LG 65EC970 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

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LG 65EC970
Panasonic TX-50CX700

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Reasons For

4 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

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 more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 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.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
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).
5 Reasons For
Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 features local dimming, whereas the LG 65EC970 does not feature local dimming. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

77% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 126kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 96kWh lower than the LG 65EC970 (126kWh). 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.

41% lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a weight of 16.5kg. That's 6.7kg lighter than the LG 65EC970 (16.5kg). 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.

£2,327 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £972.49, whereas the LG 65EC970 is £3,299.00.
£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

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

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 96kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (126kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 65EC970 is 23.2kg heavy. That's 6.7kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (16.5kg). 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.

£2,327 more expensive
The LG 65EC970 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 by £2,326.51.
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.
4 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

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 Panasonic TX-50CX700 is three, but 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic TX-50CX700, however 2 retailers sell the LG 65EC970. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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

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 £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 152.06
Purchase price £ 972.49
Total cost of ownership £ 1,124.55
Details

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 Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
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°

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
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox O/S
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

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)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
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+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (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 2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

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
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
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
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
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
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
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
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
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 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
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
152W 93W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 93W
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

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

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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