Panasonic TX-50CX802 vs Sony KD-55S8505

Panasonic TX-50CX802
Sony KD-55S8505

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
50% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 1,600Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz faster than the Sony KD-55S8505 (800Hz). 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.

A lot higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has an RMS rated power of 40W, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (20W lower). 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.

53mm thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 is a 99mm thick TV (53mm 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has a weight of 18kg. That's 4.9kg lighter than the Sony KD-55S8505 (22.9kg). 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.

£250 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 costs £341.00, whereas the Sony KD-55S8505 is £590.60.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 101630 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Sony KD-55S8505 ranks No. 333352.
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (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.

Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has three USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-50CX802 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 Sony KD-55S8505 is four, but the Panasonic TX-50CX802 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.

Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Sony KD-55S8505 (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.

Only two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Sony KD-55S8505 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-50CX802 is three, but the Sony KD-55S8505 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 5 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-50CX802, however 7 shops sell the Sony KD-55S8505. 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.
7 Reasons Against
800Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is an 800Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 800Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (800Hz). 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.

20W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has an RMS rated power of 20W, whereas 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.

Significantly thicker Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 is a 99mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX802 is a 46mm thick TV (53mm 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.

22% heavier Edit
The Sony KD-55S8505 has a weight of 22.9kg. That's 4.9kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 (22.9kg). 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.

£250 more expensive
The Sony KD-55S8505 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 by £249.60.
Two months older
The Sony KD-55S8505 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX802 by two months.
Worse selling
The Sony KD-55S8505 ranks No. 333352 by sales volume, but the Panasonic TX-50CX802 ranks No. 101630.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 181.07
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 182.90
Purchase price £ 590.60
Total cost of ownership £ 773.50
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

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Environmental Impact

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0.91T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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
Refresh Rate
1,600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Type
 Active
 Active
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
1,600Hz
BEST
800Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
 IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation)
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 Zoom
 16:9
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
126cm 140cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System
 Android
 Android

Audio

Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
40W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Pulse
 Digital Pulse
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Game
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Pulse

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 3
BEST
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
3 4
BEST
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
 Bluetooth connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
 Cinema
 Game
 Dynamic
 Custom
 Graphics
 Vivid
 Standard
 Sports
 Animation
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
 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
 LAT
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 3GPP
 VRO
 H.265
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Stored Teletext Page
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Deep Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Deep colour

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Peak Luminance Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 73%

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 113W
Standby Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 157kWh
AC Input Voltage
 200 - 240
 200 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 227W
Input Voltage
 240
 200 - 240
 240
 200 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
46mm
BEST
99mm
Weight
18kg
BEST
22.9kg
Package Weight
24kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
19.5kg
BEST
25.1kg
Depth (with Stand)
211mm
BEST
274mm
Height (with Stand)
687mm
BEST
767mm
Width (with Stand)
1,121mm
BEST
1,234mm
Height
652mm
BEST
719mm
Width
1,121mm
BEST
1,234mm
Packaging Height
809mm
BEST
869mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 218mm
Packaging Width
1,434mm 1,351mm
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
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data R03
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data RMT-TX100D
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
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