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LG BX OLED Review

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The LG BX OLED is an excellent TV for most use cases, as it features deep blacks, superb reflection diffusion, HDMI 2.1 support, and VRR. However, watch out for the risk of display burn-in and low peak brightness.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG BX OLED TV is LG’s entry-level OLED TV launched in January 2020. Its OLED display can deliver better black levels and contrast than LCD, Quantum Dot, and even mini LED TVs. It also has a near-instantaneous response time and is very well positioned for gamers because of the low input lag. In addition, it also boasts LG’s WebOS UI that is smooth enough for quick navigation. Keep reading our LG BX OLED TV review below to learn more about what reviewers think. And take some time to go through the highest-ranked TVs available today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG BX OLED TV is a great choice for gamers and movie/TV show streamers. Its OLED panel offers deep blacks, an infinite contrast ratio, great reflection diffusion, and wide viewing angles. Plus, it has HDMI 2.1, VRR, and ALLM. But, it does come with the risk of permanent display burn-in, and its peak brightness may not be bright enough for some.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Deep blacks with best in class contrast
  • Fantastic reflection diffusion
  • HDMI 2.1 support
  • VRR, ALLM, and eARC
  • Near instantaneous response time
  • Low input lag
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Wide color gamut
  • Google Assistant and Alexa built-in
  • FreeSync & NVIDIA G Sync compatible

Reason to Avoid

  • Slight risk of display burn-in
  • Low peak brightness
  • No HDR 10+
  • Built-in audio could have been better
  • Gradient handling is not great
  • Sideloading on WebOS is difficult
  • 24FPS content might look stuttery
  • No support for chroma 4:4:4 when running 1080P 120Hz

LG BX OLED Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeNo
Display TypeOLED
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI TypeHDMI TypeHDMI 2.1
HDR FormatHDR10
HomeKit CompatibleHomeKit CompatibleYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Number of Audio ChannelsNumber of Audio Channels2.2
Panel TypePanel TypeOLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Screen size55", 65"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformwebOS
Speaker OutputSpeaker Output40 Watts
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync
VRRVRRYes

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)95.9
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)98.62
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)72.13
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.18
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)133.7
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)0
SDR Brightness (nits)401
HDR Brightness (nits)586
Input Lag (ms)14.7
Response Time (ms)3.8
Color Washout (Degrees)51
Color Shift (Degrees)31
Brightness Loss (Degrees)63
Reflections (%)1.5
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)67.27
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db2.98
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.51
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.129
Intermodulation Distortion @80db2.74
EOTF (600 nit delta)0
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0

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Expert Score

88

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92

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The LG BX OLED is an excellent overall TV. With its OLED technology, it can… Read More

    By:

    Henry St Leger
  • TVFindr
    72

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    With the LG BX OLED, you have an excellent TV for almost any content and… Read More

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    Unknown
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    An excellent OLED TV that demonstrates there’s serious price competition in this sparkling category, the… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Trusted Reviews
    80.4

    Category Trust Rating

    85
    The cheapest OLED model in LG’s 2020 range is too good to miss. Top-notch image… Read More

    By:

    John R. Quain
  • Techradar
    56.6

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    “No bottom line found for this product” Read More

    By:

    Alexander Tozzi
  • Expert Reviews UK
    66.2

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    As the cheaper sibling of the stupendous LG CX, the LG BX might well be… Read More

    By:

    Steve May

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