LG 50LF5610 vs Panasonic TX-55CR730

LG 50LF5610
Panasonic TX-55CR730

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 50LF5610 has an annual energy consumption of 93kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV (62kWh higher). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Hugely lighter Edit
LG 50LF5610 is 13.8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV (8.7kg heavier). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

Cheaper by £500
The LG 50LF5610 is £500.01 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55CR730.
Cheaper to run by £199.91
Over five years the LG 50LF5610 only costs £104.38 to run however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 costs £304.29 to run (192% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 50LF5610 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a rating of "A".
8 Reasons For
10% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the LG 50LF5610 (55"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Smart TV features Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 supports smart TV features, whereas the LG 50LF5610 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet browser Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an internet browser, however the LG 50LF5610 does not have an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is two, but the LG 50LF5610 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 50LF5610 only has two HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

WiFi connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a WiFi connection, but the LG 50LF5610 does not have a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the LG 50LF5610 does not.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The LG 50LF5610 has a screen size of 50", but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 55" TV (5" larger). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The LG 50LF5610 does not support smart TV features, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet browser Edit
The LG 50LF5610 does not have an internet browser, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an internet browser. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 50LF5610 is one, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The LG 50LF5610 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The LG 50LF5610 does not have a WiFi connection, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The LG 50LF5610 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 does.
Fewer sellers
The LG 50LF5610 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by six months
The LG 50LF5610 is six months older than the Panasonic TX-55CR730.
5 Reasons Against
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 62kWh higher than the LG 50LF5610 (155kWh). Read more

The annual energy consumption is the total amount of energy that the TV will use over the course of a whole year, given typical usage levels.

A lower annual energy consumption means that it will cost less each year for you to run your TV.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-55CR730 is 22.5kg heavy. That's 8.7kg heavier than the LG 50LF5610 (22.5kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

£500 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is more expensive than the LG 50LF5610 by £500.01.
More expensive to run over five years by 192%
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 are £304.29 which is £199.91 more than the LG 50LF5610. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the LG 50LF5610 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

21 months Ago 15 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 102.55
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 104.38
Purchase price £ 499.98
Total cost of ownership £ 604.36
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 301.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 304.29
Purchase price £ 999.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,304.28
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
300Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Display Diagonal
126cm 139cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
BEST
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
BEST

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio True Surround
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture in Picture Function
 Picture in picture function
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 26

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 MP2
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
 Parental controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
64W
BEST
188W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 112W
Annual Energy Consumption
93kWh
BEST
155kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 188W
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
13.8kg
BEST
22.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 31kg
Weight (with Stand)
14.2kg
BEST
23.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
255mm 248mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 772mm
Width (with Stand)
1,128mm
BEST
1,236mm
Height
660mm 727mm
Width
1,128mm 1,236mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 843mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 299mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,459mm
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