Shopping for an OLED TV just isn’t an inexpensive proposition, however it is extra reasonably priced than ever earlier than, thanks partially to elevated competitors (Vizio only recently entered the OLED market) and Black Friday being across the nook. Forward of the gross sales bonanza that looms, LG’s CX collection (2020 mannequin) OLED TVs are marked method down.
The least costly of the bunch just isn’t the smallest, that being the 48-inch mannequin we reviewed (opens in new tab) in August (and one of the best TV for gaming (opens in new tab)), as you may count on. 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 you’ll want to 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 significantly better than LCD. Every particular person pixel that contains an OLED display can activate and off, and whereas some larger 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 collection is superb for gaming, too. A part of that’s as a result of it implements the newest HDMI specification, HDMI 2.1, which has the bandwidth for 4K at 120Hz. HDMI 2.1 additionally helps VRR (variable refresh price) to maintain gameplay frames in sync between the show and GPU, and the CX collection is G-Sync Suitable in addition. Rtings (opens in new tab), one in all my favourite sources for TV critiques, discovered the CX to be “distinctive for enjoying videogames.”
If you wish to go larger than 55 inches, the 65-inch and 77-inch fashions are promoting for his or her lowest costs ever as nicely. 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 spot 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 price contemplating.