LG's OLED TV range for 2016 offers the best image quality available on the market, with deep, inky blacks, excellent contrast ratio, vibrant colors and subtle shadow detailing provided by its OLED screen technology. Its excellent design and great smart TV capabilities make this TV a great choice for a home cinema setup.
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Pro Prepared to accompany new and emerging technologies
Broadcast TV is being replaced by on-demand video streaming in 4K resolution and standards like HDR (High Dynamic Range), which this TV can handle with ease. It can stream from popular services such as Amazon and Netflix. You can also connect 4K Blu-ray players, satellite receivers, or external storage devices via its HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. The built-in media player can play almost any media file that you provide.
Pro WebOS is here to stay
WebOS is only available on LG TVs, but the apps are frequently updated and it seems unlikely that LG will drop the system without warning.
Pro Picture quality much superior to LCD TVs
The LG brings stunning scenes with detailed dark areas and rich colors that aren't possible with LCD TVs. LCD screens need a backlight to produce a picture, whereas in OLED screens, each individual pixel emits its own light. The bright screen means you will have no problem watching it in sunny rooms. The level of detail depends on the source, but this set upscales HD or FullHD content very well without sacrificing detail.
Pro Minimal reflections
Reflections are minimal on this screen despite its glossy finish.
Pro Acceptable lag for casual gaming
Input lag measures at around 40ms, which is acceptable for casual gaming. Previously, the lag was measured at 60ms, but it has since been fixed through firmware updates.
Pro The TV's stand is narrow, but stable
The stand is narrow, but feels stable and can fit in almost any TV table stand.
Pro It's a very thin TV
The TV is really thin, measuring only 4.5 cm at its thickest point.
Pro Impressive design
Design is impressive with a metallic finish, really thin bezels, and a transparent plastic stand making it seem like the display is floating.
Pro Good sound quality
This set offers better sound quality then most of the TV sets you can buy today, but it's not very loud, measuring at 87dB. The frequency response is good, cutting off the lower end only at 90Hz and highs are there as well without any dips.
Pro Frequent updates and bug fixes
LG updates their TV firmware often, introducing bug fixes and even picture processing improvements.
Pro Set up is easy
Set-up is easy as it offers a guide for first time users and has the most popular streaming services already pre-installed.
Pro Easy to use and clean interface
LG uses its WebOS 3.0 system in the TV. It looks clean and easy to understand with a customizable strip of applications on the bottom of the screen. Menus are fast, responsive, and easy to navigate. The included remote, which can also be used as a pointer, helps moving through menus easily.
Pro Excellent viewing angle
The viewing angle is excellent even in wide angles, color shifts will only occur if the screen is viewed from way off to the side, which would be unwatchable anyway.
Pro No juddering or artifacts visible in dynamic scenes
Motion handling is excellent and there are no juddering or artifacts visible in dynamic scenes. LG has some motion processing included as well for those who want smooth, “soap opera-like” motion.
Pro Suitable for watching in sunlit rooms
With a brightness measure of 650 nits, watching it in bright conditions like sunlit rooms won’t be a problem.
Pro Theoretically infinite contrast ratio
Aside from having excellent picture quality, the contrast ratio is theoretically infinite because there is no backlight. The black colors can actually be truly black when needed.
Although the prices have dropped significantly for OLED technology, it is still more expensive than the rival LCD TVs.
Con Doesn't handle high sound volume well
Harmonic distortion is good at low to mid high volumes, however the sound gets very crippled at higher volumes.
Con Some purple tinting under direct light
The coating of the screen can produce purple tinting in direct light.