in dark rooms thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio with perfect blacks, and it's also excellent for watching HDR movies, but some colors don't look vivid. If you watch shows or sports in bright rooms, it's impressive as it has incredible reflection handling to fight glare from a few light sources, but it doesn't get bright enough to fight a ton of glare. It's incredible for gaming with HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports, variable refresh rate (VRR) support to reduce screen tearing, low input lag, and a near-instantaneous response time for smooth motion. It's fantastic to use as a PC monitor, but OLEDs risk permanent burn-in when exposed to the same static elements over time.

Pros
  • Deep and inky blacks.
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Wide viewing angle.
Cons
8.4 TV Shows

The LG B2 is impressive for watching TV shows in well-lit environments. Its reflection handling is incredible, and it has good SDR peak brightness depending on the content, although it's not bright enough to fight a ton of glare. It also has a wide viewing angle that makes the image look consistent from the sides, just as if you were watching from the front, so you can watch shows with the entire family sitting around the TV with no issues. The built-in webOS smart platform has a ton of apps available to download, and the TV doesn't have trouble upscaling low-resolution content if you watch cable TV. If you use over-the-air signals, it, unfortunately, doesn't support 4k channels.

Pros
  • Incredible reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angle.
Cons
8.6 Sports

The LG B2 is amazing for watching sports. Fast-moving players and balls look smooth with minimal motion blur, and it has great gray uniformity that makes playing surfaces look good. It has a wide viewing angle, making it an ideal choice for wide seating areas as people from the side see a consistent image. It has incredible reflection handling if you have a few lights around, but it doesn't get bright with large areas of bright colors, like while watching sports, and it's not enough to fight a ton of glare.

Pros
  • Incredible reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Exceptional motion handling.
Cons
9.3 Video Games

The LG B2 is incredible for gaming. It has many gaming features, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports and variable refresh rate (VRR) support, that make it fully compatible with recent consoles and PC graphic cards. It also offers a quick and responsive gaming experience thanks to its low input lag and near-instantaneous response time. Lastly, it's remarkable for dark room gaming as it has a near-infinite contrast ratio that produces deep blacks, and there's no blooming around bright objects either.

Pros
  • Deep and inky blacks.
  • Exceptional motion handling.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • Supports all common VRR formats.
  • Low input lag.
Cons
8.7 HDR Movies

The LG B2 is excellent for watching HDR movies. It looks incredible in dark rooms as it displays deep and inky blacks and has perfect black uniformity without any blooming. It displays a wide color gamut in HDR, but its tone mapping is off, so colors don't look the most accurate. It also has okay HDR peak brightness, enough to make some highlights stand out, but it doesn't get bright enough to deliver a truly satisfying HDR experience with bright and vivid colors.

Pros
  • Deep and inky blacks.
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Removes 24p judder from any source.
  • Small highlights pop.
Cons
  • Movies appear to stutter.
  • Some colors aren't vivid.
  • Tone mapping is off.
9.0 HDR Gaming

The LG B2 is fantastic for HDR gaming. It delivers incredible gaming performance thanks to its variable refresh rate (VRR) support, HDMI 2.1 bandwidth on two ports, quick response time, and low input lag. It's also fantastic for dark room gaming because blacks are deep and inky, displaying bright objects without any blooming. Its HDR experience is excellent thanks to its dark room performance, but some highlights don't truly pop, and not all colors look vivid.

Pros
  • Deep and inky blacks.
  • Perfect black uniformity.
  • Exceptional motion handling.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • Supports all common VRR formats.
Cons
  • Some colors aren't vivid.
  • Tone mapping is off.
9.3 PC Monitor

The LG B2 is fantastic to use as a PC monitor. Thanks to the low input lag, your mouse movements and keyboard inputs feel responsive, and you won't notice motion blur thanks to the quick response time. It also has a wide viewing angle that makes the image remain consistent if you sit too close, and the reflection handling is incredible if you want to use it in a room with a few lights around. Sadly, OLEDs risk permanent burn-in when exposed to the same static elements over time, like from a PC's user interface.

