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[eBay Plus] LG OLED55BXPTA 55" OLED TV $1795.50 + Delivery (Free C&C) @ The Good Guys eBay

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    65” Lg BX is $2500 after code and gift card, is the c1 really worth 1000 bucks more?

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      65" BX is $2585 inc delivery - still a good price though.

      BX vs CX vs C1 has barely any difference from rtings - https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare/lg-c1-oled-vs-lg-bx-...

      • +3 votes

        If HDR content is of little interest then BX it is a great choice. If HDR does matter to you though i would not buy it, its brightness levels are especially average (at best..).

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          If watching at night time would there be a noticeable difference in peak brightness and quality of HDR content do you think?

          I’d say I watch 99% of my TV at night time so leaning towards saving money and just getting the BX

            • +1 vote

              @theory: The HDTV test is extremely detailed and technical but don't think it's that useful for me as an "average" user.

              The top comment on YouTube summarises it well I think:

              "I got the BX and yes he’s right about some of the flaws of processing but in 95% of the real world content It’s not an issue. It’s still an Oled and picture quality smokes anything not Oled. Games on the series X are stunning, movies and shows in 4K have a glass like crispness that only Oled can achieve. I got the bx for 1199 and most places had the cx at 1499, for me at least it saved me some money to get the series x"

              in a side by side comparison a viewer with a keen eye might be able spot the differences, however in everyday settings I don't think it'll make much of a difference.

              The slower and "sluggish" menu interaction of BX vs CX is probably my biggest concern!

          • +3 votes

            @VenusDeMilo: Peak brightness for HDR is not about being in a light room or a dark room. HDR must always be viewed in a dark room anyway.

            Higher peak brightness for HDR gives you more detail in bright areas of the image. The advantages are more obvious because the image is more detailed and realistic, not just because it's brighter.

            Screens with a lower peak brightness end up with large bright areas of HDR images having no detail or alternatively having to employ harsh tone mapping that alters the artistic intent of the image and possibly excessively darkens certain scenes.

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            @VenusDeMilo: Get the BX then. It's more of an issue for very bright rooms, even then it's nowhere near as bad as people say it is (in my opinion)

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            @VenusDeMilo: To some extent perhaps, but not really. A TV needs high enough brightness/nits to make real use of the range of colours etc to make it HDR really pop. Don't get me wrong, it won't look bad, but it's just that HDR on the BX wont have nearly the same wow factor as would with a set with higher peak brightness. In most other respects however it's a very good TV.

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              @Xizor: The problem is not even the G1 hits 1000 nits which is baseline for HDR. OLED tech still needs a few years to mature. So almost worth buying a cheaper set for a couple years and then doing the big upgrade later.

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                @theory: I agree to an extent, value wise. And for what reason im still yet to actually buy an OLED myself. The improvement is noticeable from what i have read what was it 700-800 nits? Almost double that of the BX under certain conditions if i recall. Even in store i could tell the difference to the CX.

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            @VenusDeMilo: I agree, $1000+ difference is a big factor for me getting the BX

        • +1 vote

          If HDR is a top priority then OLED probably isn't for you yet.

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          Still an excellent choice and would prefer this over an LCD any day of the week (including public holidays). As others have mentioned, if you're watching in a dark room (which you should be anyway), you won't have any problems with peak brightness. OLED's don't need to be blinding bright given the contrast ratio.

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            @p3r514n: For SDR yes it is perfectly adequate brightness for most viewing conditions and an excellent choice. But for HDR that is simply not true, HDR has a lot more to offer than the BX can produce because of its limited peak brightness. Does not make it bad, its just a limitation.

            • +1 vote

              @Xizor: It's simply very true.

              https://www.whathifi.com/advice/ultra-hd-premium-what-are-sp...

              "TVs must also be capable of producing more than 90 per cent of the DCI P3 color standard and meet a certain brightness level (measured in nits). 4K TVs must have either a 1000-nit peak brightness and less than 0.05 nits black level (to cater for the high brightness of LCD TVs), or a 540-nit peak brightness and less than 0.0005 nits black level (to include the generally dimmer, yet stonking black depth, of OLEDs)."

