Every other monitor is DEAD to me - LG CX OLED 48"

Datum objavljivanja: 20. Lis 2020.
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LG's smallest OLED yet, the 48" CX has been hotly anticipated as being both small enough to be used as a big monitor, and, at $1,500, inexpensive enough to consider as a TV upgrade to compliment the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 gaming consoles (due to HDMI 2.1 support for 4K 120 gaming).
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  • Linus.... Did LG give you a $1,500+ Herman Miller X Chair to hype you up for this? I don't blame you lol XD I was just looking to buy one cause my back is killing me from my old chair but that price tag is killing me

  • *laughs in 27 and 24 inch monitors that were rescued from the trash with who knows what refresh rates*

  • Made the switch to OLED (CX48). Never going back.

  • I had this tv, but sent it back to the store because of pixel shifting. It keeps moving my picture slowly to the left until things got cut out of the picture. Then i had to turn off the function and turn it on again. Had to this every day. Didn't try without the function because of burn in risk. Was a really nice tv, but this was a deal breaker for me.

  • finaly someone mention the burnin in oled instead of praising it without any flaws

  • OLED as a computer monitor is a no no though. The technology isn't good enough for static images yet. Questionable if it will ever be.

  • I would argue less blur is actually bad for a video with low frames (ex. 30fps). In videography for instance when making drone videos, we put on ND filter on camera specifically to force the slow shutter speed in order to introduce the blur. As a result, the 30Fps video looks incredibly smooth. If on the contrary each frame was a very sharp image - the video would appear extremely stuttery, creating a sense that the frame rate is way too low. It may be counterintuitive to most people. You would need to feed this OLED TV high frame video in order to see the advantage. Above 60Fps

  • This looks stunning however WHY do they make the TV take so much unnecessary space with the ButtockHump?? I would much rather it be a slimmer, heavy and wider with a flexible small arm holding the monitor, or at least an up/down/left/right angle turning possibility. Just perfect the top tier model already!

  • Is OLED better for gaming than QLED?

  • lmao i can never take linus seriously.

    • unfortunately, things got such bad reflection i can see the silent homies sitting on the couch.

  • If it wasn't the burn-in problem (or the manufacturer *really* included that as part of the warranty), I would immediately switch to OLED in monitors. I'd prefer about 40" and 4K resolution, though.

  • Does this support a proper BFI (black frame insertion)?

  • Does this thing have proper RGB subpixels? I'm using 43UD79-B and it has BGR panel that's good enough in theory. However, it turns out that *many* programs want to render subpixel antialiasing by themself and it's rare that those programs support BGR. Pretty much all software blindly assumes either greyscale or RGB subpixel rendering. It has 4K resolution for 43" so it has better visual resolution from the same distance than this 48" TV.

  • I remember when I first built my gaming pc. I dont have any money for a monitor so i used at 1080p TCL 48 inch TV. And I use to play league of legend and shooter all the time on it. Love it😂

  • Do the larger sized CXs also have HDMI 2.1?

  • Stand is a dealbreaker for me

  • Why aren't there any 32" OLED monitors?

  • A 36" to 38" version of this would be great.

  • I've been using LG's 43" 4K IPS, 5ms monitor for the past year and a half...only 60fps though. I love the snot out of it!

  • I want this tv but it's so damn expensive :(

  • I picked up a used 40" Samsung 7 series TV for $200 CAD ($150 USD), it supports 4k at 60hz with 4:4:4 and has a 200mm VESA mount. Having the screen real estate of 4x 1080p monitors without any bezels is life changing for productivity. I could never see myself going back to a conventional monitor.

  • So now i need to buy this TV. Thx Linus !

  • Just bought one. I'll use my PC on it for now till i can finally find a ps5 that doesn't cost almost as much as this tv.....


  • This video is sponsored by LG....

  • Honest question to all here in the comment section: do i need to worry about oled burn-in? Will i get ghost images in an oled tv as a gamer or not? Im about to make a decision on a new tv and i really need people's honest help with this!

    • @D M thank you. On top of that, it didnt feel like it is 40% better, so i bought the samsung qled 80t for 40% less money

    • In a word, yes, you do need to worry. It is as bad as plasma and plasma never actually solved that issue.

    • Same here. Literally he only thing holding me back

  • @linustechtips hey guys I have a question. If there is usually only 1 earc port on new gen Tvs, How do I setup sound bar and a PS5 to best utilise that one port and have 4k 120 fps gamin and also have the best audio? Thanks :)

  • Does this have 4K

  • Needs to be curved for pc. I like it but i like curved screens and monitors better.

  • Lol you sound like Gru

  • So you need a really nice rig before you can use it


  • 1500 yikes

  • This monitor is pretty hard mirroing ...

