Every other monitor is DEAD to me - LG CX OLED 48"

  Aufrufe 2,242,130

Linus Tech Tips

Vor 3 Monate

For a limited time, use code LINUSTECH10 for $10 off any purchase of a YubiKey 5 Series key at yubi.co/Linus-Tech-YT - Promotion ends Nov. 13th, 2020. #YubiSafe #YubiKey #sponsor
LG's smallest OLED yet, the 48" CX has been hotly anticipated as being both small enough to be used as a big monitor, and, at $1,500, inexpensive enough to consider as a TV upgrade to compliment the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 gaming consoles (due to HDMI 2.1 support for 4K 120 gaming).
On LG: geni.us/a1Cbo
On Amazon (PAID LINK): geni.us/TOEzA
On Newegg (PAID LINK): geni.us/uvVjyDS
On B&H (PAID LINK): geni.us/ivPTy6
Thanks to LG for sending us the TV for this review.
Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.
Check out RTINGS extensive burn-in test: depost.info/one/video/noOYsJSnkbN13Ik.html
Discuss on the forum: linustechtips.com/main/topic/1259847-every-other-monitor-is-dead-to-me-lg-cx-oled-48/
►GET MERCH: www.LTTStore.com/
►SUPPORT US ON FLOATPLANE: www.floatplane.com/
►LTX EXPO: www.ltxexpo.com/
►Affiliates, Sponsors & Referrals: lmg.gg/sponsors
►Private Internet Access VPN: lmg.gg/pialinus2
►MK Keyboards: lmg.gg/LyLtl
►Nerd or Die Stream Overlays: lmg.gg/avLlO
►NEEDforSEAT Gaming Chairs: lmg.gg/DJQYb
►Displate Metal Prints: lmg.gg/displateltt
►Epic Games Store (LINUSMEDIAGROUP): lmg.gg/kRTpY
►Amazon Prime: lmg.gg/8KV1v
►Audible Free Trial: lmg.gg/8242J
►Streamlabs Prime: geni.us/cOHCiHh
►Our Gear on Amazon: geni.us/OhmF

Twitter: linustech
Facebook: LinusTech
Instagram: linustech
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/linustech
Techquickie: lmg.gg/techquickieyt
TechLinked: lmg.gg/techlinkedyt
ShortCircuit: lmg.gg/shortcircuityt
LMG Clips: lmg.gg/lmgclipsyt
Channel Super Fun: lmg.gg/channelsuperfunyt
Carpool Critics: lmg.gg/carpoolcriticsyt
Title: Laszlo - Supernova
Video Link: depost.info/one/video/gH-b3KB6hZSeuYk.html
iTunes Download Link: itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712
Artist Link: soundcloud.com/laszlomusic
Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High depost.info
Monitor And Keyboard by vadimmihalkevich / CC BY 4.0 geni.us/PgGWp
Mechanical RGB Keyboard by BigBrotherECE / CC BY 4.0 geni.us/mj6pHk4
Mouse Gamer free Model By Oscar Creativo / CC BY 4.0 geni.us/Ps3XfE

scorlin gonzalez
scorlin gonzalez Vor 3 Stunden
you should make a video about PC graphics settings, what color/graphics settings should i use when playing a game with dolby vision vs an hdr10+ game
Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee Vor 5 Stunden
I'm soooooo torn. Got my PS5 day one, and already have an LG 34WK95U (the 5K2K bigboi) which does colours so beautifully, but 16:9 content on the NanoIPS has caused bars to be burnt in on the edges. I want to get a 16:9 display with HDMI 2.1 and 4K HDR to avoid it happening again, especially as the bigboi is no longer covered by warranty, but is this TV really worth it?
