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

20 oct. 2020
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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).
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  • Console owners: well well how the turntables.

    Bird OBird OAcum 7 ore
  • 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 childStar1 childAcum 20 ore
  • 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.

    Tradin War StoriesTradin War StoriesAcum 21 oră
  • $1500? Hard pass.

    ShawnShawnAcum o Zi
  • 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.

    Justin CrediblenameJustin CrediblenameAcum o Zi
  • 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.

    tommytommyAcum 2 Zile
  • Paging slomoguys

    lol nolol noAcum 2 Zile
  • If it was at least 21:9...

    ACRapidACRapidAcum 2 Zile
  • 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.

    Draken XDraken XAcum 2 Zile
  • On the LG site the 55" and 48" are BOTH $1,500...except the 55" is Out Of Stock!

    LightWing StudiosLightWing StudiosAcum 2 Zile
  • 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

    HDawg187HDawg187Acum 2 Zile
  • 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.

    Daniel BrownDaniel BrownAcum 3 Zile
  • What bullshit is that hump that is AWEFUL

    AllegoryAllegoryAcum 3 Zile
  • 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?

    MikeMikeAcum 3 Zile
  • What chair is that ?

    Erik ReidtErik ReidtAcum 3 Zile
  • 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 🤣

    Kyo BearKyo BearAcum 3 Zile
  • On another exciting episode of "Linus reviews things I can't afford"....

    tiberius183tiberius183Acum 4 Zile
  • Should I get the 48 or 55 inch? I’ll be using it with my ps5 and pc

    kevintemidokevintemidoAcum 4 Zile
  • 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.

    Sinking BuiscuitSinking BuiscuitAcum 4 Zile
    • Free loader alert

      Vic ReyVic ReyAcum o Zi
  • I have a 65 inch Oled and am building a tower at the moment to go with it. Cannot wait

    ScotteryScotteryAcum 4 Zile
  • 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.

    iSquarediSquaredAcum 4 Zile
  • Ultra Low Motion Blur was on at 60hz on PG259QN ?

    Dimas nahDimas nahAcum 4 Zile
  • actually a oled monitor isnt that perfekt for pc usage, because of the burn in fact. Too mutch static pictures

    Julian ._.Julian ._.Acum 5 Zile
  • watching this on my brand new cx ;)

    KnoxKnoxAcum 5 Zile
  • i am waiting them to make working amoled TV monitors big improvements over oled

    asimolokasimolokAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    Dec FairlightDec FairlightAcum 5 Zile
  • Why do you go through the trouble of reshooting a scene when there is noise, just to put both scenes in in the end

    alex1alex1Acum 5 Zile
  • I bought it and it's great

    Erfan GhadirianErfan GhadirianAcum 5 Zile
  • How do you figure you can "see more of the map" on a rts game bc the monitor is bigger? 😆

    C ColeC ColeAcum 5 Zile
  • 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 ColeC ColeAcum 5 Zile
  • I don't know about a 48" gaming monitor that doesn't have a curved screen

    C ColeC ColeAcum 5 Zile
  • 1366×768 in the mid 2000's and you called it "hot garbage"? 😐

    C ColeC ColeAcum 5 Zile
  • 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.

    Luka KoprivicaLuka KoprivicaAcum 6 Zile
  • Ugh, I want one so bad!

    aaron.gormleyaaron.gormleyAcum 6 Zile
  • Dude, have you heard of Nvidia broadcast microphone input? Also, what games offer best HDR experience on PC?

    Шынгыс ОразбекШынгыс ОразбекAcum 6 Zile
  • Burning shit

    György PongráczGyörgy PongráczAcum 6 Zile
  • 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

    MezoxinMezoxinAcum 7 Zile
  • Is it time for me to upgrade to 3 of these?

    MuffinMan0521MuffinMan0521Acum 7 Zile
  • Lol that big of a screen is ridiculous

    JMajormanJMajormanAcum 7 Zile
  • If it was curved... maybe. No matter how you want to sell it, this "TV" is not suitable for desktop use.

    Ioannis KonstantinidisIoannis KonstantinidisAcum 8 Zile
  • U forgot 🔥BURN IN 🔥🤦‍♂️

    Mr/s XMr/s XAcum 8 Zile
  • "LG Buttock hump Patent Pending" LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tim BurnsTim BurnsAcum 8 Zile
  • What about g sync. Will it work on this tv?TV? Does Hdmi 2.1 solve this?

    eaglesclaws8eaglesclaws8Acum 8 Zile
  • You say all monitors what about the Samsung G9?

    Blake OrdBlake OrdAcum 8 Zile
  • 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!!!!

    Primo TehckoPrimo TehckoAcum 10 Zile
  • Wow that's crazy I just watched the ROones burn in vid..

    lic2kil007lic2kil007Acum 10 Zile
  • Just an FYI the pixel shift will spread the burn-in making it worse than if it didn't shift at all.

    ColterColterAcum 10 Zile
  • my man said mid 2000s as if we in late 2000s .. c'mon man it's only 2021!! :P

    David TovarDavid TovarAcum 10 Zile
  • I am dreaming of Philips Ambilight oled 21:9 tv/monitor. Maybe one day....

    DziarskyDziarskyAcum 10 Zile
    • 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.

      Stephen GarnettStephen GarnettAcum 8 Zile
  • 11:11 No surprise that Linus is wearing Sock and Sandals. 🤣 But, What Game is he Playing?

    ZakarooNetworkZakarooNetworkAcum 10 Zile
  • Epic intro upgrade!

    John Zealand-DoyleJohn Zealand-DoyleAcum 10 Zile
  • hey linus please make videos on pc monitors with hdr

    Manoj VarugheseManoj VarugheseAcum 11 Zile
  • Been using the C9 55" for my pc for gaming on the couch and love it

    WrathcasterWrathcasterAcum 11 Zile
  • 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.

    Peter le GrandPeter le GrandAcum 11 Zile
  • Too much screen reflection for me. If it had a matt screen id buy one.

    KurtusKurtusAcum 11 Zile
  • Just got this delivered! 😬😬😬

    CHUGGSCHUGGSAcum 11 Zile
  • WTF thats still a TV... I want a 32 or 34 OLED Gaming Monitor...

    The_Effect_DEThe_Effect_DEAcum 11 Zile
  • I’m so happy I got an LG CX

    Heavy CloudHeavy CloudAcum 11 Zile
  • 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

    LeahaLeahaAcum 11 Zile
  • I am sold. But I have $ 24.89 in my bank

    Kevin SinghKevin SinghAcum 11 Zile
    • Credit card debt, Credit card debt, Credit card debt. :D

      Offender ShuffleOffender ShuffleAcum 8 Zile
  • 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?

    Ivan BIvan BAcum 12 Zile
  • Hi. Anyone knows what is the difference between the OLED48CXPTA and OLED48CXPUB ?? Thanks

    Jouas ReyesJouas ReyesAcum 12 Zile
  • 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.

    Mark MannelloMark MannelloAcum 12 Zile
  • 11:15 flexing that Xbox

    SundströmSundströmAcum 12 Zile
  • When you start worrying about these details you should not be gaming anymore

    PatrickPatrickAcum 13 Zile
  • Did you stack 2 38" UW monitors?

    Ezra LittonEzra LittonAcum 13 Zile
  • 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? :-)

    Alex SupremoAlex SupremoAcum 13 Zile
  • 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

    STR8 RIPNSTR8 RIPNAcum 13 Zile
  • Too fragile

    zamzZzamzZAcum 13 Zile
  • Meh massive monitors give me eye strain

    Audio MaverickAudio MaverickAcum 13 Zile
  • Linus uses a metal tape measure against the screen to measure the distance... YIKES

    Andrew ConnAndrew ConnAcum 13 Zile
  • 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.

    Gery DuyckGery DuyckAcum 13 Zile
  • 2:10 Linus understanding the Pythagorean theorem

    Yusuf T-DeenYusuf T-DeenAcum 13 Zile
  • Does this work with the Mac mini m1 ?

    bhak ghastbhak ghastAcum 14 Zile
  • Just bought this

    sympulsympulAcum 14 Zile
  • 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".

    alak58alak58Acum 14 Zile
  • This video convinced me to buy the CX 48. I am loving it.

    iVideo1011iVideo1011Acum 14 Zile
  • R.I.P. Taskbar burn in incoming!

    Christopher O'ConnorChristopher O'ConnorAcum 14 Zile
    • 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.

      José G PérezJosé G PérezAcum 9 Zile
  • 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.

