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LG BX 55" 4K OLED TV (OLED55BXPTA) $2,280 Delivered @ Appliance Central

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I believe this is the best deal for this TV so far. Thanks to @ilove and @RogueWolf for finding better prices.

Other models are also on sale:

LG CX 55" (OLED55CXPTA) $2,570 Delivered 23/3: Now $2,680
LG BX 65" (OLED65BXPTA) $3,070 Delivered 23/3: Now $3,085
LG CX 65" (OLED65CXPTA) $3,550 Delivered 23/3: Now $3,650

Perfect blacks, sharp contrast, and the utmost detail - the LG 55 Inch OLED AI ThinQ TV provides an incredible entertainment experience. Aside from excelling at providing absolute black and superior contrast, OLED TVs also feature OLED Eye Comfort, emitting a lower proportion of blue light for comfortable viewing.

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      • +1 vote

        We all waited for the CX and then they never came down to the price of the C9.

        I'd be very surprised if the C1 is actually priced well.

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        The importance of HDMI 2.1 is overstated. If a good quality set with superior upscaling doesn’t have 4K/120Hz or VRR, it won’t matter to the vast majority of console gamers, even next gen players. The Sony A8H is a good example. The PQ (colour accuracy, motion, black crush and upscaling) beats the CX but it only has 2.0b for HDMI. That said, it can take a 1080 signal over 120Hz and upscale it to near 4K quality. Still a fantastic experience, and you’re getting a Sony.

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          Yeah but when buying a high end new product I would want it to tick all the boxes

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            @Geoff-bargain: There isn’t a model out there yet that does this. Get an LG and you’re victim to the widespread panel quality issues. Get a Sony and you have a superior picture in every way but no HDMI 2.1. Pick your poison.

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              @mblack77: Where doesn’t Sony get their OLED panels?

              Aren’t they from LG and therefore same panel issues?

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                @fookos: LG does supply Sony with the panels, but the difference is in processing. Sony has the X1 Ultimate processor which blows LG out of the water for upscaling, motion handling and colour accuracy.

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                  @mblack77: Thanks - I was more commenting on your reference above to 'widespread panel quality issues', which sounded more like structural probs than a processing matter, so I wondered why LG v Sony would be any different from one another if panels were from the same source.

                  I'm still deciding whether to pull the pin on the LG at next nice price, or see what the $ are looking like on the coming Sony and LG OLED 2021 models.

                  Thanks for your comments on the X1 Ultimate processor.

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    CX is still over priced. Going for around $2600 AUD in Europe and that's with 21% GST
    https://www.mediamarkt.nl/nl/product/_lg-oled65cx6la-1658363...

    • +1 vote

      yes bring on the 65" deals!!

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    Anyone know if JB will price match?

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    Still nothing on the C9 deals.

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    apologies for the noob question… how does this compare with the 4K Aldi TVs? Would I really notice much difference?

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      Yes. But obviously there's a significant price difference as well. So it depends on your use case.

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      Biggest selling point of these TVs is OLED that supports 4K 120Hz with Variable Refresh Rate - otherwise i think ALDI TV will do just fine.

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        The biggest selling point is surely the picture quality itself. I think you’re referring to gaming features, but they won’t affect PQ. In fact, some Sony sets have superior PQ to the LG range and don’t have the HDMI 2.1 feature at all.

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          True, I forgot to include picture quality

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      I couldn’t believe how much better it looks than my previous bottom of the range TVs, but you need the content to feed it - it isn’t going to make your FTA SD content magically look good.

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      There is a big difference in picture quality. Black colour does not exist in Aldi TVs it's bright grey instead

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    waiting for a deal on the 77in ? Any deals so far on this size.

  • +4 votes

    This is a great deal and the CX is a great set, but after hours of research, I ended up pulling the trigger on a Sony A8H (65”). Most reviewers and calibrators credit the Sony with a superior picture quality (handling motion, crushed blacks, colour accuracy and upscaling), and I much prefer the OS (can’t stand the cursor on WebOS). Plus, you know, it’s a Sony.

    I sacrificed HDMI 2.1 for this set, but that wasn’t a deal breaker. The A8H can take a 1080 signal over 120Hz and upscale it to near 4K quality. That’s good enough for me as a casual gamer and we’re a long way from 4K/120Hz being the standard anyway. I was happy to take the hit on that for the gains in many other areas.

    Either way you’re getting a fantastic experience. I don’t want to start a brand war, just sharing my thought process 🙂

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    If I'm buying a TV mainly for the ps5, can any recommend me getting this TV over the Samsung 2021 tv's that are releasing next week? https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/samsung-q80a-55-qled-ultr...

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      Until they review the new Samsung's, there's no promises on anything related to PS5 gaming and HDMI 2.1 features/support. Most of these features can't be upgraded or added in later.

      Even the QN85A is suspect, mostly because of Samsung's previous shenanigans in 2020, dropping features from their 4K models and including them in their premium 8K series, such as the OneConnect box/wall-mount optic cable system.

