LG 55EA870 vs LG 65EC970

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LG 55EA870
LG 65EC970

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Two RF ports Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 55EA870 is two, but the LG 65EC970 only has one RF port. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

PC in port Edit
The LG 55EA870 has a PC in port, however the LG 65EC970 does not have a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

80kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55EA870 has an annual energy consumption of 142kWh, however the LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV (80kWh 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.

36% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 55EA870 is £87.52 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970. Read more
3 Reasons For
10" larger screen size Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the LG 55EA870 (65"). 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.

£153 cheaper
The LG 65EC970 costs £153 less than the LG 55EA870.
Available from 1 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.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
10" smaller screen size Edit
The LG 55EA870 has a screen size of 55", whereas the LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV (10" 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 £153
The LG 55EA870 is £153 more expensive than the LG 65EC970.
Less retailers
The LG 55EA870 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the LG 65EC970 is stocked by 3 stores. 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.
5 Reasons Against
One less RF port Edit
The number of RF ports on the LG 65EC970 is one, but the LG 55EA870 only has two RF ports. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Does not have a PC in port Edit
The LG 65EC970 does not have a PC in port, but the LG 55EA870 has a PC in port. Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

37% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 80kWh higher than the LG 55EA870 (222kWh). 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.

One month older
The LG 65EC970 is older than the LG 55EA870 by one month.
55% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £87.52 more than the LG 55EA870 over five years. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Techradar: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

26 months Ago 28 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 155.43
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.44
Total running cost £ 157.87
Purchase price £ 1,799.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,956.87
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 1,646.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,891.39
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

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.
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.

Display

Screen Size
55" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
 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

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
PC in Port
 PC in port
BEST
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4 4
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
 On/off timer
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
33 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Format
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages 2,000 pages

Design

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Typical Power Consumption
97W
BEST
152W
Standby Power Consumption
0.4W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
142kWh
BEST
222kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2kg
Weight (with Stand)
13.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
250mm
BEST
1,598.7mm
Height (with Stand)
715mm 453.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,230mm
BEST
2,300.1mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
 Included 3D glasses
3D Glasses Included
4 7
BEST
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