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LG 49UF778 vs Panasonic TX-40DX700

LG 49UF778 vs Panasonic TX-40DX700

LG 49UF778
Panasonic TX-40DX700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 49UF778 has a display diagonal of 49", but the Panasonic TX-40DX700 is only a 40" TV (9" 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.

Cheaper to run by £28.45
Over five years the LG 49UF778 only costs £109.19 to run however the Panasonic TX-40DX700 costs £137.64 to run (26% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 49UF778 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DX700 has a rating of "B".
2 Reasons For
A lot thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 is a 40mm thick TV, whereas the LG 49UF778 is a 56.7mm thick TV (16.7mm thicker). 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.

Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 has a common interface (CI), but the LG 49UF778 does not have a common interface (CI). Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
The LG 49UF778 has a depth of 56.7mm. That's 16.7mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40DX700 (40mm). 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.

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Older by eight months
The LG 49UF778 is eight months older than the Panasonic TX-40DX700.
3 Reasons Against
23% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 is a 40" TV. That's 9" smaller than the LG 49UF778 (40"). 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.

26% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Panasonic TX-40DX700 costs £137.64 to run which is £28.45 more to run than the LG 49UF778. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-40DX700 has an energy efficiency rating of "B", but the LG 49UF778 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

22 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 107.36
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 109.19
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 460.00
Total cost of ownership £ 597.64
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.54T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 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
49"
BEST
40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 16:10
 4:3
 Auto
 16:9
 14:9
 16:10
 4:3
 Auto
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
123cm
BEST
100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Ambience
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
 'My Home Screen'
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
67W
BEST
84W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
97.82kWh
BEST
117kWh
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
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
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 FLAC
 WAV
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 FLAC
 WAV
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,000 pages

Packaging Content

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

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

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

Management Features

Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 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 Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
56.7mm 40mm
BEST
Weight
14kg 11.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 16kg
Weight With Stand
15.1kg 12.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
261mm 203mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
704mm 559mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,104mm 895mm
BEST
Height
645mm 514mm
Width
1,104mm 895mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 611mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,223mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
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
Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
 Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
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