RecklessFables Vor 10 Stunden
Here I am with a 40" TV in my living room sitting 10' away from the screen and trying to play PS4 games.
sympul Vor 11 Stunden
Bro i bought this thing and it constantly cant display a signal after leaving it off for a bit....... its a widespread issue... and its a fucking pain
Dimi L
Dimi L Vor 13 Stunden
I just made the move. I wanted to upgrade size wise and most reports (e.g. from hardware unboxed) were unanimous that 40+ inches 4k monitors are still very underwhelming (especially considering their price). This OLED TV though has unanimously good reviews so I pulled the trigger. I can give 3 main feedbacks. First the response time and input lag in game mode is great. I do not see any difference compared to my previous PC monitor. This thing handles just like a monitor and if you didn't know it's a tv you wouldn't guess. Second, the colors and blacks are just phenomenal in my opinion. So if it's mostly important for you that games, movies etc just look amazing (vs for instance pure performance in FPS) then this is the way to go. Gaming on this thing is an experience! (I have a water cooled RTX3080 pushing pixels to it) Third, the size. You get used to having such a big display on your desk really quickly. It feels strange maybe the first day or two but after this adaptation time it's not an issue at all. You need at least 100cm desk depth though, realistically. keep in mind that 20cm are lost due to the "buttock hump". Any desk depth between 100 and 120 cm will do great. I wouldn't use this on a 60 or 70cm deep desk. I was also looking more for a 42 or 43" display initially, now I feel like 48 ain't that big actually. Definitely big enough but not overwhelming at all. I would not switch it for a 42" version even if I could. Tech Chap the reviewer gave the feedback that he had to switch back after one month, but you'll see in his video that his desk is really narrow. He's clearly missing 40cm desk depth. Just as an info my desk depth is about 110 cm. One more point, make sure you use an ultra high speed HDMI cable when gaming. Destiny2 for instance looked all glimmery and off until I received my HDMI 2.1 cable. Then all of a sudden the game looked gorgeous. I suspect my previous cable just didn't have the bandwith to send textures fast enough. Also make sure your room will be dark to semi-dark without any light source behing you (like a window). This thing has a glossy pannel and being an OLED, has limited brightness. I'm in a semi dark room, meaning there are windows just not with direct exposure to the tv and I have 0 reflection or brightness issue. You'll need to invest some time customizing all of the TV's parameters. But it's well worth it. This will be my display for the next 5 to 10 years. If you're still hesitating, my advice would be order it from a trusted shop where you know you'll be able to bring it back/return it and try it out in your setup. Chances are you won't need to return it ;)
MrJohanson Vor 15 Stunden
What about that glossy screen that reflexes everything. I don't want to see myself when doing stuff.
Darren Evans
Darren Evans Vor Tag
Every other monitor? This is a TV, not a monitor. Clearly don't know you're shizzle 😉😉
richard halili
richard halili Vor Tag
Most important thing he never talked about. Response time.
David Roman
David Roman Vor 4 Stunden
He did. He mentioned the low input lag. Thats the same thing.
Smart Player
Smart Player Vor 2 Tage
Master Ryan G33
Master Ryan G33 Vor 2 Tage
About to order me a 77” lg cx oled for my rig. Rtx 3080 + 5900x + lg Cx oled = ultimate gaming experience.
Ben Scott
Ben Scott Vor Tag
Did you get a 3080 for less than $900 already?
nathan rubio
nathan rubio Vor 2 Tage
Burn in?
D.C Widowler
D.C Widowler Vor 3 Tage
what’s the equivalent ultra wide to a monitor like this? or better question what’s the best for all around. gaming film making which provides the absolute best of all features haha
Sergey Mavrody
Sergey Mavrody Vor 3 Tage
LG just announced 42" OLED TV
Galahad Vor Tag
@Sergey Mavrody damn that would be amazing
Sergey Mavrody
Sergey Mavrody Vor Tag
Probably February - March
Galahad Vor Tag
Really? When does it get released?
Z4d0k Vor 3 Tage
This is why LCD looks so much smoother in motion than my 65" LG CX at 60fps and below. High frame rate content is a different matter.
