The OLED55G29LD is a 55 inch 4K TV from LG, launched in the year 2022. It features a True 10-bit OLED evo panel.
It can display a max resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 120 Hz with a pixel density of 80 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important spec of a display that will impact your viewing experience is its Color Gamut.
LG did not provide a color gamut specification for this TV. So we have to take a guess.Now, since the TV features an OLED panel, there is no need to worry about color accuracy. Because OLED panels ALWAYS come with over 100% sRGB coverage.
Understanding the Color Gamut Specification
Color gamut specification of a display indicates the range of colors that the display can show.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But you don't need to worry about that, here is a chart that will help you choosing a TV with good color accuracy.
Now, after color gamut, you should look at the static contrast specification as it impacts the picture quality substantially.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
There are 2 types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
Static contrast defines the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with static contrast ratio < 1000:1 will produce black images something like this:
Note that, such TVs are also prone backlight bleeds that will impact your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Think of static contrast as another dimension to details — just like resolution. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, thus lesser detail overall.
Given this TV comes with an OLED panel, its static constrast would be Infinity : 1. So no need to worry about this.
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), Dolby Vision, Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 Pro are also supported on this TV.
As for brightness, it is can achieve a peak luminance of 250 nits.
If you are not interested in gaming, you can safely ignore these specs. But if you are also going to use the TV for playing games or use it as a PC monitor, make sure to take a TV that features the lowest input lag and response time.
The input lag on the LG OLED55G29LD is 5 ms and its minimum response time is 1 ms. Pick this one if you are a gamer.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which key-presses or mouse movements 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 < 20ms.
Dimensions and Ergonomics
The vertical and horizontal measurements of this TV are 48.1 inches and 29.8 inches respectively. Speaking of thickness, it is 1 inches thick.
Overall this TV weighs 21.32 KGs including stand. Without stand, it weighs 17.1 Kilograms. So plan your space accordingly.
Speaking of 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.
Hardware and Audio
The LG OLED55G29LD is powered by Quad Core CPU. There is no information on the available RAM on the TV's specsheet.
To power its UI, the TV 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 Satellite In (F-type female), 1x Antenna (RF) (female), 1x IR Out, 1x CI+ 2.0 and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
For connecting to this TV wirelessly, the manufacturer has provided Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 and DLNA.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 4 x 10W speakers. It also comes with a built-in sub-woofer. So you don't have to invest on any external sound system.
Speaking of power consumption, this TV uses 113.28 Watts on average and 0.5 Watts on standby.
Both 110V and 220V lines are supported on this unit.