Reviewed on Jun 17, 2016 , Jean-Francois Lize, Justin St-Laurent

LG E6 OLED
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings
8.6Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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9.4Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.3TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.2Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.4Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.9HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.4HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.7PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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    Table of Contents
  1. Intro
  2. Design
    1. Stand
    2. Back
    3. Borders
    4. Thickness
  3. Picture Quality
    1. Contrast
    2. Local Dimming
    3. SDR Peak Brightness
    4. HDR Peak Brightness
    5. Gray Uniformity
    6. Viewing Angle
    7. Black Uniformity
    8. Gradient
    9. Pre Calibration
    10. Post Calibration
    11. 480p Input
    12. 720p Input
    13. 1080p Input
    14. 4k Input
    15. Color Gamut
    16. Color Volume
    17. Image Retention
    18. Reflections
    19. 3D
    20. Pixels
  4. Motion
    1. Motion Blur
    2. Image Flicker
    3. 24p Playback
    4. Motion Interpolation
  5. Inputs
    1. Input Lag
    2. Supported Resolutions
    3. Side Inputs
    4. Rear Inputs
    5. Total Inputs
    6. Inputs Specifications
  6. Sound Quality
    1. Frequency Response
    2. Total Harmonic Distortion
  7. Smart Features
    1. Apps
    2. Ads
    3. TV Controls
    4. Remote
    5. In The Box
    6. Misc
  8. Sizes and Variants
  9. Compared
  10. Conclusion
  11. Q&A
Type : OLED
Resolution : 4k
Refresh Rate : 120 Hz

The 4k LG OLED E6 TV delivers an excellent picture quality that can be enjoyed from anywhere in the room. Due to its perfect black, it has an infinite contrast ratio which results in a picture that pops. Motion blur is also practically non existent. It isn't perfect though, maximum brightness and dark gray uniformity could be better.

Test Results
Design 9.5
Picture Quality 8.6
Motion 9.3
Inputs 7.7
Sound Quality 7.5
Smart Features 9.0
Pros
  • Nearly no motion blur in sports and video games
  • Excellent picture quality even when viewed from the side
  • Infinite native contrast ratio due to perfect black
Cons
  • Brightness not as high as other HDR TVs and varies depending on content
  • Prone to temporary image retention after displaying static images

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9.5

Design

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 Design Picture
Curved : No

The look of the LG OLED E6 is impressive. From first glimpse, the TV appears high end. The upper part of the TV is so thin that it is hard to imagine televisions getting any thinner than this. The stand and speakers are flat with the table surface which is an interesting design.

Stand
LG E6 Stand Picture

The stand is minimalist and extend from the middle of the flat speaker surface. It is made of plastic but doesn't deviate from the classy look of the LG E6P.

Footprint of the 55" TV stand: 18.5" x 4.3"

Back
LG E6 Back Picture
Wall Mount : Vesa 400x200

The back of the TV has a nice shiny dark purple and textured finish. It doesn't require a special mount like previous OLED TVs.

Borders
LG E6 Borders Picture
Borders : 0.55" (1.4 cm)

Borders look very good from up close. The front glass sits directly on the back panel of the TV.

Thickness
LG E6 Thickness Picture
Max Thickness : 2.60" (6.6 cm)

The upper part of the LG E6 is amazingly thin when viewed from the side. Only the lower part of the TV goes thicker on the back. Because of this, the screen won't be flush on a wall if wall mounted. On such a setup, some of the back connections might be blocked too. The 'Max Thickness' measurement includes the cable management hanger that stick out at the back of the TV and that can't be removed.

8.6

Picture Quality

The E6 has exceptional picture quality for watching movies and TV. The OLED panel allows perfect black performance. The HDR support and color performance is very good and the peak brightness is an improvement on other OLED TVs. It displays sources from a wide range of resolutions very well. The screen coating deals with reflections well and the 3D is an added bonus.

10 Contrast
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What it is: Brightness difference between white and black. This is the main component of picture quality.
When it matters: Always, but especially when watching dark scenes.
Score components:
LG E6 Checkboard Picture
Black
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What it is: How much light pure black emits.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 0.040 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 0.010 cd/m2
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0 cd/m2
White
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What it is: White brightness of our calibration.
When it matters: It doesn't matter much. This is mainly to standardize our black and contrast ratio measurements.
Good value: Close to our 100 cd/m2 target.
Noticeable difference: 20 cd/m2
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101 cd/m2
Contrast
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What it is: Ratio of the white brightness divided by the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes in a dark room.
Good value: > 3,000
Noticeable difference: 500
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Inf : 1

The pixels in an OLED display are individually switched on and off, and so infinite contrast ratio exists where the blacks emit no light.

10 Local Dimming
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What it is: The lights behind the LCD layer adapt to the picture displayed, improving the contrast ratio.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
Local Dimming
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What it is: Whether it has a feature that controls the LEDs behind the LCD layer, to match the picture and darkens the dark portion of it.
When it matters: On LED TVs only. Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
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No
Backlight
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What it is: Configuration of the lights of the backlight.
When it matters: Effectiveness of the local dimming.
Good value: Full-array/direct lighting is better for local dimming. As for the uniformity of the screen, it depends on the implementation. Some edge-lit TVs have more uniform blacks than some full-array TVs.
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N/A

For reference, we took a video of our local dimming test.

