LG OLED65E6P and LG OLED65B6P are the members of LG’s 65 Inch OLED TV lineup. As part of the 2016 4K TV models, HDR (High Dynamic Range) is the highlighted technology behind them. The advantage is they don’t just support one HDR format but two HDR formats: HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. In addition to stunning picture quality, both also offer perfect performance on some features. This will add to your enjoyment of the 4K entertainment experience in your home. On the market, the LG OLED55E6P is typically more expensive than the LG OLED65B6P. Sometimes the price difference can be significant between the two. So what are the differences between them and which is better choice for you?
LG OLED65E6P vs LG 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 today’s Price||See today’s Price|
Differences between the LG OLED65E6P vs the LG OLED65B6P
Although there can be a significant difference in price, there is no major difference in th specs between them when it comes to picture quality. The main difference between them would be the 3D technology, physical design, and a built-in sound bar. Let’s discuss each of these one by one.
In terms of Physical appearance, the LG OLED65B6P and the LG OLED65E6P look very different. The LG OLED65E6P comes with a “picture on glass” design that gives it the look of elegance. Where the actual display is located is made from an ultra thin sheet of glass with virtually no bezel. This gives the impression that the picture displayed appears from the glass. The lower third of the TV body looks slightly thickened and in here is where all of the OLED65E6P’s electronic parts and connectivity ports are located. At the bottom there is a built-in sound bar and which also serves as the support of the main body. For the LG OLED65B6P, it comes with a physical design traditionally similar to TVs available in the market where the main material is plastic. For the stand, there is stable black base with a clear plastic vertical support to connect the bottom of th TV with the base of the stand. This will give the impression that the display of the TV looks like it is floating, especially in dark room.
As seen on the comparison table above, the LG OLED65E6P is powered by LG Cinema 3D technology based on a passive 3D technology while there is no 3D technology for the OLED65B6P. Even so, aside from the difference in 3D technology, the 3D performance offered by the OLED65E6P is really stunning. 3D images displayed look very clear and smooth where the depth of the 3D image is very noticeable. Additionally,there is no flicker or crosstalk like what happens on active 3D technology and this of course makes it more comfortable for the eyes. A small downside of the passive 3D is that each of the eyes can not receive the full resolution of the 3D images and only receive half the resolution. On the other hand, it does gives some advantage about its 3D glasses being cheaper, more comfortable to use, lighter, and no battery needed.
Th LG OLED65E6P is equipped with a 2.2 channel built-in sound bar located at the bottom of the main body, while the LG OLED65B6P comes with a 4.0 channel speaker system without a built-in subwoofer. Of course this will make a difference in the sound quality produced by especially for lower frequency and bass. With 2 subwoofers on its sound bar, this makes the bass sound delivered by the OLED55E6P heard more steady and impressively than what’s produced by the OLED65B6P. This difference is felt more when used for watching Music Shows and Movies. But even so, the OLED65B6P comes without a built in subwoofer, and yet the sound quality delivered by it is still above average. Looking at the sound quality delivered by the built-in sound bar of the OLED65E6P is still not quite enough to match what’s delivered by a premium stand alone sound bar. This means that to truly get a better sound experience, an additional sound bar is still recommended.
Except for what was discussed above, the offering by the LG OLED65B6P and the LG OLED65E6P is virtually identical when it comes to picture quality, motion handling, viewing angle, Smart TV and some other features. As we see on the comparison table above, both are powered by virtually identical technology and features. And of course being an OLED TV, you’re going to get a stunning picture quality as their flagship of series.
Both the LG OLED65B6P and the LG OLED65E6P support two HDR formats at once, those being the HDR 10 and Dolby Vision. For processing HDR signals, each is powered by the Perfect Mastering Engine with OLED HDR and Dolby Vision. And for maximizing results, each is also powered by a number of LG’s most advanced technologies like Perfect Black Panel, Ultra Luminance, Cinematic Color and more.
The biggest advantage of OLED TV (including the LG OLED65B6P and the LG OLED65E6P) is its infinite contrast ratio with a perfect black level. This is because each pixel can turn on/off/dim individually without being influenced by the surrounding pixels. Because OLED TV has this pixel dimming technology, the backlight is the actual light of the pixel itself. So if the local dimming technology with more zones offers deeper black level, then pixel dimming that has zones as much as the pixel offers a much deeper black level. The result is a black level delivered by the OLED55B6P and the OLED556P that is perfect with virtually 0 nits.
With the Ultra Luminance technology utilized, the peak brightness reached by each series is very bright, up to 700 nits. This value may still be far below what is achieved by the Samsung SUHD TV that is about 1500 nits, but for an OLED TV, it’s the brightest white that can be reached. In other words, the UHD alliance set a minimum 540 nits of peak brightness to be met by an OLED TV to get their Ultra HD Premium Certification. Additionally, to get the Ultra HD Premium Certification, an HDR TV must reach 0.0005 nits of black level with that 540 nits of peak brightness. While Dolby Vision sets the bar to a higher standardization of contrast range, that is 0 – 10000 nits with currently target 4000 nits of brightness. This means that in terms of contrast, there will not an issue when these TVs are displaying HDR 10 content.
