Every other monitor is DEAD to me - LG CX OLED 48"

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LG's smallest OLED yet, the 48" CX has been hotly anticipated as being both small enough to be used as a big monitor, and, at $1,500, inexpensive enough to consider as a TV upgrade to compliment the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 gaming consoles (due to HDMI 2.1 support for 4K 120 gaming).
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  1. bryce2fadeway

    bryce2fadewayHour ago

    sometimes i wish those tech reviewers just to speak like a regular person and not like if he's on meth or something. Excited and sh** lol

  2. Jim Walsh

    Jim WalshHour ago

    would this be worth it for a ps4 pro?

  3. DrSeckzytime

    DrSeckzytime3 hours ago

    This TV being a superior monitor shows how overpriced "gaming" monitors like the predators and such really are.

  4. Gilles Morysse

    Gilles Morysse5 hours ago

    Quelle est la configuration du PC svp ?

  5. Thad Donovan

    Thad Donovan10 hours ago

    I've got an OLED monitor (3 years old) that burns in constantly. It's borderline unusable. I've come to hate OLED now for that reason alone. I'd rather have a monitor with other moderate shortcomings and give up some of the advantages of OLED. I've got an 11 year old NEC LED that still works great. It's not quite as sharp and the colors aren't quite as good, but it doesn't burn in and is still a very solid monitor. Maybe I just got a lemon. Seems hit or miss.

  6. Katia Anya Teleri

    Katia Anya Teleri14 hours ago

    I saw a review mention that its glossy screen reflects a lot of the room behind you. Did you find that to be a problem?

  7. Eberle Tyler

    Eberle Tyler15 hours ago

    It's ok, he dropped it on purpose New video in 10 minutes

  8. Cody Bary

    Cody Bary16 hours ago

    I literally just bought the 3090 on StockX and display on Best Buy- I've been waiting for a setup like this for years!

  9. Red5StandingBy

    Red5StandingBy16 hours ago

    Socks with sandles? Only Canadians.

  10. Honest Mike

    Honest Mike16 hours ago

    LG still havne't released this in my region so I caved and imported one from the US. Have the 55 inch in the living room and frankly every monitor on the market right now is garbage in one way or another, so I'll keep my fast ultrawide for competetive games, and use the cx 48 for everything else.

  11. FlatLin3

    FlatLin321 hour ago

    So OLED is kinda the new Plasma from the past , crazy color and sharp image but do cause burn spot 😕🧐

  12. David Buckley

    David Buckley22 hours ago

    U can’t count a ms lol unless ur using tools again another fake review lol

  13. James Gray

    James GrayDay ago

    That corsair mouse feel is so underrated!!! it feels great in the hand.

  14. Elliotville

    ElliotvilleDay ago

    When the metal end of the measuring tape hit the screen twice...

  15. Linley Baruch

    Linley BaruchDay ago

    That monitor is bigger than my TV

  16. A R

    A RDay ago

    Surely that is murder on your eyes sitting that close. I certainly wouldn't be.

  17. Sean Maloney

    Sean MaloneyDay ago

    Price tag: Me: Oh hey, this RTX 3080 is looking kinda cute

  18. Sage Bias

    Sage BiasDay ago

    make it curved, a bit wider, and 5k.

  19. Erysch Rosenbaum

    Erysch RosenbaumDay ago

    socks & sandals trigger warning!

  20. Peter K

    Peter KDay ago

    could you tell me what keyboard was used in this video?

  21. Nico Melia

    Nico MeliaDay ago

    I have a 60hz 65inch Sony Bravia OLED.. and a 144hz Ips monitor. Even when I run 60 on my Sony compared to 144 on my monitor, the Sony looks cleaner and actually looks smoother. Though you can tell the latency difference where the monitor wins with 144hz. But I do love hooking my pc up to my oled sometimes for single player games. Looks so good.

  22. PucK3001

    PucK3001Day ago

    Was the auto/motion/plus off?

  23. iGnashtys

    iGnashtysDay ago

    How does the q90t stack up ? Vs lg? Only reason I didn't buy was burn in

  24. Sycogenesis

    Sycogenesis2 days ago

    Am i the only one who thinks this is too big to be a gaming monitor when you are that close

  25. Jose Lagos

    Jose Lagos2 days ago

    I like that chair, anybody knows where can I buy it?

