Visit our Business Solutions website >>

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 4.6/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the remote control and sound. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the glare and energy efficiency, while there are some negative views about the price.

image quality, usability, design, sound, remote control


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LG 55EA980V / 55EA980T / 55EA9800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 109 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 36 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 36 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (28)

Expert review by : Caleb Denison (

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

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 : Ofer Laor (

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 : 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

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (



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 : (

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

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 : Chris Hall (

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 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


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


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


2D-3D converter: Yes
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


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


Browsing: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
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


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:N
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


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