Panasonic TX-40DS400 vs Samsung DB40E

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Panasonic TX-40DS400
Samsung DB40E

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Smart TV features Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV features, whereas the Samsung DB40E does not support smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Common interface plus Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports common interface plus, however the Samsung DB40E does not support common interface plus.
Common interface connection Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface connection, whereas the Samsung DB40E does not have a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

One more HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a two HDMI port TV, whereas the Samsung DB40E only has one HDMI port. 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.

Lower annual energy consumption Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV. That's 44kWh lower than the Samsung DB40E (111kWh). 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.

£201 cheaper
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 is £200.97 cheaper than the Samsung DB40E.
Superior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+", whereas the rating of the Samsung DB40E is "B".
4 Reasons For
Thinner Edit
The Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV. That's 38.1mm thinner than the Panasonic TX-40DS400 (49.9mm). 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 little lighter Edit
The Samsung DB40E has a weight of 7.5kg, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is an 8kg heavy TV (500g 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.

4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
£11.60 cheaper to run
Over five years the Samsung DB40E only costs £67.14 to run whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 costs £78.74 to run (17% more). Read more

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
38.1mm thicker Edit
The Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a thickness of 88mm, however the Samsung DB40E is a 49.9mm thick TV (38.1mm thinner). 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.

Heavier Edit
Panasonic TX-40DS400 is 8kg heavy. That's 500g heavier than the Samsung DB40E (7.5kg). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 10 sellers sells the Panasonic TX-40DS400, but 14 stores sell the Samsung DB40E. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More expensive to run over five years by 17%
Over five years the running costs of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 are £78.74 which is £11.60 more than the Samsung DB40E. Show assumptions.
8 Reasons Against
Does not support smart TV features Edit
The Samsung DB40E does not support smart TV features, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports smart TV features. Read more

Smart TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not support common interface plus Edit
The Samsung DB40E does not support common interface plus, however the Panasonic TX-40DS400 supports common interface plus.
Does not have a common interface connection Edit
The Samsung DB40E does not have a common interface connection, whereas the Panasonic TX-40DS400 has a common interface connection. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The number of HDMI ports on the Samsung DB40E is one, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 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.

A lot higher annual energy consumption Edit
The Samsung DB40E has an annual energy consumption of 111kWh, but the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is a 67kWh annual energy consumption TV (44kWh 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 £201
The Samsung DB40E is £200.97 more expensive than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Older by seven months
The Samsung DB40E is seven months older than the Panasonic TX-40DS400.
Inferior energy efficiency rating
The energy efficiency rating of the Samsung DB40E is "B", but the rating of the Panasonic TX-40DS400 is "A+".

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Date Released

9 months Ago 17 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 76.91
Electricity cost - standby £ 1.83
Total running cost £ 78.74
Purchase price £ 299.00
Total cost of ownership £ 377.74
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 64.10
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.04
Total running cost £ 67.14
Purchase price £ 499.97
Total cost of ownership £ 567.11
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Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.33T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
40" 40"
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
Typical Contrast Ratio
 5000:1
 5000:1
BEST
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OLED technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
400Hz Unknown - Click to provide data
Response Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 8ms
Display Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 cd/m²
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Display Diagonal
100cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
Unknown - Click to provide data 178°

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
BEST
 Smart TV features
Internet Browser
 Internet browser
Unknown - Click to provide data
HbbTV
 HbbTV
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Mirroring
 Screen mirroring
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

RMS Rated Power
20W 20W
Loudspeaker
2 2
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
 Built-in speaker
Sound Mode
 Speech
 Standard
 Music
 Speech
 Standard
 Music

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus
 Common interface plus
BEST
 Common interface plus
Common Interface Connection
 Common interface connection
BEST
 Common interface connection
Ethernet LAN Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
PC in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC in port
HDMI Port
2
BEST
1
DVI-D 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
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
Network Browsing
 Network browsing
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
 Normal
 True Cinema
 Custom
 Cinema
 Dynamic
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Programme Guide
 Electronic programme guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 CRO
 LAT
 MAC
OSD Language
27 Unknown - Click to provide data

Performance

Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 FLV
 3GP
 MKV
 VOB
 M4V
 TS
 3GPP
 VRO
 MP4
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Local dimming
Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Plug and Play
Stored Teletext Page
1,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
 Adaptive dimming backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

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
48W 40W
BEST
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W
BEST
0.5W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A+
BEST
 A+
Annual Energy Consumption
67kWh
BEST
111kWh
Power Consumption When Switched Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 121W

Certificates

DLNA Certificate
 DLNA certificate
Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Star Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certification
DLNA Specification
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP
 DMS
 DMP
 DMR
 RUI 2.0
 DTCP-IP

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
88mm 49.9mm
BEST
Weight
8kg 7.5kg
BEST
Package Weight
11kg 9.1kg
BEST
Weight (with Stand)
8.5kg Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth (with Stand)
238mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
569mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width (with Stand)
902mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
522mm
BEST
524.7mm
Width
902mm
BEST
906.6mm
Packaging Height
662mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 605mm
Packaging Width
983mm
BEST
1,012mm

Packaging Content

Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cable Included
 RS-232
 RS-232

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
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