LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

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LG 65EC970
Panasonic TX-50CX700

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (50"). 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 more HDMI port Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 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.

Available from 1 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.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The LG 65EC970 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
9 Reasons For
Faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz refresh rate TV. That's 800Hz faster than the LG 65EC970 (800Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

800Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the LG 65EC970 (800Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

20W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the LG 65EC970 is only a unknownW RMS rated power TV (20W 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.

1.3 newer common interface plus (CI+) version Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a common interface plus (CI+) version of 1.3, whereas the LG 65EC970 is only a unknown common interface plus (CI+) version TV (1.3 older).
Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 features local dimming, whereas the LG 65EC970 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

77% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 126kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 96kWh lower than the LG 65EC970 (126kWh). 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.

41% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a weight of 16.5kg. That's 6.7kg lighter than the LG 65EC970 (16.5kg). 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.

£2,984 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £315.00, whereas the LG 65EC970 is £3,299.00.
£93.33 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is £93.33 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The LG 65EC970 does not feature local dimming, but the Panasonic TX-50CX700 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 96kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (126kWh). 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
LG 65EC970 is 23.2kg heavy. That's 6.7kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (16.5kg). 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.

£2,984 more expensive
The LG 65EC970 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 by £2,984.
Six months older
The LG 65EC970 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 by six months.
More expensive to run over five years by 61%
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £93.33 more than the Panasonic TX-50CX700. Show assumptions.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 50" TV. That's 15" smaller than the LG 65EC970 (50"). 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 Panasonic TX-50CX700 is three, but the LG 65EC970 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 3 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-50CX700, however 4 retailers sell the LG 65EC970. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the LG 65EC970 has an average expert rating of 94% (based on 9 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

28 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 3,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,544.39
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 152.06
Purchase price £ 315.00
Total cost of ownership £ 467.06
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
65"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 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
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Skype
BEST
 Skype
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox O/S
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 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
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 26
Picture and Text Management
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and text management
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
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
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
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
1,500 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
152W 93W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Average Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 93W
Annual Energy Consumption
222kWh 126kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Weight
23.2kg 16.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 21kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
1,598.7mm 242mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
453.2mm
BEST
695mm
Width (with Stand)
2,300.1mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 650mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,121mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 768mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,143mm

Packaging Content

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