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Which would be better as far as image quality and sharpness and gaminglooking to buy an LG Oled 4k TV or a 5k pc monitor but I am unsure which to get. Much help would be appreciated
post #2 of 20
The monitor will be far more pixel dense so if you're planning to sit with your face plastered to the screen it will be better. Otherwise the OLED is hands down the best for image quality. The smallest OLED is 55" so you'll need to sit back at a minimum of 4 feet and you shouldn't see any pixels.
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They both have very different usage scenarios - OLED 4K TV is gorgeous at viewing content, will have great colors but has a really high input lag (bad). A 5k PC monitor is going to obviously be sharper as it has a higher resolution and is on a much smaller area giving a much better pixel per inch and will have lower input lag but the colors will not look as good as an OLED.
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What is your system you plan on using to push one of these displays?

The OLED will give the better image quality, but the 5k monitor will most likely be a lot smaller than the 4k OLED. Smaller screen at 4k vs larger screen at 4k will yield a "sharper" image on the smaller display. So in this case a 5k monitor that is smaller than a 4k tv will most definitely give you the sharper image of the 2.

Sounds like you will have 2 1080's if you plan on shelling out money for an OLED or 5K monitor.

Also, buying a 5k iMac to use as a monitor would be the better route if you do decide to go with 5k.
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I have had 5k in the past and a huge 4k display 50 inch wasabi mango but I didn't like the input lag I experienced on the 4k display and I had a bad experience with 5k panel it died in less than 5 months and I wasn't satisfied with the replacements I received from refurbished so I ended up selling it in the end. This was an HP Z27Q unit

I was very happy while using the 5k monitor even though it was smaller compared to the 50 inch 4k it had lower input lag and games were playable. but the Del 5kl one I notice its 8 MS vs the 14 MS

HP 5k Z27Q also displays true 4k 4096x2160 digital cinema the dell 5k doesn't
Edited by animeowns - 8/23/16 at 3:21pm
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Some here loves 4K OLED LG TV screen for gaming.
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Some here loves 4K OLED LG TV screen for gaming.

can someone do a video review of the oled LG 4k showing the screen and some gaming benchmarks ?
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Originally Posted by animeowns View Post

can someone do a video review of the oled LG 4k showing the screen and some gaming benchmarks ?

I do not think enough people own such setup lol.
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What is your system you plan on using to push one of these displays?

The OLED will give the better image quality, but the 5k monitor will most likely be a lot smaller than the 4k OLED. Smaller screen at 4k vs larger screen at 4k will yield a "sharper" image on the smaller display. So in this case a 5k monitor that is smaller than a 4k tv will most definitely give you the sharper image of the 2.

Sounds like you will have 2 1080's if you plan on shelling out money for an OLED or 5K monitor.

Also, buying a 5k iMac to use as a monitor would be the better route if you do decide to go with 5k.

Thanks you have all been very helpful I will go back to 5k
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Quote:
Originally Posted by animeowns View Post

can someone do a video review of the oled LG 4k showing the screen and some gaming benchmarks ?

No benchmarks or anything, just a quick peek at DOOM on the OLED:



DOOM is one of those must buy titles if you have an OLED. Look's ridiculous.
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