  • Nice one Linus. Now it's time to promote panel quality instead of sheer refresh rates. How are companies still marketing TN panels and edge-lit LED and the like in plain 2020? It's crazy!

  • how far is that visual accuity distance?

  • Linus just does videos for the 1% of gamer's that might even be able to afford this crap. By the way Oled might look great till the burn in sets in.

  • Been using an OLED as a monitor for years, absolutely fantastic. BTW also using a monitor as a TV, a 32" monitor with a chromecast is a very cheap solution for the bedroom :+D

  • Lg cx is a dim, washed out, blooming, mediocre OLED. Don’t fall for it people

  • Too much detail ruin the video for me

  • What about burn in ?

  • No bueno. You're way to close to that TV to have a pleasurable viewing experience.

  • Acer already has a 43" 4K Monitor for $400. It's only 60Hz but the pixels are perfect. Unlike a TV.

  • Thanks for the review. Have had the same question since first OLED broke $10k. Question: where can one BUY the model you demo'd (out of stock everywhere, or?)

  • 4k =/= 12 million though? 3840x2160 equals 8 294 400.

  • i've been using a tv as a monitor for a long time now but i also use it for home entertainment as i wont pay for cable screw that when i can watch everything i want between amazon netflix and maybe some popcorn time....

  • Still rocking the earrings? How old are you again ?

  • I'm tempted to do this for my next monitor...

    • It’s worth it... 3 years with a 65 B7 and just upgraded to a 77 CX for my home theater and this 48 CX for my PC. OLED is amazing.

  • 2:15 Me, a scientist.

  • Not curved so no, thank you.

  • Is this "Monitor Arm" compatible?

  • is burn in a issue with this monitor?

    • Is depends on what u view if u only view static images like CNN all day but I use different media. Also there's 3 different applications in the TV to help its in a rating. Com review. Mine will be here Monday

  • see how much you like it when you get dead pixels...

  • I just bought one, the 55in. Waiting for a PS5, but I'll be using it for my PC monitor.

  • If you have bought a new GPU in the last 5 years, this monitor will probably do more for your image quality than a new GPU. And it probably will have much better availability too. And it is as expensive, as you can't buy a new GPU for MRSP anyway.

  • What about the EYE STRAIN ?

  • LOL this is my home tv

  • Its not matt,, this is a big problem

  • Are t you sponsored by LG

  • Does this tv beat the G9?

  • LG is trash bro. I repair more of their TV's/monitors and electrical products than any other manufacturer outside of Sony and Microsoft's game console's. Their internal components just don't hold up.

  • ive just bought the 65 inch version of this bad boy, be warned those of you with home av recivers. rember you can not send gysnc 120 hz etc etc through your av system, you must connect your pc directly to the tv, BUT as i have a 8700k with built in gpu, i take a hdmi from this and connect that hdmi to my av reciver meaning i still get my movies and music through my av system then that feeds it to this 65 monster gysnc tv

    • you also need the new standard of hdmi cable, has to be 48gig version, nothing else can do it, also your limited to a max cable length of 3 meters

  • It'll be great to hear how you get on with image retntion/BI when web browsing. A shame it's so reflective too.

  • I have just bought the LG CX 65" tv to use as a monitor for my PC and my experience is way below my expectations.. In the game rocket league, i can just play 720p without latency issues but everything is very blurry and with "jagged lines" in this resolution on such a big screen.. I have a "Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Super AORUS" graphics card and 16gb ram. I7 processor. HDMI 2.0. If i up the resolution to i.e. 1080p the game starts to "stutter" and the latency is waaaay of. 0.5 sec reaction to the playstation controller(cabled). Is my PC not good enough to run above 720p or is this just what to expect when using a TV as a gaming monitor?

    • Your PC sucks and isn't good enough for this TV.

  • On LG website it says that you lost your heart lol

  • won't you get a crazy headache from this?

  • 13:30 "i don't have a usb type a on my laptop anymore" but when apple did it 4 years ago it was the worst thing ever.... ok

  • Just received my LG 55cx and it's great!

    • @Good Stuff absolutely it's the sweet spot if you have the space

    • @ToxicCylon SB yeah, 65 is perfect!

    • Cheers soon my 65 will be here in all its glory for my series x awaiting

  • Needs to be curved

  • If you got the money, use this for gaming and movies, and good widescreen lcd for productivity/browsing. I would be too scared of burn-in to use it for alll

  • For people outside the US: In the UK, the OLED48CX is available either as the OLED48CX6LA or OLED48CX5LB. The only difference is the finish: the 6LA comes in dark silver, while the 5LB is light silver. The TVs are otherwise identical. In the US, this model is known as the OLED48CXPUB. It is not currently planned for launch in Australia

  • Linus is literally my display spirit animal. Everytime something functional and cool comes out in the display industry, he is changing his setup or thinking about swapping to exactly what I would swap to. That is if I could get any monitor I wanted at or near release lol, but really dying inside help.