Moving on to color performance, the LG OLED65E6P and the LG OLED65B6P are powered by 4 sub pixel technology which is a white sub pixel added onto the standard RGB sub pixels. The result is they can deliver a wide color gamut. The test results show that both can cover more than 95% of DCI P3 color space while the minimum standardization for Ultra HD Premium Certification is 90% of DCI P3 Color space. Additionally both also come with 10 bit depth of color. This means they can deliver about 1.07 billion shades of color to make a smoother and clear color gradient with color gradation not very noticeable.
With the incredible picture performance offered by the LG OLED65E6P and the LG OLED65B6P, all of their display specs meet the minimum standardization for HDR 10 set by the UHD Alliance for the Ultra HD Premium Certification. This means they can display HDR 10 fully. On the other hand, although each can not display Dolby Vision content fully, at least the Dolby vision picture displayed on each of their screens still look stunning. And with great performance for HDR, when displaying normal or SDR content, the picture will look stunning with a deep black level, strong contrast, and rich color.
The impact of a backlight on LED TVs (particularly with VA Panel technology), is that the color and contrast will look degraded from a side viewing angle. As mentioned earlier, the OLED TV has a self-lighting pixel such that a backlight is not required. The result is a perfect viewing angle offered by the LG OLED65B6P and the LG OLED65E6P. You’ll see that there is no picture deterioration even when watching from extreme side viewing angle. Of course this means that you can place your seats anywhere in your room. Wherever you place your seat, you will still get the best view.
Both the LG OLED65B6P and the OLED65E6P do a perfect job for handling motion blur. Their pixel response time is super quick at about 0.1 ms. This means there is no motion blur when used for watching fast moving images like sports, video games, and fast action movies. Not only that, both series do a great job playing 24p content from Blu Ray Players. There’s no judder when playing Blu Ray Movies. Although when handling 24p content via 60p signals like from streaming devices, both can not remove all judder. For displaying 24p content via 60i signals like from satellite TV, the OLED65E6P does a better job than the OLED65B6P.
For complimenting your 4K entertainment experience with more Smart Features, the LG OLED65E6P and the LG OLED65B6P feature WebOS 3.0 for their smart TV platform. The layout of WebOS 3.0 is very simple, very intuitive and it’s easy to use. On the home screen, there is a bar at the bottom across the screen containing your favorites and most used apps which makes it easy to select and launch an app. Once you launch an app, the load time is very quick and the time selecting between apps when multitasking is also fast. There are popular applications like Web Browser, Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube, and many more. There is also LG’s content store providing lots of content and apps for extending the smart TV experience. A new feature is Magic Zoom which allows you to magnify certain parts of the screen without picture deterioration. Additionally there is also Mobile Magic Connection that allows you to connect your smart phone to your TV easily.
For the controller, both the LG OLED65E6P and the OLED65B6P are equipped with the LG Magic Remote. The most useful function here is the Point and Click which works like mouse on a notebook computer. And you get voice navigation to adjust the volume, change input or channel and other functions controlled with your voice. Overall in my personal opinion, WebOS is the best smart TV experience.
Both of the LG OLED65B6P and the OLED65E6P are equipped with the same inputs and outputs for their connectivity. There are 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB Ports, and other inputs/output like an AV in, Component In, Ethernet, RF (Terrestrial), RS232, built-in Wi-Fi, and Audio Out and Digital Audio Out (optical). The difference is where these ports are located. On the OLED55E6P, all the HDMI and USB Ports are located outside the rear panel and the other ports are located at the rear panel. While on the OLED65B6P, at the outside of rear panel are installed 2 USB ports and 2 HDMI Ports and the other ports are located on the rear of panel.
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As discussed above, having 3D technology, a built in sound bar, and a different physical design are the main differences between the LG OLED65E6P and the LG OLED65B6P. In addition to what has been mentioned, both offer virtually identical performance and features. The HDR quality offered by each is very stunning as well as the smart TV platform offered. TAdditionally both support two HDR formats at once, the HDR 10 and the Dolby Vision, and for HDR 10 they have the Ultra HD Premium Certification set by the UHD Alliance. The biggest advantage to both is the perfect black level where there are no LED TVs that can match this. On the other hand, although peak brightness can be said to be the brightest for OLED TVs, it is not quite enough to match what is achieved by the Samsung SUHD TV that is at 1500 nits.
With those differences discussed above, the LG OLED65B6P is often priced less than the LG OLED65C6P. This difference in price can be significant. So which is a better choice for you? If your main consideration is picture quality with a lower budget, of course the lower priced LG OLED65B6P is a better choice. With similar picture quality and virtually identical performance on some features, you can save your money. If you don’t mind spending more for 3D, built-in Sound bar and a more elegant design, you may want to choose the LG OLED65E6P. Now the decision is yours according to your desire and budget.
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