January 28, 2022

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At 42 inches, LG’s new OLED TV becomes the ultimate gaming monitor

At 42 inches, LG's new OLED TV becomes the ultimate gaming monitor

Like every year, LG is taking advantage of CES to launch its new range of televisions. In the OLED department, we notice the appearance of a small 42-inch panel, which is enough to make it the ultimate gaming monitor.

Every year, LG launches January with the launch of its new televisions. Once again, the focus is on OLED technology – something the manufacturer has been developing for a long time. In Press Release January 3, 2022, You can find various innovations that we have planned for suggestions that will be available in the coming months.

Along with the expected changes to improve rendering (better brightness, more sophisticated image processing), LG lifted the screen on a real novelty: the presence of a 42-inch reference for the C2 model (for the general public). This unprecedented size, the smallest possible for OLED televisions, is likely to change the product more than the recommended option for video games. It is also offered in 48, 55, 65, 77 and 83 inches.

LG OLED C2 42 inch TV // Source: LG

Will LG’s new OLED TV become the ultimate gaming monitor?

Ideal for PC and console gaming “: The future availability of the LG 42-inch panel (i.e. 106 cm diagonal) was not mistaken when it came to formalizing it. A smaller size offers more opportunities for users. In some room configurations, this is a real bargain.

In previous years, small OLED TVs still grew by 48 inches (122 cm). These centimeters are small and can be compared to a defect, which is beneficial rather than comfortable for those who play close to the screen and. As well as explained Web Specialist Cobra, The minimum distance for a better viewing experience is 1.3 and 1.6 times the screen height for a 4K UHD panel – i.e. between 68 and 84 cm. In short, the reduction allows you to stay close to the screen without the impression that your eyes are exploding.

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At 42 inches, LG's new OLED TV becomes the ultimate gaming monitor
LG OLED TV Series 2022 // Source: LG

In addition to this new size, C2 inherits all the gaming technologies:

  • Four HDMI 2.1 ports (for gaming in 4K at 120 fps), PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X compatible interface;
  • Compatibility with Nvidia G-Sync and FreeSync Premium (eliminating stuttering and screen tearing);
  • Very little delay (point needed to trigger actions very quickly);
  • Support for VRR (variation of image refresh rate to get sharpness during movements).

Additionally, there are several image modes, such as darkroom option (adjustment of brightness in case of low or no lighting) or presets dedicated to specific styles (FPS, RPG, strategy, sports). Finally, the LG C2 has direct access to the Nvidia GeForce Now and Google Stadia cloud gaming platforms.