LG 55EA870 vs LG 65EC970

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LG 55EA870
LG 65EC970

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two RF ports quantitys Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 55EA870 is two, but the LG 65EC970 only has one RF ports quantity. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LG 55EA870 has a PC in (D-Sub), however the LG 65EC970 does not have a PC in (D-Sub). Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

80kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 55EA870 has an annual energy consumption of 142kWh, however the LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV (80kWh 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.

Cheaper by £799
The LG 55EA870 costs £799.01 less than the LG 65EC970.
36% cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 55EA870 is £87.52 cheaper to run than the LG 65EC970. Read more
2 Reasons For
10" larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 65" TV. That's 10" larger than the LG 55EA870 (65"). 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.

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
10" smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55EA870 has a display diagonal of 55", whereas the LG 65EC970 is a 65" 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.

Less retailers
The LG 55EA870 is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the LG 65EC970 is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
One less RF ports quantity Edit
The number of RF ports quantitys on the LG 65EC970 is one, but the LG 55EA870 only has two RF ports quantitys. Read more

RF stands for Radio Frequency and an RF port is an older type of input connector for TVs which is most commonly use for connecting cable TV and satellite TV feeds directly to the TV.

Multiple RF ports will allow you to connect multiple RF feeds to the TV at the same time. For example, if the TV has a built in satellite TV decoder then you could connect 2 different satellite dishes to the TV.

Does not have a PC in (D-Sub) Edit
The LG 65EC970 does not have a PC in (D-Sub), but the LG 55EA870 has a PC in (D-Sub). Read more

The socket (port) to receive input from a PC via a D-sub, which is a connector with a characteristic D-shaped metal shield.

37% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 65EC970 is a 222kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 80kWh higher than the LG 55EA870 (222kWh). 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.

£799 more expensive
The LG 65EC970 is more expensive than the LG 55EA870 by £799.01.
One month older
The LG 65EC970 is older than the LG 55EA870 by one month.
55% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the LG 65EC970 are £245.39 which is £87.52 more than the LG 55EA870 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

27 months Ago 29 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 155.43
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.44
Total running cost £ 157.87
Purchase price £ 2,499.99
Total cost of ownership £ 2,657.86
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 243.56
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 245.39
Purchase price £ 3,299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 3,544.39
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data

Environmental Impact

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.
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" 65"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
 3D
 3D
3D Type
 Passive
 Passive
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Technology
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
 MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Supported 3D Technologies
 LG Cinema 3D
 LG Cinema 3D
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
 2D-3D converter
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
 OLED
 LED

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet TV
Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
 Skype
 Skype
BEST

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
2
BEST
1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
BEST
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
4 4
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Miracast
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
 On/Off timer
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Number of OSD Languages
33 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 DIVX
 H.264
 DIVX HD
 H.265
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
 MP3
 AC3
 PCM
 HAAC
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
24p Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Teletext
2,000 pages 2,000 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Heavy Metals Free
 Hg (mercury)
 Hg (mercury)

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
97W
BEST
152W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.4W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
142kWh
BEST
222kWh
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.2kg
Weight With Stand
13.8kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
250mm
BEST
1,598.7mm
Height (with Stand)
715mm 453.2mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,230mm
BEST
2,300.1mm

Packaging Content

3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
 3D glasses included
3D Glasses Quantity
4 7
BEST
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