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LG CX OLED

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Product Overview

LG CX 4K OLED Smart TVs feature all the latest bells and whistles but retains the classic television form factor: Its Alpha 9 Gen 3 AI Processor offers improved processing power and AI deep learning capabilities. All models feature 120Hz refresh rate and support NVIDIA G-SYNC as well as AMD FreeSync for superior gaming performance.
These standard 4K OLED smart TVs share the same technical specifications and functionalities as the more posh Gallery-Design GX Series, Wallpaper WX Series, and Rollable RX Series.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 94%
Pros
  • Gorgeous OLED panel
  • High screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision IQ, and HDR10
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Ultra-fast response time
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Bright display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons

    What external reviewers found

    External score 87%
    Pros
    • Superb picture quality
    • Excellent sound
    Cons
    • Lackluster motion controls
    • Not as bright as OLEDs
    • No 4K HDR support
    • Can't display very bright colors
    • No HDMI 2.1

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    Specifications

    Variants shown:
    55"
    77"
    77"
    55"
    48"
    48"
    65"
    48"
    65"

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    External Reviews

    cnet[1]

    Reviewer score 89%
    Reviewers from cnet have found:
    The CX is the first OLED TV that can match LCD TVs with true 120Hz refresh rates. Like all recent OLED sets, the CX was extremely uniform in brightness and color. Gaming input lag is similar to last year, which is to say superb. Parasite is a great movie that looks spectacular in 4K HDR.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous 4K HDR images
    • Excellent local dimming
    • Excellent HDR performance
    Cons
    • Not as bright as OLEDs

    digitaltrends[2]

    Reviewer score 91%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
    LG's OLEDs still produce some of the best picture quality you can buy. Sony's A8H provides some strong competition, and I expect Vizio's OLED will also give LG a run for its money. The difference among these TVs will be minor and can only be seen when viewing multiple TVs side-by-side.
    Pros
    • Superb picture quality
    • Excellent gaming performance
    • Dedicated HDMI 2.1 connections
    Cons
    • No HDR support

    laptopmag[3]

    Reviewer score 74%
    Reviewers from laptopmag have found:
    The LG CX OLED TV is more than capable of creating a single-playing experience for gamers. Its 120Hz refresh rate doesn't stack up to the ever-popular Samsung Odyssey G9 and its ability to produce 240 MHZ. Response time is still nearly instant thanks to low latency and HDR gaming is fantastic.
    Pros
    • Bright 120Hz refresh rate
    • Wide color gamut
    • Easy to set up and use
    Cons
    • No Dolby Vision or HDR support
    • Lackluster motion controls

    rtings[4]

    Reviewer score 75%
    Reviewers from rtings have found:
    The LG 48 CX OLED is an impressive overall TV to use as a computer monitor. It's a great choice for any type of use, and it's excellent for gaming. It has a 120Hz refresh rate, native FreeSync support, and a near-instant response time. The screen doesn't get bright enough to combat glare, but it has outstanding reflection handling.
    Pros
    • 120Hz refresh rate
    • Outstanding reflection handling
    • Near-instant response time
    • Great wide color gamut
    Cons
    • Doesn't get very bright
    • Not as bright as other monitors

    techradar[5]

    Reviewer score 89%
    Reviewers from techradar have found:
    The OLED65CX boasts two new picture modes. Filmmaker Mode is designed to recreate the settings creators use when mastering content. Dolby Vision IQ combines the extra HDR picture information and screen optimisation elements of DolbyVision with an assessment of room conditions provided by a built-in light sensor. In its Game mode it only suffers with a puny 13ms of input lag. There's support for both automatic low latency mode switching and variable refresh rates.
    Pros
    • Superb black levels
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Dolby Vision IQ
    Cons
    • No HDR10+ support
    • No Dolby Atmos

    tomsguide[6]

    Reviewer score 88%
    Reviewers from tomsguide have found:
    LG has spent years refining its webOS smart TV software. The webOS's flexible system of tabs and easy-to-follow graphics make it one of the more accessible smart TVs on the market. The CX OLED does not have far-field microphones built-in, so you're limited to the microphone input on the remote.
    Pros
    • Excellent picture quality
    • Built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
    • Excellent audio calibration
    Cons
    • No Dolby Vision or HDR10+ support
    • No 4K HDR support

    trustedreviews[7]

    Reviewer score 89%
    Reviewers from trustedreviews have found:
    LG's 48-inch OLED48CX is one of only a few full-sized OLED TVs on the market. The screen maintains all of the same individually small but cumulatively important enhancements. Colours are every bit as rich, vibrant, but also precise, balanced and consistent across the screen as those of the bigger CX models. Viewing angles are as typically excellent as you’d expect from OLED.
    Pros
    • Gorgeous 4K resolution
    • Dolby Atmos decoding
    Cons
    • No HDMI 2.1

    whathifi[8]

    Reviewer score 91%
    Reviewers from whathifi have found:
    There's plenty of detail in the many dark scenes (the one in which K meets Dr Ana Stelline for the first time is a great example) Plenty of punch to provide that enticing, exciting contrast when we get to downtown LA. Motion is handled well – vastly better than it was by last year's LG OLEDs – but Sony still has the upper hand here, as a comparison with the KD-55A8 proves.
    Pros
    • Punchy, punchy picture
    • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision
    Cons
    • Bassy start to Blade Runner 2049

    wired[9]

    Reviewer score 95%
    Reviewers from wired have found:
    OLED TVs aren't “normal” LED-backlit TVs. Instead, each pixel is filled with an organic material that's able to act as its own backlight. Super bright reds, greens, and blues juxtapose themselves alongside insanely realistic shadows. The CX is one model where it might be worthwhile to buy a 4K Blu-ray player.
    Pros
    • Extremely low latency
    • Fantastic picture quality
    • Great for gaming
    Cons
    • No built-in speakers

    References

    1. ^ LG OLED CX TV review: The picture against which all other TVs are measured. [cnet].
    2. ^ LG CX OLED TV review (2020): Clearly the best. [digitaltrends].
    3. ^ LG CX OLED TV (CX48OLED) review. [laptopmag].
    4. ^ LG 48 CX OLED Monitor Review. [rtings].
    5. ^ LG CX OLED TV (OLED65CX) review. [techradar].
    6. ^ LG CX OLED TV review. [tomsguide].
    7. ^ LG OLED48CX Review. [trustedreviews].
    8. ^ LG OLED48CX 48-inch OLED TV review. [whathifi].
    9. ^ Review: LG CX OLED TV. [wired].

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