Pros
  • Incredible reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angle.
  • Low input lag.
  • Displays proper chroma 4:4:4.
Cons
  • 8.7 Mixed Usage
  • 8.4 TV Shows
  • 8.6 Sports
  • 9.3 Video Games
  • 8.7 HDR Movies
  • 9.0 HDR Gaming
  • 9.3 PC Monitor
  1. Updated Aug 09, 2023: We uploaded the latest brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  2. Updated Jul 12, 2023: Refreshed the text for accuracy and consistency.
  3. Updated Jun 07, 2023: We uploaded the latest brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  4. Updated May 18, 2023: We've updated the text to match our latest test methodology.
  5. Updated May 16, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.11. With this update, we've added a new Upscaling: Sharpness Processing test and revamped our Blooming test so the scores and picture better match the real world experience. With this change, it was necessary to remove the Black Crush test. Finally, we've updated our usage scores to better align our scores with user expectations.
  6. Updated May 12, 2023: We've added a mention of the newly-reviewed LG OLED Flex in the Compared To Other TVs section of this review.
  7. Updated Apr 03, 2023: We uploaded the brightness measurements and uniformity photos after running the TV for four months in our Accelerated Longevity Test.
  8. Updated Mar 09, 2023: Converted to Test Bench 1.10. With this update we've revamped our Gradient testing, added a new test for Low Quality Content Smoothing, and expanded our Audio Passthrough testing.
  9. Updated Feb 15, 2023: Updated to Test Bench 1.9, modifying our Contrast testing and splitting our local dimming testing into multiple sections covering Blooming, Black Crush, and Lighting Zone Transitions. You can see our full changelog here.
  10. Updated Dec 21, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.8, adding a new box for PQ EOTF tracking and updating our Color Volume and Color Gamut tests to better reflect real world usage. You can see our full changelog here.
  11. Updated Nov 17, 2022: We uploaded the initial brightness measurements and uniformity photos for the Accelerated Longevity Test.
  12. Updated Sep 12, 2022: Clarified that the LG B2 OLED sits between the LG C2 OLED and the recently-reviewed LG A2 OLED.
  13. Updated Aug 10, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.7 with an updated HDR Brightness test that better reflects real world usage. We've also split the console compatibility boxes into separate PS5 Compatibility and Xbox Series X|S Compatibility tests. You can see our full changelog here.
  14. Updated Jun 23, 2022: Review published.
  15. Updated Jun 16, 2022: Early access published.
  16. Updated May 16, 2022: Our testers have started testing this product.
  17. Updated May 12, 2022: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  18. Updated Apr 30, 2022: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 65-inch LG B2 (OLED65B2PUA), and the results are also valid for the 55 and 75-inch models. Note that the last three letters in the model number (PUA in this case) vary between retailers and individual regions, but there's no difference in performance. Models ending with AUA, like the LG 65OLEDB2AUA, are Costco/Sam's Club variants but are otherwise identical.

Size US Model Europe Model
55" LG OLED55B2PUA LG OLED55B26LA
65" LG OLED65B2PUA LG OLED65B26LA
77" LG OLED77B2PUA LG OLED77B26LA

Our unit of the LG B2 was manufactured in April 2022, and you can see the label here.

Compared To Other TVs

The LG B2 is an excellent OLED TV. It delivers deep blacks, and it has advanced features for gamers. The B2 is a slight step down from the LG C2 OLED in terms of peak brightness, so if you watch a lot of HDR content, you might want to spend just a bit more for the C2. However, if you don't care about the slight brightness boost and just want the incredible picture quality that OLEDs are known for, the B2 doesn't disappoint.

See our recommendations for the best OLED TVs, the best LG TVs, and the best TVs for movies.

LG C2 OLED
42" 48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C2 OLED is a higher-end TV than the LG B2 OLED, so it performs better overall. They have the same SDR peak brightness, but in HDR is where the C2 stands out as it gets a bit brighter and highlights pop a bit more. The C2 also has better gradient handling, resulting in less distracting banding while watching HDR content.

