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24 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

Amongst TVs of this spec and age, this television is one of the most awarded.

The writers at Trusted Reviews, Homecinemachoice.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Flatpanels.dk, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Techradar.com/au/ all recommend this LG TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this TV. This large TV received a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com who thought it was was a sensible purchase and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from Hdtvtest.co.uk. This TV also received an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr who thought it was exceptional.

The writers at three additional expert review sites all wrote that this large TV was good. This television received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-nine experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus have rated this LG TV on average 88 out of 100. Experts think this television is one of the better TVs of this type and age.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this LG TV rated it as terrific.

Good High Def TV

Some LG 55EC930 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Michael Currie rated it as excellent and he said in his LG 55EC930 review on Amazon “HD content is phenomenal and looks quite beautiful”. Expert website Techradar.com mentioned “The first Full HD OLED to incorporate LG's webOS Smart platform” in their review of this TV. Whathifi.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review “Ultra High Definition (or 4K) is exciting”.

Nice Design

A number of LG 55EC930 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Egon Toast said in their review of the LG 55EC930 on Amazon “You are treated to the most beautifully rendered images I have ever seen on a TV”. 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 wrote two years ago “Its a beautifully designed TV and looks expensive” in his review of the LG 55EC930.

One LG 55EC930 reviewer wrote that the product was a good design. Techguide.com.au said in their review of the LG 55EC930 “Not only does it impress with a game-changing design” and gave the LG 55EC930 a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few LG 55EC930 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Michael Currie wrote two years ago “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 wrote three years ago “There are some quality issues” in their LG 55EC930 review.

Easy to Use

Several people reckoned that the product had a good experience. Techradar.com wrote “It provides a compelling, curved TV viewing experience that belies its everyday 1080p resolution” in their review of this TV. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ said two years ago “This stylish Full HD OLED widescreen provides a premium viewing experience allied with a great Smart TV platform in the shape of webOS” in their review of this TV.

Some people reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Michael Currie wrote in his review of the LG 55EC930 on Amazon “Sourced the correct calibration settings and set the TV up” and scored it 5 stars. Shadwuk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their LG 55EC930 review “We are talking a second or so to appear, is that really slow? Navigating within the menus is fine”.

One LG 55EC930 reviewer who bought it mentioned that it was easy to use. Egon Toast wrote “WebOS is a vast improvement over LGs previous effort, intuitive and easy to navigate”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few LG 55EC930 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Egon Toast wrote in their LG 55EC930 review on Amazon “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”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this TV “Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and the wafer-thin screen provide tempting compensation for those”.

One LG 55EC930 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

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Good Smart TV Features

Some customers who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Egon Toast gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Now for the good news, Freeview and satellite HD signals, or a good Blu Ray will look absolutely spectacular”. Michael Currie mentioned in his review of the LG 55EC930 “Decided that it will probably be a good 5 years before there's any appreciable content on freeview” .

One LG 55EC930 owner wrote that the product was good for watching on demand TV. Shadwuk wrote in their LG 55EC930 review on Amazon “HD sky is great, blu ray stunning, netflix is also great”.

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Good Sound Quality

Four LG 55EC930 reviewers who reviewed this TV thought it had good sound quality. Egon Toast said on Amazon “Sound is adequate enough, in fact very good for size of hidden speakers” in their review of this TV. 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 wrote on Amazon “Sound is average”.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

LG has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other brands.

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Reasonably Priced

A few people who reviewed the LG 55EC930 concluded that it was good value for money. Shadwuk mentioned on Amazon “Right now, i think this TV has the best image obtainable for a sensible amount of money”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “LG's first affordable OLED TV has outstanding black levels”. Three years ago 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”.

Good Size

One person who purchased the LG 55EC930 said that it was thin. Egon Toast gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “By the way I like the curved ultra thin screen” in their review.

Good Standard Def TV

One LG 55EC930 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 55EC930 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Egon Toast scored it very highly and said “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. Most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 55EC930 also support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which support smart TV currently available including cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price].

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 55EC930 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55EC930 also have a wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available including cheaper televisions such as the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price].

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the Samsung UE65H8000[plb_2232251_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is OLED, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 the most frequently supported wi-Fi standards on large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Features OLED Technology

The LG 55EC930 features OLED technology, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55EC930 which do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EC930 has one of the highest RMS rated powers amongst large TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55EC930 is 7.5W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Seven Audio Formats Supporteds

The LG 55EC930 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by large TVs that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AAC HE", "AC3", "DTS", "EAC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The 55EC930 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that came out more than two years ago. This LG TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55EC930. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

Similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 55EC930 have weights of between 1.8kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The 55EC930 is fairly light (only 14.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55EC930.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the 55EC930, the 55EC930 does not have a built-in camera.

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Very High Running Costs

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however the 55EC930 is one of the least economic to run large TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 55EC930 will cost £172 over 5 years to run.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the LG 55EC930 is more than most large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of this spec and age. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Pricey

We checked 71 comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years and they range in price from £299 to £3,799. We think that this large TV looks expensive compared to other comparable spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.

Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55EC930 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 155 kilowatt hours, the 55EC930 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 80 millimeters, the 55EC930 has one of the thicker depths amongst large TVs of this age. The thinnest depth of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55EC930 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm.

Alternative televisions with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55H8000[plb_2232249_price] (89.8mm) which is also cheaper.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55EC930

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over two years.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and type 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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Specification

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2D-3D Converter
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RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
AptX Audio Decoding
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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
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Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
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Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Teletext
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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
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Width
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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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