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LG 55EC930V

£1,470.03
£1,334.99 £135.04 cheaper than 45 days ago
55" Full HD Sep 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date £171.68 Electricity cost over 5 years
Fourteen industry awards
Wonderful clarity
Very good build quality
296 Reviews + 14 Awards
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Pocket Lint Recommended
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Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

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

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

Three other expert review sites all thought that this television was good. This TV received a "Best Buy" award from review website Avforums.com who said it was was good and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Hdtvtest.co.uk. This LG television also received a Log.com.tr "Editor's Choice" award.

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

Audiovision.de gave this TV a "Highlight Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this television is 87%. The expert review sites think this large display diagonal TV is one of the better TVs of this age and type.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this television rated it as terrific. Over 82% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 9,080 expert and owner reviews (including 707 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its large display diagonal televisions range. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Reference Features and Smart Platform

Twenty-three people who reviewed it said that it had good features. Website Avforums.com wrote “Reference features and smart platform”. Ces32 scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “It's easy for a novice to use and there are various features that help if one doesn't know what to do”. Steveb said “Really excellent quality product, picture is out of this world compared to my old plasma set, just love all the features”.

Good Remote Control

Twenty-three owners agreed that the product had a good remote control. Annie8 said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The magic remote can be used instead of the normal remote”. Smarty mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Why would you have two controls - magic remote and remote? Can't get the wireless direct to connect to my Samsung tablet” and gave the LG 55EC930 a score of 4 stars out of 5. Trs2 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Remote straightforward and link to BT box, Blu ray player works well”.

Good Stand

Four owners who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good stand. Ted 45 scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “This 55" Curve is great the only problem is trying to find a suitable stand to put it on”. Dikdak mentioned in their LG 55EC930 review on expert review site Argos.co.uk “The curved screen fits well into the corner of the room and the attractive look of the model and the stand is excellent”. Ricardo gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote on expert review site Argos.co.uk “Looks great on the wall or on the very robust, stylish stand” in his review of this TV.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Twenty-two owners considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. An anonymous author wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “What a fantastic purchase, best TV I've ever bought, 3d is great, love that curve!”. Trevor8 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “After installation the quality was superb and the features were more than expected, giving great 3D viewing”. Buttybabe scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Ao.com “3D is fantastic although content is limited - try YouTube for some great footage” in their review of this TV.

Wonderful Clarity

Fifty-six people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Wonderful clarity”. Bon72 said in their review of this TV “Straight out of the box this tv has fantastic picture quality”. Superblue32 wrote “The picture quality is excellent, everything we hoped for”.

Nineteen customers wrote that it had a good contrast ratio. Stuff.tv mentioned “Inky deep blacks”. They also wrote “Excellent contrast” in their review. Website Avforums.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Absolute black levels” in their review of this TV.

Eighteen owners who bought this TV wrote that it had good colour saturation. Website Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote “Punchy colours”. Trusted Reviews said “Spectacularly vivid colours” . Two years ago expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Unbeatable black level performance, rich deep colours and the wafer-thin screen provide tempting compensation for those” in their review of this TV.

Six people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Goggles rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Indeed I would expect most people to have to pick their jaw up from the floor after watching a decent blu-ray on this set” in their review of this TV. Jas6004 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Viewing of 3d footage is very good and watching Blu-Ray films shows the true quality of this fantastic TV”. In the same month Dallad mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Linked up to LG "LAB550W" blu-Ray sound bar, sounds great” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people said in their reviews that it had clouding visible in the picture. Lemburg mentioned in April last year “However as of the here and now this oled tv is superior on 3 counts -Black levels/viewing angles/lack of clouding” in their review of this TV.

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Good High Def TV

Twenty-nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “There's Ultra high definition championing a next-generation resolution”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Ultra High Definition (or 4K) is exciting” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. In the same month Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The first Full HD OLED to incorporate LG's webOS Smart platform”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that are a comparable age 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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Features OLED Technology

The 55EC930 features OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55EC930 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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Design

Gorgeous, Curvy Design

Thirty-seven customers wrote that this TV was good looking. Trustedreviews.com rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of the LG 55EC930 on expert website Trusted Reviews “It's still a gorgeously next-gen performer at what's dangerously close to a current-gen price”. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “This stylish Full HD OLED widescreen provides a premium viewing experience allied with a great Smart TV platform in the shape of webOS” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. An anonymous author rated it 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote in her review of this TV “It is a beautiful looking piece of equipment/furniture”.

Twelve customers said in their reviews that this TV was well designed. Stuff.tv rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Gorgeous, curvy design” in their review of this TV. Expert website Techguide.com.au said “Not only does it impress with a game-changing design” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Last year Bosshog77 wrote “Great design & style” and rated this TV 5 stars out of 5.

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Very Good Build Quality

Ninety-two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Avforums.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Very good build quality”. An anonymous reviewer gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and she said on expert website Johnlewis.com “Beautiful TV with outstanding screen quality”. Alexcat rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of the LG 55EC930 on expert website Johnlewis.com two years ago “In summary, Picture Quality is incredible, this is the best Telly I have owned”.

Robust

Fourteen customers who reviewed this TV said that it was well made. Bribree wrote “Other than this it is sturdy well made and the picture is tremendous” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Tony P mentioned “Build Quality is good” and scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Kazzy65 wrote also two years ago “Although not cheap this OLED curved screen TV is a good quality, well built, good looking TV with a brilliant display”.

Two people who reviewed the product concluded that it was reliable. St100 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Providing oled proves reliable and gets some market traction you can't see led has a future”. Pubby gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “A satellite port allowing reception of free-to-air digital channels (although I cannot get this to work reliably with my old Sky dish”.