  26. Melvin Elle

    Melvin Elle19 hours ago

    Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody

  27. Lance Alex

    Lance Alex2 days ago

    Static desktop image versus oled well known burnin issues!! . There's a reason that there's next to no oled monitors out there dude.

  28. K N

    K N2 days ago

    i used oled tvs as pc monitors since 2014 i moved from crt and i skipped lcd all together and how glad i am of that

  29. Robert Major

    Robert Major2 days ago


  30. Mohammed El-nasieh

    Mohammed El-nasieh2 days ago

    I like that you compared those monitors using a fast camera 👍

  31. Uechi Ryuk

    Uechi Ryuk2 days ago

    im nervous because there are differing opinions on this tv. I bought a series x and am excited to try it on my LG 48 CX. I played the xbox one i have on it and it was pretty bad, so i am still playing that on my monitor. I'm assuming the new console will feel and look much better. If it still "feels like a tv" with the new console, i'm going to just buy a better monitor........ i hope i didn't waste money on the CX!

  32. Lorenzo Bailey

    Lorenzo Bailey2 days ago


  33. Lorenzo Bailey

    Lorenzo Bailey2 days ago


  34. Rocko Ropo

    Rocko Ropo2 days ago

    Ok what tv can work as a monitor for a 1080p resolution lol

  35. Aqua God

    Aqua God2 days ago

    im going to add the 55 inch cx to my 240hz asus

  36. Andrew L.

    Andrew L.2 days ago

    IF you NEED a high speed camera, this video is useless. Your eye cannot see the difference, why bother?

  37. Hans Wurst

    Hans Wurst2 days ago

    It think it's to small. Get a GX55, that's what I did. Looks clean at the wall. No cables. And since it's so close to the wall, it's farther away from you, than a CX could be. For that it's not even that big and 55 inch is ok.

  38. Vicious Raccoon

    Vicious Raccoon2 days ago

    Make this with a reasonable curve and it's ideal.

  39. Jonas S

    Jonas S3 days ago

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  40. Kavy

    Kavy3 days ago

    30 inch monitor with gas shock monitor arm makes it seem like 50In if you just pull it towards you..just saying

  41. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal3 days ago

    When will we be going with 8k per eye contact lens displays with reality matching FOV ???? !!

  42. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal3 days ago

    I totally hear you, larger 4K is beautiful for everything, especially being OLED tech, I want this !

  43. Burgattti

    Burgattti3 days ago

    2 * 22 HD IPS LG displays, wall mounted, don't know where to go from here,

  44. C M

    C M3 days ago

    I've been using my Vizeo 4K 48" as a monitor for several years now. running 3840x2160 @120hz.

  45. Simon TV

    Simon TV3 days ago

    With a larger depth desk, could easily push back that viewing distance.

  46. person

    person3 days ago

    these oled monitors are going to get smaller and smaller, the smallest option used to be 55 inches. if you are looking at getting this wait for something like 32 inches

  47. watford777

    watford7773 days ago

    This will get some serious burn in over time being used as a pc monitor...

  48. Intpro Intpro

    Intpro Intpro3 days ago

    Which game was that with the white rabbit/fox creature?

  49. A A

    A A22 hours ago

    @Intpro Intpro Don't mention it ^^ Enjoy!

  50. Intpro Intpro

    Intpro Intpro23 hours ago

    @A A thank you!

  51. A A

    A A23 hours ago


  52. dieselphiend

    dieselphiend3 days ago

    After everything I just learned about "mother glass" and the way in which they most cost effectively cut our panels to size from a large glass substrate- nothing makes any sense. They could get way more money if they took that mother glass, and made it into monitors, than for TV's- like literally at least double. It's not like they couldn't sell them in volume. It's as if there's a hidden hand that prefers we're all using highly regulated and monitored walled gardens, rather than the open systems PC's currently are.

  53. T Jay

    T Jay3 days ago

    Yo! What's your recommendation on the best TV for PS5 / Xbox next gen consoles? TV, not monitor - including use for watching TV/Movies....

  54. Mo.Newman

    Mo.Newman3 days ago

    If LG does create an alternative screen for the desk... they also should think about the size. Knowing, that 40" is too small for tv's it might be actually pretty perfect when you work in front of it. Love to see a LG CX OLED 38 / 42

  55. Particle_Wave

    Particle_Wave3 days ago

    Can't wait for OLED to become commonplace in monitors. A tightly-curved, 27in 4k oled at 120hz is my end-game monitor.

