LG - 55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - OLED - Curved - 1080p - Smart - 3D - HDTV
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- Display TypeOLED
- 54.63 inches
- Number of HDMI Inputs4
- Product Name55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - OLED - Curved - 1080p - Smart - 3D - HDTV
- Model Number55EC9300
- Color CategoryBlack
- Product Height With Stand29.63 inches
- Product Width48.25 inches
- Product Depth With Stand8 inches
- Product Height Without Stand28.13 inches
- Product Depth Without Stand3.13 inches
- Product Weight With Stand36.1 pounds
- Product Weight Without Stand31.7 pounds
- Height33.3 inches
- Width52.4 inches
- Depth10 inches
- Display TypeOLED
- 54.63 inches
- 55 inches
- Curved ScreenYes
- 3D TechnologyYes
- Remote Control TypeMagic
- TV/DVD ComboNo
- Number of HDMI Inputs4
- Number of Digital Optical Audio Outputs1
- Number of Analog Audio Outputs1
- RF Antenna InputYes
- Network CompatibilityBuilt-in Wi-Fi
- Headphone JackYes
- Wall MountableYes
- Surround Sound SupportedDolby Digital
- Speaker Output40 watts
- Estimated Annual Operating Cost17 United States dollars
- Estimated Annual Electricity Use151 kilowatt hours
- Cable(s) IncludedUSB
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year limited
Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 354 reviews(354 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
First Impressions - 24hrs
First Impressions - 24hrsPosted .
After extensive research and window shopping, I almost settled for one of LG's 65" 4K televisions, but the main hurdle was getting over the price difference between the two types of televisions. LED or OLED? Well, I'm very happy that I chose the latter because when it came to picture quality, this type of technology cannot be beaten. I managed to pick up my set after waiting two days for it to be shipped to my local Best Buy and it arrived just before Christmas. Awesome job, Best Buy! Unboxing it was a lot of fun and LG included 4 pairs of passive 3D glasses: two for regular use and two designed for glass wearers like myself. After setting up the unit, it was remarkably lightweight and with its stand already assembled. The included Magic remote is very responsive and behaves like a Wii remote, displaying a cursor on the screen with just a slight shake. Voice control is intuitive, but nowhere as sophisticated as Xbox One's Kinect. There are many adjustments that you can make for picture and sound, and LG's web menu does take a little time to master its many layers of options, but it is nothing too difficult with a little exploration, mixed in with trial and error. There is even a built-in instruction within the settings as well. This OLED is also a Smart TV and 3D, so that includes all of the obvious bells and whistles. (e.g. automatic software updates, apps, Internet, web browser, games, movie rentals, and much more) The OLED itself reproduced an adequate sound for a small living space. If you desire a lot of boom, you may want to invest in a sound bar, but for what is it out of the box I was impressed with the clarity and the fact that I didn't have to turn the volume up past "12" to fill the room. Picture quality is definitely out of this world, easily beating all the other panels that you might be currently shopping around for. LED's screens lose picture at an angle and look washed out in color, but not OLED. Standing nearly 180-degrees, you can see the flawless picture at any position in front of it or off to the side with no loss in quality. With a nice curved screen and an atteactive stand, this TV looks very pleasing to the eye and feels solidly built when being handled. Colors tended to pop out more than you typical LED and it goes inky black during dark scenes and disappears in a dark room, accompanied by perfect brightness, clarity, and saturation when the scene changes in a film. I tested out the 3D effect on Netflix movie streaming, Blu-Ray, and Xbox One and all three were taken to the next dimension at the push of a button. I've never owned a 3D TV until now, but for passive technology it is very on par with movie theatre quality. I cannot speak for Samsung's active 3D technology, but wearing special glasses without the need of batteries felt great for an extended period of time. No fatigue of any kind. The included clip-on 3D wear was a big plus for me since I require glasses to see from a distance. There isn't much for me to say negative about this set but maybe a few things: one, connecting a regular coaxial to the back port of the unit is a pain because of the design choice that leaves very little wiggle room, so I only recommend using HDMI for everything HD. Two, I noticed while watching certain older shows or fast animation, particularly with 3D on, this TV does exhibit a little afterimage, but after a while you will ignore it or will have to make picture adjustments to solve the problem. I recommend adjusting the picture settings to turn off smoothing or some other digital picture option to alleviate this. (This wasn't for everything, mind you.) Third, the important one of it all, of course was price. $3,500 is expensive for a