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LG 65EC970V

Techradar Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice
65" Curved Sep 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst televisions of a comparable spec and age, this TV is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from both Trusted Reviews and Techradar, both of which said that this TV was exceptional.

The writer at Avforums.com thought that this LG television was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of three more expert review sites all concluded that this 4K and 8K TV was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this TV a "5 Star" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus this 4K and 8K TV has an average expert rating of 94%. The TV expert review sites think this LG TV is one of the very best televisions of a similar age and type.

User Reviews Are Excellent

65EC970 owners on average rated this TV as fantastic.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some LG 65EC970 reviewers concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “Spectacular 3D” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Whathifi.com also wrote “Excellent 3D”. Whathifi.com also wrote “We'd have liked active 3D technology”.

Nice Design

Some LG 65EC970 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good looking. Two years ago Whathifi.com said “Gorgeous design”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Digital Versus “Apart from its UHD resolution, this TV is pretty similar to its Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) predecessors”.

One LG 65EC970 owner said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “That desirability is helped by a stunning design” in their review of the LG 65EC970.

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Good Picture Quality

Some LG 65EC970 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality. One person who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com wrote “Believable colours”.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all LG TVs and also specifically for LG 4K and 8K TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of LG 65EC970 reviewers said in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality. Whathifi.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Surprisingly good sound”.

Good Product Quality

A number of LG 65EC970 reviewers concluded that this TV was good quality. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote “Sensationally on OLED's legendary picture quality prom”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Technically impressive with superb image quality.”.

Good High Def TV

One LG 65EC970 reviewer concluded that the LG 65EC970 was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Smart TV

One LG 65EC970 reviewer reckoned that it had great smart functions.

Easy to Use

One LG 65EC970 owner who reviewed it considered that it had a good interface. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote in their review of the LG 65EC970 “WebOS remains a great smart interface” and scored the LG 65EC970 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person thought it had good features. Whathifi.com wrote “Slick Smart features” in their review of this TV.

Robust

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Whathifi.com said “UHD upscaling only solid”.

Good Size

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was thin. Whathifi.com wrote “Super thin” in their review of this TV.

Has a Built-In Camera

The 65EC970 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 65EC970 which do not have a built-in camera.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 65EC970 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 65EC970, the LG 65EC970 supports smart TV.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is OLED, which is the most frequently found display technology on televisions of this type and age.

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2 HDMI Version

The 65EC970 has a newer HDMI version than most televisions of this type and age. This TV has a 2 HDMI version, whereas most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it have a 1.4 HDMI version.

A 2 HDMI version is actually the best HDMI version across all TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of TV the worst HDMI version is 1.4.

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Features One Lifestyle Apps

features one lifestyle apps

The 65EC970 has a greater number of lifestyle apps than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV features a Skype lifestyle apps, which is the most commonly featured lifestyle apps featured on televisions that are a comparable age to the 65EC970.

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5 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person who reviewed the LG 65EC970 considered that it was not good value for money. One LG 65EC970 reviewer said that the product was not cheap. In January last year P. E. Turner mentioned on Amazon “Think they have overpriced this” but despite that they still gave it a score of 4 stars.

One LG 65EC970 owner said in their reviews that it was not a bargain for the price. Whathifi.com mentioned “Not exactly cheap” although they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Expensive

The price range of televisions of a comparable type and age is from £399 to £14,823. We think that this television looks expensive compared to other televisions of a comparable type and age.

Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the 65EC970 is more than most televisions of this type and age. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the 65EC970. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 65EC970 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One RF Ports Quantity

The LG 65EC970 is a one RF ports quantity television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 65EC970

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Running Costs Are Average

The 65EC970 is typical compared to the other 116 televisions of this age and spec that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 65EC970 is £246.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Heavy Metals Free
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
3D Glasses Quantity

6 Awards

Techradar Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(9)
30 November 2015

There isn't a shortage of big-brand, big-screen TVs out there now, so which one to invest your hard-earned cash in isn't a decision to take lightly.There are bonuses of OLED ? high contrast, wider...

Stunning contrast
Sharp, crisp picture
Upscales highdef content well
Gorgeous design
Slick and userfriendly OS
Picture needs more subtlety
No ITV player or Al 4
Limited HDR options
Needs accurate set up
Not exactly cheap
31 July 2015

Technically impressive with superb image quality, but fiddly image adjustment is a small cause for concern...

28 May 2015

If you're lucky enough to have six grand to spare you're faced with a stark TV choice between the LG 65EC970V and the Samsung UE65JS9500. Whichever way your money ultimately goes, though, the...

Techradar

15 May 2015

Avforums.com

Strictly speaking, the 65EC970V is a 2014 OLED TV but various delays have meant it's only just been released to the UK market. As such, the EC970 ships with the first iteration of LG's webOS Smart... Read more…

While the sudden arrival of HDR technology on the TV scene may have scratched off a touch of the 65EC970V's lustre, LG's 4K OLED debutante nonetheless finally delivers emphatically, spectacularly...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 by P. E. Turner | 11 Comments

I will wait for this years model which shouldn't cost £ 12,000.00...

Reviewed 5 November 2015 by NMFB

Such picture clarity, you almost feel you could reach and touch what you are looking at. Its the best I've seen so far. Takes a bit of getting used to in terms of navigating around the home menu... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Andrew24

The picture quality of this screen is very good but the picture keeps freezing and/or disappears. The TV needs to be turned off then on to recover the picture and even then it sometimes doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 10 June 2015 by Crailpaul

First things first: this is by far the best tv screen that I have ever seen, anywhere. You simply forget that you are watching it: you are just so immersed in the content. This goes for both 2D... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Igli | 3 Comments

The clarity is unbelievable, I work for Currys/PCWORLD and hands down one of the best TVS we sell. Heavy price, but you are paying for what you get, which is the best black and white colour... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £243.56
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £245.39
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 65EC970uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
32
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 32 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 65ec970, lg 65ec970v, certified 65ec970, certified 65ec970v
Barcodes 08806084849731, 08806084849748, 08806084849755, 08806084849793

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