LG's CX 4K OLED TV has been near the top of the list of the most acclaimed TVs on the market ever since it was introduced earlier this year. On the RTINGS rankings of top overall TVs, the CX series ranks third overall — behind two other LG OLED TVs, the E9 and C9 — and #1 overall among 2020 models. RTINGS gave the CX series a score of 8.8 out of 10, calling it “an excellent TV [that] delivers amazing all-around performance.”
The TV, which is available in 48-, 55-, 65- and 77-inch sizes, got very strongly positive early reviews in May and June, and two more reviews arrived in the last week. Both touted the quality of the TV, while having few qualms other than the high price tag. The four models have listed prices of $1,500, $1,800, $2,800 and $5,000, respectively.
Reviewed.com had a similar take to the earlier ones, listing the positives as "amazing picture quality," "premium design," and that the TV is "future-ready." Drawbacks included the prices, as well as "not as bright as competition."
"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 review said.
CNET's review, published June 20, called the CX TV "the picture against which all other TVs are measured." The review stated that while it's clear that OLED TVs have the best picture available, it's only a matter of which OLED TV those who can afford one should buy.
The review gave the series an 8.5 out of 10, but did note that the LG B9, from last year, is a better value.
LG debuted its line of 2020 TVs in January at CES, and they have rolled out over the course of the spring. The line included that 48-inch OLED TV, which is the among the smallest OLED TVs on the market, as well as some 8K models.
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