Australian Review: LG 55EG960T 55-inch 4K OLED TV – Almost perfect
So when it comes to the upper echelon of expensive TVs, their manufacturers tend not to loan them to tech journalists – probably out of a (completely reasonable) fear that they'd then have to wrangle them from said journalist's cold dead hands.
Instead, manufacturers – in this case LG – tend to put journalists up in a hotel room or hire house for a short period of time. When you consider the 55EG960T's AUD$5,999 price tag (and somewhat limited availability), it shouldn't surprise you that this review occurred under these circumstances.
And let's be honest, I'd be lying if I said I didn't consider sneaking the 55EG960T out of the hotel room.
The 55EG960T is one the first two 4K OLED TVs to be made available commercially in Australia, and that's really exciting. Many, including myself, believe OLED to be the future of TV due to its ability to display "true" or "perfect" black without adversely affecting the rest of the image. Unfortunately, this comes at a price; the 55-inch 55EG960T retails for AUD$5,999, and the 65-inch 65EG960T retails for AUD$9,999.
But as you might have guessed from my headline, if you value the image quality of your TV and have the cash to burn, LG's 4K OLED range is totally worth it.
I had from about 6:30pm Monday night to 10am Tuesday morning with the 55EG960T, but of course, a good chunk of those hours were spent sleeping. I kind of wish I stayed up for a few hours more, just so I could have spent a few more hours with my eyeballs glued to that incredible 4K OLED panel.
Considering the short "hands on" time associated with this review, feel free to take it with a grain of salt (or disregard it entirely, your choice really). However, as tempting as rewatching the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy was (the boxset was left in my room), I did my best to try out as many of the 55EG960T's use-case scenarios and test as many of its features as I could in the short time I had allocated.