      Nobody has likely even plugged a PS5 into the Samsung 2021 series to check it actually works so far, or provided a screenshot to confirm it. Especially because these are the "budget" models launching early. These models are likely to be the refreshed chipsets using the 2020 series QLED panels that didn't sell due to inflated costs over the Sony, LG or other models.

      The Q80A may not have 120hz support either. Not even Gsync/Freesync Pro support or VRR support, or 4k 120hz support.

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    Sounds like the new models might be a cracking price so better to wait?

    https://youtu.be/SzEZ_l_9j5A

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      The 'wait for new models' loop is endless. This is the best time of year to snap up last year's tech. Same will be true in 2022.

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        Except for the fact we're still coming out of the ridiculous price inflation OLED has had over past year. In general its a terrible time to buy OLED.

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          Again, that argument will always be the case. Any relatively new tech will be overpriced for years. You could extrapolate the same argument and say the best time to by a certain generation of tech is when the new tech is coming out. This is a good time to buy a television from last year, OLED or not.

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            @mblack77: No, OLED prices have inflated significantly over past year. New consoles and covid demand/restrictions. Anyone who has paid attention to pricing knows this. Your argument from a value/bargain perspective is simply false.

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              @Xizor: That’s simply not the case. Pricing hasn’t come down as it normally does due to the reasons you mentioned. But your conclusion is wrong.

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            @mblack77: The difference is that the same models, but previous year's iterations, were significantly cheaper when they were about to be replaced. I got my dad a 65" B8 in 2019 for $2500, and probably could have done better if I'd really pushed. Now $3k for the 2021 equivalent is considered a bargain. It is a bad time to be buying an OLED

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              @TimR31: Incorrect. Go and re-read my last post.

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    Just remember OLEDs have an absolutely horrid burn in rate. Its perfect and awesome to use for movies. Gaming is fine, just not super long periods because of the UI. And for gods sake do NOT use it as a monitor. Your desktop will destroy it.

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      Mate I’ve had my C8 since Nov 2018 and not a single ounce of burn in or issues, ever. Run it for hours on end, use it with xbox, playstation constantly, Youtube, movies and leave it on all day in the back ground. Ran burn in tests about a month or so ago still nothing. This “burn in” thing I keep hearing about whilst I know it exists, it’s also way over blown out of proportion and LG customer service from people that have had the issues going by reddit threads and various forums has been great even days/months out of warranty LG was happy to replace the screen for nothing.

      Based on my personal experience with Oled I would buy another one once my C8 dies no question, the picture quality is just amazing.

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        It's fairly well known the OLEDs do have burn in. Theres even hardware review sites that show tvs next to each other who all ran the burn in tests and after a year the LG had very well defined lines. You not having any is pretty excellent though. Nothing more frustrating for one of these expensive yet oh so lovely tvs to get burn in. I have two local friends who have a B7, one has zero issues the other has super horrid burn in. LG saw a picture of it and said it wasnt bad enough for them to replace it. Mind you its gotten worse since then. He's completely turned off ever buying an oled again which is a shame.

        • +2 votes

          It’s rare to find many people who’ve experienced if you do your research. Those that have generally just haven’t fared well in the panel lottery and get it replaced. Burn in is a thing but it’s not common.

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            @mblack77: Agree. You have to go a little out of your way to get burn in. But the thing is some people do manage it compared to other panels so its something to keep in mind. I mean plenty of people use the tv at times as their desktop. On a normal monitor you can leave your desktop showing for like 10 hours a day and get zero burn in even after a couple years. Do that on the OLED and you wont fare as well. Its extreme but the possibility is there.

    • +2 votes

      I'm using a B7 from 2017 as a WFH monitor at 5960 hours total use time.
      No burn in at all, you just have to be smart about it and not have it running max brightness then falling asleep with it on.

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        Certainly agree you need to be a little smart for sure.

  • +3 votes

    After two years of operation, my B7 that I bought for 1639 pack today. If anyone else experiences this, I just dropped the words ACCC Consumer rights, they asked for proof of purchase, and they’re sending a tech around today to fix the panel.

    ACCC FTW

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      Who did you call?

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        LG

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    I find 55" tiny. Hence I just went for a 75" nanocell instead.

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    Be warned a lot of quality control issues from LG OLED to do with sets bought in recent months (might be certain ranges, but definitely 65 CX). Suspected drop in quality control standards to meet demands, or maybe related to a new factory, havent paid close attention but no shortage of issues reported on whirlpool lately where ppl are going through multiple replacement sets. Suggest anyone read up before buying to be on the look out.

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      Got a link?

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        Check the big LG OLED 2020 thread.

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    Any thoughts? If You had the option to buy 2019 model 65” c9 for $2400 vs 2020 bx for $3070, which would you get? Thanks

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      C9

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    $53 shipping on the CX65 to Adelaide.

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      Where in Adelaide? It shows free shipping for 5000.

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        5052 suburb about 15 mins from CBD.

        Got JBHi fi to match $3550 delivered when showing them the webpage which had the free shipping banner

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    Price gone up now.