LG OLED GX Owners and Discussion Thread

safcsat

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Can't see an owners thread, just a preview (here). So here we go!

Official AvForums review is here

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First impressions

WOW.

Coming from a 65E6 which was professionally calibrated, even out of the box (with the screen protector still on and the bubbles ha!) you can see this is so much better.

Can't wait to get it properly calibrated once things are back to normal.

Hats off to John Lewis as well, ordered last night, delivered by 11:15am today, no hassle. Just how it should be...

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safcsat

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Is that your TV in your home or taken from LG marketing site. Looks stunning.
That’s from the marketing site. Mine is currently stood on the floor leaning against a wall waiting to be mounted tomorrow. Still with the screen protector on and all the associated bubbles too!

Real life pics to follow.

It is a stunning set. absolutely everything I have watched (without any tweaks, or removing the screen protector) looks a LOT better than my E6. No regrets at all. Love it.
 

safcsat

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Can you do me a favour? Can you provide the dimensions from the top of the TV to the mounting holes on the rear?
Will try get that done today for you, painting finished just waiting for the TV to be moved back and mounted.

Just to confirm which mounting hold are you interested in? There are the standard ones and then the ones for the included no gap mount.
 

aandpwoodley

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Still not mounted, but whilst I am waiting I found this video which shows probably all you need!

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Does this tv have to be installed with the recessed box ? I'm looking to replace my E6 with this TV but concerned about the wall mounting.

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safcsat

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Does this tv have to be installed with the recessed box ? I'm looking to replace my E6 with this TV but concerned about the wall mounting.

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It doesn't...but....

I have just had mine "installed" and I'm gutted! They just didn't seem to know what they were doing and it's not done right at all.

The way the "flush" design works is a bit of a gimmick. The reason I say that is, there is not enough room on the back of the TV along the "tracks" to run the cables to have all cables you would want, so you have to be selective, else they won't all fit. Then you would have to run the cables out of the bottom of the TV, as the recessed tracks don't run sideways, which will impact some people (like me!) who's install had holes in the wall on a side rather than middle (not LG's fault I guess!)

So for mine, they have run the cables along the back and then along the side as neat as they can, which means it now does not push back and click into place, as the cables are preventing this as (for now I guess!) I have them running to the side so they can go into the hole in the wall.

This all means:

1) the TV moves if touched as its not clicked in to place
2) I can still see the old hole for the wires
3) it looks naff!

We have a builder coming to do some odd jobs, but not for a while now because of the current scenario he isn't working. So stuck with this monstrosity for now, and the other half is giving me hell of course...

You can see the gap bottom left of this pic. Going to have to get that closed up and a new hole in the middle to sort this mess.

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aandpwoodley

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It doesn't...but....

I have just had mine "installed" and I'm gutted! They just didn't seem to know what they were doing and it's not done right at all.

The way the "flush" design works is a bit of a gimmick. The reason I say that is, there is not enough room on the back of the TV along the "tracks" to run the cables to have all cables you would want, so you have to be selective, else they won't all fit. Then you would have to run the cables out of the bottom of the TV, as the recessed tracks don't run sideways, which will impact some people (like me!) who's install had holes in the wall on a side rather than middle (not LG's fault I guess!)

So for mine, they have run the cables along the back and then along the side as neat as they can, which means it now does not push back and click into place, as the cables are preventing this as (for now I guess!) I have them running to the side so they can go into the hole in the wall.

This all means:

1) the TV moves if touched as its not clicked in to place
2) I can still see the old hole for the wires
3) it looks naff!

We have a builder coming to do some odd jobs, but not for a while now because of the current scenario he isn't working. So stuck with this monstrosity for now, and the other half is giving me hell of course...

You can see the gap bottom left of this pic. Going to have to get that closed up and a new hole in the middle to sort this mess.

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Where did you get yours from and who installed it please ?

Luckily for me my cables go behind the TV into a flush plate so I may be ok.

Just need someone to install it for me who can do a nice job.
 
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safcsat

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Where did you get yours from and who installed it please ?

Luckily for me my cables go behind the TV into a flush plate so I may be ok.

Just need someone to install it for me who can do a nice job.
I got my TV from John Lewis, looks like their 65 inch sets may be sold out tho :(

Installation wise, was just a local company I found on Facebook who were able to still work, with me out of their way and them keeping their distance etc... crazy times!

To be honest, wouldn't want to recommend them as I'm not happy with the install. They even charged me more for "doing the cables" and thinking about it after, that was if they were going to chase cables into the wall, which they didn't! So I will be asking for that extra back having had time to actually think about what they have done there! The cheek...!

