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LG 55EG960

55" 4K Ultra HD May 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
Fourteen industry awards
Good picture quality
Poor connectivity
116 Reviews + 14 Awards
Digital Versus 5 Star Techradar Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended

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Reviews

Fourteen Industry Awards

This TV has received fourteen awards from experts.

The editors of five expert review sites all wrote that this television was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This LG TV received an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Ferra.ru and Techradar.com/au/.

The reviewers at Pocket Lint and Tek.no both thought that concluded that they would endorse this 4K and 8K TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This LG television was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Hdtvtest.co.uk who said that this television was very good.

This television received a "5 Star" award from both Digital Versus and 01net.com and it received an "Ulitmate" award from Hardware.info.

This TV received an "Award" from Lydogbilde.no, it received a "Reference Award" from Flatpanels.dk and it received a "Reference Status" award from Avforums.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Digital Versus and Pocket Lint the average expert rating of this 4K and 8K TV is 92%. This means that TV experts think this television is one of the very best TVs of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this LG television rated it as exceptional. Over 82% of reviewers gave this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 8,960 expert and owner reviews (including 1,780 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs. 92% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Remote Control

Thirteen owners mentioned that this TV had a good remote control. Phil_jackie said two years ago “The magic remote did not recognise the Virgin one nor the sound system one”. Wildyman said in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com in the same month “You quickly get used to waving the magic remote around like a pointer”. Barrie59 said “The remote is also the best one we have ever used on a LG TV” in their review of this TV and scored this TV the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good features. Wheels72 wrote “Some cool features as well” in their review of this TV and gave this TV a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Smallbutjolly said on Johnlewis.com “This product has loads of great features, straight forward set up guide” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Last year Philip L. said “It is very user friendly with all the latest features and a superb picture that looks great from every angle.I thoroughly recommend this” in his review of this TV.

Nice Stand

Two owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good stand. Richard said two years ago “Stand looks good” in his review of this TV.

Inferior Webcam

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not good for making skype calls. 5ivey said “Things that are not perfect, no Skype so no camera, at least not in the EU” but in spite of that they rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Twenty-three customers agreed that the LG 55EG960 had good picture quality. Rapideye wrote on Johnlewis.com “When watching in HD we've been thrilled by the clarity of image, even though our living-room is not particularly large”. Two years ago Peter37 wrote on Johnlewis.com “Outstanding picture quality”. Pawvoyager wrote in the same month “Picture quality is amazing, blacks un real”.

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it had a good contrast ratio. Two years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their review of this TV “We've all heard the hype about incredible contrast ratios and unsurpassed brightness –” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Wildyman wrote on Johnlewis.com “The colour and contrast is visibly superior to LCD IMHO, most noticeable with moodily lit films”. An anonymous author mentioned “Black levels are great.”.

Six customers considered that it had good colour saturation. Stuff.tv scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Deep, luscious blacks and punchy, bright colours.” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said two years ago “Boasting both 4K resolution and OLED technology, LG's EG960T provides sensationally deep blacks and amazing colours” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Sukie48 scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “Fantastic colours and picture”.

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Prjlondon wrote “Using this screen with a good upscaler (AV amp or Blu-ray players) really offers superlative pictures, until proper 4K pictures are widely available in the UK” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Rtf Chairman wrote on Johnlewis.com “As regards 3D the picture via 3D Blu-Ray is simply stunning” in their review of this TV. Caymanman said two years ago “Is this a problem in the real world? HDR Blu-ray does not exist nor the players to play them on” in their review of this TV.

One owner concluded that this TV had a wide viewing angle. Squashplayer wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Also good is the hugely wide viewing angle, something not available on Samsung/ non- OLED as far as I've seen”.

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Good High Def TV

Thirteen people wrote in their reviews that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this TV “It delivers the combination we've been waiting for – 4K Ultra HD resolution” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Expert review site Brisbanetimes.com.au wrote in their review of this TV “Space station greets usAugmenting the reality of fashionPlease Log in to update your video settingsAdam Turner takes a closer look at the LG 65-inch Ultra HD OLED”. Expert review site Cybershack.com.au said in their review of this TV two years ago “It's worth considering LG's Full HD only 55-inch OLED” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

Six people who reviewed the LG 55EG960 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Wildyman scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The 3D picture is surprisingly good, providing a similar experience to the cinema”. Andy_hazza gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Johnlewis.com “The 3D is amazing also”. Dave M said “The only draw back is the 3D specks they are rubbish, for its price they have put a pair of 10p glassers in the box” and gave this TV a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Features OLED Technology

The 55EG960 features OLED technology, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other TVs which feature OLED technology currently available including the LG 55EF950 which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at including the LG 65EG960V.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55EG960 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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4K Ultra HD

4K Ultra HD

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions of this age and spec. 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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Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-one people reckoned that it was good quality. Rapideye wrote in their LG 55EG960 review on Johnlewis.com “Its incredible to think that the picture quality will get even better once we get some 4K content to watch”. Rapideye also said “I wanted great picture quality and was immediately struck by the richness of colour” in their review. Pipeliner wrote on Johnlewis.com “The 3D is better than the cinema and the sound quality is excellent” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Nine customers who reviewed this TV thought it was easy to use. Two years ago Richard mentioned in his review of this TV “Feels less stable than it actually is Needs a steady hand to use the on screen cursor Android application a bit limited”. Myklo said in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com also two years ago “LG's smart TV system is also very easy to use navigate and works effortlessly”. Spikey gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “The operating system is easy to use and the many features just add to the pleasure of using it”.

