Friday, June 5th 2020

LG's 48-inch OLED Gaming TV with G-SYNC Goes on Sale This Month

LG is preparing to launch its latest addition to the gaming lineup of panels and this time it goes big. Preparing to launch this month is LG's 48-inch OLED Gaming TV with 120 HZ refreshing and G-SYNC support. To round up the impressive feature set, LG has priced this panel at $1499, which is a pricey but a tempting buy. Featuring 1 ms response time and low input lag, the 48CX TV is designed for gaming and fits into NVIDIA's Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) philosophy. Interestingly, the TV uses LG's a9 Gen3 AI processor which does content upscaling so everything can look nice and crisp. Ai is used to "authentically upscale lower resolution content, translating the source to 4K's 8.3+ million pixels. The technology is so good, you might mistake non-4K for true 4K"
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131 Comments on LG's 48-inch OLED Gaming TV with G-SYNC Goes on Sale This Month

#126
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Valantar
Jesus, can you please actually read my post? I was specifically asking about the upcoming 8k panel @nemesis.ie was talking about. My question had nothing at all to do with the CX, nor its bandwidth. I was not asking about bandwidth, but whether a TV - which after all includes not only an interface, but a processor, display driver, display panel, etc. - was actually capable of displaying 4k120. Just because 8k60 necessitates more than sufficient interface bandwidth for transferring an 4k120 signal does not mean that the rest of the parts of the TV are capable of actually displaying this. And just because the 4k CX series supports 4k120 that doesn't tell us whether an 8k60 panel from the same manufacturer would be capable of displaying 4k120. Okay? Can we please abandon this stupid offshoot of this discussion now?
My mistake, I didn't realize I was interfering with your off topic :P
I know nothing about that other panel.
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#127
bug
One month later, you still can't buy this anywhere :(
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#128
nemesis.ie
It also turns out that the "off topic" 8k LG TV only has a 60Hz panel. Seems a bit dodgy, what works be the point of feeding 4k/120 but only seeing 1/2 that?

Your GPU or console would be doing more work than needed.

Most odd.

It certainly looks like waiting for the next round of screens is the way to go.
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Valantar
nemesis.ie
It also turns out that the "off topic" 8k LG TV only has a 60Hz panel. Seems a bit dodgy, what works be the point of feeding 4k/120 but only seeing 1/2 that?

Your GPU or console would be doing more work than needed.

Most odd.

It certainly looks like waiting for the next round of screens is the way to go.
Might it be capable of higher refresh rates at lower resolutions? Didn't LG use to sell 4k60 TVs that could do 1080p or 1440p120? Though I guess that might have been down to processing and interface bandwidth and not the panel, of course.
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nemesis.ie
It might be, but the spec says the panel is 60Hz, so maybe not.

Even if it is, the point about 4k/120 being a waste of power would still be true.
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Valantar
nemesis.ie
It might be, but the spec says the panel is 60Hz, so maybe not.

Even if it is, the point about 4k/120 being a waste of power would still be true.
Oh, absolutely. I still think gaming at 4k is rather silly given that the visual difference between that and 1440p on any reasonably sized monitor is next to nothing. Even when I eventually get a 4k120 monitor to pair with the new consoles I doubt I will mind whatsoever using resolution scaling to get better performance in a lot of games. Even with a 32" monitor at monitor (not TV) viewing distances, upscaled 1440p will likely not be perceptibly different from native resolution. Native 1440p would of course be a tad sharper, but that would mean running the consoles (at least the PS5, MS might support 1440p like on the XOX) at 1080p, which is a no-go for me.
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