LG’s 65-Inch CX Series OLED (Now On Super Sale)

July 16, 2020 Topic: Technology Region: Americas Blog Brand: Techland Tags: LGLG TVCX SeriesLG CX Series TVOLEDHome Entertainment

LG’s 65-Inch CX Series OLED (Now On Super Sale)

This could be one of the biggest deals yet.


In many respects, the CX Series can be considered the superstar of LG’s newest OLED offerings

This particular model is jam-packed with all of the power and next-gen perks you need to create the best picture and viewing experience on the planet. 


However, the one caveat has always been that it’s not a great value play when compared to LG’s B9 and C9 Series—now, that talk may be over. 

This 65-inch OLED stud is now retailing for $2,200 at Newegg, a full $200 cheaper (and in the C9 price range) than what you can find at either Amazon or Best Buy. If you’re in the market for an OLED panel, the advice is to jump on this quick while it’s still available. 

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 B9 and C9 Series, the CX also proves that its wide-angle viewing is second to none.

The CX, powered by the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K, also features the much-coveted HDMI 2.1 features—including eARC—and comes with support for Amazon AlexaGoogle Assistant and Apple AirPlay 2. The ultra-handy remote control also lets you speak to those voice assistants.

The set also comes with Cinema HDR, which supports a wide range of formats for scene-by-scene picture adjustment—including the must-haves of Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG.

The one aspect that can disappoint some LG TV owners is the webOS operating system, as it lacks the innovative extras and app-based setup and coverage of Roku TVSamsung’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 bulge at the bottom of the panel, but this houses the necessary inputs, power supply, speakers and other ancillary components.

For all you hardcore gamers out there waiting patiently for the arrival of the next-gen 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.

Finally, be aware that like all OLED TVs, the CX can suffer from image retention or burn-in—although this pesky issue has become less common with further advances in OLED technology. 

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

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