LG 55EC930V Curved OLED Full HD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD, 2x 3D Glasses and 2x 3D Clip-on Glasses £1299.00 @ John Lewis
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LG 55EC930V Curved OLED Full HD 3D Smart TV, 55" with Freeview HD, 2x 3D Glasses and 2x 3D Clip-on Glasses £1299.00 @ John Lewis

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Found 16th Feb 2016
5 year guarantee, is it time to pop

I must have 910v thou
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Still waiting for <£1,000
no hdr
no 4k
no deal
Well worth every penny in my opinion. These LG OLED's make even the most expensive last gen Panasonic Plasmas look like a joke.
This wont get hot because people think that they need 4k, but this is a fantastic TV!
If you can wait they will be below 1k very soon, everything is going 4k now, this time next year the same tv will be this price but in 4k. Yes, i know it's only my opinion. :P
Same in Richer Sounds but with 6 year guarantee (although have to go in store). The picture quality is excellent on, the only things that put me off are the colour accuracy and poor motion handling.
madbull

Same in Richer Sounds but with 6 year guarantee (although have to go in … Same in Richer Sounds but with 6 year guarantee (although have to go in store). The picture quality is excellent on, the only things that put me off are the colour accuracy and poor motion handling.



​is motion bad really??
I have one of these and the picture is fantastic. Constantly wowed by hd material. Sorry but the 4K and HDR is just a marketing to get you to part with hard earned cash. Where is the content. One or two shows on Amazon and Netflix. You are not likely to see any difference at the 55 end of the screen size. When I bought this it was next to the 4K oled, I could not tell the difference. Motion handling and colour accuracy are great compared to LCD. Sure they are all over blown when in Store Mode stick on cinema or expert 1 setting and you get a fantastic more realistic picture. For those that liked Plasma this is the one for you.
freakstyler

Well worth every penny in my opinion. These LG OLED's make even the most … Well worth every penny in my opinion. These LG OLED's make even the most expensive last gen Panasonic Plasmas look like a joke.



no they don't

their motion resolution is less than half of the last gen panny plasmas

yes they are good but atm your still better off with a plasma until all the niggles are sorted.

motion processing being the main one.
I'd have to expect 4k for that amount of money
treb

If you can wait they will be below 1k very soon, everything is going 4k … If you can wait they will be below 1k very soon, everything is going 4k now, this time next year the same tv will be this price but in 4k. Yes, i know it's only my opinion. :P



hahahahha

an LG 4k oled 55" for £1300 within a year?

I'll buy 10 if that was the case to sell them on.

will take about 5 years if not more for that to happen.
PsychoSonny

no they don'ttheir motion resolution is less than half of the last gen … no they don'ttheir motion resolution is less than half of the last gen panny plasmasyes they are good but atm your still better off with a plasma until all the niggles are sorted.motion processing being the main one.



Just my opinion, these just look much nicer physically, you don't get infinite blacks with Plasmas and lets not forget Plasma TV's weren't exactly niggle free themselves. I've seen a few of these on test and I've not noticed any motion handling issues.
PsychoSonny

hahahahhaan LG 4k oled 55" for £1300 within a year?I'll buy 10 if that … hahahahhaan LG 4k oled 55" for £1300 within a year?I'll buy 10 if that was the case to sell them on.will take about 5 years if not more for that to happen.


You can buy one atm for £2200
Do you really think it will take 5 years to go down to £1300
This LG 55EC930V was around £2000 not so long ago.
PsychoSonny

no they don'ttheir motion resolution is less than half of the last gen … no they don'ttheir motion resolution is less than half of the last gen panny plasmasyes they are good but atm your still better off with a plasma until all the niggles are sorted.motion processing being the main one.



The motion resolution of this LG OLED is the same as for typical LCDs (including high end models). This is what you would expect given that both displays use "sample and hold" i.e. display one image in freeze frame until the next frame comes along. Without interpolation you get 300 lines of resolution. With interpolation that doubles to 600 lines.

Plasma didn't have sample and hold because it is inherently a flashing display technology. (For much of the tim e a plasma screen is actually black but retinal persistence makes it look like a constant image.) Some LCDs (Sony and Samsung) mimic this with Black Frame Insertion (BFI) - it improves the motion but reduces the brigness of the display.

