LG’s Flagship OLED TVs for 2016 include built-in sound bar
LG announced their best and most expensive 4K OLED TVs for 2016. The new models include the flagship G6 Signature series (pictured top) in either 65-inch or 77-inch sizes, and the E6 series in 55-inch or 65-inch sizes. Both offer 4K with webOS 3.0 Smart TV features. The main differentiator is the styling and the larger sound bar base inclusion on the G6.
The G6 and E6 are the first TVs from LG to feature the company’s unique Picture-On-Glass design, which boast an ultra-thin 2.57mm OLED panel with a translucent glass back and forward-facing sound bar speaker system.
All 2016 OLED TV models from LG feature the Ultra HD Premium seal of recognition from the UHD Alliance for meeting the demanding standards set by the industry organization for resolution, high dynamic range, peak luminance, black levels, wide color gamut and audio quality, among other criteria. The new TV lineup supports the industry-standard HDR formats established by the world’s leading broadcasters, film studios and consumer electronics manufacturers such as HDR10 and Dolby Vision.
On OLED TVs, HDR becomes something else to behold, its capabilities enriched by OLED’s Pixel Dimming technology. Unlike LCD displays where the LED backlight locally dims entire sections of the screen, each pixel on an OLED panel can switch on and off independently. As a result, OLED TVs render crisp, vibrant colors and shadow details, even when bright objects are directly next to deep, dark areas. This ability ensures that images are displayed in perfect black as well as in vibrant colors.
With 10-bit panel and 10-bit processing power, LG’s OLED TVs have access to more than a billion possible color options and ColorPrime Pro technology gives these TVs the ability to display the finest details of color and gradation. And with support for BT.2020, the next-generation standard for broadcast and distribution, the G6 and E6 are future-proof with a higher color reproduction rate.
Developed in partnership with high-end audio pioneer harman/kardon, the LG G6 and E6 are designed with a front-firing sound bar speaker system. With the speakers pointing forward, not downward like many thin TVs, viewers will hear clean, detailed audio without any distortion and reflection. The sound bar system is equipped with extra woofers to bolster the power of the speakers, setting LG OLED TVs apart from other stylish, ultra-thin TVs.
The 2016 OLED TV lineup come with the newest iteration of LG’s webOS content management platform. LG webOS 3.0 provides an exceptional user experience to help LG SMART TV users more intuitively navigate the TV’s many features with enhanced mobile connectivity, remote features and more content options.
Price and Availability
At current time only pricing on the 65-inch G6 and E6 has been announced, but we can expect the 77-inch G6 to be priced $10,000 or more, and the smaller E6 could be a thousand or more less. LG says the E6 will be released in March 2016. Other release dates are not known.
- 77-inch G6 (model OLED77G6P) check price
- 65-inch G6 (model OLED65G6P) $7,999.99 (pre-order as of Feb. 8, 2016, available March 31)
- 65-inch E6 (model OLED65E6P) $6,999.99
- 55-inch E6 (model OLED55E6P) check price