LG BX OLED TV Review

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The LG BX OLED is the entry-level TV in LG’s 2020 OLED TV and provides outstanding overall performance as other OLED TVs. This has an infinite contrast ratio and total black uniformity, suitable in dark rooms for watching films. Gamers should appreciate its support for the FreeSync refresh rate variable (VRR), and it is also compatible with G-SYNC.

This has a near-instant response time that results in consistent motion, but this implies content with a lower frame rate tends to be stuttering. This TV has wide viewing angles and with a large seating arrangement, it’s a perfect option. Also, it doesn’t get bright enough to fight glare, it has outstanding handling of reflection, so it performs well in the fairly brightest rooms.

Unfortunately, like every OLED TV, it runs the risk of permanent burn-in, but that would just be an issue for constant static things, whether using the TV as a desktop screen or even watching the news. It’s on the upside, a very well-built TV with a sleek, modern design.

PROS

  • Infinite contrast ratio.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Outstanding reflection handling.
  • Near-instant response time.
  • VRR support.

CONS

  • Doesn’t get very bright.
  • Risk of permanent burn-in.
  • Lower-frame rate content stutters.

Design:

The LG BX has an extraordinary style with a center-mounted stand, similar to the 2019 LG B9 OLED. It is also very similar to the LG CX OLED, the only difference being that the BX stand is smaller and made of plastic. All in all, it’s a modern, super-looking TV.

This TV has the same stand as the LG B9 OLED. It is a plastic stand mounted in the center that holds the TV well, but it has more wobble than the larger metal stand on the LG CX OLED.

The LG BX has a really good build efficiency. The plastic stand on the LG CX OLED is not as strong as the metal stand but it still supports the TV well. The plastic at the bottom of the TV, near where the inputs are, flexes a little and makes a noise if it is not properly connected to the panel. Besides that, there are no obvious issues and it’s a well-built television.

Picture quality:

Movies: The LG BX OLED is a good TV for watching films in dark rooms. This is able to switch off pixels individually, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. It upscales content with lower quality, including from Blu-ray boxes, without any issues, and excludes rule from any source. Unfortunately, content with a lower frame rate appears to stutter due to its near-instant response time.

TV Shows: The LG BX OLED is excellent for watching television shows. Use it in relatively light rooms is a good choice, and while it doesn’t get bright enough to combat glare, it has outstanding handling of reflection. This still has large viewing angles, and you can also appreciate a detailed picture when walking around. Unfortunately, if you are constantly viewing content with static elements like the news and you’re always on the same channel, it’s a chance of permanent burn-in.

Sports: Great TV for sport. The LG BX OLED has an almost instant response time, so it looks smooth to quick-moving content. It’s perfect to use with a group of friends when enjoying the big game as it has large viewing angles. This also does very well in bright rooms as it has outstanding control of the reflection, but, unfortunately, it is not getting very bright.

Video games: For video games the LG BX OLED is excellent. It has an almost instant response time, resulting in a smooth motion, and a really low input lag. This has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which embraces VRR to reduce the tearing of displays. This is also suitable for gaming in the dark space, as it has an infinite contrast ratio and total black uniformity.

HDR Movies: The LG BX OLED is a perfect option for HDR movies. This embraces both HDR10 and Dolby Vision and shows an outstanding large color gamut for HDR, but unfortunately, it is not quite bright enough to truly bring out highlights. It is able to turn off pixels individually, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, ideal for watching films in dark rooms.

HDR Gaming: Great TV for HDR games, due mostly to the outstanding gameplay efficiency of the LG BX OLED. To minimize screen tearing it has VRR support, and it has a fast refresh rate of 120Hz. Its response time is also near-instant, resulting in a smooth movement. In this Led, HDR content looks fantastic because it shows a very wide range of colors, but it isn’t really bright enough to pull out highlights of HDR.

PC Monitor: The LG BX OLED is a perfect option to use as a monitor on your PC. This has a large viewing range, but even though you sit up near the picture stays correct. It has a small input lag and shows the right 4:4:4 chroma, which is important for reading text. Unfortunately, there’s a risk of permanent burn-in, which can be problematic with static elements like such a desktop interface.

Final Thoughts:

The LG BX OLED is an excellent television set overall. It is able to turn off pixels individually with its OLED technology, resulting in an infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity, so blacks appear black when viewed in the dark. It’s excellent for gaming because it has an almost immediate response time, support for VRR, and a very low input lag. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get really bright, but the usage of very bright rooms isn’t suitable. Last but not least, whether you choose to watch TV or sports with friends and family, it has wide viewing angles.