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LG 15EL9500 review

The largest consumer OLED TV is stylish and exciting, but so very expensive

Our Verdict

For

  • Superb black levels
  • Natural colour palette
  • Gorgeous styling

Against

  • Stratospheric price
  • Small size
  • Sluggish remote control

The UK's second OLED television has finally arrived. Although at a mere fifteen inches across and an extraordinary 3.2mm deep the LG 15EL9500 is barely here at all.

Decked out in ineffably chic gunmetal grey and resting on a neat triangular stand, this one the most radical departures from flatscreen orthodoxy in years.

Features

What few features there are have been crammed into the elongated A-frame stand to keep the panel itself so implausibly slight.

Unsurprisingly, the roll call is fairly short, with a Freeview tuner supplying the main point of interest. The resolution is merely HD ready, at 1,366 x 768 pixels, with the most exciting piece of processing coming in the form of LG's standard-issue TruMotion 100Hz scanning.

The connections are sparse to say the least, with a mini-HDMI requiring a - supplied - adaptor cable handling the audio visual requirements, an irritatingly fiddly power lead/RF that also requires adapting (two stages of it, this time) and a USB port.

Aside from that, there's precious little, unless you count the surprisingly deep image and audio calibration options (the former including two ISF-approved presets).

Tech Specs

Product TypeOLED TV
Standard Refresh Rate100 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Analog TunerPAL, NTSC, SECAM
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Number of HDMI Ports1
Brand NameLG
Screen Size38.1 cm (15")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle190°
Vertical Viewing Angle190°
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)1.50 kg
Operating Power Consumption40 W
Standby Power Consumption990 mW
RMS Output Power4 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
Height with Stand235.10 mm
Width with Stand351.30 mm
Depth with Stand42.90 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Teletext Memory1000
Height235.1 mm
Width351.3 mm
Depth42.9 mm
Maximum Resolution1366 x 768
FeaturesChild Lock, Sleep Timer, Teletext
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model15EL9500
Product Name15EL9500 OLED TV
Manufacturer Part Number15EL9500
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

OLED TV is significantly more energy efficient than existing LCD, LED and Plasma TVs this 15" OLED TV from LG will give you the ultimate in picture quality and the minimum in power consumption.

Response Time100 µs
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)1.60 kg