36.37"
20.46 "
42"
6'2"

LG OLED42C2PUA

ABOUT THIS TV

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The OLED42C2PUA is a 42 inch 4K TV from LG, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 10-bit OLED evo panel. It can display a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and pixel density of 106 ppi.

Picture Quality

After screen size and resolution, the very next specification of a display that defines picture quality is Color Gamut.

This TV doesn't come with a color gamut specification, so we have to make an assumption based on its panel type. Now, since it features an OLED panel, so we can conclude that the equivalent sRGB coverage of this TV would be far above 100%.

Understanding Color Gamut

Color gamut spec of a TV is the measurement of the range of colors that the display can display.

What this means is, it tells the ability of a TV to produce accurate colors. A panel with low gamut coverage will miss out on some colors (such as deep red), thus producing a "washed out" picture.

It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc.

But don't worry, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.

Color Gamut Chart

Other than color accuracy, the static contrast of a TV also impacts its picture quality.

Understanding the static contrast specification

A TV with low static contrast ratio will not produce deep blacks and can bleed backlight as shown in the below image:

Backlight bleed exampleThe image is an example of another display, it is not this one

The static contrast ratio of above TV is 800:1. So make sure you get a TV with a static contrast of >= 1000:1. Ofcourse, More the better.

Also note, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will show both dark gray and black as black, so lesser detail overall.

Given this TV comes with an OLED panel, its static constrast will be Infinity : 1. So no need to worry about this at all.

HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 Pro are also supported on this TV, so that's a plus.

As for brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits.

Gaming Performance

If you are planning to use your TV solely for content consumption, you can ignore these specifications. But if you are also planning to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, you should get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.

The input lag on the LG OLED42C2PUA is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. So its a go-to TV if you are interested in gaming.

What is Input lag ?

This lag is the latency at which your device inputs changes the content of the TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.

For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.

Dimensions and Ergonomics

Vertically, the TV measures 42 inches and horizontally 36.69 inches.

In terms of thickness, it is just 1.62 inches thick. In total it weighs approximately 9.3 kgs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 9.0 Kilograms.

Coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.

Hardware and Audio

The TV comes with a 4-Core CPU. There is no information on the total available RAM on the TV's specsheet.

Speaking of OS, the LG OLED42C2PUA runs webOS 22 Operating System.

For display connectivity, LG has provided four HDMI 2.1 ports and one S/PDIF port on this TV.

To connect USB devices, it includes three USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C), 1x IR Out and 1x Ethernet RJ45.

Wireless connectivity options on this TV include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.

Now, speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers.

Now, coming to power usage, the TV uses 49.63 watts on average and 0.5 watts on standby.

For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.

SPECSHEET

GENERAL
Brand
LG
Type
Smart TV
Size
42" (inches)
Model Series
C2
Model Number
OLED42C2PUA
Operating System
Powered by webOS 22
Launch Year
2022
DISPLAY
Panel
42" 10 bit OLED evo Panel
Bit Depth
10 bits ~1073741824 colors
Resolution
4K - 3840 x 2160 ~106 ppi
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Response Time
1 ms
Input Lag
1 ms
Brightness
N/A
Backlight Source
N/A
Static Contrast
∞ (Infinity) : 1
Dynamic Contrast
N/A
Display Coating
N/A
Color Gamut
sRGB: 100% (approx.)
DCI P3: N/A
NTSC 1953: N/A
Rec 2020: N/A
Adobe RGB: N/A
HARDWARE
Display Ports
4 x HDMI 2.1
Network Connectivity
  • LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
  • 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
  • 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
  • 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-Fi TV On
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45
Other Ports
  • TV On With Mobile
  • 1 x Cable/Antenna In (F-type female)
  • 1 x RS232 (C)
  • 1 x IR Out
  • 3 x USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers: 2 x 10W
Inbuilt Subwoofer: N/A
Ports: 1 x S/PDIF
Chipset
RAM: N/A
CPU: 4 Core CPU
GPU: N/A
Power Consumption
Average: 49.2 W
Maximum: 82.72 W
Standby: 0.5 W
Power Outlet
100 V - 120 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
220 V - 240 V @ 50 Hz - 60 Hz
Energy Class
N/A
FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
Marketed Features
Screen Interpolation
Value: N/A
Technology: N/A
Frame Rate Control
No
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Screen
Width: 36.37 " (inches)
Height: 20.46 " (inches)
Diagonal: 42" (inches)
Body
Width: 36.69 " (inches)
Height: 21.26 " (inches)
Depth: 1.62 " (inches)
Weight: 9 kg
Body with Stand
Width: 36.69 " (inches)
Height: 22.72 " (inches)
Depth: 6.69 " (inches)
Weight: 9.3 kg
ERGONOMICS
Viewing Angle
Horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
Pivot Support
Left Pivot: N/A
Right Pivot: N/A
Tilt Support
Forward Tilt: N/A
Backward Tilt: N/A
Swivel Support
Left Swivel: N/A
Right Swivel: N/A
Height Adjustment
No
Vesa Mount Support
Yes
Interface: 300 x 200 mm
ENVIRONMENT LIMITS
Altitude
Storage: N/A
Operation: N/A
Temperature
Storage: -20 °C - 60 °C
Operation: 0 °C - 40 °C
Humidity
Storage: 5 % - 85 %
Operation: 10 % - 80 %

REVIEWS

Review by : Tech Steve

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