LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CS520

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LG 65EC970
Panasonic TX-50CS520

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Reasons For

4 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.

One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The LG 65EC970 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Panasonic TX-50CS520 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 number of HDMI ports quantitys on the LG 65EC970 is four, but the Panasonic TX-50CS520 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.

5 Reasons For
Two times lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is an 88kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 134kWh lower than the LG 65EC970 (88kWh). 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.

55% lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CS520 is 15kg heavy. That's 8.2kg lighter than the LG 65EC970 (15kg). 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.

£2,909 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is £2,909.01 cheaper than the LG 65EC970.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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

6 Reasons Against
Hugely higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EC970 has an annual energy consumption of 222kWh, but the Panasonic TX-50CS520 is an 88kWh annual energy consumption TV (134kWh 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The LG 65EC970 has a weight of 23.2kg, however the Panasonic TX-50CS520 is a 15kg heavy TV (8.2kg 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 £2,909
The LG 65EC970 is £2,909.01 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CS520.
Not as many stockists
The LG 65EC970 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Panasonic TX-50CS520 is stocked by 4 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
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).
4 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.

Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-50CS520 is one, but the LG 65EC970 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.

Two less HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CS520 is a two HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 65EC970 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.

Awards

6 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Date Released

29 months Ago 23 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
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
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°

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
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
BEST
 Skype

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 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+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
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 (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
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
Auto Power Off
 Auto power off
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

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
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 Support
 24p support
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
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

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

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

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

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 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
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