LG 55UF8517 vs Panasonic TX-55CR730

LG 55UF8517
Panasonic TX-55CR730

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LG 55UF8517 is a 3D TV, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 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.

17% lighter Edit
The LG 55UF8517 has a weight of 19.3kg. That's 3.2kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (22.5kg). 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF8517 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A".
1 Reason For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UF8517 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Only two USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF8517 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. 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.

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4 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is not 3D, however the LG 55UF8517 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.

3.2kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV, whereas the LG 55UF8517 is a 19.3kg heavy TV (3.2kg 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.

Older by two months
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is two months older than the LG 55UF8517.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A", however the rating of the LG 55UF8517 is "A+".

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

19 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 128.19
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 139cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Ambience
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
 Ambience
 Standard
 Custom
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
RS-232 Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 True Cinema
 Custom
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Video Formats Supported
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 VP9
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 VP9
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 MP4
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
80W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
50.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
19.3kg
BEST
22.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 31kg
Weight With Stand
20.4kg
BEST
23.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm 248mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,236mm
Height
727.3mm 727mm
Width
1,234.8mm 1,236mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 843mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 287mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,459mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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