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LG 55EC930V

£1,334.99
55" Full HD Yes Yes Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Recommended
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LG 55EC930 Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning 55 Inch Full HD Television
With excellent reviews, we have ranked the LG 55EC930 number 13 in OLED TVs, number 26 in 3D TVs and number 28 in 55 inch TVs.
100
405 Reviews + 14 Awards
66
Good
55
Average Features
49
2 Years Old
56
£172 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this TV to others. This TV has received 14 awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and six other sites and an "Editor's Choice" from Log.com.tr. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
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 TVs 2017.
The 55EC930 has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £172 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 632 similar TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing some features:
Features OLED technology
3D
Fairly thick
Does not have a built-in camera

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with its relevant competitors we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching sport on, ranking number 31 in TVs for sport, and also mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 173 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre
40
Mediocre

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LG 55EC930 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

14 Industry Awards

TV experts love this TV and have given it 14 awards.

The writers at websites Trusted Reviews, Homecinemachoice.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Flatpanels.dk, Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ and Techradar.com/au/ all decided that concluded that they would endorse this LG TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

An additional three expert review sites thought that this television was very good. The author at review site Log.com.tr thought that this LG TV was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and the editor of website Hdtvtest.co.uk conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award. Additionally, the editor of review website Avforums.com gave this TV a "Best Buy" award and decided it was a sensible purchase.

This television received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

One additional expert review site concluded that this television was very good. Audiovision.de gave this TV a "Highlight Award".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 31 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this TV is 87%. This puts this large display diagonal TV in the top 20% of all the recently released televisions when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this TV as terrific on average. 209 reviewers (82% of all reviewers) gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Good Product Quality

33 customers who purchased the LG 55EC930 reckoned that it was good quality.

  • Needs a sound bar for a better quality of sound.
  • Brings the programmes into your front room as the picture quality is superb…
    Howji (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • Everyone who has seen the picture quality has been very impressed…
    DJCA (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • Good quality, good service…
    Deggs (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015
  • The picture quality is superb, with excellent colours…
    DAD (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • Great image quality and features…
    Claudio (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015
  • Really excellent quality product, picture is out of this world compared to my old plasma set, just love all the features…
    Steveb (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • It is well designed and ultra slim…
  • Best telly we've ever had! Has a wonderful picture quality although it doesn't seem as good as the demo telly in the shop! We did get them to show us a clip from a cartoon on a memory stick to disprove my husband's theory that the shop has a special aerial.
  • Picture quality is just out of this world…

Inferior Technical Guidance

Two owners mentioned that this TV did not have good technical guidance.

Users Report Great Picture Quality

18 customers thought the product had good picture quality, eight people said in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio and six owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Good Remote Control

10 customers who purchased it agreed that it had a good remote control.

Customers Report Good Audio Quality

25 people who purchased this TV considered that it had good sound quality.

Nice Design

12 owners reckoned that it was good looking and five owners reckoned that the product was well designed.

Robust

Four people who bought it concluded that it was well made.

LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 14,790 expert and owner reviews (including 2,858 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its televisions. LG also has very good ratings specifically for its large display diagonal TVs. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Nice Stand

Three owners who bought it considered that it had a good stand.

  • The curved screen fits well into the corner of the room and the attractive look of the model and the stand is excellent…
    Dikdak (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015
  • Looks great on the wall or on the very robust, stylish stand…
    Ricardo (Argos.co.uk) - November 2015
  • This 55" Curve is great the only problem is trying to find a suitable stand to put it on…
    Ted 45 (Argos.co.uk) - November 2015

Easy to Use

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use, nine owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup and three owners agreed that this TV was easy to use the menus.

Excellent Technical Features

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

  • Really excellent quality product, picture is out of this world compared to my old plasma set, just love all the features…
    Steveb (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • We are discovering new features all the time…
    Barney (Argos.co.uk) - January 2016
  • It's easy for a novice to use and there are various features that help if one doesn't know what to do…
  • This product has a lot of great features…
  • It was very easy to set up and once done all the features are easy to access if you want to change anything like the sound or picture…
    Basilisk (Argos.co.uk) - December 2015
  • There are a number of gimmicky features that hold little appeal for me…
  • Very little about how to make the best of features…
    Smarty (Argos.co.uk) - January 2015
  • Its a stunning picture with great features, all of the hype you may have read is spot on, this is a great product…
  • It's a shame that the magic wand doesn't give simple access to all features via a branching on-screen menu…
    Pubby (Argos.co.uk) - February 2015
  • However, some of the other features are less impressive…
    Mermer (Argos.co.uk) - January 2015

Good Size

Two owners reckoned that the product was thin.

Reasonably Priced

Seven owners who purchased the LG 55EC930 thought it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Average Priced

New large display diagonal TVs range in price from £399 to £9,000. We think that this TV has an average price compared to other new large display diagonal TVs.


Features

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch television.

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Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features OLED Technology

The 55EC930 features OLED technology, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The LG 55EC930 is 3D, as are most of the other recently released televisions.

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Fairly Thick

With a thickness of 80 millimeters, the 55EC930 has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. The thinnest thickness of comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV is 2.9mm and the thickest is 100mm.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55EC930 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 55EC930 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other latest TVs do have a built-in camera.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55EC930 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec televisions.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55EC930 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other recently released large display diagonal TVs also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of large display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV is 26W, and the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 120W. With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EC930 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar age TVs.

