Few days ago, Switch Al-Babtain released new LG TV’s in Kuwait. All of the new models released are from 2020 and so far there isn’t anything from 2021. The interesting part is that they didn’t release any OLED TV. If you check their instagram comment section, most people are asking about LG CX OLED TV, but they kept saying that it isn’t available. Now the concern is whether they will release the new line of OLED TV’s such as C1, G1, BX, CX, GX, ZX and those are the ones that people are waiting for. I am waiting for my new gaming room to be ready to order LG CX 77 from B&H. The great part is that the shipping from B&H is really affordable. The cost of shipping form the US is $450 for the 77 inch TV. The first thing that will come to mind is the US voltage, and I was told by a lot of people that it is dual voltage. Even if you see that it isn’t dual voltage on the TV spec, some people tested it here in Kuwait and it worked without a transformer. If anyone is reluctant then you can use a voltage transformer to be on the safe side. If Switch Al-Babtain decides not to sell LG OLED TV’s then they will be missing a very big opportunity, because a lot of people are reluctant to buy a TV from UAE or the US and they will be buying the new Sony OLED TV’s that will be released later this year.
Update: Just confirmed with a salesperson at LG Al-Babtain that they will sell LG OLED TV’s in 2-3 months. Finally !
Update 2: OLED TV’s are available at Switch AlBabtain including the C1 line
A lot of people are asking about upgrading their TVs for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X. The question is how to take advantage of the capabilities of the new consoles. The first thing to keep in mind that both PS5 and Xbox Series X support 4K and 120Hz. Sadly there aren’t many TV’s that support 120Hz right now and especially in Kuwait. HDR 10 is another component that is really important, so don’t miss it out.
If you have a TV that support 4K and 120Hz you must use HDMI 2.1 cable, which a lot of people didn’t know about. Not only that, you have to use the HDMI 2.1 slot in the TV as the other slots could be normal HDMI slots. My favorite TV’s has been always OLED TV’s but there aren’t many options in Kuwait. The best ranked gaming TV isn’t available in Kuwait at all, and I have no clue if they will ever bring it to the market or not. Now we will focus on the best gaming TV’s with 4K or 8K, 120Hz, and HDR10.
LG CX/GX 4K Line
LG CX/GX 77 inch 4K Smart OLED TV is ranked the best gaming TV in the market. This is the TV I really want to buy, and it will be available in Kuwait in 2-3 months. A lot of people are waiting for it to be released, and some already bought it from B&H or UAE. In terms of specs, it is one of the highest specs in the market. I will compare it with the new Sony A90J and decide which one to buy
Sony X900H 4K Line
This is the first line that Sony listed as Playstation 5 ready. This is a more affordable line than the Z8H which comes in 8K. For those who bought the X900H line, the update rolling right now will trigger the 4K 120Hz.
The Z8H is available at Xcite right now, but it is a very expensive. I honestly wouldn’t buy 8K right now, so I will wait for prices to drop before switching to 8K TV’s. I think it will still take few years until it becomes a standard in the market. This is other line that Sony listed as Playstation 5 ready as well.
My friends have been buying TVs from this line. They love it so far, but there is a newer line that isn’t released in Kuwait yet which is the Q80T and Q90T. The Q80T & Q90T are recommended much more than the Q70T. I personally saw them playing on the Q70T and it was really great. If someone wants to buy it, I would say wait few more months until they release the Q80T/Q90T.