Discussion in 'LG TVs Forum' started by rogdodge, Aug 14, 2014.
and let's know too when you return it lol
Is it out in UK yet?
Picking my up in 5 hours. Very excited. Returning the hu8500.
Still waiting for a price in the UK. I'd imagine it'll be a lot more than £1800
Jap £1800 is Swedish price but who knows
I could be interested if its under 2.5K what I paid for my pioneer plasma, its got a sensible stand at least and it dont need a base as wide as the tv, that plastic thing across the bottom of older models was horrid
2.2k i read its the uk retail price on it.
Did look at it again to day.... On a thing i forgot to check .... The Panel drivers..
Now they are in the bottom black stripe under the screen ... yes they can be seen not as much as last years and they have a new shape .. pyramid shapes..
One Avs member messured the Lg 930 gaming lag to ... 29.6ms
Copy n paste. from avs.
OK guys! Went to Best Buy, brought my Leo Bodnar input lag tester, in normal mode it got 119ms.
I then took the tv out of store mode and into home mode, labeled HDMI input to PC and used standard picture mode and got 40.9ms.
Then also changed the picture mode from standard to Game mode and got the below 29.6ms!!!!!!
Up close with the LG 55EC9300 55-inch OLED TV | Digital Trends
Is heat an issue with this? More aggressive ABL and new ventilation holes on the back? An ABL in other types of TV is normally there for power/thermal management reasons.
If heat is an issue - again, look at that row of upward facing vents not present last year - why on earth did they use a plastic cover/back assembly? Comparatively speaking, many plastics are poor conductors of heat and can act as thermal insulators keeping heat in.
OLEDs run cool. I put my hand on the back of the 77Inch and there was no heat at all over most of it. The only place that was warm was where the electronics were and that wasn't particularly hot.
From what I could see, there were no fans....joy.
They wouldn't have ventilation holes unless heat was an issue. I wouldn't think the holes are there for decoration. Which is not to say OLEDs chuck out heat like plasma TVs.
Where are the ventilation holes?
The holes is a good design
And the concerns continue:
"We still have some playing around to do, but we’re a little concerned that LG may have skimped on some processing in order to bring the price point down. And honestly, if that is the case, the tactic may work. Because those not sensitive to judder may never notice it. The picture is just that stunning."
No as the 980/70 stutters with out of the box settings u have to adjust the motion settings on them
A £2200 recommended retail price for a 55" OLED set?
I'm still struggling to get my head round this. The significance of this sort of price just can't be stressed nearly enough.
Just over a year ago I was very close to pulling the trigger on a Samsung 55" LED, but while it was a mighty pretty set I just couldn't reconcile myself to purchasing something which couldn't compete with an old CRT when it came to black levels and viewing angles.
I'm glad I put off that purchase - at £1600 down from an RRP of £2000 - in the hopes of eventually getting an OLED. But if you'd have told me that, just over a year later, I'd be able to buy one at an RRP of just £200 more, and a likely online price of £1900 or even less, I'd have said you were barking mad.
Of course, I've now set my eyes on a larger set, and 4K to boot. But, my word, how quickly we've come to a point that, not too long ago, I feared we might never reach.
Gotta say, I was the Worlds biggest optimist on the pricing front but even I'm shocked by how much they've come down.
One thing we haven't looked at yet is the potential this has for the 4k TV pricing.
4k for £4k anyone (65 Inch)?
The 4k oled prices will be intresting , Ifa soon so perhaps we get more dates and info there.
I'm not quite sure what they are talking about regarding the judder - if they playback 24p content at 60Hz then it will judder on any TV and Netflix etc has that judder baked in to all content - all native 24p content on Netflix is displayed at 60Hz.
No, you need to change the settings. I had that problem with the Panny DMP500. There's a setting to change it to p24, which annoyingly, you have to do every time because the player doesn't remember it.
I got my tv now. Very happy, much better than my old samsung hu8505.
The tv doesn't get hot at all, pretty much the same feel behind as my samsung.
Here is some pictures. Seems very uniform, except on the yellow and grey picture. It is a little pink on the sides, but i don't notice that in normal viewing.
However, the cpu is a little slow compared to the samsung. :/
They're in vak's photo of the TV back. I use the word "holes" loosely - it's a line of rectangular-ish gaps running along the top of the cover piece. If you've seen the vents of a storage heater, they're a bit like that.
Yep, the area where the electronics are. The bit I said generated a little bit of heat.
Thinking about recommending this TV to a friend (the LG 55EC930V) which is the market for a new TV, especially when this TV costs 19 990SEK ($2850, €2170, £1730) for a limited amount of time here in Sweden (an electronic-chain is celebrating 20 years in business and has this one sale for that reason).
(Link if anyone is interested, in Swedish ofc: LG 55 3D Smart OLED-TV 55EC930V - TV - Elgiganten)
I have a few questions though:
1) Is this (LG 55EC930V) the same as the LG 55EC9300? As I have understood YES it is, simply different names for different markets.
2) My friend will mostly use this for watching football ("soccer") and depending on if he is able to or not (depending on which provider he can get) he will watch it in HD or in SD via a set-top-box (guessing using HDMI). Since I read some conflicting reports here on blur I was thinking about taking a pre-recorded "highlights" clip of Champions League or something like that on a USB-stick to the store and see how it performs.
3) People were talking about firmware-updates that were sorting out a few initial problems but on LG:s swedish homepage no firmware is listed. On the US homepage for the 55EC9300 there IS a firmware listed but no changelog. Can any owner of the 55EC930V confirm/deny that there is a firmware update available (guessing from the TV:s interface since I can't find it on their homepage)?
Do you guys have any other recommendations and how I can test it "in-store" (which they also might allow)? He (the guy I'm helping) is certainly no expert and I don't actually know what TV he has today, guessing something that was in an ad and "On sale". Guessing he will find the (LG) TV stunning but want to see if its suitable for his needs.
Thanks in advance / TheSwede86
I've not been following the model numbers but they will be based on the same panel at least.
My advice would be to wait until you're seen some European/UK based reviews before buying anything. The control software will be different and motion handling (being 50Hz) will be totally different.
Don't get too hung up on motion resolution figures, just believe your own eyes. If you like the picture, buy, if not don't.
Thanks for your reply.
I did contact LG Sweden and they said that the 55EC930V and the 55EC9300 are the same TV except for power (110v in the US I think and 230v here) and tuner. Picture and "audiowise" they are the same TV. So different names for different markets. Interesting, I never thought about that (i.e. 50hz) so that will also be a difference.
We will go and check it out, as I said I believe his current TV is something that was on sale so nothing that would even be considered "good". Just the "run-of-the-mill" average or even "bad" LCD-LED HDTV. Guessing he will love it. Will report back with my opinions if we find it in a store as well as if we buy it.
I had to think long and hard to pay $3,500 from best buy when Micro Center had the 9800 at $1999. That is a really good deal, but I wanted the improved specs of the 2014 model and went for it. Still half of what they first said they would cost, so not bad, but compared to a to line 4K tv, $3,500 is a bit steep. That said, it is the closest thing to my Panasonic plasma I have seen, and that is a good thing. Very happy so far. Only thing I noticed is the base might be a bot wobbly and picking up the TV is scarey. Feels like it's going to break in half it's so thin. They should have included wall mount screw hols also.
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