LG 32LF5809 vs Panasonic TX-40CX802

LG 32LF5809
Panasonic TX-40CX802

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
45kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 103kWh annual energy consumption TV (45kWh 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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a weight of 6kg, however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 12kg heavy TV (6kg 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 £372
The LG 32LF5809 costs £317.70, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is £690.00.
£55.69 cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 32LF5809 is £55.69 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40CX802. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The LG 32LF5809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a rating of "B".
5 Reasons For
20% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a screen size of 40", however the LG 32LF5809 is only a 32" TV (8" 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.

1,200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,600Hz, whereas the LG 32LF5809 is only a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,200Hz 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.

Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 32LF5809 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 number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is three, but the LG 32LF5809 only has one HDMI port. 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.

9.5mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 46mm thick TV. That's 9.5mm thinner than the LG 32LF5809 (46mm). 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
25% smaller screen size Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a screen size of 32", however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 40" TV (8" 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.

3x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 1,600Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,200Hz 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.

Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 only has three 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 one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the LG 32LF5809 is one, but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 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.

9.5mm thicker Edit
The LG 32LF5809 is a 55.5mm thick TV. That's 9.5mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40CX802 (46mm). 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.

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5 Reasons Against
A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has an annual energy consumption of 103kWh, but the LG 32LF5809 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (45kWh 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a weight of 12kg, however the LG 32LF5809 is a 6kg heavy TV (6kg 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 £372
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 is £372.30 more expensive than the LG 32LF5809.
£55.69 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX802 are £121.62 which is £55.69 more than the LG 32LF5809. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is "B", but the rating of the LG 32LF5809 is "A".

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 65.93
Purchase price £ 317.70
Total cost of ownership £ 383.63
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 118.58
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 121.62
Purchase price £ 690.00
Total cost of ownership £ 811.62
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 1,600Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal
80cm 100cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

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
Operating System Version
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
1 3
BEST
Remote Output Port
1 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
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
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
40W
BEST
74W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
58kWh
BEST
103kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 230
 110 - 230
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.5mm 46mm
BEST
Weight
6kg
BEST
12kg
Package Weight
7.4kg
BEST
17kg
Weight (with Stand)
6.2kg
BEST
13.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
207mm
BEST
211mm
Height (with Stand)
481mm
BEST
553mm
Width (with Stand)
732mm
BEST
899mm
Height
431mm 518mm
Width
732mm 899mm
Packaging Height
510mm
BEST
679mm
Packaging Width
816mm
BEST
1,219mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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