*Edit* just noticed it's not even straight! Not in the middle, there is more space on the left than there is on the right. I can't remember when looking at the bracket if I can slide this left/right? Don't think so?! So that means it is going to have to come off completely and be put back on again. What a complete waste of money that was!
 

aandpwoodley

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I got my TV from John Lewis, looks like their 65 inch sets may be sold out tho :(

Installation wise, was just a local company I found on Facebook who were able to still work, with me out of their way and them keeping their distance etc... crazy times!

To be honest, wouldn't want to recommend them as I'm not happy with the install. They even charged me more for "doing the cables" and thinking about it after, that was if they were going to chase cables into the wall, which they didn't! So I will be asking for that extra back having had time to actually think about what they have done there! The cheek...!

*Edit* just noticed it's not even straight! Not in the middle, there is more space on the left than there is on the right. I can't remember when looking at the bracket if I can slide this left/right? Don't think so?! So that means it is going to have to come off completely and be put back on again. What a complete waste of money that was!
What a nightmare, can you get them back and get it done right ?
 

safcsat

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What a nightmare, can you get them back and get it done right ?
I've messaged them just there. Not sure if they will be bothered, seems too hard for them unfortunately. Gutted, trying to find someone now who can come and finish it off properly!
 

aandpwoodley

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I've messaged them just there. Not sure if they will be bothered, seems too hard for them unfortunately. Gutted, trying to find someone now who can come and finish it off properly!
I take it you wasn't there when it was installed ? I can't believe they left the cables like that tbh, looks terrible.

I'm hoping the place I order the TV from will be able to install properly otherwise I won't purchase from them.
 

safcsat

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I take it you wasn't there when it was installed ? I can't believe they left the cables like that tbh, looks terrible.

I'm hoping the place I order the TV from will be able to install properly otherwise I won't purchase from them.
I was but it was obvious once this was done they weren't able to sort the holes behind properly so I didn't press for that. As for the tv not being aligned properly either side, it seemed ok at first, think I was "salesman-ed" where they talked to me, pointed stuff out and distracted me or something! Or used some sort of Jedi mind tricks...!

Live and learn...

Definitely go for a pro install, or someone you have used before. My usual is not working currently, most aren't so it is tricky!
 

aandpwoodley

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I was but it was obvious once this was done they weren't able to sort the holes behind properly so I didn't press for that. As for the tv not being aligned properly either side, it seemed ok at first, think I was "salesman-ed" where they talked to me, pointed stuff out and distracted me or something! Or used some sort of Jedi mind tricks...!

Live and learn...

Definitely go for a pro install, or someone you have used before. My usual is not working currently, most aren't so it is tricky!
Do you like the TV in the recess ?
 

safcsat

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Do you like the TV in the recess ?
Yep, love it. Although it does give the installers more of a visible headache to make sure the top/bottom left/right are all even!

If I was to have it done again I would definitely have had the holes for cables done properly and in the middle, crazy idea (not mine!) really to put the hole bottom left...
 

Enapace

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Yep, love it. Although it does give the installers more of a visible headache to make sure the top/bottom left/right are all even!

If I was to have it done again I would definitely have had the holes for cables done properly and in the middle, crazy idea (not mine!) really to put the hole bottom left...
I certainly see the advantage of the GX though if it was going to on my wall I would certainly consider but I know for at least 12 months my TV is going be on a Stand. Sorry it’s not been done perfect but I do like your alcove
 

safcsat

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I certainly see the advantage of the GX though if it was going to on my wall I would certainly consider but I know for at least 12 months my TV is going be on a Stand. Sorry it’s not been done perfect but I do like your alcove
Fear not, I have found someone to come out and carry out a rescue mission, so it will go on as it should have done! PHEW!
 

aandpwoodley

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Fear not, I have found someone to come out and carry out a rescue mission, so it will go on as it should have done! PHEW!
Hopefully they do a better job, out of interest how did you find them please ?
 

iangreasby

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First ones, Facebook market place....big mistake!! Second ones, yell.com and then check them out on checkatrade.com
That's interesting. I've been delaying buying the 77 C9/CX mainly due to waiting for the price to come down, but also thinking that wall-mounting firms wouldn't operate during COVID crisis.
 

sprinta

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Does this tv have to be installed with the recessed box ? I'm looking to replace my E6 with this TV but concerned about the wall mounting.

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Can't believe that you have to cut a dirty great hole in the wall and fit the indicated recess box in order to fit these tv's?

With most houses, including mine, having the dry lining stuck to the breeze block inner walls you would have to also then cut a large hole in the breeze blocks. In my case that would be straight into the chimney.

Was looking, when prices fall enough, to get a 77" but looking at the fitting requirements that may well be out the window?

Hopefully there may be alternative ways to fit it and still be able to hide the cables?

It also looks like you do not have any horizontal alignment adjustment on the supplied mounting brk, so you are going to have to be spot on when mounting the brk to the wall or with a 77" tv any out of alignment would be very noticeable?
 
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