It’s as thin as an Iphone6 and has been labelled as the best 4k TV on the market. So, can the new LG OLED truly stand up to all the hype?
There no denying LG’s new ultra 4k OLED offering is close to visual perfection. Leaping lightyears ahead in both quality and design leaving its competitors in the dark. This is truly a visual experience which needs to be seen to be believed.
The Pros –
It’s easy to sing and dance about virtually all elements of LG’s latest offering. So to condense our excitement we should focus on what we believe are the main features which set this product apart from the rest.
- Design – The OLED is insanely thin, 1/8 of an inch to be precise. Its shimmering silver trim gives the effect of weightlessness, as if you simply gazing through a window, which the quality would have you believe. Aesthetically nothing comes close, LG themselves describe this triumph as “elegant, breath-taking and a whole new category of television.”
- OLED – “Organic Light Emitting Diode” and what does that mean exactly? A standard LED TV is illuminated from the side which then sheds light across the face of the screen. With an Organic LED every single pixel, that’s 8.29million to be precise, are all lit individually resulting in an enhanced picture quality. These results achieve perfect black which in turn makes every other colour pop out of the screen. Dramatically improving the overall visual experience.
- 4K – The latest in AV technology and a MUST have when purchasing any new TV. 4k enables the picture to achieve extra gradation and detail that’s simply not available in non 4k devises. For the non tech savi amongst us, 4k simply means a screen has 4x the amount of pixels as a standard HD TV. While your 4k TV will use processing to upscale HD and even standard definition pictures to its 4K pixel count. If you want to get the best out of the technology available you need to watch a native 4k source, such as Sky Q or Netflix.
The Cons –
We will always strive to give you a fair and honest review, no new product is ever perfect. With a new release there will always be teething problems and some technical hiccups.
The Price –You need to be prepared to dig deep for this type of quality. However you shouldn’t really complain at value for money here (even if it is the same price as a small car). At the cheaper end of the spectrum for a 55” inch screen prices start at around £2000. Towards the top end 65” screens retail for around £6500. The price will be enough to stop some potential buyers in their tracks but to achieve pure quality, you have to pay the price!
Sound Quality – Some users have noted their disappointment with the quality in sound which comes from the highly minimalist sound bar. However this shouldn’t be the deciding factor, as this issue, as we found at Majik, can be easily resolved. The best in OLED technology needs the best quality sound on the market. At the showroom we have hooked the sound output to our Kef Blade speakers to give the best in Visual / Audio experience available. Take a look at the links below to see what other speakers would be more than qualified for the job.
Sonos Playbar – www.sonos.com
Artison Studio Soundbar – www.artison.com
To conclude LGs OLED is simply a masterclass in visual design with quality you would struggle to find elsewhere. In our opinion it stands up to any other LOED on the market. Is the price tag worth it?…..simply, Yes. It’s not cheap that’s a given but the quality you receive is undeniable.
If you’re intrigued to see what all the fuss is about, the LG TV is available to view at Majik House via appointment. And trust us when we say, you won’t be disappointed!
Find out more from LG at: www.lg.com