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              @Xizor: Overall brightness is much less in HDR its only the smaller highlights that are brighter. Normal bigger parts of the screen will be 100-200 nits. Small highlights like light bulbs or the sun can reach 600. SDR has a bit higher overall brightness but will have much less brighter highlights. Its the way the movies and TV shows are graded and mastered. Like you and others have said OLED really needs to be viewed in the dark and especially for HDR to be looked at as a superior picture. Even then it still has its flaws

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        I have read that the biggest difference between the CX(2020 model) and the C1(2021 equivalent) is that the brightness is a touch better and the gaming features are beefed up a bit. Aside from that the CX is the better deal at the moment on special

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      normal qled/uhd 55-65 jumps are around $200-$400. this oled is a $700 jump.

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        Yes, oled is bit pricey

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      If you only have one, you will enjoy any of them as long as at it's 65 inch or above. If you have two side by side, then c1 is definitely better. The difference worth the money? Depend on your situation. To me maybe 1000 is 1000, to other maybe 1000 is only like 200.

  • +1 vote

    Go 65 guys

    • +1 vote

      Why stop at 65 when there is 77….

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        Bx does not have 77 here. That's why.

          • +9 votes

            @moo: That doesn't matter. Here is Australia

            • -3 votes

              @ce5himm: It was in response to your original comment which you have edited. Your original comment was "Bx does not have 77". So don't try to be sneaky aye? ;)

              • +1 vote

                @moo: Yes, I know US has 77, so I edited it. Know you are going to say that. lol
                Anyway just reminding people to go larger, don't make mistakes like me only getting 55.

    • +4 votes

      And once you get used to 65, you will want 75

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        Yes yes, I know. I said 65 because 55, 65 both available at a discount price. Even the 77 does sell here, still have to wait for a decent discount to suggest people to go that size. Plus 65 is the mainstream size for living room nowadays. 77 maybe another 4,5years.

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          Peoples living room tv's are getting bigger as they are relatively more affordable than ever. Size of a tv should be based on sitting distance because that is what impacts ones fov. I would not want to be sitting under 7ft on a 65" tv. A 55" would be more suitable in that environment.

          • +1 vote

            @4agte: You have to treat full HD and 4k tv differently. 4k is almost half the distance of 1080p for the "best distance" regarding to the same size of the tv. That's why the tvs are getting bigger. If a 55 inch 1080 at 8 feet is the best distance, 55 inch 4k will needs to be 4 feet. But wouldn't that be too close? That's why you need a bigger tv to be able to sit at a reasonable distance also enjoy the benefits of 4k …….etc. of course at the end, all depends on different person and situation.

            • -1 vote

              @ce5himm: I sit about 2.5m from a 65inch tv and with 4k content 75inch would be better. I wouldn't watch 4k content on a 55inch tv, far too small

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                @mlburnian: 2.5m is ideal for 65. And yes, a bit smaller for [email protected] 55. If I have someone remind me before my pickup, I would be sitting Infront of a 65 instead of 55. Now I will have to deal with it for maybe another couple of years. That's why I keep telling people go 65 at least, don't want people like me to feel bad. I tell myself, the only good thing is my 55bx cost 1180 out of pocket. 65bx would cost double that price at least. I could spend the money on something else. Maybe a ps5 LoL.

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    It's a shame that it looks like a butterfly could push over that stand. Great to see prices returning back to pre covid levels though.

    • +1 vote

      I think the stand is great, I can still fit it on my CRT TV stand and all of the budget can go towards the OLED.

    • +2 votes

      Can confirm stand is butterfly resistant (not proof).

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    Great price for a great TV. I bought it for slightly over $2k in November, and it rocks. The only downside is missing bluetooth module and inability to cast from an android phone (without installing any workarounds).

