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LG 55EF950V

£1,798.00
55" 4K Yes Yes Sep 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
Les Numeriques.com 5 Star 01net.com 5 Star
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LG 55EF950 Review

Our Verdict:
A Multi Award Winning and Fully Featured 55 Inch 4K TV
With excellent reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the LG 55EF950 number 8 in OLED TVs, number 10 in 3D TVs and number 17 in 55 inch TVs.
92
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
21
Poor
86
Fully-Featured
65
1 Year Old
67
£156 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
78
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has exceptional expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 92%. This TV has received two awards including industry awards from 01net.com and one other site. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this TV is slightly out of date, and newer televisions with more up to date technology are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £156 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 408 similar TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This LG TV has some great features:
4K
Features OLED technology
3D
Quite thin

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 55EF950 with its relevant competitors we have concluded that it is average for watching films on, ranking number 63 in TVs for films, and mediocre for watching sport on.
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Average
34
Mediocre

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LG 55EF950 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both thought that this large display diagonal TV was very good. 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com both gave this LG TV a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including fwdmagazine.be, Les Numeriques.com and 01net.com this TV has an overall expert rating of 97%. This puts this television in the top 5% of all the latest large display diagonal TVs when ranked by average expert review score.

Very Good Brand

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


Value For Money

Average Priced

After checking the price of 204 latest large display diagonal TVs they range in price from £399 to £19,999. We think that this TV has an average price compared to other latest large display diagonal TVs.


Features

4K

The display resolution of this TV is 4K, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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55 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

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Features OLED Technology

The 55EF950 features OLED technology. Most of the other recently released similar spec televisions do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The 55EF950 is 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

Recently released TVs have thicknesses of between 17mm and 100mm, and the average thickness is 63mm. With a thickness of only 49.9 millimeters, the 55EF950 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst large display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 55EF950 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 55EF950 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55EF950 supports Wi-Fi, 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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Supports Parental Controls

The 55EF950 supports parental controls, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this television.

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Supports Bluetooth

The 55EF950 supports Bluetooth, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55EF950 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other new similar spec TVs also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55EF950 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 55EF950 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Has an ECO Mode

The 55EF950 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other latest televisions.

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Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55EF950 is Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as are most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports 24p

The LG 55EF950 supports 24p, as do most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55EF950 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LG 55EF950 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other latest large display diagonal TVs.

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Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The LG 55EF950 supports aptX audio decoding, as do most of the other new large display diagonal TVs.

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Supports Miracast

The 55EF950 supports Miracast. Most of the other new large display diagonal TVs also support Miracast.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

It was September 2015 when LG released the 55EF950.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This TV has an efficiency rating of A. The 55EF950 is typical compared to the other 408 recently released comparable spec TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55EF950 is £156.


With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the LG 55EF950 number 63 in TVs for films.
Reviews
92
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
Value for Money
21
Poor
Features for Films
57
Average
Age
65
1 Year Old
Running Costs
67
£156 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Films
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 66 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!
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Yes
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4K
76
55"
Features for Films
57
Average

LG 55EF950 In-Depth Analysis for Films

Local Dimming

Features Local Dimming

The LG 55EF950 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television.

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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OLED Technology

Features OLED Technology

The 55EF950 features OLED technology. Most of the other recently released similar spec televisions 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

4K

The display resolution of this TV is 4K, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 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 TV.

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 55EF950 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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High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Sorry, we do not know if the 55EF950 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 55EF950 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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Reviews
92
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
Value for Money
21
Poor
Features for Sport
34
Mediocre
Age
65
1 Year Old
Running Costs
67
£156 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Sport
54
Average
76
55"
2
3840 X 2160 Pixels, 3.840 X 2.16 Pixels
Features for Sport
34
Mediocre

Display Diagonal

55 inch display diagonal


Display Resolutions

display resolution


Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency


Display Brightness

display brightness


Reviews
92
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
Value for Money
21
Poor
Age
65
1 Year Old
Running Costs
67
£156 Over 5 Years
Overall
47
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 55ef950v, condition 55ef950v, samsung 55ef950v, lg 55ef950v
Barcodes 00635131626029, 08806087144680, 08806087144697, 08806087144703, 08806087144710, 08806087144765

LG 55EF950 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55EF950 review we compared this TV to 100 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,092,187 product attributes, 109,336 TV reviews and 3,305,100 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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