A quick look at the exquisite LG G6 OLED 4K TV revealed at CES 2016

by on January 9, 2016

Stephan Jukic – January 09, 2016

As we’ve covered extensively, CES 2016 has seen a major unveiling of some truly fantastic new 4K ultra HD TVs from all the obvious brands like Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, in addition to more than a few surprisingly impressive television models from Hisense and others.

Thus, with all this sort of competition, it would seem tough for any one TV line or brand to stand out in particular. However, we think LG might have pulled off just that with their new ultra-premium series of 4K OLED TVs. Once again, just like turned out to be the case in 2015, the LG OLEDs for 2016 are looking like they might be some of the best TVs for this New Year.

The G6 is one of these two new OLED lines and it’s an excellent representative of what the whole line has to offer for consumers.

And what is on offer definitely has plenty going for it. The G6 offers up Dolby Vision and a picture-on-glass design that’s simply stunning, partly because of its sharpness and partly because the TV’s OLED 4K  panel itself is ridiculously thin at just over a couple of millimeters. Or about an 8th of an inch. Only LG can really get away with this sort of thinness since the TV’s OLED panel requires no backlighting system and can thus self-light within an absolute minimum of physical panel volume.

The OLED panel of the G6 from LG is only 2.57 mm thick

The OLED panel of the G6 from LG is only 2.57 mm thick

In addition to the perfect black rendering technology of OLED and that insanely thin display panel, the G6 offers LG’s “HDR Pro” technology, which causes the onscreen image to be visible in a way that almost perfectly replicated the shifting brightness of reality by intelligently adjusting the brightness and darkness of the TV’s high dynamic range system. From what’s been reported via first-hand looks at the TV in action at CES 2016, the visual quality created by HDR Pro is absolutely mind-blowing in its realism.

Next, LG is also laying claim to “Infinite Contrast in the G6 line of OLED TVs. This is a feature which was also claimed for the 2015 OLED 4K models from the company since the technology of organic light emitting diodes by default offers this since each individual pixel can have its lighting completely tuned off, right down to complete perfect darkness (though about 0.0005 nits of light do remain, invisible even to many light sensors and much more so to the naked eye.

On top of all this, the physical design of the TV is extraordinarily elegant, minimalist and slim like nothing yet seen for the consumer market. The platform below the actual display panel can also work as a support for the TV if it’s free-standing or fold back for extremely unobtrusive and easy wall mounting.

In basic terms, the LG G6 and the other 2016 OLED 4K TVs seem to be unrivalled in the caliber they’re showing us. Once again LG is showing the world that it can create the very best technology in its class and naturally enough, we doubt the prices for these Premium class TVs will be anything close to highly affordable.

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