LG OLED65G6 - 3D, Sound and Conclusions Review

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LG OLED65G6 – 3D Picture Quality

High contrast, native UHD resolution and LG’s passive 3D system combine to deliver a genuinely thrilling 3D experience. Detail levels are rich and impressive. There’s practically no interference from the double-ghosting crosstalk issues that often plague TVs using the rival active 3D system. OLED’s extreme contrast helps the screen to deliver a large (but never forced) sense of scale in 3D environments.

The passive system means you don’t have to worry about any flickering issues either, even if you have your room lights turned up. That makes it totally comfortable to watch 3D for even the longest films.LG OLED65G6

If 3D at home had always looked as good as it does on this TV, far more people would still be watching it.

LG OLED65G6 – Sound Quality

Like its pictures, the OLED65G5’s audio performance is a refined one. While it doesn’t sound as raucously powerful as the E6 models, there’s a beautiful amount of detail in the soundstage. It helps paint movie and musical worlds with exceptional precision.

There’s an impressive dynamic range between the OLED65G6’s highest trebles and lowest bass notes. Voices sound beautifully rounded and well integrated into the rest of the soundstage. There’s also a slightly warmer and cohesive feeling to the OLED65G6’s audio tone and soundstage than you get with the E6 TVs. Of all the new TVs this year, I haven’t heard a more “hi-fi” sounding TV.

Should I buy an LG OLED65G6?

If you’re looking for the best standard dynamic range TV I’ve seen to date, and money is no object, the OLED65G6 is the TV for you. It partners its exquisite SDR pictures with a refined yet powerful audio performance and a strong smart interface.

The situation is a little less clear if HDR pictures are a priority. While there’s no question that the OLED65G6 excels at handling the dark end of HDR’s expanded light spectrum, there are one or two high-end LCD TVs that handle the bright end of HDR better. That’s especially true when it comes to resolving detail and colour tone shifts in the brightest areas.

The OLED65G6’s price is also an issue. While the TV is slightly better in both picture and sound than the OLED65E6, I question whether the extra performance really justifies the £1,000 price hike.

For those considering LCD TVs, check out our reviews of the Sony 75XD9405, Panasonic 65DX902 and, at a much cheaper level, the Panasonic 58DX802.

Verdict

Superb design, hi-fi-quality sound and incredible picture quality make this a tempting proposition. But the OLED65G6 still isn’t quite bright enough to unlock the full majesty of HDR, and that extra £1,000 over the OLED65E6 isn’t justified.

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Score in detail

  • 3D Quality 10
  • Value 6
  • Smart TV 8
  • Design 10
  • 2D Quality 9
  • Sound Quality 9
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