Panasonic TX-50CX680 vs Panasonic TX-55AS802

Panasonic TX-50CX680
Panasonic TX-55AS802

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Moderately higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has an RMS rated power of 20W, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is only an 18W RMS rated power TV (2W 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.

Common interface plus Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 supports common interface plus, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 does not support common interface plus.
15% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 has a thickness of 47mm, however the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 54mm thick TV (7mm 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
Panasonic TX-50CX680 is 17kg heavy. That's 4kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (21kg). 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.

£263 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is £263.01 cheaper than the Panasonic TX-55AS802.
Available from 7 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-50CX680 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is "A".
5 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 55" TV. That's 5" larger than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (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.

3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 3D compatible TV, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 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.

10W higher subwoofer RMS power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 10W subwoofer RMS power TV. That's 10W higher than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (10W). Read more

This is a measure of the continuous power (RMS power) produced by a subwoofer.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is four, but 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.

Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
10% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50" TV. That's 5" smaller than the Panasonic TX-55AS802 (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.

Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is not 3D compatible, whereas the Panasonic TX-55AS802 is. 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55AS802 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.

7 Reasons Against
2W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 has an RMS rated power of 18W, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 20W RMS rated power TV (2W 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.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 does not support common interface plus, however the Panasonic TX-50CX680 supports common interface plus.
7mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is a 54mm thick TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 47mm thick TV (7mm 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.

20% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 has a weight of 21kg. That's 4kg heavier than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 (21kg). 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.

£263 more expensive
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is more expensive than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by £263.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Panasonic TX-55AS802, however 9 stores sell the Panasonic TX-50CX680. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One year older
The Panasonic TX-55AS802 is older than the Panasonic TX-50CX680 by one year.

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

21 months Ago 33 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

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
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Electricity cost - standby £ -
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
50" 55"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
200Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
2D-3D Converter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 2D-3D converter
Display Diagonal
126cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 178°
BEST

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
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 Version
Firefox OS Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
VR-Audio True Surround Dolby Digital Plus/ DTS 2.0
Subwoofer RMS Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 10W
Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W
BEST
18W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 Dolby Digital Plus

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

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

Performance

Optical Disc Drive
 Not included
 Not included
Memory Card
 SD
 SDXC
 SD
 SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 M4V
 TS
 AVC
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 WMV
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Child Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Child lock
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Digital Video Recorder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital video recorder
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,500 pages
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
84W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Annual Energy Consumption
117kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm
BEST
54mm
Weight
17kg
BEST
21kg
Package Weight
23kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (with Stand)
18.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
202mm
BEST
214mm
Height (with Stand)
693mm 671mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,126mm 1,074mm
BEST
Height
652mm 625mm
BEST
Width
1,126mm 1,074mm
BEST
Packaging Height
743mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,518mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included 3D glasses
Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
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