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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 large display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this television also do not have a built-in camera.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-eight people who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Website Argos.co.uk said two years ago “Ease to use”. An anonymous author wrote in her review of this TV “Magic remote is a nice touch which was easy and fun to use”. Anng59 said in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “So easy to use and convenient”.

Twenty customers who bought this TV considered that it was easy to setup. Stevie G scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Easy to set up and use Always had LG TV's” in his review of the LG 55EC930. Rob61 said “Easy to set up with on screen institutions, easy to sync with Router, Satellite System, Blu-Ray” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Snowflake263 mentioned “Child's play to set up and keep updated, (my 6 year old granddaughter can vouch for that”.

Eleven people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. An anonymous author said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “However, I found some detailed settings online (search 'FullyBob') which I applied”. Two years ago Gary43 wrote “Good picture (when good source and settings right) Cons”. Tricky mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com in April last year “Found out that I needed to purchase an optical audio cable and then to go into the advanced settings on the TV”.

Four people reckoned that this TV had a good interface. Stuff.tv said in their review of this TV “Slick interface” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Hazzy37 mentioned “Build quality, styling and the whole interface is just better I find”. Mermer said two years ago “WEBOS interface is excellent” in their review of this TV.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A. The average 5 year running cost of the 55EC930 is £172 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 290 large display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than two years.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when LG released the 55EC930.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55EC930 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Miracast

The 55EC930 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also support Miracast.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55EC930 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55EC930 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55EC930 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55EC930 has a common interface (CI) slot, which is unusual. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Performance

Supports 24p

The 55EC930 supports 24p, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55EC930 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55EC930 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 55EC930 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than two years also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two customers reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Tc333 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “However to use the features you need to know how and the lack of any detailed instructions spoils what is in all other respects a great TV”. Rob wrote “Excellent picture and that's what this TV is all about, follow on screen instructions for easy setup, easy to sync with Satellite, Blu-Ray, Router” in his review of this TV.


Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

With a depth of 80 millimeters, the 55EC930 has one of the thicker depths amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age. Across all the large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for more than two years the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 55mm.

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Good Size

Six people who reviewed the LG 55EC930 considered that it was thin. Drewyorks said on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The tv Is super slim” in their review of this TV. Steve99 mentioned on expert review site Argos.co.uk in April last year “It is well designed and ultra slim”. Jas6004 wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “The TV is very light and the design is beautiful, very thin with a tiny bezel around the edge”.


Price

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Fantastic Price

Nineteen customers reckoned that the LG 55EC930 was good value for money. Website Avforums.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “Fantastic price”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote two years ago “LG's first affordable OLED TV has outstanding black levels” in their review of this TV but even so they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this TV “Is only now priced sensibly enough for mere mortals”.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was expensive. Two years ago Pocket-Lint.com scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Pocket Lint “The vast majority are now LCD with some form of LED illumination, with plenty of advancements at all levels of set, or there's the typically more expensive OLED”. Yunorisson mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “Having seen this OLED TV in stores I eventually took the expensive plunge (for me)”. Rob wrote “This tv is quite expensive” in his review of this TV.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three people who reviewed the LG 55EC930 reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Davexy mentioned in their review of this TV “Absulute blacks the best picture i have seen great design with great connectivity to smart phones tablets ect”. Doctor wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Good internet connectivity” and rated it 80 out of 100. Pubby said in their review of this TV two years ago “Connectivity is good, with plenty of USB ports, HDMI ports, SCART” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

Supports Timeshift

The 55EC930 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television.

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Supports Internet TV

The 55EC930 supports internet TV, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55EC930 supports Smart TV. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support Smart TV.

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Good Smart TV

Five people wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Buttybabe said in their LG 55EC930 review on expert website Ao.com “The tv comes already on it's stand so there is no assembly and initial set up of freeview channels is straightforward”. Two years ago Egon Toast wrote on expert review site Amazon “Now for the good news, Freeview and satellite HD signals, or a good Blu Ray will look absolutely spectacular” in their review of this TV. Michael Currie mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Decided that it will probably be a good 5 years before there's any appreciable content on freeview”.

Four people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good apps. In April last year an anonymous reviewer said in her review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “TV has lots of functionalities and a great array of apps”. Dikdak wrote “The picture is superb and setting up the TV / Apps / WiFi, etc was fairly simple” in their review of this TV. Arnie mentioned on expert website Argos.co.uk “I can't believe the picture quality and ease of use of the built in apps”.

Three people who bought the product thought it was good for watching on demand TV. Clam69 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this TV on expert review site Argos.co.uk two years ago “The smart features are excellent although no 4OD”. Shadwuk mentioned on expert review site Amazon “HD sky is great, blu ray stunning, netflix is also great” and rated it 80 out of 100. Lgman wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “The Smart Hub is great & can watch many on Demand” in their review of this TV.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had great smart functions. Benny45 wrote on expert website Argos.co.uk “Apart from that I'm highly impressed, smart functions work a treat aswell” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Andyhyde69 said on expert website Argos.co.uk “A great Tv with amazing 3D and smart features Very easy to set up” in their review of this TV and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Themihai mentioned “Unfortunately the TV makes a kind of electrical/humming noise which is very annoying”.

Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The 55EC930 supports aptX audio decoding, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The 55EC930 has a quite high RMS rated power (40 Watts) compared to most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for around the same time as this TV. The average RMS rated power of large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this TV is 22W, and the RMS rated powers range from 7W to 100W.

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Good Sound Quality

Fifty owners said that this TV had good sound quality. Drewyorks rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “The colours are vibrant, sound is good, although I use a Yamaha sound bar”. Bosshog77 said “If you enjoy films & music you should go for the LG HS8 curved soundbar which is an ideal fit with this tv & provides greatly improved sound” in their review of this TV. They also wrote “On board speakers are fine” in their review.

Product Identifiers

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

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