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LG 55UF8509 vs TCL-Digital U58S7806

LG 55UF8509 vs TCL-Digital U58S7806

LG 55UF8509
TCL-Digital U58S7806

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
3D Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 3D TV, whereas the TCL-Digital U58S7806 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The LG 55UF8509 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the TCL-Digital U58S7806 is only a 16W RMS rated power TV (4W 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 55UF8509 is "A+", however the rating of the TCL-Digital U58S7806 is "A+".
6 Reasons For
Slightly larger display diagonal Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 has a display diagonal of 58", however the LG 55UF8509 is only a 55" TV (3" smaller). 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.

9% thinner Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 is a 47mm thick TV. That's 3.8mm thinner than the LG 55UF8509 (47mm). 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.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 has a common interface (CI) slot, but the LG 55UF8509 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. 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.

DVI port Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 has a DVI port, but the LG 55UF8509 does not have a DVI port.
£3.26 cheaper to run
Over five years the TCL-Digital U58S7806 is £3.26 cheaper to run than the LG 55UF8509. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", but the LG 55UF8509 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 55UF8509 is a 55" TV. That's 3" smaller than the TCL-Digital U58S7806 (58"). 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.

Quite thicker Edit
LG 55UF8509 is 50.8mm thick, but the TCL-Digital U58S7806 is a 47mm thick TV (3.8mm 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.

3% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the LG 55UF8509 are £130.02 which is £3.26 more than the TCL-Digital U58S7806 over five years. Show assumptions.
3 Reasons Against
Not 3D Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 is not 3D, but the LG 55UF8509 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.

4W lower RMS rated power Edit
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 is a 16W RMS rated power TV. That's 4W lower than the LG 55UF8509 (16W). 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.

Older by five months
The TCL-Digital U58S7806 is five months older than the LG 55UF8509.

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

12 months Ago 16 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 128.19
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 130.02
Electricity cost - switched on £ 124.99
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.77
Total running cost £ 126.76

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.65T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.63T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
55" 58"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
LED Backlighting Type
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
2D-3D Converter
 2D-3D converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Supported Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Technology
 OLED
 LED
 OLED
 LED
Display Diagonal (metric)
139cm 147cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

Audio

Equalizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Equalizer
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
16W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 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 Installed
 Web OS
 Web OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
80W 78W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.29W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh 114kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 230
 110 - 230
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Power Consumption (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 140W

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified

TV Tuner

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

Performance

Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 MKV
 TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 MKV
 TS
Audio Formats Supported
 MP3
 WMA
 MP3
 WMA
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Subtitles
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles
Processor Cores
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
Luminance
65% Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Pair of 3D Glasses Included
 Pair of 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Ergonomics

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Standards
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode
Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Cinema
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
On/Off Timer
 On/Off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
 Sleep timer
Number of OSD Languages
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
50.8mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
19.3kg
BEST
25kg
Package Weight
25.9kg
BEST
35.4kg
Weight With Stand
20.4kg
BEST
28.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
260.6mm
BEST
275mm
Height (with Stand)
781.6mm
BEST
830mm
Width (with Stand)
1,234.8mm
BEST
1,308mm
Height
727.3mm 785mm
Width
1,234.8mm 1,308mm
Package Height
810mm
BEST
890mm
Package Width
1,330mm
BEST
1,535mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
Headphone Outputs
1 1
S-Video Input
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
BEST
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
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 2
SCART Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
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 1
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 T-link
 T-link
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
DVI-I Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
MHL Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Type-A Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.3
RF Connector Type
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
 F
 C
 IEC
 F, IEC
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