7.0 SDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and with SDR content.
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; SDR content.
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more regular movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over SDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in SDR.
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232 cd/m2
SDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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404 cd/m2
SDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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405 cd/m2
SDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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405 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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218 cd/m2
SDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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125 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for SDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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404 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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405 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in SDR video.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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405 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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215 cd/m2
SDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over SDR signal.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 400 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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125 cd/m2

The overall SDR peak brightness is average for the LG E6 OLED TV. SDR peak brightness is good until the highlight gets pass 25% of the total windows size. At this point, ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter) start to dim the highlight making each of the following windows dimmer than the previous one and leaving the full screen 100% windows at almost 1/4 of the brightness of the 2% windows.

8.0 HDR Peak Brightness
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What it is: How bright the screen can get. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright living rooms; bright objects; HDR content.
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness
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What it is: The maximum luminosity the TV can obtain while playing a movie or while watching a TV show. This scene was selected to represent a more realistic movie condition. All measurement are made with the TV set to be as bright as possible, but with a 6500k white. Measured with local dimming, max backlight and over HDR signal. Scene: here.
When it matters: When watching movies or watching TV show in HDR.
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624 cd/m2
HDR Peak 2% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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652 cd/m2
HDR Peak 10% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, present on screen for a short time; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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651 cd/m2
HDR Peak 25% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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413 cd/m2
HDR Peak 50% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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223 cd/m2
HDR Peak 100% Window
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What it is: The maximum luminosity, even if only maintained for a short time, of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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129 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 2% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 2% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright highlights, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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652 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 10% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 10% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright objects, persistent throughout a scene; especially for HDR content.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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651 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 25% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 25% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms; bright objects in HDR video.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
:
413 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 50% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 50% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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223 cd/m2
HDR Sustained 100% Window
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What it is: The lowest maximum luminosity (usually after it has stabilized) of a white square covering 100% of the screen, with the TV set to be as bright as possible. Measured with local dimming and over HDR signal (if supported).
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Good value: > 1000 cd/m2
Noticeable difference: 100 cd/m2
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129 cd/m2

The E6 has a much better peak brightness than any other OLED TV we have reviewed. Like other OLED TVs, it has ABL (Automatic Brightness Limiter). The maximum luminosity varies depending on the content. A bright image full screen is significantly darker than on other TVs, which is apparent in scene transitions.

When displaying static content, brightness starts to go down after around 1 minute 45 seconds until it stabilizes at around 6 minutes. During that time, any movement on screen will bring back the brightness to its full capacity.

8.1 Gray Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of colors onscreen (not just gray).
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Score components:
LG E6 50% Uniformity Picture
50% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 50% gray.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 2.5%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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1.429 %
50% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Solid colors. Sports, panning shots.
Good value: < 0.165%
Noticeable difference: 0.025%
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0.160 %
LG E6 5% Uniformity Picture
5% Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average squared difference of pixels when displaying a mid 5% gray.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 1.15%
Noticeable difference: 1%
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0.696 %
5% DSE
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What it is: High-frequency variance of uniformity. Dark spots on the screen.
When it matters: Dark scenes.
Good value: < 0.116%
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0.104 %

The gray uniformity is better than LED TVs, but it is still not perfect. You can see in our picture that the top half is warmer than the bottom, and the edges brighter.

In the dark shadows (see the 5% picture), there is less vignetting than on the EF9500, which is great. A few vertical bands can still be seen though.

There is image retention, which is most obvious when viewing a gray screen after long periods of static content. This should not be an issue when viewing normal content.

7.9 Viewing Angle
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What it is: Color accuracy when viewed from the side.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Score components:
LCD Type
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What it is: Type of LCD technology used by the TV.
When it matters: Different technologies have different viewing angle properties.
Good value: IPS maintains good color accuracy at an angle, but has a poor contrast ratio from in front. VA has great picture quality in front, but loses saturation at an angle.
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N/A
LG E6 Color Shift Picture
Color Shift
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What it is: Angle where the colors noticeable shift compared to when viewed from directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
26 °
LG E6 Brightness Picture
Brightness
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What it is: Angle where the brightness drops to 50% of the brightness directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
:
69 °
LG E6 Black Level Picture
Black Level
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What it is: Angle where the black level drops to 50% of the black level directly in front of the TV. 0 ° means directly facing the TV. Measurements are up to a maximum of 75 °.
When it matters: Large living rooms with multiple viewing positions.
Good value: > 50°
Noticeable difference: 10°
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75 °

The viewing angle of the E6 is great and won't be an issue. Contrast stays very good even from severe angles but like other OLED TVs, color shifts can be observed from around 20 degrees.

10 Black Uniformity
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What it is: Evenness of blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Score components:
LG E6 Black Uniformity Picture
Std. Dev.
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What it is: Average of the squared difference of the blacks.
When it matters: Dark scenes viewed in a dark room.
Good value: < 2%
Noticeable difference: 1%, but keep in mind that it varies a lot by unit, even of the same model; yours likely will not end up exactly like ours.
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0.327 %

On a completely black screen, the pixels emit no light and the uniformity is perfect.

