LG 55UF8517 vs Panasonic TX-55CX680

LG 55UF8517
Panasonic TX-55CX680

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

55% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 64kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-55CX680 (181kWh). 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.

Thinner Edit
LG 55UF8517 is 50.8mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 56mm thick TV (5.2mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

2% lighter Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a 19.3kg heavy TV. That's 200g lighter than the Panasonic TX-55CX680 (19.5kg). 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF8517 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CX680 is "B".
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Reasons Against

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Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is not 3D compatible, but the LG 55UF8517 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

36% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 181kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 64kWh higher than the LG 55UF8517 (181kWh). 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.

Moderately thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is a 56mm thick TV, whereas the LG 55UF8517 is a 50.8mm thick TV (5.2mm thinner). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

2% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has a weight of 19.5kg. That's 200g heavier than the LG 55UF8517 (19.5kg). 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.

Three months older
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 is older than the LG 55UF8517 by three months.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-55CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the LG 55UF8517 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

18 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 128.19
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
139cm 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

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
Picture and Text Management
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and text management

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
80W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Average Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 130W
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
181kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
50.8mm
BEST
56mm
Weight
19.3kg
BEST
19.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 27kg
Weight (with Stand)
20.4kg
BEST
21kg
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
292mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm 761mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,242mm
Height
727.3mm 719mm
Width
1,234.8mm 1,242mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 812mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,675mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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