LG’s flagship 2016 4K OLED TVs – the ultrathin G6T Signature and E6T – have just landed in Australia and will be available to customers from selected retailers starting next week.
LG has enjoyed plenty of success with its OLED range with more than 25,000 Australian households already investing in the technology.
Today LG is the only major manufacturer to offer the OLED TV format.
OLED – short for organic light emitting diode – is a self-illuminating material with two main benefits.
The first is the ability to create incredibly thin televisions because OLED doesn’t require a backlight.
Secondly, without a backlight, OLED pixels are either on or completely off. When they are off you’ll get the blackest blacks you will ever see on a screen because there is no backlight that needs to be shielded as you would see on a regular LED TV.
And aside from the ability to display perfect black, OLED can show a wider colour range for a truly stunning image.
In the case of the G6T and the E6T, you not only get this remarkable 4K ultra high definition picture quality but a truly head-turning design.
These new 65-inch LG TVs are the first to feature a picture-on-glass design with the razor-thin OLED panel that’s just 2.57mm thick bonded on to a glass back.
The G6T model’s screen is built onto a forward facing soundbar speaker system designed by Harman/Kardon that can fold back if the customer decides to have it wall mounted.
Similarly, the E6T also has an ultra-slim profile and built-in soundbar.
Also onboard these new LG OLED TVs is Dolby Vision – a souped-up version of HDR (high dynamic range) that enhances the graduation of light and dark areas on the screen for even more detailed picture.
All seven of Hollywood’s major studios are already producing new movies with Dolby Vision and remastering older content with Dolby Vision.
“The G6T Signature Series is truly the best TV LG has ever produced. Our OLED technology keeps getting better and OLED TV is going from strength to strength in Australia,” said Grant Vandenberg, marketing manager for LG Home Entertainment.
“OLED is no longer a niche segment but rather, it keeps on growing as consumers take the LG OLED TV Challenge and see the incredible picture quality it produces against backlit LED/LCD TVs. Over 25,000 Australian households now have an OLED TV and we expect this number will keep increasing throughout 2016.”
The G6T and E6T are 65-inch 4K OLED TVs and are priced at $10,999 and $9,499 respectively.
The E6T will also be available in a 55-inch 4K OLED model that will be priced at $6,499.