9.5 Gradient
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What it is: How finely levels of color can be displayed.
When it matters: Details in shadows, sky and skin tones. Matters more for HDR content.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 Gradient Picture
Color Depth
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What it is: Number of bits per pixel to represent a specific color. Note: we consider 8-bit with dithering to be equivalent to 10-bit, as long as the 10-bit gradient looks smooth.
When it matters: HDR content like UHD Blu-ray players. Won't matter for cable TV, regular Blu-ray movies, video game consoles or content displayed from a Windows PC. Those are limited to 8-bit color.
Good value: 10-bit.
Noticeable difference: 1 bit.
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10 Bit

The E6 has a 10 bit panel, and the colors appear very good with only very slight tints, not noticeable when viewing normal content.

8.4 Pre Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy before a full calibration. Only the picture mode and backlight level were changed.
When it matters: All video on an uncalibrated TV. This represents most people's use cases.
Score components:
LG E6 Pre Calibration Picture LG E6 Pre Gamma Curve Picture LG E6 Pre Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all video.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
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3.43
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
2.2141
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
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2.16

Good out of the box white balance and color dE. Although faint, a blue tint can be observed and appear more prominent in our pictures than it is with our eyes. The camera sensor would be more sensible to it.

9.6 Post Calibration
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What it is: TV's color accuracy after a full calibration with a spectrophotometer.
When it matters: All video on a TV that has been professionally calibrated. This isn't that useful, because most TVs can achieve a pretty good calibration if you spend enough time on them.
Score components:
LG E6 Post Calibration Picture LG E6 Post Gamma Curve Picture LG E6 Post Color Picture
White Balance dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of shades of gray.
When it matters: Overall color temperature of all videos.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.31
Color dE
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What it is: Average inaccuracy of colors.
When it matters: All colors.
Good value: < 3
Noticeable difference: 1
:
0.9812
Gamma
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What it is: Brightness of shades of gray.
When it matters: Shadows.
Good value: Between 2.1 and 2.3 (our target is 2.2)
Noticeable difference: 0.1
:
2.2

Calibrating the LG E6 wasn't hard and most problems could be fixed. Unfortunately, the blue tint issue couldn't be resolved completely although it became less prominent.

8.0 480p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 480p input.
When it matters: Standard definition TV, DVDs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 480p Picture

Lower resolution content like DVDs are upscaled without any issues and looks very good on the LG E6.

8.0 720p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 720p input.
When it matters: HD channels, some streaming videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 720p Picture

720p content like Cable TV also looks very nice and crisp on the E6.

9.0 1080p Input
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What it is: Quality of a 1080p input.
When it matters: Blu-rays, streaming video, video files, video games.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 1080p Picture

Blu-rays looks very good and define on this TV.

10 4k Input
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What it is: Quality of a 4k UHD input.
When it matters: Streaming video, UHD Blu-rays, some PCs.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 4k Picture

Native 4k content looks sharp and very define. Note that the blue tint observed in our pictures isn't as pronounced when viewed with our eyes. Our camera sensor seems to exaggerate it because of the special screen coating.

8.3 Color Gamut
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What it is: How many colors the TV can display.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
Score components:
Wide Color Gamut
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What it is: Whether the TV has an option to enable wide color gamuts.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos and UHD Blu-rays.
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Yes
LG E6 Color Gamut DCI-P3 Picture
DCI P3 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
94.85 %
DCI P3 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the DCI P3 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: DCI P3 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
95.36 %
Rec 2020 xy
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1931 xy.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
68.89 %
Rec 2020 uv
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What it is: Coverage of the Rec.2020 colorspace on CIE 1976 u' v'.
When it matters: Rec.2020 content. Includes HDR, UHD Blu-rays.
Good value: > 90%
Noticeable difference: 5%
:
71.60 %

To achieve greater support for Rec. 2020 you must change 'Color Gamut' to 'Wide' and enable 'HDMI Ultra HD Deep Color' on the input you are using. The color gamut will be automatically changed to 'Wide' when an HDR signal is detected.

Update 10/13/2016: We remeasured the color gamut, and have updated the result.

7.2 Color Volume
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What it is: How many colors a TV can display at different luminosity levels.
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
LG E6 P3 Color Volume Picture
Normalized DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
83.857 %
10,000 cd/m² DCI P3 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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56.74 %
LG E6 2020 Color Volume Picture
Normalized Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the Rec. 2020 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
Good value: 80 %
Noticeable difference: 5 %
:
62.260 %
10,000 cd/m² Rec 2020 Coverage
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What it is: How much of the DCI-P3 colorspace a TV can display at different luminosity levels when compared to an ideal 10,000 nit TV
When it matters: HDR content. Includes some streaming videos, UHD Blu-rays and HDR games.
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41.871 %

The E6 has the same good color volume coverage of the other 2016 OLED models. It can produce saturated P3 colors even at low luminance.

