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Best OLED TVs - Winter 2017
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OLED TVs have better picture quality than LED TVs (see our OLED vs LED TV comparison). However, they are very few of them on the market right now. In North America, only LG (the only real OLED panel manufacturer) sells them. LG has announced new models at CES already, but they're still a few months away from being available.

Best OLED TVs

LG E6
LG E6 Design
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8.5Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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9.3Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.2TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.1Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.4Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.6HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
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8.3HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.8PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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55" 65"

The LG E6 is the best flat OLED TV that we tested in 2016. It is not only 4k, but it also supports HDR. It is currently the highest rated TV on our website, and it beats the LED TVs by a fair margin.

There is also the G6 that comes with a more powerful speaker system, as well as a 77-inch size. The picture quality isn't better, though, so stick to the cheaper E6 unless you want a 77".

LG B6
LG B6 Design
Usage Ratings
8.5Mixed Usage
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What it is General purpose. The TV will be used for a variety of content and usages. Movies at night, TV shows during the day, video games from time to time, etc.
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9.0Movies
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What it is Movies in the dark. The TV will be used for watching movies in a controlled environment, directly in front, in a home theater way. Mostly only high quality content, like Blu-rays, UHD Blu-rays, streaming and a little bit of HDR.
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8.4TV Shows
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What it is TV Shows in a living room. The TV will be used in to watch TV shows, in a bright room during the day, from multiple viewing positions at different angles. The content watched has an average quality: cable, streaming, SD channels, etc.
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8.3Sports
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What it is Sports in a living room. The TV will be used to watch sports during the day, like football or hockey. Usually watched with a group, so from multiple viewing position.
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8.5Video Games
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What it is Video games. The TV will be used to play video games, directly in front, in a controlled light environment. Usually fast games, like online FPS, where motion blur and input lag is important.
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8.7HDR Movies
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What it is HDR Movies and TV shows. The TV will be used to watch 4k UHD HDR content, with a wide color gamut and a high peak brightness. Either via UHD Blu-rays or HDR streaming.
Score components:
8.5HDR Gaming
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What it is HDR Gaming. The TV will be used to play HDR video games using consoles that support it or on current generation gaming PCs. Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, GTX 10 series and AMD RX series graphics cards.
7.9PC Monitor
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What it is PC Monitor. The TV will be used as a PC monitor, from 2-3 feet away, either for productivity purposes or gaming. Sharp text is important, as well as a high resolution.
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55" 65"

The LG B6 is the cheaper version. The picture quality is about the same, which makes it a better buy for most people. There are only two main things lacking: 3D and the better sound. It also has a slightly higher input lag, but it shouldn't be an issue for most people.

Most if not every person should buy this one (or the C6) over the E6. No picture quality advantage comes with the higher price. Only a different design and better sound. The price conveniently dropped from the stratosphere before Black Friday, so while still expensive, it's a bit more reasonable nowadays, and a definite recommendation for those looking for a high-end TV.

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Currently, only LG sells OLED TVs in the US, and they all have relatively the same picture quality. Other manufacturers should start entering the OLED market in 1-2 years. Some manufacturers like Philips and Panasonic have produced some OLED TVs that use LG panels, but these aren't sold in North America.

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