LG 55EC930 vs LG 55UF860
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LG 55EC930

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 55" Full HD TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 13 further awards from other expert sites
96
Reviews
35 Reviews + 14 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
55" Full HD Yes 80mm Sep 2014 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 80mm
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency A
LG 55UF860

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs
87
Reviews
56 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No Yes Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A
LG 55EC930

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 55" Full HD TV, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 13 further awards from other expert sites
96
Reviews
35 Reviews + 14 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
79
Overall Score
Very Good
55" Full HD Yes 80mm Sep 2014 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 80mm
Release Date Sep 2014
Energy Efficiency A
LG 55UF860

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated 55" 4K TV, with OK running costs
87
Reviews
56 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£140 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
55" 4K No Yes Apr 2015 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 55"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
3D Yes
Release Date Apr 2015
Energy Efficiency A

Top Prices

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Reasons For

LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
8 Reasons For
OLED/QLED Technology
The LG 55EC930 features OLED/QLED technology, however the LG 55UF860 does not feature OLED/QLED technology.

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

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Expert Reviews Are Vastly Better
Based on 42 expert reviews, the average review score of the LG 55EC930 is 87%, however the average rating of the LG 55UF860 is 67% (based on 3 reviews).
User Reviews Are a Little Better
Based on 4 user reviews, the average review score of the LG 55EC930 is 95%, however the average rating of the LG 55UF860 is 92% (based on 43 reviews).
Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.4%, whereas LG has an average rating of 86.2%.
Better Lydogbillede.dk Review Score
The LG 55EC930 has a Lydogbillede.dk review score of 83%, whereas the rating of the LG 55UF860 was only 67% from the same site.
Better Ljudochbild.se Review Score
Ljudochbild.se's LG 55EC930 review gave it a score of 83%, whereas the LG 55UF860 only has a rating of 67% from the same site.
Better Lydogbilde.no Review Score
Lydogbilde.no gave the LG 55EC930 a review score of 83%, whereas the LG 55UF860's rating was only 67% from the same site.
Better for Watching Films
The LG 55EC930 is better for watching films than the LG 55UF860.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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2 Reasons For
£1 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The LG 55UF860 is £1 cheaper to run than the LG 55EC930 over five years.
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Better for Watching Sport
The LG 55UF860 is better for watching sport than the LG 55EC930.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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Reasons Against

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Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
14 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star audiovision.de: Highlight Award avforums.com: Best Buy Digital Versus: 5 Star flatpanels.dk: Top Recommendation hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended homecinemachoice.com: Recommended Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star log.com.tr: Editor's Choice Pocket Lint: Recommended Techradar: Recommended techradar.com/au/: Recommended Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

The LG 55EC930 has better expert reviews than the LG 55UF860. The average expert reviews score for the LG 55EC930 is 87% based on 42 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 55UF860 is 67% based on 3 reviews.
LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
Best
5 stars
23 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG 55EC930 has better user reviews than the LG 55UF860. The average user reviews score for the LG 55EC930 is 95% based on 4 reviews, where as the average score for the LG 55UF860 is 92% based on 43 reviews.
LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
33 reviews
4 stars
6 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review

Date Released

LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
41 months old 34 months old Best

Key Features

OLED/QLED Technology

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 55EC930
LG
55EC930
18 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2
LG 55UF860
LG
55UF860
17 trees 0.68 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Review Analysis

