Top critical review
9 people found this helpful
The best TV I've ever seen....with caviats.
on 1 November 2016
4K - Check
3D - Check
OLED - Check
If you care at all about the quality of picture you're feeding your eyeballs, then feast on the 55EG960V from LG, a 4K 3D OLED beast of a TV that will smack your jaw off of your face, stomp on it until it is dust, and then feed that jaw-dust to your stunned jaw-less face.
With an infinite contrast ratio, absolute blacks, stunning colours and brilliant whites, you cannot get a better screen.
Released in May 2015 for a measly £5k, the 8.3 million pixel 960V immediately garnered the kind of reviews normally reserved for arty sax jazz albums and early-Spielberg films. Awards and 5⭐️ Reviews abounded and all fell before the sword of the seductively curved, sexy white-backed, shiny-edged behemoth from LG.
Sliding Gravity (3D) into my blu ray player, I marvelled at the utter blackness of space, the crosstalk and flicker free full HD 3D wonder that is Sandra Bullock's underwear. On to Sin City to bask in the brilliant contrast, perfect whites (just like a Persil wash) and life-sucking black levels the kind of which I've never seen before. Everyone else's TV now looks like rubbish to me, their blacks a washed out dark grey milky soup to my black hole.
The Organic Light Emitting Diodes can individually turn completely off, allowing full white pixels to reside against complete black without and bleed or 'glowing' like you get with Edge Lit LED tv's.
The design is fantastic, the inputs certainly adequate, the magic remote a wonder, the 3D, black levels, colour and lest I forget the amazingness that is 4K resolution make this not only the best tv I've owned, but the best TV I've ever seen. Bar none. If I could give it 6 stars, a Victoria Cross and the Key to the City of Boston, I would.
Cannot recommend highly enough the OLED's from LG. Perfect.
Edit: 4/11/16: I was diddling around with the HDMI settings today and enabled wide colour, which allows 10bit colour and HDR Via the HDMI ports. My Xbox One S now displays compatible games (Battlefield 1, Forza Horizon 3) in HDR! Also my UHD blu rays will now show HDR. An unexpected bonus!! Unfortunately the TV displays HDR as washed out greys rather than blacks so it's actually better to have the HDR disabled on the XB1S. There is also a hissing sound coming from the tv at all times, sometimes hours after it has been switched off. Still the best tv I've ever seen though, The Revenant in 4K is unbelievable. Gaming is responsive and fun, the blacks still give me chills! Many 3D movies later and we are still yet to see any crosstalk or ghosting. The remote isn't terribly great as it constantly disconnects and you have to shake it vigorously for several seconds before it will work I got a £125 discount on the TV after threatening to send it back, and I am happier with it than my partner who can't stand the hiss.
Update 27/12/2016. Tv not working. Lasted 2 months and then just quit. We could get sound but no picture, now there's nothing. £1500 paperweight after 63 days.