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LG E6 OLED 4K HDR Ultra HD TV Review (OLED65E6P, OLED55E6P)

by on July 3, 2016
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Overview

Quite simply, along with LG’s flagship 2016 4K TV the G6 Signature model, the E6 is the best 4K TV we’ve seen come out so far in 2016 and easily the best 4K TV made to-date by any major brand with a presence in the North American market. Until newer 4K models and particularly OLED TVs emerge later in 2016 and 2017, we doubt anything will top the E6 in terms of stunning display quality and powerful visual specs. Aside from these most important features, the E6 offers up LG’s deeply impressive and exceptionally user-friendly WebOS 3.0 smart TV platform along with a great set of connectivity specs which are fully cutting-edge as of this writing. Only the G6 beats the E6 in terms of overall home entertainment quality but the differences between the two televisions are so minor as to be nearly irrelevant. The G6 is available in a larger size, offers a slightly thinner display design (more on this shortly) and comes with more powerful speakers. LG also claims that their flagship model delivers a very slightly better DCI-P3 color coverage and peak brightness but this is debatable.

That said, the E6 is not only a 4K TV with full HDR certification for both HDR10 (UHD Alliance) standards and Dolby Vision HDR specs qualification, it’s also a stunning piece of display technology by nearly any measure. The picture quality of the E6 can barely be overstated in just how good it is across almost all key metrics. Peak brightness is superb for an OLED TV and matches or outdoes even many premium LCD 4K displays in how bright it can get, which is quite an impressive achievement. Furthermore, due to the nature of its OLED display panel lighting technology, the E6 can deliver perfect total black levels that no LCD backlit TV can yet hope to match. This create a level of intense, essentially total infinite contrast which only further enhances the effect produced by bright areas of the E6’s screen. Additionally, in terms of color performance, the E6 delivers like no other 4K TV for this year or 2015 except possibly the G6. Then there are all the other LG technologies for user control and connectivity which make this model as friendly to top-shelf home entertainment as possible in the current 4K TV market.

In basic terms, if you can afford its exceptionally steep price tag, the LG E6 is almost unbeatably guaranteed to absolutely wow anyone who comes over on movie night in your home. It’s as close to perfect a 4K TV as we’ve seen so far given the minor limitations of OLED display technology.

The Good

Let’s start things off with the physical design of LG’s E6. Even in this category, LG has created a 4K TV that’s unlike anything we’ve yet seen except the nearly identical G6. The vast majority of this TV’s physical presence consists of a single extremely thin piece of glass paneling onto which has been installed the E6’s actual display screen. The glass panel, which measures only 0.39 inches in thickness supports a virtually bezel free black (when shut off) OLED display that takes up nearly the entire breadth and height of this “Picture on Glass” panel. Only the flagship G6 offers an even thinner 1/8th inch glass display support panel and quite frankly it’s hard to image 4K TV’s actually getting any thinner than this any time soon.

Lower down on the TV’s body things suddenly widen out quite a bit with the bulk of the E6’s electronics and connectivity ports located in the lower third of the television. Below this is the movable and highly minimalist stand, which contains the relatively powerful speakers of the E6 and which can be shifted if the TV is mounted to a wall with VESA bracketing. The stand is made of plastic only but it still looks wonderfully stylish and in any case this plastic build helps greatly reduce the weight of this TV model for wall mounting or moving around. We’d also like to note that LG has finally moved back to flat screen design with its G6 and E6 sister models for 2016. We have to say that we’re happy about this choice since the curvature of previous 2014 and 2015 OLED 4K TV models from this brand added nothing but extra price points to their quality.

The other wonderful characteristic of the E6, in fact its single most stunning feature, is the latest generation of OLED display technology this TV contains. LG’s OLED 4K TVs have been stunning marvels of display technology ever since they first emerged on the 4K TV market in early 2014 but damn have they also advanced still further since then, coming out now in 2016 with new refinements which take them well beyond the display characteristics of the 2014 models and even many otherwise excellent 2015 models like the EG9600. The E6, just like its nearly twin bigger sister the G6 offers the refined pinnacle of OLED display for 4K resolution to-date in numerous ways.

First, by its very nature, OLED delivers a superb level of picture quality that no LCD we’ve yet seen quite fully match simply because it takes black levels, contrast, color and precision local dimming to utter extremes of superiority. Each single pixel in an OLED 4K TV screen can be activated to different levels of brightness or completely shut off as well. In contrast, LCD 4K TVs rely on much less precise arrays of macroscopic LEDs behind their LCD panels
and create local dimming by targeting which individual LEDs can be turned off or on in different sequences. As a result, while even the best full-array LCD/LED 4K TVs can locally dim light or induce brightness down to the level of a couple hundred different sections of screen space, OLED 4K UHD models like the E6 can induce precision brightness or perfect darkness in each and every one of their 8.29 million pixels. This leaves LCD technology in the dust as far as local dimming is concerned. Furthermore, unlike LCD, OLED display can create total perfect darkness as individual pixels completely stop emitting light. As a result, contrast is literally “infinite” and no light bleed exists in a neatly functioning OLED model.

