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LG LB6300 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.9
Reviewed May 23, 2014 at 12:00 am
LG LB6300 Picture
7.2
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the LG LF6300
4k No

The LG LB6300 LED TV has the best smart TV OS, low input lag, and a great viewing angle. Unfortunately, it has low contrast and reflects a lot of light, so its picture quality isn't up to par to TVs in its price range.

Our Verdict

7.2 Mixed Usage

The picture quality of the LG LB6300 LED TV is inferior to other TVs in the same price range. Unless you really want WebOS or the wide viewing angle, go for another TV, like the Samsung H6350.

Pros
  • Great Smart TV interface. The WebOS platform is visually appealing and user friendly.
  • Low input lag, which is great for gaming.
Cons
  • Poor contrast ratio. The blacks are gray in a dimly lit room.
  • The screen reflects a lot of light. The screen becomes yellow when you have too much light in your room.
  • 7.2 Mixed Usage

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Test Results

Design
Design
Design

The LG LB6300 has a design very similar to the LB5800, except the back has the same gray finish as the borders.

Design
Stand

You need a wide table to accommodate this TV because the stand is as wide as the TV itself.

Design
Borders

0.71" (1.8 cm)

Design
Thickness

1.8" (4.6 cm)

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Black 0.124 cd/m2
White 102.3 cd/m2
Contrast 826 : 1

In a dark room, the poor blacks of this TV are apparent. The contrast ratio is low so they appear gray instead. The colors are accurate, at least.

8.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity

The backlight uniformity is average-good for an LED.

5.0
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity

It has a noticeable dirty screen effect. When the camera is moving, you can notice the darker spots on the screen.

7.6
Picture Quality
Viewing Angle
Viewing Angle 35 °

As expected for an IPS display, the viewing angle is great. The colors stay great even when viewed from the side.

7.0
Picture Quality
Average Room
Reflection 2.6 %
Surface Type Semi-gloss

This LG TV reflects a lot of light. You can also see a rainbow around the lamp.

7.8
Picture Quality
Bright Room
Max white 267.1 cd/m2

It is even worse in a room with windows. The whole screen has a yellow tint. If you can't control the lighting in your room, this isn't the TV for you.

0
Picture Quality
3D
3D No
Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
8.0
Motion
Motion Blur

Like all IPS panels, the response time of the pixels is slower, so the blur trail is longer. However, this LG LB6300 does use its backlight effectively to reduce the perception of the blur.

Motion
Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation Yes
Inputs
8.7
Inputs
Input Lag
Input Lag 33.9 ms

To achieve an input lag of 33.9 ms, we had to set the icon of the input to PC and put the TV into game mode. The input lag varied between 20ms and 38ms. More often than not, it was in the low 30s, so we decided to take the picture at 33.9ms.

Inputs
Side Inputs

3 HDMI
3 USB

Inputs
Rear Inputs

1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 RF In
1 Digital Optical Audio Out
1 Ethernet

Smart Features
9.0
Smart Features
Smart TV

The main selling point of this LG is the smart TV interface called WebOS. It is indeed the most user friendly smart TV that we tested. Check out our full review of LG's 2014 smart TV platform.

Smart Features
Remote

The remote can also be used as a pointer for the on-screen cursor, which is great for using the built-in web browser.

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