LG has turned a 48-inch OLED TV with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels into a gaming monitor called the LG UltraGear 48GQ900, as the company launched its new UltraGear gaming monitor range (models 32GQ950, 32GQ850 and 48GQ900).
With an all-new design language, the latest display technologies and a suite of gaming and connectivity features, the 2022 UltraGear gaming monitors have what it takes to meet gamers’ needs.
While the LG C1 48 and LG CX 48 TVs feature a large wide stand that makes it difficult to manage desktop cables and obscures the rest of your desk from view, the new UltraGear monitor features a traditional V-shaped stand that elevates the entire monitor above the table.
There is a built-in dual-port USB 3.0 hub and DisplayPort. And there’s a 3.5mm headphone port that you can use if you don’t want to rely on the built-in 20W stereo speakers.
The display also features a large playback dial and easy buttons for changing video inputs, audio outputs, mute, power, and switching in LG’s game mode. Plus a remote control for gaming use.
The Korean company’s product page also shows that you can invoke the cross-screen crosshair and the FPS counter, if you wish, which are features of today’s high-end gaming monitors. You can also increase the screen refresh rate to 138Hz .
But the company’s press release does not say whether LG has modified the algorithms of the automatic brightness selector. In the past, this algorithm hindered the use of giant OLED screens as computer screens.
LG turned OLED TV into a gaming monitor
The automatic brightness limiter protects the OLED screen from burn-in. But the algorithm constantly darkens the screen while trying to scroll through documents and websites. And other companies that built gaming monitors around LG’s OLEDs haven’t found a way to deal with that.
LG has also not significantly improved its algorithms in its latest displays. The new LG C2’s smaller 42-inch screen still had a distracting brightness limiter issue.
The screen features new Hexagon lighting. It also offers the latest HDMI 2.1 connectivity, enabling features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and support for fast 4K gaming across PCs and platforms.
It also comes with a low-reflection anti-glare coating. The coating reduces visual distractions so that users can focus their full attention on the gameplay.
In addition, it includes DTS Headphone:X’s superior surround sound feature, which clearly reproduces every sound in the game.
According to the company, the new LG 48GQ900 will be available starting this month in Japan with key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.