LG 32LH500 vs Panasonic TX-49DS500

LG 32LH500
Panasonic TX-49DS500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 32LH500 has an annual energy consumption of 49kWh, however the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 96kWh annual energy consumption TV (47kWh higher). 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.

Thinner Edit
LG 32LH500 is 77mm thick. That's 3mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (80mm). 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.

8.5kg lighter Edit
The LG 32LH500 is a 5kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 13.5kg heavy TV (8.5kg heavier). 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.

Cheaper by £193
The LG 32LH500 costs £193.07 less than the Panasonic TX-49DS500.
51% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 32LH500 only costs £54.71 to run but the Panasonic TX-49DS500 costs £111.78 to run (104% more). Read more
5 Reasons For
17" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a display diagonal of 49", however the LG 32LH500 is only a 32" TV (17" 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.

40% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 8W higher than the LG 32LH500 (20W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

23 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 ranks No. 6791 by number of sales, but the LG 32LH500 ranks No. 7330.
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the LG 32LH500 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
17" smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 32LH500 has a display diagonal of 32", whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is a 49" TV (17" 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.

67% lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 32LH500 is a 12W RMS rated power TV. That's 8W lower than the Panasonic TX-49DS500 (20W). Read more

RMS rated power stands for Root Mean Square rated power and it is typically used to measure the power output of the audio element of the TV.

A higher RMS rated power means that the audio system on the TV is more powerful and will be able to play the audio at higher volumes. A higher RMS power may also result in better quality audio at normal volume levels.

Less retailers
The LG 32LH500 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is stocked by 25 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Less popular
The LG 32LH500 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 7330 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-49DS500 ranks No. 6791.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 32LH500 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 is "A+".
6 Reasons Against
A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 96kWh, but the LG 32LH500 is a 49kWh annual energy consumption TV (47kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is an 80mm thick TV. That's 3mm thicker than the LG 32LH500 (80mm). 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.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 has a weight of 13.5kg, however the LG 32LH500 is a 5kg heavy TV (8.5kg 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 £193
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is £193.07 more expensive than the LG 32LH500.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-49DS500 is one month older than the LG 32LH500.
£57.07 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-49DS500 are £111.78 which is £57.07 more than the LG 32LH500 over five years. Show assumptions.

Average Expert Rating

Date Released

9 months Ago 10 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 52.88
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 54.71
Purchase price £ 186.93
Total cost of ownership £ 241.64
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 110.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 111.78
Purchase price £ 380.00
Total cost of ownership £ 491.78
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.27T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
32" 49"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 400Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080
 1366 x 768
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 123cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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)
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen

Audio

RMS Rated Power
12W 20W
BEST
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Adaptive Dimming Backlight

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
33W
BEST
69W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.2W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
Annual Energy Consumption
49kWh
BEST
96kWh
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
77mm
BEST
80mm
Weight
5kg
BEST
13.5kg
Package Weight
6.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 235mm
Height (with Stand)
429mm
BEST
639mm
Width (with Stand)
727mm
BEST
1,106mm
Height
428mm 644mm
Width
727mm 1,106mm
Package Height
512mm
BEST
730mm
Package Width
808mm
BEST
1,497mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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