Monday, August 23rd 2021

LG Reportedly Delaying 42" 4K OLED TV Launch Until 2022

LG has reportedly delayed the release of their first 42-inch 4K OLED TV until CES 2022 according to industry sources talking with Korea Economic Daily (KED). The new TV which has been optimized for gaming on next-generation consoles will be launched alongside the rest of LG's 2022 lineup reportedly "to maximize its marketing efforts rather than unveiling it later this year". The smallest model currently offered by LG in their OLED lineup is 48 inches but they hope this new 42-inch model will better appeal to gamers. The LG OLED lineup is already extremely popular with gamers thanks in part due to features like 4K 120 Hz HDR support with G-SYNC over HDMI 2.1.
Source: Korea Economic Daily
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43 Comments on LG Reportedly Delaying 42" 4K OLED TV Launch Until 2022

#1
lynx29
yes this is already confirmed

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#2
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Embrace the burn in of oleds
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#3
Xex360
And kill the overpriced low quality gaming monitors.
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#4
Tardian
lynx29yes this is already confirmed

Why wait the 48 inch is excellent!
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#5
Foxiol
Back in April (2020) was impossible to find 48" LG OLED CX's models (I wanted one to replace my good old Sharp Aquos 47" TV from 2009, and kept waiting for months before) and in the end I got a 55" LG OLED CX6LA because I had the money and not the patience to wait more time. I'm using it as my main monitor yes.

Great TV's for sure, those 42" look like the right size for a bedroom like mine, yet I'll keep this one for a long time. I can't imagine knowing about these and having to wait again another year to get one.
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#6
thesmokingman
LG Chem is nose diving... serves them right.
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#7
Tomorrow
eidairaman1Embrace the burn in of oleds
What burn-in? It has not been a problem for a few generations now. Unless you leave it on for 24 hours displaying static content or something like that.
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#8
lynx29
TomorrowWhat burn-in? It has not been a problem for a few generations now. Unless you leave it on for 24 hours displaying static content or something like that.
yep, the average user (sleep 8 hours day, work 8 hours a day) and even if you have this on 8 hours a day for the next 5 years or more, should be just fine and dandy, as long as you turn it off when not using it.


LG has a lot of neat tech built in to prevent burn in, also if you game in a dark room with sun blinds, no need to play at 100 brightness on this either, which means 10+ years lifespan most likely.
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#9
Tardian
lynx29yep, the average user (sleep 8 hours day, work 8 hours a day) and even if you have this on 8 hours a day for the next 5 years or more, should be just fine and dandy, as long as you turn it off when not using it.


LG has a lot of neat tech built in to prevent burn in, also if you game in a dark room with sun blinds, no need to play at 100 brightness on this either, which means 10+ years lifespan most likely.
In ten years' time will be using 16K and regard 4K as crud!
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#10
john_
Waiting for a good gaming 40-43'' 4K FreeSync capable TV, to upgrade my 32'' TV that I am using as a monitor for just too many years.
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Tardian
john_Waiting for a good gaming 40-43'' 4K FreeSync capable TV, to upgrade my 32'' TV that I am using as a monitor for just too many years.
48 LG C1 OLED TV. I have one. It is really the best TV. 120hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, and Nvidia G-Sync. Enjoy.

It is bigger than you asked. Don't assume smaller OLED means smaller price, In fact, quite the reverse.
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#12
john_
Tardian48 LG C1 OLED TV. I have one. It is really the best TV. 120hz, AMD FreeSync Premium, and Nvidia G-Sync. Enjoy.

It is bigger than you asked. Don't assume smaller OLED means smaller price, In fact, quite the reverse.
Too big. I am thinking of 40-43'' because I can not find a 37'' 4K TV. Even the 32'' is somewhat big for the 70-100 centimeters distance that I have it from me.
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#13
Tardian
john_Too big. I am thinking of 40-43'' because I can not find a 37'' 4K TV. Even the 32'' is somewhat big for the 70-100 centimeters distance that I have it from me.
I said exactly that to lynx29 in another thread. I sit about 90cm from my monitor. 32 inches is big enough, given I have 20:15 vision, and any bigger involves neck movements.
LG 32in UHD HDR10 FreeSync Monitor (32UK550-B) should meet your needs. They are $499 AUD.

