LG unveils formidable 4K UHD OLED TV fleet, supports Dolby Vision HDR

posted on Friday, 8th April 2016 by Steve May

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LG has taken the wraps off its 2016 OLED 4K HDR range for the UK, and announced that its top models have secured Netflix Recommended TV accreditation, for the second consecutive year. Interestingly, all of LG’s new 4K OLED screens also support Dolby Vision HDR (as well as regular HDR10), which bodes well for when both Amazon and Netflix begin Dolby Vision HDR streaming. Screen sizes range from stratospherically expensive 77- down to 55-inches.

The G6 Signature OLED (pictured below) is the flagship model. Earning Ultra HD Premium certification, the screen features a ‘Picture on Glass’ design concept which allows the set to be just 2.57mm in depth. This has been achieved by housing all the main PCB, components and inputs within the stand; the set also has a Harman/Kardon 4.2Ch 60W soundbar. Cleverly, the stand can be folded back behind the TV and used as a wall mount with standard VESA. The 65-inch G6 sells for £5999, while the 77-inch version is priced at £24,999.

First impressions of the G6 are that LG has a winner on its hands. The set’s picture performance, based purely on our preview, looks sensational. While there are specification difference between OLED and LED screens when it comes to UHD Premium performance, this model is certainly punchy at 800nits peak.

The G6 will be partnered by the E6 (pictured above), which also features a ‘Picture on Glass’ design. This has an integrated Harman/Kardon 2.2Ch 40W sound system. Available in 55- and 65- inch screen sizes, it’s priced at £3499 and £4999 respectively.

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There is only one curved OLED model in the LG range this year, the C6. This 5mm thin screen is 3D capable, and available in 55- and 65-inch screens sizes, priced at £3499 and £4499. If 3D isn’t required, LG offers the flat B6 series (pictured above), in matching sizes and prices.  

The Netflix Recommended TV evaluation programme highlights screens which Netflix deem give a superior big screen user experience. “LG has continued to lead the way in making streaming services, including Netflix, easier and faster to use” enthuses Scott Mirer, VP Device Partner Ecosystem at Netflix. One of the attractions is that webOS supports Fast App Switching, which means accessing Netflix and other internet Services is as easy as changing channels. This year will see the third iteration of the webOS platform, and there’s only a few minor changes coming in. One of which is a new, extended launch bar.

Screens championed by Netflix are the LG Signature G6 OLED TV, as well as the E6 and C6 4K OLEDs, plus the UH9500, UH8500, UH7500, UH6500, UH6300 and UH6100 LED models.

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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