When it came time to choose the top 4K TV for HDR games, the only real choice was LG CXOLED. It boasts support for the latest technologies such as impressive contrast, low input lag, pixel response time, and HDMI 2.1 standard for 4K 120Hz HDR gameplay. The 55-inch CX has dropped £ 400 to the lowest ever price of £ 1299. It’s the perfect companion for the next generation of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. That’s why I think this TV is so good. How likely is it to find it and be cheaper?
Update: November 23.. Black Friday has begun and this is the best deal we’ve found on top 4K HDR TVs. CX OLED actually checks all boxes for PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC gamers. The original article continues below:
First, let’s talk about where this transaction is available. I found a price of £ 1299 on Amazon, John Lewis and Currys. Both Currys and John Lewis come standard with a 5-year warranty, but John Lewis also offers accidental damage insurance for £ 140, including burn-in damage, so buy it if you want more peace of mind. The perfect place for.
And if you want to make it bigger, the 65-inch version has also been reduced by another £ 100 at all three retailers to another historic low price of this model, £ 1799. Currently, all Digital Foundry members are using the latest LGOLED at home, so the only regret we received was that we didn’t buy a larger size.
Anyway, here’s a link to each retailer’s CX:
So why is this TV so special? In fact, there are two reasons. It’s an OLED and is a perfect match for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and the latest graphics cards from AND and Nvidia.
The strengths (and weaknesses) of OLED have been discussed earlier, so the short version is: It delivers perfect black and technically infinite contrast, gorgeous colors, wide viewing angles, and fast pixel response times. In general, this makes games, movies, and television look great, especially in HDR. CX supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG, so it also supports the most popular HDR formats.
The only notable drawbacks of OLEDs are the slight reduction in peak brightness compared to some QLED sets and the possibility of permanent image retention, also known as burn-in. It has been extensively tested by outlets such as RTings and concludes that the risk of burn-in is very low under normal use, thanks to the safety devices provided in modern OLEDs such as CX. You have to decide for yourself, but personally I think the benefits outweigh the risks. If you are particularly worried, use John Lewis’s Protect Plus service (via the checkbox on the product page). This service covers TV burn-in and accidental damage for £ 140.
The CX is also one of the most promising TV sets on the market, using the new HDMI 2.1 standard introduced this year along with the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X / S, and Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series graphics cards. And AMD’s RX6000 series GPUs. All four HDMI ports on the TV comply with the HDMI 2.1 standard with a bandwidth of 40 Gbps, allowing you to play games in 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate in 10-bit HDR.
CX not only enables games at 120 fps at up to 4K, but also supports variable refresh rates that help eliminate screen tearing and judder without the traditional v-sync input lag penalties. In addition to the HDMI VRR specification (along with other features such as ALLM and eARC) bundled with HDMI 2.1 used in the console, the CX is FreeSync and G-Sync compatible, so it has an Nvidia or AMD graphics card. It can also be used on a PC. ..
For other measurements, CX is also excellent. It has low input lag (13ms at 60Hz, 6ms at 120Hz) and supports black frame insertion at 60 or 120Hz for increased motion clarity. Overall, this is the ultimate 4K TV for HDR games, and this £ 400 price cut is very exciting.
Last question: How cheap can CX be? Well, you can use last year’s LGC9 as a guide. At its very low price, I saw it drop to £ 1199 on Black Friday-currently £ 100 cheaper than the CX. We’ve confirmed the price by the first day of Black Friday Week, but now we’ve reached the same point without looking into the £ 1199 LG CX.
Based on this, I think it’s unlikely that CX will fall any further on Black Friday itself-if so, it could be a short-term deal from one of the smaller players, John Lewis, rather than Currys. Have sex or Amazon. In addition, Currys promises to refund the difference if one of the items gets cheaper on Black Friday, so you can always buy from Currys as an additional insurance policy with the best price.
If you decide to wait for your purchase, follow us on Twitter’s Digital Foundry Deals account (@dealsfoundryTherefore, you will be notified as soon as there is a significant inventory of hot ticket items such as CX, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
How about LG BX OLED?
The LG BX OLED is also discounted, albeit at just £ 200. I think the CX has better performance, but if you’re operating on a tighter budget, the entry-level LG OLED set is for you. The CX is brighter, better suited for gradients in dark scenes, and the stand is more durable, but the main benefits and features are shared by both models. This is the best BX price we found today:
I hope this helps. Goodbye, and if you find Black Friday deals, check them out!