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LG 55LF561 vs Panasonic TX-55CX802

LG 55LF561 vs Panasonic TX-55CX802

LG 55LF561
Panasonic TX-55CX802

Top Prices

Argos
Checked 21 hours ago
Standard delivery: £6.95
Ebuyer Business
Checked 21 hours ago
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (68 available)
BT Shop
Checked 7 hours ago
Out of stock
RGB Direct
Checked 5 hours ago
Delivery unknown
AskDirect
Checked 4 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Cheaper by £849
The LG 55LF561 is £849.01 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55CX802.
5 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.
8 Reasons For
Marginally larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 has a display diagonal of 55", but the LG 55LF561 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is 3D, but the LG 55LF561 is not. 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the LG 55LF561 (40W). 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.

Smart TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 supports Smart TV, whereas the LG 55LF561 does not support Smart TV.
Internet TV Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 supports internet TV, however the LG 55LF561 does not support internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 supports Wi-Fi, but the LG 55LF561 does not. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 has an ethernet port, whereas the LG 55LF561 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

4% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 has a depth of 54mm. That's 1.8mm thinner than the LG 55LF561 (54mm). 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

9 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55LF561 has a display diagonal of 50", but the Panasonic TX-55CX802 is a 55" TV (5" 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.

Not 3D Edit
The LG 55LF561 is not 3D, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX802 is 3D. 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55LF561 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the Panasonic TX-55CX802 (40W). 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.

Does not support Smart TV Edit
The LG 55LF561 does not support Smart TV, however the Panasonic TX-55CX802 does.
Does not support internet TV Edit
The LG 55LF561 does not support internet TV, but the Panasonic TX-55CX802 supports internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 55LF561 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CX802 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The LG 55LF561 does not have an ethernet port, however the Panasonic TX-55CX802 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

4% thicker Edit
The LG 55LF561 has a depth of 55.8mm. That's 1.8mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-55CX802 (54mm). 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.

Older by one month
The LG 55LF561 is one month older than the Panasonic TX-55CX802.
2 Reasons Against
More expensive by £849
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is £849.01 more expensive than the LG 55LF561.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-55CX802 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the LG 55LF561 is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Date Released

26 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 104.16
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 104.16
Purchase price £ 549.99
Total cost of ownership £ 654.15
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
No data

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
Operating System Installed
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
65W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
93kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 200 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
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

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
 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 Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500 pages

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Browser Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browser supported
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.8mm 54mm
BEST
Weight
13.8kg
BEST
20.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 29kg
Weight With Stand
14.2kg
BEST
22.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
255mm 246mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
708mm
BEST
754mm
Width (with Stand)
1,128mm
BEST
1,237mm
Height
860mm 719mm
Width
1,128mm 1,237mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 864mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,557mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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