This particular model—which can be had for roughly $2,300 at both Best Buy and Amazon—is jam-packed with all of the power and next-generation perks that you need to create the best picture and viewing experience on the planet.
Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll get with the CX Series: sleek and slim design, fantastic picture quality, accurate colors, deepest blacks, and inimitable uniformity and contrast ratios. And like the little brothers B9 and C9 Series, the CX also proves that its wide-angle viewing is second to none.
Reviewed.com had a similar take, raving about the set’s “amazing picture quality,” “premium design,” and the fact that the TV is “future-ready.”
“It’s a bit expensive, and may not be bright enough for some rooms, but otherwise the CX Series is an awesome choice if you want one of the best TVs of the year,” the site wrote.
CNET has also jumped on the bandwagon, saying that the CX is “the picture against which all other TVs are measured.”
Powered by the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K, the CX also features the much-coveted HDMI 2.1 features—including eARC—and comes with full-fledged support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay 2. The ultra-handy remote control also lets you speak to those voice assistants.
The one aspect that has the potential to disappoint some LG TV owners is the webOS operating system, as it lacks the innovative extras and app-based setup and coverage of Roku TV, Samsung’s Tizen, or Sony’s Android TV. If you desire a bigger selection of apps, your best bet is to go out and get an external streamer.
Because of the CX’s reliance on organic light-emitting diode technology, there is no backlighting to be found, so the overall minimalist-driven design is vanishingly thin. There is, though, a noticeable slight bulge at the bottom of the panel, but this houses the necessary inputs, power supply, speakers, and other ancillary components.
For all the hardcore gamers out there waiting patiently for the arrival of the next-generation consoles from PlayStation and Xbox, know that the CX supports the Nvidia G-Sync standard and AMD FreeSync, which help to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering. The end result is noticeably smoother gameplay—no matter how graphics-intensive the games are.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Minneapolis-based Science and Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV. Follow or contact him on LinkedIn.