  • Video Upload: 4 Months Ago: Nothing else is even close - Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor 4 Weeks Ago: Every other monitor is DEAD to me - LG CX OLED 48" Looks like whoever pays more money, their product suddenly becomes the best. Linus doesn't care about what is best for his audience anymore, he cares which sponsor pays more money for advertising their product to his subs. It's like Dr. Oz advertising (sorry recommending) the best paid-promotion-diet to his patients.

    • This is the way

    • no, actually the lg cx is the best gaming monitor. Trust me, it will be months before he "changes" it up again

  • That hurt when he touched the metal end of the tape measure to the screen. Twice.

  • But it's only 60hz 🤢🤮 I want a 360hz monitor

  • Still not convinced it's better than last years A9G

  • Just paired this TV with a 3090 and the results are Wunderbar! I used to flip back and forth between 60hz 4k full RGB color with no chroma subsampling vs. 4k 120hz chroma 4:2:0 because that's all the 2080ti would do with HDMI2.0. With HDMI2.1 in place and full 4k/120hz/RGB/4:4:4 chroma the difference is astounding. It's one of those thing you have to experience to see the difference. "I had no idea...they should have sent a poet."

  • didn't linus say a 43" UHD monitor was too big and he prefers an ultra wide a year ago?? somehow a 48" is awesome now

  • did he even mention burn in?

  • Where do I sign?

  • This is $1600 and it’s OLED. Burn in is real and will destroy this monitor

  • @linus Do the features you speak about here change with the size of the TV? I plan on getting a 65" LG CX for specifically couch gaming and TV watching. LMK Thanks! Love your videos!!

  • Ive always been told that the viewing distance isn't that it ruins your experience but rather the fact that its hurting your eyes.

  • I had a 43'' and i thought that was too big

  • nobody: all mothers in entire world: you're gonna go blind playing games that close to TV

  • Why no mention of BOTH Freesync AND G-sync compatibility? Will you be testing these "features" in the next video?

  • How does this compare to LCD when sitting for 8 hours? I need something really comfortable on my eyes. My laptop only has HDMI 2.0b but it does have Thunderbolt 3 so with over a hundred dollar in active cables I *might* be able to get to 120hz but unlikely. I'll be at 60hz for this. I don't really game so productivity is what matters.

  • LG is kinda crushing it as far as Gaming Ready TVs. Just bought a 49" for 500 bucks(plus Tax) that does: VRR, Gysnc, ALLM and Free Sync 4K @120, 2k @120(both natively!) and HDR(not crazy HDR just entry level) and an Amazing 5.7ms Input Delay. There isn't a better TV from 40 to 49"(I scoured RTings like a hawk).

  • OLEDS for monitors.. in 3 months you'll be able to see your desktop icons ALL the time. special bonus

  • Just picked up the 65" (after having my old tv for about 13 years now) and while excited (I have yet to hook it up) I am a little bummed to see reports of issues with 120hz and next gen systems. That totally sucks. On top of that, I don't have a 4K receiver and I am wondering what the work around is if I want to use my current receiver but want 4K. Can someone confirm if the following would work, at least in theory: XSX via HDMI direct to LG_CX, then optical out from LG_CX to receiver? Would that cause some kind of delay in audio? I hope there's someone seeing this that can help. 🤣😭

  • Linus is the nerd of beyond the wild west

  • Perfect size!

  • If they made a smaller version of this, it would be perfect to use as a display for both a PC and the new consoles, I just can't picture having a screen that big that close in front of you all day. I'm not that much of a 4k person either, and I don't think sitting in front of a 4k screen all day would work well either, I would really rather have a 1440p 120hz HDMI 2.1 monitor.

  • any chance for a video on best affordable ultra-wide monitor? or rather, best value ultra wide?

  • lmfao the drilling! :D

  • There's no way I could sit in front of a TV that massive. I'd get whiplash trying to game in a FPS!

  • My 4k monitor is on like 16 hours a day, with static elements all over the place. I would burn in that oled in a few weeks.

  • I like to have a 32" OLED - 48" is far too big for my Desk.

  • Does anybody know that table he’s using?

  • I just spent $1500 for a 55" CX, it's gonna double as a PC monitor and a display for my Series X / PS5 consoles. $1650 shipped with a 4 year warranty. I'm stoked.