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      It says it has Bluetooth for compatible audio devices, that can't be used for other Bluetooth devices like keyboards etc?

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        Thank you, I need to double check. Maybe I bought Mi TV box with no good reason then…

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          It indeed supports BT headphones, but it is hidden so well it took me 5 minutes wandering in the menus to locate it. There is no menu with BT devices, but there is Sound carousel outside of Settings menu that has BT in it.

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    Anyone tried matching this online price in store? Do you think tgg will accept?

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      You can certainly try but in my experience, they said these offers are subsidized by eBay and nothing to do with the retailer. I suppose it depends on how desperate the salesman is to move stock.

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        I wonder if you buy it via eBay, you will still get the Disney+ subscription?

  • +1 vote

    This or wait for more EOFY sales? pretty good deal overall, BX panels are really good and not much of a step down from CX

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      Yeah, I'm on the same boat. Not sure whether to bite on 65 BX or wait.

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        BX at $2600 is awesome value! Im struggling not to become an ebay plus temp member just to buy it. At the same time, the 55" is heaps cheaper and I could easily live with it. Killing me thinking of a CX at not much more potentially during EOFY sales!?

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        if I could find it under $2500 for a 55" I would. The differences to me don't justify another $1000 unfortunately :( Vincent's big arguement in the review is that prices should close up midyear which isnt the case in aus. USA the price difference is far less impactful… :(

        • +1 vote

          CX 55" is $2365 at Appliance Central with free delivery to some capital cities.
          I got Harvey Norman to price match yesterday, and paid with 5% cashback HN gift cards from Shopback.

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            @Yarkin: Nice work, at these price levels the 5% makes up a solid difference!

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            @Yarkin: Any chance you can upload copy of receipt?

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              @hari187: I don't have it right now but can do later.

              But I don't think you'll need the receipt to get HN to match the Appliance Central price. I went into a store, but you could try getting price match on live chat for click & collect. They may not match the free delivery part of the deal but for me delivery would only have been $22.

              • +1 vote

                @Yarkin: Thanks. All good got it done as you said.

  • +1 vote

    Would recommend viewing both the bx and cx/c1 in store if you're on the fence.

    To my eye the picture on the cx/c1 looks more realistic which could be due to a variety of factors such the improved upscaling capability and overall better screen/processor.

    Just depends if you can justify the extra $750 for a brighter screen/better picture quality/better motion/better upscaling/Bluetooth capability (C1 is $2570~ from GG commercial).

    I'm currently waiting on the new Sony A80J to be released before I make a decision.

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      For TV/films, A90J is the one. If you're gaming, LG is the only way to go. Sony is promising a lot of the important features in future updates but you should never ever buy a tech product on the promise of new features coming later.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtupV1xGEmI

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    Excellent gaming monitor. [email protected] …. Lol I'm running 3 of these in eyefinity powered by 3 3090's of course . Runs doom good.

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      How much you pay in electricity bill?

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    Go for this ! Its an awesome price for a magnificent image. I've had this for 11 months it came out July 2020 and it's been really good for a small / medium dark room for movies / gaming.

    Personally I hate the sluggish menu system and dogshit dumb remote, but hey just ignore that shit and enjoy some of the best image technology ever produced. No joke!

    Also it probably won't get the new new webOS by LG but also who the fuk cares when LG make such poor software . Apparently it's just meant to enable more paid promotional content etc. Not better for the consumer … lol rant over

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      Yes, I had it for 1 week, great tv especially for first time oled user. I'd say go 65.

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    Does this TV also have 4K 120Hz capabilities and how is it for PC gaming if anyone has experience using it that way?

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    should i get this to replace my 65Q70R samsung?

    • +1 vote

      Yes, you should.

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    Does this have multi-view / split screen? The LG website is trash and I want to see what models actually have that feature

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    Should I replace my Sony KLD46X3100??

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    For those who missed it, Catch deal is still active. You can use 8% off gift cards (up to $500) to offset the cost of delivery