LG 55UG870 vs Panasonic TX-58AX802

LG 55UG870
Panasonic TX-58AX802

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Significantly higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UG870 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is only an 8W RMS rated power TV (12W lower). 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.

Hugely lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 129kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (252kWh). 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.

Lighter Edit
The LG 55UG870 has a weight of 21.7kg. That's 11.3kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (33kg). 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.

£297.44 cheaper to run
The LG 55UG870 only costs £136.43 to run over five years whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 costs £433.87 to run (218% more). Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is "B".
5 Reasons For
Marginally larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has a display diagonal of 58", but the LG 55UG870 is only a 55" TV (3" 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.

Four HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55UG870 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.

Thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has a depth of 42mm. That's 56mm thinner than the LG 55UG870 (42mm). 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.

Cheaper by £100
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is £100 cheaper than the LG 55UG870.
3 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
6% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 55" TV. That's 3" smaller than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 (58"). 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.

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the LG 55UG870 is three, but the Panasonic TX-58AX802 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.

56mm thicker Edit
The LG 55UG870 is a 98mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is a 42mm thick TV (56mm thinner). 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.

£100 more expensive
The LG 55UG870 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-58AX802 by £100.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the LG 55UG870, however 4 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-58AX802. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6 Reasons Against
2x lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is an 8W RMS rated power TV. That's 12W lower than the LG 55UG870 (8W). 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.

129kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 has an annual energy consumption of 252kWh, whereas the LG 55UG870 is a 123kWh annual energy consumption TV (129kWh lower). 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.

11.3kg heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-58AX802 is 33kg heavy, but the LG 55UG870 is a 21.7kg heavy TV (11.3kg 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 ten months
The Panasonic TX-58AX802 is ten months older than the LG 55UG870.
Higher running costs over five years by £297.44
The running costs over five years of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 are £433.87 which is £297.44 more than the LG 55UG870. Show assumptions.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-58AX802 is "B", whereas the rating of the LG 55UG870 is "A+".

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 136.43
Purchase price £ 1,399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,535.43
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 432.65
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 433.87
Purchase price £ 1,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,732.87
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
2.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 2.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
55
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 58"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Supported 3D Technologies
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
2,000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 146cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

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
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
8W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 4
BEST
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
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 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
WLAN-Ready
 WLAN-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
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)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 25

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 DIVX
 H.265
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 RA-Lossless
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 DTS
 FLAC
 WAV
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
24p Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages
Subtitles Function
 Subtitles function
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
84W
BEST
270W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 182W
Annual Energy Consumption
123kWh
BEST
252kWh
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 100
 100 - 240
 240
 100
 100 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
98mm 42mm
BEST
Weight
21.7kg
BEST
33kg
Package Weight
29.7kg
BEST
58kg
Weight With Stand
24.2kg
BEST
48kg
Depth (with Stand)
236mm
BEST
294mm
Height (with Stand)
773mm
BEST
803mm
Width (with Stand)
1,241mm
BEST
1,306mm
Height
723mm 779mm
Width
1,241mm 1,306mm
Package Height
813mm
BEST
895mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 273mm
Package Width
1,360mm
BEST
1,746mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
 3D glasses included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
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