Additionally, as a result of specific characteristics to pixel design in the E6, the TV by nature delivers superb color quality. However, with still further refinements that LG has added for the sake of meeting the HDR color and contrast standards of HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR, the E6 offers some of the best color performance we’ve yet seen from anyone, with exquisite 97% DCI-P3 color space coverage.

Finally as far as display is concerned, the E6 TVs come with the best peak brightness we’ve yet seen in this technology outside the specs of the flagship G6. Even most LCD 4K TVs for 2016 don’t match the brightness capacity of the E6 and this is indeed impressive considering how much dimmer some of the first OLED TVs were next to their LCD counterparts. Said brightness, next to total black levels, looks particularly stunning when viewed under low lighting in a den or living room.

Finally, for the E6 in general, we absolutely love its smart TV platform, the excellent WebOS 3.0. Last year’s WebOS 2.0 smart platform was in our view the best of all the major smart OS TV interfaces found on the market and the same applies again as far as user friendliness, smooth quick operation and robust smart content and control options are concerned. WebOS 3.0 is a definite winner.

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The bad

There is very little we can call “bad” about the E6. Along with the G6, this is quite literally the best 4K TV we’ve ever reviewed of any kind and if you take into consideration its lower price with little trade-off in terms of missing features against what the G6 costs, then the E6 can perhaps be called the best TV on the market now. However, nothing is perfect and a couple details of OLED technology and this model in particular are worth mentioning briefly, though they’re extremely minor.

For starters, OLED is not as bright as the best in LCD 4K TVs today. Maybe this will change as the technology of organic light emitting diodes mature further still but for now, despite having the brightest OLED display we’ve yet seen and superior brightness to a majority of 4K TV displays as well, the E6 outputs way less peak brightness over a small space than do the best LCD 4K flagship TVs with HDR that we’ve also reviewed for 2016. Three which come to mind in particular are the Samsung 2016 SUHD TVs (all of them) and Sony’s XBR-X930D and X940D HDR 4K TVs. The SUHD models beat the E6’s maximum peak brightness specs by nearly three-fold and the X930D/940D TVs from Sony beat them by nearly two-fold. So if truly powerful display brightness for maximum lit-scene realism is something you really want, even the otherwise stunning 2016 OLED models aren’t up to par here.

Next and quite minor, the E6 line of TVs is expensive, as we’d said. What you get for these steep prices is truly unrivalled quality among all the 4K TVs of the North American market but that doesn’t change the fact that these babies will break your piggy bank wide open if you’re on anything resembling a budget. Even the 55 inch OLED55E6P will cost you just under $3900 USD and the 65 inch model retails for just a bit under $6000. Only the G6 flagship is a pricier model among LG’s new OLED TVs.

Finally, the E6 TV offers a quality of audio that’s good but not great. The G6 delivers still better overall sound with speakers that are nearly twice as powerful and this is in fact a part of why it also costs more. We’re not saying that the audio specs of the E6 models are crappy --far, far from it because the TV’s 40 watt 2.2 channel speakers deliver plenty of punch for a built-in sound system. However, they don't quite match the 60 watt versions of the G6 or the even more stunning speaker system that the old 2015 Sony XBR-X930C 4K TV had come with (who didn’t love those monsters?).

Gamers who want to use the E6 HDR OLED TV for HDR gaming from newer consoles like the PS4 Pro or the Xbox One S are also out of luck since Game Mode doesn't deliver anything close to decent input lag with HDR on this or any other 2016 OLED HDR 4K TV for the time being due to a hardware design oversight by LG, apparently.

Final Thoughts

Our final opinion of the LG E6 OLED model is excellent. This is one deeply impressive 4K TV in pretty much all key display performance specs and it looks downright beautiful. If you can set a budget that’s large enough to cover the price of either the OLED65E6P or the OLED55E6P, go for it.

