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LG 55EG960

55" 4K May 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
Fourteen industry awards
Good picture quality
Easy to use
116 Reviews + 14 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
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Poor Technical Guidance

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago J. G. Osborn wrote on expert review site Amazon “Also, there are no useful instructions” nonetheless they still gave this TV a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Poor connectivity and limited functionality due to the lack of instructions” in their review.


Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

This television is one of the most highly awarded of all the TVs of this age and spec.

This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Ferra.ru and Techradar.com/au/ all of whom said that this 4K and 8K TV was outstanding.

Review websites Pocket Lint and Tek.no both endorse this television and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at websites Hdtvtest.co.uk strongly endorse this 4K and 8K TV and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This TV received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and Hardware.info gave it an "Ulitmate" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint this TV has an overall expert rating of 92%. If all the TVs that were launched more than a year ago are ranked by average expert review score then this television is in the top 8%.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 144 user reviews the average user rating of this television is brilliant. Over 82% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 2,455 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 92% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Remote Control

Five owners concluded that this TV had a good remote control. Two years ago Phil_jackie mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “The magic remote did not recognise the Virgin one nor the sound system one” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Also two years ago Wildyman gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “You quickly get used to waving the magic remote around like a pointer”. Joexter mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “Love the remote control with pointer onscreen to control functions”.

Good Technical Features

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good features. Wheels72 gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Some cool features as well”. Two years ago Smallbutjolly scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert website Johnlewis.com “This product has loads of great features, straight forward set up guide”. Philip L. mentioned “It is very user friendly with all the latest features and a superb picture that looks great from every angle”.


Design

Easy to Use

Five people who reviewed the LG 55EG960 considered that it was easy to use. Richard mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “Feels less stable than it actually is Needs a steady hand to use the on screen cursor Android application a bit limited” in his review of this TV. Spikey said in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com two years ago “The operating system is easy to use and the many features just add to the pleasure of using it”. Squashplayer mentioned in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon in April last year “More responsive and easier to use”.

Nice Design

Seven people reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their review of this TV “It's looking pretty good for the role” . Triumph Man said “Easy to set up, love the styling” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Andy_hazza wrote in their LG 55EG960 review on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It has a beautiful subtle curve”.

Good Product Quality

Ten owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Richard gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Excellent picture quality and elegant profile with very thin bezel”. Two years ago Richiej wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Lovely picture, superb sound quality and the build quality is to die for” in their review of this TV and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Peter37 said “Outstanding picture quality”.

Robust

Two people who purchased this TV thought it was well made. Wild Cat said in their review of this TV “The overall build and performance is first class” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Myklo rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Johnlewis.com “The remote is very easy to use and feels solidly built” in their review of this TV.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was May 2015 when LG released the 55EG960.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “Framed by a slim b”. 5ivey scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Other good points are its styling, thinner than all others this 65" screen fits in where others would not”.

Quite Thin

The depths of televisions of a similar age and spec to this television range from 17mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm. The LG 55EG960 has a quite thin depth (only 49.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television.

If you are not bothered about having a thicker depth then you might want to consider the UE55JS9000 (£849.99) (90.7mm), or the UE48JU7000 (£429.99) (67.4mm) both from Samsung or the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99) (49.9mm).

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Display

Good Picture Quality

Eight people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Smallbutjolly scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this TV “Picture quality excellent sound good”. N. Harris wrote “Perfect picture quality” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Alia001 mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com two years ago “Due to perfect blacks the picture quality is much much better than normal LED screens”.

Five people who reviewed the LG 55EG960 mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Stuff.tv gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “Deep, luscious blacks and punchy, bright colours.”. Sukie48 said in their review of this TV in the same month “Fantastic colours and picture” . John1 mentioned “The colours are bright and near to life” in their review of this TV and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Three customers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good contrast ratio. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their review of this TV “We've all heard the hype about incredible contrast ratios and unsurpassed brightness –”. An anonymous author said in her review of this TV “Black levels are great.”. Gdk mentioned “The picture and contrast ratio is fantastic; blacks look particularly stunning”.

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Features OLED Technology

The LG 55EG960 features OLED technology, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV which do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative TVs which feature OLED technology currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 55EF950 (£1,399).

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99).

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55EG960 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the LG 65EG960V (£1,199.99) (65").

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Eight people who reviewed the LG 55EG960 thought it had good sound quality. Two years ago Peter37 mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “Audio is adequate”. Smallbutjolly wrote in their review of this TV on expert website Johnlewis.com “Fit a sound bar and its full on”. Tav93 said “Sound is more than acceptable” .


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55EG960 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55EG960 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for more than a year also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55EG960 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 55EG960 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55EG960 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55EG960 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The 55EG960 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also support Smart TV.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Pat36 gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert review site Johnlewis.com “It was expensive” in their review of this TV.

Two customers who reviewed this TV said that it was good value for money. Peter37 said “Would have expected better for this price range”. Triumph Man wrote in their review of this TV “The only downside is the price”.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806087216752, 08806087216837, 08806087216943, 08806087217100

LG 55EG960 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55EG960 review we compared this TV to 4,717 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 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 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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