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LG 55EC9300 curved OLED HDTV review: Stunning image quality, but no 4K

John Brandon | Jan. 2, 2015
The LG 55EC9300 is an excellent TV, thanks to OLED technology, curved glass, and WebOS. It would be even better in 4K, but it would also be considerably more expensive.

And when you want to send video from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to your big screen, there's support for the Miracast, WiDi, and MHL (Mobile HD Link) media-streaming standards.

3D TV technology never really caught on with consumers, and Comcast recently shut down its Xfinity 3D channel (although the cable TV provider still offers HBO and Starz in 3D on demand). But LG isn't ready to thrown in the towel just yet. If you have a 3D Blu-ray player, the 55EC9300 will help you rock the third dimension with passive 3D glasses (the set comes with two pairs, plus two sets of lenses you can clip onto prescription peepers). For the record, I found Transformers: Age of Extinction to be great fun to watch in 3D on this set.

Should you jump on the curved bandwagon?
It's possible that curved displays will end up being the same flash in the pan that 3D TV was, but I hope that's not what happens. And while OLED technology is expensive, it looks much better than LCD. I heartily recommend you check it out for yourself before plunking down this much cash, but I think you'll find that there's more steak than mere sizzle when it comes to curved TVs.

And if you must  have a 4K OLED, LG will accommodate your cravings with its flagship TV, the 65-inch curved OLED model 65EC9700. But you'd better bring your checkbook: LG expects to fetch a cool $10,000 for that TV.


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