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LG CX Review Rundown

LG ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of LG CX OLED 4K TV
Neoscore* 86%
  • Very good picture quality
  • Excellent OLED processing
  • Good HDR performance
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

LG CX OLED ThinQ TV is LG's primary 2020 OLED TV. It comes with all the latest bells and whistles but retains the classic television form factor. All sizes feature 120Hz refresh rate and support NVIDIA G-SYNC as well as AMD FreeSync for superior gaming performance.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

ndtv[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The LG 48CX is an Ultra-HD HDR OLED display, with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. The screen is surrounded by thin borders, and there's a very slim frame towards the top which widens a bit near the bottom of the TV. This minimalist, screen-focused design suits the size very well, especially given that this is a high-end TV and is considerably smaller than most others in its price segment. There are plenty of connectivity options, but the port placement is a bit strange, in my opinion.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading picture and sound quality
  • Dolby Atmos and HDR10 Pro support
  • Slim, minimalist design
Cons[**]
  • Port placement is a bit strange

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
LG is the OLED leader and its 2020 CX series achieves as impressive a picture as any TV I've ever tested. Its features are cutting-edge and the price in late 2020 is pretty close to as low as it's gonna get. The CX was as bright as previous LG OLEDs and significantly dimmer than high-end LCDs.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb picture quality
  • Dolby Vision, Atmos and Dolby Atmos support
  • Excellent HDR performance
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as previous LG OLEDs

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The LG CX OLED TV looks exactly like the C9, which is to say it is astonishingly thin and sleek. The CX's brushed metal stand swoops down from the bottom of the TV to provide a stable base for stand placement. This TV was optimized for gaming in a partnership between LG and Nvidia.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb picture quality
  • Excellent HDR performance
  • Excellent picture setting presets
Cons[**]
  • Lacks full 48 Gbps HDMI 2.1 ports

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
LG's CX 48 OLED ThinQ TV is the entry-level model for the company's latest CX OLED series released earlier last year. The 48-inch ThinQ offers a 3,840 x 2,160-pixel 4K Ultra HD resolution, a native refresh rate of 120Hz, and FreeSync/G-Sync capabilities. With four HDCP 2.2 HDMI ports, three 2.0 USB ports, and an Ethernet input, this television could double as the centerpiece for a home entertainment system.
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Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 4K Ultra HD picture with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Fantastic Smart Sound/Dolby Atmos capabilities
  • Easy-to-use controls
Cons[**]
  • Lacks HDR Effect or Cinema HDR

rtings[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The LG 48 CX OLED is an impressive overall TV to use as a computer monitor. It has a large 48 inch screen and a high 4k resolution, great for multitasking. We measured the brightness with OLED Light at its max and Peak Brightness set to 'High' in 'Game HDR' Picture Mode, which is what we expect most people to use while using this as a PC monitor to get the lowest input lag possible.
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Pros[**]
  • High-contrast 4k screen
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Good HDR gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Poor black uniformity
  • Poor color accuracy after calibration

rtings[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The LG CX OLED is one of two entry-level OLED TVs in LG's 2020 lineup. It's a direct replacement to the LG C9 OLED and sits below the LG GX OLED. Its main competitors are other LG TVs, the Sony A8H OLED, and the Vizio OLED 2020. The LG uses an OLED panel that results in an infinite contrast ratio, perfect black uniformity, and wide viewing angles.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Excellent contrast ratio
  • Excellent motion handling
  • Excellent viewing angles
Cons[**]
  • Not many OLED TVs on the market

techradar[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 91%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
LG CX OLED comes in a mix of sizes, from a new-for-2020 48-inch size to a massive 77-inch screen. The star of the show, as usual with OLED TV technology, is how incredibly thin its screen is. LG also leads the way when it comes to voice recognition, with the OLED65CX supporting LG's own ThinQ AI platform, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb black level performance
  • Great HDR performance
  • Superb smarts
Cons[**]
  • Not as bright as previous LG OLEDs

