LG OLED BX Owners and Discussion Thread

john2303

Active Member
Thought I would start this thread as the BX have started to ship. I got the 65" BX on Saturday and so far so good - watching Blue Planet 2 off the iPlayer goes to demonstrate what a marvellous picture quality this TV has
 

shagaboopon

Well-known Member
I have a 55" BX that I picked up to go with the new Xbox next month. Took a punt on price as it was £1199 and I couldn't see them dropping too much on Black Friday when they've only be out a couple of months. Low and behold I noticed (via hotukdeals) PRC Direct had listed them for £1099 today so phoned Richer Sounds and they refunded me £120 under their Price Beat policy.

I had a B9 already so knew what to expect but they're a cracking TV for the majority imo. I'd possibly go for the CX if it was a living room TV and you watch a lot of SD stuff.
 

smudger666

Novice Member
Had my BX 55" my first OLED for the bedroom delivered last week. Impressed so far my first experience of DV currently have a Samsung 65 Q90R in living room. Not impressed with X box as the DV does not cover pyhsical media only streaming. I managed to get mine from very (1199) less 10% then my perks through work another 10% so £983 i think. Hoping that X box series X will cure the lack of DV but doubt it.
 

Jonny2400

Novice Member
Picked mine up today, replacing a SJ810v Nano cell.

I had walked in planning on buying the Nano92 but comparing the picture quality between the two, the BX blew it away, I did consider the CX for a few seconds but the stand won’t work for me, just replaced all the living room furniture with new matching stuff from Oakland furniture and the CX stand was a few MM too long.

At home am pretty impressed with the picture, thou I’ve tried Film maker mode on two UHD 4K discs and it’s causes the whole thing to crash, well picture go very weird, like 1000 tiny screens on the one and changing back to another setting does not fix it. Have to turn my panasonic UHD player off and on again.
 

gibbletts

Active Member
Picked mine up today, replacing a SJ810v Nano cell.

I had walked in planning on buying the Nano92 but comparing the picture quality between the two, the BX blew it away, I did consider the CX for a few seconds but the stand won’t work for me, just replaced all the living room furniture with new matching stuff from Oakland furniture and the CX stand was a few MM too long.

At home am pretty impressed with the picture, thou I’ve tried Film maker mode on two UHD 4K discs and it’s causes the whole thing to crash, well picture go very weird, like 1000 tiny screens on the one and changing back to another setting does not fix it. Have to turn my panasonic UHD player off and on again.
I’m thinking of doing the same I have sj810 in the bedroom and I’ve had enough of the blinking back light.
 

Leesaland

Standard Member
I have purchased the CX awaiting delivery I want to know if the BX stand will fit the CX and if so I would be willing to swap if anyone likes the look of the CX unfortunately it's to wide for my cabinet.
 

garryboy

Active Member
My 55bx being delivered tomorrow from John Lewis. I have 65c8 in garage conversion/tv room but was too big for living room.

Got a good deal on 55bx. Had initial price match of £1049 + £100 e voucher + £99 lg earbuds.

Got further pricematch yesterday of £999 PRC deal + £100 e voucher + LG earbuds that got delivered yesterday.

I have my 65c8 wall mounted. I’m wondering if the c8 stand will fit on my bx?
 

CrossyX

Well-known Member
I don't know if anyone could help me out?

If anyone can find the measurement from the bottom VESA screw hole to the bottom of the screen it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

garryboy

Active Member
I don't know if anyone could help me out?

If anyone can find the measurement from the bottom VESA screw hole to the bottom of the screen it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

What size 55” or 65”

On my 55 it’s 13cm give or take a few mm
 

CrossyX

Well-known Member
Thanks, it was the 55".

LG replaced my 55E6 due to burn, and replaced it with a 55BX... my Tv is wall mounted and the E6 had a soundbar that covered the cables coming through the wall.

I just wanted to make sure the BX would cover it too...

looks like it will be fine, thanks again.
 

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avidmuffin

Active Member
Took delivery of a BX55 yesterday, decent looking set out of the box. Gotta play around with all the settings though which i'll probably do later. One thing I have noticed though is when you press the Home button a clock no longer appears anywhere on the screen, stupid WebOS updated software, that was one of the most used 'features' of my B8!
 
Got my 65BX last week and loving it so far.

One question I have; if I connect an external HD ariel, can I then record broadcasts to USB?
 

moochweiser

Standard Member
thinking of getting one of these on black friday......accorrding to lg specs this model supports OLED Motion Pro ,could any owner confirm if this is infact correct and shows in tv menus and give you the option of Off, Low, Medium, High as other 2020 models do.
 

avidmuffin

Active Member
thinking of getting one of these on black friday......accorrding to lg specs this model supports OLED Motion Pro ,could any owner confirm if this is infact correct and shows in tv menus and give you the option of Off, Low, Medium, High as other 2020 models do.
Just checked and can confirm.
 

daymouse

Distinguished Member
Can anyone advise what kind of distance you need from the wall to the back of the TV in order to fit a HDMI cable in ports 3 & 4.

I want to check what kind of distance is needed in order to fit them in to make sure my current wall mount will be ok.

