Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX700

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-50CX700

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A little lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an annual energy consumption of 117kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 126kWh annual energy consumption TV (9kWh 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.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by £14.42
Over five years the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only costs £137.64 to run however the Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £152.06 to run (10% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a rating of "A".
Much better expert reviews
Based on 1 review, the average expert review score of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 3D compatible, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not. 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.

Vastly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz 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.

3% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has a thickness of 46mm. That's 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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.

500g lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 16.5kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 17kg heavy TV (500g 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.

Cheaper by £221
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is £220.99 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 ranks No. 52817 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 ranks No. 98834.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 3D compatible. 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.

Three times slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz 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.

Thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a thickness of 47mm. That's 1mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX700 (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.

Moderately heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is a 16.5kg heavy TV (500g 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.

More expensive by £221
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £220.99 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX700.
Less popular
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 98834 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX700 ranks No. 52817.
4 Reasons Against
9kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 has an annual energy consumption of 126kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (9kWh 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.

Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 is only stocked by 3 retailers, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is stocked by 8 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher running costs over five years by £14.42
The Panasonic TX-50CX700 costs £152.06 to run which is £14.42 more to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 over five years. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX700 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 535.99
Total cost of ownership £ 673.63
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 152.06
Purchase price £ 315.00
Total cost of ownership £ 467.06
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 800Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 800Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal
126cm 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 176°

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Firefox O/S

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
3 3
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hotel mode

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 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 Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,500 pages
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
93W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
126kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm 46mm
BEST
Weight
17kg 16.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
23kg 21kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
18.5kg 17.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
242mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
695mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height
652mm 650mm
Width
1,126mm 1,121mm
Packaging Height
743mm
BEST
768mm
Packaging Width
1,518mm 1,143mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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