LG A2 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77"

The LG B2 OLED is better overall than the LG A2 OLED. The biggest difference is with the peak brightness, as the B2 gets brighter, delivering a better HDR experience. The B2 also has many gaming features that the A2 doesn't have, like HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR support.

LG C1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77" 83"

The LG C1 OLED and the LG B2 OLED are similar OLEDs. The B2 is the better choice if you need something to use in a well-lit room because it gets brighter in SDR. However, their HDR brightness is similar, and the C1 has better gradient handling, so if you watch HDR content, it's better to go for the C1.

Samsung S95B OLED
55" 65"

The Samsung S95B OLED is a better overall OLED than the LG B2 OLED. The Samsung gets brighter for a more satisfying HDR experience and displays a wider range of colors. While the Samsung is better for watching bright content in bright rooms, it isn't as good for watching dark content in bright rooms because reflections cause the black levels to raise, making them look gray. If that bothers you, using the B2 in a bright room is better.

Sony A80K OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG B2 OLED and the Sony A80K OLED are both excellent TVs, with a few minor differences. While they each have OLED panels with the same near-infinite contrast, the LG is the better choice for well-lit rooms as it gets brighter in SDR. The LG is also better for gaming thanks to its lower input lag and FreeSync VRR support. However, the Sony TV has a few advantages with image processing as the motion interpolation feature looks better, which is great for watching movies.

LG CX OLED
48" 55" 65" 77"

The LG B2 OLED is better overall than the LG CX OLED. The B2 is a newer TV that improves in many areas, like the peak brightness and viewing angle. While the two TVs are similar overall, the B2 delivers a better viewing experience.

LG G2 OLED
55" 65" 77" 83" 97"

The LG G2 OLED is a higher-end TV than the LG B2 OLED. If you want the best picture quality, the G2 gets brighter, delivering a better HDR experience. However, the B2 still delivers the same remarkable dark room performance, and if you want to place your TV on a table, it comes with a stand, which the G2 doesn't have.

Sony A80J OLED
55" 65" 77"

The Sony A80J OLED and the LG B2 OLED are similar TVs. If you only watch movies and shows in dark rooms, the Sony delivers better overall picture quality as it has better gradient handling and gets brighter in HDR. However, if you want something to use in a bright room, the LG is the better choice, and it also has better overall gaming performance if you're a gamer.

LG A1 OLED
48" 55" 65" 77"

The LG B2 OLED has more features than the LG A1 OLED, so if you're a gamer and need HDMI 2.1 bandwidth and VRR support, the B2 is the better choice. The B2 also performs better in well-lit rooms as it gets brighter, and highlights pop more in HDR. If you don't care about extra features and you're not after premium picture quality, the A1 delivers the same incredible dark room performance as the B2, thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio.

LG G1 OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG G1 OLED and the LG B2 OLED are similar TVs. Although the G1 is a higher-end model than the B2, the B2 is newer and has new technology that allows it to get brighter in SDR. If you often use your TV in a bright room, the B2 is the better choice. However, what makes the G1 different is that it has a unique design meant to sit flush against the wall, so if that's what you prefer, go for the G1.

Sony A90J OLED
55" 65" 83"

The Sony A90J OLED and the LG B2 OLED are similar TVs. The LG is a better choice if you're a gamer because it has lower input lag. Also, if you want to use the TV in a well-lit room, the LG gets brighter. However, if you watch movies, the A90J is a better TV because it has better image processing and improved gradient handling, so movies appear more life-like.

LG B1 OLED
55" 65" 77"

The LG B2 OLED is an upgrade from its predecessor, the LG B1 OLED. The main difference is that the B2 gets brighter, so its overall picture quality is superior; this makes it a better choice for well-lit rooms. However, if you're watching movies in dark rooms, there isn't much difference, except the B2 gets brighter in HDR, so highlights pop more.

Samsung S95C OLED
55" 65" 77"

The Samsung S95C OLED is better than the LG B2 OLED. Both TVs deliver fantastic picture quality in a dark room, but the S95C has much brighter colors that look more vibrant and life-like in HDR. The S95C also gets significantly brighter, so specular highlights stand out better. Finally, the Samsung is better equipped for gaming, with four HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports and a faster refresh rate for PC gamers.

Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED
43" 43" 50" 50" 55" 55" 65" 65" 75" 75" 85" 85"

The LG B2 OLED and the Samsung QN90C/QN90CD QLED offer different strengths and weaknesses, so the best one depends mainly on your viewing conditions. The LG looks much better in a dark room thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, resulting in perfect blacks with absolutely no blooming around bright highlights. The Samsung, on the other hand, is a much better choice if you're in a bright room or have a lot of windows, as it gets significantly brighter and can better overcome glare.

LG OLED Flex
42"

The LG OLED Flex and the LG B2 OLED are very similar TVs, minus the Flex's ability to curve. The Flex gets slightly brighter in HDR, so bright highlights pop more. It also has much better PQ EOTF Tracking, so brightness levels are as they should be in HDR. However, the B2 is much more color accurate than the Flex. However, SDR is also a bit brighter on the B2, so if you mostly watch SDR content, this is something you should consider.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No

The TV has an elegant style similar to other LG OLEDs. It has a center-mounted stand with a thin panel and a mainly gray body.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures

After six months, the TV has permanent image retention, easily visible on a 50% gray screen. You can make out the CNN horizontal news ticker bar at the bottom.

Design
Stand

The center-mounted stand has a small footprint and keeps the TV stable, but it doesn't prevent all wobble. Sadly, it only raises the bottom of the screen about two inches off the table, so placing a soundbar in front blocks the screen.

Dimension of the 65-inch TV: 22.0" x 9.6".

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 300x200

The LG B2 TV has a metal back panel, and the part housing the inputs is plastic with a brushed aluminum look. Some of the inputs are side-facing and easy to access with the TV wall-mounted, but the back-facing ones are harder to reach, and you can't make the TV sit flush against the wall if you have cables plugged into the back. Unfortunately, the back-facing ports are the TV's two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports.

There's a clip for cable management to help keep your setup clean.

Design
Borders
Borders 0.39" (1.0 cm)
Design
Thickness
Max Thickness 1.93" (4.9 cm)

The TV comes with a detachable cable management clip that adds about 0.43" (1.1 cm) to the total thickness, and it means the TV doesn't sit flush against the wall if you wall-mount it. However, you can easily remove it if this bothers you. The above measurements don't include the clip.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The LG B2 has excellent build quality. It's well put together, and there aren't any obvious quality control issues. It has a solid metal back panel, but the plastic portion where the inputs are feels cheap and flexes easily. Despite the stand's small size, it still supports the TV well, and there's only a bit of wobble from front to back.

Picture Quality
10
Picture Quality
Contrast
Contrast
Inf : 1
Native Contrast
Inf : 1

The TV has a near-infinite contrast ratio that results in perfect black levels. It means the TV displays deep and inky blacks next to bright highlights when viewed in the dark.

10
Picture Quality
Blooming

Since this TV uses self-emissive OLED technology, there's absolutely no blooming around bright highlights or subtitles in otherwise dark scenes.

10
Picture Quality
Lighting Zone Transitions
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
No Backlight
Dimming Zones Count Of Tested TV
8,294,400

The LG B2 OLED TV doesn't have a backlight, but thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, it's equivalent to a perfect local dimming feature with no zone transitions. We still film the zone transition video on the TV so you can see how the screen performs and compare it with a TV that does have local dimming.

9.5
Picture Quality
Contrast And Dark Details In Game Mode

Switching to Game Mode doesn't result in any noticeable difference in contrast or black crush performance, and the TV's contrast is still perfect.

