LG 55UF860 vs Philips 55HFL5009

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LG 55UF860
Philips 55HFL5009

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The LG 55UF860 is a 3D compatible TV, but the Philips 55HFL5009 is not 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

97% faster refresh rate Edit
The LG 55UF860 is a 2,000Hz refresh rate TV. That's 1,940Hz faster than the Philips 55HFL5009 (60Hz). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

One more RF port Edit
The LG 55UF860 has two RF ports, however the Philips 55HFL5009 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.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 55UF860 is two, but the Philips 55HFL5009 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The LG 55UF860 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 55HFL5009 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.

£55 cheaper
The LG 55UF860 is £54.68 cheaper than the Philips 55HFL5009.
Available from 13 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
PC in port Edit
The Philips 55HFL5009 has a PC in port, but the LG 55UF860 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.

Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Philips 55HFL5009 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", but the LG 55UF860 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Does not have a PC in port Edit
The LG 55UF860 does not have a PC in port, however the Philips 55HFL5009 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.

Energy efficiency rating is worse
The LG 55UF860 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Philips 55HFL5009 has a rating of "A++".
8 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Philips 55HFL5009 is not 3D compatible, but the LG 55UF860 is 3D compatible. Read more

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

1,940Hz slower refresh rate Edit
The Philips 55HFL5009 has a refresh rate of 60Hz, but the LG 55UF860 is a 2,000Hz refresh rate TV (1,940Hz faster). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

Only one RF port Edit
The Philips 55HFL5009 is a one RF port TV, whereas the LG 55UF860 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Philips 55HFL5009 has one USB 2.0 port, however the LG 55UF860 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 Philips 55HFL5009 is two, but the LG 55UF860 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.

More expensive by £55
The Philips 55HFL5009 is £54.68 more expensive than the LG 55UF860.
Not as many stockists
The Philips 55HFL5009 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the LG 55UF860 is stocked by 15 stores. 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.
Older by eleven months
The Philips 55HFL5009 is eleven months older than the LG 55UF860.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 65.70
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 67.53
Purchase price £ 658.68
Total cost of ownership £ 726.21
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
2,000Hz
BEST
60Hz
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 140cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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
 Analog
 Analog
TV Band
 UHF
 VHF
 S Band
 UHF
 VHF
 S Band
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
Operating System
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler

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
BEST
1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
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 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
BEST
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Intel Wireless Display Technology
 Intel Wireless Display technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Miracast
 Miracast
 Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
Smart Mode
 hotel
 hotel
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
Audio Format
 MP3
 M4A
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 M4A
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Wall Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wall mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Swivelling Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling stand
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 41W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 60kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 17kg
Weight (with Stand)
20.4kg 18.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm 775.5mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,243mm
Height
727.3mm 720.6mm
BEST
Width
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,243mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,920 pixels
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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