LG’s OLED 4K G6 Signature 4K TV names “2016 King of TV” during CE Week in New York City

by on June 27, 2016

Stephan Jukic – June 27, 2016

The LG OLED 4K TVs are models that generally garner enormous amounts of praise for their essentially unrivalled picture quality. This is a viewpoint we ourselves have expressed on this site repeatedly and we’re not alone in our analysis. Other review sites have said the same and now for the 13th Annual Value Electronics TV Shootout during CE Week in New York City, the 65 inch LG Signature 4K OLED TV (The LG OLED65G6P), which we’ve also reviewed here, was declared the top-performing TV of the year by a panel of expert calibrators and by a vote among general public attendees to the event.

The G6 performed against four other major TV and 4K TV models and the ranking totals which dictated the winning TV were based on measurements of quality across eight different picture quality indicators.

Furthermore, this isn’t the first time LG’s OLED TVs have won the TV Shootout; it’s actually the third and at least LG itself claims that this is due to the high skill with which they develop their TV technology. While we don’t entirely agree with this sentiment when it comes to the brand’s 4K LCD TVs and especially the 2015 lineup of LCD models from LG, the brand’s OLED models and especially the OLED TVs from 2014, 2015 and 2016 most of all so far, have been absolutely spectacular performers almost across the board.

They’re not without their own little flaws but the G6 in particular certainly lives up to a lot of hype as far as picture quality is concerned. Not to mention that the model and its E6, C6 and B6 cousins for this year all offer peak brightness levels which are superior to those of man LCD TV models. Considering that the only serious superiority that LCD display could usually muster over OLED was its ability to render light more brightly with LCDs instead of OLEDs, the brightness advance in the 2016 OLED models like the G6 is a major blow to LCD 4K television models.

OLED –as we’ve already covered in our comparison of the display type and LCD—is also known for its far superior capacity for local dimming (each individual pixel on the TV screen can have the light inside it activated or deactivated) and its perfect, infinite black levels. The ability to generate perfect blacks is something LCD TVs have never been able to match so far.

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All this aside, LG’s G6 4K OLED model and its cousins from the brand also offer other admitted benefits. As Tim Alessi, Senior Director of Product Marketing, for LG Electronics USA has said,

“Our 2016 OLED TVs not only deliver perfect blacks and infinite contrast, but also offer stunning high dynamic range images as the first to support both Dolby Vision™ HDR and HDR10 with ‘Ultra HD Premium’ certification by the UHD Alliance.”

All of the 2016 LG OLED 4K TVs are indeed HDR-certified by both Dolby and the Ultra HD Alliance, making them the only 2016 4K TV models from an North American brand to have this certification to-date.

Moving back to the Value Electronics TV Shootout, this is an annual event designed to compare the flagship TVs of leading manufacturers across several metrics of picture quality. All of the TVs which participate are calibrated professionally and independently by the organizers of the event and are also evaluated by CE Week attendees. Since many attendees include industry experts, professional tech reviewers and of course A/V professionals, public assessment of the competing TVs can be quite reliable.

All this being the case, the LG G6 flagship 4K OLED TV for 2016 beat the competitors almost across the board to win its “King of TV” designation.

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  • Ben Ballard
    June 27, 2016 at 6:11 am

    I have this TV in store at the minute and it’s picture quality is just outstanding, I’ve played some 4K Native filmed stuff I downloaded from the net, and it leaves you gobsmacked as to it’s image delivery.

    I AM a little disappointed by the Harmon Khardon soundbar provided, whilst it’s lovely and clear and crisp through the treble and delivers some nice warm mid range tones and punch, I feel that it doesn’t deliver enough low end grunt to provide an all round lovely sound. I tested it with all different types of music – from Carmina Burana by Karl Orfe (Opera) to some Motown, including Al Green’s Let’s get it on, Me and Mrs Jones, Barry White (for that real low end vocal rumble), to some thumpy 4×4 Trance with very low sub bass lines, to some Drum n Bass (Stalker by Aphrodite and Supersharpshooter), and, including Roads by Portishead to cover Vocal, Instrumental AND Bass all in one. It WILL have to be teamed up with one of LG’s wireless subs, which means another £300+ on top of an already hefty £3000+ pricetag.


    • Daniel Simmonds
      June 29, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Can you buy a subwoofer separately? I can’t see any on the LG website.


      • Ben Ballard
        July 4, 2016 at 1:57 am

        LG mainly do Subs and soundbars, so you’d have to ditch the soundbar in the package as this TV comes with the Harmon Khardon as standard. The LG SH7 is 360W as a soundbar and sub system (it’s wireless but will also allow you to cast music from your phone/tablet), they also do the Las160, Las350b and Las855m (this is a curved soundbar system at 360w).


        You could also use ANY standalone wireless sub from any manufacturer, OR a Wired sub that runs off of an optical connection. Check out the Sony SWF-BR100 (100W) OR if you still want to go down the Soundbar route, then Samsung do a very nice set up in the HWH-751. It runs at 320w but is also powered by Valve amplifiers. There is a little inspection hatch in the middle of the soundbar that lets you see the valves glow as they warm up.

        Hope this helps?


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