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55" Curved Sep 2014
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26 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

This LG TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of a comparable spec and age.

The writers at seven expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this large TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Homecinemachoice.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Techradar.com/au/ and it received a "Top Recommendation" award from Flatpanels.dk.

Furthermore, this television received a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com and the reviewer at Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. Also, the editor of Log.com.tr wrote that this TV was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this television a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this TV is 88%. The television expert review sites think this LG television is one of the better TVs of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this large TV as fantastic on average.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 55EC930 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. In October last year Michael Currie scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “HD content is phenomenal and looks quite beautiful” in his review of this TV. Two years ago Techradar.com said on Techradar “The first Full HD OLED to incorporate LG's webOS Smart platform” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “Ultra High Definition (or 4K) is exciting”.

Nice Design

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Egon Toast mentioned “You are treated to the most beautifully rendered images I have ever seen on a TV” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Egon Toast also mentioned “The ones supplied are Cinema style, indeed you can happily use the ones you bring home from the cinema”. Michael Currie wrote “Its a beautifully designed TV and looks expensive” and scored it 5 stars.

One LG 55EC930 owner who reviewed this TV thought it was a good design. Three years ago expert website Techguide.com.au rated it 5 stars and wrote “Not only does it impress with a game-changing design”.

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Good Product Quality

Some LG 55EC930 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Michael Currie mentioned on Amazon “Even the back is quality”. Michael Currie also wrote “On good quality SD channels the picture is really great, better than I had expected on a large screen”. Shadwuk said on Amazon “There are some quality issues” in their review of the LG 55EC930.

Easy to Use

A few people who bought it agreed that it had a good experience. Techradar.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote two years ago “It provides a compelling, curved TV viewing experience that belies its everyday 1080p resolution”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their LG 55EC930 review “This stylish Full HD OLED widescreen provides a premium viewing experience allied with a great Smart TV platform in the shape of webOS” and scored the product 5 stars.

Several customers who bought the product thought it was easy to use the menus. Michael Currie said on Amazon “Sourced the correct calibration settings and set the TV up” in his review of the LG 55EC930. Shadwuk mentioned on Amazon “We are talking a second or so to appear, is that really slow? Navigating within the menus is fine”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. In October last year Egon Toast wrote on Amazon “WebOS is a vast improvement over LGs previous effort, intuitive and easy to navigate”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few people who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Egon Toast gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The deepest of deep blacks, even better than the old Pioneer Plasmas, ultra sharp images with colours that are an absolute joy to behold, leaping of the screen” in their review of the LG 55EC930. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said “Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and the wafer-thin screen provide tempting compensation for those” in their LG 55EC930 review and rated it 5 stars.

One LG 55EC930 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

Several customers who bought the LG 55EC930 agreed that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Egon Toast scored the product 5 stars and said “Now for the good news, Freeview and satellite HD signals, or a good Blu Ray will look absolutely spectacular” in their review. Last year Michael Currie mentioned in his review “Decided that it will probably be a good 5 years before there's any appreciable content on freeview”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Shadwuk mentioned on Amazon “HD sky is great, blu ray stunning, netflix is also great”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few LG 55EC930 reviewers said in their reviews that the LG 55EC930 had good sound quality. Egon Toast mentioned “Sound is adequate enough, in fact very good for size of hidden speakers” in their review of this TV and rated this TV 5 stars. Egon Toast also wrote “A decent Cinema Sound system will however make a huge difference adding a new dimension to your viewing”. Last year Mr D G Dabbs mentioned “Sound is average”.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all LG televisions and also specifically for LG large TVs and found that in both cases LG had good reviews.

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Reasonably Priced

Four LG 55EC930 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. Shadwuk mentioned “Right now, i think this TV has the best image obtainable for a sensible amount of money” in their review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Expert Reviews “LG's first affordable OLED TV has outstanding black levels”. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “On the contrary, every new OLED TV to hit the market – especially one as affordable as this one – will be scrutinise”.

Good Size

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Egon Toast wrote on Amazon “By the way I like the curved ultra thin screen” in their review of the LG 55EC930.

