CES 2022 has seen some showstopping announcements, including new QD-OLED Tvs from Samsung plus Sony's upcoming XR A95K, but the new line of LG TV, dubbed the C2 series, has to take the cake.
We've rounded up everything we know so far about the new series that follows arguably one of the most popular TV ranges for gaming, the C1 series.
Here's everything we know, and why gamers should be very excited indeed.
LG C2 Release Date
The new C2 range will be heading our way this year, but we don't have a concrete release date just yet.
We'll likely hear more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned as we'll update you when we know more.
The good news is that we do know what to expect in terms of an upgrade, at least partly.
LG C2 Brightness
The LG C2 is set to feature an 'OLED evo' panel that promises improved HDR performance, and brightness topping the C1 range.
The Oled Evo panel actually debuted with the LG G1 last year, but it's still yet to be seen if this will be in every C2 model.
More brightness is always welcome in the world of OLED panels and should be able to narrow the gap between the high peak brightness of Samsung QD-OLED TVs for example.
LG C2 Sizes
Perhaps the most appealing part of this is that we're getting a world's first, in the form of a 42" display.
It's a welcome addition, especially for those with smaller living spaces or those who'd enjoy an OLED screen in their bedroom.
There's more also, including the familiar 48", 55", 65", 77" and a massive 83" size releasing.
The 48-inch size will be familiar to those who purchased the C1 48 model, and it looks there will also be a lower spec A2 model at the same size too.
It's arguably a slightly 'odd' size, however, it does work well as a large screen in smaller rooms and potentially for a slightly over-the-top desktop setup.
There are also a few design changes this time around...
LG C2 Design
We've come across a glimpse of the 42" model, which you can see below, alongside a look at the 48-inch model. The 42" model has some differences to the central stand setup we're used to.
I for one prefer the central stand as it requires less table space if you're not mounting the TV to the wall, but it's good to see some design change occur to what has been a fairly similar looking run of TVs.
This design is said to make it better for desktop setups, which does pose this TV as a competitor against some of the new OLED gaming monitors that were announced at CES 2022 too.
You can catch a glimpse of some of the other LG TVs announced at CES 2022 here.
LG C2 Price
Similarly, with price, we're yet to discover how much these will be going for, and while we can estimate that they'll start at 48" for over $1000, with a world's first in the mix we could be way off.
We're predicting that the 42" display will be very popular indeed, especially if the price point is under $1000.
We'll update you when we hear more, so watch this space.
Should I wait for LG C2?
There are a few options to go for instead of waiting for the LG C2 range to be released.
You can go for the C1 range, which is still a popular OLED choice and offers much of the same gaming-orientated features such as ALLM, VRR and HDMI 2.1.
Alternatives for those weighing up whether to wait for the 42 inch LG C2 can be found in the world of HDMI 2.1 monitors, many of which are sized similarly and offer arguably lower input lag and response times.
The Gigabyte Aorus would be a good call for an OLED gaming monitor, but if you want to hold out for some of the others, plus the QD-OLED displays you may be waiting a while yet.
You may even want to weigh up the differences between the LG C1 and LG C2 before diving in, but in our opinion, we'd say it's worth waiting for the LG C2 if you're planning a major upgrade to your entertainment setup.
If you're looking for a smaller TV for the bedroom, we'd say that it's also worth waiting as we think the 42" LG C2 TV will really deliver the goods and could easily work on a desktop setup too.
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