It’s finally here for pre-order, the pinnacle of 4K TV technology, LG’s G6 OLED television
Stephan Jukic – March 13, 2016
After weeks of waiting following its unveiling at CES 2016 in January, the LG Electronics OLED65G6P 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Flat Smart OLED TV has finally been opened up for pre-order and it’s looking like one truly astonishing piece of home entertainment technology.
Of course, and there’s no way to whitewash this, this TV is bloody expensive, in a way that few consumers are likely to consider putting money down for at the drop of a hat or at all but with the price comes some truly astonishing display quality that’s like just about nothing else seen in consumer 4K TV technology to-date.
In other words, if you want what is literally the best on the current market, the G6 is pretty much it with little room for debate.
For starters, this new TV offers a display quality that’s simply gorgeous. If the LG OLED models of 2015 and even those of 2014 offered what was the best general 4K picture technology for each of their respective years, the G6 OLED takes things to even newer levels of superb visuals.
Physically, this model is about as beautiful as a piece of technology can be and its simple appearance in any room more resembles a piece of elaborate art design than a normal pice of TV technology. Then, given a screen that’s essentially nothing more than a massive piece of ridiculously thin glass and little else, as soon as the G6 gets turned on, the notion of a highly visible screen simply vanishes. Instead, what you get is a virtually perfect picture quality that renders content in a way that almost makes it seem as if the video you’re watching is floating in thin air.
As one of LG’s “UHD Premium” 4K HDR TVs, as certified by the UHD Alliance, the LG OLED65G6P offers a level of OLED brightness that beats any earlier OLED models from the company and while the maximum brightness of this model is pretty much its only weakness against any 2016 LCD TV with HDR (because OLED is still inherently dimmer than LCD/LED technology) the G6 completely wins out in the perfection of its colors and the precision of its lighting and dimming effects. With each individual pixel on the 3840 X 2160 pixel screen being capable of individual activation or deactivation, the G6 creates perfect local dimming and brightness precision.
Additionally, due to other features of both OLED and HDR technology, the television can create colors and contrast levels with a degree of realism that is simply astonishing in its quality, particularly with native 4K HDR video sources.
These are only some of the new LG OLED65G6P’s key display features. Aside from them, the new television offers up the following:
- Expanded Color Palette technology
- The thinnest screen we’ve yet seen on a TV (just over 2 mm or about an 8th of an inch)
- HDR Pro technology
- LG’s fantastic WebOS 3.0 Smart TV OS platform
- Impressively large dimensions and all the more-so with no real bezel to speak of
- Multiple connectivity inputs for the latest version of HDMI, USB and other key connection ports.
Again, the new LG G6 is already available on pre-order from sites like Amazon.com and it should start shipping within the month.
And of course, like we said, it ain’t cheap, with a current retail price of $7,999.99 with free Prime shipping from Amazon for the premium version of this model. LG has also put a “cheaper” model on sale that costs $1000 less. It offers the same screen size but lacks a few features, though both versions offer expanded color, HDR, OLED display and WebOS 3.0
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