Panasonic TX-55CR730 vs Samsung HG55ED670

Panasonic TX-55CR730
Samsung HG55ED670

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Two USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is two, but the Samsung HG55ED670 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.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung HG55ED670 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.

Bluetooth connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a Bluetooth connection, however the Samsung HG55ED670 does not have a Bluetooth connection.
Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an Ethernet LAN connection, whereas the Samsung HG55ED670 does not.
Available from 2 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.
5 Reasons For
Hugely lower power consumption in power save mode Edit
The Samsung HG55ED670 is a 37W power consumption in power save mode TV. That's 75W lower than the Panasonic TX-55CR730 (37W).
59kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung HG55ED670 has an annual energy consumption of 96kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV (59kWh 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.

8.9kg lighter Edit
Samsung HG55ED670 is 13.6kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 22.5kg heavy TV (8.9kg 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.

Cheaper to run by £190.29
Over five years the Samsung HG55ED670 is £190.29 cheaper to run than the Panasonic TX-55CR730. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The Samsung HG55ED670 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a rating of "A".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
75W higher power consumption in power save mode Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a power consumption in power save mode of 112W, but the Samsung HG55ED670 is a 37W power consumption in power save mode TV (75W lower).
Higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 is a 155kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 59kWh higher than the Samsung HG55ED670 (96kWh). 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.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-55CR730 is 22.5kg heavy. That's 8.9kg heavier than the Samsung HG55ED670 (13.6kg). 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 to run over five years by 167%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-55CR730 are £304.29 which is £190.29 more than the Samsung HG55ED670. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an energy efficiency rating of "A", whereas the Samsung HG55ED670 has a rating of "A+".
6 Reasons Against
One less USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Samsung HG55ED670 is one, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Samsung HG55ED670 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas 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.

Does not have a Bluetooth connection Edit
The Samsung HG55ED670 does not have a Bluetooth connection, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has a Bluetooth connection.
Does not have an Ethernet LAN connection Edit
The Samsung HG55ED670 does not have an Ethernet LAN connection, however the Panasonic TX-55CR730 has an Ethernet LAN connection.
Fewer sellers
The Samsung HG55ED670 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Panasonic TX-55CR730 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by six months
The Samsung HG55ED670 is six months older than the Panasonic TX-55CR730.

Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

15 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

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
Electricity cost - switched on £ 112.17
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 114.00

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

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.
0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
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
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
Refresh Rate
1,000Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Shape
 Curved
 Curved
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 100Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
 CMR (Clear Motion Rate)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
138cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Display Technology
 LED
 LED
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
Welcome Message
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Hospitality Home Menu
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in port
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
2
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
3
BEST
2
VGA Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
RJ-12 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Smart Mode
 Energy saving
 Energy saving
Picture in Picture Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture in picture function
On Screen Display
 On screen display
 On screen display
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Auto Power Off
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off
OSD Language
26 27
BEST
LYNK REACH Server Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Logo Display With Time Out Setting (BMP/movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
My Channel Function
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Music Mode Backlight On/off
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Soundbar Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Source Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
LYNK DRM Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Smoovie Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Performance

Memory Card
 SD
 SD
Integrated Card Reader
 Integrated card reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 AVCHD
 TS
 AVC
 VRO
 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
 Teletext function
 Teletext function
Game Mode
 Game mode
 Game mode
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Voice Control
 Voice control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Clock Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Clock function
Stored Teletext Page
1,500 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
Software Clock
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Cloning
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Hospitality Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
External Clock Dimming Control
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
External Clock Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Security Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
LED Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicator
Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

Swivel Angle Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -90 - 90
Swivelling Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Swivelling stand
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Screwed Battery Cover
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Power On Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Power

Typical Power Consumption
188W 70W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.5W 0.3W
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
 A+
BEST
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
112W 37W
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
155kWh 96kWh
BEST
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.25W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
188W 144W
BEST
Energy Saving Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy saving mode

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
Unknown - Click to provide data 64mm
Weight
22.5kg 13.6kg
BEST
Package Weight
31kg 20.6kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
23.5kg 16.5kg
BEST
Depth (with Stand)
248mm 226.5mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
772mm 762.8mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,236mm 1,230.6mm
BEST
Height
727mm 718.4mm
BEST
Width
1,236mm 1,230.6mm
BEST
Packaging Height
843mm 815mm
BEST
Packaging Depth
299mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
1,459mm
BEST
1,470mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1240
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
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