tomsguide[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
With its intense highlights and inky blacks, this $2,500 65-inch OLED boasts a crispness that still has LCD and quantum dot sets struggling to catch up. Unlike LCD sets, LG's OLED technology offers the same sharpness and halo-free contrast on every size of screen. Overall, color fidelity of the LG CX was excellent with noticeably improved reds.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Bright, vivid colors
  • Improved wireless fidelity
Cons[**]
  • Lacks Dolby Atmos support

trustedreviews[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG 48 CX is the smallest LG OLED TV ever. It's the smallest OLED TV since Sony debuted the not-exactly-mainstream 11-inch XEL-1 way back in 2008. The star attraction is that it gives you the picture quality joys of OLED's self-emissive pixel technology at a new, smaller screen size.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb picture quality
  • Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ support
  • Superb motion reproduction
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
LG CX OLED (LG OLED55CX) is the South Korean manufacturer's mid-range OLED for 2020. Various price drops have brought it down to £1299 ahead of LG's incoming 2021 TV range. Since its release, the CX has become the official TV for the Xbox Series X. There's an innumerable of picture modes to choose from, with Vivid at one end to the two ISF modes (Bright and Dark) at the other.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive picture quality
  • Dolby Vision Atmos compatibility
  • Good selection of smarts
Cons[**]
  • Lack of HDR support

whathifi[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
LG OLED48CX is the first full-size OLED TV of its type at this size. The main upgrades are to artificial intelligence, with features such as AI Picture Pro. Marshalling everything is a mildly updated version of LG's own webOS platform. LG was the first TV brand to offer officially certified HDMI 2.1 sockets.
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Pros[**]
  • Dolby Vision IQ and AI Picture Pro support
  • Good HDR performance
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a sub-50in TV
  • Lack of HDR10+ support

whathifi[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The LG CX is a 55in OLED TV with a 2020 version of LG's Alpha 9 processor. This ‘Gen 3' chip brings with it a feature called AI Picture Pro, which LG says will ‘enhance the resolution and sharpness of contents by an algorithm learned via a LG Deep Learning technique’ Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and Disney+ are all present, complete with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on the appropriate content.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Dolby Vision IQ is now supported
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[13]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
The LG CX is the most affordable model in the company's 2020 OLED range. It uses the 2020 version of LG's Alpha 9 (a9) processor. This ‘Gen 3’ chip brings with it, among other things, a feature called AI Picture Pro, which LG says will ‘enhance the resolution and sharpness of contents by an algorithm learned via a LG Deep Learning technique’
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Pros[**]
  • Super-low input lag
  • Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ support
  • Superb picture quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

wired[14]

Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
The LG CX (pronounced “C-10”) is that amazing. A 2-inch-thick base tapers to mere millimeters about a third of the way up from the included stand on the 65-inch model I tested. Ports, connections, and power are all pretty standard for a modern flatscreen.
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Pros[**]
  • Class-leading picture quality
  • 4K with HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR
  • Easy-to-use smart remote
Cons[**]
  • Lacks HDR10 or HDR10 support

references

3. ^ LG CX OLED TV review (2020): Clearly the best. digitaltrends. 2020-10-05 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ LG CX OLED TV (CX48OLED) review. laptopmag. 2021-01-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ LG 48 CX OLED Monitor Review. rtings. 2020-08-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ LG CX OLED TV Review. rtings. 2020-11-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ LG CX OLED TV (OLED65CX) review. techradar. 2021-02-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ LG CX OLED TV review. tomsguide. 2021-02-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ LG OLED48CX Review. trustedreviews. 2020-10-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ LG OLED55CX Review. trustedreviews. 2021-02-26 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ LG OLED48CX 48-inch OLED TV review. whathifi. 2020-07-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ LG OLED55CX 55-inch OLED TV review. whathifi. 2020-07-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
13. ^ LG OLED65CX review. whathifi. 2021-02-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
14. ^ Review: LG CX OLED TV. wired. 2020-07-05 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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