The G2 is the latest television set that came from the LG evo Gallery Edition Series. So, is this new TV suitable for console gaming on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and other systems?
You can find out in this guide from Seeking Tech.
What screen sizes are available for the LG G2?
The following screen size options are available for this television series:
- 55″ LG G2 (OLED55G2PUA)
- 65″ LG G2 (OLED65G2PUA)
- 77″ LG G2 (OLED77G2PUA)
- 83″ LG G2 (OLED83G2PUA)
- 97″ LG G2 (OLED97G2PUA)
Does the LG G2 have any HDMI 2.1 ports?
The G2 television series comes with four HDMI 2.1 ports.
For the uninformed, the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series X all come with a HDMI 2.1 cable.
The Xbox Series S only comes with a HDMI 2.0 cable although it features a HDMI 2.1 port. To take advantage of the HDMI 2.1 features of the G2, you need to get your own HDMI 2.1 cable if you have a Series S.
Legacy Consoles Support
For consoles that don’t use HDMI as the video input, the LG G2 comes with a cable/antenna tuner but does not support composite or component.
Therefore, you should be able to directly connect very old systems like Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System and Sega Genesis.
For the PS1, PS2, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Saturn, Dreamcast and other systems that uses the composite/component input, you will need to get an adapter.
For HDR modes, the LG G2 OLED is compatible with video games that are built with Dolby Vision and HDR10. While this TV does not support HDR10+, that particular mode isn’t used by games.
HDR10 is utilized by PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. Dolby Vision is currently only supported by a small number of titles on the Series S and Series X.
HDR Brightness in Game Mode
Thanks to the improved evo panel, the G2 television has an extremely impressive brightness output. According to tests done by RTINGS.com, this TV can reach as high as 972 nits when you are using its optimized game mode settings.
Native Refresh Rate
With a native refresh rate of 120 Hz, the LG G2 is able to display games at a maximum of 120 frames per second on the PC as well as the new PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.
For older game systems, the frame rate will be limited to up to 60 fps.
Adaptive Sync Support
Adaptive sync will help with games that aren’t able to hold a stable frame rate by smoothing out stutters in addition to preventing screen tearing.
The G2 supports Variable Refresh Rate on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It is also compatible with Freesync and GSYNC for PC graphics cards.
The G2 is excellent when it comes to reducing the input response time. According to tests done by RTINGS, the latency is no more than 10.3 milliseconds when you are using the game optimizer picture mode of this television set.
Is the LG G2 a good TV for PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
The LG G2 is an excellent choice if you are looking for a television set to take full advantage of your PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
This TV not only offers excellent HDR peak brightness and input lag reduction, it also supports HDMI 2.1, 120 frames per second in addition to Variable Refresh Rate.
Is the LG G2 a good TV for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?
The aforementioned benefits also apply to older HDMI consoles. As a result, you should get a very responsive television set when playing on the PS3, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
You should also get an excellent HDR picture when playing HDR games running on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
The G2 is designed to be mounted on a wall; so, if you are looking for a compatible wall mount, then we recommend taking a look at this article.