Is getting a 42'' OLED LG C2 as a PC monitor a good idea?

Is getting a 42'' OLED LG C2 as a PC monitor a good idea?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, unless you sit like four feet away. 32" at 3 feet is plenty. Also the ppi is terrible.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why isn't there a 32'' version of this?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        2small4livingrooms

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What? You retarded? I've had a 4k 43" monitor for years now. The PPI is fine, no scaling required and you don't need to be 4 feet away.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're talking through your arse. had 43" for over a year and it's great.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Being able to put some food infront of the monitor without splattering juices over the screen is neat.
      32'' is the bare minimum and 42'' should be the norm for pc monitors. lol at 27'' ant screens.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >ppi
      hehe

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you also will use it with consoles and got a solid deal on it (I've seen it go to under $1000) then sure

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Should I wait for a deal on Cyber Monday?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh wait I was thinking of the c1, the $1150 is apparently the lowest price it's been so far.

        No TV is good as a PC monitor.
        There's fucktons of input lag thanks to the numerous post-processing effects. Even if you try to use the "gaming mode".

        This one's got even lower input lag than most oleds

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No TV is good as a PC monitor.
    There's fucktons of input lag thanks to the numerous post-processing effects. Even if you try to use the "gaming mode".

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly this. And it's one of the few times where buying something with "gaming" in the title is actually justified. Because there's little else low response time is good for other than gaming.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly this. And it's one of the few times where buying something with "gaming" in the title is actually justified. Because there's little else low response time is good for other than gaming.

      This one supposedly has low input lag though

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well me and a lot of other people are probably just being ignorant. It's just that TVs have a bad wrap with PC gaming, especially with a mouse where you'd notice input lag the most. But it has good ratings here
        https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/lg/c2-oled
        The only thing I'd be concerned about is longer term issues like burn-in. I don't care if "they got better" a PC interface is going to be the most brutal on a TV that MIGHT have burn-in.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          After C9, burn-in problems are non-existent, they have "counter-measures" to prevent that now, they're even increasing max-nits(brightness) on newer tvs like C2 now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      better than most gaming monitors

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        all gaming monitors are a meme, older 24" normal models have lower input lag and average at 4ms

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cuckware soiboxed

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          cope post

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >1440p
        >240Hz

        YEAH, WE'RE PISS SEA GAMING NOW!!!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly this. And it's one of the few times where buying something with "gaming" in the title is actually justified. Because there's little else low response time is good for other than gaming.

      Most TVs are under like 16ms of delay. Nobody on Ganker would notice this

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Most TVs are under like 16ms of delay
        ...what the fuck?? That's like 2004 LCD tier trash!
        I've been on a 4ms BenQ monitor since 2009!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          OLEDs has better color and picture quality, better blacks, better brightness, and no ghosting between frames.
          The downside is that shit is motherfucking expensive and the risk of burn in is non negligible. I want to say best buy sells 5 year warranties that include burn in for like $200, but that just means every oled is like 15-20% more expensive than sticker price.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you wouldn't notice the difference between the two

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you're a Snoy who only plays movie games sure
            I can absolutely tell the difference from the time I move my character to the interaction with the analog stick I have a 2ms delay monitor
            I play action heavy games

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >4 ms delay
          What the fuck, imagine not using a CRT, they have 0 ms delay
          Fighting games must feel awful on LCD/LED/OLED

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      if 5 ms is "fucktons" then you're correct

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      how does it feel that 2016 was over half a decade ago?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sadly this. And it's one of the few times where buying something with "gaming" in the title is actually justified. Because there's little else low response time is good for other than gaming.

      better than most gaming monitors

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can mount it on the wall so that it floats on top of your desk

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Can't I'm a rentcuck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dunno, I bought a 65 because I wanted to upgrade from a sharp I bought 6 years ago. I shilled on the C2 by multiple review sites saying it was top tier. I need to break out my PS5 to truly test it, only thing I've played thus far is Catherine on the PS4 and xenoblade torna, which naturally looked like shit.

        With the current housing market, you will be for a while.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anything bigger than 27'' is garbage for PC gaming. If you want something bigger than that just buy a 4k TV, bring your PC to your livingroom and do some couch gaming.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a 55" and I love it. People who say that you will sit too close don't know what they're talking about, they've never tried it for any length of time. Anyway, what I will say is that I've only had it for a few months, and I already have a bit of burn-in (uneven pixel aging, really). It's due to the scrollbar on my browser. It's not a huge deal because it can only be seen in very low brightness, but not completely black, entirely static screens. Basically the background on Ganker if you have it set to the dark grey theme. It's worth noting that I have the Samsung QD OLED, which is the same kind of panel they're putting into monitors recently, and was assumed to be more resistant to this sort of thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh fuck I thought that was supposed to take years not months. Any way to prevent it?

      I wouldn't get an OLED as a monitor.
      Simply due to (eventual) burn-in.
      While it is nowhere near as bad as it was, the last thing you want is the windows taskbar visible through everything.

      The taskbar can be hidden, it's other static elements that are problematic

      OLEDs has better color and picture quality, better blacks, better brightness, and no ghosting between frames.
      The downside is that shit is motherfucking expensive and the risk of burn in is non negligible. I want to say best buy sells 5 year warranties that include burn in for like $200, but that just means every oled is like 15-20% more expensive than sticker price.

      I wonder if we have such a warranty option in Australia

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Any way to prevent it?
        Avoid static, bright elements. Like since then I have started using an addon (Blending Scrollbar) for my browser which makes the scrollbar far more discreet. None of the other static elements had this effect, so I think it's mainly just because the scrollbar is so bright.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What model do you have?
          The current EVO panels and tech is much better at anti-burn in then the previous line.

          Also, pixel refreshes happen automatically when the screen is off.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm using a Samsung S95B QD OLED, the 55" model.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Burn in a QD-OLEDs? That's... peculiar. Isn't that covered by warranty basically?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I mean, burn-in within months is uncanny. Especially since QD-OLED should be much less prone to it.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Isn't that covered by warranty basically?
                I think it is for the monitors using QD OLED, but for TVs... I don't think so.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't get an OLED as a monitor.
    Simply due to (eventual) burn-in.
    While it is nowhere near as bad as it was, the last thing you want is the windows taskbar visible through everything.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought one from amazon to try it out (based 30 day no questions asked return policy)
    Make this thread again in a few days and I'll let you know

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using a 55" qled tv as my monitor.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got a c1

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you're ok blowing $2k for something that won't even last you 2 full years on heavy use then yes.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      tbh TVs are mostly heavy use
      people just leave them on

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    unironically too big
    i have a uberwide 32:9 34" and i can barely see the edges of the screen

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    are you at 5.9 ft (1.79 m) from your monitor?
    you are wasting field of sight if you don't

    Here, choose size in a smarter way

    https://www.benq.com/en-us/knowledge-center/knowledge/whats-the-best-viewing-distance-for-a-1440p-gaming-monitor.html

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely.

    I switched to this particular TV three weeks from a 32'CHG70 by Samsung and could not be fucking happier.

    Gsync works wonderfully with no flickering, colors and overall quality is unmatched, HDR games work amazing with no IPS glow or other shit, 120mhz actually feels smoother than 144mhz on my previous VA panel due to pixel response time, FPS games work great when you set a custom ultra wide resolution (3260x1440p) and black bars are actually BLACK so they don't bother you at all.

    ABL / ASBL is not that intrusive if you don't work on the PC but rather use it for leisure; details in blacks even on SDR content in games is unmatched, plus you can use it for streaming with dolby vision without a hitch using the internal apps.

    One thing tho it only has HDMI port, so no AUTO TURN-ON and AUTO TURN OFF.

    Set up menu start to auto-hide if you're paranoid and get LG TV companion to make it auto turn off/auto turn on through WakeOnLan so you at least retain these at windows start.

    Couldn't be happier.
    42' inches is super comfy and not too big at all.

    Make sure you're sporting 3080 or 3080ti for 4k tho (Warhammer 3 TW for example works at ultra at about 60-80 FPS but Gsync makes it much more fluid, so you don't really mind. Ultra Wide 1440p hit for FPSes keeps them in 110-120 FPS area, so no worries [Hunt: Shodown, Chivalry 2 i.e.].

    Just don't get it for work, get it for leisure.

    Pic related.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OLED is the only way to go for at minimum another decade, until microLED becomes good/priced for the consumer market. Yes even as a main PC monitor.

    Every differing opinion comes from non-OLED owning plebs. I have a 48" myself (professional 4k BenQ display as my secondary monitor positioned vertically on the right side of pic, has nothing on the OLED, absolutely incomparable image quality).

    Every counter point is retarded. If the monitor is to big just don't place it on your desk. If browsing is inconvenient full-screen there's this innovative technology called "windowed mode". Burn-in is irrelevant at this point with minimal common sense, also fully insured if you wish (IPS's come with day1 random light bleed/inconsistency issues anyway - and even without that the image quality is so shit they may as well all be considered used goods the moment you get them)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OLEDs are not bright enough. Simple as. I want that in-game sun to burn my retinas.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >OLEDs are not bright enough
        it's not that they aren't bright enough, it's that they go dimmer as the image gets brighter- basically they go the opposite of what they're supposed to. Why would anyone want a screen which constantly "breathes" depending on what is being shown.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, not as a monitor
          t. C1 owner, you don't want these things to burn in

          You can cut the brightness limiter entirely if you want. You can also trick it to be always bright if you don't want to change the hidden settings. You can also force HDR brightness on SDR content too.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >You can cut the brightness limiter entirely if you want.
            By voiding your warranty, by disabling the burn in protection on a screen which is prone to burn in. sounds like a good plan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine trying to jack It and getting flipped off the entire time

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Way too big.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not buying one unless they have both 500hz and blurbuster 2.0 certification. I need that 2-1ms motion clarity.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't recommend OLED for a desktop, it will degrade over time and wind up looking like shit.