Specs

• Screen size: 64.5 diagonal inches for OLED65E6P (55.5 diagonal inches in OLED55E6P)
• Smart TV: WebOS 3.0, LG Magic Remote Apps and Full Web Browser
• HEVC (H.265) Included: Yes
• VP9 Included. Yes
• HD to UHD upscaling: Yes
• HDCP 2.2 Compliance: Yes
• Refresh Rate: 120Hz native refresh rate
• Screen Lighting: OLED
• Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels UHD
• Wireless Connectivity: Yes, includes both built-in WiFi and Ethernet port
• Remotes: LG Magic Remote, smaller (5.5-inch), simpler accessory remote
• Connectivity: 4 HDMI 2.0a ports, 3 USB ports, 1 Ethernet port, 1 Component, 1 composite, 1 Audio Out, 1 RF In, 1 Optical Audio, 1 RS232C Mini Jack
• Sound: 2.2 Channel 40W Sound (WF: 20W)with with Dolby Digital Plus
• Real Contrast Ratio: infinite
• Black Level maximum: 0 nits
• Peak brightness: 651 cd/m2 (nits)
• Other Display Features: Passive 3D technology, Magic Zoom, Cinematic Color, 2 3D glasses included
• TV weight without/with stand:
50.3 lb./ 54.7 lb. (65 inch model)
37.7 lbs/40.8 lbs (55 inch model)
• Dimensions:
65 inch model: 57.5" x 35.2" x 7.9" and display thickness of 0.4 inches
55 inch model: 48.7" x 30.2" x 6.9" and display thickness of 0.4 inches
• Processor: Quad-core Perfect Mastering Engine

Highlights

OLED: The OLED panel of the OLED65E6P is now essentially brighter and more color rich than it has ever before been in an OLED TV except the G6 flagship. Besides the G6, only last year’s EF9500 comes close to matching what the E6 offers but this latest TV still takes its OLED additions to new levels with a peak brightness of over 650 nits. This also means full compliance with both Dolby Vision and UHD Alliance Ultra HD Premium specs and that level of display brightness capacity looks all the more impressive when its presented on the screen next to the perfect black levels that OLD technology provides. What also makes the 2016 OLED experience in the E6 work particularly well is its sheer 10-bit color quality, occupying more of the DCI-P3 color space than any previous LG OLED model. This color quality is also what allows the E6 to offer what LG calls “Cinematic Color”, which is their description of color coverage in the TV which is almost exactly the equal of the best professional digital theater movie presentations.

HDR : As we’ve already said, the E6 OLED TV not only offers HDR 10 certification (via the Ultra HD Premium standard of the UHD Alliance) but is also compliant with the rigorous HDR and color standards of Dolby Labs. This means superb contrast ratios, excellent levels of black (as we’d expect from OLED by now) and peak brightness that is much better than we’ve previously seen in OLED TVs, particularly in the 2014 models from a while back. The HDR standards really show themselves when native 4K HDR content is viewed on the E6, either from a streaming source like Netflix or a media source like 4K UHD Blu-ray. Best of all, because this TV is equipped to handle both Dolby Vision standards and HDR10 standards, it offers the widest possible access to high dynamic range content, we’ve yet seen in a 4K TV.

Picture-on-Glass : The Picture-on-Glass design of the E6 definitely impresses with its appearance, giving the TV and its G6 cousin a display like no other we’ve yet seen in any 4K TV to-date. It may not add anything to the picture quality in real, practical terms but it looks downright stunning. In basic terms, LG has applied their ultra-thin OLED panel module directly to a single giant pane of glass which makes up the E6’s display. Thus, the outer bezel is transparent and the TV’s overall weight is considerably lower for its different sizes. Most of all though, this highlight of the E6 makes it look truly unique and almost gives the impression of a floating window into another dimension when the TV is viewed in a dark room or mounted to a wall.

WebOS 3.0 : In 2016 LG’s newest 4K TVs have moved over to the WebOS 3.0 update to WebOS 2.0 and we’re not unhappy with what this newest WebOS offers. The newest version of the Smart OS remains the best of its kind among all the major 4K TV brands and we love its usability, simplicity and sheer speed as you navigate it. WebOS 3.0 lets you add specific TV channels to the strip of tiles along the bottom of the screen when you press the “home” key on the remote and the OS makes surfing the web as well as surfing between channels and streaming services extremely easy and intuitive. Furthermore, the LG Content Store comes with plenty of applications for media of all kinds, all easily accessible from the smart platform itself. One other thing we like about WebOS 3.0 is the smart remote that comes included with the TV. It offers a pointer which makes navigation of apps and smart OS menus very easy and fluid.

Finally, the newly included Magic Mobile Connection feature is also a great addition to 3.0, letting you access photos, videos and other media from a network-connected Android smartphone or tablet. This means faster, more convenient display of your phone’s videos, photos, apps and music as well on the exquisite display of the G6 OLED TV.

