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25 Reasons For

Thirteen Industry Awards

TV experts really like this TV and have given it thirteen awards.

This television was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Homecinemachoice.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint, Flatpanels.dk, Hi-tech.mail.ru/ and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom concluded that this TV was good.

The experts at three additional expert review sites endorsed this TV. This LG television received a "Best Buy" award from Avforums.com who concluded it was was a sensible purchase and it received an Hdtvtest.co.uk "Highly Recommended" award. Additionally, the expert at Log.com.tr said that this TV was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Three more expert review sites all concluded that this LG 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

This TV has an average expert rating of 88% based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus. This means that experts think this television is one of the better large TVs that have been available for more than two years.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This TV has an excellent average user rating based on 164 user reviews.

Good High Def TV

Nine LG 55EC930 reviewers who bought the LG 55EC930 thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Michael Currie mentioned on Amazon “HD content is phenomenal and looks quite beautiful”. Expert review site Techradar.com rated the LG 55EC930 4 stars and wrote “The first Full HD OLED to incorporate LG's webOS Smart platform” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Whathifi.com mentioned “Ultra High Definition (or 4K) is exciting” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the LG 55EC930 concluded that it was good looking. Two years ago Egon Toast said in their review of the LG 55EC930 “You are treated to the most beautifully rendered images I have ever seen on a TV”. Egon Toast also mentioned “The ones supplied are Cinema style, indeed you can happily use the ones you bring home from the cinema”. Michael Currie mentioned in his review of the LG 55EC930 “Its a beautifully designed TV and looks expensive”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the LG 55EC930 was a good design. Expert website Techguide.com.au wrote “Not only does it impress with a game-changing design” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

A few LG 55EC930 owners agreed that it was good quality. Michael Currie gave the LG 55EC930 a score of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Even the back is quality” in his review of the LG 55EC930. Michael Currie also mentioned “On good quality SD channels the picture is really great, better than I had expected on a large screen”. Shadwuk said in their review of this TV on Amazon three years ago “There are some quality issues”.

Easy to Use

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

A number of LG 55EC930 owners who reviewed the LG 55EC930 concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Michael Currie mentioned “Sourced the correct calibration settings and set the TV up” and scored the LG 55EC930 5 stars. Shadwuk said 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.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Egon Toast said “WebOS is a vast improvement over LGs previous effort, intuitive and easy to navigate” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Good Picture Quality

Some LG 55EC930 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Egon Toast gave this TV a score of 5 stars and wrote 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 the LG 55EC930. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ rated the product 5 stars and wrote “Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and the wafer-thin screen provide tempting compensation for those”.

One LG 55EC930 owner concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

Two LG 55EC930 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Egon Toast scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV two years ago “Now for the good news, Freeview and satellite HD signals, or a good Blu Ray will look absolutely spectacular”. In the same month Michael Currie said “Decided that it will probably be a good 5 years before there's any appreciable content on freeview” in his review and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

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

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Good Sound Quality

Some LG 55EC930 reviewers who bought it thought it had good sound quality. Egon Toast said “Sound is adequate enough, in fact very good for size of hidden speakers”. Egon Toast also wrote “A decent Cinema Sound system will however make a huge difference adding a new dimension to your viewing”. Mr D G Dabbs said in his review on Amazon “Sound is average”.

Good Brand

Large TVs produced by LG have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Reasonably Priced

Some LG 55EC930 owners concluded that this TV was good value for money. Shadwuk gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon three years ago “Right now, i think this TV has the best image obtainable for a sensible amount of money”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their LG 55EC930 review “LG's first affordable OLED TV has outstanding black levels”. Expert website Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “On the contrary, every new OLED TV to hit the market – especially one as affordable as this one – will be scrutinise”.

Good Size

One LG 55EC930 owner who reviewed the LG 55EC930 said that it was thin. Egon Toast said in their review of the LG 55EC930 “By the way I like the curved ultra thin screen”.

Good Standard Def TV

One person concluded that the LG 55EC930 was good at displaying standard definition TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer concluded that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Egon Toast rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “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

Like most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55EC930, the 55EC930 supports smart TV.

Alternative televisions which support smart TV currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper TVs such as the Samsung UE55H8000 (£1,099.00).

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE65H8000 (£1,449.00).

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Features Wi-Fi

features wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55EC930, the 55EC930 features wi-Fi.

Alternative televisions which feature wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE55H8000 (£1,099.00) which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other televisions which also feature wi-Fi including the Samsung UE65H8000 (£1,449.00).

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is OLED, which is typical of many large TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This television supports an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many large TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Features OLED Technology

The LG 55EC930 features OLED technology, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 55EC930 do not feature OLED technology.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55EC930 is 21W. With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EC930 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55EC930.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This television has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

The 55EC930 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this LG television. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the 55EC930 is more than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on large TVs that came out around the same time as the 55EC930. The smart modess "Cinema", "Photo", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Light

With a weight of only 14.4 kilograms, the 55EC930 is one of the lighter televisions that are a similar age to the 55EC930 amongst large TVs of this age. The lightest large TV that has been on the market for a comparable time to the 55EC930 is 2.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 63kg.

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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 LG 55EC930 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This TV is rated A for energy efficiency, however the 55EC930 is one of the least economic to run large TVs that have been available for more than two years that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55EC930 is £172.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The 55EC930 has a greater number of image formats than most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. This LG television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Expensive

The cheapeast televisions of this age and spec that we found costs £219 and the most expensive costs £3,243. We think that this TV looks expensive for a TV of this age and spec.

Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The 55EC930 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (155 kilowatt hours) amongst similar spec televisions of this age. The average annual energy consumption of large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55EC930 is 120kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh.

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Fairly Thick

With a depth of 80 millimeters, the LG 55EC930 has one of the thicker depths amongst TVs of this age. Across all the TVs that have been around for more than two years the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 56mm.

Other TVs with a thicker depth that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE55H8000 (£1,099.00) (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 that were launched 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

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Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
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Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
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Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
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Image Formats Supported
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Warranty Card

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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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 1080, lg 1080p, lg 55ec930, lg 55ec930v, certified 55ec930, certified 55ec930v, lg electronics ltd 55ec930, lg electronics ltd 55ec930v, lg electronics ltd 55ec930va, lg electronics ltd 55ec930vae, lg electronics ltd 55ec930vaek
Barcodes 05054531302176, 08806084802965, 08806084802972, 08806084802989, 08806084830715, 08806084830722, 08806087115932

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