LG 43LH604 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500

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LG 43LH604
Panasonic TX-40DS500

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
3" larger screen size Edit
The LG 43LH604 has a screen size of 43", but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is only a 40" TV (3" 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.

One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 43LH604 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 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 43LH604 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 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.

8kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 43LH604 has an annual energy consumption of 51kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 59kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh 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.

Lighter Edit
LG 43LH604 is 9.3kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (1.3kg 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 to run by £9.40
Over five years the LG 43LH604 only costs £59.12 to run however the Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £68.52 to run (16% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 43LH604 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a rating of "A+".
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 13 reviews, the average user review score of the LG 43LH604 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is 88% (based on 12 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 32.4mm thinner than the LG 43LH604 (47mm). 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.

Cheaper by £2
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 costs £329.89, whereas the LG 43LH604 is £331.55.
12 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1343 by number of sales, but the LG 43LH604 ranks No. 9259.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
The LG 43LH604 has a thickness of 79.4mm. That's 32.4mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DS500 (47mm). 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.

More expensive by £2
The LG 43LH604 is £1.66 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS500.
Fewer sellers
The LG 43LH604 is only stocked by 21 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is stocked by 33 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by two months
The LG 43LH604 is two months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS500.
Less popular
The LG 43LH604 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9259 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500 ranks No. 1343.
8 Reasons Against
3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a screen size of 40", however the LG 43LH604 is a 43" TV (3" 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has one USB 2.0 port, however the LG 43LH604 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-40DS500 is two, but the LG 43LH604 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 59kWh, but the LG 43LH604 is a 51kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh 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.

12% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has a weight of 10.5kg, however the LG 43LH604 is a 9.3kg heavy TV (1.3kg 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.

£9.40 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 are £68.52 which is £9.40 more than the LG 43LH604. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS500 is "A+", but the rating of the LG 43LH604 is "A++".
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Panasonic TX-40DS500 has an average user score of 88%, but the LG 43LH604 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 13 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

9 months Ago 7 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 56.08
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 59.12
Purchase price £ 331.55
Total cost of ownership £ 390.67
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 67.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 68.52
Purchase price £ 329.89
Total cost of ownership £ 398.41
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.29T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.34T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
108cm
BEST
100cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

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
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
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Operating System Version
3.0 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
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS-HD
 DTS-HD

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
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
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
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
 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
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 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
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 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
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Core
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages
USB Recording
 USB recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adaptive dimming backlight

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
35W
BEST
42W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
Annual Energy Consumption
51kWh
BEST
59kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
79.4mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
9.3kg
BEST
10.5kg
Package Weight
11.7kg
BEST
15kg
Weight (with Stand)
9.5kg
BEST
12.5kg
Height (with Stand)
620mm 567mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
974mm 904mm
BEST
Height
571mm 518mm
Width
974mm 904mm
Packaging Height
660mm 647mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,060mm
BEST
1,302mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
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