Panasonic TX-65CR730 vs Sony KD-65X8509

Panasonic TX-65CR730
Sony KD-65X8509

Top Prices

BT Shop
Out of stock
BT Business Direct
Out of stock
PC World Business
Out of stock
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £15.80
In stock
RGB Direct
Delivery unknown
Donaghy Bros
Delivery unknown
In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-65CR730 is "A", however the rating of the Sony KD-65X8509 is "A".
Expert reviews are appreciably better
Based on 1 review, the Panasonic TX-65CR730 has an average expert review score of 90%, however the Sony KD-65X8509 has an average rating of 72% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 3D compatible TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-65CR730 is not 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 USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-65CR730 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 Sony KD-65X8509 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-65CR730 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.

Bluetooth connection Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 has a Bluetooth connection, but the Panasonic TX-65CR730 does not have a Bluetooth connection.
37% lighter Edit
The Sony KD-65X8509 is a 24.1kg heavy TV. That's 8.9kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-65CR730 (24.1kg). 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
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Sony KD-65X8509 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-65CR730 is "A".

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-65CR730 is not 3D compatible, however the Sony KD-65X8509 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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-65CR730 is a two USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 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 Panasonic TX-65CR730 has three HDMI ports, however the Sony KD-65X8509 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 Bluetooth connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-65CR730 does not have a Bluetooth connection, whereas the Sony KD-65X8509 does.
27% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-65CR730 is a 33kg heavy TV. That's 8.9kg heavier than the Sony KD-65X8509 (24.1kg). 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.

Less retailers
Only 4 stores sells the Panasonic TX-65CR730, whereas 6 stores sell the Sony KD-65X8509. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
2 Reasons Against
Two months older
The Sony KD-65X8509 is older than the Panasonic TX-65CR730 by two months.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Sony KD-65X8509's average expert rating is only 72%, however the Panasonic TX-65CR730's is 90% (based on 1 review).

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

Date Released

19 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 238.76
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 241.80
Purchase price £ 491.00
Total cost of ownership £ 732.80
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
1.2T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
31
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
65" 65"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,000Hz 1,000Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Brilliant Contrast
BEST
 Brilliant Contrast
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 14:9
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Brilliant Contrast
 Brilliant Contrast
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 164cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.0
Operating System
 Android
 Android
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

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
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
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
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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
 Bluetooth connection
 Bluetooth connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
 Game
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Cinema
 Standard
 Sports
 Photo
 Animation
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
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
 ENG
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 RUM
 SRP
 KAZ
 CAT
 LAT
OSD Language
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 H.265
 H.265
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 72%

Ergonomics

Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
 Smartphone remote feature
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 149W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 207kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 288W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 78mm
Weight
33kg 24.1kg
BEST
Package Weight
47kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
34.5kg 25.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
355mm 265mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
906mm 892mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,454mm 1,453mm
BEST
Height
850mm 844mm
BEST
Width
1,454mm 1,453mm
BEST
Packaging Height
973mm 943mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
305mm 224mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,676mm 1,553mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Special Features

Triluminos Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Triluminos Display
Motionflow XR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Motionflow XR
ClearAudio+
Unknown - Click to provide data
 ClearAudio+
4K X-Reality Pro
Unknown - Click to provide data
 4K X-Reality Pro
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