lot of people. Try to catch this beast while it is on sale. The bottom line is ... if you want the absolute best quality picture of 2014, this LG is the way to go if you don't mind breaking the bank. You really do get your money's worth. Guarantee it! Plan ahead and factor in $200+ in tax and another $300-$800 in warranty, and it gets seriously expensive fast. So definitely know what you're getting into at this price point. No one really knows how long OLED lasts, but it's always good to have peace of mind knowing it's covered past the manufacturer's warranty. For my gamers out there, this is a "must-buy" TV if you can afford it. I played Halo: MCC for about five hours, regular gameplay and then 3D, and I've got to tell you that it's changed how that game looks, feels, and sounds. Colors come alive, you can see incredible detail that might have been missed previously in dark areas, and overall this set mimics 3D all on its own without the option. It's like the more color you throw at it, it creates skittles for your eyes. Simply amazing down to EVERY minute detail--pixel perfection at 1080p. Who needs 4K for clarity when OLED automatically nails it with the brightest whites, the darkest blacks, and every spectrum of the rainbow? ;) My Rating Picture Quality: 5/5 (Superb Brightness, Clarity, Resolution and Color) Sound Quality: 4/5 (Good for Small Rooms) 3D: 5/5 (Many Options Available) Form Factor: 5/5 (Featherweight, Sharp Design, and 55" Screen Real Estate) Usability: 5/5 (Easy Remote and Interface Navigation) I will follow up with another review once I've tested everything out and have lived with it for a few weeks. I cannot name every feature you might come across, but just know that this TV acts like a streaming machine, working with your phone, tablet, computer, and etc. That is why it's Smart. Stay tuned!I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best picture I have seen.
Best picture I have seen.|Posted .
Shopped for the new 4k sets until I came across this OLED set display. I compared many 4K sets vs the LG OLED 55 inch set and it was really no contest. The black color was superior along with many other vibrant colors. LG was smart to continue the production of this technology as others dropped out. Superior picture plus beautiful curved screen design.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Picture is awesome, but other things detract
Picture is awesome, but other things detractPosted .
Review: The Good: 1) Image quality and black levels are just fantastic. By far the best I've ever seen on any TV. 2) 3D - My first 3D TV. Avatar 3D Blu-Ray was just fantastic. 3) Integration with the LG sound bar is excellent. 4) Magic Remote (once you get used to it) The Bad: 1) Wall Mounting - Not VESA compliant - only 2 holes near top of electronics bay. 2) Web Browser - So slow that it's essentially useless. 3) Picture Controls - Flexible, yet unnecessarily burdensome. The Good Details: Image quality: The picture is fantastic. It more than lives up to the hype after a rough calibration using the CNET calibration settings with my OLED light setting at 75 rather than 39 since I watch my TV with the lights on. At 39, dark scenes were all black with no detail. At 75, they are much better in a brightly lit room. While the CNET settings are not equivalent to a professional calibration, they are a pretty good starting point and I'm not sure how much additional improvement I would see from a professional calibration. I'm not that much of a videophile, so it's more than good enough for me. 3D: My old TV was not 3D capable and I never checked out any 3D TV ever. In fact, I never even had a blu-ray player until last night. A friend told us that Avatar in 3D would look amazing on the new TV and recommended that we get one, so we went to Walmart and bought a $98 LG Blu-Ray player and the Avatar 3D Blu-Ray disk and watched it. The 3D was fantastic. My wife and I were both trying to swat insects out of the air in the forest scenes. It was fun. The TV comes with 2 sets of polarized glasses and 2 sets of polarized clip ons. The wife and I used the clip ons. Pretty cool stuff and watching 1080p was amazing. I didn't know what I was missing. LG Sound Bar: Having done research, one of the knocks on the TV was poor sound quality, which was to be expected given the TV's thin profile. So, I got an LG LAS551H sound bar, which was also on sale at Best Buy for $200. It integrates wirelessly with the OLED TV and the sound quality is so much better than the old TV it's well worth it. Magic Remote: It took some time to get used to the remote and now I like it. It also took some time to figure out how to pair it with some of the other devices. It was easy to get it to work with my LG Blu-Ray player, but I had a bit of a challenge with my ATT UVerse DVR Receiver. My ATT DVR receiver is an Arris VIP2250 and it's not on the device list for ATT UVerse. However, I decided to try other Mfgs in the list and I discovered that selecting Motorola, Remote Type 2 works with the Arris VIP2250 unit. Web OS: I didn't list this as a good or bad. I can't really tell you much about it since I have a Roku 3 and intend to keep