Upscaling : LG’s Upscaling engine is nothing short of superb. We love it across the board in the E6 and think it has even improved from the already-excellent quality it offered in the 2015 LG OLED TVs. The 4K Upscaler engine impressively upscales almost all sources of non-4K video content to not only look sharper but also to have a much richer, deeper range of shadow and color variations in their shots. This is something that can even be seen in non-HDR 4K content to a lesser degree and in HD content as well, with even 720p video and SD video sources also managing to look much better than they normally would.

3D Technology: LG’S E6 offers up the company’s passive FPR 3D display capacity for 4K and non-4K content. Two pairs of 3D glasses also come included. The 3D on the E6 offers some excellent depth perception and sharpness due to the quality of the screen behind it but as an FPR system, it’s not quite as rich some we’ve seen, though viewing angles with the quality of the 3D are quite wide.

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Visual Specs

The visual specs of the E6 LG models are nothing less than spectacular virtually across the board. This TV truly offers the best we’ve yet to see in any model of 4K TV except the G6 sister TV, though the two offer display specs so close to identical that it’s not really even possible to tell the difference with the naked eye on a fully functional model of each.

The E6 delivers excellent 96% DCI-P3 color coverage that puts it at the top of all the major HDR wide color gamut 4K TVs we’ve seen in 2016 to-date. This color space coverage equals that of the G6 or falls behind it by only a single percentage point margin and is definitely superior to the color space quality of the 2015 OLED TVs by a small bit. Smasung and Sony’s HDR premium 4K TVs for this year and 2015 come very close to simulating the same DCI-P3 coverage of the E6 but they fall very marginally short, partly due to the fact that OLED panels themselves also contribute to color quality and accuracy in a way that LCD TV display’s don’t to the wide color gamut models they operate inside. The E6 also offers fully perfect smoothness to its 10-bit color gradients across all primary colors, There is no banding that we could at all detect visible in this spec. Additionally, color accuracy in the E6 TVs is virtually perfect, both before and after minor calibration. Setting “color gamut” to “Wide” and enabling 'HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color' does a lot to improve color space coverage and accuracy as well as a result. For HDR video signals from either streaming or HDMI 2.0 sources of any kind, color gamut will automatically adjust to HDR quality Wide Color and this applies to both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR video sources since this TV is compatible with both high dynamic range specification ranges.

Slight calibration of the E6’s color settings will produce a very nice warmth of color coverage for virtually all quality content displayed on this TV but there is a very light bluish tint that we did notice to some specific scenes, particularly those which are supposed to show bright white lighting in on-screen content. This very faint blue tint can be reduced by calibration but it does remain visible in some content regardless, though this may be a unit-specific problem in the TV.

Moving along, the contrast specs of the E6 are absolutely superb as we’ve already said. As a fully certified premium HDR OLED TV, this TV delivers the best possible HDR brightness and black level specs that are currently possible in a consumer model 4K television. This means, a peak brightness that at 650 to 660 nits well exceeds the minimum 540 nits required for UHD Alliance Ultra HD premium certification and a black level of 0 which is also more than enough to exceed the requirements for 0.0005 nits needed for HDR OLED TVs. The Contrast ratio of the E6 TVs is also an obvious winner, since it’s infinite for all practical purposes. No LCD 4K TV can come close to beating this.

As far as key display performance specs for local dimming and motion control are concerned, the E6 TVs are also virtually total winners. Local dimming, as we’d explained above in the “Good” section is perfect, since each and every pixel can be individually deactivated or activated to varying degrees of brightness as needed for onscreen content. As far as motion control specs are concerned and judder control for 24p content, the E6 also delivers the goods exceptionally well. Judder is undetectable for all types of 24p content sources we could see and the motion blur produced by the E6 TV is extremely minimal even without motion interpolation activated to the maximum.

Finally, the upscaling engine of the LG E6 is very good at scaling up native HD content sources while also doing a very good job of upscaling 720p and even most 480p sources of TV or media content. We’ve covered this in greater detail above in our “Highlights” section.

Connectivity

Connectivity-wise, the E6 offers pretty much the same standard package of inputs and outputs you’d expect in any 2016 4K TV from LG. Its one major improvement has been the inclusion of a fourth HDMI 2.0 port, something which we found oddly lacking in many 2015 OLED TVs from LG. In essence, all of the connectivity ports you’d need for effective 4K and non-4K content viewing from external media sources are present in this particular model and connectivity ports for gaming via PC or game console are also present and quite good at gameplay delivery, even in 4K resolution with fairly reasonable input lag times of just 36 milliseconds. However, we found that when it comes to PC and console gaming, the Vizio P-Series 4K HDR TVs and Samsung’s SUHD models are actually moderately better performers at least as far as connectivity is concerned.

