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23 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

This television is one of the most awarded of all the televisions of this age and type.

This TV received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Homecinemachoice.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Flatpanels.dk, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom wrote that this LG TV was good.

Three more expert review sites thought that this LG TV was good. The editor of Avforums.com said that this TV was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would highly recommend it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. Additionally, the editor of Log.com.tr gave this large TV an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was fantastic.

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

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Good Expert Reviews

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

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this large TV rated this TV as terrific on average.

Good High Def TV

Nine LG 55EC930 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Michael Currie mentioned on Amazon “HD content is phenomenal and looks quite beautiful”. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The first Full HD OLED to incorporate LG's webOS Smart platform”. Whathifi.com rated the product as excellent and wrote “Ultra High Definition (or 4K) is exciting”.

Nice Design

Several LG 55EC930 reviewers who purchased this TV considered that it was good looking. Egon Toast gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “You are treated to the most beautifully rendered images I have ever seen on a TV” in their review of the LG 55EC930. Egon Toast also said “The ones supplied are Cinema style, indeed you can happily use the ones you bring home from the cinema”. Michael Currie mentioned two years ago “Its a beautifully designed TV and looks expensive” and gave the product an excellent review.

One customer reckoned that the LG 55EC930 was a good design. Expert website Techguide.com.au gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said “Not only does it impress with a game-changing design”.

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Good Product Quality

A few LG 55EC930 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it was good quality. Michael Currie said in his review 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 “There are some quality issues” in their review and rated it 4 stars.

Easy to Use

A number of LG 55EC930 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Techradar.com rated the LG 55EC930 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Techradar “It provides a compelling, curved TV viewing experience that belies its everyday 1080p resolution”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ gave it a score of 5 stars and said “This stylish Full HD OLED widescreen provides a premium viewing experience allied with a great Smart TV platform in the shape of webOS”.

Two LG 55EC930 owners who bought the LG 55EC930 considered that it was easy to use the menus. Michael Currie mentioned in his review of this TV on Amazon “Sourced the correct calibration settings and set the TV up”. Shadwuk wrote on Amazon three years ago “We are talking a second or so to appear, is that really slow? Navigating within the menus is fine” in their review of the LG 55EC930.

One LG 55EC930 reviewer who purchased this TV considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Egon Toast mentioned “WebOS is a vast improvement over LGs previous effort, intuitive and easy to navigate” in their LG 55EC930 review.

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Good Picture Quality

Two people who purchased it considered that it had good colour saturation. Egon Toast said on Amazon two years ago “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 this TV and gave this TV a score of 5 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and the wafer-thin screen provide tempting compensation for those” in their review and rated the LG 55EC930 5 stars.

One LG 55EC930 owner who reviewed the product thought it had good picture quality.

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Good Smart TV Features

Some LG 55EC930 reviewers considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Egon Toast scored it very highly and said “Now for the good news, Freeview and satellite HD signals, or a good Blu Ray will look absolutely spectacular” in their review of the LG 55EC930. Michael Currie wrote “Decided that it will probably be a good 5 years before there's any appreciable content on freeview” and rated it 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Shadwuk mentioned in their review on Amazon “HD sky is great, blu ray stunning, netflix is also great” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Good Sound Quality

A few LG 55EC930 owners who purchased it concluded that it had good sound quality. Egon Toast said in their LG 55EC930 review “Sound is adequate enough, in fact very good for size of hidden speakers”. Egon Toast also said “A decent Cinema Sound system will however make a huge difference adding a new dimension to your viewing”. Mr D G Dabbs gave the product a very good review score and he said in his review of this TV “Sound is average”.

Good Brand

LG has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

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Reasonably Priced

Several LG 55EC930 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed 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”. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “LG's first affordable OLED TV has outstanding black levels” yet they only rated the product 3 stars. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said “On the contrary, every new OLED TV to hit the market – especially one as affordable as this one – will be scrutinise” in their review.

Good Size

One customer who bought the product wrote that it was thin. Egon Toast wrote on Amazon “By the way I like the curved ultra thin screen”.

Good Standard Def TV

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

Good 3D Picture Quality

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

Supports Smart TV

The 55EC930 supports smart TV, as do most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55EC930.

Other televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] which is cheaper.

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

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 55EC930 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55EC930 also have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions with a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is OLED, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This TV supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Features OLED Technology

Unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 55EC930 which do not feature OLED technology, the LG 55EC930 features OLED technology.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 40 Watts, the LG 55EC930 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 55EC930. TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated powers of between 7.5W and 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The 55EC930 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this type and age. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG television.

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Light

With a weight of only 14.4 kilograms, the 55EC930 is one of the lighter comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55EC930 amongst large TVs of this age. Televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 55EC930 have weights of between 2.3kg and 63kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the 55EC930 do not have a built-in camera. The 55EC930 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Very High Running Costs

Whilst this television has an energy efficiency rating of A, the average running cost of the 55EC930 is £172 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 320 TVs of this age and spec.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The LG 55EC930 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This LG television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55EC930. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55EC930 range from 60kWh to 320kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 120kWh. At 155 kilowatt hours, the LG 55EC930 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55EC930.

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Quite Thick

At 80 millimeters, the LG 55EC930 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55EC930. The thinnest depth of large TVs that are a similar age to the 55EC930 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] (89.8mm and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55EC930

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 55EC930 over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Operating System Installed
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
AptX Audio Decoding
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Programming Period
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

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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Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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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.

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Barcodes 05054531302176, 08806084802965, 08806084802972, 08806084802989, 08806084830715, 08806084830722, 08806087115932

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