using it. However, if the rest of Web OS is anything like the web browser, then I wouldn't use it anyway other than for selecting A/V inputs. The Bad Details: Web Browser: It works, but it's not worth using. The Web Browser was so slow that it was worse than my mid 90's PC surfing the web on dial-up 28K. It's essentially useless. When I closed the web browser app, the TV displayed a message that it was low on memory and had to shut down my HDMI2 app and it was now restarting it. So, apparently, the slow browser was due to the TV being too low on memory to be able to run it effectively. Color Calibration Controls: Every input has 2 separate sets of settings: 1 for normal viewing mode, and 1 for 3D viewing mode and there is no way to copy settings from one place to another. Consequently, I had to set all of the picture settings 6 times, once for normal mode and once for 3D mode on all 3 inputs I was using. It was a pain. While it's nice that the control lets me adjust each input independently of the others, I think it's a glaring omission to not provide a way to copy settings from one input to another. Frankly, I'd like to be able to adjust an input the way I like it and then save those settings in a file. Then, when I go to another input and I want to set it up the same way, the input should give me an option to copy the settings from a file and let me choose that file. I should be able to save as many settings files as I like up to the point of running out of storage. Wall Mounting: This is simply a poor design choice by LG. I can't understand why they didn't include a VESA compliant mounting option. They only have the 2 bolt holes near the top of the electronics bay for mounting the TV. From what I've read, LG intends for people to hang the TV like a picture and they sell a wall mount for doing that. But that doesn't excuse eliminating the lower bolt holes for those of us who want to re-use our existing wall mount. If you use LG's wall mount for this TV, well, you can forget about tilting it downward. I've read about the various means that people have used to re-use their existing mounts from just using the top 2 holes and hoping for the best to people using Velcro over the bottoms of their VESA mounts to provide some extra holding power. Well, I wouldn't trust those methods for a tilted mounting. I wanted something structurally sound to secure the bottom of the TV to my existing VESA tilting mount. My solution to the mounting problem was to use a Rocketfish RF-SBM101 Sound Bar Mount in an overlapped and bolted together configuration to secure the lower ends of my VESA mounts and tie them mechanically to the sound bar mounting bracket inside holes. Then, I used metal corner braces and splice plates to secure the outside mounting holes on my sound bar brackets to the TV's original base mounting inside bolt holes. This rigidly attached the base of the TV to the sound bar which is structurally tied to the lower parts of the VESA mounting brackets through the Rocketfish, tying the whole thing together as a unified structure that can be tilted without fear and without introducing stress into the upper bolt holes. See pictures for how I put everything together. I would've posted more images, but the max is 2 images for the review, so I chose the 2 images that best shows how I did the mounting. If you want to see more detailed mounting instructions, I made a post at the AVS forum in the LG 55EC9300 owners thread where I go into much more detail and have a lot more pictures, including pictures of the finished result. Here is a link: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-oled-technology-flat-panels-general/1731802-official-owners-thread-2014-oled-lg-55ec9300-part-ii-133.html My install post starts at post 3969.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
No regrets buying OLED 4 weeks ago
No regrets buying OLED 4 weeks agoPosted .
I almost never buy early generation technology and the price is steep for my budget. And there is the 4k dilemma... But I think 4K is still a ways off. So I was nervous, but simply couldn't resist after seeing CNET's review. Amazingly light, striking contrast, brilliant colors, low-glare, etc. Also, the image doesn't look as fake like LCD's sometimes do -- But still not as lifelike as plasma :( But where this tv really excels for me personally is: 1. Viewing angles, and 2. Bright rooms/anti-glare. My room is wide and sunny! I wasn't initially a fan of the curve, but it's slight and it's actually grown on me the past few weeks. The curve also helps reduce glare. I was curious about the subtle waves/dimples in the screen when off, but I think it's related to the curve manufacturing process, and they totally disappear when the tv is on. No surprise, but the sound is somewhat weak. But, it's not unbearable and I've been fine without a sound bar, which I'll get someday. I felt guilty after buying it because it's extravagant for my budget conscious taste, and kept thinking I would return it. But I can't deny it, this tv is amazing. So it stayed and I'm lovin it. My bet is on OLED.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The Picture Will Amaze You!!