Galahad Vor 6 Stunden
120hz on the oled and you are good to go. It's superior than lcd can't lie that away
Alexster Deeznuts
Alexster Deeznuts Vor 4 Tage
If you're connecting this to a PC do you need the RTX 30 series or would it work with the RTX 20 series? I just bought this TV and a ultra high speed HDMI cable for the PS5 and Xbox series x. Do I need another for my PC? I remember hearing that no Nvidia graphics card to this day support HDMI 2.1 and if this is true do I need to upgrade from DisplayPort to HDMI 2.1 on my PC?
i recently bought a 55 inch oled and fell so in love with its gaming performance that i am actually using it as a monitor now. The ergonomics of an 55 inch monitor ist quiet huge, but i got used to it pretty quick and i sometimes use windowed or borderless modes on lower resolution (or custom resultion) ingame when the picture get too big to handle
user left earth
user left earth Vor 5 Tage
1.5 k
Alpzepta Vor 5 Tage
Every other monitor is DEAD to me Sony A9S: What about me man?!!
foxtrap614 tango
foxtrap614 tango Vor 5 Tage
I would like to know if they actual used it 8 hours a day for 3 months as a dedicated monitor. We love to see if there is any permanent image retention.
Paul Mohr
Paul Mohr Vor 3 Tage
I have a C9 oled and its on for an average of 16 hours a day and I have had it about a year. No issues at all. The task bar at the bottom of my screen is almost always showing and I play Second Life quite a bit and the UI for the viewer has not burned into my screen yet. The only thing I don't like about the C9 for a monitor is the brightness on the screen ramps up and down on its own if there is a static image and I can't turn that off. Its a built in protection to help prevent logos from burning in.
nxtlvl nlkr
nxtlvl nlkr Vor 5 Tage
Would buy it if it had a 144hz display port
Bird O
Bird O Vor 6 Tage
Console owners: well well how the turntables.
Star1 child
Star1 child Vor 7 Tage
OLED "burn-in" is the number one reason I'm longing for eventual micro-LED big gaming format monitors, rather than OLED or mini-LED monitors (which is different from micro-LED). Sadly it's going to be a long time.
Star1 child
Star1 child Vor 4 Tage
It's an issue and always will be with the "organic" factor/variant of light emitting diodes. LG have some kind of pixel shifting algorithm for static coloured pixels that hardly move and in addition the algorithm will turn down the brightness of static logos, score result boxes and things like HUD information within games. I don't see how they can pixel-shift enough when there are thick logos and HUD boxes; therefore reducing the brightness is not ideal. I've seen many reviews and comments from owners of OLED's with screen burn, it's not nice. The technology may have prolonged the time that OLED burn-in may happen, but it will eventually happen and more so if your viewing content has static logos (football match score boxes, game show quiz score info, game HUD's, TV channel logos). I believe it's the "blue" self-illuminating OLED pixel that is the culprit and has shorter degradation life-span than the red and green OLED pixels. I would say not to worry too much if you will be primarily using the OLED TV to watch movies and programs without static info boxes, as the viewing quality will be exceptional with inky blacks. For me personally I would be wanting to use for both movies and games with emphasis on the latter; therefore I will have consider a BFGD gaming LED/LCD monitor (like ROG Swift PG43UQ 43") until large display format "micro-LED" screens become a thing (not mini-LED, they are completely different).
Steve Nordquist
Steve Nordquist Vor 5 Tage
Lol how do you find ratings for OLED burn-in to see whether it's still an issue with a given model? Or do you have a bright room that burns them in from without?
Tradin War Stories
Tradin War Stories Vor 7 Tage
I like my 44 inch ONN 4k tv that i payed 189 dollars for. I just dont see the value in paying this ,uch more for a little better picture.
Shawn Vor 8 Tage
$1500? Hard pass.
Justin Crediblename
Justin Crediblename Vor 8 Tage
Guys. DON"T buy this. Wait for 6K or 8K monitors, or buy a 43" unit. You'll still see pixels with a 4k 43" unit, and this 48" unit will make it worse.
tommy Vor 8 Tage
2021 is the year to hold out. These are just gaining traction and screen burn is something that can be mitigated further I feel through emerging technology and ideas.
lol no
lol no Vor 8 Tage
Paging slomoguys
ACRapid Vor 8 Tage
If it was at least 21:9...
Draken X
Draken X Vor 9 Tage
Was so close to pulling the trigger, though can't get past the reflection, It's a beautiful screen sure, but best for dark rooms or a light source is in the back or away from the screen.
LightWing Studios
LightWing Studios Vor 9 Tage
On the LG site the 55" and 48" are BOTH $1,500...except the 55" is Out Of Stock!
