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LG 65EF950 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780

LG 65EF950 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780

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LG 65EF950
Panasonic TX-50DX780

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
15" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 65EF950 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 65EF950 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is "A".
3 Reasons For
9.9mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 is a 49.9mm thick TV (9.9mm thicker). 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.

£1,649 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 costs £1,343.42, whereas the LG 65EF950 is £2,992.00.
£27.63 cheaper to run
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £27.63 cheaper to run than the LG 65EF950 over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Thicker Edit
LG 65EF950 is 49.9mm thick, but the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV (9.9mm 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.

£1,649 more expensive
The LG 65EF950 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 by £1,648.58.
Six months older
The LG 65EF950 is older than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 by six months.
18% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the running costs of the LG 65EF950 are £184.50 which is £27.63 more than the Panasonic TX-50DX780. Show assumptions.
2 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 50" TV. That's 15" smaller than the LG 65EF950 (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.

Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the LG 65EF950 has a rating of "A+".

Awards

5 Awards
avforums.com: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Recommended
hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

20 months Ago 14 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 182.67
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 184.50
Purchase price £ 2,992.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,176.50
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 153.83
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 156.87
Purchase price £ 1,343.42
Total cost of ownership £ 1,500.29
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.92T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.92 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
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
65"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K
 4K
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Active
 Active
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,800Hz
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
3D Technology
 FPR 3D
 FPR 3D
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
BEST
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
164cm
BEST
126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Sound Modes
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
Audio Decoders
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital

Smart TV

Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring
Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
'My Home Screen'
Unknown - Click to provide data
 'My Home Screen'
Video Apps
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
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)
Operating System Version
2.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
114W 96W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
166kWh 133kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Ziggo Certified
 Ziggo certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 FLAC
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
 High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 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
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

ECO Mode
 ECO mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
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)
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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
49.9mm 40mm
BEST
Weight
19.9kg 16kg
BEST
Package Weight
33.7kg 21kg
BEST
Weight With Stand
24.5kg 17kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
236mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
883mm 692mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,450mm 1,115mm
BEST
Height
842mm 647mm
Width
1,450mm 1,115mm
Package Height
935mm 744mm
BEST
Package Depth
228mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
1,679mm 1,443mm
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital audio coaxial out
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
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
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART 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
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
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
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 1.3
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