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LG 55EA980

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning but 4 year old 55" Full HD TV with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
55" Full HD Yes Yes Nov 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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LG 55EA980 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the LG 55EA980 as follows for Summary.
95
20 Reviews + 10 Awards
75
Good Features
46
3 Years Old
44
£163 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 20 reviews. This TV has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this LG TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The 55EA980 has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £163 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report good product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features OLED technology
Quite large display diagonal
Only Full HD
73
Very Good
49
Mediocre

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How Big is the LG 55EA980?

The LG 55EA980 is 1,227mm wide and 798.5mm tall.

LG 55EA980 front dimensions
LG 55EA980 top dimensions

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LG 55EA980 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

This TV is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Techradar, Digitallife.se and Trusted Reviews all of whom decided that this TV was very good.

The editor of review website CNET.co.uk decided that this TV was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at three other expert review sites all concluded that this television was very good. Flatpanels.dk and Flatpanelshd.com both gave this LG TV a "Reference Award" and it received a "Reference Status" award from Avforums.com.

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this LG TV was very good. This was from 01net.com, Les Numeriques.com and Digital Versus who gave it an "5 Star".

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 18 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com this television has an average expert rating of 87 out of 100. This puts this LG TV in the top 16% of all the TVs when ranked by average expert review score.

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LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 16,043 expert and owner reviews (including 6,869 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its televisions. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Two people wrote that the product was good quality.

  • It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast…
    CNET.co.uk February 2014
  • The display ships in a black box that simply oozes quality; and unpacking the…
    Hdtvtest.co.uk December 2013

Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the TVs the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The 55EA980's display diagonal of 55" is quite large compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 25% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Features OLED Technology

The LG 55EA980 features OLED technology, which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The LG 55EA980 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55EA980 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 55EA980 has a built-in camera, unlike 98% of TVs which do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi Direct, which is unusual. 72% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi. 91% of TVs do not support Wi-Fi.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most TVs have between 1 and 23 loudspeakers, including the 55EA980 which has four loudspeakers.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The RMS rated power of the LG 55EA980 of 40W is in the highest 4% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55EA980 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), which is unusual. 92% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 55EA980 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55EA980 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 86% of TVs which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Features Voice Control

The 55EA980 features voice control. 85% of televisions do not feature voice control.

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Supports Miracast

The LG 55EA980 supports Miracast. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Picture-in-Picture

The 55EA980 supports Picture-in-Picture, which is unusual. 76% of TVs do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

LG released the 55EA980 in November 2013.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This LG TV is rated A for energy efficiency. The 55EA980 has an average running cost of £163 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

certified 55ea980w, lg 55ea980v, lg 55ea980w

Barcodes:

08806084190062, 08806084190086, 08806084190116, 08806084279897, 08806084279910

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