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LG 65EC970V

£3,299.00
65" 4K Yes Yes Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
Techradar Editor's Choice Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice
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LG 65EC970 Review

Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured 65 inch 4K television
With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the LG 65EC970 number 22 in OLED TVs, number 67 in 3D TVs and number 111 in 4K TVs.
96
16 Reviews + 6 Awards
7
Poor
88
Fully-Featured
48
2 Years Old
18
£246 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
67
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has outstanding expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 96%, based on 16 reviews. This TV has received six awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews and one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com. Samsung TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However this LG TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest televisions 2017.
The 65EC970 has running costs of £246 over 5 years, which are in the most expensive 10% of all 3,971 similar TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It has some great features:
4K
Features OLED technology
3D
Supports Wi-Fi

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this TV with its relevant competitors we have concluded that it is average for watching sport on, ranking number 166 in TVs for sport, and mediocre for watching films on, ranking number 184 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre
51
Average

LG 65EC970 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

Television experts rave about this television and have given it six awards.

This LG TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both websites Trusted Reviews and Techradar, both of which concluded that this television was outstanding.

The writer at one additional expert review site decided that this TV was very good. This LG TV received a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com.

Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this TV a "5 Star" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This TV has an average expert rating of 94 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus. If all the recently released TVs are ranked by average expert review score then this LG TV is in the top 5%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this LG television is excellent based on 8 owner reviews. Over 71% of reviewers gave this television the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

LG Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 14,701 owner and expert reviews (including 5,646 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has very good reviews. We also found that LG has very good reviews specifically within its TVs range. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

After checking the price of 1144 recently released similar spec TVs they range in price from £85 to £25,000. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other recently released similar spec TVs.


Features

65 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inch television.

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4K

The 65EC970 has a maximum display resolution of 4K. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common display resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This TV's display resolution (4K) is actually the best display resolution across all latest TVs.

The worst display resolution across similar types of TV is HD Ready.

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Features OLED Technology

The LG 65EC970 features OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The 65EC970 is 3D, unlike most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV which are not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The LG 65EC970 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 65EC970 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution is in fact the best supported display resolution amongst all recently released TVs.

The worst supported display resolution across comparable types of TV is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Camera

The 65EC970 has a built-in camera. Most of the other latest TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports Miracast

The 65EC970 supports Miracast. Most of the other recently released comparable spec TVs also support Miracast.

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Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The 65EC970 does not feature local dimming, unlike most of the other new TVs.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 65EC970 has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other recently released TVs also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports 24p

The 65EC970 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 65EC970 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this television.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 65EC970 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other latest TVs also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 65EC970 supports timeshift. Most of the other new comparable spec TVs also support timeshift.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was September 2014 when this LG television was released.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The 65EC970 has an average 5 year running cost of £246 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run recently released TVs.


With excellent reviews but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the LG 65EC970 number 184 in TVs for films.
Reviews
96
16 Reviews + 6 Awards
Value for Money
7
Poor
Features for Films
31
Mediocre
Age
48
2 Years Old
Running Costs
18
£246 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Films
46
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47 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
81
4K
92
65"
Features for Films
31
Mediocre

LG 65EC970 In-Depth Analysis for Films

Local Dimming

Does Not Feature Local Dimming

The 65EC970 does not feature local dimming, unlike most of the other new TVs.

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 LG 65EC970 features OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV 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 65EC970 has a maximum display resolution of 4K. That's over four times the display resolution of a Full HD TV, which is the most common display resolution. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

This TV's display resolution (4K) is actually the best display resolution across all latest TVs.

The worst display resolution across similar types of TV is HD Ready.

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

65 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 65 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 65EC970 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 65EC970 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 65EC970 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, we have ranked the LG 65EC970 number 166 in TVs for sport.
Reviews
96
16 Reviews + 6 Awards
Value for Money
7
Poor
Features for Sport
51
Average
Age
48
2 Years Old
Running Costs
18
£246 Over 5 Years
Overall Score for Sport
56
Average

Why Has it Scored 56 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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65"
93
3840 X 2160 Pixels
Features for Sport
51
Average

LG 65EC970 In-Depth Analysis for Sport

Display Diagonal

65 Inch Display Diagonal

This is a 65 inch television.

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

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Display Resolutions

3840 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 65EC970 supports a maximum display resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels display resolution is in fact the best supported display resolution amongst all recently released TVs.

The worst supported display resolution across comparable types of TV is 1024 x 768 pixels.

A high display resolution such as 4K lets you see the fine detail in sporting events so you can always see exactly where the ball is.

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Motion Interpolation Frequency

Motion Interpolation Frequency

Sorry, we do not know what the motion interpolation frequency of the 65EC970 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 65EC970 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 65ec970v, certified 65ec970v, lg 65ec970v
Barcodes 08806084849731, 08806084849748, 08806084849755, 08806084849793

LG 65EC970 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 65EC970 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 1,093,364 product attributes, 109,464 TV reviews and 2,965,900 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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