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LG OLED65E6P 4K OLED TV Review

65 in.
54.6 in.

What do you get when you combine OLED and HDR? Dynamite.

May 20, 2016
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The LG OLED65E6P (MSRP $5,999) is another HDR-ready 4K OLED, meaning it boasts incredible contrast, vivid color, and more luminance/overall depth than most other OLEDs to come before it thanks to its High Dynamic Range pedigree.

Time in the lab revealed that the E6 is a stellar performer where both "high" and "standard" dynamic range are concerned, and with calibration you can really capture that subtle, home-theater look.

We also measured the TV's expanded color gamut, and found that while it doesn't quite cover the entire DCI-P3 color space, it does come extremely close, matching red and blue, and falling just a bit short in green.

SDR Calibration

Calibration-SDR
I calibrated the E6 in the TV's Expert (Dark Room) mode, following guidelines for standard luminance output and gamma allocation while correcting color and grayscale tracking.
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SDR Color Gamut

Gamut-SDR
In the default Expert (Dark Room) mode, the E6 provided very accurate Rec.709 coverage, including color luminance and overall color error. Using the TV's CMS, I was able to make small improvements.

SDR Grayscale & RGB Balance

Grayscale-SDR
The E6's dE of 3.49 is very good for an out-of-the-box setting. After calibration, the TV tested with a grayscale max error of 1.32, which is essentially perfect.
RGB-Balance-SDR
If we look at the underlying RGB emphasis within the E6's grayscale, we can see where the error arose in the out-of-box setting, and where improvement was made during calibration.

SDR Gamma

Gamma-SDR
One area that proved slightly problematic was the TV's BT.1886 gamma ramp, which is the default in the Expert (Dark Room) picture mode.

HDR Color Gamut

HDR-Gamut
The E6 comes very close to matching the DCI-P3 color gamut target for HDR/Wide Color Gamut production. It falls short in green, as most WCG sets do, but matches red and blue accurately.
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