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LG 50UH635 vs Panasonic TX-55DS500

LG 50UH635 vs Panasonic TX-55DS500

LG 50UH635
Panasonic TX-55DS500

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In stock (83 available)
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
28% thinner Edit
LG 50UH635 is 53.3mm thick. That's 14.7mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 (68mm). 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 £11
The LG 50UH635 costs £11 less than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
2 Reasons For
A little larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a display diagonal of 55", however the LG 50UH635 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

Ethernet port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an ethernet port, but the LG 50UH635 does not have an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 50UH635 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 55" TV (5" larger). 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.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The LG 50UH635 does not have an ethernet port, but the Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Older by two months
The LG 50UH635 is two months older than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
3 Reasons Against
14.7mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 68mm thick TV. That's 14.7mm thicker than the LG 50UH635 (68mm). 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.

More expensive by £11
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is £11 more expensive than the LG 50UH635.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is only stocked by 5 sellers, however the LG 50UH635 is stocked by 11 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.

Date Released

14 months Ago 12 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 139.41
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 140.63
Purchase price £ 500.00
Total cost of ownership £ 640.63
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

No data
0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
1,500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Sports
 Game
 Speech

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 87W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 121kWh
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

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-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
BEST
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 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)
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
53.3mm
BEST
68mm
Weight
16.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Weight
20kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
16.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
231mm
BEST
235mm
Height (with Stand)
717mm
BEST
770mm
Width (with Stand)
1,122mm
BEST
1,244mm
Height
664mm 721mm
Width
1,122mm 1,244mm
Package Height
790mm
BEST
808mm
Package Width
1,197mm
BEST
1,610mm

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
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
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3
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