1.6 Image Retention
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What it is: How much a static image is retained on a TV screen after a certain amount of time.
When it matters: When watching TV show, playing video games or when using your TV as a PC monitor.
LG E6 Image Retention Picture
IR after 0 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured right after the static image exposure, without recovery time.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
2.344 %
IR after 2 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 2 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.436 %
IR after 4 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 4 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.303 %
IR after 6 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 6 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.153 %
IR after 8 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 8 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.135 %
IR after 10 min recovery
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What it is: Image retention measured after a recovery time of 10 minutes.
When it matters: When changing channels while watching TV, right after changing the type of content (i.e. stopping playing video game to watch a movie) or changing input.
Good value: 0 is perfect.
Noticeable difference: 0.015%
:
0.089 %

The E6P OLED TV does have some image retention, like the B6P and the C6P OLED TVs. The image retention is not as strong as we have seen on some LG IPS TVs, but it tends to last much longer, which can be annoying to people who play a lot of video game and also watch TV shows or movies with the same TV. Note that we did have to run the test/fix program from the TV main menu to get rid of some residual image retention, before we could run our image retention test, since it already had some image retention from other testing done beforehand. The procedure got rid of all the image retention and we could do our test afterward. This is a good example of how OLED TV behave and even if retention last a bit longer, it is not a permanent problem.

9.0 Reflections
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What it is: How much light is reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Bright rooms.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 Reflections Picture LG E6 Bright Room Picture
Reflection
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What it is: Ratio of ambient light reflected by the TV.
When it matters: Ambient light in the room.
Good value: < 1%
Noticeable difference: 0.5%
:
0.4 %
Screen Finish
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What it is: Type of coating on the screen.
When it matters: Bright objects in the direct reflection path (for example, opposite the TV).
Good value: Glossy is good for ambient light, but not for direct reflections.
:
Glossy

Reflections are well taken care off on the LG E6. The TV can get bright enough so it isn't a problem in a bright room and direct reflections can be seen through although they have a purple tint. No rainbow effect could be seen which is also good.

10 3D
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What it is: Optional 3D video capability on TV.
When it matters: 3D movies and videos.
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 3D Picture
3D
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What it is: If it can display a picture in 3D.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
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Yes
3D Type
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What it is: The 3D technology used by the TV.
When it matters: 3D movies & videos.
Good value: Active have better resolution, but flickers. Passive is more comfortable, but loses half the vertical resolution.
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Passive
2D to 3D
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What it is: Feature that converts 2D content to 3D.
When it matters: If you want to watch 2D content in 3D. Note that the quality is not as good as that of native 3D.
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Yes

The E6 has passive 3D which performs very well. The higher resolution of the 4k screen means you don't see the alternating lines which are visible on 1080p OLEDs.

Pixels
9.3

Motion

The LG E6P is excellent at handling motion. There is a minimum of motion blur, and options to interpolate content up to 120fps. Movies play smoothly via a blu-ray player or streaming apps but not from all sources.

9.9 Motion Blur
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What it is: Amount of blur on fast movement.
When it matters: Sports, video games.
Score components:
LG E6 Motion Blur Picture LG E6 Response Time Chart
Response Time
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What it is: How quickly pixels can change color.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 20ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
0.1 ms
Overshoot
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What it is: When TV’s pixels adjust too far; how quickly they come back.
When it matters: Fast movement.
Good value: < 10ms
Noticeable difference: 10ms
:
1.7 ms

Just like other OLED TV we have reviewed in the past, the response time is practically perfect and there is very little overshoot. No trail can be seen following the logo at all, which will give a very clear watching experience during fast movements. The backlight of the TV is also flicker-free.

4.0 Image Flicker
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What it is: Luminosity pattern when displaying images
When it matters: Sports, video games, when TV is used as a PC monitor
Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 Backlight Picture
PWM Dimming Frequency
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What it is: Flickering pattern at different luminosities.
When it matters: For people sensitive to flickering.
Good value: N/A or high frequencies (> 300 Hz)
:
N/A
BFI
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What it is: Option to turn screen black between frames
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: Yes
:
No
BFI Frequency
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What it is: Lowest possible frequency of flickering pattern
When it matters: Reduces eye tracking blur in sports or video games
Good value: 60 Hz
:
N/A
BFI In Game Mode
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What it is: Option to insert black frames when in the best settings for gaming
When it matters: Reducing eye tracking blur for video games
Good value: Yes
:
No

As with the other LG OLED TVs, the E6 doesn't flicker moving images. This means that despite the very fast response time, some blur is seen due to eye tracking.

8.6 24p Playback
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What it is: Whether 24p content can play without any judder.
When it matters: Only 24p content (mostly just movies).
Judder-free 24p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 24p signal.
When it matters: Blu-ray and DVD movies; 24 hz PC signal.
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Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60p signal.
When it matters: Movies from streaming devices (Apple TV, Fire TV, etc.); 60 hz PC signal.
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No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
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What it is: Judder-free movies over 60i signal.
When it matters: Movies from cable/satellite boxes.
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Yes

Enable 'RealCinema' under 'Picture Mode Settings'>'Picture Options' to remove judder on 24p content over a 60i signal. Movies over 24p signals such as a blu-ray player experience no judder.

10 Motion Interpolation
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What it is: Also known as 'Soap Opera Effect'. It is an optional feature that increases the frame rate of the video, smoothing movement.
When it matters: If you like the look of smoothed video. Not everyone does.
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 30 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 60 fps.
When it matters: 30 fps or lower videos. Includes movies, TV shows, some video games.
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Yes
LG E6 Motion Interpolation (30 fps) Picture
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
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What it is: Whether the TV can take a 60 fps input and heighten the frame rate to at least 100 fps.
When it matters: 60 fps videos. Includes some video games, some sports channels.
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Yes
LG E6 Motion Interpolation (60 fps) Picture

The E6 is able to interpolate 30Hz and 60Hz content up to 120Hz.

