LG 49UH850 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780
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LG 49UH850vsPanasonic TX-50DX780

LG 49UH850

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 49" 4K television, with low running costs
84
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
19 Months Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 51.5mm Jul 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 51.5mm
Release Date Jul 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50DX780

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but marginally out of date 50" 4K television, with low running costs
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 40mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 40mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A
LG 49UH850

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 2 year old 49" 4K television, with low running costs
84
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
19 Months Old
73
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
49" 4K No 51.5mm Jul 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 49"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 51.5mm
Release Date Jul 2016
Energy Efficiency A
Panasonic TX-50DX780

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but marginally out of date 50" 4K television, with low running costs
85
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
1 Year Old
71
Running Costs
£120 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good
50" 4K No 40mm Mar 2016 A
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 50"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology No
Thickness 40mm
Release Date Mar 2016
Energy Efficiency A

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Reasons For

LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
3 Reasons For
Higher RMS Rated Power
The LG 49UH850 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (20W).

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.

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£8 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the LG 49UH850 is £8 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50DX780.
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Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.
3 Reasons For
A Little Larger Display Diagonal
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a display diagonal of 50", whereas the LG 49UH850 is only a 49" TV (1" 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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Hugely Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,800Hz, but the LG 49UH850 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,600Hz slower).

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.

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

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29% Thinner
Panasonic TX-50DX780 is 40mm thick. That's 11.5mm thinner than the LG 49UH850 (51.5mm).

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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Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
1 review
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 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews

Date Released

LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
19 months old Best 23 months old

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 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780

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 49UH850
LG
49UH850
14 trees 0.55 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Panasonic TX-50DX780
Panasonic
TX-50DX780
15 trees 0.59 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Display Diagonal 49" 50"
BEST
HD Type
4K
 4K
4K
 4K
High Frequency Rate
Display Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Motion Interpolation Frequency 200Hz
BEST
1,800Hz
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
PMI (Picture Mastering Index) 2,700 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Technology
LED
 LED
LED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Zoom 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 123cm 126cm
BEST
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Subwoofer RMS Power 20W Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power 40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Audio System Unknown - Click to provide data
Sound Modes
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
Standard Music
Movie Sports
Game Ambience
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Energy Efficiency Class
A
 A
A
 A
Power Consumption (typical) 84W
BEST
96W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 123kWh
BEST
133kWh
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Tuner Type
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
Analog Signal Format System
Not supported
 Not supported
Not supported
 Not supported
Channels Quantity (DVB-T) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-S2) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Channels Quantity (DVB-C) 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Performance LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Video Formats Supported
H.265 MP4
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS MPO
3GPP VRO
PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
H.265 MP4
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS MPO
3GPP VRO
PS
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
FLAC MP3
WMA AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 AAC++
FLAC MP3
WMA AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Formats Supported
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
JPG MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Processor Cores 4 4
Teletext 2,000 Pages
BEST
1,500 Pages
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
3D Glasses Quantity 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
AC AV
 AC
 AV
AC AV
 AC
 AV
 
 
 
Networking LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Wi-Fi Standards
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
802.11ac 802.11a
IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11ac
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11a
 IEEE 802.11ac
 
 
 
Management Features LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Smart Modes
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Normal True Cinema
Custom Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Dynamic
Vivid Cinema
Game Standard
Sports Photo
Normal True Cinema
Custom Dynamic
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Game
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 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 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Thickness 51.5mm 40mm
BEST
Weight 15.8kg
BEST
16kg
Weight With Stand 17.8kg
BEST
17kg
Depth (with Stand) 238.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 699mm 692mm
Width (with Stand) 1,104mm
BEST
1,115mm
Height 645mm 647mm
Width 1,104mm 1,115mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Headphone Outputs 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port 1 1
RF Port 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out 1 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
HDMI Version
2.0a
 2.0a
2.0a
 2.0a
HDMI Port 3 3
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Technical Details LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
RF Input 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 49UH850 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Package Weight 21.3kg
BEST
21kg
Package Height 775mm 744mm
BEST
Package Width 1,197mm
BEST
1,443mm

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