LG 48 inch OLED as a PC Monitor

Has anyone considered using one of these as a PC Monitor?

Of course there's the usual concerns with burn in, but considering most TV users run their screens at full brightness where on PC you'd run it at maybe 25%, this isn't as much of a concern? There's also multiple ways to hide static elements in Windows 10 these days.

With [email protected], low input lag and Gsync support, it does make all the high end gaming monitors a bit redundant, especially when the image quality isn't very good in comparison.

Anyone have any thoughts?


  • Yeah this is what I want to do too but the 48" is nowhere in sight for Australia.

  • i use a 55" screen (regular 4k LCD) and its just fine (i get my bargains and trolling comments on the big screen, makes it much more dramatic)

    key things are input lag, angles (if you want to do a sit/standing desk setup), minimum 60hz refresh rate (and sometimes you are locked to this depending on screen/operating system)

    downsides are the lack of widespread resolutions and refresh rates like in a regular PC monitor (i have 1080 and 4k and that's it) so for gaming you've either got a beefy machine attached to it or your stuffed.

    i want to go OLED as well, but i am concerned about burn in. i would probably auto-hide the menu bar and set it so the screensaver turns on quickly.

  • I have an LG OLED B7 55" and use it for a PC monitor. But not daily hence cannot comment on burn-in, but then had it for 3 years and use it once a week for casual gaming.
    I have several other monitors, including another TV that i use as a monitor and I can say that once you go OLED, you wont go back.
    The only neg is that the screen during gaming gets a little dark in darker scenes. Some games, although they have HDR compatibility, the TV acknowledges this, then switches to normal. I have updated all the Nvidia drivers and TV firmware.
    But that can be specific 2017 (B7) model.