7.7

Inputs

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The E6 performs supports a wide range of resolutions at up to 60Hz. The input lag is not as low as some other TVs, but is still good.There is a wide range of inputs which should be great for most people.

7.7 Input Lag
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What it is: Delay between input and onscreen reaction.
When it matters: Video games; when TV is used as PC monitor.
1080p @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV with a 1080p @ 60Hz input.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
34.2 ms
1080p With Interpolation
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What it is: Lowest input lag when the motion interpolation feature is turned on.
When it matters: When you want to play video games with the Soap Opera Effect enabled.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
127 ms
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
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What it is: Input lag in picture modes other than the specific game mode.
When it matters: For playing video games while retaining access to all features of the TV.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15ms
:
50.7 ms
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
When it matters: PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
34.2 ms
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz.
When it matters: Video games and also when TV is used as PC monitor.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
34.4 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4.
When it matters: PC Monitor
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
34.1 ms
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz with HDR.
When it matters: HDR Video games.
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
36.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + HDR
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What it is: Lowest input lag possible on TV when displaying 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 with HDR enabled at 8 bit
When it matters: PC Monitor with an HDR capable graphic card
Good value: < 40ms
Noticeable difference: 15 ms
:
N/A

Update 06/17/2016: The input lag can take some time to stabilize, but adjusting the picture mode to 'Game' and changing the input icon to 'Game console' reduces the input lag to 34.2ms at 1080p. Ensure 'TruMotion' is disabled.

Update 08/09/2016: The 1080p input lag outside game mode was updated to 50.7ms and the input lag under HDR mode with a 1080p resolution was also verified, and it is also of 50.7ms.

Update 09/14/2016: The input lag with an HDR signal under a 4k @ 60Hz resolution is a bit higher than without an HDR signal, because when the TV detects a HDR signal, it switches to a special HDR picture mode. To have the best input lag, be sure to select the 'HDR Standard' picture mode.

Note that the less expensive LG B6 has a better input lag under HDR with a 4k resolutions than the E6.

Update 10/07/2016: A video of the input lag differences can be seen here.

Update 11/08/2016: Some owners have started a petition to LG to address these issues. This can be found here.

Update 12/02/2016: With the newest firmware update (04.30.19) there has been the addition of a HDR gaming mode. In this mode the HDR input lag is lower, and should be fine for HDR gaming. Note that although the TV accepts a 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + HDR signal, it can't accurately display the chroma subsampling in any HDR mode, even with the 'PC' icon selected. The HDR chroma subsampling looks the same as the B6, visible here .

8.0 Supported Resolutions
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What it is: Different resolutions supported by TV.
When it matters: PC monitor usage.
Score components:
  • 20% 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 1080p @ 120Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz
  • 20% 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 1060p @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and 60 fps gaming.
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Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
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What it is: 120 fps 1080p signal supported.
When it matters: PC gaming.
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No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 30 hz signal.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz
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What it is: 60 fps 4k signal supported.
When it matters: PC productivity and gaming.
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Yes
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
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What it is: Crisp text on 4k @ 60 hz signal.
When it matters: Productivity and 60 fps gaming in 4k.
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Yes

To enable chroma 4:4:4 support, change the input icon to PC. Press the input button on the remote, select 'All Inputs', and click 'Edit Icon'. For chroma 4:4:4 support at 4k and 60Hz, enable 'ULTRA HD Deep Color' under 'General' settings. The input lag in PC mode with the 'Game' picture mode is 34.0 ms.

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 4
USB : 3
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 0
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
Composite In : 1 (incl. adapter, shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 1
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
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What it is: Standard HDR format.
When it matters: Most common format. All UHD Blu-ray discs are required to have it.
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Yes
Dolby Vision
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What it is: Better format, due to its dynamic nature.
When it matters: Currently, only available via streaming.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS 5.1 signal to receiver via HDMI ARC.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
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What it is: TV can receive and pass Dolby Digital signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
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What it is: TV can receive and pass DTS signal to receiver via digital optical.
When it matters: 5.1 audio on DVDs and Blu-rays.
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Yes
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwith : Yes
ARC : Yes (HDMI 2)
USB 3 : Yes (1)
HDCP 2.2 : Yes
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

7.5

Sound Quality

The LG E6 produces great sound for a TV. Frequency response is good and distortion is well managed as long as the volume isn't set too high. Contrary to most TVs, a sound bar and sub is not a requirement here although some will still outdo the performance of the E6.

