LG OLED65E6P vs OLED65B6P Review : What are their differences?
LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P are the members of LG’s 2016 65 Inch OLED TV lineup. As part of 2016 4K TVs models, HDR (High Dynamic Range) is the highlight technology behind them. The advantage, they don’t just support one HDR format only but two HDR format HDR 10 and Dolby Vision at once. In addition stunning picture quality, both of them also offers perfect performance on some features. This course will makes you more comfort when enjoying 4K entertainment in your home. In the market, OLED55E6P is sold about $5000 while LG OLED65B6P is sold about $1000 cheaper. Of course, this difference in price cannot be said a little. So, what are the differences between them? And which is better choice between them?
LG OLED65E6P vs OLED65B6P Key Specs
|Specs and Features||LG OLED65E6P||LG OLED65B6P|
|Resolution||4K (2160 x 3840)||4K (2160 x 3840)|
|Size||65 Inch (64.5”)||65 Inch (64.5”)|
|Dimming||Pixel Dimming||Pixel Dimming|
|Picture Engine||Perfect Mastering Engine||Perfect Mastering Engine|
|HDR||OLED HDR with Dolby Vision||OLED HDR with Dolby Vision|
|Perfect Black Panel||Yes||Yes|
|4K Up-scaling||Tru 4K Up-Scaler||Tru 4K Up-Scaler|
|Motion Control||Native 120 Hz||Native 120 Hz|
|Platform||WebOS 3.0||WebOS 3.0|
|Features||Full Browser, LG Content Store, Magic Mobile Connection, etc||Full Browser, LG Content Store, Magic Mobile Connection, etc|
|LG Magic Remote||Included (Premium)||Included (Premium )|
|HDMI||4 (HDCP 2.2)||4 (HDCP 2.2)|
|RF (Terrestrial Cable)||1||1|
|Composite In (AV)||1||1|
|Wi-Fi Built In||802.11 a/c||802.11 a/c|
|Sound Design by HarmanKardon||Yes||Yes|
|Total Audio Output||40 Watt(WF : 20 Watts)||40 Watt|
|Sound Effect||OLED Surround||OLED Surround|
|Price||See the Price on Amazon||See the Price on Amazon|
Differences between LG OLED65E6P vs OLED65B6P
Although they have a significant difference in price, but as we see on comparison table above, there is no major difference in specs between them that has great impact on their picture quality. The main differences between them are about 3D technology, physical design, and built-in sound bar. Let’s discuss one by one about each of their differences.
In Physical appearance, LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P look very different. LG OLED65E6P comes with “picture on glass” design that gives the impression of elegance. The most of material where the actual display located is made from ultra thin of glass with virtually no bezel. This will give the impression that the picture displayed appears from the glass. Lower third of the TV body look slightly thickened and in here all of the OLED65E6P’s electronic parts and connectivity port are located. More bottom, there is built-in sound bar and also serves as the support of the main body. While for LG OLED65B6P, it comes with physical designed like most of the TVs that available in the market where the main material is made from plastic. As the stand, there is stable black base with a clear plastic vertical support that connect the bottom TV and that base of the stand. This will give the impression that the display of TV look like floating especially in dark room.
As we see on comparison table above, LG OLED65E6P is powered by LG Cinema 3D technology based on passive 3D technology while there is no 3D technology behind OLED65B6P. But even so, separated from their difference in 3D technology, 3D performance that offered by OLED65E6P is really stunningly. 3D images displayed looks very clear and smooth where the depth of 3D images is very noticeable. Additionally, there is also no flicker or crosstalk like that happens on active 3D technology and this course make more comfortable for eyes. A bit downside of passive 3D, each of eyes cannot receive full resolution of 3D images and only receive a half of resolution. But in other hands, it gives some advantages about its 3D glasses where they are cheaper, more comfortable to use, lighter, and no need battery.
LG OLED65E6P is equipped with 2.2 channel built-in sound bar where it located at the bottom of the main body, while LG OLED65B6P come with 4.0 channel speaker system without built-in woofer. Of course, this will make a difference in sound quality that produced by them especially for lower frequency or bass. With 2 woofers on its sound bar, this will makes bass of the sound delivered by OLED55E6P is heard more steady and impressive than what produced by OLED65B6P. This difference will be felt particularly when they are used for watching Music Shows or Movies. But even so, although OLED65B6P comes without built in woofer, sound quality delivered by it is still above average. In other hand, sound quality delivered by built-in sound bar of OLED65E6P is still not quite enough to match what delivered by premium stand alone sound bar. This means, to get a better sound experience, an additional sound bar is still recommended for them.
The excepting of what have discussed above, what offered by LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P is virtually identical whether it is about picture quality, motion handling, viewing angle, Smart TV or other features. As we see on comparison table above, both of them are powered by virtually identical technologies and features. And of course as the members of OLED TVS, stunning picture quality is the flagship of both.
As mentioned, both of LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P already support two HDR format at once, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. For processing HDR signals, they are powered by Perfect Mastering Engine with OLED HDR and Dolby Vision. And for maximizing the result, they are also powered by the number of LG’s most advanced technologies like Perfect Black Panel, Ultra Luminance, Cinematic Color and more.
The most advantage of OLED TV including OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P is about its infinite contrast ratio with perfect black level. This due each of the pixels can turn on/off/dimmed individually without being influenced by the conditions of other pixels surrounding. This allows OLED TV has pixel dimming technology where the backlight is the light of the pixel itself. Logically, if the local doming technology with more zones offers deeper black level, of course pixel dimming that has zones as much as the pixel offers much deeper black level. The result, black level delivered by OLED55B6P and OLED556P is perfect or virtually 0 nits.