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Supports Internet TV

The LG 55EC930 supports internet TV. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television also support internet TV.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55EC930 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs also are Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55EC930 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Miracast

The 55EC930 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this television.

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Supports 24p

The LG 55EC930 supports 24p. Most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs also support 24p.

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Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The 55EC930 supports aptX audio decoding. Most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs also support aptX audio decoding.

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Supports Timeshift

The 55EC930 supports timeshift, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55EC930 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 55EC930 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55EC930 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 55EC930 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV was released in September 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This large display diagonal TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55EC930 is £172, which is typical compared to the other 632 recently released televisions.


With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the LG 55EC930 number 173 in TVs for films.
Reviews
100
405 Reviews + 14 Awards
Value for Money
66
Good
Features for Films
27
Mediocre
Age
49
2 Years Old
Running Costs
56
£172 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Films
52
Average

Why Has it Scored 52 for Watching Films On?

Televisions are excellent for watching films - from quiet emotional dramas to big blockbuster explosion fests. Watching films on a TV can take several forms: you can watch on terrestrial channels such as BBC or ITV, on the Video On Demand services such as iPlayer or Netflix, or just pop in a DVD!

We have tried to pull together what we believe are the best TVs for watching films. When choosing this list, we’ve concentrated on the most important attributes for films. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
Yes
55
Full HD
76
55"
Features for Films
27
Mediocre

LG 55EC930 In-Depth Analysis for Films

OLED Technology

Features OLED Technology

The 55EC930 features OLED technology, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television do not feature OLED technology.

OLED technology has an infinite contrast ratio. This means that the blacks are absolutely black as no light at all is emitted from this part of the screen. The result is that dark scenes in films are super clear.

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HD Type

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A high display resolution means that details in films will appear much sharper. Most films are available in Full HD (1920x1080) as standard these days and bluray players will play content in Full HD. Some streaming services are starting to provide content in even higher resolution such as 4K (3840x2160). Most cinemas project films in either 2K (1048x1080) or 4K.

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Display Diagonal

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch television.

For a truly immersive, cinema like experience it's hard to beat a massive screen. A large screen will fill a larger proportion of your field of vision and make you feel more absorbed in the film.

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Contrast Ratio (typical)

Contrast Ratio (typical)

Sorry, we do not know what the contrast ratio (typical) of the 55EC930 is. If you know what the contrast ratio (typical) of it is then please tell us.

Many sci-fi, action and horror films have very dark scenes, which can appear foggy on some TVs. A high contrast ratio means the dark scenes in films are great quality and it is still possible to see all the detail.

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Local Dimming

Local Dimming

Sorry, we do not know if the 55EC930 features local dimming. If you know whether it features local dimming then please tell us.

Cheap TVs use a fixed back light which remains the same brightness across the entire screen. Local dimming means that the backlight brightness varies across the screen so that bright areas remain bright but dark areas are still dark. The net result is a higher contrast ratio which will films appear more punchy and life like.

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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Sorry, we do not know if the 55EC930 features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI). If you know whether it features High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) then please tell us.

Films watched on a TV with High Dynamic Range (HDR) will appear brighter and more life like. The HDR technology preserves details and colours in the dark and bright areas of the screen so that no detail is lost from the original film.

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Video Apps

Video App

Sorry, we do not know what video apps the 55EC930 supports. If you know what video apps it supports then please tell us.

Built in video apps are a great way of quickly watching films on your TV. Popular apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will stream films straight to your TV from the internet without any additional boxes or devices.

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With excellent reviews but representing good value for money, we have ranked the LG 55EC930 number 31 in TVs for sport.
Reviews
100
405 Reviews + 14 Awards
Value for Money
66
Good
Features for Sport
40
Mediocre
Age
49
2 Years Old
Running Costs
56
£172 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Sport
59
Average

Why Has it Scored 59 for Watching Sport On?

Given the cost and distance involved in going to see live sports, it’s unsurprising that televisions are used extensively to watch all different kinds of sports - from Saturday afternoon football to the Olympics. However some TVs are better than others for watching sports: here we have tried to rank the best televisions for watching sports of all different kinds.

When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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55"
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1920 X 108 Pixels, 1920 X 1080 Pixels...
Features for Sport
40
Mediocre

LG 55EC930 In-Depth Analysis for Sport

Display Diagonal

55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch television.

A large screen is great for an immersive experience when watching sport.

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Motion Interpolation Frequency

Motion Interpolation Frequency

Sorry, we do not know what the motion interpolation frequency of the 55EC930 is. If you know what the motion interpolation frequency of it is then please tell us.

A fast motion interpolation frequency is important for fast moving sports so that motion blur is reduced.

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Display Brightness

Display Brightness

Sorry, we do not know what the display brightness of the 55EC930 is. If you know what the display brightness of it is then please tell us.

A bright screen is important for sport as most sports events are watched during daylight hours.

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Reviews
100
405 Reviews + 14 Awards
Value for Money
66
Good
Age
49
2 Years Old
Running Costs
56
£172 Over 5 Years
Overall
48
82
55"

Display Diagonal

55 inch display diagonal


Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency


High Frequency Rate

high frequency rate


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics ltd 55ec930vaek, lg 55ec930v, lg 1080p
Barcodes 05054531302176, 08806084802965, 08806084802972, 08806084802989, 08806084830715, 08806084830722, 08806087115932

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