7.1
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
644 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
321 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
188 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
705 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
695 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
459 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
298 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
146 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
681 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
681 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
439 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
283 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
138 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.099

The TV has decent HDR peak brightness. It's enough to make some small highlights stand out, but its overall HDR experience isn't as good as other OLEDs like the LG C2 OLED. Larger areas of bright colors are noticeably dimmer, so it looks best when there's a small highlight on a dark background.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • HDR Picture Mode: Cinema
  • OLED Pixel Brightness: 100
  • Adjust Contrast: 100
  • Peak Brightness: High
  • Color Temp: Warm 50

7.0
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness In Game Mode
Hallway Lights (~1950 cd/m²)
632 cd/m²
Yellow Skyscraper (~700 cd/m²)
312 cd/m²
Landscape Pool (~300 cd/m²)
181 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
692 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
681 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
448 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
306 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
145 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
582 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
668 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
428 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
290 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
138 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.093

The LG B2 has decent HDR peak brightness in Game Mode, and it looks the same as outside of it. Although the results are slightly dimmer in Game Mode, there's no visible difference.

These measurements are after calibrating the HDR white point with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Game Optimizer
  • OLED Pixel Brightness: 100
  • Adjust Contrast: 100
  • Peak Brightness: High
  • Color Temp: Warm 50

8.5
Picture Quality
PQ EOTF Tracking
600 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0140
1000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0088
4000 Nit Tracking Delta
0.0084

The LG B2 OLED has excellent PQ EOTF tracking. Thanks to its nearly infinite contrast ratio, blacks are perfect, and shadow details are accurately displayed. Midtones are raised slightly from what they should be, but it's not noticeable. As scenes approach the TV's peak brightness, the TV's tracking acts differently based on the content it's displaying; for content mastered at 600 and 1000 nits, which is the majority of content, the TV clips everything above its max brightness, resulting in a loss of fine detail in very bright scenes. For content mastered at 4000 nits, the TV does more gradual tone mapping, preserving fine white details.

7.5
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene Peak Brightness
377 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
483 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
478 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
439 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
384 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
196 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
461 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
457 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
417 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
364 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
187 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.056

The TV has good SDR peak brightness. It's enough to fight glare if you have a few small lights around, but scenes with larger areas of bright colors, like in hockey or basketball, are dimmer due to the Automatic Brightness Limiter (ABL). Even though the TV gets brighter than the LG C2 OLED with the test slides, the C2 is brighter with real content, but the difference isn't too noticeable.

These measurements are after calibration with the following settings:

  • Picture Mode: Expert (Dark Space, Night)
  • OLED Pixel Brightness: 100
  • Adjust Contrast: 85
  • Peak Brightness: High
  • Color Temperature: Warm 50

Enabling the Peak Brightness setting causes a variation in brightness between different scenes. Disabling it keeps the brightness consistent, but large areas remain dim. You can see the results with it disabled below:

  • Peak 2% Window: 322 cd/m²
  • Peak 10% Window: 322 cd/m²
  • Peak 25% Window: 323 cd/m²
  • Peak 50% Window: 322 cd/m²
  • Peak 100% Window: 193 cd/m²
  • Sustained 2% Window: 305 cd/m²
  • Sustained 10% Window: 305 cd/m²
  • Sustained 25% Window: 307 cd/m²
  • Sustained 50% Window: 304 cd/m²
  • Sustained 100% Window: 184 cd/m²

8.7
Picture Quality
Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
96.78%
DCI P3 uv
98.97%
Rec 2020 xy
72.10%
Rec 2020 uv
77.56%

The LG OLED65B2 has an excellent HDR color gamut. It has fantastic DCI-P3 coverage, which is the most common color space used in most HDR content, and has decent coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space. However, tone mapping is off with both, resulting in inaccurate colors, especially with green between both color spaces.

8.2
Picture Quality
Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage ITP
70.6%
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage ITP
37.1%
White Luminance
752 cd/m²
Red Luminance
102 cd/m²
Green Luminance
376 cd/m²
Blue Luminance
38 cd/m²
Cyan Luminance
408 cd/m²
Magenta Luminance
131 cd/m²
Yellow Luminance
440 cd/m²

The TV has decent color volume. It displays dark and bright colors well, but its incomplete color gamut limits it and can't display colors as bright as pure white. It means that some colors don't look as vivid as they do on the Samsung S95B OLED.