The Picture Will Amaze You!!Posted .
Have been a Sony HD owner and I have to say the OLED technology and curved screen beats anything I have owned in the past. Satisfied and ok with the price.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
OLED IS GOOD
OLED IS GOODPosted .
Picture is great but the menu is not, very confusing to get to what you want. When I unboxed the tv there was a small dent in the screen. I see another review said the same. But it doesn't affect the beautiful picture. All in all it is expensive with a great picture, worth it? that is up to you. I had to modify the mount to put it on my stand after buying the LG wall mount for this tv as no other will fit.I would recommend this to a friendSorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Forget about 4K TV right now, you need OLED
Forget about 4K TV right now, you need OLED|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
We went to the store, to look for a great 4K TV. Of course, the one we wanted wasn't in stock. But the demos all looked so sweet. So we went home, went online, and went looking for "plan b". I found another 4K that looked similar in price, and with the generous Best Buy return policy, I figured I'd just return it if it wasn't decent. It took about an hour to pack it back up and go back to the store. This was reminiscent of what happened a couple of years ago, when we tried 4K back then. 4K is great, if you have the pumped up demo stuff they play at the stores, with all the great colors and intricate detail. Once you get home and try to achieve the same thing, you quickly realize "It ain't all that". I was using a FIOS 1080P cable box, and while the TV did seem to upscale, it wasn't very impressive. Even 4K through Netflix wasn't all that either. So I went back to the store and bought this OLED TV. I was blown away with the picture at the store, and had read so many positives about this TV, that I had to try it. In a worse case scenario, we'd simply return this one too. Turns out, it is the most fabulous picture I've ever seen. The detail is 1080P, not 4K. But I am 1000x happier with this TV, despite the price tag, of a similarly price 4K TV. I've never felt so strongly, in writing any review, as I am about this TV. The colors? Natural, but so beautiful. The detail is as good as you could hope for from today's technology. And about those demos at the store? This is the only TV that I bought, and we've bought quite a few over the years, that looks as good at home as it did at the store. Playing Xbox One, watching FIOS TV, watching Netflix, watching anything is just amazing. Natural but amazingly bright. I use the VIVID setting to get the full effect. Buying this TV will amaze you. From the time you pickup the box, which doesn't weigh a ton, to unpacking and realizing that there are a few big pieces of styrofoam, and the base is installed, and absolutely zero drama in setting this up. Just plug it in, and off you go. The screen is really thin, but they put plastic around it to protect it. And the base is pre-installed, so no having to lift it up and spin it around to install it, then not break the screen, doing it again to get it onto the TV cart. This was by far the easiest, lightest, nicest experience with a TV ever. And a beautiful picture to boot. The remote is like a WII controller. Easy to use, point and click, etc. There is nothing bad I can say about this wonderful TV. Buy it knowing you can return it, if you don't like it.Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best.Picture.Ever.|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
spent about 2 months researching which HDTV to purchase; various online retailers and electronics/gadgets website (i.e CNet, which gave this tv a very high rating). it came down to samsung, sony, and lg. couldn't be happier with my purchase: with the lights off in the living room the blacks are deep and true. contrast is very good, even with the pre-programmed settings, and much better than the contrast extemes you would see in samsung sets. speakers are suprisingly balanced and for now we won't need a sound bar. color spectrum is very life-like and true; the best way i found to set proper saturation is through using the sd card slot, with a memory card that contains both black and white pics and full color. there was some judder with fast action sporting events, but you have to look really hard to notice this. you could spend more money for a faster refresh rate on another hdtv, but you wouldn't get the same overall picture quality with this OLED set. user interface is also very good: simple, straight forward menu ribbon on the bottom when settings are selected. love the "wii-like" remote control: very easy to use especially if your a hardcore gamer. speaking of which, video games from ps4 look amazing! no judder with the set refresh rate. overall, i am very pleased with this tv, and would highly recommend this to anyone! two very big thumbs up!!Sorry, there was a problem. Please try again later.