LG 43LH604 vs Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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LG 43LH604vsPanasonic TX-40DS500E

LG 43LH604

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

LG 43LH604

£250.00
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and bargain price 43" Full HD TV, with good features and user reviews
88
Reviews
123 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
93
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
43" Full HD No 79.4mm Mar 2016 A++
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 79.4mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A++
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+
LG 43LH604

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score

LG 43LH604

£250.00
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and bargain price 43" Full HD TV, with good features and user reviews
88
Reviews
123 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
69
Features
Good Features
82
Age
1 Year Old
93
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent
43" Full HD No 79.4mm Mar 2016 A++
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 43"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 79.4mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A++
Panasonic TX-40DS500E

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV, with good features
71
Features
Good Features
84
Age
1 Year Old
91
Running Costs
£53 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
40" Full HD No 47mm May 2016 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 40"
HD Type Full HD
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 47mm
Release Date May 2016
Energy Efficiency A+

Top Prices

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
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LG 43LH604V LED Smart TV 43inch (Brand new, unopened)
£250.00
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LG 43LH604V 43inch 1080p Full HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model) - Black
£359.00
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Televisions LG 43LH604V - 43" LED Smart TV - 1080p
£379.00
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£399.00
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£399.99
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£439.00
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LG Lcd tv led 43 43lh604v smart webos
£490.99
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LG 43LH604V 43inch 1080p Full HD Smart TV WebOS (2016 Model) - Black (Brand new, unopened) - on
£544.60
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Reasons For

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
7 Reasons For
3" Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 43LH604 has a display diagonal of 43", but the Panasonic TX-40DS500E is only a 40" TV (3" smaller).

‘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.

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Cheaper to Run by £5 Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 43LH604 only costs £48 to run however the Panasonic TX-40DS500E costs £53 to run (11% more).
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Energy Efficiency Rating is Superior
The LG 43LH604 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS500E has a rating of "A+".
Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, but Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.
Better for Watching Films
The LG 43LH604 is better for watching films than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for their suitability to display films, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. These include contrast ratio and local dimming, which allow the dark colours on the screen to look deeper and richer - helpful for nighttime scenes. Also the screen resolution plays a part - 4K and higher resolutions mean that the image will be clearer and more detailed. Finally the size of the screen is also important - explosions and big dramatic reveals are so much more effective when you don’t have to squint to see the screen!
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Better for Watching Sport
The LG 43LH604 is better for watching sport than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for sport, we’ve concentrated primarily on the most important attributes. First off, we concentrate on the ‘motion interpolation frequency’. This is important for fast-moving spots, since it reduces the amount of blurring on screen. We also take the size of the screen into account - sports matches are far more immersive when viewed on a giant screen! Finally, we look at display brightness and display resolution, so that the games always appear as fully-detailed and bright.
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Better for Playing Games
The LG 43LH604 is better for playing games than the Panasonic TX-40DS500E.
When ranking TVs for games, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes: primarily ‘motion interpolation frequency’ and ‘high refresh rate’. Both connect to the quality of the image coming from the games console to the TV - both reduce instances of blurring caused by fast moving objects on the screen, and allow the image to appear more detailed and cleaner.
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1 Reason For
Thinner
The Panasonic TX-40DS500E is a 47mm thick TV. That's 32.4mm thinner than the LG 43LH604 (79.4mm).

The thickness of a 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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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Best
5 stars
66 reviews
4 stars
25 reviews
3 stars
10 reviews
2 stars
5 reviews
1 star
2 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

LG has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for LG is 86.48% based on 33,050 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 46.74% based on 1,991 reviews.
LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews

Date Released

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
23 months old 21 months old Best

Key Features

Display Diagonal

‘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.

Thickness

The thickness of a 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.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Class

LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E

Running Costs Over 5 Years

TV running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per day. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the TV and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving TVs.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these TVs for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LG 43LH604
LG
43LH604
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Panasonic
TX-40DS500E
7 trees 0.26 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Display Diagonal 43"
BEST
40"
HD Type
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
High Frequency Rate 100Hz
BEST
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 400Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 900 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom
 Zoom
Zoom
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric) 108cm
BEST
100cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080
 
 
 
Audio LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Speech
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Energy Efficiency Class
A++
 A++
A++
 A++
Power Consumption (typical) 35W
BEST
42W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.2W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption 51kWh
BEST
59kWh
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Tuner Type
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
 
 
 
Performance LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Video Formats Supported
H.265 MP4
WMV AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
H.265 MP4
WMV AVI
FLV 3GP
MKV VOB
M4V TS
3GPP VRO
PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WAV WMA
AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Processor Cores 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext 2,000 Pages
BEST
1,000 Pages
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Cables Included
AC
 AC
AC
 AC
 
 
 
Networking LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
802.11n 802.11g
802.11b IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11n
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 
 
 
Management Features LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Normal
True Cinema Custom
Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Normal
True Cinema Custom
Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
Number of OSD Languages Unknown - Click to provide data 27
Programming Period 8 Day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Thickness 79.4mm 47mm
BEST
Weight 9.3kg 10.5kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 9.5kg 12.5kg
BEST
Height (with Stand) 620mm 567mm
Width (with Stand) 974mm 904mm
BEST
Height 571mm 518mm
Width 974mm 904mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port 1 1
RS-232 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in 1 1
USB 2.0 Port 2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
1.4
 1.4
1.4
 1.4
HDMI Port 3
BEST
2
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 43LH604 Panasonic TX-40DS500E
Package Weight 11.7kg
BEST
15kg
Package Height 660mm 647mm
BEST
Package Width 1,060mm
BEST
1,302mm

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