8.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
1.86
Color dE
1.59
Gamma
2.23
Color Temperature
6,829 K
Picture Mode
Expert (Dark Space)
Color Temp Setting
Warm 50
Gamma Setting
2.2

The LG B2 has excellent pre-calibration accuracy in SDR. It displays colors well and has minimal inaccuracies to the white balance. However, the color temperature is on the cold side, giving the image a blue tint, and gamma is slightly off from the 2.2 target for moderately-lit rooms, as most scenes are a bit too dark.

9.6
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
White Balance dE
0.26
Color dE
0.76
Gamma
2.20
Color Temperature
6,490 K
White Balance Calibration
22 point
Color Calibration
Yes

The TV has incredible accuracy after calibration to the D65 white point. It's easy to calibrate thanks to the already-excellent pre-calibration accuracy, and you won't have any issues with the image accuracy.

You can see our full calibration settings here.

8.3
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.614%
50% DSE
0.132%
5% Std. Dev.
1.014%
5% DSE
0.113%

The LG B2 has great gray uniformity. The screen is uniform throughout, and there isn't any noticeable dirty screen effect in the center, which is good for watching sports or using it as a PC monitor. It doesn't have a pink tint like the LG C2 OLED, likely because it uses a different type of OLED panel. Like any OLED, there are faint vertical lines in near-dark scenes, but they're hard to notice unless you look for them.

10
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Std. Dev.
N/A
Native Std. Dev.
0.406%

The LG B2 has individually-lit pixels that result in perfect black uniformity with no blooming.

9.7
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Color Washout
70°
Color Shift
49°
Brightness Loss
70°
Black Level Raise
70°
Gamma Shift
70°

The TV has a remarkable viewing angle. Although colors start to shift at really wide angles, the image remains consistent as you start to view it off-center, making this a fantastic choice for wide seating areas.

9.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Glossy
Total Reflections
1.3%
Indirect Reflections
0.2%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.1%

The LG 65B2 has incredible reflection handling. It handles even strong light sources well, so you won't have many issues using it in a bright room unless you have a full-screen webpage open or if you're watching sports because the screen gets dimmer when bright objects take up most or the entirety of the scene.

7.3
Picture Quality
HDR Native Gradient
100% Black to 50% Gray
6.0
50% Gray to 100% White
6.0
100% Black to 50% Red
8.0
50% Red to 100% Red
10
100% Black to 50% Green
6.0
50% Green to 100% Green
6.0
100% Black to 50% Blue
8.0
50% Blue to 100% Blue
8.0

The TV has decent gradient handling in HDR. Transitions from dark to bright shades are smooth for the most part, but there's a bit of noticeable banding on shades of gray and green.

8.1
Picture Quality
Low-Quality Content Smoothing
Smoothing
8.5
Detail Preservation
7.0

The TV has great low-quality content smoothing. There's no noticeable macro-blocking in dark areas, but some fine details are lost.

6.0
Picture Quality
Upscaling: Sharpness Processing

The TV has mediocre sharpness processing with low-resolution or low-bitrate content. The text is a bit blurry and hard to make out, and fine details are lost.

The optimal sharpness settings for low-resolution or low-bitrate content, with no over-sharpening, are as follows:

  • Adjusted Sharpness: 20
  • Super Resolution: High

Picture Quality
Pixels
Subpixel Layout
RWBG
Type OLED
Sub-Type
WOLED

The LG 65B2 uses an RWBG subpixel layout, and all four pixels are never on simultaneously. You can see the green and red pixels here and the blue and green pixels here. Note that this TV's subpixel layout causes issues with text display on Windows, as ClearType isn't well adjusted to non-RGB subpixel layouts.

Motion
9.9
Motion
Response Time
80% Response Time
0.2 ms
100% Response Time
2.4 ms

The TV has a near-instantaneous response time resulting in almost no motion blur behind fast-moving objects. However, there's still persistence blur due to the sample-and-hold nature of OLED panels. There's some overshoot in almost-black scenes, but it's not noticeable.

10
Motion
Flicker-Free
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The TV isn't technically flicker-free as there's a slight dip in brightness every 8 ms, which coincides with the 120Hz refresh rate of the display. However, it isn't a full-screen on and off, so it isn't noticeable like the flicker on LED TVs.

Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Optional BFI
Yes
Min Flicker For 60 fps
60 Hz
60Hz For 60 fps
Yes
120Hz For 120 fps
No
Min Flicker for 60 fps in Game Mode
60 Hz

This TV has an optional black frame insertion feature (BFI) that reduces the appearance of persistence blur caused by the TV's extremely fast pixel response time. It only flickers at 60Hz, which is disappointing if you play 120Hz games and want to use the BFI feature. BFI also reduces the TV's brightness, which is very noticeable in practice.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
Yes
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
Yes

The TV can interpolate low frame rate content up to 120 fps. Like most TVs, it works well with slower scenes but struggles to keep up with fast-paced content. It doesn't stop interpolating even when the action gets busy, but it doesn't look as bad as other TVs.

5.0
Motion
Stutter
Frame Hold Time @ 24 fps
39.3 ms
Frame Hold Time @ 60 fps
14.3 ms

Due to the quick response time, low frame rate content appears to stutter as each frame is held on longer. Enabling the motion interpolation feature can help reduce the stutter.

10
Motion
24p Judder
Judder-Free 24p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60p
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via 60i
Yes
Judder-Free 24p via Native Apps
Yes

The TV automatically removes 24p judder from any source, which helps with the appearance of motion in movies.

9.4
Motion
Variable Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDMI Forum VRR
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC Compatible
Yes (NVIDIA Certified)
4k VRR Maximum
120 Hz
4k VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1080p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1080p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
1440p VRR Maximum
120 Hz
1440p VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR + Local Dimming No Local Dimming

The TV supports all of the common variable refresh rate (VRR) formats, and they work without any issues for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. It supports Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) when the frame rate drops below 40 fps, but the minimum VRR range is 40 fps on devices that don't support LFC, like the PS5.

Inputs
9.6
Inputs
Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
11.6 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
156.3 ms
1080p @ 120Hz
6.0 ms
1080p @ 144Hz
N/A
1440p @ 60Hz
11.6 ms
1440p @ 120Hz
6.0 ms
1440p @ 144Hz
N/A
4k @ 60Hz
11.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz + 10-Bit HDR
11.6 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
11.5 ms
4k @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
156.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz With Interpolation
147.2 ms
4k @ 120Hz
6.1 ms
4k @ 144Hz
N/A
8k @ 60Hz
N/A

The TV has very low input lag for a quick and responsive feel. Setting Prevent Input Delay to 'Boost' helps ensure the lowest input lag possible in Game Mode, even with variable refresh rate (VRR) enabled. However, if you have the BFI feature enabled, you need to leave Prevent Input Delay to 'Standard', which increases the input lag.

9.6
Inputs
Supported Resolutions
Resolution 4k
480p @ 59.94Hz (Widescreen)
Yes
720p @ 59.94Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 144Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes (forced resolution required)
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 144Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 120Hz @ 4:4:4
Yes
4k @ 144Hz
No
8k @ 30Hz or 24Hz
No
8k @ 60Hz
No

The TV displays any common signal up to 4k @ 120Hz on HDMI ports 3 and 4. It displays proper chroma 4:4:4 with all its supported resolutions, which helps make text look clear when using the TV as a PC monitor. HDMI 1 and 2 are limited to HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, so they can't fully utilize the TV's capabilities.

Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
PS5 doesn't output 1440p
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The TV has no issues using the PS5 to the best of its capabilities, although you need to connect your console to one of the two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports if you want to use the console's most advanced features, like 4k @ 120Hz.

Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM)
Yes
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The LG B2 OLED has no issues using the Xbox Series X|S to their full capabilities, although you need to connect your console to one of the two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports if you want to use the console's most advanced features, like 4k @ 120Hz.

Inputs
Inputs Specifications
HDR10
Yes
HDR10+
No
Dolby Vision
Yes
HLG
Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
HDMI 2.1 Class Bandwidth
Yes (HDMI 3,4)
CEC Yes
HDCP 2.2 Yes (HDMI 1,2,3,4)
ATSC Tuner
1.0
USB 3.0
No
Variable Analog Audio Out No
Wi-Fi Support Yes (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz)

The TV has two HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports, but one of them also doubles as the eARC/ARC port. That means that when a soundbar is connected to the TV, you only have one HDMI 2.1 bandwidth port left for your high-speed devices. Sadly, the tuner only supports ATSC 1.0, so you can't use it for over-the-air 4k channels.

