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C1 vs. U8G: Which is the Better Gaming TV?

The LG C1 and Hisense U8G were both released in the year of 2021. So, which of these is better for gaming on systems such as the PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch?

You can find out in this comparison between the C1 and U8G.

Quick Summary

When compared to the Hisense U8G, the LG C1 features a better contrast, lower input lag in addition to coming with two additional HDMI 2.1 ports.

The U8G does have a brighter HDR output, however.

Both of these sets support 120 frames per second, Dolby Vision, HDR10, FreeSync, GSYNC and Variable Refresh Rate.

You can also see how the C1 compares to the X95J this via this article.

C1 vs. U8G Comparison Chart

You can take a look Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the C1 and U8G sets below.

 LG C1Hisense U8G
Screen Sizes48" (OLED48C1PUB)

55" (OLED55C1PUB)

65" (OLED65C1PUB)

77" (OLED77C1PUB)

83" (OLED83C1PUA)
55" (55U8G)

65" (65U8G)
HDMI PortsHDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0

HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1

HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1
Legacy Consoles SupportAntenna/cable inputAntenna/cable input

Composite input via adapter (included)
HDR FeaturesDolby Vision

HDR10

HLG

Wide Color Gamut
Dolby Vision

HDR10

HDR10+

HLG

Local Dimming

Wide Color Gamut
Contrast RatioInfinite to 1Native: 5,279 to 1

Local Dimming: 7,923 to 1
HDR Real Scene Highlight611 nits774 nits
HDR Peak 2% Window737 nits980 nits
HDR Peak 10% Window743 nits1,529 nits
HDR Peak 25% Window403 nits1,591 nits
HDR Peak 50% Window285 nits952 nits
HDR Peak 100% Window162 nits723 nits
HDR Sustained 2% Window701 nits969 nits
HDR Sustained 10% Window716 nits1,501 nits
HDR Sustained 25% Window388 nits1,564 nits
HDR Sustained 50% Window269 nits946 nits
HDR Sustained 100% Window128 nits719 nits
HDR ABL0.1060.042
Native Refresh Rate120 Hz120 Hz
Adaptive Sync SupportFreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.1 ms15.2 ms
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.2 ms5.9 ms
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.3 ms8.8 ms
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.2 ms15.1 ms
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.3 ms5.9 ms
Input Lag at 1440p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.6 ms8.9 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)10.0 ms15.2 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)10.2 ms15.1 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:410.3 ms15.1 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)5.3 ms5.8 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and Variable Refresh Rate5.8 ms8.9 ms
Input Lag at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)88.9 ms124.0 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)88.8 ms122.1 ms
Input Lag at 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation84.4 ms101.4 ms
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Screen Sizes

When it comes to screen sizes, the C1 offers five options while the U8G offers two. You can find the available sizes, as well as their model numbers, below:

C1:

  • 48″ (OLED48C1PUB)
  • 55″ (OLED55C1PUB)
  • 65″ (OLED65C1PUB)
  • 77″ (OLED77C1PUB)
  • 83″ (OLED83C1PUA)

U8G:

  • 55″ (55U8G)
  • 65″ (65U8G)

HDMI Ports

When it comes to HDMI 2.1, the C1 has four of them while the U8G has two to go along with a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports.

You can find a breakdown of the port versions for both of these 2021 televisions below:

C1:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1

U8G:

  • HDMI Port #1: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #2: HDMI 2.0
  • HDMI Port #3: HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Port #4: HDMI 2.1

Legacy Consoles Support

For older non-HDMI consoles, the C1 comes with an antenna/cable tuner while the U8G comes with an antenna/cable and composite input adapter.

The NES, Sega Master System, Super NES and Sega Genesis use the antenna/cable tuner.

The Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn, PS1, GameCube, Dreamcast, PS2 and Xbox utilize the composite input.

