Panasonic TX-40CX400 vs Samsung T32E310

Panasonic TX-40CX400
Samsung T32E310

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
8.5" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a screen size of 40", whereas the Samsung T32E310 is only a 31.5" TV (8.5" smaller). 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.

3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 3D compatible, whereas the Samsung T32E310 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.

Smart TV features Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports smart TV features, however the Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung T32E310 only has one USB 2.0 port. 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has four HDMI ports, however the Samsung T32E310 only has two 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.

WiFi connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a WiFi connection, whereas the Samsung T32E310 does not. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Samsung T32E310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
Better selling
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 70838 by number of sales, however the Samsung T32E310 ranks No. 185018.
Better manufacturer's guarantee by one year
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 comes with a one year guarantee from the manufacturer, however the Samsung T32E310 has a zero year guarantee.
6 Reasons For
Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has an annual energy consumption of 41kWh, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV (50kWh 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung T32E310 is 52.7mm thick. That's 12.3mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40CX400 (52.7mm). 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.

5.7kg lighter Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (5.7kg 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 £149
The Samsung T32E310 costs £149.02 less than the Panasonic TX-40CX400.
53% cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung T32E310 only costs £47.91 to run but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 costs £100.95 to run (111% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Samsung T32E310 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
50kWh higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 has an annual energy consumption of 91kWh, however the Samsung T32E310 is a 41kWh annual energy consumption TV (50kWh 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.

Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX400 is 65mm thick. That's 12.3mm thicker than the Samsung T32E310 (52.7mm). 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.

5.7kg heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 10.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Samsung T32E310 is a 4.8kg heavy TV (5.7kg 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 £149
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is £149.02 more expensive than the Samsung T32E310.
Older by one month
The Panasonic TX-40CX400 is one month older than the Samsung T32E310.
Higher running costs over five years by £53.04
The running costs of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 are £100.95 which is £53.04 more than the Samsung T32E310 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is "A", however the rating of the Samsung T32E310 is "A+".
9 Reasons Against
8.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has a screen size of 31.5", whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is a 40" TV (8.5" larger). 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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is not 3D compatible, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 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.

Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not support smart TV features, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung T32E310 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung T32E310 has two HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 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.

Does not have a WiFi connection Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have a WiFi connection, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 has a WiFi connection. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung T32E310 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, but the Panasonic TX-40CX400 does.
Less retailers
The Samsung T32E310 is only stocked by 6 retailers, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX400 is stocked by 7 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Less popular
The Samsung T32E310 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 185018 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Panasonic TX-40CX400 ranks No. 70838.

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

21 months Ago 19 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 0 Years

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 100.95
Purchase price £ 349.00
Total cost of ownership £ 449.95
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 44.87
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 47.91
Purchase price £ 199.98
Total cost of ownership £ 247.89
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.24T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
6
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40"
BEST
31.5"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 300 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
101.6cm
BEST
80cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
4
BEST
2

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
BEST
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
BEST
 Ethernet LAN connection

Management Features

Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
1 27
BEST

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W 28W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 41kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 69W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
65mm 52.7mm
BEST
Weight
10.5kg 4.8kg
BEST
Package Weight
13.5kg 7.6kg
BEST
Package Dimensions
1085 x 740 x 135 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Depth (with Stand)
271mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
593mm 467mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
912mm 721.4mm
BEST
Height
532mm 424.8mm
Width
912mm 721.4mm
Packaging Height
740mm 516mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,085mm 845mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 YouTube
 Netflix
 YouTube
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimension
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multimedia
Screen mirroring Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
20 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI 2
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
912 x 593 x 271 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart TV Applications
BBC iPlayer,Netflix,YouTube,App store: Panasonic App Store,Custom homepage,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
912 x 532 x 65 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40CX400B Smart 3D Ultra HD 4k 40 LED TV,Remote control,Fixing screws,User manual,AC power cable,Batteries Unknown - Click to provide data
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