To summarize, the LG E6 OLED TV models offer the usual list of 4 HDMI 2.0a ports, 3 USB ports and the following:

• • Wi-Fi® Built-In 802.11 a/c
• Wi-Fi® Direct
• SIMPLINK™ (HDMI™ CEC)
• • RF in (Antenna/Cable) 1
• • Composite In 1
• • Component In 1 (shared with composite)
• • Ethernet 1
• • Optical 1
• • RS232C (Mini Jack) 1

Pricing

As we’d said, the LG E6 is not at all an affordable 4K TV model. The 55 inch OLED55E6P sells on amazon.com for $3,797 and the 65 inch OLED65E6P is retailing for a very hefty $5,497.00. It is about $2500 less expensive than the LG G6 and its defiantly worth it when compared price wise.

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Not so Great

As we’d said above, this is as close to flawless a 4K TV as we think will be the case in 2016. The most glaring “flaws” of the E6 are its steep price tag and the fact that OLED still can’t match the best peak brightness of premium 4K LCD TVs, though this particular OLED model delivers display brightness better than any OLED TV did in 2014 or 2015.

Positives

• Extraordinary picture quality and color
• Stunning black levels and pixel-perfect dimming
• Amazing brightness by OLED standards
• HDR-compatible for HDR10 and Dolby Vision
• WebOS 3.0 is superb
• Incredible design

Negatives

• Peak brightness doesn’t match the best LCD capacity
• Really expensive for 65 and 55 inches
• high input lg with HDR console gaming

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The bottom line for the LG OLED65E6P is that it is one nearly perfect piece of 4K home theater technology and is easily the best 4K TV of 2016 along with its nearly identical sister the G6. If you can afford the E6, then go for it, you simply will not be disappointed with this model.

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  • Ben Ballard
    July 4, 2016 at 2:47 am

    The Bad:

    You forgot that STUPID wave around remote control, it’s annoying at best and downright infuriating at worst! You have to keep dragging the pointer against the edge of the screen in order to re-centre it again when you’ve been using it for a while. It ALSO runs off an RF channel, so, if you put it in your pocket (if you go into the kitchen for example) the cursor still moves about on screen, then if you press the buttons by accident in your pocket when doing something, you find yourself changing channel or booting up the web browser by accident. If you like clamping your mitts round your remote while you watch TV and are someone that “talks” with their hands a lot, the pointer is ALWAYS on screen and moving around like a fly with ADHD. Very, very, VERY annoying.

    THEN there’s the pointer itself, it looks like it was designed by a 5 yr old with learning difficulties, it’s “overweight”, “blobby” and obstructs the screen when springing back to life. It’s NOT what I expect from a cutting edge TV that you spend over £3000 on. I’d want something more cutting edge, refined and slender to mirror and reflect the TV itself.

    It’s the one thing that puts me off actually buying the set no matter how good it is, it’s the little things that make the most impact when it comes to selling tech like this. Sony’s new XD range remote is a good example – simple, solid, built in microphone for Google searching and YouTube searching, feels good in the hand. NOT infuriating in the slightest. If you’re infuriated after 5 minutes of using the remote, then in my opinion it’s going to taint the whole viewing experience.

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    • Pocket Remote
      July 4, 2016 at 4:16 am

      Well, when I put my Sony remote in my pocket (wtf!) and press the power button accidentally it turns off, when I am in the kitchen. When I am back in the living I have to turn the TV back on!

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    • Ken Johnson
      July 4, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Wow, you are absolutely right. It doesn’t matter if you have the best picture quality ever seen on a TV before, or one of the best TV designs for absolute beauty to behold. None of that matters because we buy TV’s based on how the remote looks and operates. I cant believe all these stupid reviews on here about picture quality, HDR, color accuracy, contrast ratio and peak brightness. Who cares about that nonsense, when it comes down to it, even if you have the best TV in all those categories and the remote sucks, it ruins the whole viewing experience. I don’t even know why they test these TV’s for all that stuff, what they should do is have a series of test for remotes, based on feel, looks, responsiveness, size, material, button travel and the most important test of all would be the pocket test. We want to know how well that remote fits in our pocket, and can we walk around with it in our pocket without it accidentally hitting any controls.

      I know what some of you are thinking, if they added those sets of test for the remote it would make the review process a lot longer and add twice as much to read about. Simple, just stop doing all those stupid test on the TV and spend it on testing the remote. Lets face it, the days of people buying high end TV’s (or any TV) based on the TV itself is over, its time the manufactures started putting all their efforts into making the best remotes possible because that’s what is really important.

