LG 55UF675 vs Sony KDL-50W706

LG 55UF675
Sony KDL-50W706

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A little larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UF675 has a display diagonal of 55", however the Sony KDL-50W706 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.

4W higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W higher than the Sony KDL-50W706 (16W). 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.

Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a two RF ports quantity TV, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 only has one RF ports quantity. 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.

7.3mm thinner Edit
The LG 55UF675 is a 56.7mm thick TV. That's 7.3mm thinner than the Sony KDL-50W706 (64mm). 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.

1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
9 Reasons For
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Sony KDL-50W706 is two, but the LG 55UF675 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UF675 only has two 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a wi-Fi, but the LG 55UF675 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 LAN Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the LG 55UF675 does not have an ethernet LAN.
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the LG 55UF675 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
4.2kg lighter Edit
Sony KDL-50W706 is 13.6kg heavy, but the LG 55UF675 is a 17.8kg heavy TV (4.2kg heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £600
The Sony KDL-50W706 is £600.09 cheaper than the LG 55UF675.
Cheaper to run by £77.31
Over five years the Sony KDL-50W706 is £77.31 cheaper to run than the LG 55UF675. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Sony KDL-50W706 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the LG 55UF675 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 55UF675 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Sony KDL-50W706 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.

Only two HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the LG 55UF675 is two, but the Sony KDL-50W706 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.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The LG 55UF675 does not have a wi-Fi, but the Sony KDL-50W706 has a 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 LAN Edit
The LG 55UF675 does not have an ethernet LAN, whereas the Sony KDL-50W706 has an ethernet LAN.
Does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 55UF675 does not have a digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the Sony KDL-50W706 does.
24% heavier Edit
The LG 55UF675 has a weight of 17.8kg, however the Sony KDL-50W706 is a 13.6kg heavy TV (4.2kg 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.

More expensive by £600
The LG 55UF675 is £600.09 more expensive than the Sony KDL-50W706.
Higher running costs over five years by £77.31
The running costs of the LG 55UF675 are £162.07 which is £77.31 more than the Sony KDL-50W706 over five years. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF675 is "A", but the rating of the Sony KDL-50W706 is "A++".
6 Reasons Against
Slightly smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a display diagonal of 50", but the LG 55UF675 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.

25% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the LG 55UF675 (16W). 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.

Only one RF ports quantity Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has one RF ports quantity, however the LG 55UF675 only has two RF ports quantitys. 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.

12% thicker Edit
The Sony KDL-50W706 has a depth of 64mm. That's 7.3mm thicker than the LG 55UF675 (64mm). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony KDL-50W706 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the LG 55UF675 is stocked by 2 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony KDL-50W706 is 13 months older than the LG 55UF675.

Date Released

23 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 160.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 162.07
Purchase price £ 1,149.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,312.06
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 81.72
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 84.76
Purchase price £ 549.90
Total cost of ownership £ 634.66
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.8T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 480i
 480p
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 126cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Internet TV
 Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital Pulse
 Digital
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
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 Ports Quantity
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 4
BEST
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Management Features

On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Picture-and-Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Picture
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Music
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 KAZ
 CRO
 CAT

Performance

Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental control
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour support

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
100W 51W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
146kWh Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
56.7mm
BEST
64mm
Weight
17.8kg 13.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
23.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
19.7kg 14.8kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
261mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
778mm 693mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm 1,116mm
BEST
Height
722mm 656mm
Width
1,240mm 1,116mm
Package Height
810mm 776mm
BEST
Package Width
1,330mm 1,236mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
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