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LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CS520

LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CS520

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LG 65EC970
Panasonic TX-50CS520

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
24% larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 65EC970 has a display diagonal of 65", however the Panasonic TX-50CS520 is only a 50" TV (15" 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.

3D Edit
The LG 65EC970 is 3D, however the Panasonic TX-50CS520 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.

2 Reasons For
£2,700 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is £2,700 cheaper than the LG 65EC970.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic TX-50CS520 has an average expert review score of 100%, whereas the LG 65EC970 has an average rating of 94% (based on 9 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
More expensive by £2,700
The LG 65EC970 is £2,700 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CS520.
Older by six months
The LG 65EC970 is six months older than the Panasonic TX-50CS520.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The LG 65EC970 has an average expert score of 94%, but the Panasonic TX-50CS520 has an average expert rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is a 50" TV. That's 15" smaller than the LG 65EC970 (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.

Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is not 3D, whereas the LG 65EC970 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.

Awards

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01net.com: 5 Star
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Digital Versus: 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
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Average User Rating

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Date Released

32 months Ago 27 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 3,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,544.39
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Display Diagonal
65"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 126cm
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

Audio

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

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

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
152W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 63W
Annual Energy Consumption
222kWh 88kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 85W

Certificates

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

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

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 FLAC
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch

Networking

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

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 26
Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Text

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 47mm
Weight
23.2kg 15kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 21kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
1,598.7mm 230mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
453.2mm
BEST
690mm
Width (with Stand)
2,300.1mm 1,126mm
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 652mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,126mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 743mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,518mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
RF Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
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 Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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