LG 55UF675 vs Sony KDL-50W706

LG 55UF675
Sony KDL-50W706

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A little larger screen size Edit
The LG 55UF675 has a screen size of 55", however the Sony KDL-50W706 is only a 50" TV (5" smaller). 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.

4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Sony KDL-50W706 (16W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Two RF ports Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a two RF port TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

7.3mm thinner Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a 56.7mm thick TV. That's 7.3mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W706 (64mm). 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 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Sony KDL-50W706 is two, but the LG 55UF675 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55UF675 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 Sony KDL-50W706 has a WiFi connection, but the LG 55UF675 does not. 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.

DLNA certificate Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a DLNA certificate, however the LG 55UF675 does not have a DLNA certificate.
4.2kg lighter Edit
Sony KDL-50W706 is 13.6kg heavy, but the LG 55UF675 is a 17.8kg heavy TV (4.2kg 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 £600
The Sony KDL-50W706 is £600.09 cheaper than the LG 55UF675.
Cheaper to run by £77.31
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W706 is £77.31 cheaper to run than the LG 55UF675. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-50W706 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the LG 55UF675 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 55UF675 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Sony KDL-50W706 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 number of HDMI ports on the LG 55UF675 is two, but the Sony KDL-50W706 only has four 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 55UF675 does not have a WiFi connection, but the Sony KDL-50W706 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 a DLNA certificate Edit
The LG 55UF675 does not have a DLNA certificate, however the Sony KDL-50W706 does.
24% heavier Edit
The LG 55UF675 has a weight of 17.8kg, however the Sony KDL-50W706 is a 13.6kg heavy TV (4.2kg lighter). 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.

More expensive by £600
The LG 55UF675 is £600.09 more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W706.
Higher running costs over five years by £77.31
The running costs of the LG 55UF675 are £162.07 which is £77.31 more than the Sony KDL-50W706 over five years. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF675 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KDL-50W706 is "A++".
6 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller screen size Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a screen size of 50", but the LG 55UF675 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.

25% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the LG 55UF675 (16W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Only one RF port Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has one RF port, however the LG 55UF675 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

12% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a thickness of 64mm. That's 7.3mm thicker than the LG 55UF675 (64mm). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony KDL-50W706 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the LG 55UF675 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by ten months
The Sony KDL-50W706 is ten months older than the LG 55UF675.

Date Released

22 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 160.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 162.07
Purchase price £ 1,149.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,312.06
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 84.76
Purchase price £ 549.90
Total cost of ownership £ 634.66
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 BUL
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DUT
 BUL
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 TUR
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Panorama Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama feature
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
100W 51W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
146kWh Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
56.7mm
BEST
64mm
Weight
17.8kg 13.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
23.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
19.7kg 14.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
261mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
778mm 693mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
722mm 656mm
BEST
Width
1,240mm 1,116mm
BEST
Packaging Height
810mm 776mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,330mm 1,236mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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