  56. G S

    G S3 days ago

    I would love to know what Linus thinks "Quietly marketing" would mean. I'm having trouble wrapping my head around that concept.

  57. Xardos

    Xardos3 days ago

    All tell LG we want a 32" version of this! Instant buy.

  58. Ben Balser

    Ben Balser4 days ago

    You do realize that the way a TV creates and sends an image, and the way a computer creates and sends out video, are not the same thing, right? TVs are trancoding a signal, computers generate from scratch.

  59. Nick Roosevelt

    Nick Roosevelt4 days ago

    My first computer, a Timex Sinclair 1000, in 1982, used a regular tube tv as it's monitor...

  60. tinguren

    tinguren4 days ago

    I have a c965 and it is amazing, but id be afraid to use it as a pc monitor because of all of the static images like the tool bar and hud in games. After a year or two if it starts burning in, you're screwed. I just picked up a odyssey g9, well see how I like it compared to the oled.

  61. Mikasa Ackermann

    Mikasa Ackermann4 days ago

    We have a 40“ tv and i use it as a display for my mac

  62. Jimmy Cholagh

    Jimmy Cholagh4 days ago

    Why is the 55" $100 less than the 48"

  63. Wilmer Escovar

    Wilmer Escovar4 days ago

    That's a TV, Linus, period. 27" is more than enough for a monitor, 32" tops.

  64. Mavairo

    Mavairo4 days ago

    Depends how far back you sit. For me 43" is the perfect size with my setup and still lets me easily watch Netflix from the bed.

  65. Dale Martirez

    Dale Martirez4 days ago

    Does anyone know what table he's using? I wanna get one!

  66. Vincent Stone

    Vincent Stone4 days ago

    Thank you for letting us know how it would work for RTS players. Its very hard to find that. Feel free to do that more often. We watch your vids too lol

  67. FlyingHulk

    FlyingHulk4 days ago

    Im using this tv in 55“ for ps5 and its just amazing

  68. Leroy Tech Tips

    Leroy Tech Tips4 days ago

    Don't be fooled to buy this model. Hold out for the '21 refresh.

  69. Turner Classic Bastard

    Turner Classic Bastard4 days ago

    I cant stare at a 48 inch tv that close for too long. My eyes are shit as it is.

  70. Stavanger Ghost

    Stavanger Ghost4 days ago

    How does this tv do in 1440p resolution ? Did it support propper VRR/Free sync when running xbox series x at 4k 120hz ? Hear something about some monitors didn't go that high on the free sync.. idk, just what I heard. I'm curious about the LG an d how it handles this tbh. Thinking about buying one of these LG CX 48 Tv tomorrow for my series x.. Atm i am using a Asus MG278Q monitor.. Probably no doubt about the LG CX beating my Asus monitor in absolutely every aspect possible ? Right ?? Ps: clearly i am no tech guru.. i am trying to find guidance on the subject. So please help me out 🙂

  71. Kevin Sayer

    Kevin Sayer4 days ago

    I have this TV but have been running 4k at 60hz. I have a 5700xt AMD GPU do I need one of the new AMD cards in order to run 4k at 120hx successfully? Also, when should i switch from 8bit to 10bit color? I've got the green screen of death a couple times when running this too hard.

  72. rRobert Smith

    rRobert Smith5 days ago

    Me shopping for a new Monitor: all the other successful day traders have at least 4 monitors also me: I could get two of these bad boys and still have more screen real estate and less cost.....

  73. cyberthief183

    cyberthief1835 days ago

    How about support for FreeSync or G-Sync? I don't think that's the case here...

  74. jon Le

    jon Le5 days ago

    Hi which would you prefer? The LG 38GN950 or LG OLED48CXPUB for gaming? Thanks

  75. phyo sone

    phyo sone5 days ago

    I like LG CX Oled TV for ps5 and pc gaming

  76. rim685cen ;nir'suc

    rim685cen ;nir'suc5 days ago

    Thanks for the mention and link!

  77. Zahi Mrad

    Zahi Mrad5 days ago

    brooo wth i can't afford that sh*t

  78. Abel Lau

    Abel Lau5 days ago

    I’ve been waiting to upgrade from a gen 1 4K Samsung. Early adoption was a mistake.

  79. D Gillies

    D Gillies5 days ago

    If you like this monitor you should also check out the SONY 43x800h IPS TV which makes a fantastic 500 nits HDR quantum dots monitor and costs only $440 right now ...

