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LG 55UH661 vs LOEWE Reference

LG 55UH661 vs LOEWE Reference

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LG 55UH661
LOEWE Reference

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
LG 55UH661 is 60.9mm thick. That's 0.1mm thinner than the LOEWE Reference (61mm). 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 £2,151
The LG 55UH661 costs £2,151.03 less than the LOEWE Reference.
16 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
49% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 55UH661 only costs £123.61 to run but the LOEWE Reference costs £241.80 to run (96% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The LG 55UH661 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the LOEWE Reference has a rating of "B".
2 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LOEWE Reference is 3D, whereas the LG 55UH661 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.

84% higher RMS rated power Edit
The LOEWE Reference is a 120W RMS rated power TV. That's 100W higher than the LG 55UH661 (120W). 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The LG 55UH661 is not 3D, however the LOEWE Reference is 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.

5x lower RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UH661 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 100W lower than the LOEWE Reference (120W). 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.

6 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
LOEWE Reference is 61mm thick. That's 0.1mm thicker than the LG 55UH661 (61mm). 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 £2,151
The LOEWE Reference is £2,151.03 more expensive than the LG 55UH661.
Less retailers
The LOEWE Reference is only stocked by 6 retailers, whereas the LG 55UH661 is stocked by 22 sellers. 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.
Older by three months
The LOEWE Reference is three months older than the LG 55UH661.
£118.19 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs over five years of the LOEWE Reference are £241.80 which is £118.19 more than the LG 55UH661. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LOEWE Reference is "B", however the rating of the LG 55UH661 is "A+".

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

14 months Ago 17 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 121.78
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 123.61
Purchase price £ 598.97
Total cost of ownership £ 722.58
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 238.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 241.80
Purchase price £ 2,750.00
Total cost of ownership £ 2,991.80
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.61T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
High Frequency Rate
50Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 6ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 450 cd/m²
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
1,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
BEST
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 140cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
178° 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Viewing Angle, Vertical
178° 178°

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
RMS Rated Power
20W 120W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS-HD

Smart TV

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

Other Features

Timer
 Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
76W
BEST
149W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
111kWh
BEST
207kWh
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Digital
 Digital
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-C2

Performance

Child Lock
 Child lock
 Child lock
Video Formats Supported
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 XVID
 VP8
 RV
 H.265
 VP9
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 VC-1
 XVID
 VP8
 RV
 H.265
 VP9
Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
 Digital Video Recording (DVR)
Audio Formats Supported
 AMR
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 ADPCM
 AMR-WB
 HE-A
 AMR
 WMA
 LPCM
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 ADPCM
 AMR-WB
 HE-A
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles
 Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
 Clock function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Cores
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
L-con Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AC
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
Smartphones Being Used As a Remote
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphones being used as a remote
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
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
 Photo
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Photo
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On/Off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/Off timer
Programming Period
8 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
60.9mm
BEST
61mm
Weight
16.5kg
BEST
37.8kg
Package Weight
23.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight With Stand
18.2kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
282mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
787mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
1,240mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
721mm 766mm
Width
1,240mm 1,259mm
Package Height
860mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,360mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
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
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Timer
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
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