Here are the OOTB scans for my 55CX. D-Nice is working on Filmmaker PM at 100 Nits on his set so i'm working on ISF Dark PM at 150 Nits on mine. From what we can tell HDR FM PM is the same as HDR Cinema with all the processing defaulted to OFF but Real Cinema defaulted to ON. My CX looks like any other LG C8 or C9 to me calibration wise. This set is one of the better ones i've seen ootb since most deltaE is below 3. HDR Cinema PM PL is 700 Nits, D65, 10% window. I don't see any banding or vignetting all the way down to 2%. Full 100% white shows no tinting but there may be a slight touch of magenta tint in the lower left hand corner. Preliminary opinion is upscaling, motion and overall PQ has improved incrementally. When i put the CX next to my Sony with the same content it's very hard to differentiate them. HDR/DV is bright on the CX but in line with past years. I don't believe DV IQ is implemented yet since i can't see any control to turn it on or any indicators when playing DV. Comparing the CX to the C9 overall, i like the CX PQ better since it's now pretty much the same as on the Sony but with all the cool LG features and calibration controls. The C9 PQ was more film like vs the CX is more 3D like similar to the Sony presentation of course with Real Cinema set to OFF. The new processor does a great job cleaning up cable and low bit rate streaming. I've seen instances of macro blocking on my Sony where the CX presentation was totally clean. Near black seem on par with previous years only with all the new algorithms implemented. No problem with black level on SDR. But i'm seeing slightly raised black with DV but if i turn the BL down 1 click to 49 it's perfect so i'm guessing it's a calibration issue. Will post what i find out. BFI is implemented on the HDMI inputs only. You have the option of Low, Medium and High. It works but i personally prefer it set to OFF. I only have 100 hours on the set so i'm going to do a quick calibration using CalMan then once it's broken in i'll calibrate with Lightspace to give a comparison. OOTB my set is vectoring towards blue so it's driving me crazy when trying to compare to other calibrated sets. I don't see any indication that the panel has changed but D-Nice will look at it visually and let us know. If we see more "clean" panels this model year it will mean that LGs QC is better and or they have done something to improve banding and tinting.
Sony 55A1E, A9F, LG CX
Marantz 7012, Ohm Walsh Speakers
Klein K10-A, Jeti 1501, Murideo Six-G Gen2
Calman Ultimate, LightSpace Pro, ISF Level III Certified
Last edited by jrref; 03-23-2020 at 01:16 PM.