LG 50UH635 vs Panasonic TX-55DS500

LG 50UH635
Panasonic TX-55DS500

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The LG 50UH635 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 50UH635 has three HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-55DS500 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.

28% thinner Edit
LG 50UH635 is 53.3mm thick. That's 14.7mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 (68mm). 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.

23 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
2 Reasons For
A little larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a screen size of 55", however the LG 50UH635 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.

Cheaper by £61
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 costs £418.00, whereas the LG 50UH635 is £479.00.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller screen size Edit
The LG 50UH635 has a screen size of 50", whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 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.

More expensive by £61
The LG 50UH635 is £61 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
Older by one month
The LG 50UH635 is one month older than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
4 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has one USB 2.0 port, however the LG 50UH635 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 Panasonic TX-55DS500 is two, but the LG 50UH635 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.

14.7mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 68mm thick TV. That's 14.7mm thicker than the LG 50UH635 (68mm). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is only stocked by 6 shops, however the LG 50UH635 is stocked by 29 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Date Released

9 months Ago 8 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 139.41
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 140.63
Purchase price £ 418.00
Total cost of ownership £ 558.63
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
1,500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
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
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
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

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Processor Core
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 121kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
53.3mm
BEST
68mm
Weight
16.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
20kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
16.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
231mm
BEST
235mm
Height (with Stand)
717mm
BEST
770mm
Width (with Stand)
1,122mm
BEST
1,244mm
Height
664mm 721mm
Width
1,122mm 1,244mm
Packaging Height
790mm
BEST
808mm
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,610mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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