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LG 55EA980

55" Full HD Curved Feb 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Screen Shape Release Date $127.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Good picture quality
Good product quality
34 Reviews + 10 Awards
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

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

This large display diagonal TV received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Techradar and Digitallife.se all of whom concluded that this TV was good.

The writer at one other expert review site decided that this LG TV was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk.

The editors of three other expert review sites all wrote that this TV was good. This television received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

Flatpanelshd.com and Flatpanels.dk both gave this television a "Reference Award" and it received a "Reference Status" award from Avforums.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and dinside.no/data this television has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. If all the televisions of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this TV is in the top 19%.

Good Brand

We checked 8,960 user and expert reviews (including 709 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its large display diagonal televisions range. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Several LG 55EA980 owners who bought it wrote that it had good picture quality. Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Cnet.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Very bright, punchy colours”. Whathifi.com said “Colours are natural, vibrant and subtle”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had clouding visible in the picture. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 “With a true perfect black, infinite contrast, wide viewing angles, no trace of clouding, no ghosting” .

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several LG 55EA980 owners who reviewed the LG 55EA980 reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of the LG 55EA980 “Good passive 3D support” and scored it 5 stars. Avforums.com mentioned “Superb 3D performance” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

One customer who bought this TV considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Mr. J. A. Bentley said in their review of the LG 55EA980 on Amazon “I went to the showroom to buy the new curved screen Samsung 65HU8500 4K ultra HD at” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable age and type 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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Design

Nice Design

Two people considered that it was good looking. Egon Toast mentioned on Amazon three years ago “3D absolutely great, with Cinema style glasses, so no dimming of picture” and gave the product an excellent rating. Cnet.co.uk gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on CNET.co.uk “Stylish design”.

A number of LG 55EA980 reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good design. One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that the LG 55EA980 was luxurious.

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Good Product Quality

A number of LG 55EA980 reviewers reckoned that the LG 55EA980 was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk rated this TV 5 stars and wrote “It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast”. Whathifi.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the LG 55EA980 four years ago “Excellent 3D picture quality with no crosstalk”. Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned in their review “The display ships in a black box that simply oozes quality; and unpacking the” .

Robust

A few people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Techradar.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 on 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”. Whathifi.com mentioned “Black levels are incredibly deep and solid”. Avforums.com said “Excellent build quality” in their review of this TV and scored the product very highly.

Easy to Use

One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Whathifi.com said “Immersive, comfortable watch” in their review.

Has a Built-In Camera

The LG 55EA980 has a built-in camera. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released around the same time as this TV do not have a built-in camera.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased the LG 55EA980 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Egon Toast wrote on Amazon three years ago “Sound is just about acceptable, although I would imagine most owners would pair this unit with a decent surround sound system”. Techradar said “Unexpectedly good audio” in their LG 55EA980 review. Avforums.com wrote in their review of the LG 55EA980 “Great sound”.

Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Large display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this television have RMS rated powers of between 7W and 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 22W. The 55EA980 has one of the highest RMS rated powers (40 Watts) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Smart TV

Good Smart TV

Several people who reviewed it said that it had great smart functions.

Has an Internet TV Function

The 55EA980 has an internet TV function, as do most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55EA980 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Some LG 55EA980 owners who purchased it thought it had good features. Egon Toast gave the LG 55EA980 a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Usual SMART features good” in their review of this TV. Four years ago Whathifi.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Good selection of smart features” in their review of this TV.

Not Good for Wall Mounting

One LG 55EA980 owner who purchased it thought it was not good for wall mounting. Avforums.com wrote “Can't be wall mounted”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some LG 55EA980 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was thin. Flatpanelshd.com wrote “No matter how you feel about the curved panel you will be amazed by how thin and impressive the TV is” in their review of this TV. 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”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55EA980 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that are a comparable age to this television.

Alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Sony KDL-65W855, or the LG 55EC930.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 55EA980 has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television.

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Supports WiFi

The 55EA980 supports WiFi, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55EA980 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Features Voice Control

The 55EA980 features voice control, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has a Game Mode

The 55EA980 has a game mode, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI)

The 55EA980 has a common interface (CI), which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this television do not have a common interface (CI).

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The 55EA980 has a Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV also have a Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 55EA980 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG television has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 08806084190062, 08806084190086, 08806084190116, 08806084279897, 08806084279910
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