Launched in the year 2022, the OLED48C2PUA is a 48" 4K TV from LG. It features a True 10-bit OLED evo panel. The max. resolution it can achieve is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a pixel density of 92 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec to look for in a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
LG did not provide a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess.Now, since the TV comes with an OLED panel, there is no need to worry about color accuracy. Because OLED panels are excellent at producing accurate colors.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a TV indicates the range of colors that the display can display.
A panel with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil your immersive experience.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC 1953, DCI P3 to name a few. It is upto the manufacturer which one they choose.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Why its important?
The static contrast ratio of a TV corresponds to its Black levels. A Display with low static contrast ratio (less than 1000:1) will not produce deep blacks. Moreover, such displays often suffer from backlight bleeds such as this:The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Clearly this will impact your experience considerably, especially in a dark room.
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.
If given a choice, always prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
This TV comes with a static contrast ratio of 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.
If you are planning to use your TV only for content consumption, you can safely ignore these specifications. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on this TV is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. Gamers will love this TV.
What is Input lag ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of the screen. Though, this won't matter much if you aren't into competitive/FPS games like call of duty.
For best of both worlds, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 300 x 200 mm. There is no Swivel, Tilt or Pivot feature support on this TV.
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 42.17 inches and 25.59 inches respectively.
Speaking of thickness, it is just 1.85 inches thick.
It weighs around 14.9 kgs, another 3.1 kgs including stand.
Hardware and Audio
The TV is powered by 4-Core CPU. However, LG didn't provide any info about the total RAM on this TV.
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 Cable/Antenna In (F-type female), 1x RS232 (C), 1x IR Out and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For wireless connectivity on this TV, you will have — Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
Speaking of speakers, it is packaged with 2 x 10W built-in speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you may not have to invest on any external sound system.
In terms of power consumption, it consumes 50.21 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
For powering this unit, you'll need either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.