LG introduced OLED CX TV which offers better connectivity options and game optimization.
No start is easy and during the early years of development, OLED panels did not perform as brightly as the LCD LED displays that had been on the market for years.
Things have changed a lot in recent years and models like the LG OLED CX 48 inches are positioned as one of the best options to enjoy both the best cinema, as the best gaming experiences.
The games have more and more graphic and narrative load, so the image quality required to enjoy them is increasingly equated to that of the film industry.
The arrival of the new generation of consoles only reaffirms this path that the video game industry has taken towards a more cinematographic experience thanks to the graphic and technological quality that these new platforms provide.
The TV is gaining importance in the gaming market
The current trend of televisions is towards large inch formats, which forced to share the use of the television to enjoy these games with the rest of the family due to the lack of space available for screens over 50 inches.
Games such as The Last of use Part II or the Assassin’s Creed saga are some examples of games that you will most likely want to enjoy on a large-format screen that offers good image quality for a more immersive and cinematic experience.
The LG OLED CX range offers a tailor-made solution for those players who do not want to give up enjoying their favorite sagas with a cinematic quality but do not have enough space in the living room or in their room for a large inch TV. With this objective, LG has created the first 48-inch OLED television on the market, especially focused on gaming.
Nvidia G-Sync and a processor that makes a difference
The LG CX 48-inch OLED TV has been designed specifically for those users who are going to connect their console, especially the new generation ones, to the TV. With that, the South Korean brand dispels all the myths that existed about the use of OLED panels in games.
One of the arguments against OLED in games is that they were slower panels than the IPS, VA or TN type panels used by LCD LED TVs. However, the enormous R&D effort made by LG, as the only manufacturer of OLED panels worldwide, has borne fruit by achieving performance that already places it as an excellent alternative to LCD LED televisions.
This equation is based on three fundamental pillars: native refresh rate, which determines the number of images that the television can display in one second; Response time, which determines the time it takes each pixel to change its state to represent a new image; And intelligent image control, which allows the content to be adjusted dynamically to always obtain the best quality.
The path to reach the level of development currently offered by the panels that mount LG OLED CX televisions have not been easy, but some years ago it was unthinkable that television could integrate the variable refresh rate (VRR) technology of Nvidia G-Sync and FreeSync.
The LG OLED CX is a pioneer in integrating this technology that allows synchronizing the frame rate per second (fps) generated by the console or gaming computer on its GPU with the screen refresh rate so that both work in sync, thus avoiding the appearance of artifacts and defects in the image.
To achieve this milestone, OLED panels have needed to evolve to reach a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, so that it can be efficiently synchronized with the console to achieve the promised 120 fps with 4K resolution of the new generation of consoles. Something that many computer monitors still do not achieve.
Achieving a short response time is imperative for smoother and sharper images. This value determines the time it takes for each pixel to change its state, so the shorter it is, the faster you can render the new graphics.
In this aspect, the LG OLED CX 48-inch televisions are at the level of the best monitors of the moment with a response time of only 1 ms, avoiding the appearance of wakes when moving the characters of the game (ghosting).
This is also an important milestone because it means controlling every one of the auto-luminescent pixels on the panel independently, which requires considerable processing power. This brings us to our next point, intelligent image control.
The 48-inch OLED CX televisions integrate the A9 Gen3 processor, the most advanced processor from LG, which also integrates the artificial intelligence that, for example, allows you to control your television through voice commands.
The power of this processor allows you to manage the operation of the 33 million self-luminescent pixels that make up this panel by adjusting image values such as brightness in HDR content, or contrast levels to improve image quality.
When you turn on a gaming console or PC, the TV goes into game mode and minimizes latency (Input lag) because doing so activates the ALLM (low-latency auto mode) function built into the HDMI 2.1 connectivity standard. This latency is the time that elapses between pressing the buttons on the remote control or keyboard and the on-screen action being displayed.
Latency is an essential factor in getting a good gaming experience because it determines gameplay. One of the objectives of the processor should be to keep that latency below 45 ms, something that the LG OLED CX widely achieves by being only 6.7 ms in a 4K resolution at 120 Hz.
In addition, the LG OLED panels have considerably improved their durability, which makes the problem of image burn-in much more complicated because the processor itself applies micro-adjustments to the panel to protect it from damage to the light-emitting diodes.
LG OLED CX TV offers cinematic quality for games
More and more titles are approaching the cinematic aesthetics by including features such as HDR10 and Dolby Vision in their graphics. In this way, videogames are applying cinematic image techniques to their scenarios.
However, if the screen on which they are displayed does not support that technology, the game will lose some of its quality. LG OLED televisions are equipped with high technology that allows showing all the graphic effects of the game with a wider dynamic range without penalizing the latency.
In addition to image quality, the gaming experience is increasingly based on quality sound.
This is where sound becomes more relevant, offering support for Dolby Atmos thanks to the eARC (enhanced audio return channel) functions integrated into the HDMI 2.1 standard that incorporates the new range of OLED televisions from LG specifically designed to offer maximum performance in games.
The new 48-inch OLED CX TVs from LG is no longer just a TV from which you can enjoy the best image quality when watching series or movies thanks to the purity of its blacks, now it is also presented as the perfect screen to enjoy your games thanks to its compact size of 48 inches.