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LG 42LY960 vs Panasonic TX-40AX630

LG 42LY960 vs Panasonic TX-40AX630

LG 42LY960
Panasonic TX-40AX630

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
5% larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LY960 is a 42" TV. That's 2" larger than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (40"). 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.

2% wider viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The LG 42LY960 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV. That's 2° wider than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 (176°).
4.9mm thinner Edit
The LG 42LY960 is a 55.1mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is a 60mm thick TV (4.9mm thicker). 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 42LY960 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is "B".
4 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is 3D, but the LG 42LY960 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.

Card reader integrated Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a card reader integrated, whereas the LG 42LY960 does not have a card reader integrated.
Ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has an ethernet port, whereas the LG 42LY960 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.

Cheaper by £163
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is £162.91 cheaper than the LG 42LY960.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The LG 42LY960 is not 3D, but the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is. 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.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The LG 42LY960 does not have an ethernet port, whereas the Panasonic TX-40AX630 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.

£163 more expensive
The LG 42LY960 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40AX630 by £162.91.
5 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a display diagonal of 40", but the LG 42LY960 is a 42" TV (2" 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.

A bit narrower viewing angle, horizontal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a viewing angle, horizontal of 176°, however the LG 42LY960 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle TV (2° wider).
9% thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 has a depth of 60mm. That's 4.9mm thicker than the LG 42LY960 (60mm). 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 three months
The Panasonic TX-40AX630 is three months older than the LG 42LY960.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40AX630 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 42LY960 is "A+".

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Date Released

28 months Ago 31 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 200.30
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 201.52
Purchase price £ 639.09
Total cost of ownership £ 840.61
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
1.0T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
26
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
42"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Contrast Ratio (typical)
 1400:1
BEST
 1400:1
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Response Time
8ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness
400 cd/m² Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 102cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178°
BEST
176°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178°
BEST
176°

Audio

Audio System
ClearVoice Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 DTS 2.0

Smart TV

Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Input Frequency
 50
 50
Annual Energy Consumption
72kWh
BEST
102kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
108W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

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

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 PAL
 SECAM

Performance

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 ADPCM
 IMA-ADPCM
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 PCM
 RA-Lossless
 ADPCM
 IMA-ADPCM
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500 pages

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast

Management Features

Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Energy saving
 Energy saving
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.1mm
BEST
60mm
Weight With Stand
10.3kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
218mm 202mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
611mm 582mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
949mm 919mm
BEST
Height
560mm 537mm
Width
949mm 919mm
Package Height
660mm 653mm
BEST
Package Width
1,060mm
BEST
1,307mm

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)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
3 3
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
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