We now have this Nano cell TV that’s coming out from LG and it has less processing delay, so I was like hook me up, so I can write about it. They did, so I am writing too.
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It looks pretty damn good. The bezels are thin and the metal along the outside looks sharp. I mean it’s hard to explain exactly what makes a TV aesthetic work but this design got the job done for us. You know what else looks good anything you toss up on the screen. The Grand Tour in 4k with HDR on Amazon Prime video looks awesome. Car stuff you can already tell Alex worked on this video and the speakers are reasonably loud and clear. Now to be clear our Nano cell TV had the misfortune of being set up side by side with LG’s w7 OLED wallpaper TV and it’s not as good as that.
The black levels available on the OLED TV are simply stunning and it is physically impossible for any modern LCD screen to achieve perfect black levels like that. But at half the price of LG’s least expensive OLED it’s a pretty compelling picture. LG’s biggest claim for their Nano cell tech which seems to be basically their branding for quantum dot is accurate colors from any viewing angle up to 60 degrees. Which from our testing actually holds up pretty well. What they didn’t mention though is that the contrast isn’t quite as good from a wider angle. But as you go to the side, black areas of the scene look more gray and less detailed. You won’t encounter this on an OLED anyway.
Back to the original question, though is there any credence to the claims that it’s good for gaming, well the picture looks significantly less processed in game mode. Suggesting that well there might be less processing going on but I still find this claim confusing. As far as pure technology goes the OLED pixels should switch much faster nearly instantaneously. So why would it be then that a more expensive TV would be slower than in any way? Is it possible that these OLED pixels are harder to drive or there’s more processing left on in game mode? meaning that the LCD Nano cell TV might be able to edge out a win well we fired up CS GO.
To try them side by side and see if we could eyeball out a clear Victor and from this completely non-scientific test, it did seem that the Nano cell was offering a smoother gaming experience. Movements felt quicker than the OLED which sort of felt jelly-like in comparison. So to confirm we pulled out the 240 FPS camera all right. So firing off around we wait the OLED is faster. we checked this over and over but side by side the OLED was about eight milliseconds faster. Even stranger the Nano Cell TV and our benchmark for true haste the ASUS rog swift 258 q at sixty Hertz for fairness were near to identical to each other as well.
This seemed a bit strange so we decided to get pure input lag numbers. For this test when the two leads are touched together the LED on the board lights up and sends a mouse click to the computer so we can measure the delay between a click and an action on-screen. After consulting our footage we determined that our OLED delay is about 32 milliseconds and the Nano cell was about 40 this actually maybe make sense given the approximately 8 milliseconds times of good LCDs compared to near instant for OLED. But that doesn’t mean that like a gaming monitor for example can’t perform any better than a TV, our ROG monitor managed a mere 16 millisecond delay once we turned it up to 240 Hertz not to mention the extra frames that it displays. Man that animation looks good the point of that though.
This isn’t to take away from the result of the nano Cell TV, I mean sure professional csgo players won’t be using one anytime soon. But I’ve used TVs before with over a hundred milliseconds of input lag that are straight-up nauseating and forty milliseconds is comparable to a 60 Hertz gaming monitor.