Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-50CX802

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-50CX802

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
6% lighter Edit
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy. That's 1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (18kg). 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.

Available from 3 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 98834 by sales volume in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX802 ranks No. 101630.
5 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is 3D compatible, however 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.

Significantly faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has a motion interpolation frequency of 1,600Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (1,400Hz 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.

Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 40W RMS rated power TV. That's 20W higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (40W). Read more

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.

3% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV. 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.

Cheaper by £195
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 costs £341.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £535.99.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX802 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.

Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,400Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (1,600Hz). 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.

Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 40W RMS rated power TV (20W higher). Read more

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.

Quite thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a thickness of 47mm, however the Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV (1mm thinner). 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.

£195 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 by £194.99.
One month older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 by one month.
3 Reasons Against
1kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has a weight of 18kg, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 17kg heavy TV (1kg 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.

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is only stocked by 5 stores, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is stocked by 8 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Less popular
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 101630 by number of sales in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 ranks No. 98834.

Awards

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Date Released

22 months Ago 21 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 - standby £ -
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Energy Efficiency Class

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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.
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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 1,600Hz
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,600Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
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 Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Unknown - Click to provide data
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 40W
BEST
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
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
USB 3.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
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

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
BEST
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm 46mm
BEST
Weight
17kg
BEST
18kg
Package Weight
23kg
BEST
24kg
Weight (with Stand)
18.5kg
BEST
19.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
211mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm 687mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm 1,121mm
BEST
Height
652mm 652mm
Width
1,126mm 1,121mm
Packaging Height
743mm
BEST
809mm
Packaging Width
1,518mm 1,434mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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