LG 60UH850 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780

LG 60UH850
Panasonic TX-50DX780

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 60UH850 is a 60" TV. That's 10" larger than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 60UH850 has an RMS rated power of 40W, however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). 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.

£219 cheaper
The LG 60UH850 is £218.79 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-50DX780.
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 LG 60UH850 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is "A".
6 Reasons For
Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 supports common interface Plus (CI+), whereas the LG 60UH850 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
Common interface (CI) Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a common interface (CI), but the LG 60UH850 does not. 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.

A little lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has an annual energy consumption of 133kWh, but the LG 60UH850 is a 143kWh annual energy consumption TV (10kWh 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
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV. That's 12.2mm thinner than the LG 60UH850 (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.

A lot lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a weight of 16kg, however the LG 60UH850 is a 23.5kg heavy TV (7.5kg 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.

£3.20 cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-50DX780 only costs £156.87 to run whereas the LG 60UH850 costs £160.07 to run (2% more). Read more

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Does not support common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The LG 60UH850 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), but the Panasonic TX-50DX780 supports common interface Plus (CI+).
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 60UH850 does not have a common interface (CI), however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 has 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 60UH850 is a 143kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 10kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (133kWh). 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.

24% thicker Edit
The LG 60UH850 has a depth of 52.2mm, however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV (12.2mm thinner). 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.

Heavier Edit
LG 60UH850 is 23.5kg heavy. That's 7.5kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (16kg). 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 to run over five years by 2%
Over five years the running costs of the LG 60UH850 are £160.07 which is £3.20 more than the Panasonic TX-50DX780. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
20% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a display diagonal of 50", however the LG 60UH850 is a 60" TV (10" 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.

20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 20W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W lower than the LG 60UH850 (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.

More expensive by £219
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £218.79 more expensive than the LG 60UH850.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the LG 60UH850 is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is one month older than the LG 60UH850.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is "A", but the rating of the LG 60UH850 is "A+".

Date Released

10 months Ago 11 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 157.03
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 160.07
Purchase price £ 1,199.00
Total cost of ownership £ 1,359.07
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 156.87
Purchase price £ 1,417.79
Total cost of ownership £ 1,574.66
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.79T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.78T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
60"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
 PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
PMI (Picture Mastering Index)
2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
151cm
BEST
126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

TV Tuner

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
Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV)
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System Version
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 My Home Screen

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Sound Modes
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Ports
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 Ports Quantity
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3 3
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
 Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
BEST
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data
Browsing
 Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 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)
ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
4 4
Teletext
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500 pages
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interfaces
 300 x 300
 300 x 300
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
98W 96W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
143kWh 133kWh
BEST
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
52.2mm 40mm
BEST
Weight
23.5kg 16kg
BEST
Package Weight
31.5kg 21kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
25.7kg 17kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
281.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
837mm 692mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,348mm 1,115mm
BEST
Height
782mm 647mm
Width
1,348mm 1,115mm
Package Height
880mm 744mm
BEST
Package Width
1,492mm 1,443mm
BEST

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Quantity
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
MR15R Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AC
 AV
 AC
 AV
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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