In 2021, LG released a new version of the Gallery television series with the G1. So, is this new TV model any good when it comes to displaying games running on a PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and other game consoles?
You can find out in this Seeking Tech guide for the G1.
The LG G1 is one of the best television sets you can get for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and/or Xbox Series X in 2021. This TV comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports in addition to supporting 120 frames per second, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Variable Refresh Rate.
The G1 can also output decent HDR brightness in addition to featuring low input lag.
You can see how the G1 compares to the A1, B1 and C1 with this comparison.
LG G1 Screen Sizes
The G1 is currently available in three screen sizes: 55 inches, 65 inches and 77 inches.
You can take a look at the model number for each size option below:
- 55″ (OLED55G1PUA)
- 65″ (OLED65G1PUA)
- 77″ (OLED77G1PUA)
Does the LG G1 have HDMI 2.1 ports?
The LG G1 Series comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports.
Since this TV has a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, then you can play games at up to 120 frames per second in 1080p and 4K on the PlayStation 5 as well as up to 120 frames per second in 1080p, 1440p and 4K on the Xbox Series X.
With the Xbox Series S, you can play games at 120 frames per second in 1080p and 4K. You can also play games at 120 fps in 4K with the Xbox Series S although you need to get a HDMI 2.1 cable as the console only comes with a HDMI 2.0 cable.
Legacy Consoles Support
As for consoles that don’t use the HDMI input, the G1 comes with an antenna/cable input, which you can use to directly connect old school systems such as the NES, Super NES, Sega Master System and Sega Genesis.
This LG television model does not have any composite or component inputs. So, you won’t be able to connect systems like the PS1, PS2, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Saturn, Dreamcast and Xbox without an adapter.
LG G1 HDR Features
When it comes to HDR features, the G1 supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and Wide Color Gamut. HDR10+ is not supported by this television set.
The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X use both the Dolby Vision and HDR10 formats.
The PlayStation 5 (as well as the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X) use the HDR10 format.
LG G1’s HDR Brightness in Game Mode
To really make HDR shine, we recommend getting a television that is capable of outputting at least 500 nits of brightness in game mode.
According to testing done by RTINGS, the G1 can output 601 nits when displaying a videogame. With that said, it does struggle a bit when it comes to displaying brighter scenes.
You can check out HDR brightness test results below (via RTINGS):
- HDR Real Scene Highlight: 601 nits
- HDR Peak 2% Window: 835 nits
- HDR Peak 10% Window: 811 nits
- HDR Peak 25% Window: 420 nits
- HDR Peak 50% Window: 289 nits
- HDR Peak 100% Window: 168 nits
- HDR Sustained 2% Window: 652 nits
- HDR Sustained 10% Window: 765 nits
- HDR Sustained 25% Window: 396 nits
- HDR Sustained 50% Window: 274 nits
- HDR Sustained 100% Window: 162 nits
- HDR ABL: 0.093
Adaptive Sync Support
The G1 supports all three adaptive sync modes, which are designed to help remove any stutters and screen tears in games that don’t have a stable frame rate.
In the PC gaming space, computers with modern AMD graphics cards use FreeSync while computers with modern NVIDIA graphics cards use GSYNC.
Variable Refresh Rate is used by consoles as it is currently supported by the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. VRR should also be added by Sony to the PlayStation 5 sometime in the future via a firmware update for the game console.
LG G1’s Input Lag in Game Mode
The G1 has excellent input lag reduction when you used the game mode setting.
According to tests done by RTINGS, the latency is no more than 10.3 milliseconds at 60 Hz. The lag is even lower at 120 Hz and with Variable Refresh Rate enabled.
You can check out the input lag test results below (via RTINGS):
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.3 ms
- 1080p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 5.7 ms
- 1080p resolution with Variable Refresh Rate: 5.3 ms
- 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.3 ms
- 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 6.0 ms
- 1440p resolution with Variable Refresh Rate: 5.5 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.2 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 10.3 ms
- 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 5.5 ms
- 4K resolution with Variable Refresh Rate: 5.4 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 10.2 ms
- 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 48.4 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 48.8 ms
- 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation: 99.1 ms
Is the G1 good for PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
The LG G1 is an excellent choice for the new PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles due to the inclusion of four HDMI 2.1 ports, 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Variable Refresh Rate.
The television also has very low input lag in addition to a decent HDR brightness output.
Is the G1 good for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?
The low input latency of the G1 also makes it an excellent TV for older HDMI consoles like the PS3, PS4, Nintendo Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Furthermore, you should get a good HDR experience when playing HDR-enabled games on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
You can check out the current price tag for the G1 on Amazon with the following link: