hello. Lee Jong-cheol’s demanding IT, today I will tell you what to pay attention to when purchasing an OLED gaming monitor.
First of all, LG recently released three gaming monitors. Let’s take a look at the specs.
There are two 32-inch types and one 48-inch type. 32″ is a standard gaming monitor. This is the IPS panel we are familiar with. But this is a nano IPS panel. If this is introduced, the color purity will be slightly increased. A little more vivid color comes out. The color is a bit better, especially in red. Among them, the 32GQ950 product has a refresh rate of 144Hz and can be set to overclock. It goes up to 160Hz.
The 32GQ850 model has a smaller resolution and better refresh rate. It’s 1440p. It has a refresh rate of 240Hz and overclocks up to 260Hz. If it were me, I would give up on the super high quality and choose this one. This product is also a nano IPS. The response time of both products is 1ms.
Now the most important 48GQ900. OLED. Those of you who have watched my channel regularly will know the advantages of OLED, but most of them will be meeting with me for the first time, so please refer to the previous OLED product review in the upper right corner. Why is it always like this?
Anyway, there are a few things to keep in mind when buying this 48 type product.
The biggest difference between a regular monitor and a gaming monitor is the refresh rate. The refresh rate is how many pictures can be displayed per second. At 120Hz, it can display 120 frames per second. So the higher the number, the smoother the screen.
On a regular monitor, this is not very important, and the monitor mainly uses Office, web browsers, and videos such as YouTube. Among them, multimedia, such as webtoons and videos, does have some influence, but it is not critical. Unless you’re the kind of person who just scrolls through webtoons like this, that’s fine. So I use a gaming monitor.
It has no effect on video. In particular, I mainly produce movies like 30 frames per second. So 60Hz is enough. There are sometimes 120Hz videos on YouTube. There are very few in OTT.
But the game? different. First of all, games like FPS these days support 144 frames. Some games support 240. The feeling is different. It actually feels like you’re seeing it with your own eyes. PS5 or Xbox Series X or S. Even the latest consoles can support 120Hz, so it would be nice to have up to 120, right?
And responsiveness, what this is, you type something on your PC or console. Then the device will display it on the monitor. This speed is the response speed. The smaller the number, the better. Most gaming monitors are around 1ms. I mean one thousandth of a second.
So remember. Most importantly, refresh rate and response speed. These two are basic.
The LG 48-inch product has a refresh rate of 120Hz and an overclock of 138. It’s not bad, but it’s not bad. The response time is 0.1 ms. One ten thousandth of a second. very good.
The picture quality really doesn’t matter. it’s gonna be shit Last time I reviewed a Dell monitor equipped with Samsung QD-OLED. It’s so good that I want to grab a Dell representative by the neck and take it away. It’s so beautiful. In particular, the characteristic of OLED is to express black color well, and there are many games with a slightly dark background. My heart gets bigger. The same goes for watching videos. Watching movies like The Dark Knight on an OLED monitor may make you pee. Or maybe I’m just old enough to pee. Personally, I’m on YouTube, so when I look at my face with OLED, it looks ugly in detail. YouTubers, please use other monitors as well.
So, it’s all good, but there are pitfalls. There is not much difference in specifications with this product and LG 48-inch OLED TV.
Shall we take a look at the specifications of the 48-inch OLED TV? resolution is the same. Refresh rate, OLED TV is also 120Hz. It’s the same without overclocking. The aspect ratio is the same. If this is the same, I expect that they are actually using the same panel. Broadly speaking, the two products are almost identical, but OLED TVs are cheaper. Is it strange?
I was looking for something different. Except for overclocking, the TV doesn’t have anti-reflection. The TV does not support DP 1.4 port.
Ports have their own characteristics for each connection method. In the case of 4K 120Hz resolution, both HDMI 2.1 and DP 1.4 are supported. However, DP 1.4 can support up to 4K 240Hz. So even when overclocked, it will support 138 frames. HDMI 2.1 can theoretically support up to 120Hz. Instead, it’s for TV, so you can use high-contrast HDR like 10-bit HDR. To put it simply, DP tends to be a bit obsessed with the refresh rate, and HDMI is generally good, but the maximum refresh rate for 4K image quality is slightly lower than that of DP.
Let’s see the response speed. The same 0.1ms as the 2022 48-inch OLED EVO, Ultra Gear. Two types of 48-inch OLEDs in 2021 are 1ms.
If so, are the specs for gaming monitors also included in the TV? It is usually a technique to match the frame rate of the screen and the device. G-SYNC and FreeSync Premium are NVIDIA and AMD GPU-compatible technologies, respectively. With these two, you’re almost done. And features such as variable refresh rate such as VRR are all included in the TV.
Anyway, the two products are very similar. The reason why this is happening is that it came out in preparation for the demand for games when small OLED TVs and 48-inch and 42-inch TVs were released from last year. So, the 48-inch OLED TV was already a gaming monitor. So I thought LG would come out with an OLED Ultra Wide. It’s 16:9. In fact, there is no big difference except for the purple fluorescent lighting, but the difference is 400,000 won, so just buy a 48 TV.
Now, whether it’s a TV or a monitor, be careful, since this product is an OLED, if you leave it on the same screen for a long time, that part will burn. It’s called burn-in. So, if you want to keep the screen fixed, you must reset it in the middle. It is better to choose a product with a good after-sales policy.
Now, 48-inch OLED monitors have come from other companies as well. AlphaScan is a company famous for its zero-defect policy. If there is a defect, it will be compensated immediately. Let’s take a look at this AlphaScan’s gaming brand Airgun 485UD. Specs are similar. Same 16:9 aspect ratio, same 48 inches, same response speed, same refresh rate. There is no overclocking. The panel used was LG Display. Freesync becomes Gsync. From my point of view, this product is almost the same, but there seems to be a slight difference in AS. In particular, this product is a product that does not apply the zero-defect policy. So, if burn-in occurs, it could be a big deal. The burn-in policy, LG and Alpha Scan, both have not been decided. As cool as Dell, a 3-year warranty is the only way you can trust and buy something like this. At first, this product was 1.79 million won, but somehow the price went up to 1.92 million won. LG products cost 1.68 million won for TV and 2.09 million won for monitor. If the price continues like this, you’d be better off going to LG.
Conclude. Buy a TV.
I’m a little concerned about the refresh rate, buy a 2022 TV. A refresh rate of 1ms is sufficient. You can buy a 2021 model. I must have a gaming light and must use 138Hz.
Now, I will wait for the LG Ultra Gear, an ultra-wide product to be released in the future. I hope that AlphaScan and LG Electronics will come to review both. Now, next time, we will bring back the secrets hidden by the companies. Subscribe, follow, set notifications, is it a secret?
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