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Better late than never: LG BX OLED received “Very Good” from Stiftung Warentest


Stiftung Warentest honors the LG 4K OLED TVs of the BX series with a
Stiftung Warentest honors the LG 4K OLED TVs of the BX series with a “Very good, grade 1.5”

In the latest test by Stiftung Warentest, the LG 4K OLED TVs of the BX series with 55 and 65 inches were able to secure the rating “Very good, grade 1.5”.

For those who are not quite familiar with the model names of LG Electronics TV sets: The BX models are the 4K OLED entry-level models from 2020. The most recently tested models are the LG OLED55BX9LB (Very good, grade 1.5) and the LG OLED65BX9LB (Very good, grade 1.5), which came onto the market in September last year. With these two “test laggards”, the entire Top10 of the comparison test by Stiftung Warentest consists exclusively of OLED TVs from the LG Electronics brand. Competitor Samsung Electronics shouldn’t like that at all. But maybe they can attack with their NEO QLED TVs (mini-LED) and QD-OLED displays this year or next year at the latest.

StiWa-Top 10 dominated by LG OLED TVs

According to Stiftung Warentest, OLED technology should be “the measure of all things”. Out of the total of 521 models tested, only 12 TV sets received the grade “Very Good”, including 10 OLED TVs from LG Electronics. We only partially share the assessment of Stiftung Warentest. We are always of the opinion that there is no such thing as one perfect TV, but that the TV has to be tailored to the purchaser’s usage behavior. May I remember our anti-reflection video again? In bright rooms, an OLED TV is simply left behind in many cases and permanent impairment of the picture (burn-in) is also a danger if it is used incorrectly.

Full HDMI 2.1 support

But of course there is also a reason why OLED TVs are so popular in the high-end segment. On the one hand, LG Electronics was one of the first to provide extensive HDMI 2.1 support (as of the 2019 lineup) and, on the other hand, the black level and contrast are certainly unrivaled. For film and series lovers as well as for gamers (Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PC), the OLED televisions from LG Electronics and the BX series are definitely a recommendation.

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