LG 55UG870 vs Panasonic TX-58AX802

LG 55UG870
Panasonic TX-58AX802

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UG870 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is only an 8W RMS rated power TV (12W lower). 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.

Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 129kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (252kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
The LG 55UG870 has a weight of 21.7kg. That's 11.3kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (33kg). 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.

£297.44 cheaper to run
The LG 55UG870 only costs £136.43 to run over five years whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 costs £433.87 to run (218% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is "B".
5 Reasons For
Marginally larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has a screen size of 58", but the LG 55UG870 is only a 55" TV (3" 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55UG870 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.

Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has a thickness of 42mm. That's 56mm thinner than the LG 55UG870 (42mm). 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.

Cheaper by £530
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is £530.45 cheaper than the LG 55UG870.
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
6% smaller screen size Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 55" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (58"). 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the LG 55UG870 is three, but the Panasonic TX-58AX802 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.

56mm thicker Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 98mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is a 42mm thick TV (56mm 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.

£530 more expensive
The LG 55UG870 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 by £530.45.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the LG 55UG870, however 6 stores sell the Panasonic TX-58AX802. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons Against
2x lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is an 8W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W lower than the LG 55UG870 (8W). 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.

129kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has an annual energy consumption of 252kWh, whereas the LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV (129kWh lower). 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.

11.3kg heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-58AX802 is 33kg heavy, but the LG 55UG870 is a 21.7kg heavy TV (11.3kg 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.

Older by ten months
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is ten months older than the LG 55UG870.
Higher running costs over five years by £297.44
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 are £433.87 which is £297.44 more than the LG 55UG870. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+".

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Date Released

21 months Ago 32 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 136.43
Purchase price £ 1,529.45
Total cost of ownership £ 1,665.88
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 432.65
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 433.87
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,432.87
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
55
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 58"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
2,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
139cm 146cm
BEST
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°
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED

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
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
8W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
 WLAN-ready connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi Direct Connection
 WiFi direct connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 25

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 DIVX
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 DIVX
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 WAV
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Playback
 24p playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
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
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
270W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Average Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 182W
Annual Energy Consumption
123kWh
BEST
252kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
98mm 42mm
BEST
Weight
21.7kg
BEST
33kg
Package Weight
29.7kg
BEST
58kg
Weight (with Stand)
24.2kg
BEST
48kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
294mm
Height (with Stand)
773mm
BEST
803mm
Width (with Stand)
1,241mm
BEST
1,306mm
Height
723mm
BEST
779mm
Width
1,241mm
BEST
1,306mm
Packaging Height
813mm
BEST
895mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 273mm
Packaging Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,746mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
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