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LG 48" CX OLED - rtings review. Best 'monitor'

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Rtings.com has now released their 48" CX display review.

 

it has been put in the Monitor section and has been reviewed and tested as a monitor.

 

it now holds the top spot as the best Monitor reviewed by rtings for 'mixed use', and despite 'only' being 120hz, is 3rd in 'Gaming'.

Unsurprisingly its 1st for Multimedia use, and is a long way in the lead for 'HDR gaming'.

 

https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/48-cx-oled

 

 

Under my own custom rating system (Quality Gaming) which weights image quality and gaming features as top priorities, (unaltered for months now), it tops the list by a long shot almost a perfect score of 9.7

 

https://www.rtings.com/user/ratings/ABkArd5QEMduIA

 


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I roughly checked from phone, looks rather good. It's really theonly thing you can get as a "monitor" that is not LCD crap. Though still too huge to sit in front of it. But good displays are properly fast and 120Hz is standard on displays now not just 4K.


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It’s an excellent option for SP games, where a bigger size isn’t an issue plus 120Hz is fine for a lot people. 
 

A shame there isn’t a 27” 240+ option. 

 

But looking forward to larger screen sizes in the future for the living room setup!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've seen a few people over in Hardforum mention that compared to their faster LG IPS gaming displays, their CX 48" has , with BFI enabled, much clearer moving image using the UFO test.

 

Im not surprised either, look at the following. (BFi images from rtings)

 

OLED 120hz

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VA 240hz

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IPS 165hz

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IPS 280hz

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TN 240hz

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zowie-xl2540-bfi-large.jpg

 

 

Now, i dunno about anyone else, but as far as im concerned the OLED wins. Some of the faster LCD panel have a slightly 'sharper' image but they also suffer from overshoot and/or crosstalk (image doubling)**.

Considering the OLED is running 120hz whilst the others are running much faster, i'd say 120hz OLED is more than a match for 240hz LCD.

 

 

**strobe crosstalk is different according to where on the display the moving image is, for example its usually worst at the top and bottoms of the screen. These images are all taken at the center where crosstalk should be least noticeable.


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1 hour ago, SolarNova said:

 

Considering the OLED is running 120hz whilst the others are running much faster, i'd say 120hz OLED is more than a match for 240hz LCD.


OLED will of course win this hands down, but, 120Hz in person, in motion, just isn’t anywhere near 240Hz in terms of Smoothness and I can’t wait to try out the 360Hz monitors in a couple of months time. 
 

Also, the input lag is higher too... 

 

So nothing until MicroLED will compare in this way to OLED, but it’s only one aspect. 
 

The TN 240Hz to looks just as good and I’m sure the new 1080p360 IPS panels will be very good too. 

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The advantage that OLED has is that there are no overshoot artifacts or pixel smear that is usually seen in high-refresh monitor. Because the pixel response is near instantaneous, at 120hz, the pictures present a lot of information to the viewer. Small details in motion are visible on the OLED, where as on high-refresh LCD, they are usually obscured due to pixel smear and overshoot.

 

I have no doubt that high-refresh monitors in the 240-360hz range are superior in competitive shooters simply because of the response time afforded by such a fast refresh rate. Just don't be surprised if the next generation of OLED from LG is able to do 240hz, too. Once that happens, LCD is toast.


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6 hours ago, MadPistol said:

Just don't be surprised if the next generation of OLED from LG is able to do 240hz, too. Once that happens, LCD is toast.


I hope LG don’t stop at 240Hz because OLED allows for much higher. 
 

However, it’s a bit of a pipe dream and I just can’t see it happening. 
 

Also, we’ll probably never see small OLED screens, so a traditional monitor setup just isn’t going to happen sadly, I would love a 27” OLED for MP alongside a 77” for SP. 

 

Finally, cost, LCD isn’t going anywhere as its affordable and there’s something pretty much for everyone. 

But one can dream MicroLED just hurry’s up. 

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