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LG 55EA975 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680

LG 55EA975 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680

LG 55EA975
Panasonic TX-50CX680

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
10% larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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.

3D Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 3D TV, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

80% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a 1,000Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55EA975 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".
3 Reasons For
£1,250 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £1,250 cheaper than the LG 55EA975.
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.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A", whereas the rating of the LG 55EA975 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not have an on/off switch Edit
The LG 55EA975 does not have an on/off switch, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an on/off switch.
£1,250 more expensive
The LG 55EA975 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £1,250.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the LG 55EA975, but 2 retailers sell the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Four months older
The LG 55EA975 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by four months.
3 Reasons Against
10% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the LG 55EA975 (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.

Not 3D Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D, whereas the LG 55EA975 is. Read more

‘3D’ describes whether the TV can display 3D movies and programmes. Requires compatible 3D glasses to properly function.

3D technology has become increasingly popular as the amount of 3D film and TV content has increased dramatically in recent years. All 3D TVs will also display regular 2D content and most will allow you to switch on and off the 3D effect on 3D content. 3D compatible TVs allow you to watch 3D content. For most TVs you will need to wear special glasses to see the 3D effect.

Four times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz slower than the LG 55EA975 (200Hz). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Awards

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Date Released

30 months Ago 26 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 349.99
Total cost of ownership £ 487.63
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
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
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
BEST
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
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

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio True Surround
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 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

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Power Consumption (standby)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 117kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

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

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 H.265
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cleaning Cloth
 Cleaning cloth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
BEST
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
BEST

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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

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
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 47mm
Weight
17.2kg 17kg
BEST
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 23kg
Weight With Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 202mm
Height (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 693mm
Width (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,126mm
Height
798.5mm 652mm
Width
1,227mm 1,126mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 743mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,518mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
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
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