LG 55EA975 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680

LG 55EA975
Panasonic TX-50CX680

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Reasons For

5 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

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.

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

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

One more HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG 55EA975 is a four HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 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.

Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55EA975 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".
4 Reasons For
On/off switch Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an on/off switch, however the LG 55EA975 does not.
VESA mounting Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 supports VESA mounting, however the LG 55EA975 does not support VESA mounting.
Lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy. That's 200g lighter than the LG 55EA975 (17kg). 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.

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

5 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.
Does not support VESA mounting Edit
The LG 55EA975 does not support VESA mounting, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 supports VESA mounting.
Heavier Edit
LG 55EA975 is 17.2kg heavy. That's 200g heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (17kg). 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.

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Four months older
The LG 55EA975 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by four months.
4 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

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.

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

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. Most 3D TVs require you to wear special 3D glasses in order to view the content in 3D, however some of the newer 3D TVs require no 3D glasses at all. Of those TVs that do require glasses, there are two main types of 3D technology: passive and active. Passive 3D uses glasses similar to those that you wear in the cinema. The glasses have polarised lenses which ensure that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of passive 3D is that the glasses are very light and comfortable to wear, but it can result in a less bright image. Active 3D uses battery powered glasses which control active shutters in each lens. These shutters constantly open and close very quickly in sync with two different images that are being displayed by the TV. This ensures that the correct image is displayed to each eye. The main advantage of active 3D is that the image is brighter, however the glasses are heavier and more expensive.

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. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

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

One less HDMI ports quantity Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 55EA975 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.

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Date Released

27 months Ago 23 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 £ 399.97
Total cost of ownership £ 537.61
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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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 Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 200Hz
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm
BEST
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

Auto Channel Search
 Auto channel search
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

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

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio True Surround
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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 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
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
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

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
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

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Picture-and-Text
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture-and-Text

Performance

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
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
 Motion control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000 pages

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

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
Power Consumption (average)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
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

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

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 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
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