LG 49LH604 vs Panasonic TX-49DS500 vs Philips 49PFS5501

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LG 49LH604
Panasonic TX-49DS500
Philips 49PFS5501

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 49LH604 is two, but the Panasonic TX-49DS500 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

We do not know the number of USB 2.0 ports on the Philips 49PFS5501. It is possible that it does not have any USB 2.0 ports.

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.

Cheaper by £11
The LG 49LH604 is £10.99 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 and £40 cheaper than the Philips 49PFS5501.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 49LH604 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a rating of "A+" and the Philips 49PFS5501 has a rating of "A++".
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the LG 49LH604 is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is 88% (based on 12 reviews).
3 Reasons For
20% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Philips 49PFS5501 (16W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

26 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 ranks No. 5962 by number of sales, whereas the LG 49LH604 ranks No. 20181.
5 Reasons For
Four HDMI ports Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Philips 49PFS5501 is four, but the LG 49LH604 only has three HDMI ports and the Panasonic TX-49DS500 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.

Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has an annual energy consumption of 57kWh, but the LG 49LH604 is a 66kWh annual energy consumption TV (9kWh higher) and the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV (39kWh 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.

Thinner Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 is a 79mm thick TV. That's 0.40000000000001mm thinner than the LG 49LH604 (79mm) and 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (79mm). 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.

23% lighter Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 has a weight of 11kg, however the LG 49LH604 is an 11.8kg heavy TV (840g heavier) and the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 13.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 49PFS5501 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the LG 49LH604 has a rating of "A++" and the Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only three HDMI ports Edit
The LG 49LH604 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 49PFS5501 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.

9kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 49LH604 has an annual energy consumption of 66kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV (30kWh higher) and the Philips 49PFS5501 is a 57kWh annual energy consumption TV (9kWh 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.

1% thicker Edit
The LG 49LH604 has a thickness of 79.4mm. That's 0.59999999999999mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (79mm) and 0.40000000000001mm thicker than the Philips 49PFS5501 (79mm). 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.

840g heavier Edit
LG 49LH604 is 11.8kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 13.5kg heavy TV (1.7kg heavier) and the Philips 49PFS5501 is an 11kg heavy TV (840g 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.

Fewer sellers
The LG 49LH604 is only stocked by 25 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is stocked by 27 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one month
The LG 49LH604 is one month older than the Philips 49PFS5501. The LG 49LH604 is the same age as the Panasonic TX-49DS500.
Less popular
The LG 49LH604 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 20181 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 ranks No. 5962.
9 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is one, but the LG 49LH604 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

We do not know the number of USB 2.0 ports on the Philips 49PFS5501. It is possible that it does not have any USB 2.0 ports.

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 Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 49LH604 only has three HDMI ports and the Philips 49PFS5501 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.

39kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 96kWh, whereas the LG 49LH604 is a 66kWh annual energy consumption TV (30kWh lower) and the Philips 49PFS5501 is a 57kWh annual energy consumption TV (39kWh 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.

2% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a thickness of 80mm. That's 0.59999999999999mm thicker than the LG 49LH604 (79mm) and 1mm thicker than the Philips 49PFS5501 (79mm). 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.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-49DS500 is 13.5kg heavy, but the LG 49LH604 is an 11.8kg heavy TV (1.7kg lighter) and the Philips 49PFS5501 is an 11kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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 £11
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is £10.99 more expensive than the LG 49LH604.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is one month older than the Philips 49PFS5501. The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is the same age as the LG 49LH604.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the LG 49LH604 is "A++" and the rating of the Philips 49PFS5501 is "A++".
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 49LH604 is 92% (based on 10 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Philips 49PFS5501 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (16W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

More expensive by £40
The Philips 49PFS5501 is £40 more expensive than the LG 49LH604 and £29.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-49DS500.
Not as many stockists
The Philips 49PFS5501 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the LG 49LH604 is stocked by 25 retailers and the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is stocked by 27 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

9 months Ago 9 months Ago 8 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 111.78
Purchase price £ 399.99
Total cost of ownership £ 511.77
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
No data

Display

Screen Size
49" 49" 49"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 300 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Picture Mastering Index (PMI)
900 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
123cm 123cm 123cm
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 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
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
 HbbTV
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
 YouTube
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS
 Web OS
User Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Input Port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port for DVI
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port
3 2 4
BEST
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11n
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Core
2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Standard
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Signal Strength Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Signal strength indicator

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 69W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
BEST
 A++
 A++
BEST
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
66kWh 96kWh 57kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
79.4mm 80mm 79mm
BEST
Weight
11.8kg 13.5kg 11kg
BEST
Package Weight
16.1kg Unknown - Click to provide data 14.7kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
12.1kg 15.5kg 11.3kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
216mm 235mm 213mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
702mm 639mm
BEST
670mm
Width (with Stand)
1,107mm 1,106mm 1,099mm
BEST
Height
645mm 644mm 645mm
Width
1,107mm 1,106mm 1,099mm
Packaging Height
775mm 730mm
BEST
747mm
Packaging Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,497mm 1,200mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data AA
Remote Control Type
L-con Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Supported battery

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Technical Details

RF Input
2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 DTS
 DTS-HD
 DTS
 DTS-HD
 DTS
 DTS-HD

Other Features

Box Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1200 x 160 x 747
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 3
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