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LG 55EA980

55" Full HD Curved Feb 2014
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date £162.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Good picture quality
Good product quality
34 Reviews + 10 Awards
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This TV has received ten awards from experts.

The experts at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this LG TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digitallife.se.

This large display diagonal TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites CNET.co.uk who said that this LG television was marvellous.

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

This TV received a "Reference Award" from both Flatpanelshd.com and Flatpanels.dk and Avforums.com gave it a "Reference Status" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and avforums.com this LG TV has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. This means that TV experts think this TV is one of the better televisions of this spec and age.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 708 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Two people considered that it was good looking. Egon Toast mentioned on Amazon three years ago “3D absolutely great, with Cinema style glasses, so no dimming of picture” and gave the product an excellent rating. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on CNET.co.uk “Stylish design”.

A number of LG 55EA980 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that the LG 55EA980 was luxurious.

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Good Product Quality

A number of LG 55EA980 reviewers reckoned that the LG 55EA980 was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk rated this TV 5 stars and wrote “It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast”. Whathifi.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the LG 55EA980 four years ago “Excellent 3D picture quality with no crosstalk”. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review “The display ships in a black box that simply oozes quality; and unpacking the” .

Robust

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 on Techradar “And what style it's arrived in, with the 55EA980W imperiously rising to the challenge of living up to all the hype OLED has built up around itself over”. Whathifi.com mentioned “Black levels are incredibly deep and solid”. Avforums.com said “Excellent build quality” in their review of this TV and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Whathifi.com said “Immersive, comfortable watch” in their review.

Has a Built-In Camera

The 55EA980 has a built-in camera, which is unusual. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV do not have a built-in camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Some LG 55EA980 owners who purchased it thought it had good features. Egon Toast gave the LG 55EA980 a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Usual SMART features good” in their review of this TV. Four years ago Whathifi.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Good selection of smart features” in their review of this TV.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One LG 55EA980 owner who purchased it thought it was not good for wall mounting. Avforums.com wrote “Can't be wall mounted”.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One LG 55EA980 reviewer said that the LG 55EA980 was good value for money. Techradar.com gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Techradar “The long, long wait is over and vaguely affordable big-screen OLED entertainment has finally arrived”.

One LG 55EA980 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Over recent years, LG has been trying to shed its “bargain basement” brand image” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some LG 55EA980 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. Flatpanelshd.com wrote “No matter how you feel about the curved panel you will be amazed by how thin and impressive the TV is” in their review of this TV. Flatpanelshd.com also mentioned “It is so thin that it is hard to fathom how LG has managed to fit all the hardware into the set, because it still”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Several LG 55EA980 owners who bought it wrote that it had good picture quality. Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Cnet.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Very bright, punchy colours”. Whathifi.com said “Colours are natural, vibrant and subtle”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had clouding visible in the picture. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 “With a true perfect black, infinite contrast, wide viewing angles, no trace of clouding, no ghosting” .

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several LG 55EA980 owners who reviewed the LG 55EA980 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the LG 55EA980 “Good passive 3D support” and scored it 5 stars. Avforums.com mentioned “Superb 3D performance” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

One customer who bought this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr. J. A. Bentley said in their review of the LG 55EA980 on Amazon “I went to the showroom to buy the new curved screen Samsung 65HU8500 4K ultra HD at” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable type and age to 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55EA980 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55EA980 is £163, which is typical compared to the other 307 TVs of this spec and age.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased the LG 55EA980 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Egon Toast wrote on Amazon three years ago “Sound is just about acceptable, although I would imagine most owners would pair this unit with a decent surround sound system”. Techradar said “Unexpectedly good audio” in their LG 55EA980 review. Avforums.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 “Great sound”.

Four Loudspeakers

The 55EA980 is a four loudspeaker TV.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EA980 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Televisions of a similar type and age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 7W and 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 22W.

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV

Several people who reviewed it said that it had great smart functions.

Supports Internet TV

The 55EA980 supports internet TV, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55EA980 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this TV was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV.

There are a number of other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Sony KDL-65W855 (£1,916.38), or the LG 55EC930 (£1,334.99).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The LG 55EA980 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this television also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Miracast

The 55EA980 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 55EA980 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55EA980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 55EA980 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Performance

Features Voice Control

The LG 55EA980 features voice control. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also feature voice control.

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Has a Game Mode

The 55EA980 has a game mode, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The 55EA980 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 55EA980 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55EA980 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 55EA980 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a desktop stand included.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55EA980 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg httpwwwtescocomdirectlg55ea980w55curvedole, certified 55ea980w, lg 55ea980v
Barcodes 08806084190062, 08806084190086, 08806084190116, 08806084279897, 08806084279910

LG 55EA980 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55EA980 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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