Shopping for an OLED TV shouldn’t be an inexpensive proposition, nevertheless it is extra inexpensive than ever earlier than, thanks partly to elevated competitors (Vizio only in the near past entered the OLED market) and Black Friday being across the nook. Forward of the gross sales bonanza that looms, LG’s CX sequence (2020 mannequin) OLED TVs are marked means down.
The least costly of the bunch shouldn’t be the smallest, that being the 48-inch mannequin we reviewed (opens in new tab) in August (and the most effective TV for gaming (opens in new tab)), as you may anticipate. Whereas that mannequin sells for $1,449.99, the larger 55-inch mannequin (OLED55CXPUA) is on sale for $1,349.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab). Simply make sure you tick the $47 coupon field to get it at that worth. You are saving $450 over the MSRP, and getting extra display actual property for much less cash than the entry-level mannequin.
For essentially the most half, OLED shows look a lot better than LCD. Every particular person pixel that includes an OLED display can activate and off, and whereas some increased finish LCD TVs can get brighter due to the luminous backlight, there’s simply no contest when evaluating black ranges and distinction—OLED wins, arms down.
The CX sequence is great for gaming, too. A part of that’s as a result of it implements the most recent HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, which has the bandwidth for 4K at 120Hz. HDMI 2.1 additionally helps VRR (variable refresh charge) to maintain gameplay frames in sync between the show and GPU, and the CX sequence is G-Sync Appropriate in addition. Rtings (opens in new tab), one among my favourite sources for TV evaluations, discovered the CX to be “distinctive for taking part in videogames.”
If you wish to go greater than 55 inches, the 65-inch and 77-inch fashions are promoting for his or her lowest costs ever as properly. On Amazon, the 65-inch mannequin is priced at $1,896.99 (opens in new tab) (save $901.01), and the huge 77-inch mannequin is priced at $3,569.99 (opens in new tab) (save $1,402.01).
What about burn-in (opens in new tab)? That could be a weak point inherent in OLED shows. The state of affairs has improved since OLED first emerged, and principally manifests in additional excessive circumstances (hours and hours of the identical static content material). Nonetheless, it’s value contemplating.