LG 55EA975 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680

LG 55EA975
Panasonic TX-50CX680

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10% larger screen size Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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.

3D compatible Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 3D compatible TV, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

80% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (200Hz). 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55EA975 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".
2 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy. That's 200g lighter than the LG 55EA975 (17kg). 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55EA975 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
LG 55EA975 is 17.2kg heavy. That's 200g heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (17kg). 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.

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Four months older
The LG 55EA975 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by four months.
4 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG 55EA975 (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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the LG 55EA975 is. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Four times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz slower than the LG 55EA975 (200Hz). 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 55EA975 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.

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Date Released

25 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 535.99
Total cost of ownership £ 673.63
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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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.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
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

Auto Channel Search Feature
 Auto channel search feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox OS

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio True Surround
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
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

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi 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
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
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 Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Energy Star Certification
 Energy Star certification
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 47mm
Weight
17.2kg 17kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 23kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 202mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 693mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,126mm
Height
798.5mm 652mm
BEST
Width
1,227mm 1,126mm
BEST
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 743mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,518mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cleaning Cloth
 Cleaning cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
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