    But 43" is around the sweetspot for a desktop monitor right now. I bought a cheap 60hz panel for 300 bucks, and I love it.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes if you're an audio king so you can set your screen further back and avoid the strong early monitor reflection

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get the Asus Oled monitor.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. If only because monitor manufacturers are starting to realize there a market for big OLEDs for PCs and are making models more suited to avoiding burn in and other PC specific problems. Buying a C2 now is basically being an early adopter buying the compromised product(for that purpose) at the last minute. If you can wait a bit there should be much better options.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    too big

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck this lame thread.

    What's a good PC headset?

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >average battlefield player

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        that's Black Ops 3 or 4.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you like screen burn-in, sure

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have 29 inch monitor and i cant be too close otherwise i miss shit on the sides of the screen.
    i have to actually move a bit from my screen.
    Is this normal?
    I dont know how people can handle bigger sizes

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i have a lg C9 i switch to for controller games
    it looks so much better than my monitors but im too autistic about burn in to use only it even though i know its a non issue if your not running the news 24/7
    i just wish pc HDR was better supported

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    First of all, it depends on how much income you have and your mindset around electronics. I wouldn't ever have an OLED PC monitor because I'd be so paranoid about burn-in. Constantly worrying about HUD elements in games... Unable to use basic stuff like the taskbar... Unable to leave the monitor on, and having to set automatic dimming timers that will obviously fuck up your routine at some point.

    And all that for what? Better picture quality? Is it worth the stress?

    Also, 42'' is way too big. I have a 32'' and it's already a problem in some games like assgays where the minimap is not within my field of view. With 42'' you won't have sight of what is happening in the entirety of the screen.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      kys

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    32" is the maximum size you want when sitting at 2feet of the screen

    43"+ you want to sit at 3feet of the screen

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine actually arguing for a 16" screen.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No BFI at 120hz, get the C1

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This.. I panic bought the C1 because of this, I really didn't see that coming.
      Thankfully that was the right time to buy the C1 cheap... But I'm still going to hope LG and everyone else will reverse this dumb decision, even on my weaksauce PC, I found plenty of games running at 4K100+ FPS and BFI on max at those framerates looks incredible, while with it off (or using VRR) it's just ok.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you play sweaty shit like Dota/CS, you don't wanna go no bigger than a 28inch. Even 32inch feels too big when playing some single player games, but I guess it depends on desk size

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why the fuck would you EVER go at 32 or higher. Even if you have a decent size desk your still sitting right in front of the damn thing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Some people like to place mouse and keyboard infront of the screen. The contortions you need to do with 27'' and below are inhumane. But then again plenty of gamers are just goblins.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You should NEVER have to turn your head to see something on a screen

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For gaming no, if you work and need a lot of screen real estate it's a lot better than multiple monitors assuming it's 8k

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give me a 32" QD-OLED 4K 240hz monitor and now we're talking.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that what MSI and Alienware just put out? Maybe not 240, I don't remember. It would at least be 144 hz because that's what hte QD OLED TVs are.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Those are 34" ultrawides at 1440p and 144hz
        I want a 32" 16:9 (or 16:10) at 4k and 240hz

        Those are the closest, but not good enough for me to upgrade from my TN panel that I've had for 10 years now.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    On the subject of displays, which tv/monitor has perfect motion clarity these days?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      there's only like 2 monitors with decently tuned BFI that actually works well

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would get anything higher than 60hz when you can't see past 60fps?

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just get an LG650F at 32''.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm about to return one. It's too big. My windows 10 is a mess so ultrawide custom resolution doesn't work in all games nor does the TVs own aspect ratio changer.
    Other than that it's pretty good for 769€

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's too big
      Your gf told me that too.
      Don't return it, just use it the way you're meant to use it, a TV for gaming and content consooomption instead of a monitor.
      Or if you must, just push it away some more. If people use the 48" models as monitors you can definitly handle 42
      my wiN10 is also an old unupdated mess and I hooked my C1 on a 1060 and I still managed to get ultrawide running on most games. Make sure you updated the firmware if you have issues

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm 98% sure im gonna return it, but i still have 3 weeks left to decide

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw there's only IPC monitors available and importing is too expensive
    You guys have it easy

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