Tardian
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#14
bug
This is why I don't follow monitor announcements. There's always a couple of years between the moment you hear about them at some expo and the moment you can actually buy one. It's even worse if you're eyeing a micro-LED or something like that.
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#15
Vayra86
TomorrowWhat burn-in? It has not been a problem for a few generations now. Unless you leave it on for 24 hours displaying static content or something like that.
Rtings disagrees with you.

Also, the lifespan of these panels is supposed to be far longer than the few years they're out for.
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Tomorrow
Vayra86Rtings disagrees with you.
Rtings tested older generation OLED's with static content. This kind of testing takes a long time. Theirs took over 5 years of continiuous running and the results are from 2019 so already years out of date. Direct quote from their website:
Update 05/31/2019: The TVs have now been running for over 9000 hours (around 5 years at 5 hours every day). Uniformity issues have developed on the TVs displaying Football and FIFA 18, and are starting to develop on the TV displaying Live NBC. Our stance remains the same, we don't expect most people who watch varied content without static areas to experience burn-in issues with an OLED TV.
So no. Rtings testing found the previous gen OLED's were already very persistant to burn-in unless subjected to unrealistic conditions like 5 years of continiuous running.
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#17
WonkoTheSaneUK
Linus reviewed a Gigabyte-branded version of the LG C1 48" OLED less than 24 hours ago.


I say "branded" as he states that the only source of OLED panels that size is LG.
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#18
Tardian
My review is the scaling of lower resolution video is vastly superior to the previous generation. There is a small but perceptible improvement in the 3D-like pop of subjects with an OOF background. The remote is improved with the pause and play button added at the bottom, where they are easily accessed. My unit has one small problem, a noticeable lip-sync delay on one streaming service. My rating: 9.8/10.
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#19
R-T-B
eidairaman1Embrace the burn in of oleds
I've had my b9 over 2 years almost without a trace of burn in...
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#20
Chomiq
WonkoTheSaneUKLinus reviewed a Gigabyte-branded version of the LG C1 48" OLED less than 24 hours ago.


I say "branded" as he states that the only source of OLED panels that size is LG.
And that's incorrect because Panasonic and Sony also use LG panels but they offer completely different features in some aspects due to different design around that panel (different SoC's, different cooling solutions that allow for higher peak brightness, different number of HDMI 2.1 ports, etc.). Also, in case of GB OLED afaik there's also DP port, right? Not to forget the lack of TV tuner.
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#21
lynx29
TardianI said exactly that to lynx29 in another thread. I sit about 90cm from my monitor. 32 inches is big enough, given I have 20:15 vision, and any bigger involves neck movements.
LG 32in UHD HDR10 FreeSync Monitor (32UK550-B) should meet your needs. They are $499 AUD.

Tardian
I used to sit close to my monitor too, then I went to IKEA and bought my a giant desk for $50. Now life is better.
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Tardian
lynx29I used to sit close to my monitor too, then I went to IKEA and bought my a giant desk for $50. Now life is better.
IKEA is a charity registered in the Netherlands and pays no corporate tax.

www.onlinemba.com/blog/why-is-ikea-non-profit/

I used to buy their furniture. I now can afford custom-made and designed furniture.

I sit close for photo editing purposes.

I have a wide range of special topics making me a Polymath.

Getting distracted is really my problem.
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#23
Chomiq
lynx29I used to sit close to my monitor too, then I went to IKEA and bought my a giant desk for $50. Now life is better.
Meanwhile some guy at my job:
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#24
Tardian
ChomiqMeanwhile some guy at my job:
Poor schmuck, only one monitor. BITD I lobbied at work and got dual+ monitors for anyone who needed another+. That was an order for over 10,000 monitors.
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Chomiq
TardianPoor schmuck, only one monitor. BITD I lobbied at work and got dual+ monitors for anyone who needed another+. That was an order for over 10,000 monitors.
55" 4K TV, he doesn't complain.
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