      Looks like Ben Ballard and myself will be taking our LG remotes back and getting the Sony remotes. I might have to check on the Seiki also they have a good looking remote.

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      • Ben Ballard
        July 6, 2016 at 8:56 am

        Seeing as the remote is an important part of your TV package Ken – I think that it’s also an important thing to review and relate to how well the user will get on with it. You’d be surprised how fickle “Joe Public” is, and fickle Joe Public is not necessarily up on the techy geeky details, not many people do the in-depth reading that you and I might do? If you start talking HDR10 over Dolby Vision, Wide Colour Gamuts, Peak Brightness in NITS and OLED vs LED, Contrast Ratios, Full Backlit Array vs Edge lit Arrays – they tend to glaze over!! You can only give someone so much information who may not be an information geek, before their mind starts wandering and you lose their train of thought and possibly stop them from pulling into the “Sale Station”.

        Believe it or not, the remote is one of the things I get asked about (a LOT) whenever I’m demo-ing TV’s to the Public Ken. If the customer doesn’t like the remote, then they won’t buy the TV set. Small details make big differences, and the big differences can mean a lot, such as a sale or no sale!

        (Unfortunately whilst ironically appreciated – your “practical” sarcasm falls short of the mark with your reply)

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        • Gates
          July 9, 2016 at 1:59 am

          I’m sorry Ben, but if you are trying to sell a $5k enthusiast level display to someone and they grouse about the remote, they were never really interested in purchasing said display. This is spoken from years of experience.

          We live in a world of data and jargon, and anyone who is really interested in taking out a second mortgage for a display as expensive as this, they will sure as hell want the numbers and technical specs of that purchase as a matter of justification. Remote be damned.

          If you live in a world where you have affluent customers coming in to your store every day, and all they can do is bitch about the remote, then you, sir, are flush with commission possibilities! Simply lead them to the UDH LCD of the day that has the sexiest remote and the deal is done.

          This being said. I for one, am opting for this display, because when all the chips are in, I simply don’t care if the remote is a steaming pile of offal, or if the cursor is not as sexy as Emilia Clarke. It’s a tool to navigate and adjust the sexiest display ever made, and in the end, it’s truly only an ancillary component in the grand scheme of anyone’s enjoyment of their media. And really, you can buy whatever Universal remote suits you, which should lead to even further commissions for the salesman of the year!

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    • Chris
      November 11, 2016 at 12:15 am

      Wow, if the remote bugs you that much go to e-bay (or where ever) and pick up an older LG IR remote. My LG IR remote from my 2006 plasma LG TV works just fine for most functions on my OLED65E6. I just tested it out of curiosity as I usually use the remote that came with the set. (I don’t put it in my pocket, LOL!)

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  • kritik1
    July 4, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I have not see Quantum Dots TV but I have witnessed Oled a few times. Oleds give stunning performance on all of the features. Buy Oled if you are able to get a better price point. So why did I get an LED after my last Plasma? Affordability stupid.

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  • David
    July 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

    You don’t mention the panel’s ability to handle motion at all which I don’t think is as good as it needs to be, certainly compared to the Panasonic CZ952

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 17, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Hey there David, the E6 handles motion exceptionally well across the board. This applies to motion blur handling, motion interpolation, judder control, input lag for console gaming and its handling of 3D content when the passive 3D capability of the TV is used. In other words, it’s nearly as close to perfect a 4K TV as any we’ve reviewed to date. How it compares to the Panasonic model you mention I cannot say since we haven’t reviewed it. However, I’d be willing to bet that the Panasonic is an inferior performer from what I’ve heard about some moderate motion blur issues it has. In other respects however, the Panasonic OLED model sems to deliver stunning visual performance that’s similar to that of this LG OLED TV. Again however, we haven’t reviewed the CZ952 because it’s not sold on the North American market yet and thus can’t authoritatively compare the TV with the E6.

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      • Moonwalker
        August 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm

        hi there Stephen,

        i Need a little help on the below questions .

        i am after the B6 model, i noticed with the E6 they solved ( or come very close to solving ) the banding and vignetting and motion blur problems, can you tell me if this has been fixed in the B6 model as well ,
        i know the b6 doesn’t have 3Dor that annoying looking sound bar, but i am trying to find out if the 3 listed problems above have been matched ( fixed ) on the B6 , just like they were on the E6 .

        and also do all the b6 , c6 , e6, g6 have the “anti reflective” screen ?

        As you can see on the page hdtvtest.co.uk/news/oled55e6-201604274285.htm
        it shows that the above problems have been substantially fixed from last years models, scroll down page to —– Benchmark Test Results , do these apply to the B6?

        thanks.

