Panasonic TX-24CS500 vs Thomson 24HA4243

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Panasonic TX-24CS500
Thomson 24HA4243

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has an annual energy consumption of 24kWh, however the Thomson 24HA4243 is a 37kWh annual energy consumption TV (13kWh 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
Panasonic TX-24CS500 is 59mm thick. That's 16mm thinner than the Thomson 24HA4243 (75mm). 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.

31% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-24CS500 only costs £28.76 to run but the Thomson 24HA4243 costs £41.40 to run (44% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Thomson 24HA4243 has a rating of "A".
3 Reasons For
Common interface connection Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has a common interface connection, but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has two USB 2.0 ports, however the Panasonic TX-24CS500 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.

46% lighter Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 has a weight of 3.1kg. That's 1.4kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-24CS500 (3.1kg). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 does not have a common interface connection, but the Thomson 24HA4243 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Thomson 24HA4243 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a 4.5kg heavy TV, whereas the Thomson 24HA4243 is a 3.1kg heavy TV (1.4kg 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.

Older by four months
The Panasonic TX-24CS500 is four months older than the Thomson 24HA4243.
5 Reasons Against
36% higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 is a 37kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 13kWh higher than the Panasonic TX-24CS500 (37kWh). 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.

16mm thicker Edit
The Thomson 24HA4243 is a 75mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-24CS500 is a 59mm thick TV (16mm 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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44% higher running costs over five years
Over five years the Thomson 24HA4243 costs £41.40 to run which is £12.64 more to run than the Panasonic TX-24CS500. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is inferior
The Thomson 24HA4243 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", but the Panasonic TX-24CS500 has a rating of "A+".

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Date Released

21 months Ago 18 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 27.24
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.52
Total running cost £ 28.76
Purchase price £ 149.99
Total cost of ownership £ 178.75
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 40.06
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.34
Total running cost £ 41.40

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.14T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.21T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
24" 24"
HD Type
 HD Ready
 HD Ready
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
100Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Noise Reduction Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
 CMI (Clear Motion Index)
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 290 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
 1366 x 768
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 61cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 1366 х 768
BEST
 1366 х 768
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
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-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

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

Audio

RMS Rated Power
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto volume leveler

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Version
 1.4
 1.4
BEST
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
2 2
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
MHL Version
 1.0
 1.0
BEST

Networking

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

Management Features

Picture and Picture
 Picture and Picture
Unknown - Click to provide data
Smart Mode
 Game
 Game
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
26 Unknown - Click to provide data
Hotel Mode
 Hotel mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPG
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MPG
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Parental Controls
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Parental controls
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 100
 200 x 100
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
17W
BEST
25W
Standby Power Consumption
0.25W 0.22W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
0.25W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
24kWh
BEST
37kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
42W
BEST
45W
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
59mm
BEST
75mm
Weight
4.5kg 3.1kg
BEST
Package Weight
7kg 4.2kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
5kg 3.2kg
BEST
Height (with Stand)
409mm 375mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
562mm 560mm
BEST
Height
344mm 340mm
Width
562mm 560mm
Packaging Height
410mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
753mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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