Hisense LTDN50K321 vs Panasonic TX-50CX680

Hisense LTDN50K321
Panasonic TX-50CX680

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Vastly faster refresh rate Edit
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has a refresh rate of 800Hz, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a unknownHz refresh rate TV (800Hz slower). Read more

The refresh rate is also known as the high frequency rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. The high frequency rate is the number of times that the image on the screen is refreshed per second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 30Hz refreshes the image on the screen once every 30 times every second. A TV with a high frequency rate of 60Hz would refresh the image on the screen 60 times every second which means that action scenes would appear smoother.

The high frequency rate is also known as the refresh rate and it affects how smooth motion on the screen appears. Action will appear smoother on TVs with a higher frequency rate.

600Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has a motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz, but the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is only a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (600Hz 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 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.

3.2kg lighter Edit
The Hisense LTDN50K321 is a 13.8kg heavy TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 17kg heavy TV (3.2kg 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.

Energy efficiency rating is better
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a rating of "A".
5 Reasons For
7% lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 7.1kWh lower than the Hisense LTDN50K321 (117kWh). 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.

Significantly thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV, whereas the Hisense LTDN50K321 is an 82mm thick TV (35mm 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.

£33 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 costs £535.99, whereas the Hisense LTDN50K321 is £569.12.
Available from 7 shops
The more retailers stock this TV, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A", but the rating of the Hisense LTDN50K321 is "A".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Slightly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Hisense LTDN50K321 has an annual energy consumption of 124.1kWh, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 117kWh annual energy consumption TV (7.1kWh 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
Hisense LTDN50K321 is 82mm thick. That's 35mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (47mm). 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.

More expensive by £33
The Hisense LTDN50K321 is £33.13 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680.
Less retailers
The Hisense LTDN50K321 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is stocked by 9 retailers. 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.
4 Reasons Against
600Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 200Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 600Hz slower than the Hisense LTDN50K321 (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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is three, but the Hisense LTDN50K321 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.

19% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a weight of 17kg. That's 3.2kg heavier than the Hisense LTDN50K321 (17kg). 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.

Three months older
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is older than the Hisense LTDN50K321 by three months.

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Date Released

18 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 134.60
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 137.64
Purchase price £ 535.99
Total cost of ownership £ 673.63
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 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" 50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
800Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
800Hz
BEST
200Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 Smart Motion Rate (SMR)
 Smart Motion Rate (SMR)
Response Time
9.5ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Display Diagonal
126cm 126cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 176°

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
 Internet browser
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data Firefox OS

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data VR-Audio True Surround
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 MS10
 MS10
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby MS10
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby MS10
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
RF Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
SCART Port
1 1
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
USB 3.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Audio in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network browsing

Management Features

On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ENG
OSD Language
17
BEST
1

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 FLV
 ASF
 MOV
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 TS
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 RM
 FLV
 ASF
 MOV
 MPEG
 MKV
 VOB
 TS
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
 FLAC
 MP2
 MP3
 OGG
 WAV
 WMA
Image Format
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
 JPG
 PNG
 GIF
 BMP
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
899 pages 1,000 pages
BEST

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 84W
Standby Power Consumption
85W 0.5W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
124.1kWh 117kWh
BEST
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DLNA certificate
RoHS Compliance Certificate
 RoHS compliance certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
82mm 47mm
BEST
Weight
13.8kg
BEST
17kg
Package Weight
17.8kg
BEST
23kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 202mm
Height (with Stand)
760mm 693mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,239mm 1,126mm
BEST
Height
649mm
BEST
652mm
Width
1,124mm
BEST
1,126mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 743mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,518mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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