LG 65EF950 vs Panasonic TX-50DX780
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LG 65EF950

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 65EF950

£2,998.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality 65" 4K television, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
95
Reviews
10 Reviews + 5 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
65" 4K Yes 49.9mm Sep 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 49.9mm
Release Date Sep 2015
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A fully featured but marginally out of date 50" 4K television, with low running costs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 65EF950

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

LG 65EF950

£2,998.99
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and high-quality 65" 4K television, with OK running costs but representing only average value for money
95
Reviews
10 Reviews + 5 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
96
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
66
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent
65" 4K Yes 49.9mm Sep 2015 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
Display Diagonal 65"
HD Type 4K
OLED/QLED Technology Yes
Thickness 49.9mm
Release Date Sep 2015
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A fully featured but marginally out of date 50" 4K television, with low running costs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

Top Prices

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Reasons For

LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
5 Reasons For
15" Larger Display Diagonal
The LG 65EF950 is a 65" TV. That's 15" larger than the Panasonic TX-50DX780 (50").

‘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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OLED/QLED Technology
The LG 65EF950 features OLED/QLED technology, however the Panasonic TX-50DX780 does not feature OLED/QLED technology.

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

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Better Energy Efficiency Rating
The energy efficiency rating of the LG 65EF950 is "A+", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-50DX780 is "A".
Better Brand
LG TVs have an average rating of 86.5%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 46.7%.
Better for Watching Films
The LG 65EF950 is better for watching films than the Panasonic TX-50DX780.
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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3 Reasons For
9.9mm Thinner
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is a 40mm thick TV, whereas the LG 65EF950 is a 49.9mm thick TV (9.9mm thicker).

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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£29 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is £29 cheaper to run than the LG 65EF950 over five years.
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Better for Watching Sport
The Panasonic TX-50DX780 is better for watching sport than the LG 65EF950.
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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Reasons Against

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
5 Awards
avforums.com: Highly Recommended Expert Reviews: Recommended hdtvtest.co.uk: Highly Recommended Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice Techradar: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Best
5 stars
8 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 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 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
LG

86

86

Based on 33,050 reviews
Panasonic

47

47

Based on 1,991 reviews

Date Released

LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
29 months old 23 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.

OLED/QLED Technology

OLED and QLED TVs use organic material that creates light when electricity is passed through it. This means that they do not require a back light, unlike standard LED TVs.

OLED and QLED TVs have much higher contrast than LED TVs as they have no back light. They also have a fast response rate, rich colours and a wide viewing angle. They are also cheaper to run.

LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Best
Yes
No

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 65EF950 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 65EF950
LG
65EF950
19 trees 0.73 tonnes CO2
Panasonic TX-50DX780
Panasonic
TX-50DX780
15 trees 0.59 tonnes CO2 (Best)

Specification

 
 
 
Display LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Display Diagonal 65"
BEST
50"
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 1,800Hz
BEST
Display Brightness
Supported Video Mode
2160p
 2160p
2160p
 2160p
Display Technology
OLED LED
 OLED
 LED
OLED LED
 OLED
 LED
Screen Format Adjustments
Zoom 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Zoom 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
Display Diagonal (metric) 164cm
BEST
126cm
Supported Graphics Resolutions
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
RMS Rated Power 20W 20W
Loudspeaker 2 2
Sound Modes
News Music
Movie Sports
Game Ambience
Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
News Music
Movie Sports
Game Ambience
Standard
 News
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Ambience
 Standard
Speaker 2 2
 
 
 
Smart TV LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Video App
Netflix
 Netflix
Netflix
 Netflix
Operating System Version Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Peak Luminance Ratio 65% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Power LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Power Consumption (typical) 114W
BEST
96W
Power Consumption (standby) 0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Annual Energy Consumption 166kWh 133kWh
BEST
Power Consumption (off) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
 
 
 
TV Tuner LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Tuner Type
Digital
 Digital
Digital
 Digital
 
 
 
Performance LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Video Formats Supported
DIVX DIVX HD
H.265 MP4
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS MPO
3GPP VRO
PS
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
DIVX DIVX HD
H.265 MP4
AVI FLV
3GP MKV
VOB M4V
TS MPO
3GPP VRO
PS
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 H.265
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 MPO
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
Audio Formats Supported
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++ FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
MP2 MP3
WMA AC3
PCM eAAC+
HE-AAC EAC3
AAC HE HE-A
AAC++ FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 AAC HE
 HE-A
 AAC++
 FLAC
Image Formats Supported
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
JPG MPO
JPS
 JPG
 MPO
 JPS
Processor Cores Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Teletext 2,000 Pages
BEST
1,500 Pages
 
 
 
Packaging Content LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
3D Glasses Quantity 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Management Features LG 65EF950 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
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Thickness 49.9mm 40mm
BEST
Weight 19.9kg 16kg
BEST
Weight With Stand 24.5kg 17kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand) 236mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand) 883mm 692mm
Width (with Stand) 1,450mm 1,115mm
BEST
Height 842mm 647mm
Width 1,450mm 1,115mm
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces LG 65EF950 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
RS-232 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
USB 3.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port 3 3
USB 3.0 Type-A Port 1 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version 1.3 1.3
 
 
 
Packaging Data LG 65EF950 Panasonic TX-50DX780
Package Weight 33.7kg 21kg
BEST
Package Height 935mm 744mm
BEST
Package Depth 228mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 1,679mm 1,443mm
BEST

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