Panasonic TX-40C300 vs Seiki SE40FO04 vs Toshiba 40L2436

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Panasonic TX-40C300
Seiki SE40FO04
Toshiba 40L2436

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
85% faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 340Hz faster than the Seiki SE40FO04 (200Hz) and 200Hz faster than the Toshiba 40L2436 (200Hz). 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.

Available from 12 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Seiki SE40FO04 is "A" and the rating of the Toshiba 40L2436 is "A+".
3 Reasons For
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Seiki SE40FO04 is two, but the Toshiba 40L2436 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Toshiba 40L2436 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.

Lighter Edit
Seiki SE40FO04 is 7.5kg heavy. That's 3.5kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (10kg) and 2.5kg lighter than the Toshiba 40L2436 (10kg). 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.

6 Reasons For
Brighter display brightness Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a display brightness of 300 cd/m², but the Seiki SE40FO04 is only a 250 cd/m² display brightness TV (50 cd/m² dimmer).
37kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has an annual energy consumption of 54kWh, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV (37kWh higher) and the Seiki SE40FO04 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV (32kWh 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.

38% thinner Edit
Toshiba 40L2436 is 67mm thick. That's 1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (67mm) and 25mm thinner than the Seiki SE40FO04 (67mm). 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.

41% cheaper to run
Over five years the Toshiba 40L2436 is £42.87 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-40C300 and £33.42 cheaper to run than the Seiki SE40FO04. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Toshiba 40L2436 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+" and the Seiki SE40FO04 has a rating of "A".
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Toshiba 40L2436 is 98% based on 8 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40C300 is one, and so does the Toshiba 40L2436, but the Seiki SE40FO04 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 less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a two HDMI port TV (as does the Toshiba 40L2436), whereas the Seiki SE40FO04 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.

Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 91kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 5kWh higher than the Seiki SE40FO04 (54kWh) and 37kWh higher than the Toshiba 40L2436 (54kWh). 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.

1mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40C300 has a thickness of 68mm, however the Seiki SE40FO04 is a 92mm thick TV (24mm thicker) and the Toshiba 40L2436 is a 67mm 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.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40C300 is 11kg heavy. That's 3.5kg heavier than the Seiki SE40FO04 (10kg) and 1kg heavier than the Toshiba 40L2436 (10kg). 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 to run over five years by 70%
The Panasonic TX-40C300 costs £103.99 to run which is £9.45 more to run than the Seiki SE40FO04 and £42.87 more to run than the Toshiba 40L2436 over five years. Show assumptions.
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic TX-40C300 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Toshiba 40L2436 is 98% (based on 8 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
6x slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 340Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (200Hz) and 140Hz slower than the Toshiba 40L2436 (200Hz). 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.

20% dimmer display brightness Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is a 250 cd/m² display brightness TV. That's 50 cd/m² dimmer than the Toshiba 40L2436 (300 cd/m²).
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 is an 86kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 5kWh lower than the Panasonic TX-40C300 (54kWh) and 32kWh higher than the Toshiba 40L2436 (54kWh). 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.

25mm thicker Edit
The Seiki SE40FO04 has a thickness of 92mm, however the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 68mm thick TV (24mm thinner) and the Toshiba 40L2436 is a 67mm thick TV (25mm 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.

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Over one year older
The Seiki SE40FO04 is older than the Panasonic TX-40C300 by 21 months and older than the Toshiba 40L2436 by 16 months.
More expensive to run over five years by 55%
Over five years the running costs of the Seiki SE40FO04 are £94.54 which is £33.42 more than the Toshiba 40L2436. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Seiki SE40FO04 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 has a rating of "A+" and the Toshiba 40L2436 has a rating of "A+".
6 Reasons Against
Slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, but the Panasonic TX-40C300 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (200Hz faster) and the Seiki SE40FO04 is a 60Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (140Hz 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.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 is a one USB 2.0 port TV (as does the Panasonic TX-40C300), whereas the Seiki SE40FO04 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 has two HDMI ports, and so does the Panasonic TX-40C300, however the Seiki SE40FO04 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.

2.5kg heavier Edit
The Toshiba 40L2436 is a 10kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is an 11kg heavy TV (1kg heavier) and the Seiki SE40FO04 is a 7.5kg heavy TV (2.5kg 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.

Less retailers
The Toshiba 40L2436 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Panasonic TX-40C300 is stocked by 13 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by five months
The Toshiba 40L2436 is five months older than the Panasonic TX-40C300.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

21 months Ago 42 months Ago 25 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year No data

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 100.95
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 103.99
Purchase price £ 219.00
Total cost of ownership £ 322.99
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 94.54
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 94.54
Electricity cost - switched on £ 59.29
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 61.12

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.52T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.47T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50Hz
LED Backlighting
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
 Edge-LED
Typical Contrast Ratio
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
 5000:1
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
 Flat
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
101.6cm 101.6cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
60Hz 200Hz
Comb Filter
 3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
Noise Reduction Feature
 Noise reduction feature
 Noise reduction feature
 Noise reduction feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
 RMR
 RMR
 RMR
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 8.5ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 250 cd/m² 300 cd/m²
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080i
 720i
 720p
 576i
 576p
 480i
 480p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Display Diagonal
102cm
BEST
101.6cm 102cm
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Channel
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1,100
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL I
 SECAM
 SECAM D
 SECAM D/K
 SECAM L
 NTSC

Audio

RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 14W
Loudspeaker
2 2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Music
 Movie
 Custom
 Music
 Movie

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 1 1
Component Video in Port
1 1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 3
BEST
2

Networking

Ethernet LAN Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
OSD Language
31
BEST
6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MPG
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 DAT
 M2TS
 M4V
 TS
 XVID
 M2T
Audio Format
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
 MP3
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 ADPCM
 AAC++
Image Format
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 BMP
 JPEG XR
 BMP
 JPEG XR
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
24p Playback
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 24p playback
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 pages

Design

Built-In Camera
 Built-in camera
 Built-in camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black
Mercury Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1mg

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
63W 59W 37W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
 A+
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
91kWh 86kWh 54kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 72W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
68mm 92mm 67mm
BEST
Weight
11kg 7.5kg
BEST
10kg
Package Weight
17.7kg 13.8kg
BEST
15kg
Package Dimensions
995 x 702 x 120 1023 x 645 x 175 Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 11kg
Depth (with Stand)
220mm
BEST
255mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
588mm 610mm 567mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
923mm 929mm 904mm
BEST
Height
544mm 550mm 524mm
BEST
Width
923mm 929mm 904mm
BEST
Packaging Height
702mm 645mm
BEST
670mm
Packaging Width
995mm 1,023mm 976mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
Other Features
Ambient sensor Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Dimension
923 x 588 x 220 929 x 610 x 255 Unknown - Click to provide data
Stereo Sound
Stereo Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data V7.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Power
16 12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxHxD)
923 x 588 x 220 929 x 610 x 255 Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
923 x 544 x 68 929 x 550 x 92 Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Content
Panasonic VIERA TX-40C300B 40 LED TV,Standard remote control,User manual,Batteries,Stand,Fixing screws Seiki SE40FO04UK 40 LED TV,AC power cable Unknown - Click to provide data
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