Inputs
Input Photos
Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI 4
USB 2
Digital Optical Audio Out 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 0
Analog Audio Out RCA 0
Component In 0
Composite In 0
Tuner (Cable/Ant) 1
Ethernet 1
DisplayPort 0
IR In 0

Unlike the LG B1 OLED, the LG B2 OLED doesn't have an analog audio output, so you can't connect wired headphones or external speakers that use a 3.5mm plug.

Inputs
Audio Passthrough
ARC/eARC Port
eARC
eARC: Dolby Atmos Over Dolby Digital Plus
Yes
eARC: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Yes
eARC: LPCM 7.1 Over Dolby MAT
Yes
eARC: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Yes
eARC: DTS:X Over DTS-HD MA
No
eARC: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
No
eARC: LPCM Channels (Bitstream)
7.1
ARC: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
ARC: DTS 5.1
No
Optical: Dolby Digital 5.1
Yes
Optical: DTS 5.1
No

You can pass high-quality, uncompressed Dolby Atmos audio to a compatible receiver, but the TV doesn't support DTS or DTS:X passthrough. It's disappointing because many Blu-rays use this audio format.

Sound Quality
7.0
Sound Quality
Frequency Response
Low-Frequency Extension
89.80 Hz
Std. Dev. @ 70
3.33 dB
Std. Dev. @ 80
3.41 dB
Std. Dev. @ Max
5.00 dB
Max
88.3 dB SPL
Dynamic Range Compression
3.66 dB

The LG B2 OLED has a decent frequency response. It's good enough for the dialogue to sound clear and bright, but you need a dedicated subwoofer to have the best sound experience with proper bass.

6.9
Sound Quality
Distortion
Weighted THD @ 80
0.065
Weighted THD @ Max
0.510
IMD @ 80
5.10%
IMD @ Max
10.82%

The distortion handling is okay. There isn't too much distortion at moderate listening levels, but it gets more noticeable at its max volume.

Smart Features
8.5
Smart Features
Interface
Smart OS webOS
Version 22
Ease of Use
Easy
Smoothness
Average
Time Taken to Select YouTube
2 s
Time Taken to Change Backlight
4 s
Advanced Options
Many

The TV has a newer version of the LG webOS interface than the LG B1 OLED. It now supports user profiles, meaning you can customize it for each person in your household, and it's easy to use. LG advertises it as webOS 22, but the TV reports itself as using version 7.1.0. Even though it uses a different processor than the LG C2 OLED navigating through the interface feels similar.

0
Smart Features
Ad-Free
Ads
Yes
Opt-out
No
Suggested Content in Home
Yes
Opt-out of Suggested Content
No

Unfortunately, there are ads throughout the interface, and you can't fully disable them.

8.0
Smart Features
Apps and Features
App Selection
Great
App Smoothness
Average
Cast Capable
Yes
USB Drive Playback
Yes
USB Drive HDR Playback
Yes
HDR in Netflix
Yes
HDR in YouTube
Yes

The app store has a ton of apps available to download.

9.0
Smart Features
Remote
Size
Large
Voice Control
Many Features
CEC Menu Control
Yes
Other Smart Features
Yes
Remote App LG ThinQ

The LG Magic Remote has a point-and-press feature that makes it easy to navigate through the menu, like a Nintendo Wii remote. The built-in mic allows you to ask it to change inputs, open apps, and search for content. Unlike the LG C2 OLED, it has no mic built into the TV for hands-free control.

Smart Features
TV Controls

The button is underneath the center of the TV, allowing you to turn the TV On/Off, change inputs, adjust the volume, and switch channels.

Smart Features
In The Box

  • Remote
  • 2x AA batteries
  • User manuals and stickers

Smart Features
Misc
Power Consumption 83 W
Power Consumption (Max) 174 W
Firmware 03.11.05