LG CX, the successor to last year's popular C9, is now available in the US and Europe. The 48-inch 48CX will arrive in Europe in June, with North America to follow.
LG CX OLED
Compared to last year's C9, LG has added support for Dolby Vision IQ and Filmmaker Mode. CX also comes with an upgraded Alpha 9-3 video processor and hardware-level support for the new AV1 video format that YouTube and Netflix are embracing.
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In addition to 55, 65 and 77-inch sizes, LG is adding a new smaller 48-inch model to its line-up. Unlike other 4x-inch TVs in the market, 48CX has the same high-end specifications as its bigger siblings. The company also pointed out that "due to significantly higher pixel density of 8 million pixels on a more compact screen, density (is) comparable with that of a 96-inch 8K TV".
The company used the opportunity to put the spotlight on CX's gaming features that will help elevate the gaming experience with next-gen consoles such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. LG is the only brand to offer support for three VRR systems in its TVs; HDMI VRR, AMD FreeSync, and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible, in addition to four HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K120 video and gaming.
- "LG’s 48-inch CX OLED TV supports a variety of popular HDR formats such as dynamic HDR10 and Dolby Vision at up to 120 frames per second for 4K UHD content, taking advantage of advanced HDMI specifications such as auto low latency mode (ALLM), enhanced audio return channel (eARC) and variable refresh rate (VRR). LG’s 2020 OLED TVs support HDMI VRR, making them compatible with a wide variety of gaming devices such as graphics cards and consoles," added LG.
Only OLED with HDMI 2.1 - for now
At this time, LG is the only brand to offer OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1. Vizio is planning to debut HDMI 2.1-equipped OLED TVs later this year while Samsung and Sony have either launched or announced plans to launch LCD TVs with HDMI 2.1 this year.
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Other features include HGiG mode for game consoles, Dolby Atmos support, and the latest version of webOS (5.0), although no plans to provide software updates for webOS on existing TVs have been announced.
LG CX is available now in 55, 65, and 77 inches in Europe and the US. Sales of the 48-inch 48CX will kick off in Europe and Asian markets in June, with North America to follow later.