I've had the 65E for a few hours now and I'm pretty impressed. It's sorta weird though, and it's taking my brain a bit to adjust to OLED vs Plasma, which I've been viewing for a decade (5020 was my first).
I've only watched a couple things all the way through with a few clips here and there just to see. All of my observations are against a professionally calibrated Pioneer 151FD which I was watching until last night. It came off the wall this morning
After patching the wall up and getting the new mount installed, the 65E went up. Set-up was fairly simple along with an update that loaded quickly. I love having the mouse to input stuff. The TV tuner found 43 channels, which is about a dozen more than the 151. The TV guide is something the Pio doesn't have and it's very handy. Changing channels is very responsive.
The first picture that came up was the local ABC affiliate's newscast and looked terrible. Changed the Picture Mode from APS to Expert (Dark Room) and adjusted some settings to tone it down. Looked better, but I think I prefer the Pio for broadcast TV. Once I get the LG calibrated though, that could change. The extra 5 inches of real estate might factor into the picture, but I think it's more of a garbage in, garbage out. The Pio hides those faults better.
Second up was Life of Pi UHD Bluray playing from the Samsung K8500. Started from the beginning and got the HDR mode notice. Nice. Blown away by the first shots of the animals. It's not 3D but it might as well be. I think that the weirdness in my brain has to do with this effect. Only watched 5 minutes or so. I played around with TruMotion but found I prefer it Off.
Next up was The Thin Red Line Criterion Bluray, played out of my Oppo 103 and through a Rotel 1572 processor. On the Pio it looks amazing but I think I really need the LG calibrated. While it did look good, I felt skin tones were off a bit.
While we ate dinner, watched an episode of CNN's "The 70's" on Netflix. The old TV clips were as expected, but the new interview clips look great. Solid black background with well-lit faces...very nice.
Then we watched the latest episode of Game of Thrones on HBO Now with a Roku 2. Bright scenes were fantastic but a lot of the episode was dark and suffered from compression issues. The Pio hides these a lot better but those bright scenes never looked better.
I then remembered to upgrade my Netflix account to 4K. Played the first bit of Marco Polo and got the Dolby Vision notification. Motion was way too soap opera and I found the Dolby Vision Picture Mode defaults to TruMotion Clear. Turned it off and it was better. I wasn't too drawn into the story, but I'll revisit.
Currently watching Better Call Saul in 4K on Netflix. It never looked this good on the Kuro and I find myself being amazed at the picture scene after scene.
In direct comparison, the LG outperforms the Pio in most regards. The contrast is remarkable and is much brighter than the Kuro. I'm sure you know about the blacks but I believe there is some crush on the LG. Haven't adjust settings to fix it yet. The soundbar on the E6 performs very well. The small woofers can get boomy if adjusted to be, but when dialed correctly, provide some nice bottom-end if you just want to watch TV at night without turning on the home theater system. Motion is a huge issue for me and the Pio does this better, but by a small margin.
Can't wait to watch more. Might post some pics of my set-up tomorrow. Cheers!