Report: LG launch new G6, E6, C6 and B6 OLED TVs with Dolby Vision

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    1. Steve Withers

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      Hi Steve, I have to admit to being a little confused here with regards to LG using Dolby Vision on their TV's, when they are only claiming 600 - 800 nits peak brightness and 10 bit panel but Dolby Vision is using 4000 nits and 12 bit. Isn't it a rather large square peg in a round hole or is there some clever downscaling occurring to fit all Dolby Vision HDR goodness into the limited brightness capabilities of the OLED?
       
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      I can live with that if it means that both the G6 and E6 have the same SoC.
       
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      When we asked LG if they had any plans to release an Ultra HD Blu-ray player they said that "they were having that conversation". In the meantime we were left with the rather comical sight of LG being forced to use the Samsung UBD-K8500 as the only available source for the Ultra HD Blu-rays used in the demonstrations.

      :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
       
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      I'm planning a separate article all about Dolby Vision but to answer your question, successful delivery of Dolby Vision on any TV that supports it all comes down to the tone mapping. Since it's an end-to-end solution, Dolby control everything - the monitor the content was mastered on, the static and dynamic metadata, the delivery system and the precise calibration and set up of the Dolby Vision TV. As a result Dolby are confident they can deliver the best HDR experience on any Dolby Vision supporting TV. Its the proprietary nature of Dolby Vision and the fact it's a closed end-to-end system that prevents the majority of other TV manufacturers from embracing it because they feel they would give up too much control. Well that and the licensing fees.
       
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      As far as I can tell aside from the G6 having the movable speaker base rather than the soundbar, the two are identical.
       
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      I think in terms of price, features, design and performance the 55" E6 looks very tempting.
       
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      Hi Steve
      When are you getting the E6 in for a review?
       
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      65" E model for me :smashin: Take my money LG... Take my early adopters tax fee.. :thumbsup:
       
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      Thanks, Steve, hope that's true.

      You also wrote:
      "Panel from panel" sounds like the B6 could also reach 800 nits. Or is this a model thing with only the G6/E6 models being able to do that? Any info on that?
       
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      :facepalm::D
       
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      Great information Steve. My main concern after yesterday was hearing that the soc was the reason the G6 was able to achieve up to 800 nits and a lot of us were confused if the E6 also had this since that's supposed to be a premium model too. From your information it basically confirms that the better soc is indeed in the G6 and E6 model so picture quality on those should be the same and the B and C models will have a lower peak brightness.
       
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      We'll be getting the E6 in for review as soon as possible.
       
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      All the new LG OLEDs can achieve at least 540 nits of peak brightness (as per the UHD Alliance criteria on a 10% window) but they can go higher than that and up as high as 800 nits in the case of the E6/G6 but I'll bet that's on a very small window. The differences in brightness might be partly due to SoC implementation but LG have always said that peak brightness will vary from panel to panel even within the same model.
       
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      How do you feel about Dolby Vision now Steve after being at this event? Reading your earlier comments and on the podcast where you talked about it you didn't think it was that big of a deal because no tv can get close to the 10.000 nits its mastered and not many are supporting it yet. Do you feel it could still offer a good advantage over standard HDR10 because of the dynamic metadata it uses.
       
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      When Dolby Vision talk about 12-bit, Rec.2020 and 10,000 nits that's just future-proofing and a long way in the future at that. However what I do like about Dolby Vision is the end-to-end solution, that means they should be able to perfectly map the content as it was mastered on to the native capabilities of the Dolby Vision display. In the absence of any agreed standards with HDR 10 that seems a more sensible approach to me.
       
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      Who cares about picture quality, does the E6 have 4 HDMI inputs? :D
       
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      What about a scart connector, need this for my VHS recorder.
       
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      Still not 'affordable' at 65" tho are they. I guess it's all relative. The lack of real competition doesn't help either.
       
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      Coming in Aug/Sept
       
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      Are they planning any more updates for the EF950V?
       
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      Do these new sets have PIP / PAP?
      How did they demo DV, on USB memory stick?
       
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      The decision to jump to an oled this year or wait till next year when at least some dv content will be available is a tough one. If the uk had something like vudu which seems to have quite a selection of 4k dolby vision movies I'd probably make the jump. Looking forward to the E6 review Mr Withers
       
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      Doesn't the first quote render the second claim by Dolby somewhat questionable? They'd have to master it on every individual panel :D (and I guess the same would apply for LCD's given the moaning we hear on every thread about panel to panel variation).

      Also i'm hereby copyrighting nit-gate in preparation for the saga that is bound to ensue all over the web when people receive a panel that can only do 540 nits :D

      "I paid £7000 for my G6 and LG short changed me 260 nits, I demand an exchange!"
       
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      I think the 65E6 could be in my future too.
       
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      The futures bright, the futures..err about 800 nits :D
       
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      Hi @Steve Withers - two questions re the C6 please

      1) any mention of currys exclusives on this set? I think it would be

      2) were you impressed with the picture on it? Was there a noticeable improvement over the EF950 for example?

      Thanks
       

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