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LG BX 65" 4K OLED Smart TV OLED65BXPTA $2680 + Delivery (Free in Selected Cities) @ Appliance Central

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Seems like a good deal to finish off the financial year. Pull the trigger, you know you've been waiting to…

I'm sorely tempted, but am waiting to see whether the BX will be included in the recent updates to support Dolby Vision gaming at 4K 120HZ like the 2021 models. While you're here: what do YOU think about the BX compared to the CX and C1?

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  • +14 votes

    For gaming, the BX will do the job but just be slower and less bright than the C series (to put it really simply). The main reason not to get the BX is that you should never, ever buy a tech product based on the promise (or hope) of feature updates. So if you want Dolby Vision, choose one of the models that already does it.

    • +1 vote

      4k 120hz dv is not a must have for everyone. Plus cx is guaranteed, and bx is likely to get it. So it is still a good buy for the tv.

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        4k/120hz is the hype train that saw lots of people buy the overall inferior CX over the Sony A8H last year.

        • +1 vote

          Bxis 4k 120 as well. Just the 4k 120 dv is not confirmed yet.

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          Why not future proof now, though? I've had my current TV for 11 years! Getting myself a G1 soon and hoping it does the job for the next decade.

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      And that’s why I chose G1 over C1.

      C1 65” - $3245 GG
      G1 65” - $4150 GG (came with feet stand and back covers free and flush wall bracket)

      Use Suncorp rewards to take more off

  • +2 votes

    $1.5k over a non OLED is not worth it

    Sure its superior, but for the average punter not worth it

    • +1 vote

      Different target markets. For different people.

    • +1 vote

      I dunno some el cheapos look real bad

    • +16 votes

      Totally worth the difference for anyone who knows the difference.

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        Blacks and all are great, but lots of OLED's don't get that bright, compared to LED's of the same or cheaper price range.

        • +1 vote

          True, I was weighing between OLED and alternatives (QLED, ULED, etc.) and I noticed that the brightness is often cited as one of its disadvantages. For anyone like me though, I never use the TV during the day and we usually watch movies and such in the dark (or under dim lighting conditions), so the disadvantage doesn't really apply.

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        Totally worth the difference for anyone who knows the difference.

        That's probably why he said "for the average punter". For most people, a cheapo TV will do the job

    • +5 votes

      If you are watching free to air junk/foxtel etc then sure.

      But if you are actually running 4k content to your 4k tv, then its absolutely worth it.

      Even more so if you are gaming on it. Massive difference there.

      • +2 votes

        Even bigger difference with 4k on a 75 or 85inch

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          Absolutely.

          75/85 cheap 4ks look bloody terrible.

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            @Ahbal: So Sony 9000 series is cheap? You could get a Sony 75x9000 for less than this last month

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      I should state i have a Panny OLED and a Samsung AU8000

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      My parents have a 65" lg oled wall mounted in dark room it blows me away and sucks me in with the immersion especially for movies.

      My cheaper 55" LED at home just doesn't.

      If you keep your TV for ~5-10 years like a lot of people do, 1.5k is not that much extra.

      If anyone is nostalgic for the panasonic and pioneer plasma's that would go black and have decent sound, pair an LG OLED with a decent sound bar and you get that same feeling.

  • +1 vote

    Price matched with the good Guys and paid with gift card for 10% discount. A family member did this on Monday.

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      Can you share your method for the gift cards? :~)

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        Yeah how anyone uses gift cards is beyond me, I'm with suncorp but all of them say max $500 or $1000 a week etc

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        I used 60 gift cards at GG a few weeks back. Got them during Coles 10% off TCN special (5 per transaction so went to a few Coles on the last day of the sale and got $100 ones).

        Went to the GG, got the TV I wanted price matched. Paid with the gift cards. Cashier was chill about the whole thing and told me that it happens often. Took a while as you need to use each one like an eftpos card then input the pin. I had the pins prescratched for speed and collated in groups of 10 without the packaging. You can only use 2 online but unlimited in store.

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          It felt like it took a while when I used 20 of them, I can't imagine 60…. haha

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      I tired with my local JB and good guys a few days ago. None of them would do it.

      Jealous! good job.

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    These and the cx are a solid favorite.
    The 55" was 2200 not long ago (demo or good deal)

    Will wait till my Eko packs it In

    • +4 votes

      I got the 55-inch BX for $1699 a couple of weeks ago from The Good Guys eBay store when Afterpay first did the 15%-off eBay sale this EOFY. I can't believe the difference in price between 55-inch and 65-inch. I'm thrilled that I got OLED even if it meant a slightly smaller TV for such a huge saving.

      Also, the brightness difference with the CX was only noticeable for me in store and still was hard to notice as they didn't have the TVs side-by-side or running the same content. In the end the BX gets more than bright enough for my use at home :)

      • +1 vote

        The difference between 55 and 65 definitely worth it, for 40% larger screen. At least I regret not getting 65 so much.

