LG’s last couple of OLED TVs have been pretty damn amazing — we’ve thought so, at least. There’s an even better and more visually arresting TV about to hit electronics stores shelves, though; the new G6T Signature is a $10,999 OLED monster supporting the latest and greatest Dolby Vision and HDR codecs, with a built-in soundbar for serious audio.
First announced at CES this year, the 65-inch LG G6T is one of only two televisions in LG’s Signature series of high-end electronics products. With all OLED TVs already able to display perfectly dark blacks alongside bright white highlights, there might not seem like an obvious reason to pick the G6T over a cheaper OLED of the same size, but there’s a slight visual difference in that the G6T (and the slightly cheaper new E6T) are the first where the OLED panel is directly bonded against a glass back, which means the screen looks equally impressive from the rear as it is the front.
There’s also a new pair of 55-inch and 65-inch OLEDs in the Signature E6T series, which have the same soundbar design but trade the horizontally striped grill for a less aggressive look. The 65-inch G6T and 65- and 55-inch E6Ts are the first OLED displays that include support for Dolby Vision high dynamic range video, which we’ve already seen work to amazing effect on the ColourPrime UH950T. The G6T’s stand is also a soundbar, with six speakers tuned by Harman/Kardon and outputting a (relatively) powerful 80 Watts of audio oomph.
Prepare to empty your wallets, though: the G6T is $10,999, a price tag that harks back to the days when OLED TVs first launched in Australia for $10,000. That five-figure price tag bought you a non-HDR, non-4K OLED display though, so the G6T is a pretty significant upgrade for the same kind of cash. If your wallet isn’t quite that overflowing, the 65-inch E6T will be $9499 while the 55-inch is $6499. All three will be available to purchase at the start of next week.
There’s also a new entry-level OLED in the 55EG910T, a curved Full HD model running WebOS 2.0 rather than 3.0 — but otherwise with all the same FreeviewPlus catch-up TV, Netflix, Stan all controlled by a motion-sensitive Magic Remote. We have the EG910T’s predecessor, the EC930T, and it’s a beautiful screen if all you want is 1080p — although the curved design might turn off some potential buyers. It’s $3999 at RRP for its 55-inch panel. [LG]