I know, CS Fan contacted me directly and in the Picture Section of the review I say "However we understand that there may be an imminent firmware update coming from LG that fixes the issue, so hopefully owners will be able to enjoy HDR content stutter-free very soon."Steve I don't know if you've seen CAS FAN's posts but LG did visit him this week and the stutter is definitely fixed but I appreciate you can only review what's in front of you so it's fair enough mentioning it, just not sure it should have been docked marks for it though when a fix is imminent.
Does seem to be a trend with the oled reviews, superb with sdr content, mixed bag with hdr, considering we all want to get the best out of uhd blurays really it does make you wonder whether oled is a good choice going forward as things currently stand with the technology. I assume lg aren't going to do anything about the clipping since it's been reported to them before and they haven't acted on it, shame really although what impact it would have on the overall brightness of the image if they did introduce tone mapping that didn't clip is debatable..
Anyway thanks for the excellent review ,so the E6 doesn't perform any better with hdr content then I take it (apart from slightly higher peak brightness)?
That's not what e.g. ******** says...I've no doubt we're talking about miniscule differences though that are pretty much indistinguishable to the naked eye.Performance wise I think all the LG 2016 OLEDs are identical, with the same strengths and weaknesses. Aside from the lack of 3D, the differences between the B6 and E6 are essentially cosmetic.
The review states SD (standard definition i.e. 576) not SDR (standard dynamic range). This is obvious as it then goes on to discuss HD sources (SDR) with most quality high definition sources the B6 delivered absolutely stunning images....Blu-rays look sublime. The review then dealing with HDR perfomance. I wouldn't expect any 4K set to shine with SD sources.I wouldn't call SDR performance 'superb' if it exhibits crushed shadow details and macro blocking on some content.
Just to add a bit to the HDR stutter issue. It only seems to affect UHD Blu-rays. I've played both Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One S in HDR (10) and there is no stutter whatsoever. Similarly both Netflix and Amazon HDR 10 content run smoothly.
Having owned an E6 and B6, I can't agree with this personally. It's a lower in the range model and therefore doesn't have the 3D, the on glass design or the flashy sound bar, but other than that, it performs superbly and to the same level as my E6 did.Thanks Steve for this superb review as usual.
I can't help feeling the b6 feels unfinished business versus the rest of the oled range
The c6 and e6 feels a much better bet right now.
Can you please share the main difference you have seen with e6 (spec aside)?
The difference reminds me of the debate between ks7000 and ks8000 but here the difference is much more pronounced. Would you agree with that statement ?
Good week end
Cheers for a great review Steve. Is the reason for the lower score of this TV purely down to the lack of 3D, soundbar and on glass design?Performance wise I think all the LG 2016 OLEDs are identical, with the same strengths and weaknesses. Aside from the lack of 3D, the differences between the B6 and E6 are essentially cosmetic.
Don't really see how it could be marked down for those seeing as it's not supposed to have any of them. Steve did indicate it had been marked down due to the HDR stutter and I think the other main reason was HDR colour accuracy & clippingCheers for a great review Steve. Is the reason for the lower score of this TV purely down to the lack of 3D, soundbar and on glass design?
Music to my ears as the b6 is far more affordable. I like the e6 but priceyHaving owned an E6 and B6, I can't agree with this personally. It's a lower in the range model and therefore doesn't have the 3D, the on glass design or the flashy sound bar, but other than that, it performs superbly and to the same level as my E6 did.
I wasn't fussed with 3D (although if folk are, then the E6 does 3D superbly) and never used or wanted the soundbar, as I always fire the sound through my amp. There was simply no benefit for the higher cost of the E6. I even prefer the cleaner design of the B6.
We did the global field test of the new firmware at my house last week and this completely fixes the micro stutter that was evident when playing UHD Blu Rays.
All in all, I've been incredibly impressed by this TV and had the pick of every other 2016 TV at £5k or under. Now that the UHD micro stutter is fixed, I wouldn't swap the B6 for any other TV in that price range to be honest.