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

8.1 Frequency Response
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What it is: Sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: For balanced sound.
Score components:
LG E6 Frequency Response Picture
Std. Dev. @ 70
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
2.53 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
2.60 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
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What it is: Variance of the sound level at different frequencies.
When it matters: Max volume.
Good value: < 4 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
4.58 dB SPL
Max
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What it is: Max volume on the TV at a distance of 1 meter.
When it matters: For listening to loud audio.
Good value: > 90 dB
Noticeable difference: 2 dB
:
91.6 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
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What it is: How low of a frequency at which the bass starts.
When it matters: Movies; gaming.
Good value: < 50Hz
Noticeable difference: 10Hz
:
71.27 Hz

Very good frequency response, for a TV. With the low-end cutoff of 71Hz and maximum loudness of 91.2dB, this TV should be able to perform decently in most situations. However, at higher volumes, some pumping and compression may be present. Also, it won't be able to produces the punch and low-end thump that external speaker/sub systems are able to produce.

6.2 Total Harmonic Distortion
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What it is: Pureness of a single frequency.
Score components:
LG E6 Total Harmonic Distortion Picture
Distortion @ 70
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 70 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.009
Distortion @ 80
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 80 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.063
Distortion @ Max
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What it is: Amount of distortion.
When it matters: 85 dB.
Good value: < 0.100
Noticeable difference: 0.100
:
0.084

Average performance. The amount of total harmonic distortion at 75dB is excellent. However, there is a noticeable rise in the amount of harmonic distortion under heavier load, especially at maximum volume, while remaining within acceptable limits.

9.0

Smart Features

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Score components: Subjectively assigned
LG E6 Smart TV Picture
Smart OS : WebOS 3.0

The LG E6P comes loaded with WebOS 3.0 that has both a sleek design and a very responsive interface. WebOS 3.0 comes with many demanded application such as Youtube, Netflix, and Amazon Video already pre-loaded on the home screen which is great for easy access, you can also download plenty of application straight from the 'LG Content Store'. Since WebOS is open source you can expect frequent updates as well the number of applications to increase. The remote, just like other LG TVs we have reviewed in the past, has a pointer which makes it very easy to navigate through menus. In terms on inputs, this TV has it all, you will not have any issue when it comes to connecting all your devices to it.

Apps
LG E6 Apps Picture

The TV doesn't lack support for applications as it has the most demanded applications such as Youtube, Netflix and Amazon Video already pre-loaded to the home screen, you can also downloaded plenty of applications from 'LG Content Store' that is also located on the home screen. Since WebOS is open source to the public there will never be the lack of applications.

0 Ads
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What it is: Whether or not ads can be found on the TV's smart platform.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
Score components:
Ad-free
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What it is: The TV's ability to provide an ad-free experience.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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No
Opt-out
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What it is: Whether you can opt out of the ad services or not. A TV only passes this test if it allows you to remove them completely, not only disable the personalized advertising.
When it matters: When using the smart features.
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No

The E6 is one of the most expensive TVs this year. In spite of that, it isn't free from ads.

TV Controls
LG E6 Controls Picture

Basic TV controls can be performed with a little controller located at the back of the left side of the TV. This can be accessed if the TV is wall mounted.

Remote
LG E6 Remote Picture
Remote : Smart

The LG E6 comes with the new premium magic remote. It is bigger than previous magic remote iterations but works the same with a pointer that can be controlled on the screen with remote movements. It works great and is a pleasure to use.

In The Box
LG E6 In The Box Picture

  • Remote
  • Batteries
  • Wall Mount Cover
  • Component In Adapter
  • Composite In Adapter
  • Two 3D Glasses

Misc
Power Consumption : 96 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 146 W
Firmware : 03.15.10

Differences between Sizes and Variants

We tested the 55" (OLED55E6P). For the most part, we expect our review to be valid for the 65" (OLED65E6P).

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG OLED 55E6P doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review.

Size Model
55" OLED55E6P
65" OLED65E6P

Compared to other TVs

LG E6 Group Shot Picture
Top left: LG OLED EF9500 (55EF9500). Bottom left: Samsung KS8000 (UN55KS8000). Middle: LG OLED E6 (OLED55E6P). Top right: Vizio P Series 2016 (P65-C1). Bottom right: Sony X930D (XBR55X930D).  Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

The LG OLED E6 is very similar to last year 4k OLED TVs. Its picture quality can't be beat but some high quality LED TVs offers better bang for the bucks. If budget is not an issue though, there is still nothing better than an OLED TV.

LG EF9500
55" 65"

The LG EF9500 offers near identical picture quality but is inferior when it comes to HDR because of lower color gamut and the lack of Dolby Vision support.

Samsung KS8000
49" 55" 60" 65"

The Samsung KS8000 gets close to the picture quality of the LG OLED E6 as long as it is viewed directly from front. The KS8000 can get brighter and is the TV you should buy if you don't have the budget for an OLED.

Vizio P Series 2016
50" 55" 65" 75"

The Vizio P Series 2016 has a slightly worse picture quality when viewed directly from front but lot worse when watched from the side. Its screen uniformity is notably worse. It has a very low input lag, which makes it a better choice for video games.

Sony X930D
55" 65"

The Sony X930D has worse native contrast ratio and worse picture quality. It even aggravates when watched at an angle.

