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LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

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LG 65EC970
Panasonic TX-50CX700

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (50"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Expert reviews are a lot better
The LG 65EC970 has an average expert review score of 94%, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 features local dimming, whereas the LG 65EC970 does not feature local dimming. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

£2,819 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £479.99, whereas the LG 65EC970 is £3,299.00.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£93.33 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is £93.33 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not feature local dimming Edit
The LG 65EC970 does not feature local dimming, but the Panasonic TX-50CX700 does. Read more

'Local Dimming' on a TV is a function that dims certain sections of the backlight to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Local dimming can be used to make blacks on the screen appear darker and richer by removing the backlight behind them.

£2,819 more expensive
The LG 65EC970 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 by £2,819.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the LG 65EC970, but 3 stores sell the Panasonic TX-50CX700. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Six months older
The LG 65EC970 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 by six months.
More expensive to run over five years by 61%
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £93.33 more than the Panasonic TX-50CX700. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 50" TV. That's 15" smaller than the LG 65EC970 (50"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, 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. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. 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.

Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the LG 65EC970 has an average expert rating of 94% (based on 9 reviews).

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

33 months Ago 26 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
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 152.06
Purchase price £ 479.99
Total cost of ownership £ 632.05
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Energy Efficiency Class

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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.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
65"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Supported Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
BEST
 Skype
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox O/S

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 93W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
222kWh 126kWh
BEST
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

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

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 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
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
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
BEST
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 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
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

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
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
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 46mm
Weight
23.2kg 16.5kg
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 242mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
453.2mm
BEST
695mm
Width (with Stand)
2,300.1mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 650mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,121mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 768mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,143mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
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 Type-A Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
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