These are our favorite quality category TVs for the year. OLED TV is the technology of the future but with the EF9500 its here and available now, even in 4K UHD resolution. Only Sony and Samsung’s very best, top of the line 4K full local dimming models can come close to matching OLED TVs. LG’s new 4K line of OLED TVs won our Best of CES 2015 awards for best picture in the market.
Black Levels and Color
When you view an EF9500 next to a 4K LED TV, the first thing you notice is the immense and indefinite black levels of the OLED TV. Yes, 4K LED TVs can still pump out a brighter picture due to amped up LED backlights, but it’s no comparison in depth of blacks. Now for review, you videophiles know that brighter LED backlights in the store can look great, but get it home in a lamp-lit room and you start to see all the flaws. You also remember that deeper black levels create colors that pop more and more contrast on the screen. Essentially to make my point simple, black levels win out over brightness in picture quality performance importance. OLED TV wins out easily against 4K LED in this very important category.
Response Time Speed
Did you notice that these OLED TVs do not have a Hz rate spec like 120Hz panel or “MotionPlus” or “Clear Motion Rate” or and other response time related technology spec? That’s because OLED TVs (like Plasma) do not have a backlight and LCD Panel and as a result have extremely fast response times. LG lists the critical response time (the screens ability to refresh the image on screen) at an incredible 1 microsecond. There is little to no blur with fast action on the screen.
WebOS 2.0 Smart TV Features
After taking flack from us and others two years ago, LG has put some effort into speeding Smart TV function with the first WebOS and now WebOS 2.0. Boot up times are faster, though not as fast as the new Android TV platform. The interface layout is simpler and more intuitive and makes sorting your favorite programs very easy with the point and click operation of the new LG Magic Remote (we love the Magic Remote).
Excellent 3D quality using 4K resolution and and OLED panel sets the new standard for performance.
Value is the big question with these new 4K OLED TVs. LG has a slew of new 4K LED backlit LCD TVs for the year which keeps the prices of these highly desirable OLED TVs high.
- 4 Color Pixel WRGB (white subpixel added)