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8.6Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
Score components:
Great TV for a range of different usages. Can't be beaten for movies or sports watching. Very responsive for playing video games.
9.4Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
Score components:
Excellent movie performance. Provides perfect blacks and great picture quality. Bright enough to make the image pop.
8.3TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a bright living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
Score components:
Great for watching TV shows in a bright living room. Picture quality is great, even at an angle. Deals well with ambient reflections.
8.2Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
Score components:
Very good sports performance. Almost perfect motion handling for fast plays. Very good uniformity for panning across a field.
8.4Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
Score components:
Excellent for video games. Low input lag, and excellent response for fast paced games. Works well with a range of resolutions.
8.9HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
Exceptional HDR performance. Displays a wide range of colors and can get bright highlights.
8.4HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.7PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
Score components:
Great as a PC monitor. Supports a wide range of resolutions and displays very clear text. Very good input lag.
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Questions & Answers

26 ANSWERED QUESTIONS
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Are you sure you input lag measurements are correct? Other reviews have come up with ~35ms.
We made an error. We retested it and the review has been updated. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Do you plan to review the OLED B6 or C6? If not, do you know if the brightness is the same between the B6 and the E6?
Yes we will review both of them, but only in 1-2 months. As for brightness, we don't know yet, but the difference between the EF9500 and E6 in terms of brightness isn't big. It is mostly the small highlights (< 10%) that are brighter.
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Does the E6's inability to perform proper 2:3 pulldown on 24p via 60p signals impact the built-in TV apps (Netflix, Amazon, etc.), or only external streaming boxes that output 60p signals?
It will depend on the apps but most should be able to do 24p without judder.
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Strange: The E6 has less input lag than the B6 in game mode, but has much more lag than the B6 with interpolation. (According to your scores.) Not sure that makes sense to me
Yes, it is very strange indeed. We don't know why. Our measurements are consistently behaving the same even after redoing it multiple times.
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I have the OLED55B6P but this is all the same. Everytime I put Judder on over 4, i get pixelation around fast moving objects. Is there something that I'm not doing right? I really love the no judder and motion blur but i have to deal with the pixelation around the moving objects. Thanks.
Motion interpolation will always introduce artifacts on any TV. A 24p source will play without judder, however if you prefer a higher frame rate and are watching movies over a 60p source, try setting 'TruMotion' to 'User' and 'De-Judder' to 2, with 'De-Blur' at 0. This will reduce judder while adding minimum artifacts. If you are watching movies over a 60i source, enable 'RealCinema' under 'Picture Mode Settings'>'Picture Options'.
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Would you say that LG E6 is significantly better than LG EG9600 or just slightly better ? In other words will it be worth spending $2200 more for LG E6 than EG9600 ? I personally don't really care much about Dolby vision HDR.
There isn't that much difference between the two of them. Go with the LG EG9600, you still going to have a very good TV for a better price.
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Have you encountered any HDCP handshake issues with devices - such as going through HDCP 2.2 capable AVRs and / or the Samsung K8500 UHD Blu-Ray Player that were exacerbated when 4:4:4 was turned on for the HDMI input?
No we have not, but we have heard reports of the included HDMI cable having issues with 4k 4:4:4 sources. Using a high speed HDMI cable we haven't had any issues with the Samsung K8500 UHD Blu-Ray Player.
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With most people these days binge watching shows and playing video games for hours, why is there no mention of image retention in your OLED reviews, but Amazon buyers complain of this issue?
You are right, we should put more emphasis on it. We did mention it in the gray uniformity section, but only briefly. It shouldn't be an issue for most people though, and usually disappears within a few minutes/hours of usage. We will update all reviews of OLED to list this as a downside. Thanks for the feedback.
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Can 3D glasses be fitted over prescription glasses?
The 3D glasses that come with the LG E6 should be big enough to fit over prescription glasses. In any case, it also exist after-market clip on passive 3D glasses that should work.
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LG is boasting that near black uniformity issues are improved with the 2016 models (you seem to verify this). Any chance you would be able to post some 2% pictures to see how they compare to the EF9500? LG is also stating PQ is the same across the line-up. Hopefully you have plans to test a B6/C6 to see if that's true. Thanks!

Comparing the LG EF9500 and the LG E6, you can see some noticable improvements. See the images below to see our results:

2% Gray LG E6 LG OLED e6 20p
2% Gray LG EF9500 LG OLED ef9500 20p
5% Gray LG E6 LG OLED e6 20p
5% Gray LG EF9500 LG OLED ef9500 20p

That's what we heard as well, we can't say for sure until we test the other LG models.

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Are you planning to review the LG G6 OLED TV?
There is no review planed yet for it, maybe this fall if we have time.
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How much is the input lag when PC mode selected? Thank you.
Around 60 ms when the input is labeled 'PC'. If you also select the 'Game' picture mode it goes down to 48 ms.
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The screen tech itself is essentially the same with the C6/B6/G6 right?
That's what we expect, but we would only be able to confirm that once we review the other TVs.
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Is OLED's lack of motion blur comparable to Sony's impulse mode? Without the dramatic dimming, of course?
No. If you take our motion blur pictures for example, Sony's impulse mode (or 'Clearness') make the logo look more defined but with a trail/duplication that follows on the left. The impulse mode also makes the backlight flashes very rapidly which can be just annoying as the resulting loss of brightness. On an OLED TV, the logo looks slightly more fuzzy but there is no trail that follows, no change of brightness and no crazy backlight flickering. Both methods looks different but most will find motion on OLED a lot more pleasing to watch.
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What were the differences in peak brightness between HDR standard, HDR bright and HDR vivid?

We used the 'HDR bright' picture mode because it can get brighter and color temperature can be adjusted for a warmer and more natural look. Here is the differences in brightness between the 3 picture mode.

Window Size HDR Bright HDR Vivid HDR Standard
2% 652 cd/m2 634 cd/m2 635 cd/m2
10% 651 cd/m2 635 cd/m2 549 cd/m2
25% 413 cd/m2 401 cd/m2 374 cd/m2
50% 223 cd/m2 215 cd/m2 198 cd/m2
100% 129 cd/m2 123 cd/m2 112 cd/m2
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How do I keep from breaking such a thin screen when unpacking? How do I handle when I need to move? Is it better to hang than to use the stand? Would a slight gust of air knock it over? Thanks. I plan to get the E6.
The TV feels surprisingly sturdy once it is in place, but you have to be careful both while unboxing the TV and while moving it around. It is difficult to move though, there are no handles to lift and it is hard to get fingers under the attached sound bar, as it lies flat with the surface. Note that if you plan to hang the TV, it is slightly thicker at the bottom due to the cable management hanger.
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Could the fact that the VESA mount attaches to the bottom of the screen cause an issue with the TV tilting forward for certain mounts?
It is possible depending on the mount, but due to the shape of the E6 most of the weight is at the bottom. As such, the centre of gravity is probably not too far off the location of the mount.
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Beside black levels, how does the Vizio P series stack up against the OLED When watching movies? I've heard numerous positive reviews about the Vizio.
It is not far behind the OLED TVs. The only big draw back of the Vizio for watching movies is the viewing angle. But if you sit in front of the TV, it is not really a problem.
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Thank You very much for all the wonderful reviews. When compared in the "Compared to other TVs" picture motion blur is night and day (E6 looks phenomenal) compared to the EF9500 (bad) yet same 9.9 scores. Another thing that confuses me is the time displayed on each TV varies (besides Sony and E6)? Am I missing something?
This picture can't be used for comparison since it isn't taken in a controlled environment. For example, reflections aren't the same on all TVs and our camera might capture more than one frame on some TVs making them look more blurrier than they are in reality, like it is the case for the EF9500. The timer difference is also a result of the different input lags.
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Can I assume this review would apply the the C6 since I've heard it's the exact same display just a thicker curved design?
We expect it to be very similar but we can't say for sure until we review the C6 in a few weeks.
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On the LG OLED E6 4k TV is the blue tint on the TV always seen all the time, and is the purple background reflection on the TV a deal buster? I have a table light right next to me when watching TV. Thank you.
We were able to use the 2 point calibration to remove much of the blue tint. It was still present but not very noticeable in most scenes, and should not be an issue. Although the reflections do appear purple, this is not necessarily a bad thing as the coating helps to reduce the intensity of reflections very well. The tint will only be visible in a direct reflection off the TV.
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How do I hook up an VCR that only has RCA cables to 65B6P?
Just connect the included composite-in adapter (white, red and yellow RCA tips) in the yellow 'AV' input port on the back of the TV and connect the VCR to the adapter. Then from the input menu of the TV select 'AV' to switch to the VCR.
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If wall mounted, what limitations do I face? Blocked inputs? Are the speakers now facing down? When you say it won't be flush, a mount would still make it parallel to the wall though correct? Thank for your wonderful review. Hope to hear from you soon.
The connections on the back might be hard to access if the TV is wall mounted but you might still be able to use them depending on the space you have between the TV and the wall. The TV can be parallel to the wall and the speakers are front firing.
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I am torn between the 65-inch LG OLED E6 and the 75-inch Samsung KS9000 (flat). Viewing distance in living room about 12 feet away. Does the brilliance of OLED, albeit in a smaller size, outweigh the 75-inch and perfectly acceptable Samsung? I do consider myself a videophile, but from a 12-foot viewing distance, I just wonder which would be better overall. Would have jumped at the 78-inch Samsung KS9800 if only the darned thing wasn't curved. Tough decision because the OLED just looks so much better in general, but going 10 inches larger is also a huge change. Or should I hold out for the Samsung QLEDs? Thank you in advance for your advice!
The 75" KS9000 is the better choice. Its picture quality is not much worse than the OLED, and it is much larger. A 75" TV is 33% larger than a 65" TV, which is quite significant, especially when sitting 12 feet away.

About the Samsung QLEDs, we don't know how they'll perform but we suspect the only important improvement will be viewing angles. If you do decide to buy one it's best to wait until three months after their release, the price drops dramatically during the first three months.
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Which is the best 4K HDMI cable to use for the LG OLED 55E6P that will make it perform excellently?
HDMI cables either perform perfectly, give obvious errors or don't work at all. There are no 4K HDMI cables, they're the same as 1080p cables. The cables that came with your TV or other device will probably work perfectly. If they don't work, we've had best results with the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cables.
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Do you recommend getting the E6 instead of the B5 if you can get the E6 for a few extra $. I have a pretty solid surround home theater so I don't care about the soundbar. Just picture quality.
The B6 and E6 perform nearly identically, the only significant differences are that the E6 has a different design and supports 3D. If you won't use the soundbar or 3D then the cheaper B6 is the better buy.
We are not taking any more questions for this product because we no longer have it in our lab.