20160420 - April 2016 LG OLED65G6P HDR OLED TV Review on HDTVtest


LG OLED65G6P HDR OLED TV Review on HDTVtest
Now April 2016, OLED HDR TVs reach 744 nits (still under one stop brighter peak than your typical PC panel). While April 2016 LCDs HDR TVs are upwards of 1000 nits with one TV reaching 1300 nits. OLED is more efficient than Plasma but cannot hit the power efficiency of LEDs backing LCDs. 2016 LED backed LCD TVs are still limited in contrast, reaching upwards of only 5000:1 ANSI contrast. While OLED's selling point is the dark blacks and huge contrast, this is still a serious pain point for the technology scaled up to TV sizes. I've been watching this space hoping to eventually replace my Plasma while I still can get an OLED at 1080p, but the technology just is not there yet. Quotes from the HDTVtest review from this April 2016,

"We calibrated several G6s in both the ISF Night and ISF Day modes, and found that with about 200-250 hours run-in time on each unit, the grayscale tracking was consistently red deficient and had a green tint as a result (relative to a totally accurate reference)"

"Case in point: we originally calibrated one of the units and added some targeted touch-ups at 70% stimulus, only to find that, 60 hours later, the same adjustments that had gained us totally flat grayscale at the time of calibration were no longer ideal."

"LG have placed the option to run the self-correction process in the user menu (previously, it was only accessible in the service mode.) ... It takes a little over an hour, and interrupting the TV before it’s finished will require you to start again."

"The LG 65G6’s [Brightness] control (which governs black level) is set to discard some dark-scene details by default. We found that we had to raise it by a decent number of clicks from the factory position of “50” in order to avoid this. ... After doing this, during our dark-scene, dark-room testing, we noticed the blacks “floating”. During cuts to black, we could see swathes of non-black areas lighted on the panel, which is probably why LG crushed blacks by default."

"The LG OLED65G6’s input lag measured as being 34ms using the Leo Bodnar testing device."