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        • Steve Ashton
          November 24, 2016 at 3:57 am

          I have just purchased the b6 and after watching last nights football i am trying to return the tv to the retailer. The banding, ghosting and motion blur made the game unwatchable on this t.v. It is great when showing close ups and all the advertising national geographical clips that look great and nudge you into buying the T.V but watching a live football match, forget it. I hope my retailer will listen.

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  • Steve
    July 8, 2016 at 5:13 am

    Concerning connectivity, I’ve never seen a review of what type of files the TV will play LG doesn’t provide that information on their website and in their manual. I brought a flash drive to Best Buy and found that the TV won’t even read an ExFAT formatted flash drive.
    LG answered some of my emailed concerns telling me that the TV doesn’t read ExFAT, flash drives larger than 32gb, and external hard drives larger than 3TB.
    I still don’t know what type of files can be read.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Hello there Steve, to my knowledge, the LG E6 and other major LG 4K smart TVs will only play the MP4 video format from USB flash drives. There are programs for converting other file types like MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MOV and so forth to MP4 though.

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  • Tad Herrin
    July 10, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    There does not seem to be a comparison to the Samsung 9800 65″ model. Please give comparisons…still trying to decide.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Hi there Tad. Overall, they’re pretty closely matched in all of their major specs except for the sheer brightness capacity of the KS9800. Samsung’s flagship TV can manage nit levels (brightness measurement) which surpass any other 4K TV on sale as of today. However, the E6 delivers a level of peak brightness that’s still better than that of any 2015 LCD 4K TV (even the HDR models) and the majority of 2016 4K HDR and SDR TVs. In other respects such as color performance, local dimming and motion control, I’d say that the E6 is actually the superior 4K TV. Overall, as long as you don’t mind a peak brightness that’s a little over 600 nits instead of the 1450 nits of the KS9800, i’d recommend the E6 more than the otherwise stunning LCD 4K model that is the KS9800.

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  • peter wolf
    July 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Great site, Stephen over the next few weeks still can’t quite make up my mind when buying for the first time an ultra 4k HD’Oled tv, over the past few months when i visit a number of stores with their new tv’s, it gets a little overwhelming with so many to chose, and
    i am online almost every week and that’s even more amazing with literally hundreds and hundreds of people putting their own personal comments whether it’s good or bad this one is better, that one i would not recommend, and i know it sounds a little silly
    if there is any negativity i tend to hold back & question hmm is it worth it? I am not sure if you have any people on your site from Australia but to me feedback is always good. At the moment i am looking @ LG or Samsung and waiting for the Panasonic ultra 4k bd player towards the end of the year, would the forthcoming Panasonic bluray player be compatable with either of those TV’s. Thanks P.C

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 16, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Hey there Peter, Quite frankly, almost any of the late 2015 and 2016 OLED 4K TVs are almost equally good in their core specs. The G6 flagship TV from LG may feature a stunning physical design and high peak brightness along with superb sound but in terms of all major display specs, the E6, C6 and even B6 4K OLED models are all almost exactly as good. Even the LG OLED EF9500 from late 2015 will deliver stunning black levels, exquisite color quality and superb peak brightness. Thus, if you want an OLED TV, pick from any of these models based on your price limit, you’ll be happy with whichever you get. We rarely say this for a whole line of 4K TVs from a given brand but for the OLED models it applies, All of the late 2015 to 2016 models we’ve seen to-date are superb.

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  • Chris OMalley
    July 15, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Can this review please be corrected? The pictures are from the G series, not the E series. Several specs quoted are also specific to the G series. There are many aspects of this review that just simply incorrect for the E6 models.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      July 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Hello Chris, I am looking through the review to see which G6 images may have been accidentally inserted. That said, can you specify which spec you believe to be “incorrect”? The G6 and E6 are extremely similar and share most design features as well as display specs, so please be specific and if there are legitimate errors we’ve missed, I will happily correct them right away.

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      • Christopher OMalley
        July 19, 2016 at 7:02 am

        I commented two days ago with a response to your response, but my comments aren’t displaying. This site is quite glitchy.

        Basically, 1/2 the photos in this review are of the G series…the E series sound bar can NOT be moved…it is stationary.

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  • Michael
    August 4, 2016 at 8:31 am

    HI – Do you think the LG B6 at 4000 is worth the double price of the samsung ks8000? I like the OLED but idk about the price difference…thanks…I was thinking buy the samsung now and wait for the OLED prices to come down in a few years.

