LG 65E7 4K OLED TV Review & Comments

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    1. Steve Withers

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      I wonder if it's worth it to wait yet another year to see how the technology advances or just get it if the finances are right, is that maximum brightness such a big issue to make it worth the wait until the oled improves on that aspect?
       
    3. Steve Withers

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      You could wait and no doubt next year LG will add HFR support, HDMI 2.1 and perhaps get the brightness up a bit but I have to say that the B7 hits a sweet spot for me, especially now that Dolby Vision on Ultra HD Blu-ray is a reality. I've updated the firmware on the Oppo UDP-203 and I'm just waiting for my copies of Despicable Me 1 and 2 to arrive tomorrow and then I'll add a section on Dolby Vision to the review.
       
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      Will you be reviewing the B7/C7 as well Steve? I appreciate they're much the same as the E7, but it would be nice to know for sure.

      Come black friday, I suspect I'll finally go OLED with a 65" B7 or C7.

      Anyone fancy buying a 10 year old KURO?
       
    5. Steve Withers

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      Yes, I'm writing up the B7 review right now and I actually compare the B7 and E7 in this review. The short version is that there really aren't any differences.
       
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      Hi Steve

      Thanks for the in-depth review, and for the comments on Trumotion which dealt with it in a brief but very informative and non-dismissive manner, which is really valuable for people like me who are interested in this aspect! I could never use the clear or smooth modes as they're so OTT (in my opinion), but I do like lower levels of implementation of the feature.

      Cheers.

      PS I think it's such a shame they've dropped 3D, it's incredible on the 4k OLEDs.
       
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      Good review if it can hit 1000nits brightness next year that will be great.
       
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      Do you agree with others that DV on OLED is a significant improvement over HDR10?
       
    9. Steve Withers

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      If you read my post you'll see I haven't got the discs yet but as soon as they arrive I'll update the review with my thoughts on DV.
       
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      Oops, I clearly need remedial lessons in English :blush::laugh:
       
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      Thanks for a another very well written review.
      Its very interesting to hear that you will look at DV next since thats the only aspect that i need more info on before deciding what TV to buy.
      How many of the TV-reviews will you be able to update with DV testing? (I suspect you have to send the TV:s back at some point?)
       
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      I take it that the TV you had was cherry picked from lg then? because the E7 I had came with both banding all the way to 20%ire and dark edges! See the pictures on page three of the E7 owners thread.
       
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      Yes they do go back but I've still got the B7 and E7, so I can check those out and we'll obviously test DV on any supporting TVs going forward.
       
    14. Steve Withers

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      I've also just tested the B7 which didn't have any problems either and that was a retail sample.
       
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      Will you compare it to the pictures I have posted in the owners thread and post a comparison?
       
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      Nice, really looking forward to that :)
       
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      Are you going to buy a B7 Steve for yourself?
       
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      Is there much of an upgrade between the 6th and 7th gen LG OLED? Could we be better off saving a £1,000 or more by going with the B6 or E6 compared to the B7/E7.
       
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      Please also test dv from Netflix if possible..daredevil and some programs are streamed with dv apparently
      CE Pro Europe
       
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      "The A1 is a masterclass in minimalist design and will also support Dolby Vision but overall we preferred the look, features and performance of the E7."

      Not much difference in actual Picture Quality ?
       
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      So how is it compared with last years OLEDs picture wise? Some have mentioned it's better with sources that arent perfect and less noise/cleaner, did you think that too?
       
    22. Steve Withers

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      I'm seriously thinking about it.
       
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      I know that Netflix supports Dolby Vision but the arrival of DV on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray means that we can finally see what difference it actually makes in an easy to perform and repeatable fashion.
       
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      The A1 and E7 were very similar in terms of performance, there was a bit more banding on the A1 but it had better motion handling so it really comes down to personal preference.
       
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      I do think the 2017 LG OLEDs are better than last year with a superior performance just above black, improved image accuracy and better handling of less than perfect content.
       
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      But no 3d... Hmmm.
       
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      I'm definitely looking at grabbing an E6 now. I want to keep 3D, but also want the Dolby Vision capability via the Oppo firmware upgrade.
       
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      Yes, sadly no 3D.
       
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      Sure, I'll take some pics of both when I get a minute.
       
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      still think dV will be much like 3d - it will be a fad for a year or two and then completely die out

      maybe being cynical after being interested in the industry for 30+ years and seeing similar tales but thats what will happen imo

      It does come across as a bit of a love in for LG given the near identical performances from Pana and Sony
       

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