At Last! LG 32EP950 OLED Monitor

At the moment, with just two manufacturers currently occupying the consumer HDR monitor space – Asus, with their ProArt series and Apple’s Pro Display XDR – LG looks poised to leapfrog them both with their newly announced 32” OLED display. Both the Pro Display XDR and ProArt series use mini LED technology, which suffers from haloing artifacts, weaker performance at wide viewing angles and less inky blacks, though it is doubtful LG’s monitor will be able to attain 1,500 nits and higher like its rivals.

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  1. Hi Jon,
    When I read this news yestersay, I knew you would be interested in.
    Also, I found these two may be interesting:
    – Eizo CG279X :

    – Eizo CG319X :

    Sorry for the links which are in French but interesting I think.

    The 27″ would be the perfect size for me but it’s not a 4k screen, “only” 2560 x 1440 and I don’t know how a 4k video would be displayed on that resolution. Would the image have a weird behaviour? Video is FullHd or 4k but not in between..

    Then the 32″ seems good for video as detailed in the test but it’s big and quite expensive.

    1. From what I’ve read, Eizo monitors are pretty spectacular. But calling them HDR-ready might be a bit of a stretch, as I believe they are only capable of 350 nits. One thing I appeciate about them is the inclusion of a built-in colorimeter which is not only convenient but possibly more accurate than using something like an i1 Display Pro and X-Rite calibration software, though I confess to not having read both reviews in their entirety. One of the downsides of the Asus ProArt was that, although an i1 Display Pro was included in the box, it was necessary to spend as much as $1,600 on a Teranex 8K Mini to bypass my Mac’s color management (on top of the cost of the UltraStudio 4K Mini HDR!) to perform calibration in addition to what I consider to be horrible ergonomics (ports are all at the bottom rear of unit; controls are located behind the display; the hood is awkwardly attached with a dozen or so easily lost grommets, and it must be removed prior to calibration, etc.). At the same time, I believe Eugene Belsky is still grading his sensational HDR YT videos with what I think is a discontinued 27” ProArt. I agree with you that 27” might be more practical than 32”. I think LG will be releasing a 42” OLED TV, which is sure to annoy many who purchased the 48CX for gaming or editing. Samsung should also be coming out with some OLED products to compete with LG in the content creation space. I’m not sure how the resolution of the 27” Eizo would impact video editing…

  2. Yes, the 279X and 319X HDR is just marketing.
    I would consider them as super accurate REC.709 monitors. It seems to be the case concerning the colors.
    A good REC.709 grading is very pleasing to watch.
    It’s not the future but it’s not out of date if well done.

    Eizo HDR monitor is the “Prominence” model but the price is not reasonable for non professional.
    The LG OLED monitors may not have a long life because of “burning” if used a lot from what I read.

    Should I go for a very good REC709 monitor or fighting for HDR, I don’t know yet.

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