Well this is a treat. If you’re looking for great Black Friday TV deals (opens in new tab), then look no further. The LG C2 OLED is the best gaming TV out there, and its normally steep $1,500 price has been knocked down by a whopping $600 at Walmart (opens in new tab). For a TV like this, it’s an absolute bargain.
This 4K 120Hz display is a great all-rounder, with the absence of backlight taking away some of the unnatural effects of other LCDs, so you can enjoy HDR movies and games in dark rooms without distraction. But you’re here specifically for gaming, and the good news is that the LG C2 OLED has plenty of gaming features and even comes with some bells and whistles just for people using it as a PC monitor.
With G-Sync, FreeSync, a variable refresh rate, the fast response of the OLED panel and four HDMI 2.1 ports, it’s a great replacement for a PC monitor. And it’s not so big that it won’t fit on your desk. At 42 inches, it’s certainly not small, but it won’t take up all your office space.
If you’re into skill-based competitive games, especially shooters, you’ll only have yourself to blame if you get riddled with bullets. The high refresh rate, classic low response time of OLED panels and low input lag means it’s all down to your own reflexes.
My current TV is getting extremely jealous right now.
A few things to note: the LG C2 doesn’t support HDR10+, and while the brightness has improved on the latest model, this isn’t the case with the smaller ones like the 42-inch version. Basically, the pixel density is too high to see any gain from the brightness boost. You’ll need one of the larger TVs for that. But if you plan on using this to replace a PC monitor, stick with the 42-inch. The screen is still great.