Despite its eye-watering asking price, the OLED65E6T isn’t even the most expensive 65in TV LG makes – the G6 Signature, claims that particular trophy.

But on paper, when we boil it down to specs, there’s very little difference between the two models. Both feature a 4K OLED panel with HDR and Dolby Vision support, Ultra HD Premium certification – heck, even 3D.

But can any TV truly be worth ₹5,79,900? We sat down in front of it for several hours to find out.

Slim pickens

When it comes to styling and design, this screen shares a lot with its big brother. LG calls the panel “Picture on Glass”, and while that shouldn’t be taken literally you can see why: the OLED panel, a mere few millimetres in depth, is fixed atop a similarly-skinny transparent glass plate.

This plate protrudes out from behind the panel, acting as a kind of bezel or frame for the screen. It’s insanely thin - about half a finger’s width deep - until you get to the bottom third, which holds the TV’s innards and juts back a few extra centimetres. Despite the thinness, the set doesn’t feel frail though – you don’t need to hold your breath anytime the cat brushes past it on the stand.

Between the screen and its base plate stand sits an integrated speaker that LG refers to as a “soundbar stand”. We’ll come back to that later.

Content cravings

The OLED65E6T runs on LG's updated WebOS 3.0 smart TV platform, with a similarly colourful card-based launcher menu but a renewed focus on content discovery through My Channels and My Content. Basically, they make it easier to get right into your favourite shows and movies with new shortcuts.

If you like Netflix's Luke Cage, for instance, you can pin it to My Content and you won’t have to open up the Netflix app to access it. There’s unified search across streaming services, YouTube and live TV too.

Apps include Netflix and Amazon (which both stream in 4K and HDR), as well as Google Play.

Raising the bar

Most TVs, even of the high-end variety, pay little attention to their sound output - but LG has bucked the trend with its soundbar speaker.

Not only does it offer more volume and insight than standard flat screen TV speakers - there’s weight and punch behind dramatic sound effects, and dialogue is clear - it can auto-calibrate to your living room’s dimensions for the best performance.

Anyone seeking home cinema nirvana will still want a separate surround sound setup or even just a beefier soundbar, but LG deserves props for putting in some extra effort here.

HD-aaaaaahhhhhh yeah!

But you don’t shell out five lacs on a TV for its audio, and it’s image quality where the OLED65E6T must truly excel. And excel it does, particularly if you can feed it an HDR 4K image from, say, an Ultra HD Blu-ray like The Martian.

The picture here far surpasses 1080p full HD in both sharpness and colour detail. Look at a light bulb in this movie, for instance, and instead of it merely being a block of white light, here you can pick out the outline of the bulb and the varying rays of light it’s emitting. Things like this add greatly to the realism of the whole scene.

There’s a precision here that’s rare even for a 4K HDR TV, as well as a confidence with colours - punchy without compromising realism - and the deep black levels and wide viewing angles you’d associate with an OLED screen. It’s still bright, too, so that sometime criticism of OLED tech doesn’t hold weight here.

Drop down to mere 1080p material and things remain impressive - on par with the very best full HD tellies, in fact.

LG OLED65E6T verdict

It’s not just the glorious picture quality that makes this TV a winner - it offers powerful sound and eye-catching styling too.

LG has been doing great work with its TVs in recent years, and the OLED65E6T is one of the very best. In fact, it’s one of the best TVs made by anyone, ever.

If you can muster up the coin to buy it, you won’t be disappointed.

Stuff says... 

LG OLED65E6T review

Yes, it’s hugely expensive – but that investment gets you one of the greatest TVs we’ve ever laid eyes on
₹5,79,900
Good Stuff 
Picture perfect
Beefy sound for a TV
Still the best Smart TV system
Bad Stuff 
It costs a lot of money