HDawg187 Vor 9 Tage
Odyssey G9 would like to know your location. Predator x27 would like to know your location Your graphics card would like to know your location Vertically stacked monitors would like to know your location
Daniel Brown
Daniel Brown Vor 9 Tage
Dear Monitor makers or TV makers... We don't want your speakers tv makers or "smartness". And We dont #@*($R# want your tiny puny pc monitors. If it's not 60 inches, it's for grandma.
Allegory Vor 9 Tage
What bullshit is that hump that is AWEFUL
Mike Vor 9 Tage
We could have much better monitors years ago. They know PC kids will spend 4 grand on garbage monitors that cost 20 bucks to make so why implement new tech in something that already sells like hot cakes?
Erik Reidt
Erik Reidt Vor 10 Tage
What chair is that ?
Kyo Bear
Kyo Bear Vor 10 Tage
Does no one game in a recliner from a small distance? Like Wtf, I sit at a desk all day for work, and will not do that at home to game, I want to recline and game on 55 inch, so I can meet my quota of 90% sitting/laying around per day 🤣
tiberius183 Vor 10 Tage
On another exciting episode of "Linus reviews things I can't afford"....
kevintemido Vor 10 Tage
Should I get the 48 or 55 inch? I’ll be using it with my ps5 and pc
Sinking Buiscuit
Sinking Buiscuit Vor 10 Tage
I think I can help Linus out here with his decision by taking either of his choices off his hands for free! Problem solved. :D.
Vic Rey
Vic Rey Vor 7 Tage
Free loader alert
Scottery Vor 10 Tage
I have a 65 inch Oled and am building a tower at the moment to go with it. Cannot wait
iSquared Vor 11 Tage
If you can only tell the difference with a high speed camera because the human eye isn't sensitive enough, that's a feature for those people with more money than sense.
Dimas nah
Dimas nah Vor 11 Tage
Ultra Low Motion Blur was on at 60hz on PG259QN ?
Julian ._.
Julian ._. Vor 11 Tage
actually a oled monitor isnt that perfekt for pc usage, because of the burn in fact. Too mutch static pictures
Knox Vor 11 Tage
watching this on my brand new cx ;)
asimolok Vor 12 Tage
i am waiting them to make working amoled TV monitors big improvements over oled
Dec Fairlight
Dec Fairlight Vor 12 Tage
Linus really just recommended buying a $1500 OLED TV to use as a gaming monitor and linked to a video showing that within 2 years it'll be absolutely ruined in the same video.
alex1 Vor 12 Tage
Why do you go through the trouble of reshooting a scene when there is noise, just to put both scenes in in the end
Erfan Ghadirian
Erfan Ghadirian Vor 12 Tage
I bought it and it's great
C Cole
C Cole Vor 12 Tage
How do you figure you can "see more of the map" on a rts game bc the monitor is bigger? 😆
C Cole
C Cole Vor 12 Tage
5:15 ... resolution actually looks way better on the Asus. The millisecond pixel transition differences would be undetectable by the human eye ... hence the HSC
C Cole
C Cole Vor 12 Tage
I don't know about a 48" gaming monitor that doesn't have a curved screen
C Cole
C Cole Vor 12 Tage
1366×768 in the mid 2000's and you called it "hot garbage"? 😐
Luka Koprivica
Luka Koprivica Vor 12 Tage
Same was with plasmas... EVERYTHING you said. From refresh speed to image burn in. But nobody understood, so they went dead. I'm truly afraid for OLED future, people are ignorant of better, the only thing is price.
aaron.gormley Vor 12 Tage
Ugh, I want one so bad!
Шынгыс Оразбек
Шынгыс Оразбек Vor 13 Tage
Dude, have you heard of Nvidia broadcast microphone input? Also, what games offer best HDR experience on PC?
György Pongrácz
György Pongrácz Vor 13 Tage
Burning shit
Mezoxin Vor 13 Tage
I got the 55 inch and it’s perfect to me , i never use the PC on a regular desktop setup ,i prefer using it from siting in a recliner and using a lap desk for my mouse and keyboard , not only is it far more comfortable and alllows me for prolonged use time it also positions me in perfect distance from my audio 2.1 setup allowing much better soundstage
MuffinMan0521 Vor 13 Tage
Is it time for me to upgrade to 3 of these?
