LG’s entry level BX OLED models are now available and for the more patient TV purchasers could represent the OLED bargain they’ve been holding on for.
As with previous years, LG’s established practice of launching its most affordable OLED TV models later on in the release schedule has now resulted in the BX OLED range hitting the shelves in the UK, US and Australia.
The 55- inch OLED55BX6LB at £1,300 and 65-inch OLED65BX6LB at £2,000 provide some of the cheapest ways for consumers to check out the self emissive technology for the first time without committing to higher end (and therefore more expensive) models to find out whether it’s the TV tech for them.
Moving up to LG’s next tier of OLED models, the CX range will set consumers back £1,800 and £2,800 for the 55-inch and 65-inch models respectively, so there’s a significant jump of £500 and £800 from the BX to CX for the equivalent screen size, though a 48-inch CX is £1,500.
So what does the entry level BX range deliver compared to its more expensive CX siblings? Well, pretty much everything packed into the CX models is also available in the BX too. This includes Dolby Vision and HLG HDR compatibility, along with Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos support via the built-in 40W speakers, there’s also extensive HDMI 2.1 features including Auto Low Latency Mode, Variable Refresh Rate and eARC, and gamers will also benefit from G-Sync compatibility.
In fact the only real difference is the BX’s use of LG’s previous generation Alpha 7 Gen 3 image processor as opposed to the latest Alpha 9 Gen 3 processor found in the CX range and above. Will this make a real difference to image quality? We’ll be able to give you an indication after we’ve looked at a BX model and compared it to the 55-inch and 65-inch CX models we reviewed earlier this year.
The BX OLED models will be on sale at Currys and John Lewis and are available at various online retailers too.
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