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LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the remote control and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the glare and energy efficiency, while some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lg fhd ??lcd oled 55ea980v wrgb 3d smart tv, oled curved, 4-color pix

Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Views about the remote control and sound are generally positive. The usability and design also get good opinions. Many are critical about the glare and durability. Views about the energy efficiency and price are different.

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durability, glare

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Electronics 55EA9800 Cinema 3D 1080p Curved OLED TV with Smart TV (2013 Model)LG Electronics 55EA9800 Cinema 3D 1080p Curved OLED TV with Smart TV (2013 Model)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

LG 55EA9800


The LG 55EA9800 curved OLED HDTV is the most impressive display we've ever tested. At $11,000, it had better be!

Pure dark blacks. Vivid color. Immersive 3D. Eye-catching

Incredibly expensive. Can't be wall-mounted. Some 3D crosstalk when viewed from higher angles. Colors slightly oversaturated out of the box

HDTV manufacturers have been experimenting with new technologies, trying to find the next big thing. Ultra HD (4K) televisions are the most notable because they represent a significant jump in resolution over 1080p, but they're also fairly useless...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (

LG 55EA980 55" Curved OLED HDTV


We normally consider first generation technology something that wouldn't be suitable for real world use, but this is not a normal TV. OLED technology has been brewing in the labs for the better part of the last decade and we are finally seeing the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (

LG 55EA9800 review


LG's curved OLED television has taken us by surprise three times now. The first was at CES 2013, when LG pulled a small army of the concave sets out of nowhere and at the last minute. The second came early last week when we learned that the curved...

Exceptional Blacks ; Superior brightness ; Highly accurate color out of box ; Eye-catching curves, razor-thin profile ; Loaded with features

Can’t be wall-mounted ; Disappointing motion resolution ; Minor brightness uniformity issues ; Lazy pixels may appear disconcerting

LG’s 55EA9800 Curved OLED ushers in a new era in televisions with plasma-quality picture in a razor-thin frame.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: (

LG 55EA9800 curved OLED TV Review


This is perhaps the best example of a transition from the "we should" to the "we can" stage. There is a lingering sense that LG made this TV because it actually could. The results are impressive. But as with most first generation products, there is...

Excellent black levels, Rich colours, without any visible bias, Unbelievably thin profile

Cannot be wall mounted, Reflective glass can be annoying

Jan, 2014

Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV Review


TV like you've never seen before

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: John Archer (

LG 55EA9800 review


It's OLED. It's curved. It's bloody brilliant

Remarkable contrast-rich pictures ; Stunning design ; Unexpectedly good audio ; Content-rich smart system

The curve is divisive ; It's relatively expensive ; Missing some catch-up TV ; It's not 4K

Ratings in depth I was frankly starting to doubt that this day would ever come.

Apr, 2014

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LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV review: Brilliant picture quality in an unbelievably thin body


There was a lot of speculation about how good or utterly useless curved TVs are and we had also given our opinion on the same. But as always, we believe only in what we see and so we got our hands on the recently-launched 55-inch curved OLED TV from...

LG’s curved OLED TV looks impressive. No matter how we feel about the curved panel, we were definitely amazed by how thin and impressive the TV is in terms of picture quality. It can reproduce perfect black, vivid colours and it also has a very wide...

Mar, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: John Archer (

LG 55EA980W


It's OLED, it's curved, and it's absolutely brilliant.

Amazing contrast performance ; Sensational design ; Spectacular colour

Curve creates viewing angle issues ; It's not 4K

The only suggestions we’d make are that you reduce the contrast from the maximum level used by some of the provided presets to around 80, and that you leave the Dynamic Contrast setting on low. This does cause a little bit of the sort of brightness...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (

LG 55EA980W


Stunning black levels, punchy highlights and a natural touch with colours make this LG OLED a great first effort

Black levels are incredibly deep and solid ; Bright and punchy whites ; Clean and detailed picture ; Colours are natural, vibrant and subtle ; Immersive, comfortable watch ; Good selection of smart features ; Responsive remotes

Slight motion issues ; Deepest blacks and brightest whites could have a touch more subtlety ; Edges could be crisper ; High price

The LG’s current and only rival is the Samsung KE55S9C OLED, which offers a touch more pizzazz, albeit with smoother motion. However, this is only the first generation of OLED screens, and while we like what we see so far, there are also a few issues...

Expert review by: Nic Healey (

LG 55EA9800 curved OLED TV


LG's 55EA9800 curved OLED TV offers a truly impressive visual experience but with a significant price tag.

Superb picture ; Remarkable contrast ; Elegant design ; Great brightness

High price tag ; Reflective screen

No one will blame the rest of us for waiting a little while to see what happens down the track.

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Processor Cores:Dual-core
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video:No / Yes
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown / VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:Unknown
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:No / OLED
LED Technology:OLED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:OLED
Screen Format:16:9