    HeltaskelterHeltaskelterAcum 14 Zile
  • can't wait for tax return and i'll save up , this *TV* I want

    Leon .MeekisLeon .MeekisAcum 15 Zile
  • Thanks Linus! I'm not too worried about burn-in because I've had this 60" Plasma of mine (LG) of course for 11 years and yes there is burn-in but you must be standing right next to it to see it clearly.

    pheotoniapheotoniaAcum 15 Zile
  • A two thousand dollar monitor, screw yourself Linus

    daveswaydaveswayAcum 15 Zile
  • i also have an old 2017 lg 43uh630 4k rezolution ... as my monitor ... and its perfect !!! comparing with old 2017 a 27 inch fhd monitor benq ... wich cost almost same as the tv ... but just fhd rezolution ... not 4k !!!

    geo geogeo geoAcum 15 Zile
  • Still, still, wish for something smaller. 34" would be perfect

    Hirnlego999Hirnlego999Acum 15 Zile
  • Well I got one, I still don't think it's as accurate as my NEC PA301W professional graphics monitor which is still my main screen, but it's really nice for games.

    NemesisNemesisAcum 16 Zile
  • Nah thats called a tv my friend

    CUPSCUPSAcum 16 Zile
  • Hold on...are you saying a 4k TV can be used as a monitor, say a Vizio V405-G9 40-inch 4K 2160p 120hz LED Smart HDR Ultra HDTV???

    tihzhotihzhoAcum 16 Zile
    • If your TV is HDMI 2.1 and you have a RTX 30 series then yes.if not, you can still play 1440p 120hz via HDMI 2.0

      José G PérezJosé G PérezAcum 9 Zile
  • Thank you for your beard man, now you look like a man and natural beeing.

    Ali KartalAli KartalAcum 16 Zile
  • $1500....smh

    Cory HiltonCory HiltonAcum 16 Zile
    • Is not that much considering that I got a month ago the LG 34GN850-B for a $1,000. So I returned it and got myself this TV and is awesome

      José G PérezJosé G PérezAcum 9 Zile
  • @Linus it would be nice to mention the PC mode that is required for some LG oleds to disable chroma subsampling. Took me a while to find it. For example for a B9 (2019) you need to go to home dashboard (hold source button) and then select edit and change the icon for the HDMI input you are using to PC (very strange that the icon matters indeed). You can use this text image to confirm that no chroma subsampling is done: www.rtings.com/images/test-materials/2017/chroma-444.png

    aalexgabiaalexgabiAcum 16 Zile
  • i have a super old 48" toshiba one of the first smart TVs it still works. that TV you are using costs too much.

    WHEREisTHEbalanceWHEREisTHEbalanceAcum 17 Zile
  • So your telling me im watching a video of a tv displaying a video of a video

    Jack LewisJack LewisAcum 17 Zile
  • Too big to be practical or enjoyable.

    OldCountrymanOldCountrymanAcum 17 Zile
  • I've used my LG OLED with my HTPC, static images result in image retention and over a long period there is burn-in, or more accurately burnout. The burnout became so atrocious, that we had to get the screen replace, luckily under warranty. This is why I wouldn't use an OLED for my primary monitor.

    Zanzibar2FarZanzibar2FarAcum 17 Zile
  • I thought this was a good idea too. its too big for desktop. maybe 40" if they made them.. smaller. maybe for a wall rig though.

    Jay BJay BAcum 17 Zile
  • I can't own anything that I could destroy with burn in

    AllegoryAllegoryAcum 17 Zile
  • I am planning to purchase this along with an HDMI 2.1 to use on a new R11 Alienware with RTX 3080 and plan to power it at max resolution. Does anyone know if I would still be able to also extend desktop to two additional DELL 27" UHD monitors each at 2560x1440? The 3080 states resolution max output is 7680x4320, this 48" CX would be 3840x2160. Does this mean I am "left with 3840x2160" and thus cannot power dual 2560x1440 since that would be 5120x2880 requirement. I'm kind of a newb and this would be my first time buying a fancy gaming PC and GPU, sorry if this is an elementary question. BTW, I plan to use the monitor for daytrading software and charts.

    James TianJames TianAcum 17 Zile
  • Got a LG CX OLED for my ps5 ! Worth every penny 😍

    TheDanishPenetratorTheDanishPenetratorAcum 17 Zile
    • Does it run 4k 120hz?

      dudo guyodudo guyoAcum 4 Zile
  • Fuck I would probably get like 21 inch or something.... I’ve a labtop now I play to get a desktop on a few years (and keep labtop).

    Josh CalhovJosh CalhovAcum 18 Zile
  • Canadian trying hard to become murican by using retard measurement to mark distances from tv to eyes

    Zara IzaraZara IzaraAcum 18 Zile