HDR Features

When it comes to HDR formats, Dolby Vision is currently only supported by the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. These latest Microsoft consoles, along with the PC, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, support the HDR10 format.

The C1 and U8G are both capable of displaying Dolby Vision and HDR10.

You can find the full lists of HDR features offered by these TVs below:

C1:

  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Wide Color Gamut

U8G:

  • Dolby Vision
  • HDR10
  • HDR10+
  • HLG
  • Local Dimming
  • Wide Color Gamut

Contrast Ratios

According to RTINGS.com, the U8G has a great native contrast ratio of 5,279 to 1 that increases to 7,923 to 1 when local dimming is used.

With that said, the C1 has as good as a contrast ratio (infinity to 1) you can get as it is equipped with an OLED screen.

HDR Brightness in Game Mode

According to the tests done by RTINGS.com, the Hisense U8G is able to output 774 nits of HDR brightness when you are using its low latency game mode setting. That is 163 nits more than the LG C1 in the same scenario.

You can take a look at RTINGS’ complete HDR brightness output findings for the C1 and U8G below:

HDR Real Scene Highlight

  • C1: 611 nits
  • U8G: 774 nits

HDR Peak 2% Window

  • C1: 737 nits
  • U8G: 980 nits

HDR Peak 10% Window

  • C1: 743 nits
  • U8G: 1,529 nits

HDR Peak 25% Window

  • C1: 403 nits
  • U8G: 1,591 nits

HDR Peak 50% Window

  • C1: 285 nits
  • U8G: 952 nits

HDR Peak 100% Window

  • C1: 162 nits
  • U8G: 723 nits

HDR Sustained 2% Window

  • C1: 701 nits
  • U8G: 969 nits

HDR Sustained 10% Window

  • C1: 716 nits
  • U8G: 1,501 nits

HDR Sustained 25% Window

  • C1: 388 nits
  • U8G: 1,564 nits

HDR Sustained 50% Window

  • C1: 269 nits
  • U8G: 946 nits

HDR Sustained 100% Window

  • C1: 128 nits
  • U8G: 719 nits

HDR ABL

  • C1: 0.106
  • U8G: 0.042

Native Refresh Rate

With a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, both of the television sets in this comparison guide are able to display PC, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games at a maximum of 120 frames per second in 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

For the PS5, the C1 and U8G can display a maximum of 120 fps in 1080p and 4K.

Adaptive Sync Support

Adaptive sync is a feature that will get rid of most stutters and screen tears from video games that can’t run at a stable frame rate.

The C1 and U8G support FreeSync (for PCs with AMD GPU), GSYNC (for PCs with NVIDIA GPU) and Variable Refresh Rate (for Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and, in the future, PS5).

Input Lag

According to RTINGS.com, the LG C1 has lower input lag than the Hisense U8G all around. Overall, you should get a very responsive gaming experience with both of these 2021 televisions.

You can check out RTINGS’ full input lag test results for the C1 and U8G below:

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 10.1 ms
  • U8G: 15.2 ms

1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 5.2 ms
  • U8G: 5.9 ms

1080p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate

  • C1: 5.3 ms
  • U8G: 8.8 ms

1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 10.2 ms
  • U8G: 15.1 ms

1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 5.3 ms
  • U8G: 5.9 ms

1440p resolution and Variable Refresh Rate

  • C1: 5.6 ms
  • U8G: 8.9 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 10.0 ms
  • U8G: 15.2 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 10.2 ms
  • U8G: 15.1 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4

  • C1: 10.3 ms
  • U8G: 15.1 ms

4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • C1: 5.3 ms
  • U8G: 5.8 ms

4K resolution and Variable Refresh Rate

  • C1: 5.8 ms
  • U8G: 8.9 ms

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • C1: 88.9 ms
  • U8G: 124.0 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • C1: 88.8 ms
  • U8G: 122.1 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation

  • C1: 84.4 ms
  • U8G: 101.4 ms