LG 32LF5809 vs Panasonic TX-40CX802

LG 32LF5809
Panasonic TX-40CX802

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
45kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has an annual energy consumption of 58kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 103kWh annual energy consumption TV (45kWh 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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a weight of 6kg, however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 12kg heavy TV (6kg 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.

£55.69 cheaper to run
Over five years the LG 32LF5809 is £55.69 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40CX802. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is higher
The LG 32LF5809 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a rating of "B".
5 Reasons For
20% larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a display diagonal of 40", however the LG 32LF5809 is only a 32" TV (8" 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.

1,200Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,600Hz, whereas the LG 32LF5809 is only a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,200Hz slower). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Two more USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the LG 32LF5809 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Three HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is three, but the LG 32LF5809 only has one HDMI ports quantity. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

9.5mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 46mm thick TV. That's 9.5mm thinner than the LG 32LF5809 (46mm). 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
25% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a display diagonal of 32", however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 40" TV (8" 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.

3x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is a 1,600Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,200Hz faster). Read more

The motion interpolation frequency is the frame rate which the TV is able to artificially create by inserting additional frames into the picture between the frames included in the original video source. Motion interpolation technology can sometimes create some unwanted side effects such glitches when the technology suddenly activates during an action scene. Most modern TVs will have an option to switch off the motion interpolation if it is not desired.

A faster motion interpolation frequency will result in smoother action scenes, less motion blur and a more life like image.

Two less USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The LG 32LF5809 has one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Panasonic TX-40CX802 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The number of HDMI ports quantitys on the LG 32LF5809 is one, but the Panasonic TX-40CX802 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

9.5mm thicker Edit
The LG 32LF5809 is a 55.5mm thick TV. That's 9.5mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-40CX802 (46mm). 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.

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4 Reasons Against
A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has an annual energy consumption of 103kWh, but the LG 32LF5809 is a 58kWh annual energy consumption TV (45kWh lower). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX802 has a weight of 12kg, however the LG 32LF5809 is a 6kg heavy TV (6kg lighter). 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.

£55.69 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX802 are £121.62 which is £55.69 more than the LG 32LF5809. Show assumptions.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX802 is "B", but the rating of the LG 32LF5809 is "A".

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 65.93
Electricity cost - switched on £ 118.58
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 121.62
Purchase price £ 849.00
Total cost of ownership £ 970.62
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.6T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
32" 40"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
High Frequency Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,600Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz 1,600Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal (metric)
80cm 100cm
BEST
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

TV Tuner

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

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Version
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Number of Loudspeakers
2 2
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Decoding Technologies
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface (CI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
RF Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Ports Quantity
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 1
Composite Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
Remote (IR) Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browser supported
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Browsing

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 ENG
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Formats Supported
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Teletext
2,000 pages
BEST
1,500 pages

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
40W
BEST
74W
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
58kWh
BEST
103kWh
AC Input Voltage
 110 - 230
 110 - 230
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.5mm 46mm
BEST
Weight
6kg
BEST
12kg
Package Weight
7.4kg
BEST
17kg
Weight With Stand
6.2kg
BEST
13.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
207mm
BEST
211mm
Height (with Stand)
481mm
BEST
553mm
Width (with Stand)
732mm
BEST
899mm
Height
431mm 518mm
Width
732mm 899mm
Package Height
510mm
BEST
679mm
Package Width
816mm
BEST
1,219mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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