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          Isn't maths funny though, in that it's a 39% increase from 55" to 65", but only a 29% decrease from 65" to 55"…

          (Can you tell I got the 55"?)

      • +1 vote

        Yeah top quality that's a good price

  • +3 votes

    It took me ages to find a game that ran 4K @ 120fps but I can confirm that the B9 is in fact capable of it so the BX should be as well. Perfect for 120fps modes for more competitive games as they release.

    • +1 vote

      It's dolby vision with [email protected] is what the update did. Does it do dolby vision aswell as 4k and 120

  • +1 vote

    Appliances Online - $2641
    https://www.appliancesonline.com.au/product/lg-bx-65-inch-4k...
    Didn't check delivery though.

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      Nice one, good find. Free delivery to Brisbane. Nearly a month wait for shipping though.

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      In pretty sure they do free delivery to most states and cities

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      Delivery August 4 to Melbourne, so guess they don’t have stock.

  • +1 vote

    Dammm… great deal. I paid $3450 for it earler this year

  • +3 votes

    Just clicked the link and it's sitting at $2750. Did they just jack it?!?

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      Woah, yep, they sure did!

      • +1 vote

        well they jacked the price, i got a neg.. life isn't fair lol
        Edit: checked the link again myself - for me it's still $2641, what am i missing?

        • +3 votes

          Appliances Online didn't get jacked, but Appliance Central did.

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          Have 2 upvotes to counter the negs ;-)

  • +4 votes

    Bring back plasma!

    • +2 votes

      My 2010 plasma is still running perfectly. Alas, I finally have to make the jump to 4K for films and gaming so OLED it is.

      • +2 votes

        Plasma could have been 4k today if R&D continued!

    • +1 vote

      100% agree. It would be amazing to see how Panasonic could have pushed their Neo Plasma technology after they acquired the Kuro tech from Pioneer.

    • +1 vote

      Every time these deals come atomic, we think about getting a new tv, but our 2009 43" plasma is still going great. I find it hard to justify getting rid of it.
      Really want something a bit bigger but will probably just wait for this one to due.

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    Amazing TV for gaming and netflix.

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    Is this better value over $700 more for the CX? I am a noob with this.

    • +1 vote

      Definitely go the C series if you can afford it.
      CX 65 has been low as 3320.
      C1 65 (newer model) has been as low as 3055.75 with certain discounts, 3250 otherwise.

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        $3,000 for C1

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          Nice, where was that from?

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          If only the 77” could be reasonably priced

  • -1 vote

    OLED or QLED?

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      To answer your question, OLED is the best panel technology the averageperson can actually buy, but personally I'm not willing to risk paying the premium for it on a TV when half of my OLED phones have suffered from image retention and had to be replaced.

      In terms of quality, the only compareable technology is Mini LED, but those are just as expensive as OLEDs, so at that stage you may as well just buy an OLED unless you are really paranoid about image retention like I am.

      Micro LED is superior to both but those are so far beyond the realm of affordability that they are not even worth considering, we are talking more expensive by a factor of atleast 10 times here.

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      If you are happy to pay the price for OLED, then buy OLED. It is the better product. Full stop.

      • +2 votes

        Your statement is true but even if you are willing to pay $2700 for this OLED you have to consider what else you could get for the money. If you have a big room then a week or two ago you could get the Samsung 82" TU8000 (inferior picture quality by all measures) for $1900. What would make the bigger difference? Better image quality or an extra 60% panel size? And on top of that this OLED is 40% more expensive than the TU8000. In fact you can't even get a 55" OLED for $1900.

        The answer is different for every individual but IMHO for the average consumer who isn't watching the TVs side by side and hasn't done much research, the bigger size makes a much bigger difference than the better image quality of an OLED. Literally could get a TV double the size for less money. The wow factor of a double sized TV for most people is greater than the wow factor (and there certainly is a wow factor) of an OLED 55" screen

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          In fact you can't even get a 55" OLED for $1900.

          The 55" BX could be had for $1695 just recently, and was also at $1795 a few times and $1895.

          But you make a good point about the TV size. The funny thing is, lots of people (I'd say most) who get these OLEDs (and 4k TVs in general) would be sitting too far back, rather than at an optimal viewing distance (at least for 4k content). Obviously the bigger the better the further away you sit.

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    My heart is telling me to continue saving for the Sony A90J and possibly wait a year or so till there’s a clearance or refurb to get a significant discount.

    My trouble is that my partner and I rarely watch 4K content and quite content with FHD. The house we moved to makes our 46” smaller in comparison to our apartment’s living room and we feel a 65” would be ideal. There isn’t an urgency to upgrade TVs and I should just be content with what we have.