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LG 55EA980
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LG 55EA980 Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended Digital Versus 5 Star Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended
55" Curved Feb 2014
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22 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This LG TV has received ten awards from experts in TVs.

This large TV was given a "Recommended" award by Trusted Reviews, Techradar and all of whom concluded that this TV was good.

The editor of one additional expert review site thought that this television was excellent and gave it their highest award. This TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from

This LG television received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, and Les

The reviewers at three additional expert review sites all thought that this television was good. This TV received a "Reference Award" from both and and gave it a "Reference Status" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 87% based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and That puts this TV in the top 19% of all the large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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. 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 wrote two years ago “It delivers astoundingly good picture quality thanks to its perfect black levels, amazing contrast” in their review. Expert review site mentioned three years ago “The display ships in a black box that simply oozes quality; and unpacking the” .

Good Brand

On average LG large TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all TVs produced 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.


One LG 55EA980 owner said in their reviews that it was well made. 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 said “No matter how you feel about the curved panel you will be amazed by how thin and impressive the TV is”. 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 this age and spec which do not have a built-in camera.

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3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this age and type, the LG 55EA980 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 55EA980 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55EA980 also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55EA980 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is OLED, which is the most commonly found display technology on large TVs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Loudspeakers

Most large TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and seven loudspeakers, including the LG 55EA980 which has four loudspeakers.

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Features OLED Technology

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

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Two RF Ports

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

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 40 Watts, the 55EA980 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55EA980 is 7.5W and the highest is 100W.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 55EA980 is more than most large TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the 55EA980. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The 55EA980 has a greater number of video formats than most similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LG TV.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55EA980 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh. At 146 kilowatt hours, the LG 55EA980 has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as 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 Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the 55EA980.


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10 Awards Recommended Reference Award Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 5 Star Les 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star Reference Status Trusted Reviews Recommended Reference Award

Expert Reviews


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...


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...

16 February 2014

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 $121.34
Electricity cost when on standby $1.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $123.18
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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