Sound Quality

Reviewers of the LG 55EC930 thought the sound quality was excellent, and thought the LG 55UF860 sound quality was very good.
LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
  • Sound is average…
    Mr D G Dabbs - June 2015
  • The sound is fine as well…
    Shadwuk - December 2014
  • A decent Cinema Sound system will however make a huge difference adding a new dimension to your viewing…
    Egon Toast "E. T." - February 2015
  • Sound is adequate enough, in fact very good for size of hidden speakers…
    Egon Toast "E. T." - February 2015
  • The sound was OK…
    HappyBiker - February 2016
  • The sound is quite good, well let's put it this way, you won't be rushing for the mute button…
    Gchad - January 2016
  • The sound from the speakers is more than adequate for our room…
    Trojan - December 2015
  • We did not think the sound quality was the best…
    Lenac - January 2016
  • It has all the required qualities and great sound…
    JK John - September 2015
  • Sound poor…
    Dick100 - February 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Display LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Display Diagonal 55" 55"
    HD Type
    4K
     4K
    4K
     4K
    High Frequency Rate 2,000Hz
    BEST
    Display Resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    3840 x 2160 (4K)
     3840 x 2160 (4K)
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Display Brightness
    Display Technology
    OLED LED
     OLED
     LED
    OLED LED
     OLED
     LED
    Screen Format Adjustments
    Zoom
     Zoom
    Zoom
     Zoom
    Display Diagonal (metric) 138cm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
     1920 x 1080
    1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
     1920 x 1080
     
     
     
    Audio LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    RMS Rated Power 40W Unknown - Click to provide data
    Loudspeaker 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Sound Modes
    News Standard
    Music Movie
    Sports Game
     News
     Standard
     Music
     Movie
     Sports
     Game
    News Standard
    Music Movie
    Sports Game
     News
     Standard
     Music
     Movie
     Sports
     Game
    Speaker 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Design LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Peak Luminance Ratio 65% Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Power LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Energy Efficiency Class
    A
     A
    A
     A
    Power Consumption (typical) 106W
    BEST
    84W
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W 0.3W
    Annual Energy Consumption 155kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    TV Tuner LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Tuner Type
    Analog
     Analog
    Analog
     Analog
     
     
     
    Performance LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Video Formats Supported
    DIVX H.264
    DIVX HD H.265
     DIVX
     H.264
     DIVX HD
     H.265
    DIVX H.264
    DIVX HD H.265
     DIVX
     H.264
     DIVX HD
     H.265
    Audio Formats Supported
    MP3 AC3
    PCM EAC3
    HAAC AAC++
     MP3
     AC3
     PCM
     EAC3
     HAAC
     AAC++
    MP3 AC3
    PCM EAC3
    HAAC AAC++
     MP3
     AC3
     PCM
     EAC3
     HAAC
     AAC++
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG MPO
    JPS
     JPG
     MPO
     JPS
    JPG MPO
    JPS
     JPG
     MPO
     JPS
    Teletext 2,000 Pages 2,000 Pages
     
     
     
    Packaging Content LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    3D Glasses Quantity 3
    BEST
    2
     
     
     
    Networking LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Wi-Fi Standards
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b 802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     802.11a
    802.11n 802.11g
    802.11b 802.11a
     802.11n
     802.11g
     802.11b
     802.11a
     
     
     
    Management Features LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Smart Modes
    Vivid Cinema
    Game Standard
    Photo
     Vivid
     Cinema
     Game
     Standard
     Photo
    Vivid Cinema
    Game Standard
    Photo
     Vivid
     Cinema
     Game
     Standard
     Photo
    Number of OSD Languages 34 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Programming Period 8 Day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Thickness 80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Weight 14.4kg Unknown - Click to provide data
    Weight With Stand 16.4kg
    BEST
    20.4kg
    Depth (with Stand) 204mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Height (with Stand) 753mm 781.6mm
    Width (with Stand) 1,225mm
    BEST
    1,234.8mm
    Height 715mm 727.3mm
    Width 1,225mm 1,234.8mm
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Headphone Outputs 1 1
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
    RF Port 1 2
    BEST
    SCART Port 1 1
    RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
    Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
    Composite Video in 1 1
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
    USB 2.0 Port 3
    BEST
    2
    HDMI Version
    1.4
     1.4
    1.4
     1.4
    HDMI Port 4
    BEST
    3
     
     
     
    Packaging Data LG 55EC930 LG 55UF860
    Package Weight 22.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
    Package Height 256mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Package Depth 845mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Package Width 1,330mm Unknown - Click to provide data

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