Plasmas could get up to 1080 lines of motion resolution. Plasmas such as the last two generations from Panasonic and the last generation from Samsung could achieve motion resolution of 1080 - as could Sony and Samsung LCDs with BFI.


ch1z

I have one of these and the picture is fantastic. Constantly wowed by hd … I have one of these and the picture is fantastic. Constantly wowed by hd material. Sorry but the 4K and HDR is just a marketing to get you to part with hard earned cash. Where is the content. One or two shows on Amazon and Netflix. You are not likely to see any difference at the 55 end of the screen size. When I bought this it was next to the 4K oled, I could not tell the difference. Motion handling and colour accuracy are great compared to LCD. Sure they are all over blown when in Store Mode stick on cinema or expert 1 setting and you get a fantastic more realistic picture. For those that liked Plasma this is the one for you.



It's not just a marketing gimmick. 4K and HDR are the next steps on the PQ ladder, but it's more accurate to say the contents not come in disk form yet. It will be landing later this year or so with the CES announcements made for UHD players.

This OLED whilst great, does suffer from tangible issues, that anybody might want to see ironed out and get the benefit of the HDR and 4K ability from the 2016 models if they can hold out. If anybody bought their sets, of course they'll be happy. It's a great tech, but anybody that can wait a bit, probably should. Price drops will happen for the 2016 models eventually but once those land, these will naturally drop even more later this year.
ch1z

I have one of these and the picture is fantastic. Constantly wowed by hd … I have one of these and the picture is fantastic. Constantly wowed by hd material. Sorry but the 4K and HDR is just a marketing to get you to part with hard earned cash. Where is the content. One or two shows on Amazon and Netflix. You are not likely to see any difference at the 55 end of the screen size. When I bought this it was next to the 4K oled, I could not tell the difference. Motion handling and colour accuracy are great compared to LCD. Sure they are all over blown when in Store Mode stick on cinema or expert 1 setting and you get a fantastic more realistic picture. For those that liked Plasma this is the one for you.



Yes broadcast 4K is almost non-existent but as with Full HD and HD Ready before it, it will creep in and become the standard sooner than you think. At £1K+ a TV like this is an investment, it's going to be your main TV for a good few years surely? Even at shorter viewing distances (dictated by my small-ish living room), my 42" 1080p Sony TV betrays its low pixel density. At 55" I can imagine it's even worse. If you're spending in this region why not future-proof? This set will still produce stunning pictures, and if you're not planning on gaming at 4K or watching 4K blurays/streamed content ever then fair enough. I'm certainly planning on getting one of the 2015 LG 4K OLEDs (probably the EF950V) later this year e.g. around black Friday/xmas when they should be much cheaper.
cannibalwombat

Yes broadcast 4K is almost non-existent but as with Full HD and HD Ready … Yes broadcast 4K is almost non-existent but as with Full HD and HD Ready before it, it will creep in and become the standard sooner than you think. At £1K+ a TV like this is an investment, it's going to be your main TV for a good few years surely? Even at shorter viewing distances (dictated by my small-ish living room), my 42" 1080p Sony TV betrays its low pixel density. At 55" I can imagine it's even worse. If you're spending in this region why not future-proof? This set will still produce stunning pictures, and if you're not planning on gaming at 4K or watching 4K blurays/streamed content ever then fair enough. I'm certainly planning on getting one of the 2015 LG 4K OLEDs (probably the EF950V) later this year e.g. around black Friday/xmas when they should be much cheaper.



Technology is evolving so quickly at the moment, UHD and 4k will be the standard in 2 - 3 years. Buy a cheaper set now and in 3 years spend the big bucks
This is a great price!
stupot76

I'd have to expect 4k for that amount of money



Personally, I would place OLED 1080p over non-OLED 4K any day. But that's just my opinion - the public view appears to favour resolution above everything else, which I personally disagree with. I've seen cheaper 4K sets look awful when playing 1080p footage (which is still far more widely available compared to 4K content).

