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LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the price, and views about the glare and energy efficiency are different.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Views about the remote control and sound are overall positive. The usability and design also get good views. The energy efficiency and price get mixed views, and the glare and durability get less positive comments.

image quality, design, usability, sound, remote control

durability, glare

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

LG 55EA9800

 

The LG 55EA9800 curved OLED HDTV is the most impressive display we've ever tested. At $9,000, 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.

Is it Worth it?I can't speak to the usefulness of curved displays or whether they're worth the sizable premium they command, but I can say with certainty that OLED screens represent the future of high-end HDTVs. The LG 55EA9800 is a technological...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (hometheaterhifi.com)

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: Ofer Laor (hometheaterhifi.com)

LG 55EA980 55″ Curved OLED HDTV

 

For the past decade, we've been hearing about a miraculous new technology called OLED that will reshape our lives. Both Samsung and LG now produce and sell OLED TVs, which cost around $10,000 retail - in both flat and curved form factors.

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 (digitaltrends.com)

LG 55EA9800 review

 

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

It would seem LG still has a couple of bugs to iron out, but we kind of expect that from first-generation technology. Even so, this TV looks fantastic, and it shows that OLED appears to be in a great position to deliver the picture quality of today’s...

Aug, 2013

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (soundandvision.com)

LG 55EA9800 3D OLED HDTV

 

It costs a bundle, has a relatively small screen, and isn't perfect. But buyers will be rewarded with a picture that, in the ways most important to enthusiasts, is unequaled by any other type of consumer display.

Astonishing blacks; Crisp, clean detail; Exceptionally bright 3D

Poor dark-gray uniformity; Expensive for a 1080p set

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV Review

 

TV like you've never seen before

Oct, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

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

Although the curve contributes much more to the 55EA9800's sultry design appeal than it does its performance, nor does it detract substantially from the genuinely astonishing quality of the OLED panel's pictures, which are just 4K resolution away from...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Sumit Bhosle (tech.firstpost.com)

LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED TV review: Brilliant picture quality in an unbelievably thin body - Tech2

 

The LG 55EA9800 is a sure-shot jaw dropper when it comes to aesthetics and image quality.

But we would still suggest you to hold back from going for this TV as the premium that you pay for the curve and OLED is quite substantial. A regular Full HD TV from LG with all similar features comes for around Rs 3,00,000 where as here, you’re paying...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG 55EA9800 Curved OLED: Stunning in the flesh, beautiful to behold - Pocket-lint

 

LG promised that the curved OLED TV would be coming, and here it is in the flesh. We caught up with the LG 55EA9800 at a Currys PC World showcase, so had

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital DTS
Audio system:Surround / Virtual Surround Plus
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:4
Number of Speakers:4
RMS rated power:40

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Built-in camera: Yes
Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

2D-3D converter: Yes
3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Technology:OLED
HD type:Full HD
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Screen shape:Curved
Supported 3D technologies:FPR 3D
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:146
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):100

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:N / Y

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Smart modes:Game, Movie

Networking

Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Miracast:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi ready:Y
WLAN-ready: Yes

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:2
Batteries included: Yes
Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, EAC3, HAAC, MP3, PCM / AAC, EAC3, MP3, PCM
Card reader integrated: No
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPEG XR, JPS, MPO / JPG, JPS, MPO
Local dimming: No
Optical disc player type:Not included
Teletext function: No
Video compression format:DivX HD
Video formats supported:DivX HD
Voice Control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI):No / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):No / Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:2
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:146
Energy efficiency class:A
Power consumption (standby):0.4
Power consumption (typical):100

Smart TV

Internet TV:No / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Skype
Smart TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Digital signal format system:DVB-C, DVB-S2, DVB-T2
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.56
Depth (with stand):7.56
Height:31.4
Height (with stand):31.4 / 48.3
Weight:37.9
Weight with stand:37.9
Width:48.3
Width (with stand):31.4 / 48.3