JMajorman Vor 14 Tage
Lol that big of a screen is ridiculous
Ioannis Konstantinidis
Ioannis Konstantinidis Vor 14 Tage
If it was curved... maybe. No matter how you want to sell it, this "TV" is not suitable for desktop use.
Mr/s X
Mr/s X Vor 15 Tage
U forgot 🔥BURN IN 🔥🤦‍♂️
Tim Burns
Tim Burns Vor 15 Tage
"LG Buttock hump Patent Pending" LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
eaglesclaws8 Vor 15 Tage
What about g sync. Will it work on this tv?TV? Does Hdmi 2.1 solve this?
Blake Ord
Blake Ord Vor 15 Tage
You say all monitors what about the Samsung G9?
Primo Tehcko
Primo Tehcko Vor 16 Tage
I got a Samsung UN40NU7200F last year and i love it. It is definitely not as high-end like this one, but for what I do it is excellent. I was hoping to see better performance within yrs and this is a straight upgrade. After I'm done upgrading my PC first, this will be considered to look at..... thank you señor!!!!
lic2kil007 Vor 16 Tage
Wow that's crazy I just watched the DEpost burn in vid..
Colter Vor 16 Tage
Just an FYI the pixel shift will spread the burn-in making it worse than if it didn't shift at all.
David Tovar
David Tovar Vor 17 Tage
my man said mid 2000s as if we in late 2000s .. c'mon man it's only 2021!! :P
Dziarsky Vor 17 Tage
I am dreaming of Philips Ambilight oled 21:9 tv/monitor. Maybe one day....
Stephen Garnett
Stephen Garnett Vor 15 Tage
I was always dreaming of a 21:9 plasma! Philips seemed to not have much success with those panels. But yea, now, I'd sure love to see a 21:9 OLED. Such a shame that Blu-ray or UHD Blu-ray never had anamorphic support.
ZakarooNetwork Vor 17 Tage
11:11 No surprise that Linus is wearing Sock and Sandals. 🤣 But, What Game is he Playing?
John Zealand-Doyle
John Zealand-Doyle Vor 17 Tage
Epic intro upgrade!
Manoj Varughese
Manoj Varughese Vor 17 Tage
hey linus please make videos on pc monitors with hdr
Wrathcaster Vor 17 Tage
Been using the C9 55" for my pc for gaming on the couch and love it
Peter le Grand
Peter le Grand Vor 17 Tage
I use for a while now an LG 43 inch 4k. I like it very much. Also, just activated the powertoys that could be helpful. The things I like about it is: You basically run 4 1080 21 inch without bezel. You don't need scaling, you don't have to think about the position of the tv, only think of the position of the window.
Kurtus Vor 17 Tage
Too much screen reflection for me. If it had a matt screen id buy one.
CHUGGS Vor 17 Tage
Just got this delivered! 😬😬😬
The_Effect_DE Vor 18 Tage
WTF thats still a TV... I want a 32 or 34 OLED Gaming Monitor...
Heavy Cloud
Heavy Cloud Vor 18 Tage
I’m so happy I got an LG CX
Leaha Vor 18 Tage
Does anyone know how deep the desk is, kinda want to get one of these but its difficult to work out how deep a desk I need
Kevin Singh
Kevin Singh Vor 18 Tage
I am sold. But I have $ 24.89 in my bank
Offender Shuffle
Offender Shuffle Vor 14 Tage
Credit card debt, Credit card debt, Credit card debt. :D
Ivan B
Ivan B Vor 18 Tage
Linus do you prefer a format like this or a ultra wide like a 43"? thinking of mix productivity and gaming. Isn't better ultra wide?
