Panasonic TX-55DS500 vs Samsung UE50JU6800

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Panasonic TX-55DS500
Samsung UE50JU6800

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
5" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a screen size of 55", whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 50" TV (5" 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.

260Hz faster motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has a motion interpolation frequency of 400Hz, but the Samsung UE50JU6800 is only a 140Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (260Hz 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.

A bit lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an annual energy consumption of 121kWh, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 is a 129kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh 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.

Cheaper by £360
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 costs £359.71 less than the Samsung UE50JU6800.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this TV.
7% cheaper to run
Over five years the Panasonic TX-55DS500 only costs £140.63 to run but the Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £150.85 to run (7% more). Read more
Energy efficiency rating is better
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", however the Samsung UE50JU6800 has a rating of "A".
4 Reasons For
Two more USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is a three USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 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 Samsung UE50JU6800 has four HDMI ports, however the Panasonic TX-55DS500 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.

Thinner Edit
Samsung UE50JU6800 is 63.2mm thick. That's 4.8mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 (63.2mm). 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.

Better selling
The Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 121857 by number of sales, however the Panasonic TX-55DS500 ranks No. 149442.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a one USB 2.0 port TV, whereas the Samsung UE50JU6800 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.

Only two HDMI ports Edit
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 has two HDMI ports, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 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.

Thicker Edit
Panasonic TX-55DS500 is 68mm thick. That's 4.8mm thicker than the Samsung UE50JU6800 (63.2mm). 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.

Less popular
The Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 149442 by number of sales in our TVs, however the Samsung UE50JU6800 ranks No. 121857.
8 Reasons Against
5" smaller screen size Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a screen size of 50", whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 55" TV (5" larger). 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.

Hugely slower motion interpolation frequency Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has a motion interpolation frequency of 140Hz, but the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 400Hz motion interpolation frequency TV (260Hz faster). 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.

A bit higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung UE50JU6800 has an annual energy consumption of 129kWh, however the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is a 121kWh annual energy consumption TV (8kWh 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.

More expensive by £360
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is £359.71 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
Less retailers
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Older by nine months
The Samsung UE50JU6800 is nine months older than the Panasonic TX-55DS500.
£10.22 more expensive to run over five years
The Samsung UE50JU6800 costs £150.85 to run which is £10.22 more to run than the Panasonic TX-55DS500 over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung UE50JU6800 is "A", however the rating of the Panasonic TX-55DS500 is "A+".

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

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Date Released

8 months Ago 17 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

No data 1 Year

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 139.41
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.22
Total running cost £ 140.63
Purchase price £ 418.00
Total cost of ownership £ 558.63
Details
Electricity cost - switched on £ 149.02
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 150.85
Purchase price £ 777.71
Total cost of ownership £ 928.56
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.7T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.75T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
55"
BEST
50"
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
BEST
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 127cm
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz
BEST
140Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology
 BMR
 BMR
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 400 cd/m²
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 Mega Contrast
 Mega Contrast
BEST
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 2160p
 1080p
BEST
Screen Format Adjustment
 16:9
 16:9
PQI (Picture Quality Index)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1400
Dynamic Contrast Ratio (marketing Name)
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
 High Contrast
 Mega Contrast
Display Diagonal
139cm
BEST
125cm
Graphics Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
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
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
 Internet browser
Timeshift Feature
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Timeshift feature
App
 Skype
 Skype
BEST
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Screen mirroring

Audio

Built-In Subwoofer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Dolby Technology
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
 Digital Plus
 Digital
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
Audio Decoding Technology
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1
 Dolby Digital Plus
 DTS Premium Sound 5.1

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
RF Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 3
BEST
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2 4
BEST
Consumer Electronics Control
 VIERA Link
 VIERA Link
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 1.3

Networking

WiFi Connection
 WiFi connection
 WiFi connection
Bluetooth Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth connection
WiFi Standard
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11ac
 802.11a
BEST
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi direct connection

Management Features

Sleep Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sleep timer
On/off Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Automatic shut off function
Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Natural
 Game
Upgradeable Firmware
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Upgradeable firmware
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 27

Performance

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Video Format
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
 MP4
 WMV
 AVI
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 PS
 H.265
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
BD Wise Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 BD wise technology
Wide Color Enhancer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide color enhancer
Extended PVR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Extended PVR
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Processor Core
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Social Network Service
 Twitter
 Facebook
 Twitter
 Facebook
Picture Processing Technology
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer
 Samsung Wide Color Enhancer

Design

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

Ergonomics

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

Power

Typical Power Consumption
87W
BEST
93W
Standby Power Consumption
0.2W
BEST
0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
121kWh
BEST
129kWh
AC Input Voltage
 20-24
 20-24
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 226W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
 DLNA certificate

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
68mm 63.2mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.4kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 19.2kg
Package Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 1362 x 748 x 152
Weight (with Stand)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14.5kg
Depth (with Stand)
235mm
BEST
310.5mm
Height (with Stand)
770mm 706.4mm
BEST
Width (with Stand)
1,244mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Height
721mm 654.4mm
BEST
Width
1,244mm 1,128.9mm
BEST
Packaging Height
808mm 748mm
BEST
Packaging Width
1,610mm 1,362mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Desktop Stand
 Desktop stand
 Desktop stand
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Remote Control Type
Unknown - Click to provide data TM1250A
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit
Cable Included
 AC
 AC
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Quick Installation Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick installation guide

Technical Details

Network Streaming Service
 Netflix
 Netflix
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Eco Sensor,Auto Power Off

Other Features

Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Sound Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data DTS Premium Sound 5.1,DTS Studio Sound,Dolby Digital Plus
Multimedia
Unknown - Click to provide data Screen mirroring
Stereo Sound
Unknown - Click to provide data Stereo
Picture Enhancement
Unknown - Click to provide data SUHD Remastering Engine
Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 20
Dimming Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 719.6 x 310.5
Smart TV Applications
Unknown - Click to provide data BBC iPlayer,ITV player,All 4,Demand 5,Netflix,Amazon Prime,built-in UHD content,App store: Samsung App Store,Full internet browser,Facebook,Twitter,Skype,Please note: Apps shown are available or coming soon on all 2015 Smart TV models,Blu-Ray and Home Theatre Players.
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1128.9 x 654.4 x 310.5
Packaging Content
Unknown - Click to provide data Samsung UE50JU6800 Smart Ultra HD 4k 50 LED TV,Remote control,User manual,E manual,AC power cable
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