LG CX OLED 4K HDR TV Unboxing, Setup, Impressions

by birtanpublished on November 4, 2020

Finally the drama involved getting this tv here has been real but it's finally here that's what matters and i'm super excited welcome back everyone i'm caleb dennison and today we are finally unboxing the lg c10 or cx if you prefer oled tv took about four months to finally get this in there were some shipping problems also pandemic but it's finally here that's what matters so let's get to it here's everything that comes in the box we've got batteries for the

Magic motion remote a uh cover plate if you're not going to use the stand there's some mounting screws here a breakout cable and clasp and then the literature which normally i would just scooch off to the side but we're going to have to take a look at something here so let's talk about this stand for a second first of all this piece right here is ridiculously heavy so that's going to make installation just a little bit cumbersome we'll get to that in a minute also there are instructions for assembling this stand but

They're not particularly useful they're kind of ikea style pictorial instructions and i think they do more harm than good so this is how the stand gets put together and i'm going to have to take a second here because this never goes right you kind of slide this long piece in and it's supposed to lock in but you have to get it at just such an angle and it always takes me like way too long to figure it out but there it is all right it finally slotted in

And now you might think that you screw from the top because there are these holes here that's not the case what we actually need to do is flip this up and we're going to screw in from the bottom for this next portion of the setup you want to put the tv face down on a flat surface we've got some acoustic foam underneath here you could use towels but definitely have something soft and you definitely want to have it

Well supported because when we go to put that heavy base on here we don't want it tilting down now we've got to set the base into this recessed portion and see those two tabs on the top those are going to line up with a couple of recessed slots in this area and that's all that's holding it in place but it seems to be doing the job okay and now we screw it oh hey look i was wrong and i can admit it this decorative piece goes here

Whether you're stand mounting or wall mounting and then we have a little cable management area here that we'll be using in a little bit now i want to talk about the hdmi ports all four are 4k 120. so gamers you can take your pick it doesn't really matter i do want to point out that number two is the arc or e-arc port so keep that in mind if you're going to use a sound bar and now one of my favorite parts we have some film to remove

gets me every time you know i know the gallery series or the g10 is supposed to be the more dressed up television but who's gonna complain about that now let's turn it on ah web os it's been a minute so for those who are familiar with lg tvs it runs on web os it's a very animated sort of system as you'll see here right out of the box you select your time zone and you're going to hear a little bit of audio assistance you get the opportunity to turn that off

Which i definitely recommend you do because it's very annoying we've already got some devices connected as you see here ethernet is connected hdmi one and two are connected we do have something connected to hdmi three but because there is no signal it's not recognizing it right now so let's go ahead and move forward terms and conditions time and folks as i always say you might want to spend some time reading this because i mean i'm not going to but you might want to because of

How it might share your viewing data if you're uncomfortable with that you might want to turn it off next up is an analysis of the quote-unquote user environment probably measuring the amount of light in the room you can set the tv up manually which is what i'm going to do but that feature is meant to adjust the gamma curve so that you get good bright highlights and good shadow detail depending on how much light is in your room if you've got an antenna or cable box

Now would be the time to get that set up if you're using cable or satellite it will well integrate into the web os system looks like the next step is choosing whether you want to use ai picture pro or ai sound pro i will turn these on eventually to see what kind of effect they have but for now i'm leaving them off enter the zip code and wow that's it that was really quick at this point i would expect that several apps are going to need to update it's automatically updating

Netflix but that's because i selected it a little while ago i imagine it's going to have to update a few more too now for picture settings i've loaded up a youtube video i like to use for sdr evaluation i'm going to go ahead and pull up the picture settings no surprise it's in standard mode which honestly doesn't look too bad but we know that other modes are going to be much more accurate i'm going to go ahead and let's see it's either going to be cinema or filmmaker mode i'm going to go with

Actually i'm going to go with isf expert bright room really you can go with any of those and make some adjustments but i think this is going to be the best one for our purposes at this time now we need to go into all settings and dig a little bit deeper the mode is already selected the energy saving is set to auto i'm going to turn that off because i don't want it limiting any brightness because of it let's go into additional settings all right that's not what i expected i expected a little bit more

Out of additional settings there we go now we can adjust the isf expert brightroom mode and really i'm just wanting to verify that there is no motion smoothing being applied that true motion is in user so i'm going to turn that off for now and we will experiment with some of those other settings later now i've pulled up an hdr title on youtube we want to take a look at the picture mode that it's in it's currently in standard let's adjust

This a little bit looks like we've got cinema home cinema uh and filmmaker mode i'm going to take a look at filmmaker mode ah that tones it down a little bit which is actually working well in this room but i'm gonna pull up cinema home and take a look at what the settings look like there we'll bounce down into picture options turn motion is on cinema clear which i do not want turn that off uh so again if you choose cinema home really any of these presets

Uh make sure that your motion smoothing is turned off otherwise you're gonna get that soap opera effect which i personally hate now let's check out dolby vision now i've popped into netflix and i'm selecting adobe vision title because i want to get that activated and adjust adobe vision mode check that out a little bit now that we've got things moving i will pause and go into settings okay so we're in cinema home right now which is odd i would expect to be

There we go dolby vision cinema home what other options do we have looks like we have cinema game standard and vivid so the difference between cinema and cinema home is i think the idea there is that if you're using this in a dark home theater setting you can go with cinema cinema home is going to be more appropriate for what we've got going on right now especially with the studio lights going on the oled backlight level contrast is maxed out brightness at 50.

All of this is pretty standard for lg settings let's go in hmm cinema clear is on by default and i can't turn it off so is real cinema that's interesting i wonder if that's a dolby vision restriction or an lg restriction let's try going up to uh cinema and see if that changes we can always brighten things up if we want to back out of that no actually the oled light contrast and brightness settings are all exactly the same um so that's interesting you

Know we saw this before with the tcl5 series tv in that uh it just dimmed to the picture even though none of the settings changed which i i just really think is odd so in the cinema mode which is quite a bit darker true motion is turned off and real cinema is on we can always turn that off if we want to but again i'm a little bit confused by the lack of control of the uh dolby vision cinema home mode so i'm gonna give lg a call and see what that's all about so first

Impressions i mean wow the tv looks absolutely amazing i'm really excited to game on this tv i might even work over the weekend to do that life's rough color accuracy very curious about that and i'm really looking forward to comparing this tv to the sony a8h oled that comparison is going to be extremely fun but i mean if you just need a quick takeaway this tv is absolutely amazing looking right out of the box

Super excited about it less excited about this cursor messing up my video but you know what that's real life so stick around because the full review is coming thanks as always for watching everyone what do you think about the lg c10 or cx so far and also what do you want out of the review given that this tv historically is an awesome performer leave me a comment down below like subscribe hit that notification bell and as always visit digitaltrends.com for the latest tech

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