Jouas Reyes
Jouas Reyes Vor 18 Tage
Hi. Anyone knows what is the difference between the OLED48CXPTA and OLED48CXPUB ?? Thanks
Mark Mannello
Mark Mannello Vor 18 Tage
Sorry Oled =Burn in with static images. Gaming has static images. You have a static Windows 10 Desktop with Icons. Never ever.Even if you change your images constantly or Shut the TV off on a Black screen. They will never perfect it. Not running it full brightness what's the point? I saw another video with the RTINGS results. Call of Duty No Burn in. Fifa. Burn in . Besides worrying about burn in takes away the enjoyment. Oleds are awesome But not for gaming. And with a desktop with static Icon's. let's see you made this OCT 20th . If it's been used everyday, It has burn in by now. I watch a lot of your videos you are very smart. Stick with computers and Led monitors. But i did subscribe this time.
Sundström Vor 19 Tage
11:15 flexing that Xbox
Patrick Vor 19 Tage
When you start worrying about these details you should not be gaming anymore
Ez Wider
Ez Wider Vor 19 Tage
Did you stack 2 38" UW monitors?
Alex Supremo
Alex Supremo Vor 19 Tage
There's tons more EMF from this huge TV than your monitor - all the controller boards, chips, etc. I wonder how safe it is to sit to close to it. Say, do you want to have kids? :-)
STR8 RIPN Vor 20 Tage
get a keyboard tray to slidout and you will easily be in the golden range. still big for my likings at desk but thats just me
zamzZ Vor 20 Tage
Too fragile
Audio Maverick
Audio Maverick Vor 20 Tage
Meh massive monitors give me eye strain
Andrew Conn
Andrew Conn Vor 20 Tage
Linus uses a metal tape measure against the screen to measure the distance... YIKES
Gery Duyck
Gery Duyck Vor 20 Tage
The reason you do not use OLED displays as a computer monitor is that the image can burn into the display! OLED displays are not made for static content.
Yusuf T-Deen
Yusuf T-Deen Vor 20 Tage
2:10 Linus understanding the Pythagorean theorem
bhak ghast
bhak ghast Vor 20 Tage
Does this work with the Mac mini m1 ?
sympul Vor 20 Tage
Just bought this
alak58 Vor 21 Tag
I'll wait until they make a 40" or even better 34" model,48" is simply impractical for desk use.also no matter what excuse they bring,48" shouldnt be more expensive than same spec 55".
iVideo1011 Vor 21 Tag
This video convinced me to buy the CX 48. I am loving it.
Christopher O'Connor
Christopher O'Connor Vor 21 Tag
R.I.P. Taskbar burn in incoming!
José G Pérez
José G Pérez Vor 15 Tage
You know you can auto hide the task bar? I'm been using the lg cx 55inch and love it!! LG did a great job and they implement new technology to reduce burn in.
Heltaskelter Vor 21 Tag
You can only achieve 4K/120Hz resolution if your GPU supports HDMI 2.1. The TV only has HDMI 2.1 connections that can display 4K/120Hz. I With my Geforce RTX 2080Ti, it is therefore not possible to display 4K/120Hz. A maximum of 4K/60Hz can be displayed via HDMI 2.0.
Leon .Meekis
Leon .Meekis Vor 21 Tag
can't wait for tax return and i'll save up , this *TV* I want
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 1,2 Mio.
High-End Luxus-SUVs - Teil 1 I GRIP
GRIP - Das Motormagazin
Aufrufe 290 Tsd.
Just Neros größtes Problem ist Just Nero
Building a $500 AMD Gaming PC
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 6 Mio.
PC Master Race Tries to Beat Xbox Series X
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 605 Tsd.
Apple Destroyed my Expectations.
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 2,3 Mio.
Can ANY graphics card REALLY Game at 8K??
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 1,2 Mio.
Running Cyberpunk 2077 at MAX SETTINGS!
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 4,7 Mio.
The CLEANEST Living Room Tech Setup!!
Linus Tech Tips
Aufrufe 1,7 Mio.
New 48-inch Massive OLED Desk Setup
Unbox Therapy
Aufrufe 1,2 Mio.
High-End Luxus-SUVs - Teil 1 I GRIP
GRIP - Das Motormagazin
Aufrufe 290 Tsd.
Just Neros größtes Problem ist Just Nero
iPhone 13 everyone? 😅
Aufrufe 5 Mio.
Things That Feel Illegal But Aren't
Aufrufe 4,1 Mio.