Otherwise, with Ultra Luminance technology behind them, peak brightness reached by them is very bright, up to 700 nits. This value may still far below what reached by Samsung SUHD TV that is about 1500 nits, but for OLED TV, it is the brightest white that can be reached. In other hand, UHD alliance set minimum 540 nits of peak brightness that should be met by an OLED TV to get Ultra HD Premium Certification. As we know, to get Ultra HD Premium Certification, a HDR TV must reach 0.0005 nits of black level and 540 nits of peak brightness. While Dolby Vision even set higher standardization of contrast range, that is 0 – 10000 nits with currently target 4000 nits of ea brightness. This means, in term of contrast, there will not an issue when they are displaying HDR 10 contents.
Moving on color performance, LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P are powered by 4 sub pixels technology while there is a white sub pixels added on the standard RGB sub pixels. The result, they can deliver wide color gamut. The test result, both of them can cover more than 95% of DCI P3 color space while the minimum standardization of Ultra HD Premium Certification is 90% of DCI P3 Color space. Additionally, both of them also come with 10 bit depth of color. This allows they can deliver about 1.07 billion shades of color that makes smoother and clear color gradient with color gradation not much noticeable.
With picture performance that offered by LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P, all of their display specs meet the minimum standardization of HDR 10 set by UHD Alliance for Ultra HD Premium Certification. This means they can display HDR 10 fully. In other hand, although cannot display Dolby Vision contents fully, but at least Dolby vision picture that displayed on each of their screen still looks stunningly. And with great performance in HDR, of course when they are displaying normal or SDR contents, the picture will looks stunningly with deep black level, strong contrast, and rich color.
As the impact of the use of backlight on LED TVs particularly with VA Panel technology, the color and contrast will look degraded from side viewing angle. But as mentioned, OLED TV has self-lighting pixel that means it doesn’t require backlight. The result, viewing angle that offered by LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P is perfect. There is no picture deterioration noticeable even when the users watching from extremely side viewing angle. This course will give you a benefit when you want to locate your seat on your room. Wherever you place your seat, you will get the best viewing.
Both of LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P also do a perfect job when handling motion blur. Their pixel response time is very quick that is about 0.1 ms. This means there is no motion blur appears when they are used for watching fast moving images like sports, video games, or fast action movies. Not only that, both of them also do a great job when playing 24p contents from Blur Ray Player. This means there is no judder appears when they are playing Blu Ray Movies. But even so, when handling 24p contents via 60p signals like from streaming devices, both of them cannot remove completely the judder. In other hand, when displaying 24p contents via 60i signals like from satellite TV, OLED65E6P do a better job than OLED65B6P.
For completing your 4K entertainment with Smart Features, LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P feature WebOS 3.0 as their smart TV platform. As we know, the layout of WebOS 3.0 is very simple but very intuitive and easy to use. On its home screen, there is strip bars at the bottom across the screen contains your favorites and most useful apps that makes you easy to select and launch an app. Additionally, once you launch an app, the loading in time is very quick as fast as the time of selecting between apps when multitasking. Taking about apps provided, there are popular applications like Web Browser, Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, and many more. Additionally, there is also LG’s content store that provided tons of contents and apps for extending the smart experience. A new feature is about Magic Zoom that allows you to magnify certain part of the screen without picture deterioration. Additionally, there is also Mobile Magic Connection that allows you to connect your smart phone on your TV easily.
As the controller, both of LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P are equipped with LG Magic Remote. The most useful function is about Point and Click that has function like mouse on notebook. Additionally, there is also voice navigation that allows you to adjust the volume, change input or channel and other functions with your voices. Overall, in my personal opinion, WebOS is the best smart TV in 2016.
Both of LG OLED65B6P and OLED65E6P are equipped with the same inputs / outputs as their connectivity. There are 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB Ports, and other inputs/output like AV in, Component In, Ethernet, RF (Terrestrial), RS232, built-in Wi-Fi, and Audio Out and Digital Audio Out (optical) where the amount of each is 1. The difference is where these ports are located. On OLED55E6P, all of the HDMI and USB Ports are located at outside of the rear panel and the other ports are located at rear panel. While on OLED65B6P, at the outside of rear panel are installed 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI Ports and the other ports are located at the rear of panel.
As we have discussed above, 3D technology, built in sound bar, and Physical design are the main differences between LG OLED65E6P and OLED65B6P. In addition to what mentioned, both of them offer virtually identical on performance and features. HDR quality that offered by them are very stunning as well as smart TV platform of them. They are also very excellent. Additionally, both of them also support two HDR format at once, HDR 10 and Dolby Vision, even for HDR 10, it is featuring Ultra HD Premium Certification set by UHD Alliance. The most advantage of both is about its perfect black level where there is no LED TVs that quite enough to match them. But in other hand, although their peak brightness can be said the brightest for OLED TVs, but it is not quite enough to match what reached by Samsung SUHD TV that is about 1500 nits.
As mentioned, with the differences like we have discussed above, LG OLED65B6P is sold about $1000 cheaper than OLED65C6P. This certainly is a very significant difference in price. So, which is a better choice between them? If your main consideration is picture quality with lower budgets, of course LG OLED65B6P is a better choice. With picture quality and virtually identical performance in some features, you can save your money about $1000. But if you don’t mean spend $1000 more for 3D, built-n Sound bar and more elegant designed, you can try to choose LG OLED65E6P. Now the decision comes back to you according o your need and budget.