If you have any photos to visualise that would be great
 

DarrenCarnall

Active Member
I've been looking at the 65BX and have read reviews and seen videos that talk about how it's too dim, and much dimmer than the CX. And I've seen vids that do make it look really rather dim... but then I was just watching an Asian vid that was in a fully lit showroom and it seemed FINE.

Can some people who actually own it let me know what the real world brightness is like? Does it *feel* dim? Thanks! :)
 

shagaboopon

Well-known Member
I've been looking at the 65BX and have read reviews and seen videos that talk about how it's too dim, and much dimmer than the CX. And I've seen vids that do make it look really rather dim... but then I was just watching an Asian vid that was in a fully lit showroom and it seemed FINE.

Can some people who actually own it let me know what the real world brightness is like? Does it *feel* dim? Thanks! :)

What is your planned usage? I find the brightness to be fine on my BX but I'm in a room where I have the curtains closed most of the time so control the ambient light. I have a B9 in my living room downstairs which is opposite a window and the glare in the day time is pretty bad to the point if I'm really interested in watching something I'll draw the curtain but you can see the image fine and it's not dim like trying to view a mobile on a sunny day. If you had direct sun light on the TV which is the most likely issue for brightness then I would avoid OLED anyway.

I think if you have the budget and plan on using it for general TV watching in a bright room then it's worth the extra for the CX brightness boost and the better scaler. That being said $400 is a big difference and the BX is still an amazing set regardless. If you haven't had a OLED before, the picture on the BX will blow you away imo.
 

DarrenCarnall

Active Member
What is your planned usage? I find the brightness to be fine on my BX but I'm in a room where I have the curtains closed most of the time so control the ambient light. I have a B9 in my living room downstairs which is opposite a window and the glare in the day time is pretty bad to the point if I'm really interested in watching something I'll draw the curtain but you can see the image fine and it's not dim like trying to view a mobile on a sunny day. If you had direct sun light on the TV which is the most likely issue for brightness then I would avoid OLED anyway.

I think if you have the budget and plan on using it for general TV watching in a bright room then it's worth the extra for the CX brightness boost and the better scaler. That being said $400 is a big difference and the BX is still an amazing set regardless. If you haven't had a OLED before, the picture on the BX will blow you away imo.

Hey there. Most of our evening viewing is in a dim room with just small lights in the corners (see pic) or if we're watching something we'd consider *essential* then all the lights would go off. Any daytime viewing at the weekend the blinds will still be *mostly* closed as it's very glaring with the bright window directly behind. If we move house next year which is possible.. then who knows what the room will be. But we always try to treat it like a 'viewing room' and not have glaring sunlight coming in.

This telly is my old Samsung HU8200.. edge lit and fine for full screen lit up scenes, but anything dark eg spaceships... man, its just horrible with the streaks of light going across from side to side. It's time to upgrade now. I only have that brightness set at maybe 14 out of 20.

I've had one OLED for a week, right before I got this 8200, and you're right.. it was mind blowing. But that year's model had horrible pink tints and I just couldn't ignore it. (after several changes) so went larger and edge lit for the same price.

£400 is a lot... but I'm worried about getting something and then for the next 5 years always wishing it could go brighter lol. IF of course it was indeed too dim. It's hard to tell from reviews or videos.

Your reply is really useful, so thanks for that 😊

[current set up and lighting levels]
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shagaboopon

Well-known Member
Took a few shots of my BX. First 4 are with curtains open and light on. Whites look pretty good without any hint of pink.

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I took this to highlight there is a reflection issue with black areas although this is a massive exaggeration when seen on a photo as you do not see the mirror effect it in real life viewing, plus I don't normally have a screen on behind which is showing here.

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Same again with some

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A more general sort of busy screen.

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This is effectively my gaming screen so I sit where the photo is taken which is within 4 feet. The pics are content from Netflix so the picture is even better with non streamed sources. These aren't carefully captured shorts of ideal scenarios, they're just quick grabs on a phone. The screen is setup basically but is in no way calibrated. Star Wars Squadrons is pretty nice to play on a OLED with deep blacks.
 

DarrenCarnall

Active Member
Well that is SUPER helpful!! Thank you! Those whites are infinitely better than on my short lived EC930V 5 years ago, and honestly.. that looks bright enough. I usually close the blinds and turn the lights off if we're about to watch a known 'dark' programme anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Yeah this one reflects way more than our current HU8200, the curve really helps bounce reflections away from you... but again, I can just keep the part of the room we sit in (us on a couch, and a wall behind) dark. No worries there.

I think I'll wait a few weeks for Black Friday and see what happens. If I can get the CX for a bit less then I might, but now I know that if it's easier for me to get the BX then I won't be losing out horribly.

Thanks so much 😁
 

ukdc2020

Member
I've had a 55BX for about 3 weeks now and I wonder if any other BX owners are experiencing an issue I have.

It seems to only happen on Dolby Vision content, through the Netflix app. Every so often there will be a very short black strobe across the whole screen. It's quite distracting and noticeable. We always watch with subtitles so I am going to do some more testing to see if this happens when subs are off.

I'd also say that during dark scenes (most of Haunting of Bly Manor for example) the picture is actually pretty bad.

I've been in touch with LG support who first advised a hard reset but that doesn't seem to have fixed the issue or improved the picture.

I'm going to try and capture these issues on video but they are unpredictable so I'll need to be patient. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?
 

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