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LG 55EA980W / 55EA9800
9.2 out of 10

LG 55EA980W / 55EA9800

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LG 55EA980W

Channel5
7 November 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 find out our verdict!
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LG 55EA980W

Channel5
4 October 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 find out our verdict!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
3d performance 9
9.0
Ergonomics 7
7.0
2d performance 9
9.0

LG 55EA9800 3D OLED HDTV

Sound & Vision Magazine
28 April 2014
  • Excerpt: At the 2014 CES, it became clear that, for most HDTV manufacturers, OLED was on the back burner. LCD Ultra HDTV, or 4K, was the big story. But at least one manufacturer, LG, remains aggressive on the OLED front.
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Overall 9
9.0

LG 55EA980V

CNET
21 February 2014
  • Summary: 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 and has a good smart TV system.
  • Pros: Perfect black levels and screen uniformity; Very bright, punchy colours; Good passive 3D support; Stylish design; Strong smart TV system.
  • Cons: Sky-high price; Some motion blur and judder.
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LG 55EA9800 curved OLED TV

thinkdigit.com
31 January 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 still room for improvement.
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LG 55EA980 55" Curved OLED HDTV

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
23 December 2013
  • Summary: 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 fruits of this labor.
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Overall 9
9.0

LG 55EA9800

PC Magazine
12 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The LG 55EA9800 curved OLED HDTV is the most impressive display we've ever tested. At $9,000, it had better be!
  • Pros: Pure dark blacks. Vivid color. Immersive 3D. Eye-catching.
  • Cons: Incredibly expensive. Can't be wall-mounted. Some 3D crosstalk when viewed from higher angles. Colors slightly oversaturated out of the box.
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Overall 10
9.8

Expert Review

reviewed
18 October 2013
  • Summary: LG's curved OLED TV delivers picture quality like you've never seen before.
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EUROPEAN DESIGN TV

eisa.eu
20 August 2013
  • Excerpt: If you want a TV that stands out from the crowd then LG’s curved 55EA980V is the one for you. A flatscreen that isn’t actually flat, thanks to the use of OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology, the LG offers a cutting-edge, stylish and super-slim design, with the display seemingly floating...
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LG 55EA9800 Review

Digitaltrends
2 August 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 best plasmas in an ultra-thin frame similar to...
  • Pros: Exceptional Blacks, Superior brightness, Highly accurate color out of box, Eye-catching curves, razor-thin profile, Loaded with features
  • Cons: Can’t be wall-mounted, Disappointing motion resolution, Minor brightness uniformity issues, Lazy pixels may appear disconcerting
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