LG LW550 vs Seiki SE50FO04

LG LW550
Seiki SE50FO04

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG LW550 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Seiki SE50FO04 (50"). 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 LG LW550 is a 3D TV, whereas the Seiki SE50FO04 is not 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.

Faster high frequency rate Edit
The LG LW550 has a high frequency rate of 100Hz. That's 40Hz faster than the Seiki SE50FO04 (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 HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG LW550 has four HDMI ports quantitys, however the Seiki SE50FO04 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

4 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has an ethernet LAN, however the LG LW550 does not have an ethernet LAN.
A lot lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has an annual energy consumption of 101kWh, however the LG LW550 is a 130kWh annual energy consumption TV (29kWh 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.

23% cheaper to run
Over five years the Seiki SE50FO04 only costs £110.56 to run but the LG LW550 costs £143.83 to run (30% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Seiki SE50FO04 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LG LW550 has a rating of "B".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The LG LW550 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Seiki SE50FO04 has an ethernet LAN.
23% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG LW550 is a 130kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 29kWh higher than the Seiki SE50FO04 (101kWh). 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.

Over two years older
The LG LW550 is older than the Seiki SE50FO04 by two years.
30% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the LG LW550 costs £143.83 to run which is £33.27 more to run than the Seiki SE50FO04. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is lower
The LG LW550 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", however the Seiki SE50FO04 has a rating of "A+".
4 Reasons Against
5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the LG LW550 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 Seiki SE50FO04 is not 3D, however the LG LW550 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.

40Hz slower high frequency rate Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has a high frequency rate of 60Hz, however the LG LW550 is a 100Hz refresh rate TV (40Hz 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 three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Seiki SE50FO04 has three HDMI ports quantitys, however the LG LW550 only has four HDMI ports quantitys. 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.

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Date Released

71 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 142.61
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 143.83
Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 110.56

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
100Hz
BEST
60Hz
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 127cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 60Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Response Time
2.4ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 200 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 5000000:1
BEST
 5000000:1
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Display Diagonal (metric)
107cm 127cm
BEST

Audio

Audio System
Infinite 3D surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture-in-Picture
 Picture-in-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 6

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
89W 69W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
130kWh 101kWh
BEST

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.5kg
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1250 x 823 x 190
Weight With Stand
15.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 664mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,133mm
Height
683mm 723.8mm
Width
1,012mm 1,133mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 823mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Home mode

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 664 x 86
Sound Enhancement Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data V7.9
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 664 x 86
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1133 x 723.8 x 255
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Seiki SE50FO04UK 50 LED TV,Standard remote control,User manual,AC power cable,Battery,Warranty card
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