LG 65EF950 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780

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LG 65EF950
Panasonic TX-50DX780

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
15" larger screen size Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (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.

Available from 5 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 65EF950 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is "A".
5 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 133kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 33kWh lower than the LG 65EF950 (133kWh). 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.

9.9mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 is a 49.9mm thick TV (9.9mm thicker). 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.

25% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a weight of 16kg. That's 3.9kg lighter than the LG 65EF950 (16kg). 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.

£1,196 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 costs £1,803.50, whereas the LG 65EF950 is £2,999.00.
£27.63 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £27.63 cheaper to run than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
20% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 166kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 33kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (133kWh). 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.

Thicker Edit
LG 65EF950 is 49.9mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV (9.9mm 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.

3.9kg heavier Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 19.9kg heavy TV. That's 3.9kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (16kg). 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.

£1,196 more expensive
The LG 65EF950 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 by £1,195.50.
Six months older
The LG 65EF950 is older than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 by six months.
18% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EF950 are £184.50 which is £27.63 more than the Panasonic TX-50DX780. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 50" TV. That's 15" smaller than the LG 65EF950 (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 as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic TX-50DX780, however 6 retailers sell the LG 65EF950. 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.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".

Awards

5 Awards
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Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
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Date Released

15 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,999.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,183.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 156.87
Purchase price £ 1,803.50
Total cost of ownership £ 1,960.37
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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
65"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
164cm
BEST
126cm
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-CI+
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-CI+
Tuner
 Digital
 Digital

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
2.0 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

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
Audio Decoder
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
RS-232 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
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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

Management Features

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

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
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
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
114W 96W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh 133kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
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
49.9mm 40mm
BEST
Weight
19.9kg 16kg
BEST
Package Weight
33.7kg 21kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
24.5kg 17kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
236mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
883mm 692mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm 1,115mm
BEST
Height
842mm 647mm
Width
1,450mm 1,115mm
Packaging Height
935mm 744mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
228mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,679mm 1,443mm
BEST

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
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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