  80. N A S U S .R

    N A S U S .R5 days ago

    So.... Now I'm wondering what to buy! Samsung g9 or this LG TV cx oled???? 🆘

  81. musicx xa

    musicx xa5 days ago

    This is far better than any monitor. Monitor manufacturers milking people immoral morons. I hope LG can do 32 inch version of this.

  82. Kiko Cool

    Kiko Cool5 days ago

    can i use it as for console gaming?

  83. Agent Of Soros

    Agent Of Soros5 days ago

    This goes for 1600 bucks here. Thought it'd be way more expensive

  84. Dan K

    Dan K5 days ago

    You won't need to worry about accuity staring at that screen all day. Just giving up my office job after a month my eyesight improved and vision returned to normal. These screens are really bad for your eyes and it isn't just a myth, let alone whacking a 40+ inch super bright display 1 foot away from your retinas.

  85. tshepp89

    tshepp895 days ago

    Only Linus would poke a $3k Oled screen with a metal measuring tape

  86. Stefanel Alexandru Farcas

    Stefanel Alexandru Farcas6 days ago

    When your blacks are so deep that you can see reflections while being in a dark zone

  87. Cris Mertens

    Cris Mertens6 days ago

    ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter) is the dealbreaker here. On the CX series, its aggressive- so if you’re playing a game that’s in in dark area (or watching a movie for that matter) the screen dims until the scene changes or it gets bright again - and then you’ll literally see it brighten before your eyes. There’s no way to turn this off either. What. A. Shame.

  88. Gurdip Sidhu

    Gurdip Sidhu6 days ago

    the funniest part is that its a tv

  89. DallasGreen123

    DallasGreen1236 days ago

    Mom to me as a kiddo: "Don't sit so close to the tv, it will ruin your eyes!" Adult me: 02:15

  90. Peligroso86

    Peligroso866 days ago

    Now give us a 32" version!

  91. Livio López

    Livio López6 days ago

    This is the best and most complete review of this monitor TV. Really amazing.

  92. songboek

    songboek6 days ago

    @linus Tech: So you prefer this over the samsung G9 for gaming??

  93. Dardania Lion

    Dardania Lion6 days ago

    Man, you became a real man.

  94. zonatedproduct

    zonatedproduct6 days ago

    so wait my 2080ti has hdmi 2.0 so i would lose out on color if i wat 120hz?

  95. Oskar Augustsson

    Oskar Augustsson6 days ago

    Does samsung q80t support the full 48Gbps of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth? Heard that the LG CX only support 40 Gbps of HDMI 2.1 Bandwidth and that this might be a problem for high-end pc gamers. I want to play 4 k 120 hz games on this q80t tv with my 3080 n-vidia card… Tnx in advance!

  96. z7 Onix 7z

    z7 Onix 7z6 days ago

    Im thinking of getting the 65in version of this to use with my pc + xbox SX. Im just wondering about burn in. And how to stop it on windows 10. Linus said to turning brightness down while also enabling tv protection software. But what about on the desktop? Remove the taskbar & icons? black background? wallpaper engine? anything else?

  97. Strider

    Strider6 days ago

    This one will be too once the burn in kicks in

  98. Brandon Bianco

    Brandon Bianco6 days ago

    Oleds are way to knew, anyone with half a brain would wait until they fix the issues, don’t waste your money yet.

  99. Jordan Caviness

    Jordan Caviness6 days ago

    This is so stupid.

  100. Adan Contreras

    Adan Contreras6 days ago

    I say the Samsung Q90T is better.

  101. KruddyKamikaze

    KruddyKamikaze6 days ago

    Custom resolution is *3840x1646* for a 21:9 aspect ratio. Math: 2160 divided by desired aspect ratio (21) multiplied by current aspect ratio (16) =1,645.714285*. then you round it up to the nearest pixel which can either be 1645 or 1646, your choice.

  102. jimirbon

    jimirbon6 days ago

    you had my attention up to the point where i saw the sandals+socks combo

  103. Fernando Fernando

    Fernando Fernando7 days ago

    And about burn in pixels???

  104. Bonnie Bishop

    Bonnie Bishop7 days ago

    elephant in the room: burn in... so lets make it extra visible by turning off upper and lower part of display to get an ultrawide :D

  105. Ace007

    Ace0077 days ago

    Regarding burning. I am a day trader so have charts sitting on the screen all day. Would this cause any issues?