Grundig 55 VLX 8484 vs Panasonic TX-55CR730

Grundig 55 VLX 8484
Panasonic TX-55CR730

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3D compatible Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 3D compatible TV, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 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.

40W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 has an RMS rated power of 60W, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is only a 20W RMS rated power TV (40W 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is four, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 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.

57% lighter Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 has a weight of 14.4kg. That's 8.1kg lighter than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (22.5kg). 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.

£124.99 cheaper to run
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is £124.99 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 over five years. Read more
Higher energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A".
2 Reasons For
Faster refresh rate Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 1,000Hz refresh rate TV. That's 400Hz faster than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 (1,000Hz). 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.

Better energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is "A", however the rating of the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is "A".

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Slower refresh rate Edit
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 600Hz refresh rate TV. That's 400Hz slower than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (1,000Hz). 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.

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Eight months older
The Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is older than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 by eight months.
5 Reasons Against
Not 3D compatible Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is not 3D compatible, however the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is 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.

Two times lower RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an RMS rated power of 20W, but the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 is a 60W RMS rated power TV (40W 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.

One less HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has three HDMI ports, however the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 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.

36% heavier Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV. That's 8.1kg heavier than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 (22.5kg). 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.

70% higher running costs over five years
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 costs £304.29 to run which is £124.99 more to run than the Grundig 55 VLX 8484 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 176.26
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 179.30
Electricity cost - switched on £ 301.25
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 304.29
Purchase price £ 999.99
Total cost of ownership £ 1,304.28
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.89T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
1.5T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
39
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55" 55"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
BEST
 3D compatible
Refresh Rate
600Hz 1,000Hz
BEST
3D Type
 Active
 Active
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
600Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
 PPR (Picture Perfection Rate)
Video Mode
 2160p
BEST
 2160p
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 139cm
Horizontal Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Vertical Viewing Angle
178° Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL BG
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
 Timeshift feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
App
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
BEST
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Picasa
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube

Audio

Audio System
Nicam VR-Audio True Surround
Subwoofer RMS Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Subwoofer
 Built-in subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
60W
BEST
20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 DTS Studio Sound
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Studio Sound
 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
PC Audio in Port
 PC Audio in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
 PC in port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
4
BEST
3
Consumer Electronics Control
 DigiLink
 DigiLink
Mobile High-Definition Link
 Mobile high-definition link
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 1

Networking

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

Management Features

Sleep Timer
 Sleep timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Timer
 On/off timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic programme guide
OSD Language
Unknown - Click to provide data 26

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
Audio Format
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
 FLAC
 MP3
 WAV
 WMA
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Teletext Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Teletext function
Child Lock
 Child lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Game Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Game mode
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Voice Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice control
Stored Teletext Page
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,500 pages

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 200
 400 x 200
Smartphone Remote Feature
 Smartphone remote feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
110W
BEST
188W
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A
 A
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 112W
Annual Energy Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 155kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25W
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 188W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
62mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
14.4kg
BEST
22.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 31kg
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 23.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
248mm
Height (with Stand)
785mm 772mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,242mm 1,236mm
BEST
Height
750mm 727mm
Width
1,242mm 1,236mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 843mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 299mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,459mm

Packaging Content

Included 3D Glasses
 Included 3D glasses
Unknown - Click to provide data
Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
3D Glasses Included
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
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