The OLED48C29LB is a 48 inch 4K TV from LG. It was launched in 2022. It features a True 10-bit OLED evo panel. The maximum resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 92 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the very next specification of a display that impacts picture quality is its Color Gamut.
LG has not provided a color gamut rating for this TV. So we have to take a guess.
Now, since it comes with an OLED panel, so we can conclude that the equivalent sRGB coverage of this panel would be far above 100%.
Understanding Color Gamut
Color gamut spec of a TV indicates the range of colors that it can show.
A TV with poor color accuracy will produce undersaturated colors that will not be pretty to look at.
It is specified in different units - sRGB,sRGB (standard RGB), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 etc. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, the static contrast of a TV similarly impacts its picture quality.
Understanding the static contrast ratio
Static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (<1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Also, such TVs may suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will rob your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
Also, a TV with high constrast ratio enables you to see more details. So, resolution and static contrast ratio go hand in hand in a sense.
For a display with OLED panel, its static constrast will be Infinity : 1. So no need to worry about this.
HDR is also supported on this TV in form of HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 Pro.
Coming to brightness, it can go as bright as 250 nits.
If you are planning to use your TV just for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for gaming or use it as a PC monitor, you would want to take a TV with the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the LG OLED48C29LB is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. You will love this TV if you are a gamer.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which device inputs changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that has an input lag and response time of less than 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Coming to ergonomics — a VESA mount with interface size of 300 x 200 mm is provided for wall-mounting. Swivel, Tilt or Pivot features are not supported on this unit.
The TV measures 48 inches vertically and 42.17 inches horizontally.
In terms of thickness, it is 1.85 inches thick.
It weighs approximately 14.9 kgs, another 3.1 kgs including stand. So plan your space accordingly.
Hardware and Audio
The core of LG OLED48C29LB is powered by a 4-Core CPU. There is no mention about the total available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
To power its UI, the TV runs webOS 22 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are four HDMI 2.1 ports and one S/PDIF port on this TV.
To connect USB devices, you will have three USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (Main — F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x IR Out, 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Regarding wireless connectivity on this TV, you will have — a 5Ghz Wi-Fi, 2.5 Ghz Wi-Fi, Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Now, for audio, LG has provided 2 x 10W speakers on the OLED48C29LB. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on any external sound system.
In terms of power usage, on average, this TV consumes around 66 Watts and on standby, it takes 0.5 Watts.
For powering this unit, you will require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.