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  • Mikey
    August 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Why do they make such high end TVs with such crappy remotes? And what happened to backlit remotes?
    Most of us are watching movies in the dark and it’s sometimes impossible to see what’s on the remote without backlight.
    Sony has excellent remotes with a backlight button where you can turn the remote light on or off. This is a stunning TV, but the remote just ruins the experience.
    Also WebOS isn’t for everyone. Android OS IMHO is so much better, not sure why LG won’t ditch WebOS and switch to Android…
    I am sure LG can easily do better!

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  • James
    September 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Hello.

    Which tv would be better for gaming and movies?

    Samsung KS8000, LG B6, or LG E6.

    I can’t decide.

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      September 7, 2016 at 11:38 am

      Hi there James. All three of these TVs offer excellent gaming and movies specs. The KS8000 has a wonderfully low input lag and in this it’s a bit better than the two LG OLED TVs but if you don’t mind only slightly slower input lag while getting an absolutely stunning level of picture quality, I’d recommend buying either the E6 or the B6. Both have nearly identical picture quality but the E6 offers much better sound performance and also includes LG’s very good 3D technology. The input lag of the B6 is a bit on the slower side at about 50ms but it is a great TV for use as a 4K PC display (if you’re talking about using it for PC gaming).

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  • Cristian
    October 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hola Stephen, para este modelo en particular (LG E6B) es aconsejable aplicar trumotion, te lo consulto porque me encanta como se ve con este efecto, pero me han comentado que en general perjudica el movimiento cuando se ven peliculas si es asi quiero saber si el efecto trumotion es aconsejable para ver peliculas? y tambien quiero saber cuantos años de vida tiene este modelo?

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  • Thomas
    October 23, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Hi,

    Thanks for this Review.

    I am considering between a ks8000 and a lg b6 in 65inches. I already tested them with a 1080p source and I noticed that the oled has a quite irritating soap opera effect, even when the motion flow is turned off. Did I oversee a setting where to reduce this effect completly? I am very sensitiv over this soap opera effect and really can’t stand this so should I probably go for the Samsung?

    All the best from Austria!

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  • Think outside the box
    October 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Those who are having issues with a remote. Seriously? You know there are more than one way to skin a cat, use your brain please. If you don’t like the remote; try something else? Try using a phone app. It’s a freaking smart TV that uses WebOS, you can easily find the right app that suits your needs.

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  • Tabatha Meitzler
    October 30, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Question, have just purchased LG 65 B. Beautiful in every way, however I’m considering exchanging it for the same, but E version. Not because of sound bar, actually dislike the inclusion & most of us have separate sound systems anyway. Only reason being 3D, which we enjoyed on our Samsung, but glasses were expensive, battery operated, frustrating, crappy designed tech. So 3D on plasma was terrible, Samsung LED not so bad.

    1st dilemma, I have 3 sons who do TOO much PC gaming. We have a super VR gaming pc w/ HTC Vive, & they share SOOO well. I become referee after school. They mostly purchase games off Steam & many are not VR, so my thought was upgrading to the E series & connecting a gaming tower. Using TV as monitor. Is this possible for basic steam pc games?

    Now this might be a really stupid ?, but since the future of VR is becoming more “hardware friendly” ex. new smart phone VR almost up to par w/ vive & oculus minus $$$ gaming pc, do you think there will ever be integration between a 3D smart TV & VR? Or is this just 2 totally different platforms & a totally stupid mom ?, ha…

    Last ?, my only TRUE issue is the GIGANTIC power cord. I had an electrician create an outlet directly behind our last Samsung, that was 1/2 the quality of the LG & 5 years old, but came w/ a flush power cord which allowed us to mount old TV easily, @ close to eye level & perfectly flush to wall. I’m at a loss as to how to mount this one. I have tried the lowest position above our mantel & outlet is still a couple inches too low which doesn’t work. But cord is too short to make it to closest outlet, so using giant extension cord for now. Does E series have same power cord? Do you know if they ere removable? There’s a cover over wire, which I couldn’t remove, so can’t tell if it’s hardwired or not. & cant find any info regarding E series cord & whether or not it’s same as the B? Thank you

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  • Chris
    January 21, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I like to watch a lot of sports (MMA and football). Will I be disappointed with the E6?

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    • Stephen
      Stephen
      February 1, 2017 at 5:38 pm

      Hello Chris, not at all likely. OLED TVs are particularly known for having virtually no motion blur due to the nature of their display technology and the E6 is a particularly exceptional example of a 4K TV with excellent motion handling for sports and other fast action content. I’d say that the OLEDs from LG are some of the best TVs you can buy for this kind of content.

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  • Sergio
    January 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    For the record, the base is definitely not plastic, at least in the European model, it’s metal.

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