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LG 55EA980

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended
55" Curved Nov 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Screen Shape Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Amongst large TVs that have been available for more than two years, this television is one of the most highly awarded.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digitallife.se all recommend this LG TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.co.uk who wrote that this large TV was fantastic.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all said that this TV was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this LG television a "5 Star" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all decided that this large TV was good. This TV received a "Reference Award" from both Flatpanelshd.com and Flatpanels.dk and it received a "Reference Status" award from Avforums.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and CNET.co.uk this TV has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. If all the TVs of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this LG TV is in the top 19%.

Good Picture Quality

Several LG 55EA980 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good picture quality.

One person mentioned that the LG 55EA980 had clouding visible in the picture. Digitalversus.com rated the product as very good and said on expert website Digital Versus “With a true perfect black, infinite contrast, wide viewing angles, no trace of clouding, no ghosting”.

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Good Product Quality

Four LG 55EA980 owners who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote two years ago “It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast” in their review. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned three years ago “The display ships in a black box that simply oozes quality; and unpacking the” .

LG Has Good TV Reviews

On average LG large TVs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all TVs manufactured by LG.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LG 55EA980 was luxurious. One LG 55EA980 reviewer said that this TV was good looking. Egon Toast said on Amazon two years ago “3D absolutely great, with Cinema style glasses, so no dimming of picture” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person concluded that it had great smart functions.

Good Technical Features

One LG 55EA980 owner mentioned that it had good features. Two years ago Egon Toast mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Usual SMART features good”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Mr. J. A. Bentley mentioned on Amazon “I went to the showroom to buy the new curved screen Samsung 65HU8500 4K ultra HD at”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One LG 55EA980 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Robust

One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Techradar.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Techradar “And what style it's arrived in, with the 55EA980W imperiously rising to the challenge of living up to all the hype OLED has built up around itself over” in their review of the LG 55EA980.

Good Size

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this TV was thin. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said “No matter how you feel about the curved panel you will be amazed by how thin and impressive the TV is”. Flatpanelshd.com also mentioned “It is so thin that it is hard to fathom how LG has managed to fit all the hardware into the set, because it still”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased the LG 55EA980 concluded that it had good sound quality. Egon Toast scored the LG 55EA980 5 stars and said in their LG 55EA980 review on Amazon “Sound is just about acceptable, although I would imagine most owners would pair this unit with a decent surround sound system”.

Has a Built-In Camera

The 55EA980 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55EA980 which do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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3D Compatible

The 55EA980 is 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55EA980 also are 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55EA980, the 55EA980 supports smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 55EA980 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 55EA980 also have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price], or the Samsung UE55F8000[plb_1274638_price].

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is OLED, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the 55EA980 have between one and seven loudspeakers, including the 55EA980 which has four loudspeakers.

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Features OLED Technology

The 55EA980 features OLED technology, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years which do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

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Two RF Ports

The 55EA980 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 55EA980 have between one and two RF ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other TVs of this age and spec that we have checked, the RMS rated power of the LG 55EA980 of 40 Watts is one of the highest. TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7W and 100W.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The 55EA980 has a greater number of image formats than most comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this LG TV. The image formats JPEG XR, JPS and MPO are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the 55EA980 is more than most televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 146 kilowatt hours, the 55EA980 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst large TVs of this age. TVs that were released around the same time as the 55EA980 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55EA980

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that are a similar 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG TV was released over three years ago.

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10 Awards

digitallife.se Recommended flatpanels.dk Reference Award CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 01net.com 5 Star Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star avforums.com Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended flatpanelshd.com Reference Award

Expert Reviews

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Curved TVs are said to be the next big thing in television tech for your living room, but do they live up to the hype? We put the LG 55EA980W curved OLED TV to the test to find out - hit play to... Read more…

3 March 2014

The long, long wait is over and vaguely affordable big-screen OLED entertainment has finally arrived. And what style it's arrived in, with the 55EA980W imperiously rising to the challenge of...

Techradar

21 February 2014

The LG 55EA980V really is a ground-breaking TV. It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast and great colour performance. It looks great too...

CNET.co.uk

16 February 2014

Avforums.com

Patience might well be a virtue but LG were certainly starting to try ours when it came to OLED. In fact the Korean manufacturer was becoming something of a tease, constantly showing us OLED TVs... Read more…

4 February 2014

The first proper OLED TV to arrive on our test benches has not disappointed. It effortlessly lives up to the hype by instantly producing - at the first time of asking, let's not forget - the...

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 by Egon Toast "E. T." | 6 Comments

Is this the ultimate in picture quality ???? For the time being anyway, on the horizon we have LG's new range, which includes a 65 inch OLED 4K, there are also rumours of a 77 inch OLED 4K. In the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 May 2014 by Mr. J. A. Bentley | 13 Comments

I went to the showroom to buy the new curved screen Samsung 65HU8500 4K ultra HD at.

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Electricity cost when switched on $123.24
Electricity cost when on standby $1.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $125.11
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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