Safe to say, the LG OLEDB6P TV series is the best 4K TV you can get this year. That’s considering its overall performance as well as the cost.
Great motion handling, excellent picture quality, and high dynamic range—the LG OLEDB6P TV is great for finally assembling your own home theater. But that’s just scratching the surface. At under $2,000 for a 55-inch 4K TV, this is a deal you shouldn’t miss out on.
Let’s get into the details why this 4K TV is quite the steal.
LCD TVs may have exceedingly slim profiles, but none of them take it to the level of an OLED TV. The LG OLEDB6P TV, in fact, is a 0.18-inch thin up top and 2-inch thick on the bottom. It looks nothing short of slick.
Although it doesn’t have the striking picture-on-glass design of its more expensive counterparts, it’s still a stunner. While it has a stable yet subtle stand, most buyers looking at TVs at this price point probably want one that can be wall-mounted.
If you’re one of those, forget about using the stand and secure the TV with a standard VESA wall mount, instead. Earlier LG OLEDs weren’t this flexible and they required a special wall bracket just so you can mount them on walls. The LG OLEDB6P TV and other 2016 models thankfully got rid of this limitation.
When you figure that wall-mounting is a hassle in itself, however, the LG TV can pull off a floaty effect with its clear, plastic back support. Whichever way you go, the LG OLEDB6P TV and its ultra-thin design are guaranteed to turn heads no matter how you set it up.
Blu-ray films or streaming apps played on the LG OLEDB6P TV are visibly smooth. In fact, fast sequences appear well-defined because of its superb response time. To put it simply, the B6P series is an excellent performer in the area of motion handling.
The LGOLEDB6P TV has a wider gamut of colors, better brightness, as well as better uniformity in dark areas. In other words, it’s a definite improvement over last year’s EF9500 models.
Another impressive aspect of the OLEDB6P series’ performance is how it deals with reflections when viewed at an angle. It may have shown temporary image retention at times, but it’s barely discernible. For the most part, the picture quality remains consistent and crisp regardless of the viewing angle.
TheLGOLEDB6P TV panel’s fairly good peak brightness and flawless black uniformity produce excellent picture quality and effective HDR implementation. It doesn’t offer 3D experience, though, unlike its more expensive cousins.
While it provides a great frequency response, especially at lower volumes, there is a noticeable distortion across all volumes. Plus, the TV doesn’t get any louder. No need to worry, though, as you should be investing in a sound bar or other home theater speaker set ups.
A responsive and user-friendly interface is a hallmark of WebOS 3.0, the built-in operating system of theLG OLEDB6P TV. Aside from the smooth navigability, its LG Content Store also gives access to a myriad of pre-loaded applications like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Video. And the number of popular apps it features keep increasing over time.
Another noticeable improvement you’ll get with this LG TV is the upgraded smart remote that comes with it. While it’s much smaller than the E6, it looks less premium. Its smaller size is more comfortable to the hand, though. The remote retains LG’s trademark motion control so you can control the pointer on the screen with a flick of the device.
Weighing the Pros vs Cons of the LG OLEDB6P TV
- Perfect, deep blacks offer an infinite contrast ratio
- Little to no motion blur in sports coverage and video games
- Excellent picture quality even when viewed at different angles
- Because of the Automatic Backlight Limiter, the TV’s brightness often depends on the video content shown
- Relatively sluggish input lag, particularly when playing video games
Apart from its strikingly slim design, the LG OLEDB6P series is highly capable of outperforming competitors from other brands. Wide viewing angles, brighter pictures, perfect black levels, and accurate colors are among its many positive qualities. It’s even compatible with HDR videos.
No doubt, the OLEDB6P TV is among the best (and most affordable) 4K TVs to have come out this year. If you ask us, it’s definitely one of the best smart home products you can bring home this coming Christmas.