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LG 15EL9500

LG 15EL9500
88
Reviews
15 Reviews + 1 Award
69
Features
Good Features
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
65
Age
9 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and award winning 15" OLED / QLED technology television, with a good spec. It has good picture quality, a good contrast ratio but it's expensive.
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HD 15" Yes 43mm Mar 2010
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With very low running costs and outstanding reviews, we have scored the LG 15EL9500 as follows:

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Kagoo Score
89
Reviews
69
Features
0
Value for Money
66
Age
94
Running Costs

72

72
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 73%, based on 15 reviews. This TV has received an industry award from Pocket Lint.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this LG TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2019.
The 15EL9500 has running costs of only £77 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 7,400+ TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Features OLED / QLED technology
Thinner than average
Smaller than average display diagonal
Not 3D

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

89
Reviews

Average Review Score

3.7 stars (15 reviews)

13%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Hot Product Award

This TV has received a Hot Product Award from Pocket Lint.
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What Are People Saying About the LG 15EL9500?

Picture Quality
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Stand
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Price
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Size and Weight
1
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Robustness
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More Than 10 People Thought it Did Not Have a Reasonable Price

Six people thought that the LG 15EL9500 was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
6 people agree
No people disagree
  • ... supreme contrast, high brightness, lusciously smooth images. Poor audio, high price.
    Pocket Lint 30 Aug 2010
  • ... OLED? The... Simply outstanding picture quality, beautiful styling. Astonishing price, slight motion judder with Blu-ray (but no other source).
    whathifi.com 22 Sep 2010
  • ... styling...Superb black levels. Natural colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. Small size. Sluggish remote control.
    Techradar 8 Aug 2010
  • ... in this t...Simply outstanding picture quality, beautiful styling. Astonishing price, slight motion judder with Bluray (but no other source). As thin as ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • View All Reviews About Price
    Expensive
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Was Reliable
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    One Person Thought This TV Had a Long Battery Life
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    The Majority of Owners Thought it Was a Good Size

    Six people thought that the LG 15EL9500 was thin.

  • ... perfect viewing angles, extremely fast response time, true color depth, extremely slim frame and low energy consumpt... So, what is OLED? In short OLED ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • ... Perfect black levels. Response time. Viewing angles. Color reproduction. Very thin, no buzz. Perfect light homogeneity. Price. Resolution. Size.
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • ... your desk? OLED needs to upsize, and fastKey specsHDMI, OLED, USB...As thin as cardboard, supreme contrast, high brightness, lusciously smooth images. ...
    Pocket Lint 30 Aug 2010
  • ... this is a statement TV that shows exactly what OLED is capable of...Absurdly thin design. Dazzling brightness and rapier resolution. Energy efficient and ...
    T3.com 28 Jun 2010
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Nicely Designed

    Several people thought that the LG 15EL9500 was good-looking, smooth and well designed.

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    Good-Looking
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... arrival of a truly flat TV - LG’s first, and Planet Earth’s bi... Beautifully engineered, the only question is: how badly do you need a luxury TV on ...
    Pocket Lint 30 Aug 2010
  • ... display.So, what's OLED? The... Simply outstanding picture quality, beautiful styling. Astonishing price, slight motion judder with Blu-ray (but no other ...
    whathifi.com 22 Sep 2010
  • ... triangular stand, this one... ForSuperb black levelsNatural colour paletteGorgeous styling...Superb black levels. Natural colour palette. Gorgeous styling. ...
    Techradar 8 Aug 2010
  • ... largest OLED-TV but in this t...Simply outstanding picture quality, beautiful styling. Astonishing price, slight motion judder with Bluray (but no other ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
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    Smooth
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Well Designed
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought the LG 15EL9500 Was Not Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the LG 15EL9500 had bad controls.

  • ... colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. Small size. Sluggish remote control.
    Techradar 8 Aug 2010
  • ... colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. Small size. Sluggish remote control. Absurdly thin design. Dazzling brightness and rapier resolution. ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • Some People Thought the LG 15EL9500 Had an Environmentally Responsible Design

    Two people thought that the LG 15EL9500 was good in terms of power usage.

  • ... of...Absurdly thin design. Dazzling brightness and rapier resolution. Energy efficient and waterproof. Expensive technology. No Freeview HD tuner.
    T3.com 28 Jun 2010
  • ... control. Absurdly thin design. Dazzling brightness and rapier resolution. Energy efficient and waterproof. Expensive technology. No Freeview HD tuner. ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Produced an Excellent Quality Picture

    Several people thought that the LG 15EL9500 had a good contrast ratio, had good picture quality and had a good screen.

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    Has a Good Contrast Ratio
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... to upsize, and fastKey specsHDMI, OLED, USB...As thin as cardboard, supreme contrast, high brightness, lusciously smooth images. Poor audio, high price.
    Pocket Lint 30 Aug 2010
  • ... and tiny screen mean it isn't exactly ready for prime time...Incredibly deep black levels. Vibrant colours. Smooth motion. Hugely expensive. Tiny screen ...
    CNET.co.uk 23 Aug 2010
  • ... gunmetal grey and resting on a neat triangular stand, this one... ForSuperb black levelsNatural colour paletteGorgeous styling...Superb black levels. Natural ...
    Techradar 8 Aug 2010
  • ... Hugely expensive. Tiny screen area. Only offers a 720p resolution. Superb black levels. Natural colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
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    Has Good Picture Quality
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Screen
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has Good Colour Saturation
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Did Not Have Good Sound Quality

    Three people thought that the LG 15EL9500 had bad sound quality.