I think whether to buy this or not will entirely depend on personal circumstances. This year will see manufacturers push 4K and HDR sets but they are going to cost a lot more than £1299 (and will take a long time to reach that price). The set I would love is LG 65EF950V (4K, OLED, HDR) - but that's £3700!!! I wouldn't mind a "cheap" OLED for the bedroom and will start to get excited once they break the £1000 mark. Getting there though - so heat OP.
I bought one of these for Kodi. Horrible banding and colour cast, but the blacks are great.
tempt

I bought one of these for Kodi. Horrible banding and colour cast, but the … I bought one of these for Kodi. Horrible banding and colour cast, but the blacks are great.



buys OLED, uses the worst quality media he can for it.

well done. why dont you spend £10,000 on a speaker setup then play magnetic tape through them?
PsychoSonny

buys OLED, uses the worst quality media he can for it.well done. why dont … buys OLED, uses the worst quality media he can for it.well done. why dont you spend £10,000 on a speaker setup then play magnetic tape through them?


Magnetic Tape! not heard of them. Can you recommend one of their albums?
I still have a Panasonic 50" v20 plasma TV that is 6 years old and cost £1400 in 2010. Been looking at a new TV but honestly the picture isn't any better than my current Tv.
We fully researched curved TV's unless they are at least 70" they are not worth buying.
ashmac

no hdrno 4k no deal



Are you serious? If 4K defines good quality for you, you can get any £500 TV and get it.

If you love deep contrasts and excellent blacks, then an OLED is for you. There are no TVs which have better quality than an OLED at the moment. So I would say this is hell of a deal
If someone has not seen this in action, I would say pay the store a visit and you will be amazed

Super HOT.
Been hunting for a 40" oled, anyone know if any on the horizon?
This is why I am reluctant to even bother buying a 4K HDTV at the moment. You'll pay £1k for a good one (not this cheap tat that a good 1080p panel can match) and there is hardly any content that will improve the fidelity over 1080p.

Plus in 5 years time when we do have a wealth of 4k content, 4k OLED will likely be totally dominant in everything from £500 up and make even the best multi £k LCD 4k TVs of today look like turd. These OLED LG's are bloody amazeballs when you see them in person.
ashmac

no hdrno 4k no deal



re 4k - so you will be sitting 6 feet or closer to the TV? otherwise you won't really notice the difference
HDR is is in part an effect to make up for not having OLED technology.
Heat added for all you geeks.
We have some real tv geeks here, I love it. I have a Plasma and no way would I swap it for this Oled.
Stunning price - this is the real deal. Great post OP
No 4k? What a joke.
blueice_ron88

No 4k? What a joke.



​Everyone wants a 4k TV, yet 4K media is almost non existent, that's the joke.
Nut82uk

​Everyone wants a 4k TV, yet 4K media is almost non existent, that's the j … ​Everyone wants a 4k TV, yet 4K media is almost non existent, that's the joke.



We still don't have full HD broadcasts yet via Sky which is also a joke.
Bought this TV about 8 months ago for £1800, a couple of friends have since bought top end 4k sets, Samsung and Sony, I wouldn't swap my Oled for either. Great tv, great price. Heat.
This is a great TV, does need some calibration/tweaking to get the best picture as the settings out of the box aren't great. The motion issues seem to have disappeared via recent software updates as i'm noticing hardly any issues with it now. Looks amazing with Blu Ray or decent HD material and the 3D isn't bad either. Standard def broadcasts don't look good.
The newer version of this, the 910 is more expensive but I think looks cheaper due to the plastic stand and white back plate. Also has one less HDMI and less powerful internal speakers. But it does benefit from a better processor for the WebOS and of course is the latest model so may have more future support/updates.
Great price for the tv but for me it's more about these oled dropping in price very fast. With Panasonic now entering the oled market and no doubt other high end manufacturers next year these sets will plumet. Heat added
^ friendly fire, can the television calibration be done at home by oneself or does it need a professional to do it?
markoUK

^ friendly fire, can the television calibration be done at home by … ^ friendly fire, can the television calibration be done at home by oneself or does it need a professional to do it?



Either, mine is self calibrated but obviously a profesional will probably do a much better job. I'm very happy with my picture with how it's currently set up.
Also because this model has been superseded it's likely that the stock in stores will begin to run out soon. Later made panels also seem to be having much less of the issues during earlier production like pink/yellow tint. Plus John Lewis have a pretty good guarantee plus there's the 90 day return thing if not completely happy.
friendlyfire321

Either, mine is self calibrated but obviously a profesional will probably … Either, mine is self calibrated but obviously a profesional will probably do a much better job. I'm very happy with my picture with how it's currently set up.



can you possibly share your calibrated settings?
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