Panasonic TX-32DS500 vs Philips 43PUS6401

Panasonic TX-32DS500
Philips 43PUS6401

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
54kWh lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 44kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 54kWh lower than the Philips 43PUS6401 (98kWh). 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.

12% thinner Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 has a thickness of 69mm, however the Philips 43PUS6401 is a 77mm thick TV (8mm 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-32DS500 is 5.5kg heavy. That's 3.9kg lighter than the Philips 43PUS6401 (9.4kg). 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.

£190 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is £190 cheaper than the Philips 43PUS6401.
Available from 33 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-32DS500 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is "A".
3 Reasons For
11" larger screen size Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has a screen size of 43", but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is only a 32" TV (11" smaller). 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.

Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Philips 43PUS6401 is three, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 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.

Four HDMI ports Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 is a four HDMI port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
35% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 32" TV. That's 11" smaller than the Philips 43PUS6401 (43"). 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.

Only one USB 2.0 port Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is one, but the Philips 43PUS6401 only has three 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.

Two less HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Philips 43PUS6401 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.

One month older
The Panasonic TX-32DS500 is older than the Philips 43PUS6401 by one month.
6 Reasons Against
Significantly higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has an annual energy consumption of 98kWh, whereas the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 44kWh annual energy consumption TV (54kWh 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.

11% thicker Edit
The Philips 43PUS6401 has a thickness of 77mm. That's 8mm thicker than the Panasonic TX-32DS500 (77mm). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
Philips 43PUS6401 is 9.4kg heavy, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is a 5.5kg heavy TV (3.9kg 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 £190
The Philips 43PUS6401 is £190 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-32DS500.
Fewer sellers
The Philips 43PUS6401 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is stocked by 34 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Worse energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Philips 43PUS6401 is "A", whereas the rating of the Panasonic TX-32DS500 is "A+".

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Date Released

9 months Ago 9 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ -
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ -
Electricity cost - switched on £ 107.36
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 109.19
Purchase price £ 399.00
Total cost of ownership £ 508.19
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

No data
0.54T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
32" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1366 x 768
Video Mode
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 Zoom
 Zoom
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 High Contrast
Display Refresh Rate
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
 60 Hz
 50 Hz
 30 Hz
 25 Hz
 24 Hz
BEST
Display Diagonal
80cm 108cm
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-S
 DVB-S2
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-T2
 DVB-C
 DVB-S
 DVB-S2
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Smart TV

Smart TV Features
 Smart TV features
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Google Apps
 Skype
 Google Apps
 Skype
BEST
HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HbbTV
Video App
 YouTube
 YouTube
Interactive TV
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interactive TV
Video On Demand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video on demand
Operating System Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.1 (Lollipop)
Operating System
 Android
 Android
User Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
My Home Screen
 My Home Screen
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio System
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Standard
 Music

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 1
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
 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
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
Audio Input Port for DVI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port for DVI
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
HDCP Security Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP security feature
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 EasyLink
 EasyLink
Audio in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mobile High-Definition Link
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mobile high-definition link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
 Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Common Interface Plus (CI+) Version
1.3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11n
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
 Network browsing

Management Features

On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
 Electronic programme guide
Playback Mode
 Pause
 Pause
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Picture mute (for radio)
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Firmware Upgrade Method
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
 USB
 Network
 Auto upgrade wizard
Programming Period
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 day(s)

Performance

Video Format
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
 WMV
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG1
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MKV
 VC-1
 WMV9
 AVC
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
Ambient Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient light sensor
Hard Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 8GB
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Subtitle Format
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
 SUB
 SRT
 SMI
 TXT
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages 1,000 pages
Picture Processing Technology
 Philips Pixel Plus HD
 Philips Pixel Plus HD
Video Compression Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 3GPP
 M4V
USB Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB recording
Subtitles Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Subtitles function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible
Ambient Lighting
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ambient lighting
Ambient Lighting Type
 2-sided lighting
 2-sided lighting
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 High dynamic range imaging (HDRI)
Teletext Standard
 Hyper-text
 Hyper-text

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Signal Strength Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Signal strength indicator

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 200 x 200
 200 x 200
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Power

Typical Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 67W
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Average Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 67W
Annual Energy Consumption
44kWh
BEST
98kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
69mm
BEST
77mm
Weight
5.5kg
BEST
9.4kg
Package Weight
8kg
BEST
12.3kg
Weight (with Stand)
6.5kg
BEST
9.7kg
Depth (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 204mm
Height (with Stand)
474mm
BEST
623mm
Width (with Stand)
734mm
BEST
968mm
Height
437mm
BEST
576mm
Width
734mm
BEST
968mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 506mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 786mm

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data AAA
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Supported battery

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 35

Technical Details

LED Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED backlight
Power Save Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Light Sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Other Features

Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro, Ultra Resolution, Natural Motion, Pixel Plus Ultra HD
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.3kg
Box Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 786 x 133 x 506
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro Dimming Pro
Ambilight Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built in Ambilight+hue, Ambilight Music, Game Mode, Wall colour adaptive, Lounge mode
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