LG 49UH850 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780

LG 49UH850
Panasonic TX-50DX780

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 49UH850 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (20W). 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.

10kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 49UH850 has an annual energy consumption of 123kWh, but the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 133kWh annual energy consumption TV (10kWh 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.

200g lighter Edit
The LG 49UH850 has a weight of 15.8kg, however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 16kg heavy TV (200g 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 £419
The LG 49UH850 costs £999.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £1,417.79.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£19.23 cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 49UH850 is £19.23 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50DX780. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The LG 49UH850 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
A little larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a screen size of 50", whereas the LG 49UH850 is only a 49" TV (1" 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.

Hugely faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,800Hz, but the LG 49UH850 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,600Hz slower). 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.

29% thinner Edit
Panasonic TX-50DX780 is 40mm thick. That's 11.5mm thinner than the LG 49UH850 (40mm). 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the LG 49UH850 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller screen size Edit
The LG 49UH850 has a screen size of 49", however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 50" TV (1" 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.

Significantly slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 49UH850 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 1,800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,600Hz faster). 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.

11.5mm thicker Edit
The LG 49UH850 is a 51.5mm thick TV. That's 11.5mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (40mm). 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.

7 Reasons Against
Lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the LG 49UH850 (20W). 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.

10kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has an annual energy consumption of 133kWh, however the LG 49UH850 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV (10kWh 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.

200g heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 16kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 49UH850 is a 15.8kg heavy TV (200g 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 £419
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £418.79 more expensive than the LG 49UH850.
Less retailers
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the LG 49UH850 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is one month older than the LG 49UH850.
Higher running costs over five years by £19.23
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 are £156.87 which is £19.23 more than the LG 49UH850 over five years. Show assumptions.

Date Released

9 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,136.64
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 156.87
Purchase price £ 1,417.79
Total cost of ownership £ 1,574.66
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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).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
49" 50"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,800Hz
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
123cm 126cm
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

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
 Digital
 Digital
DVB-T Channel
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB-S2 Channel
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVB-C Channel
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen

Audio

Audio System
2.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 DTS-HD

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out port
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 3
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
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
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Digital Video Recorder
 Digital video recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Core
4 4
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Standard
 List
 Top-text
 List
 Top-text

Design

Colour
 White
 White
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
96W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
123kWh
BEST
133kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
RoHS Compliance Certificate
 RoHS compliance certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
51.5mm 40mm
BEST
Weight
15.8kg
BEST
16kg
Package Weight
21.3kg 21kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
17.8kg 17kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
238.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
699mm 692mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,104mm
BEST
1,115mm
Height
645mm 647mm
Width
1,104mm 1,115mm
Packaging Height
775mm 744mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,443mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
MR15R Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback