55EG9600by LG

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TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
95%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • LG's 55EG9600 OLED TV delivers excellent picture quality--possibly the best ever seen on a consumer display.
  • The 55EG9600 has a wide viewing angle with no loss of quality, and it handles motion well, although not quite as well as does plasma.
  • You'll find lots of connected features on the 55EG9600, including screen casting with Miracast and access to all major streaming media services.

CONS

  • The 55EG9600 has only three HDMI ports--one less than the previous year's model.
  • It's really expensive--way more expensive than any other TV of its size.
  • At the moment, the 55EG9600 doesn't support HDR.
LG's new 55EG9600 OLED TV is even better than the previous model--because it now boasts 4K resolution. This 55-inch TV is sexy inside and out, with a sleek, curved body and an OLED screen that produces accurate colors (including ultrablack blacks) and offers great viewing angles. Sure, it's way more expensive than any other TV in its size range, but it might just be worth it.
Name55EG960065EF950055EF950055EC930055EG9100 OLED
ManufacturerLGLGLGLGLG
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List Price$5000$4998$2999$3500$2000
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If there is one area where LG have struggled in recent years, it has been in terms of input lag for gaming. The EG960V is definitely an impr…

If there is one area where LG have struggled in recent years, it has been in terms of input lag for gaming. The EG960V is definitely an improvement on last year and we measured a lag of 52ms using our dedicated testing device.

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it's worth adding that contrary to initial statements LG is now saying that it will be able to introduce HDR to the 55EG960V via a firmware …

it's worth adding that contrary to initial statements LG is now saying that it will be able to introduce HDR to the 55EG960V via a firmware update. This update won't happen until the HDR specification has been formally ratified, and will also likely only cover HDR video streams rather than HDR playback from UHD Blu-ray players. But it's still a very welcome development.

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Oh dear. Audio really didn't get the message about upping its game. Max volume is too low, and the frequency response curve shows no sign of…

Oh dear. Audio really didn't get the message about upping its game. Max volume is too low, and the frequency response curve shows no sign of bass.

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Is this is the best TV on the planet? Judged purely on picture quality, this 4K OLED has a jaw-dropping combination of total black, cracking…

Is this is the best TV on the planet? Judged purely on picture quality, this 4K OLED has a jaw-dropping combination of total black, cracking colour, judder-free video, a reflection-free curve and an innate ability to make standard-def sources ripple with realism.

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The LG 55EG960V delivers on every promise, from intensely dark black scenes to bright and punchy whites. There are almost 8.3 million pixels…

The LG 55EG960V delivers on every promise, from intensely dark black scenes to bright and punchy whites. There are almost 8.3 million pixels on this 4K Ultra HD screen, and each looks crystal clear, punchy and precise.

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Fortunately, the EG9600 holds to the same standards as last year's EC9700. Unfortunately, OLED motion performance (on a whole) is still not …

Fortunately, the EG9600 holds to the same standards as last year's EC9700. Unfortunately, OLED motion performance (on a whole) is still not up to the standards set by older technologies like CRTs and plasmas

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We previewed this model at CES 2015 (see our video below) and it had the best picture we have ever seen.

We previewed this model at CES 2015 (see our video below) and it had the best picture we have ever seen.

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While the design certainly looks striking, we've yet to find any compelling benefit to curved panels.

While the design certainly looks striking, we've yet to find any compelling benefit to curved panels.

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Yes, I wish this particular OLED was flat instead of curved, but in practice the slight distortions introduced by the curved screen aren't n…

Yes, I wish this particular OLED was flat instead of curved, but in practice the slight distortions introduced by the curved screen aren't noticeable on a day-to-day basis. In some ways the curve can help reduce reflections, but videophiles like me still prefer our TVs flat.

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New for this year is WebOS 2.0, an update to LG’s already outstanding operating system/smart TV platform, a slightly different physical desi…

New for this year is WebOS 2.0, an update to LG’s already outstanding operating system/smart TV platform, a slightly different physical design, a new Magic Motion remote, and an anti-glare coating for the TV’s panel. Also, there’s one less HDMI input (what?!?).

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The star of the show, as expected, is the 55EG9600’s black level response. Right out of the box dark scenes and dark parts of shots look utt…

The star of the show, as expected, is the 55EG9600’s black level response. Right out of the box dark scenes and dark parts of shots look utterly glorious thanks to black colours that actually look black.

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Before delving into nitty-gritty technical data, we’re extremely pleased to report that navigating the user menu on the 55EG960V was a joy r…

Before delving into nitty-gritty technical data, we’re extremely pleased to report that navigating the user menu on the 55EG960V was a joy rather than a chore.

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Positive Reviews
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OLED rocks, big time.
I bought the 65-inch model last spring, when it was even more expensive than it is now, and have never regretted my purchase for a moment. The colors and image quality are simply breathtaking. The connectivity is pretty good, although I am using it with my own set-top boxes and home theater audio. OLED technology is a great leap forward -- once you've experienced it, everything else looks dull and lackluster.

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