Panasonic TX-40CS520 vs Panasonic TX-40CX680

Panasonic TX-40CS520
Panasonic TX-40CX680

Top Prices

Ebuyer Business
Standard delivery: £4.19
In stock (19 available)
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.99
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Delivery unknown
Argos
Standard delivery: £6.95
Amazon UK
Standard delivery: £7.99
In stock
Hughes
Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has a weight of 10.5kg. That's 1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (11.5kg). 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.

£111 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 costs £329.00, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is £439.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this TV, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 6573 by sales volume in our TVs, but the Panasonic TX-40CX680 ranks No. 62411.
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is "B".
5 Reasons For
A lot faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a refresh rate of 200Hz, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only a 100Hz refresh rate TV (100Hz 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.

A lot faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 has a motion interpolation frequency of 200Hz, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is only a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (100Hz 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 more USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

Three HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 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.

Local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 features local dimming, however the Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slower refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz refresh rate TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (200Hz). 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.

100Hz slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 100Hz motion interpolation frequency TV. That's 100Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-40CX680 (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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 has one USB 2.0 port, however the Panasonic TX-40CX680 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 number of HDMI ports on the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is two, but the Panasonic TX-40CX680 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.

Does not feature local dimming Edit
The Panasonic TX-40CS520 does not feature local dimming, however the Panasonic TX-40CX680 does. Read more

This means that LEDs can be controlled individually (or in clusters) to control the level of light/color intensity in a given part of the screen.

5 Reasons Against
1kg heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40CX680 is 11.5kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is a 10.5kg heavy TV (1kg 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.

More expensive by £111
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is £110.99 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40CS520.
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is only stocked by 11 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is stocked by 13 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Less popular
The Panasonic TX-40CX680 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 62411 by number of sales in our TVs, whereas the Panasonic TX-40CS520 ranks No. 6573.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40CX680 is "B", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-40CS520 is "A+".

Average User Rating

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Date Released

22 months Ago 21 months Ago

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data No data

Display

Screen Size
40" 40"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
100Hz 200Hz
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Frequency
100Hz 200Hz
BEST
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Diagonal
100cm 100cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
176° 176°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Vertical Viewing Angle
176° 176°

TV Tuner

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
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Video App
 NetFlix
 NetFlix
Operating System
 Firefox OS
 Firefox OS
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 Digital Plus
 Digital
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
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
 Common interface plus
Ethernet LAN Port
1 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
1 2
BEST
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
 HDCP security feature
 HDCP security feature
PC in Port
 PC in port
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 3
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 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
 Bluetooth connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Cinema
 Dynamic
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
26 26
Picture and Text Management
 Picture and text management
 Picture and text management

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
 Local dimming
BEST
Ambient Light Sensor
 Ambient light sensor
 Ambient light sensor
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
54W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Average Power Consumption
42W Unknown - Click to provide data
Annual Energy Consumption
59kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.2W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
54W Unknown - Click to provide data
Input Voltage
 240
 220
 220 - 240
 240
 220
 220 - 240

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
47mm 47mm
Weight
10.5kg
BEST
11.5kg
Package Weight
16kg
BEST
17kg
Weight (with Stand)
12.5kg
BEST
13.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
230mm 202mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
556mm
BEST
560mm
Width (with Stand)
904mm 904mm
Height
518mm 518mm
Width
904mm 904mm
Packaging Height
647mm
BEST
660mm
Packaging Width
1,302mm 1,302mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
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