Three customers who bought the LG 55EG960 agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com said “The upscaling is more effective, menus more responsive”. Wildyman mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “There are settings to adjust it so that speech is clearer”. John1 wrote “The settings, using the 'magic' controller that puts a pointer on the screen, are very easy to access”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was easy to setup. Triumph Man mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Easy to set up, love the styling” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. One owner who bought it mentioned that it had a good interface. Gus Wood scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Superb picture and responsive user interface” in his review of this TV.

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Nice Design

Sixteen people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said in their review of the LG 55EG960 “It's not the best because it's big – though the review unit I sampled was the luxurious 65-inch model (a 55-incher is also available” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gadgetguy.com.au said in their review of this TV two years ago “It's looking pretty good for the role” . Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned “Remember you're paying premium for the brand new TV technology The LG 55EG960V is a gorgeous TV” in their review of this TV.

Two owners who reviewed this TV agreed that it was well designed. Lal79 said two years ago “I love the design; not only beautifully curved”. Desdalkey mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The entire design is also very good - edge to edge screen”.

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was rough. Kaz said “Looks very rough”.

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Robust

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Myklo mentioned on Johnlewis.com “The remote is very easy to use and feels solidly built” in their review of this TV. Wild Cat wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “The overall build and performance is first class”. Two years ago Barrie59 wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “After I found the built in TV guide”.

Two customers reckoned that this TV was reliable. Wallism1 wrote in their review of this TV “I have 3 Panasonic TV's which have proved excellent and very reliable” . Jimn said “My previous TV lasted 12 years and was still going strong - I have every expectation that this one will be just as reliable and worth every penny”.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product was great for watching Netflix. Two years ago Mick wrote on Johnlewis.com “A good all rounder TV with superb picture quality, Netflix broken at the moment.” in their LG 55EG960 review.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Thirteen customers who bought the product said that it had good sound quality. Richiej said on Johnlewis.com “Lovely picture, superb sound quality and the build quality is to die for”. Peter37 said in their review of this TV “Audio is adequate” and scored this TV 4 stars out of 5. Pawvoyager said “Sound not too bad either! I should add that our first one only lasted 5 days, before it stopped working (hence the fingers crossed).” in their review of this TV.

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was noisy. Two years ago expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk mentioned “Gone were the colour uniformity issues, undefeatable noise reduction” in their review of this TV.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Seven customers said in their reviews that the product was thin. Expert review site Hdtvtest.co.uk said “Framed by a slim b”. Richard wrote “Excellent picture quality and elegant profile with very thin bezel” in his LG 55EG960 review. 5ivey gave this TV a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “Other good points are its styling, thinner than all others this 65" screen fits in where others would not”.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Four owners who purchased the LG 55EG960 agreed that it was good for watching on demand TV. Triumph Man said two years ago “Free netflix for a period which is also great”. Tom mentioned in his review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “The one annoying bug is that the Netflix app consistently pops up the timeline bar with no user interaction”. Myklo said “The 1080p content from Netflix and Amazon Prime looks terrific too, notably the latter's Mr Robot series” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good for watching YouTube on. Two years ago Wildyman wrote “You can watch 4K content natively with the built-in Youtube app”. In the same month Myklo mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Using the apps (which need to be updated straight away) 4k can be viewed immediately via YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime” and gave this TV a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 55EG960 supports smart TV features, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Poor Connectivity

Two customers mentioned that the LG 55EG960 was not good in terms of connectivity. J. G. Osborn mentioned “Poor connectivity and limited functionality due to the lack of instructions” in their review of this TV. Gdk mentioned “The only flaw I've found so far is a lack of connectivity” however despite that they still rated the product 80 out of 100.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55EG960 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this television also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55EG960 has an ethernet port. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The 55EG960 features 3D glasses included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also feature 3D glasses included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI)

The 55EG960 has a common interface (CI), as do most of the other similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55EG960 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Support

Poor Support

Three people who reviewed the LG 55EG960 reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. J. G. Osborn wrote “Also, there are no useful instructions” nonetheless they scored it 4 stars out of 5. Gus Wood mentioned “The user manual however is rubbish! Trial” but in spite of that he still scored this TV a maximum of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market since April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55eg960v
Barcodes 00635131626067, 08806087216752, 08806087216837, 08806087216943, 08806087217100
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