The LG E9 Series came out in 2019. So, is this TV a good one for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and other video game consoles?
You can find out in this guide.
The LG E9 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED is a solid choice if you want a TV optimize for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series as it comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports, game mode with low input lag in addition to HDR with a pretty good (but inconsistent) peak brightness.
Of course, the same aforementioned features also make the E9 a great television set for older HDMI systems like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Furthermore, the LG E9 has composite input (via an adapter, which is included in the package) and antenna/cable tuner. As a result, you can use a lot of old school consoles as well.
If you are interested, you can purchase the television set on Amazon with the following link:
If you want more consistent HDR, then we recommend taking a look at the LG C9, you can check out our guide of its gaming features here.
There are two available sizes, 55-inch (OLED55E9PUA) and 65-inch (OLED65E9PUA).
Does the LG E9 have HDMI 2.1 ports?
The LG E9 comes with four HDMI ports, all of which are version 2.1. For the uninformed, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will take advantage of the increased bandwidth of HDMI 2.1 for features such as variable frame rate and 120 frames per second.
LG E9’s HDR Capabilities
In terms of high dynamic range features, the LG E9 supports Wide Color Gamut, HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The TV does not use HDR10+.
As far as performance is concern, the LG E9 has a pretty good peak brightness at 742 cd/m², according to tests conducted by RTINGS.com. With that said, the brightness level is inconsistent depending on what content is being displayed.
You can check out RTIGNS’ full HDR test results below:
- HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 742 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 2% Window: 831 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 10% Window: 837 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 25% Window: 517 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 50% Window: 299 cd/m²
- HDR Peak 100% Window: 145 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 2% Window: 787 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 10% Window: 779 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 25% Window: 494 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 50% Window: 285 cd/m²
- HDR Sustained 100% Window: 139 cd/m²
- HDR ABL: 0.107
LG E9’s Input Lag
The LG E9 has excellent reduction in input lag with game mode enabled across multiple display settings. According to RTINGS, the TV has an input lag of just 13.1 ms at 1080p resolution/60 Hz refresh rate, 7.1 ms at 1080p resolution/120 Hz refresh rate, 13.5 ms at 1440p resolution/60 Hz refresh rate, 6.9 ms at 1440p resolution/120 Hz refresh rate, 13.1 ms at 4K resolution/60 Hz refresh rate and 13.1 ms at 4K resolution/60 Hz refresh rate/10-bit HDR.
If you want to use the LG E9 as a computer monitor, the input lag is 12.9 ms at 4K resolution/60 Hz refresh rate/4:4:4.
You can take a look at RTINGS’ HDR test results below:
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.1 ms
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 50.4 ms
- 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 7.1 ms
- 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.5 ms
- 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 6.9 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 13.1 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10 bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 13.1 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 50.2 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation (Game Mode Enabled): 100.4 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 12.9 ms
This TV is also compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC graphics cards.
Is the LG E9 good for PS5 and Xbox Series X?
The LG E9 is a solid television set for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Not only does it support HDMI 2.1, the TV also has extremely low latency with game mode activated. While the HDR is a little inconsistent, it does have a pretty good peak brightness.
Is the E9 good for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?
The LG E9 is also an excellent TV for other HDMI gaming consoles (such as the Switch, Wii U, PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360) due to its excellent input lag reduction via game mode.
The peak brightness level is also more than adequate enough for HDR-enabled games on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
Legacy Consoles Support
You will be able to plug in consoles with composite output (like the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, PS1, PS2, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn and Xbox One) to the LG E9 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV. You need to first connect the three plugs into an adapter that comes with the television. You can then plug the adapter into the composite input.
The E9 also includes an antenna/cable tuner, so you can directly plug in your Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis and other old school retro systems.
You can check out the current prices for the 55″ and 65″ versions of the E9 on Amazon with the following link: