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LG OLEDB6P Series 4K TV Review

LG's line of 4K OLED TVs has gathered some much-deserved attention. The LG OLEDB6P represents last year's most excellent model and even though the company now has more competition both internally and externally, the LG OLEDB6P remains a solid choice for many.

The TV can be found as the OLED55B6P or the OLED65B6P for the 55-inch and 65-inch models, respectively. Today, we will take an in-depth looks at what this TV can offer and help buyers make an informed choice.

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Complete review for LG OLEDB6P Series 4K TV

Pros and Cons

If you have read up on any information on the LG OLEDB6P then you should already know that the pros list will be bigger and with more important heavy-hitters than the cons list.

Pros:

  • Incredible picture quality.
  • Perfect black levels.
  • Stunning HDR performance, particularly for newcomers.
  • One of the best TV interfaces around.
  • Affordable for what it offers.

Cons:

  • Some color noise.
  • Subpar sound.
  • Subtle picture quality issues when compared to its more expensive siblings.

Key features

As the LG OLEDB6P's price itself will tell you, this TV resides in the premium side of things. Despite being one of the most affordable 4K OLED TVs with HDR features that you can find, the price point is still an indication of its capabilities, particularly coming from a trusted company like LG.

For anyone who has never seen an OLED panel in action before, the OLEDB6P will simply look stunning. While we will talk about this in more detail below, it is important to note what should widely be considered as this model's most standout feature: an incredible picture quality courtesy of its OLED panel.

Another thing that many will be interested in at this price point is the HDR features. In fact, this model supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Despite some attempting to declare a so-called “format war”, LG has taken a stance that allows it to keep everyone happy.

In line with supporting as many things as possible, LG has opted to include as many smart features as possible. Those includes its own webOS platform along with DLNA and Bluetooth capabilities. Depending on your region, you will also find access to content such as Freeview in the UK as well as the HDR and 4K versions of Netflix and Amazon.

Design and build

When LG announced its line of OLED TVs, it made one thing clear: the panels would be almost exactly the same but design and build differences would determine the various price points. If you have seen LG's E6 and G6 OLED models, then you know what we are talking about here.

While the OLEDB6P is far from ugly, its design is undoubtedly dull in comparison to its siblings. For instance, the E6 mounts OLEDs directly onto a sheet of glass, making it one of the most stunningly-designed TVs in circulation.

Regardless, this is an elegant TV with metallic notes throughout and a surprisingly slim rear, owing to the fact that its connectors, ports, and other tidbit are hidden in a small space at the bottom rear.

Performance

As mentioned before, LG promised that its lineup will deliver the same performance across the board. Suffice it to say, the company more or less delivered on that promise, with some very subtle differences.

Starting with the contrast, the OLEDB6P is just stunning. The black colors are rich and nearly perfect while bright objects appeared incredibly detailed. HDR content is simply a joy to behold with sharp details all around.

The colors produced and displayed by the OLEDB6P are equally stunning. This is a premium panel by any definition and the image quality is a testament to that, particularly when viewing traditionally-troublesome content with subtle shadows and deep darks.

Of course, the panel is not exactly perfect. There is some subtle color noise and the TV sometimes struggles in the brightest of areas. First, it seems to be less bright than its siblings. In addition to that, a few details are lost in some bright content, though this also seems to be dependent on the type of HDR, where Dolby Vision comes out on top.

Finally, the sound is quite subpar. While some may find the quality adequate, you will most likely want to hook up a dedicated sound system. Viewing

1. OLED

While LED and LCD TVs have served us well, they are simply no match for OLED panels when it comes to displaying black levels. With HDR, virtually every color on the palette now also benefits from stunning reproduction.

The fact that the OLED panel's pixels can produce their own light and color simply makes for a stunning result, particularly when 4K and HDR are combined. There is no way to describe how lively and natural these colors look unless you have seen the TV in action.

2. View experience

The OLEDB6P makes for a unique viewing experience at one of the cheapest price points in the market. If all you are interested in is devouring highly detailed content in a stunning display, then the no-frills approach of this TV will more than satisfy your needs.

While LG has dismissed features such as 3D or an integrated sound bar in order to keep the price as low as possible, these are features that many will not even care about. LG's webOS and the content provided by services such as Netflix and Amazon should be more than enough to keep you busy for a long time.

Setting up the panel is incredibly easy and the responsiveness of the interface enhances the viewing experience. Watching the latest Star Trek or The Revenant in 4K HDR is just an incredible experience, particularly at this price point.

3. Input lag and power consumption

When the OLEDB6P first came out, it suffered from input lag issues which plague the vast majority of 4K HDR TVs. However, LG was quite quick in issuing firmware updates which are able to bring input lag down to an impressive 34ms.

While you will not be playing competitive games with this TV, there are several AAA titles that will look absolutely stunning without feeling at all sluggish. The Game picture mode certainly helps, though the colors may not always look as great here.

As one might expect, the enormous panel requires a decent amount of power to operate. Expect anything between 320 and 420 watts depending on your settings, with the energy saver feature helping considerably while slightly dimming the picture.

Conclusion

Both the 55-inch and 65-inch models of the LG OLEDB6P are most definitely worth it for those who can afford their price tag. With 4K and HDR content on the rise and an OLED panel that will make you incapable of going back to the previous generation of TVs, this panel is also an investment in the future.

If you can shell out even more cash and you are an enthusiast who can spot subtle picture differences, then you may wish to go with the OLEDC7P series instead. However, the LG OLEDB6P will remain a strong contender for the foreseeable future.

Nov 23,2017 14:23 pm
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