Good Standard Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 55EC930 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Egon Toast said on Amazon “If you want to see what your 3D TV is capable of just put on Guardians of the Galaxy 3D sit back”.

3D Compatible

The 55EC930 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55EC930 also are 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55EC930 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55EC930.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55EC930 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 55EC930 also have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is OLED, which is the most commonly found display technology on TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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Features OLED Technology

The 55EC930 features OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 21W. With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EC930 has one of the highest RMS rated power amongst large TVs of this age.

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Has Six Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the LG 55EC930 is more than most large TVs that were released more than two years ago. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55EC930. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Supports Three Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the LG 55EC930 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this LG television. The video formats DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The LG 55EC930 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this age and spec. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions of a similar age and type to the 55EC930. The smart modes "Cinema", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

The LG 55EC930 is fairly light (only 14.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55EC930. The weights of televisions of a similar type and age to the 55EC930 range from 2.3kg to 63kg.

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7 Reasons Against

£284.95 Price Increase

In the last 10 days the price of the 55EC930 has increased by £284.95.

Very High Running Costs

Whilst this TV has an energy efficiency rating of A, the 55EC930 is in the most expensive 19% of all 324 large TVs that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55EC930 is £172.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55EC930 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 55EC930 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This LG TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by large TVs that have been available for more than two years. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 80 millimeters, the 55EC930 has a quite thick thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55EC930. The thicknesses of large TVs that are a similar age to the 55EC930 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 60kWh, the highest is 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 155 kilowatt hours, the 55EC930 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 89 TVs of this age and type they range in price from £329 to £3,799. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of this age and type.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that were released around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Resolution
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
AptX Audio Decoding
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Programming Period
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Heavy Metals Free
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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DLNA Certificate
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Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Warranty Card

13 Awards

log.com.tr Editor's Choice flatpanels.dk Top Recommendation techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended homecinemachoice.com Recommended avforums.com Best Buy hdtvtest.co.uk Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/ Recommended

Expert Reviews

(40)
25 September 2015

We tech enthusiasts like to cover many and various things, but there are some that we really don't encounter much of ? Televisions. TVs are something we don't get much chances to review and to be... Read more…

Head into a store and the salesmen will pitch one of two television technologies. There's Ultra high definition championing a next-generation resolution, and OLED televisions, which are... Read more…

Homecinemachoice.com

Behind closed doors, in LG's high-security Seoul HQ, dubbed The Twin Towers, there's a white board screaming the message ?2015 is the year of OLED!' It's underlined three times in red marker.... Read more…

6 March 2015

The competition for this TV is, of course, the 4K LED TVs which are available for even lower prices now. Your choice at this price, then, is either the greater sharpness and support for future 4K...

12 February 2015

This stylish Full HD OLED widescreen provides a premium viewing experience allied with a great Smart TV platform in the shape of webOS. Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and...

Techradar.com/au/

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User Reviews

(157)
Reviewed 21 December 2014 by William101

Bought at 1999. The TV actually ships with a total of 4 pairs of 3D glasses, two of which are clip-ons and two are adult size. You might want to hang on to some small 3D ones for kids from a... Read more…

Reviewed 17 May 2015 by Jas6004

Having owned for the last 7 years a Pioneer Kuro Plasma which is regarded as one of the best TV's ever produced, there was no way I was going to replace it with a LCD/LED TV and lose those awesome... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by AlexCat

But it's not 4K or UHD!" Yes, please note, this is a 1080 Telly. Talk all you want, and some will, about 4K/UHD being better this and better that, however, no one is broadcasting 4K/UHD... Read more…

Reviewed 20 January 2015 by Goggles

Not to be confused with LED, this TV is more like plasma in that each pixel is illuminated individually, however unlike plasma, the light can be switched off completely giving total black next to... Read more…

Reviewed 20 January 2015 by SersiAvenger

It does not need to be a 4K TV as the picture is truly amazing. Navigation on the internet is great with the magic wand. The only negative is when watching Sky programmes via the HDMI connection... Read more…

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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 1080, lg 1080p
Barcodes 00719192594388, 05054531302176, 08806084802965, 08806084802972, 08806084802989, 08806084830715, 08806084830722, 08806087115932

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