  • ... cardboard, supreme contrast, high brightness, lusciously smooth images. Poor audio, high price.
    Pocket Lint 30 Aug 2010
  • ... cutting edge product. Wed have also liked the 2W speakers to have provided a little more heft in the audio department, and given the high-end billing a ...
    gadgetshow.channel5.com 6 Dec 2010
  • ... cardboard, supreme contrast, high brightness, lusciously smooth images. Poor audio, high price. Incredibly deep black levels. Vibrant colours. Smooth motion. ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • One Person Thought This TV Was Not a Great Smart TV
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    Some Customers Thought the LG 15EL9500 Did Not Have a Good Remote Control

    Two people thought that the LG 15EL9500 had a bad remote control.

  • ... colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. Small size. Sluggish remote control.
    Techradar 8 Aug 2010
  • ... colour palette. Gorgeous styling. Stratospheric price. Small size. Sluggish remote control. Absurdly thin design. Dazzling brightness and rapier resolution. ...
    flatpanelshd.com 11 Nov 2010
  • One Person Thought the LG 15EL9500 Had a Good Stand
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    One Customer Thought it Had a Great High Def Picture
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    How Good Are LG TVs?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Features OLED / QLED technology
    Thinner than average
    Ultra High dynamic contrast ratio
    Average high frequency rate
    Smaller than average display diagonal
    Not 3D
    Lower than average RMS rated power
    Dimmer than average display brightness

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of owners thought it was a good size
    More than 10 people thought it was nicely designed
    The vast majority of owners thought it produced an excellent quality picture
    Two people thought the LG 15EL9500 was not easy to use
    Some people thought it did not have good sound quality
    Some customers thought the LG 15EL9500 did not have a good remote control
    Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

    The 15EL9500's display diagonal of only 15" is very small compared to most other TVs. It is in the smallest 1% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 7" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 43".

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    Features OLED / QLED Technology

    The 15EL9500 features OLED / QLED technology, unlike 98% of televisions which do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

    What is OLED / QLED technology? Less Edit
    Not 3D

    The 15EL9500 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 80% of televisions are also not 3D.

    What does "3D" mean? Less Edit
    Thinner Than Average
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    Televisions have thicknesses of between 2.7mm and 970mm, and the average thickness is 74mm. The 15EL9500's thickness of only 43mm is in the thinnest 19% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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    Average High Frequency Rate

    The 15EL9500's high frequency rate of 100Hz is fairly average compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 50% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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    Lower Than Average RMS Rated Power

    The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 1W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 19W. The 15EL9500's RMS rated power of only 4W is lower than 98% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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    Dimmer Than Average Display Brightness

    The LG 15EL9500's display brightness of only 200 cd/m² is dimmer than average when compared to most other televisions. It is in the dimmest 5% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. Across all the televisions the display brightnesses range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 360 cd/m².

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    Ultra High Dynamic Contrast Ratio

    This TV has a 10000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many TVs. A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

    A contrast ratio of 50,000:1 or higher.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the LG 15EL9500 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 10 people thought it did not have a reasonable price
    66
    Age

    LG 15EL9500 Release Date

    March 2010

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    When Are Most New LG TVs Released?

    Most new LG TVs tend to be released between February and March.

    For the latest LG television technology you may want to consider waiting until February 2019. Also the price of the current LG TVs may drop off just before the latest models are released in February. 35 new LG TVs were released in March 2018 making it the biggest month that year for new LG television releases. In 2017 most new LG TVs were released in February, with 46 new LG TVs released that month. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new LG televisions, with 43 new LG televisions released that month.

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    How Fast Do LG TV Prices Drop After Release?

    LG TVs tend to depreciate faster than most TVs.

    Most TVs drop in price by 16% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, LG TVs drop in price by 24%. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £215 on a typical £890 new LG TV by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    LG 15EL9500 Running Costs

    The average running cost of the 15EL9500 is only £77 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 14% of all 7,400+ televisions that we checked.

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    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought the LG 15EL9500 had an environmentally responsible design

    How Can I Save Money on My Energy Costs?

    There's lots of simple ways to reduce your electricity costs at home. Read our comprehensive guide "How to Save Electricity at Home: 101 Powerful Tips".
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    13% of Customers Would Recommend
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    LG 15EL9500 Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    High Frequency Rate
    Display Resolution
    Display Brightness
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio
    Motion Interpolation Technology
    Aspect Ratio
    HD-Ready
    Native Refresh Rate
    Audio
    RMS Rated Power
    Loudspeaker
    Built-in Speaker
    Speaker
    Design
    Colour
    Power
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    TV Tuner
    Auto Channel Search
    Tuner Type
    Digital Signal Format System
    Performance
    Teletext Function
    Teletext
    Networking
    Ethernet Port
    Management Features
    On/Off Timer
    Sleep Timer
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Weight With Stand
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Ports & Interfaces
    DVI Port
    RF Port
    RS-232 Port
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    15el9500oled, lg 15el9500, 15el9500eu

    Barcodes

     02600217015323,  08808992750222

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