Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Samsung UE55JU6800

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Panasonic TX-50CX680
Samsung UE55JU6800

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh lower than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (118kWh). 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.

16.2mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV (16.2mm thicker). 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.

£14 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 costs £535.99, whereas the Samsung UE55JU6800 is £549.99.
9 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (55"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 1,400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,200Hz faster than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (1,400Hz). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only has two USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung UE55JU6800 is four, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

3% lighter Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 has a weight of 16.6kg. That's 400g lighter than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (16.6kg). 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 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
£1.44 cheaper to run
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is £1.44 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 over five years. Read more
More popular
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 86742 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 ranks No. 100875.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE55JU6800 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (55"). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

6x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 1,200Hz slower than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (1,400Hz). 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Samsung UE55JU6800 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is three, but the Samsung UE55JU6800 only has four HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a weight of 17kg. That's 400g heavier than the Samsung UE55JU6800 (16.6kg). 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
Only 7 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-50CX680, however 9 retailers sell the Samsung UE55JU6800. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six months older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Samsung UE55JU6800 by six months.
More expensive to run over five years by 1%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 are £137.64 which is £1.44 more than the Samsung UE55JU6800. Show assumptions.
Worse selling
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 ranks No. 100875 by sales volume, but the Samsung UE55JU6800 ranks No. 86742.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Samsung UE55JU6800 has a rating of "A+".
3 Reasons Against
1% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 118kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 1kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (118kWh). 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.

A lot thicker Edit
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is a 63.2mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (16.2mm 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.

£14 more expensive
The Samsung UE55JU6800 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £14.

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

22 months Ago 16 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

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
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 136.20
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 136.20
Purchase price £ 549.99
Total cost of ownership £ 686.19
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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.
0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 139.7cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz 1,400Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Colour Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
126cm 139.7cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data

TV Tuner

Auto Channel Search Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto channel search feature
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Tuner
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
Operating System Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Dolby
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 DTS
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS Studio Sound

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 Anynet+
 Anynet+
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
 Natural
 Cinema
 Game
 Sports
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
Panel Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panel lock
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
1 27
BEST

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.263
 H.264
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 TS
 MTS
 VP6
 VP8
 M2T
 H.265
 VRO
 VP9
 PS
 SVI
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 ASF
 3GP
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 DIVX
 MPG
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 H.263
 H.264
 MKV
 VOB
 M2TS
 TP
 TRP
 TS
 MTS
 VP6
 VP8
 M2T
 H.265
 VRO
 VP9
 PS
 SVI
Audio Format
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 AAC++
 AIFF
 APE
 FLAC
 MIDI
 MP3
 M4A
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 MPA
 MID
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
 JPG
 BMP
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motion control
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Format
 ASS
 ASS
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
BD Wise Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD Wise Plus
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting

Design

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

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
Smartphone Remote Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote feature
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W
BEST
85W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh
BEST
118kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 265W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
63.2mm
Weight
17kg 16.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
23kg 22kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 1495 x 830 x 153
Weight (with Stand)
18.5kg 17.7kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm
BEST
781.7mm
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm
BEST
1,242.6mm
Height
652mm 718.4mm
Width
1,126mm 1,242.6mm
Packaging Height
743mm
BEST
830mm
Packaging Width
1,518mm 1,495mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Dolby Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power save mode
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Eco Sensor,Auto Power Off
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SCR
 SLV
 BUL
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP

Other Features

Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 781.7 x 310.5
Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Screen mirroring
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD Remastering Engine
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 781.7 x 310.5
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data BBC iPlayer,ITV player,All 4,Demand 5,Netflix,Amazon Prime,built-in UHD content,App store: Samsung App Store,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,Skype,Please note: Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2015 Smart TV models,Blu-Ray and Home Theatre Players.
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1242.6 x 718.4 x 63.2
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Samsung UE55JU6800 Smart Ultra HD 4k 55 LED TV,Remote control,User manual,E manual,AC power cable
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